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Teaotter

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    Fandom!, Kiva.org, Ravelry.com, knitting, spinning, science fiction, anthropology, history, fleece

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  • Favorite Scents
    Boadicea, Snake Oil, Chimera, Haloa 06, and Copulating Mice. My favorites seem to be sweet bases with foody middle notes and herbal or spicy top notes -- no rose or jasmine, please!

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    Tiger
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    Capricorn

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  1. Teaotter

    A Multitude of Dreams

    After settling in for a month, I love this perfume even more! Thick, luscious resins under a drifting breeze of licorice and lavender. Good throw and excellent longevity.
  2. Teaotter

    Thought Photography

    Floral lavender perfume. The lavender and palo santo work together to make it a gorgeous musky floral. Good throw and longevity. I was personally hoping it would be more like 18 June 1860 than it is -- on my skin, at least, that one has an airiness where this one is musky from the ambrette seed. Fairly similar, but not identical scents.
  3. Teaotter

    Gingerbread and Lavender Sugar

    On me, the lavender smells more like the one in Puppet Kitty than in TKO. Otherwise, I agree with other reviewers -- a sweet lavender scent with the barest hint of lemony gingerbread warmth in the background. Decent throw and longevity.
  4. Teaotter

    Gingerbread Oudh

    Warm ginger-spice and incense. It gets a little smoky char around the edges for about the first twenty minutes, but that dissipates. Not especially foodie, not particularly sweet. Just warm and comforting. Sadly, this doesn't last very long on my skin.
  5. Teaotter

    Mincemeat Pie

    Fruity spice. Goes on in a blast of nutmeg and simmers down to a sweet, fruity pie filling. No crust note that I can detect, sadly. Reminds me very much of Alice's Evidence on my skin. I'll need to test them side-by-side to be sure, but I think they're definitely scent-siblings if not twins.
  6. Teaotter

    Mopey Boar Alchemy Lab

    This goes on with a sharply inky note -- something more reminiscent of a machine shop than I imagined. There's a strong medicinal clove under there that starts to burn through the machine oil after about ten minutes. The smoky incense blends comes out after a while -- not smoky like bonfires, but there's definitely the warmth of incense smoke and not just the smell of incense. This one confuses the heck out of me. Good throw and decent longevity, but it never quite leaves the machine shop behind. This is a steampunk alchemical lab.
  7. Teaotter

    Smug Yale Alchemy Lab

    A sweet, almost chalky vanilla. More complex than I can put my finger on, but it stays true from application to drydown on my skin. Settles into a skin scent after about an hour.
  8. Teaotter

    Apple IV

    This goes on pure apple, then gets overtaken by herbal spice. There's definitely clove in there, but something else that my brain keeps reading as a bramble bush for no reason I can put my finger on. This is a dark, powerful apple scent. Clove and mulled cider, Arkansas black apple, and an inky hedge maze. I keep thinking of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.
  9. Teaotter

    Pomegranate Grove: Snake Oil

    I wish the Lab's pomegranate note worked on me! But sadly, this goes the way of all Poms on me -- fruit-candy Neko wafers. Light, with only a hint of Snake Oil underneath. Aaand my skin eats it in two hours. 😭
  10. Teaotter

    Don’t Tell Me Heaven is Under the Earth

    Sweet honeyed patchouli, very reminiscent of Feed Me and Fill Me with Pleasure. I don't really get any cinnamon, but there's a dustiness to this once it settles onto my skin. But where FMaFMwP has hella throw on me, this one is a soft skin scent with almost no throw. Lasts for hours at that level.
  11. Teaotter

    A Rifled Jewelry Case

    If I stick my nose right against my hand, I get dusty wood and warm velvet with a hint of some old-school sultry perfume. The throw, on the other hand, is a shifted version of those notes -- sultry opium perfume with a woody base and a hint of body-warmed velvet. A beautifully elegant, old-fashioned feminine scent with an unexpected twist. I love Beth's 'perfume-plus' scents, and this is no exception. So lovely!
  12. Teaotter

    The Emperor’s Scepter

    Formed into the crux ansata, symbolizing his absolute power over life and death: golden myrrh, calamus, iris root, and cardamom. Wet: the myrrh goes to baby powder on me immediately, darn it. That's unusual for my body chemistry, and doesn't bode well. Dry: yep, baby powder. I get a bit of spice and floral if I stick my nose right against it, but the throw is all baby powder. Decent throw, but it only lasts a couple of hours. This would probably be beautiful on someone else's skin, but it's not for me.
  13. Teaotter

    The Huntsman

    Leading a host of spectral hounds, he scours the earth in search of errant souls: black pine and vetiver, leather and clove. First? Really? Wet: spicy woody incense. Dry: this stays pretty much the same on me the whole time I'm wearing it. It's so seamlessly well-blended that I can't pick out individual notes. The clove is definitely there, but it isn't screaming its name the way it usually does on me. I wish I could describe this better, because it's GORGEOUS! A little smoky, a little spicy, just a bit of leather and pine. I get the impression of cool incense smoke dispersed from a swinging censer under high trees. Soothing and centering.
  14. Teaotter

    The Orb

    Wet, this is all soft sesame-almond nuttiness. It reminds me of the almond note in Romans 13:8, actually. As it dries down, the oud comes out more, giving it an incense quality, but still with that soft nuttiness. .. and then it's gone from my skin, POOF! I liked it while it lasted.
  15. Teaotter

    Joy Buzzer

    Fizzy motor oil? When wet, I get a blast of fizziness, like the Lab's champagne note but without the usual sweetness. After a bit, an almost buttery notes comes out that I can't place for a while. Drydown, fizzy beeswax and something mildly chemical. The throw makes me think 'fizzy motor oil' and I can't get it out of my head. Decent throw and great longevity.
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