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    Notes: Cinnamon, Clove, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Cedar, Other Wood notes, "Greenery", Coffee, Sugar, Tea, Cream, Myrhh, Almond, Spices, some very specific florals-- Still exploring! Blends: Fledgling Raptor Moon, Miskatonic University, Living Flame, The Queen of Hearts, Pais De La Canela, Gypsy, Dorian, Celeste, The Second of the Two Spirits, Harlequin and Columbine, Blue Pumpkin Floss, Midway!

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  1. Deceitfuldescender

    Candy Corn Snake Oil

    This is so baller. Definitely candy corn or a similar high sugar candy (definitely a very pure sort of sugar) though, really smells a lot like candy corn. Snake oil is equally strong to the candy corn bite (which is weird bc when I tested at will call, the candy note was stronger) and has the tings of sharpness fresh snake oil always has on me. However there is enough snake oilyness that makes it clear the vanilla and musk and spices are going to absolutely go famously with the candy corn note. This sounds like a weird combination but is really sort of hypnotic.
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    This is indeed very “green”. Slightly sweetened fresh herbs (some almost minty, pennyroyal maybe?) that do smell sunwarmed (not sure how to explain it except there is some kind of note that is warm without being spicy. It is not resinous I do not think.) I however do not get much, if any, dew. I was hoping for a slightly stronger aquatic. The ti leaf is in there sort of wrapping the herbs up without smothering them. Edges towards cologne but does not tip over the edge into that territory. Pleasant, atmospheric, mood scent. Sort of soothing. I will likely keep my partial.
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    Lucy's Eyes

    Description is spot on, deep dark amber that feels almost spicy (like red hot cinnamon but also no cinnamon all at once? Such a weird sensation) with a touch of blue lilac. Wet the lilac is very recognizable but on dry down it takes a back seat to a very strong willed amber. This is very perfumey from the amber, but if you love amber, this is for you. Only a little floral and for me seems not to be migraine inducing.
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    Hypnotize Me

    On me this is an ultra sharp lavender with another sharp overlaying herbal note (mugwort I assume). On late dry down it softens a little but really this is a less sweet lavender than I generally like. If you enjoy that hard hitting lavender or herbal scents, this might be for you.
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    Impromptu Goat Yoga

    This is unbearably foody on me. The goats milk and marshmallow musk absolutely dominate and make it smell like some sort of insanely sweet creamy baked good. The goats milk is clearly goats milk, and it is musky with a foody background that must be the marshmallow musk. I think if I got the tea or the lavender I could wear this, but apparently I amp the crap outta goats milk. Swaps swaps swaps.
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    Definitely get the crisp breeze, it is not overly cologney. On top is a smidge of the wild rose surrounded by the sage, sugarbush and mugwort. I get zero lavender, very little leaves and zero berry. Nice, sort of atmospheric. Not sure how much I would want to wear it. Ill try again before swaps
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    Vampire Tween

    So it seems like my skin sort of eats this. But when I seem to get it’s a very delicate cotton candy and buttercream scent with what I suppose is blood musk (in the same vein as, but different than, red musk.) Red musk does not work on me well most of the time but this stays nicely tame under the sweeter elements. I can see a tinge is strawberry maybe, but strawberry is really faint if in there at all for me. I think the vanilla blends into the frosting. I am also not sure I get the lavender. It is quite nice though and I don’t personally find it busy on me like the previous poster. Nice enough to keep my partial, scratches a not quite foody itch.
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    A Look of Peace

    This is almost exclusively rosewood (not rose, a soft, not amping, so far not migrainey rose-ish note) backed by a very tame and not super dry sandalwood. I don't know what palo santo smells like, and I can barely detect the lavender at all. I loved this scent at will call and tbh I am still pretty keen on it. It is definitely a ~mood~ scent and not for daily wear I think, but "divine stillness" is a pretty good encapsulator. It is very calm, very peaceful. No riotous notes shoving each other around. If you want to like rose but cannot normally make it work for you, give this a whirl. edit I looked it up, palo santo can be incencesy and that is somewhere around the same level as the lavender far in the backdrop. There is a slight touch of incense.
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    Caramel Apple Snake Oil

