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ajansuz

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  • Birthday 07/07/1970

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    Shub Niggurath, Lyonesse, Tombeur, Geld, and The Infernal Lover. My favorite florals are rose, violet, and heliotrope. I also love amber, honey, and vanilla notes and just about anything spicy or leather.

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  1. ajansuz

    Knecht Ruprecht

    2019 version: In the bottle: Fir trees, snow, an underlying sweetness that's a touch fruity but hard to read as any particular kind of fruit for me. Wet: Strong, strong Christmas trees and apples. It's nice, but it's also a punch in the nostrils. I am shocked at how strongly this smells like a freshly cut fir tree. Dry: It's really lovely. The evergreen tames down and shares the stage with apple and something a bit soft and holiday cookie-like without being actually straight up foodie. Dry on me this is a skin scent. I'm enjoying wearing it in late July. It feels like a welcome, refreshing breath of winter. There's also just a hint of menthol, but not in an unpleasant, medicinal way. There's also something a touch waxy like myrtle. Weird? But not bad. I like this scent a lot. It's not as awesome as The Most Magnificent Christmas Tree, but it's up there.
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    Berzerker

    In the vial it's sharp evergreen with animal musk and a tinge of blood. I am not to sure about how it will play with my skin chemistry. Blood notes on me are typically a little too real and not in a sexy or nice way. Wet, it's the poplar that comes up on me way more than juniper. It's a rather dry, wood scent. The leather is the leather in Sade, and it amps quite a bit. Thankfully, the blood does not amp on me for once, and the musk isn't overpowering. This stays a skin scent throughout. I get almost no throw. After a few hours, it's a hint of forest and nothing more. I like it, but I have other similar scents I like more.
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    Artificier

    I really love how many of the new RPG scents represent the classes so well. The minute you open the vial, it's steampunk genius, sparks, gears, and a fine metal oil. It excited the brain! Wet I get exactly what I hoped for from this scent. I smell like a busy gnome in the middle of a metallurgy project with a hint of aquatic in the background. On the dry down this is a bit more feminine on me than unisex. It's softer than I expected and still lovely. The oil tames down but never too much. This lasts for several hours with a low throw. I want to layer this with Gnome and maybe Good. I think they'd play really nicely together.
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    Sorcerer

    Man, this is pure magic to me. In the imp, it was delicious, wild incense swirling with orange. My skin loved dragon's blood and vice versa. It smells so heady on me. Usually the lab's lavender note is kind of awful on my skin, like gym socks. Thankfully, it does not do that here. It is a lot more true floral and plays really nicely with the orange, to the point I'm considering trying to make a tea blend with notes of each. I bet it would taste delightful. Lots of throw. On the dry down, it's swirling incense and soft amber. Gosh, this is gorgeous. Some of the RPG perfumes are really great class interpretations, This is one of those for sure.
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    Assassin

    In the vial, I can smell the pitch and something sweet and sensual. I don't get any leather from this at all, not in the vial, wet, or dry. Wet the sweetness amps up. It reminds me of a few of the "poison" notes from some of the Rappaccini's Garden collection. No pitch now. On my skin this is very feminine and perfumey. It's beautiful, and I love it, but it doesn't play as unisex on my skin at all. It's surprisingly sophisticated for something designed to layer. I'm not sure I would even try. It has low throw but long lasting power.
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    Psionicist

    I was worried this wouldn't work for me since in general, I don't like eucalyptus on me--too medicinal--and mint usually fades very quickly. Frankincense also tends to go sweet on me in a way I find cloying. I am a gamer, though, and so I have been a total sucker for trying all of the RPG scents. In the vial this is truly a scent interpretation of psionic energy, crackling and cool. Wow, does it zing! When it's first on my skin, it's like being hit with a refreshing blast of electric cool aquatics. To me, this is the perfect summer scent. The eucalyptus is not forward at all. It provides just a tingly hint of backdrop for watery musk, and the mint is lively. Maybe white frankincense is different enough from the lab's usual type not to do that cloying thing, because there's no hint of it here. It dries gorgeous, not morphing much on me from the wet phase and not really fading much, either. For all of its zing, it has low throw but long staying power. I'm very glad I ignored my general dislike of some of the notes, because it works so well for my chemistry. Can't wait to try layering it with some of the alignment scents and see how it plays with them.
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    Wer Opfer Heut Zu Bringen Scheut

    In the bottle, the crushed grass and woods come through strongly. I get a small hint of the nuts, but not at all strong or overpowering. Wet I really amp the crushed grass. The woods are all blended so well that at least for me it's impossible to tell one from the other. It's a very deep green, powerful scent. I don't smell the nuttiness on my skin at all. Even dry, the green, crushed grass scent stays strong on me, and I LOVE it. This goes a bit sweet on me, almost like something with amber, and I have no idea which sap or tree is doing that. The throw is medium. It lasts for hours and hours. Lately I've been pulled toward these sharply vegetative scents, and the lab has rewarded me with some gorgeous ones to love. Of the three I bought for the Hexennacht update for 2020, this one is by far my favorite. I seriously wish I had bought two bottles.
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    Hexennacht (2005, 2016, 2019)

