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Velvet Lilly

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About Velvet Lilly

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    a little too imp-ulsive
  • Birthday December 19

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    LA
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    United States

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    When Stars Are Weeping
  • Favorite Scents
    SMUT, Tree of Life, Tea, Boadicea, SHEOL, Alice's Evidence, Zombie Apocalypse, October, Metal Tiger 2010, Soothing System, Bearded Lady, On the Death of His Mistress, Delight and Consternation, Morocco, Heroine, Antique Lace, Shill, Coral Snake, Whip, Incantation, The Bow and Crown of Conquest, Crowley, Moon Rose, Blood Popsicle, Geisha in Orange Kimono Admiring a Samurai, Eastern Comma, Three Witches, The Snack Hut, A Quick Grope Under the Mistletoe, Shivering Boy, Mother Shubs' Spiced Latee de Chevre,

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    Female
  • Interests
    All my base are belong to BPAL, Great Food, old school cocktails, Cooking, theater, horses, groovy folks who like cheese, and intelligent humor.
    Sci-fi nerd and gamer geek (WoW ambi-faction) an an encyclopedia of phrase origin trivia.
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    Lazy Sunday Bliss

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    Monkey
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    Sagittarius

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  1. Velvet Lilly

    Songs of Autumn V

    This one is complex! And amazing and several of us had fun trying to suss out the notes as it went from bottle to dry down. Wet: I get the maple branches and leaves first, the black currants are smushed on the ground within the leaves, and are tempered with the bourbon touched patchy root. I also get a bit of the green, smashed bud of the leaves, almost fresh mint-like, but not at all "minty" On skin, it blooms and the notes separate into a very unique, changing, whiff as you smell it. Not morphing so much as spreading out to tease out the notes. I think I smell pepper and sweet red pepper in there too. The geen leaf note peeks out farther and so do the black currants. Dry down: It fades evenly, not leaving one singular note behind as some scents do. This one is amazing.... it's Good Weird, in the best way. I'm so glad I got a bottle.
  2. Velvet Lilly

    Pomegranate and Vetiver

    This is such lovely juicy Pomegranate that I bought it just for that great note. What I dint' expect, as a happy surprise, was that "Aveda product" note (what is that??) that morphs out and lingers after the dry down and I love it so much. I don't think it's just vetiver, because normally, vet has a bitter woody note I don't wear well- it can give me a headache. This is unique and lovely and subtle but present in such a wonderful way. So glad I bought a bottle.
  3. Velvet Lilly

    Milk & Honey

    Comfort and cozy, light hearted love. A bit of protection as well and friendship, if it's wanted. That's how this smells to me. It's always a balm to my heart. Creamy, sweet, heady....gentle and light hearted. I get the creamy honey first and florals wrapped around it. Like affection is luxury and happiness is its currency.
  4. Velvet Lilly

    Flor de Maga

    In the bottle: it's a serious sucker punch to the face of sharp blousy, white florals like honeysuckle/jasmine/gardenia. Wet: Still strong! Yet, It's a nicer play date....that starts to mellow as it dries. A little goes a Long way. I bought it for the charity it supports, and figured I'd use it to toughen up the super candy scents like Poppa Monster, or liven up juicy scents like Midwinter's Eve. The dry down and the way it lingers gets lovelier...,much like gardenia on me... I like it a lot when it's going away and melds more into my skin. This flower's got Guns! And pecs... and a six pack..and an attitude. I think on cold days this would be too straight forward and overpowering for me, but on really hot sweaty days, I think it'll break down on my skin faster and give a tropical air to anything i mixed it with.
  5. Velvet Lilly

    Twilight Grooming Scene

    This is so elegant and lovely! It's' so chic and luxe.... like wandering through the Bellagio lobby and garden topiary displays. The orange blossom is tempered by the violet leaf, and seems almost aquatic, but not exactly, just, lush. The pine needles are there, but gently, and not at all in a pine tree way. Just an awareness there are trees outside or the tatami mats beneath you. This is high end, airy, chic, indoor -outdoor elegance. Yum.
  6. Velvet Lilly

