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About ModderRhu

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 05/26/1987


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    Long Island
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    Bloody Mary & Boo!
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    i love foody things. lovelovelove.actually, my top 10 changes so often it makes my head spin! i have favorites in all of the scent families. an actual, thought-out list of favorites can be found in the link in my signature.

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  1. ModderRhu

    Baby’s First Ballista

    I expected this would be a nice vanilla foodie balanced by oak, and it is in the bottle. On my skin is a different story. It’s pretty much pure oak on my skin without a hint of vanilla or cookie. I think I’ll let this age to see if that helps the issue, or try it in a scent locket. This does last a long time on my skin. I might try layering it with Metal Twins on top, since that one is pretty much pure vanilla on me.
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    Metal Twins

    I expected that this would be pretty similar to Aoede, Melete, Mneme, and to my nose it is. It’s a lot less complex and doesn’t last as long, though For the first while this is on my skin, it’s kind of like slightly creamy vanilla extract. Really simple. After at least an hour, the custardyness comes out a lot more. It’s not a love, but it’s a like. This would be good for layering.
  3. ModderRhu

    Lilith vs. the Giant Crab

    I *cannot* believe I haven’t reviewed this one. I couldn’t even tell you how many bottles of this I’ve gone through. Yes, it’s a lot like American Cream from Lush. Yes, also orange dreamsicle. To me, though, this smells like taking a sunwarmed creamy citrus bubble bath in a magical tide pool. It’s salty, sparkling, comforting, and enveloping. The sandalwood and ambergris in this blend are exquisite. This is just such a treasure.
  4. ModderRhu

    Dignified. Elegant. Sophisticated.

    Love love love this one It’s that classic Dubble Bubble smell + Snake Oil. Amazing. Lasts forever, too!
  5. ModderRhu

    Baby’s First Con Panel

    Salty chocolate plus a slight laundry or linen note. What’s not to like??
  6. ModderRhu

    Lilith Victoria

    It feels wrong that I’ve never reviewed this once, since it’s probably on my list of top 20 bpals and definitely my favorite lavender from them so far. This is calming, herbal, musky lavender Snake Oil perfection. I’ve gone through several bottles. You don’t see a lot of fennel in bpal blends and I’m a huge fan so it’s very welcome here. If you’re like me and you love Snake Oil, herby lavender, and fennel, track yourself down a bottle of this. You won’t be disappointed.
  7. ModderRhu

    Aoede, Melete, Mneme

    If you like uber-buttery buttercream scents, this is for you. I also get a slight strawberry note even though there isn’t one listed. The sandalwood isn’t very obvious, but the slight saltiness from the caramel adds a nice balance. I bet aging will bring out the sandalwood more and take down the mega cream just a tad. Something in this (same with Metal Twins) reminds me of Boo + popcorn. This is wayyyy stronger and longer lasting than Metal Twins, though. I like it!!
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    This smells beautiful and highly wearable in the bottle. Unfortunately, once it hit my skin something in this blend (I suspect the honey dust 😒) turns maple-syrupy. Such a shame. I love foodies, but don’t like to smell like maple syrup. There is a really nice, slightly suede-y note trying to fight through the maple syrup. I wish I got more of the lavender and white patchouli in my skin. I bet aging will fix this issue, so I’ll try to remember to report back!
  9. ModderRhu

    Rattlecans and Sliders

    This is so nice. I might need a backup or several. I definitely smell each of the notes. I was worried I wouldn’t smell the fog machine note, but I definitely do. It’s amazing. Kind of like ethereal, slightly ozonic smoke; fog if you will This is gonna sound weird, but it reminds me of the smell of a fountain or of the holy water fonts at a Catholic church mixed with barely there smoke. The fog adds a layer of intrigue to an already yummy-yet-wearable foodie scent. Somehow, the foodie side reminds me of Infernal Lover (no red musk version), which has always reminded me of strawberry cake a little. It’s smooth, creamy and rich with that slight salt note that all the best desserts have. Yum
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    Two Frames

    Two Frames smells like super herby lavender in the bottle, but don’t let that scare you. It melts into a lovely, creamy gourmand on the skin. If you’re a fan of TKO, this is likely a safe blind buy for you.
  11. ModderRhu

    Between Classes

    This smells like a fancy aroma therapeutic bubble bath. It’s very comforting. Knocked me out for over 3 hours when I wore it I didn’t intend to sleep that long! I will definitely use this as a bedtime scent!
  12. ModderRhu

    Sugar Cookie

    this is for the 2011 version. it smells so good in the bottle like snickerdoodle cookie dough, but on my skin it’s pure cinnamon my skin always does this with cinnamon!! so frustrating.
  13. ModderRhu

    2020 Aesthetic

    beautiful! like a tart raspberry coulis!
  14. ModderRhu

    International Shipping Info+Questions

    Hi, I don't know if this is the right place for this but here goes. I browsed around and searched the forum for a guide on how to sell, but I came up short. I want to start selling some of my unloved BPAL. I've done a lot of buying (since 2010) on the forums and ebay, but never selling. I'd like to stay away from eBay for now as it seems sketchy. I was wondering how the process works. I visited the post office to ask about shipping small 5 ml bottles of perfume and first the guy working there told me it's illegal to ship perfume. Then when I told him I had perfume shipped to me all the time he asked in the back and they said it was fine as long as it's ground shipping. When I asked how much shipping ~three 5ml bottles would be, he said he wouldn't be able to tell me until I had the package ready. He also said he wouldn't be able to tell me the price of insurance (should I need it) beforehand. So...how do you know how much to charge someone for shipping and/or insurance? I don't think I'm going to need insurance often, but I'd just like to know. Also, what kind of paypal account do you need to have and how do you go about setting that up? How do you get a click and ship number? Tracking number? Lastly, I have a rough idea of what supplies I will need since I have bought so much from the forum, but any information on that would be awesome too. If there's a guide somewhere that covers all this info, please let me know! Thank you so much for reading!
  15. ModderRhu

    Hot, arid scents

    goblin (and to a lesser extent, tiki king), morocco, wooden mallets. hasty post, sorry! on my way somewhere