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    This was some seriously pink bubblegum perfume in the imp, and immediately on my skin it was SUPER bubble gum and I thought I might have to scrub it off. But, a few minutes in and it's LOVELY. A more complex bubble gum with that womanly perfume and a little spice. Very naughty and unexpectedly sexy. Sometimes, though, when I take a deep sniff of it I get big, orange carrots and I'm not sure what that's about. Love it more than expected, that's for sure.
  2. Ha! My mom has declared every perfume oil I've held out for her "powdery." Embalming Fluid is the only one she's approved of. No wonder: White Tea and Ginger is her favorite B&BW. They still sell it, by the way. New request: my favorite B&BW ever is the delicious and discontinued (and now priced higher than a bottle of BPAL) Sunset Mango from the awesome Temptations collection. Mango seems to be a pretty rare note here, but is there anything from BPAL that is very mango-y? I wonder if Ushi is hard to get ahold of? I went halfsies on a bottle with my bestie and she ended up loving it so I felt bad taking my half and let her keep it. It was VERY mango but in a grown up, sexy perfumey way. Red musk, crushed tomatoes, mango, and fig.
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    Raven Moon

    I am horrible at Lunacy cutoffs and always miss ones I want, and this was no exception. Thankfully, I saw a 2009 bottle up for cheap in a sale so I snagged it just so I could experience this one for myself. In the bottle, I get heavy dark patchouli and I'm reminded a lot of Banshee Beat. Once I put it on, I get a big smack of baby powder which I wasn't expecting, and that's normally a turn off for me but I think this is keeping it from going too dark on me. The spices are wonderful, I really enjoy the nutmeg and I wish there was just a liiiittle more chili. The baby powder fades and the smoky vanilla comes out as it dries. Whoa. This is WAY sexier than I imagined!
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    YUM, this one is the best of the three Pandora scents. It's my favorite kind of foody - the one where it is sweet and rich and you want to eat it, but there are support notes that make it a foody PERFUME. It does turn very fruity for a while because of the apricot, but the pink pepper and honey are magical additions. What's amazing to me is orange blossom is usually an overpowering, cloying scent on me and it was mellow the whole time.
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    Not what I was expecting! I get a lot of sweet ocean aquatic and honey - it's very clean and fresh smelling, though, and the nectarine notes are very playful on the drydown.
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    The jasmine does what it loves to do and overpowered this whole scent for me. I loved the other notes and wish they could stand on their own in a blend someday!
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    This scent fits so well for Norman, but not so well for me unfortunately. The pine needle dominates this scent on my skin, and I feel a bit too much like an air freshener, although there is a bit of the milk note, too. I really do wish I could smell what the ectoplasm was supposed to be!
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    This is mostly beer and dandelions wet. And eventually just dandelions. Interesting, but not really what I imagined from a Roadhouse. Maybe I watch too much Supernatural?
  9. Just a heads up, some CnS packages (seems to be the June 3rd CnS packages) were mis-scanned at origin by the USPS. They were supposed to be accepted by the post office, but instead were accidentally marked as DELIVERED in North Hollywood. I received mine safely and soundly, however the tracking information will not update past DELIVERED in North Hollywood.
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    Very soft, almost couldn't smell it in the vial. This is another gorgeous leather that ACTUALLY WORKS ON ME without turning foul, but it really needed some layering to let it stand out. Pretty soft on it's own, and it's nice enjoy the frankincense in the background for a change. Evil paladins, though, are sexy.
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    Very strong and heavy, deep earth drunks crafting away. It is very true to it's namesake and I know many dwarf rolling men who would LOVE this blend.
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    This is a subtle evil. The honeytongued backstabber, the sabotager, the sexy stranger that sleeps with you only to steal your secrets. It smells like a den of sex and deceit and I cannot believe it is a real smell. This is TOO good.
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    All the great smells of camping without the bug bites. It didn't turn into any sort of cleaner or weirdness and it stayed true for a long time. Layers nicely with the sweeter perfumes, like Elf or Halfling, to keep things from getting to I'M A MAN IN A FOREST TRACKING THIEVES AND ETC.
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    I never understood the fascination with leather because no retailer or perfumer can put leather into a blend that doesn't smell terrible on me. I got rogue anyway, to round out a 6 imp sample set. A LEATHER THAT WORKS ON ME! I am over the moon with this perfume. It has that GORGEOUS hemp note that reminds me of the one I love so much in Banshee Beat and the leather doesn't smell like I just mixed too many chemicals to clean the bathtub. Gorgeous. Not too masculine either, which surprised me, and I swear to god it layers so perfectly with the sweetness of Halfling. Wow.
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    This is the only of the RPGs that I blindly bottled, because of my long love affair with elven characters in the RPG and fantasy settings. I was expecting a letdown somewhere, just because of how closely I hold elves to my heart. Seemed inevitable, right? WRONG! This was gorgeous! Not too much tree, not too much flower, soft honey sweetness, warm golden musk...it's haunting and captivating and EVERYTHING I wanted.
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    I was wary because when people say porridge or oatmeal, I'm afraid of a spiced cinnamon Quaker-style oatmeal and this is INCREDIBLE and a lot less foody than I expected for being food notes. Gorgeous, sexy, gourmand without being HEY I SMELL LIKE BREAKFAST in an overpowering way. Reminds me deliciously of a hobbit and I find it extremely comforting.
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    Red Lace