    Dead Leaves, Coconut, and Champaca Blossom

    What a Fun gorgeous scent! This is a juicy, tropical party in a bottle, under stormy skies. Three of my favorite scent notes in one bottle is all kinds of yes and they play so well together! The coconut and blossoms lead the way to the bar, while the dead leaves linger overhead like storm clouds, but not too strong.... Still, it's sheer on with a medium throw and lingers close to my skin. I love it.
  7. Velvet Lilly

    Like a Girl

    One of the sweetest, light and lovely scents I've ever put my nose to. She's Graceful and young, but not naive. She's strong and feminine. I admit, I love this more than Antique Lace. Soft dainty sandalwood, vanilla and knowing musk. I love this princess that can save herself.
  8. Velvet Lilly

    2003: Cotton Phoenix

    Ahh Cotton Phoenix, my beloved sweet dream of a scent. All lovely and in a white dress.... sweet snake oil and almond milk with a kiss of Snow White and maybe coconut husk giving it a playful happy air. Along with the cotton musk... I just want to twirl with this scent in the sun on a clean wood floor.........
  9. Velvet Lilly

    2014: Silk Phoenix

    Ahhhhh there she is... my favorite leather rawhide note from the lab ever. So sexy and real. The Leather puts it's hand on the small of your back, and gently leads you into a dry saloon, wafting you with dry wood and spices, well oiled gun metal and the promise of adventure and protection. A strong lover in a black hat and a true heart. My favorite of the Anniversary Phoenixes.
  10. Velvet Lilly

    Wood Phoenix

    Bamboo and Walnut surrounded by juicy clove spiced figs framed in sheer lace curtains.....(the chamomile I think) Gentle and deep, soft and enigmatic while still being tender. So much love in these scents. I love the story of this collection and reading all of them made me misty.
  11. Velvet Lilly

    Kvothe

    I love this and love that it paints a picture of the man and the whole room. In the bottle: The wood bar, a bit of dust on shelves, musk, the faint barrel and nutty scent of bread & beer, There's a sweetness in here as well... vanilla It's light yet the light through mullioned windows gives this a clear picture in scent. It SMELLS like golden hour..... amazing. Like Kvothe is sitting, as Follis says, quietly in the empty Inn. So gorgeous.
  12. Velvet Lilly

    Take a Knee

    A living summer day in a bottle. In the bottle: fresh green grass crushed by happy feet after dewy sprinkler spray, and a 3D smelling apple pie in your face. It's amazing how she can do that. Wet: Apple pie and dewy grass in the back ground. Dry down: apple notes don't love me.... but the spices come up a wee bit which is lovely. (I rarely amp sweetness) An amazing creation that I'll happily huff if I can't wear.
  13. Velvet Lilly

    #20 Love Oil

    In the bottle: Cherries, almond and metal something... a hint clove way down in there somewhere. Wet: A bit more spice on top of the cherry almond. And something else I can't place. The metal goes away or morphs. Dry down: The rose comes out and tempers the softer cherry and almond. It's wonderful with Come To Me Boy.
  14. Velvet Lilly

    Follow Me Boy

    In the bottle: Hello civet! and shades of dirty diaper with honey and florals... On: Whew! <3 Civet goes away and so do the diapers..... a honey, creamy-ish floral with a whisper of citrus that leaves a trail for others to follow as it beckons..... I can see how this works...
  15. Velvet Lilly

    Nes Gadol Haya Sham

    This is gorgeous and wonderfully nostalgic to me. A big merry bowl of lemon verbena, almond and twizzlers (the pomegranate, hibiscus and poppy) and the lovely dried herbs. But it's also more than that. It's the smell of comforting family and tradition and almost ancestral memory, that I didn't even know I remembered until I smelled this. Food and home and sweet things.... like walking through the living room at the holidays. The whole story is in there. It's lovely, warm and welcoming. The dry down brings up the almond and herbs a bit more (but I tend not to pull sugar notes)
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