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    The Phoenix At Dawn, Sybaris, Golden Priapus, Eclipse, Chimera, Rum-Soaked French Tonka, Hermia, How Doth the Little Crocodile, Blood Amber, Embalming Fluid, Dee


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  1. Floria

    Sugary or creamy delicate floral scents

    Ghost Revelry (damp mosses, fallen leaves, and soft woods swirled with an ethereal mist of white sandalwood, lilac, orris root, and moonflower) from the recent Lilith collection is a pretty, delicate non-foody floral. The Phoenix At Dawn (past LE - pink rose, apricot, orange blossom, carnation, red sandalwood, lemon blossom, rose musk, Madagascar vanilla, white wine grape, pink grapefruit, and white patchouli) is also a very pretty pink-and-yellow scent if you're okay with citrus. It has a bit of a creamsicle quality from the citruses and vanilla but I wouldn't call it foody.
  2. Amsterdam (Tulips, peony, fresh flowing water and crisp green grasses) has a lot of stuff you like, and is definitely worth checking out if you don't have problems with stuff going soapy on you. Ameles Potamos is a nice sweet and salty aquatic. You might be interested in Apple V (Apple with white coconut, fig, and tiare) from the current Halloween collection as a sweet, tropical apple scent.
  3. Floria

    Sugared incense

    I found Dead Leaves, Bourbon Vanilla, and Myrrh had a good resinous sweetness to it after it had warmed up a bit. Fresh out of the decant the dead leaves note was kind of bitter and cologny, but this went away after it had been on my skin for a while.
  4. Floria

    Dead Leaves, Bourbon Vanilla, and Myrrh

    The oil is mostly clear, with a thick light brown blob suspended in it, and needs a bit of shaking to achieve an even consistency. In the vial, this is a bit cologny and bitter - if it smells like leaves at all, they're wet tannic leaves, not dry crunchy earthy ones, and I don't get the myrrh or vanilla. Once applied, it starts sweetening up and becomes a lot more wearable, and the leaf note becomes more dry and autumnal. Despite the vanilla and myrrh (which can sometimes smell like cookies to me), this isn't really a foody scent, more a resinous one. It has a bit of a spicy quality without smelling like any particular spices - I don't know if that's the myrrh or the leaves - and is very well-blended overall.
  5. Floria

    Something sweet and STRONG? *newbie*

    Sybaris (sweet violet with tonka, clove, and incense) could be a good floral for you. It's a yummy candied violet made more interesting by the clove and incense. Since you liked the base of Spellbound, I suggest trying more blends with red musk. I find it one of the stronger and sweeter musks, and it's a pretty popular note.
  6. Floria

    Carnaval Diabolique

    Sweet but not in a candy way, a bit citrusy, with a bit of a haze of something lightly smoky, but not like campfire or barbeque smoke. Reminds me a bit of the top notes of Belle Epoque, probably because of the vanilla/citrus/opium combination. My mom, whose nose tends to pick up different aspects than mine does, said it smelled like "grown-up perfume."
  7. For Paizocon this year I'm going to be doing Mythic Feiya. Feiya's a Chaotic Good witch from the Land of the Linnorm Kings (fantasy Scandinavia) who's a bit socially inept due to having been raised by hags for the latter part of her childhood.
  8. I'm looking forward to trying Treasure Ship Coming In in hot weather.
  9. Floria

    The Elephant’s Leash

    I get mostly candy-sweet fruity floral out of this - presumably, the fruit blossoms. It's pleasant enough, and it lasts, but with that whole list of lovely notes, I'd been hoping for more complexity. I just hope that with a bit of aging or a slightly different hormonal state I'll get more of this scent's potential.
  10. Floria

    Treasure Ship Coming In

    This is a summer scent, really. It has a similar vibe to Embalming Fluid, with the juicy, unsweet citrus and a bit of mouth-watering bitterness from the tea. If you like Embalming Fluid or Schrodinger's Cat, or the mint-lime combo in Goldenrod Crab Spider, try this. Because of the slight bitterness of the tea (and maybe some additional sharpness from the musk), the mandarin comes across as kind of grapefruit-like to my nose, rather than the satsuma-peel scent of the King Mandarin SN. It's very juicy and not particularly sweet. The mint is more obvious than the aloe in EF - it's a distinct note, rather than just adding to the combined vibe - but it came and went when I was testing it. The musk doesn't stand out much on its own to my nose. It's very refreshing.
  11. Floria

    Searching for the Perfect Vanilla?

    I think it depends on what you want - is it the floral aspect that you're most interested in, with vanilla as a backdrop... or vanilla at the fore with subtle floral tones? And are you looking for sweet florals like Mouse's Long & Sad Tale, or... ? I was thinking of Liz for a nice neutral vanilla with subtle hints of floral but a nice smokey/leathery undertone - have you tried that one? I haven't tried Liz, but soft leather can be good on me.
  12. Floria

    Searching for the Perfect Vanilla?

    My first thought was Lyonesse, but you probably have already tried that one. I have tried Lyonesse. I enjoyed the vanilla/lily aspect, but the moss and sandalwood base went very dry on me for some reason.
  13. Floria

    Searching for the Perfect Vanilla?

    I'm looking for some recommendations for vanilla florals (florals with tonka or benzoin are also good). I'm okay with most flowers, although orange blossom/neroli and heavier roses can be troublesome sometimes.
  14. Floria

    If your top 5 scents are... Then try these!

    Did you try Sin in the Pumpkin Patch with this year's Weenies? The pumpkin gave it an extra kick of richness that you might appreciate, since you like red musk scents. Or Spellbound, if you like rose. If vanilla orchid doesn't give you the problems regular vanilla does, maybe Rigorous Love for something lighter.
  15. Floria

    If your top 5 scents are... Then try these!

    Have you tried Plunder (tea leaf, cassia, cinnamon bark, clove, allspice, sandalwood, tobacco, peppercorn, and nutmeg)?