    2020 In the bottle it's really herbal and musky. Wet on my skin I get what seems to me like lemon verbena. There's something citrusy but not sour or loud the way actual lemon is on me. It's salty in the way a Gose is salty, that kind of salt sour tang. I get fir needles, but really it's so well blended that it's hard to pick out any one distinct note for me. After many hours of dry down, it is still going strong, an herbal, salty musk with a hint of something lemony. I love it. It's a nature scent with some sophistication to it that goes beyond, rolled around on a forest floor. Not that I don't also like those types of scents. It's just that this one is actually work appropriate, too!
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    Verteilt Euch, Wackre Männer, Hier

    In the bottle, this is very much an herbal forest floor, the sort you find in damp and ancient places. There is also something of a hay note to this, even though it isn't listed. I suspect it's the moss playing with one of the woods. Wet at first it is extremely herbal with more of that hay note, similar to what I could smell in Brood XIX which has aged really nicely. Unfortunately, two things. My skin positively eats this. It doesn't really last even a full hour before drying down to something subtle on my skin, and secondly, I am also a moss amper, so it winds up smelling like single note moss before disappearing. Still very lovely, and I don't regret the purchase.
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    Kabuki

    In the vial this is all cherry all the live long day. Bright and happy. Very sweet. Wet it's cherry, a suggestion of almond, and strong red musk. I love red musk, but holy wow is this, "I HERD U LIEK MUSK. HAVE SUM MUSK!" In the crook of my arm on the dry down the anise comes out strong and licorice-y. My wrist is metaphysical shop incense. I actually like this a lot. Decent throw, long lasting. Just be prepared for the musk!
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    The Jersey Devil

    I've been traipsing through the seasons with my frimps this time. Whereas Jack was Autumn distilled in a vial, this is early winter. You can really smell the pine and cranberry in the imp with something a bit astringent. It has a very chilly feeling to it. Makes my nose think of crisp winter days. Wet at first it was truly lovely, pine, blackberry, cranberry. Crisp and astringent. Woodsy and clean. However, as it began to dry down, something very waxy and fake holiday candle lifted up in this strong enough to give me a headache. The throw was screechy to the point I had to wash it off. Think I'll keep this one around as a winter room scent. I wish it had played nicer with my skin.
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    The Blood Red Window Panes Hair Gloss

    Not sure why I never reviewed this when I bought it. It has aged super well. It is naughty. It is smoky, debauched red. I get a lot of tobacco and oud from this. Pretty wicked throw, too. I do better with all of the hair glosses spraying my hands and then rubbing them onto my hair, or I wind up looking like an oil slick. As a bonus, I have found the hair gloss is nice for making your elbows soft. (And smell great!) Every time I have worn this, people around me have mentioned smelling smoke. Specifically wood smoke. It really does take on that quality in my hair.
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    Horn of Plenty

    I received this as a frimp. In the vial, it's almond, cherry vanilla goodness. Wet on my skin, it is driving me insane. There is something here that is SO familiar, but I can't put my finger on it, maybe like a toy from childhood, or something like that. The cherry is even stronger, as is the vanilla. I think I'm getting amber and for a hot minute something very green and sappy. That doesn't last for long. After drying, this is so nice on my skin. Cherry almond. The vanilla is the creamy vanilla from Golden Priapus. It stays very sweet. It's a comforting skin scent that makes me want to hug myself. In staying at home, I'm not out trying to make money, so I can't really say how effective it will be for that. It does make me feel good. I may have to do a bottle of this.
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    Kathmandu

    In the imp, it's spiced incense with pretty strong cedar and a hint of sandalwood. Wet, I had really high hopes for this. It was such a swirl of spices, like a warm trade wind across an open spice market. Unfortunately, as it dried, I got the menthol a lot of people mentioned. The wood went more to pine, very similar to the note in Golden Priapus, but instead of mellowing or softening like that does, it gets higher and sharper. After a couple of hours, I smelled like spicy wood shavings and Vicks vapor rub. Think I'll just do this one as a room scent.
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    Jack

    In the imp, it's buttery, spicy pumpkin with bright peach. Wet, the peach really stands out from a distance, but closer to the skin, pumpkin and clove take over. This is so glorious! It's like a boozy autumn drink that has me wishing fall was here right now instead of several months away. It dried down to sweet, peachy pumpkin. Medium throw, long lasting. This will be a go to scent for me when the weather turns. All day yesterday, my husband kept pulling me in for snuggles and saying, "Mmmmm," every time. Definitely a keeper.
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