    This. Is. Gorgeous. I actually went into the store and there was only ONE bottle left. I can't believe my luck, because this is absolutely divine. I never got the chance to experience Antique Lace, but I am absolutely in love with my Black Lace, and Red Lace did not disappoint! I feel like Black Lace is what I would wear to work and Red Lace is what would go on for my evenings out because it is fresher and fruitier and just so much fun. I hope there are more in this Lace series because it's perfect.
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    Marshmallow Pumpkin

    With the notes of "pulp" and "marshmallow", I was hoping I would be able to find spiceless pumpkin perfume so I sprung for the bottle blindly. Alas, it was not meant to be, as this is a pumpkin spice and marshmallow instead. On my skin, this is double sad as it turns into a plasticy cinnamon.
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    Thirteen (13): August 2010

    Spicy tobacco honey pepper chocolate. Oh my god, this is divine! Not a boring or foody chocolate smell. The fruitier version of Calaveras!
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    Pomegranate V

    This is sexy as hell! I actually skipped it in my first decant circle, but a lovely friend got this and spent a good hour talking to me with interjections of "I SMELL SO GOOD" so I had to grab this one and try it. Seriously, it's sexy and gorgeous and sophisticated pomegranate. Really enjoyed the scent journey this one wants to take you on through the notes. Bottle worthy for sure.
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    Halloween: San Francisco

    I want the San Francisco everyone else is smelling! Mine is a heavy vinegar smell, a bit spicy, like yellow hot peppers or banana peppers in the jar. I went and sniffed the jar of yellow hots in vinegar and then the imp and yep, it's the same smell. Bizarre.
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    Whoa. This is such an interesting chocolate! A very perfumey chocolate instead of an edible one, deliciously spicy. In fact, this is everything I wanted out of El Dia de Reyes but couldn't get because it was too sweet. The incense is a perfect touch and really rounds this one out. Not getting much tequila, which I'm not really upset about.
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    The Unsteady Governess

    This is a really nice scent, and it's just a simple tea and leafy violet smell. A must buy if you are a violet fan or enjoy sweet, uncomplicated tea smelling perfume. Sadly not for me! Incredibly clean smelling to the point that I'd almost call this a scent for the spring and not for the fall.
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    The Hag

    This has one of my death notes in it, but I really couldn't pass up a blend called The Hag. It's a thick herby sweetness, almost cloying, really dark and sinister. I'm on the fence about whether or not this is "me", but I'm glad I decided to get at least one Weenie that didn't sound my style at all.
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    Crimson Christmas

    Well this is...different? It's got a really sharp soap smell in the bottle, and once it's on it's more peppermint. I usually am head over heels for anything with the lab's snow note, but so far this one really isn't singing to me. The tang of blood and little bit of smoke are there, but whatever note is making this so soapy is really overwhelming this blend.