    So the snake oil fresh is sharp on me (it generally always is) and hopefully it smooths out with ageing as snake oil is apt to do. However, laid over it is exactly perfect caramel apple. Like really. Fresh apple and sweet (but not overly sweet) caramel. Honestly I'm not even sure this is very foody. Like it is sweet but not tooth achingly sweet. A little confusing, totally wonderful. I cannot wait to see how the caramel apple lays over aged snake oil.
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    Unf, so glad I took a chance on this. Whatever reads as cumin to others reads more like cinnamon to me. It is the same one as in one of my favorite oils, Pais de la Canela. So this is basically the desert version (normal version is like tropical jungle). I get a dry heat (sandalwood?) on which sweetgrasses touched with sage dance upon...and then just a sprinkle of this non foody cinnamon. I really enjoy this and it is unlike anything else I have. Exactly like a desert Pais de la Canela.
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    So frustrating because on paper it looks like it should work on me, but my evil skin chemistry messes it all up. This comes through as a cologne with a citrus topper. Faint salt mixed with what I assume is ouhd. No rose, and not sure the other notes are peeking through for me either. So cologne. in the bottle this is beautiful and I may keep for scent locket. It is algae (a sort of sweet and Savory greenery) peppered with a little salty water, some citrus and non foody sweetness that sort of rounds our the scent. Like really lovely. It is just my stupid chemistry. if you are a fan of non traditional aquatics give it a try.
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    Switch Witch Halloween 2019

    Idk if I have any other wishlists, I will look. These of course are just to give you and idea of the kinds of things I like, please do not drop $100s on an item here, heh. https://www.etsy.com/people/deceitfuldescender?ref=hdr_user_menu-fav&tab=items 9/18/19 Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ I checked ingredients and everything seems to have sulfates in them so I will take a pass please. Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? Sadly I do not do horror anymore since having kids. I am a big ol’ wussie. I would not mind nonscary Halloween movies (I have zero). Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? Toys/stuffies, useful stuff like house/kitchen/bathroom cloths, cozies, little bags, anything else that could serve a purpose. Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Odyssey shawl (I have exactly zero shawls), and any kind of little stuffies. How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? I do not mind at all. I AM incredibly bed bug paranoid so yes please to thoroughly cleaned. 9/20/19 I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? I own zero makeup. I do not know how to apply makeup that is not theater makeup or moulage. If you can include things with which to apply said makeup (I have no tools) and some basic instructions, sure! Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? They HAVE to be for sensitive skin and cannot contain any non natural sulfates. Harsh soap stuff makes me have eczema. I am open however. All I currently use is LUSH and Cetaphil. Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? Idk, I cannot even find those. I like longer shirts, they need to be like 16 becUse I have huge 36JJ breasts. Pants or shorts or skirts are like between 12/14. What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) · animal rescue - honestly the thing I would like most for na animal rescue gift is volunteering to do something with the animal(s). · turtles - turtles are cute. Yah totes. · inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) - is it food? Can I eat it? Then yep. I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? Jewelry maybe? Honey, I love honey from all over. Teas maybe? Stuff unique to the area, like artisan ceramics or pottery, stuff like that. Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. Bento box maybe, do machine washable or at least EASILY hand washable exist? I love Japanese gummy candy (esp honeydew flavored), almond and chocolate pocky, and am strangely intrigued by sweet potato or chestnut kit kats. 9/22/19 Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? I never turn down a good lip care item (scrub, moisturizer, gloss). Also stuff for dry feet or hands. Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? They have these almond butter pb cups that are really good. I prefer very artisan teas so I would stick to that. Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? Uhhhhh define sustainable in regards to this. I use dish cloths and can never get enough of those. Tea steeper. Sponge holder. Spoon rest. 9/23/19 Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? I ordered partial bottles or decants of pretty much everything I longed for, but if any need to be upgraded to bottles, etc, I will update. Would you like anything from Lush? Hmmm Lush is my most used bath/body/skincare. I use stuff for sensitive/acne prone/combo skin for face, and stuff for really dry sad skin everywhere else. Never tried their haircare. Things I am curious about, twilight shower jelly, lip scrubs and balms. Eta I currently use tea tree toner, herbalism cleanser, and vanishing face cream. 9/26/19 Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? Not sure what “this way” is but I have a weird honey obsession, and I love Tarot decks (I read but more for collecting). If we are talking about more general things I feel strongly about birth autonomy, adequate breastfeeding support, and attachment parenting. Kickstarter (and similar): Any thoughts, witches? I love Kickstarter, I have only had one or two that never fulfilled. I am ADDICTED to Kickstarter tarot decks. But baby stuff, food stuff, new tech, almost anything other than music or movie kickstarters, I really enjoy them. 9/28/19 Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? Etsy is at the start of this blog, I do not know if I really have any others tbh. Even my bpal wishlist is out of date. And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Wrist 6.75”-7” (I have tiny wrists) or a little larger if a looser style is what the bracelet goes for. I generally wear like 18”-22” necklaces. Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? Mocha Chai, Sticky Chai, Nearly Nirvana, Rainbow Chai (this looks especially interesting), Birthday Cake, Pumpkin Spice, Enchanted Narnia. Realistically I would try anything without Licorice (it makes me very sick) and especially their Chais. Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any? What colors?? Wash cloths would be good. Hand towels honestly would be an even bigger blessing if doable (just longer washcloths heh). Greens and/or blues. Purples and pinks also okay. is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 9/29/19 There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks? Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)? New or used? Yes, yes, yes. I collect them, I DO use the, but also adore them for art. New or used is fine, though I would need to cleanse off the used ones. Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? 9/30/19 do you have a favourite saying or quote? “Never give up, never surrender.” How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I used to love spicy foods, but since having kids, I cannot handle much. How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? Unless they come with coloring implements, maybe? 10/1/19 A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable? (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.) Any fiber issues? Yes, crochet is fine. Must be soft ass fiber. I have sensory issues with rough, itchy etc stuff. About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! I have either half bottles or decants coming of pretty much everything I am looking for but a Look of Peace and Song to Autumn I was amazing and I would probably take more of that. Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy? Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y? And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) Mead (!!!!) and ciders and liquors. Not really beer, whiskies, etc. 10/2/19 Nail Polish: Do you need or want some? If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I suck at nails. Straight up. Does anyone else do nail wraps? Not for me. What about postcards? Sure. Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? No thanks, NA seems to not work on my skin. How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. Hell yeah. 10/3/19 I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip. Are any of these relevant to you or your household? Poundcaks, cookies, bars for me. GODS YES caramel. Shortbread sweet if you wanted to appease my husbeast. Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? Yassssss. Just yes. Would you wear any of these? Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? Spoon rest, work out sweat towel, chip clips. What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? Almond butter cups. 10/4/19 How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute? Elegantly modern? Totally Traditional? Cute prolly. 10/6/19 So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes. Is this relevant to any witchees? Pass, I am not for pickles. How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain? Do you dress up? Would you like something for your costume? And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? We take out yon chillins. No socks please. 10/7/19 Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? Honestly a lot. No liquorice. I enjoy most black teas, a lot of herbal teas but few very fruity teas unless they are intended to be drank cold. I enjoy dessert style teas. Not overly fond of green tea and do not understand matcha at all. I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? No thank you, no where to wear them. I do think they are pretty though. And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in? https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) This is done now, so not applicable. 10/8/19 How do you feel about enamel pins? Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent? Indifferent. I would probably find a use but do not long for them. Except maybe... disney ones and fandom ones, yeah I guess I like those. 10/10/19 what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? XL usually (46” bust) but must be scoop or v neck, cannot be crew cut, they squish the bobbles. 10/11/2019 OCTOBER LUNACY! I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? I am good. also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Would you be interested in any? If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet? Any preferred styles of beads? Oh yes! Bracelets or necklaces, I do not wear earrings. My wrist is 6.75”-7.25” comfort wise. They are tiny wrists. Maybe err towards 7”. I like 18”-22” necklaces. 10/13/19 If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? I prefer volunteering to strictly donating, but no I have no preference. 10/15/19 What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? Prolly nerds. Or those caramel apple lollis. I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? The lip scrubs look nice. 10/18/19 If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves? I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you. Yessssss, and yes, and also yes.
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    FORMULA FFSM4: Captain

    First on this is LEATHER, but with some dry down it becomes a fairly balanced blend of vanilla and leather, touched with the cedar and sarsaparilla. It does not smell like rootbeer, it is not foody, leans masculine but could be worn comfortably by either gender I think. I like this more than I expected.
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    FORMULA SGHAN3: Birthday Cake

    I am going to test this again, but I end up in jensdays camp. This come across related to Zorya P indeed. Stronger florals (but NOT screechy white florals that give me a headache) with a cream cheese, strongly vanilla frosting taking the place of the sheer vanilla from Zorya P. It is a pleasant, but I think I would like it better if the frosting read as buttercream frosting, so it did not have the cream cheese tang. I like, but do not LOVE this, so I am undecided if it will stay. Another test will hopefully clear this up.
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    FORMULA FFSIS4: Brothel

    This is lovely. I was afraid of the incenses and sandalwood but everything is kept in check here. Perfectly blended on dry down to become one cohesive scent that is equal measures slightly seductive and wholly comforting- exactly how a companion of Inara’s standard would keep where she lived and worked. This goes no where near churchy and is not dry- in fact it reads as rich and sort of sweet. While it is very nice on me, it could be intoxicating on the right woman. To me this reads as feminine.