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    GOOD NOTES: Amber, apple, black musk, blood musk, brown musk, cacao, currant, dragon's blood, fig, fur, ginger, green musk, hay, hemp, herbs, honey, incense, mahogany, mallow, oakmoss, oudh, patchouli, plum, pomegranate, red musk, resins, skin musk, saffron, tea, terebinth pine, tobacco, tonka, vanilla, woods | BAD NOTES: Aquatics, butter, caramel, hazelnut, jasmine, lemon, linen, milk, neroli, orange, ozone, parchment, pepper, pumpkin, rose, rum, salt, VETIVER!, wine


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  1. Ranger is my favorite forest scent. In my review I said something like, "this is a man in an old leather jacket standing in the middle of the woods on an autumn morning."
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    Creeper Dragon

    It's only been on a couple of minutes and my skin is infamous for morphing scents, but so far, Creeper Dragon is outrageously sexy. I breathed in long and deep and actually moaned. Mostly dragon's blood, then green leather, with just the barest hints of red musk and honey to really amp up the sexiness. This is so good. This is making out up against a brick wall in the alley outside of a goth club with the heavy music still throbbing in your ears.
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    Sell me on patchouli?

    For GC (General Catalogue), I'd recommend Sin and Snake Oil. Both are definite patchouli blends, but not the dirty-hippie kind of patchouli. If/when you get into LEs (Limited Edition), try Laughter of Loki, my absolute favorite patchouli blend. It's what patchouli should smell like.
  4. Any good BPAL equivalent for BPTP's Exotic Bazaar atmo?
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    Have there ever been any Bee themed Scents?

    Definitely try Paduan Killer Swarm. I'm not sure if this is one of those power of suggestion things, but it actually smells like bees.
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    Hal is not at all what I had expected. I wanted dry, woody, sweet warmth. Instead, I got a face full of jasmine. Jasmine, jasmine, jasmine, jasmine, and some more jasmine. I did eventually get a whiff of the blackened honey, but that was about it. No saffron, no vanilla, no cedar, no hay. If you like New Orleans, you will like Hal. But if you were hoping the jasmine would be a background note, you probably won't.
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    Recs for Role-Playing Games (RPG), LARP and Cosplay

    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! Definitely have to try this! Smashed stone could work for the goblin mountain, Grixis has grey skin, and the blood, well... he's always covered in blood. ETA: Reviews say vetiver. Nooooooooooo! Sadly, vetiver is my doomiest of doom notes, and sort of makes me want to throw up. Ooh, I wish I still had some Reptoid Dominion. That would be perfect for all the dinosaur pheromones he's probably got all over him!
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    Recs for Role-Playing Games (RPG), LARP and Cosplay

    A thread like this exists? Hooray! Maybe you lovely people can help me find a scent for my D&D character! He is a goblin by the name of Grixis Geargrinder, The Chosen One, The King of the Goblin Mountain, the Creator of Realms, the Tamer of Beasts, the Wielder of Magic and the Master of Illusion, and probably more titles I'm forgetting about right now (he has more than Daenerys Targaryen). He is a rogue illusionist, and way way way chaotic. He has a castle made entirely of ruby, atop a mountain inhabited, within and without, by goblins who have finally accepted him as their king; he also created (well, more like discovered) a realm within mirrors that only goblins can access. He is obsessed with dinosaurs and has two dinosaur familiars, a velociraptor named Grumkin and a pterodactyl named Snark. He is infamous for smearing blood across his cheeks like war paint, and for dropping his pants to remind his friends that HE'S A BOY (since I myself am actually a girl, they often refer to Grixis as a she). Sadly, the RPG series does not (yet? poke poke Lab) have a Goblin. And the other Goblin does not at all smell like what a goblin should smell like. Not that I want something completely realistic, because it would probably smell like poop and blood and raw meat, but something at least symbolically goblinesque would be nice. I'm thinking perhaps Creature Feature as a "natural goblin skin" base. Chaotic should probably be one ingredient, but I don't think Rogue or Mage will work for him; Rogue because he doesn't wear leather, and Mage because it's way too pretty. Any other suggestions? ETA: This is my 1337th post.
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    The Laughter of Loki

    I bought a bottle blind, because it sounded interesting, I was making an order anyway, and, well, Loki. I've not had much success with blind buys in the past, so while I was hoping I'd like it, I wasn't expecting an out-of-the-park hit. Well, that's what I got. The Laughter of Loki is what patchouli should smell like. I can't distinguish a single other note in this blend; they all swirl together seamlessly to create something singularly beautiful. It's gritty, musky, sweet, and green in all the right amounts. It's outdoorsy without smelling like a forest, and it's pretty without smelling like perfume. It's balanced right between masculine and feminine. It smells good in the bottle, but it truly blooms on my skin and keeps getting better and better the longer I have it on. After a couple of wears I realized this was going to be a favorite. I actually tried not to love it so much just because I didn't want to decide what to kick out of my top five to make room for it (yes, these things are important to me). But I failed miserably, and now consider it my #3. Try this blend if you like patchouli but not dirty patchouli, green but not astringent, sweet but not foody. Try it if you don't like smelling girly, but you don't want to smell quite like a dude, either. Try it if Tom Hiddleston makes you weak in the knees, because this is sexy and mischievous enough to evoke his impish Loki grin. Try it if you don't fall into any of those categories, because it's just damned gorgeous!
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    Beachy, Tropical Scents

    Pele. Pele, Pele, Pele. I first tried it a few months after a trip to Maui and I was stunned at how precisely it smelled like Hawaii. Seriously, that is what the air in Maui smells like. It's ridiculous.
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    Voyeuristic Monkey

    Rather reminiscent of Banshee Beat to my nose. The brown musk and honey make the patchouli dusty and sweet in the same way that hemp and vanilla do in Banshee Beat. If you like Banshee Beat, you will probably like Voyeuristic Monkey. There's also something a little bright and a little juicy that brings Urd to mind, though it's fading as time goes on. This is definitely a hippie scent, that's for sure!
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    Dreadful Lies v5

    I am terrible at blindly picking out notes. I would agree with the others in that there's some kind of sweet resin, a faint spiciness, and a bit of bitter cranberry. But what it really smells like is body lotion—specifically, the St. Ives Healthy Brilliance body lotion I used five years ago. The resemblance is so strong it was like a smack in the face!
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    Can't believe no one has mentioned Ranger yet: Buckskin accord with Terebinth pine, Russian birch, black ironwood, elder bark, hay, armoise, juniper, patchouli, galangal root, Spanish moss, and cabreuva. It gave me a strong mental image of standing in the middle of a forest wearing a well-worn and softened leather jacket. Odin is a nice woodsy blend as well: His scent is dry elm bark, amaranth, warrior’s musk, and Odin’s Nine Herbs of Power.
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    Chocolate and Cocoa, in every combination possible

    Yep, I get the same thing. As far as I can tell, chocolate notes go scratch-n-sniff stickers on me (with the exception of WILF, in which the chocolate is nearly unnoticeable to my nose), but cocoa and cacao are great. As others have said, it's probably just a skin chemistry issue.
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    Ginger scents & the different types of ginger notes

    Question for anyone who has tried both Entangled and Paduan Killer Swarm: how similar are they? I passed on Entangled in my decant circle because even though they don't share many notes, the description reminded me a lot of how Paduan Killer Swarm smells on me. I'm kind of regretting it now, though.