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Velvet Lilly

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  • Birthday December 19


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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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    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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  1. Velvet Lilly

    Rose-Tinted Mirror

    I've loved this scent from the first moment I got to smell some. It absolutely does it's intended job.... mellowed me out.. a bit of cost, self comfort, a bit of gentle uplift. Heart healing, anxiety softening. Making everything a bit smoother and easier to handle. In bottle: I get tea roses, but also an equal first huff of furry, musk, like there's a familiar peeking up at you from the bottle. Right away, the violet leaf and benzoin, and frankinsence. Wet: tea rose, violet leaf, and amber and benzoin... everyone's playing so well together in the pool. Dry down: the amber ramps up and says hello for me, balanced by the honey and benzoin, lingering with the violet and tea rose as she fades..... Really lovely..... and really mellowing. I love this heart's ease of a scent.
  2. Velvet Lilly

    Dead Blonde

    This is a unique rose scent... not nearly as "rosy" and not at all "red"... These are pale, wan, wilted roses....leached of color and fervent with melancholy or embalming fluid..... (it seems like there's a whisper in the middle of the embalming fluid scent in here, tempered with pale honey....) Funeral roses left on the casket too long....their edges curling in the beginnings of decay...in this sterile, cool room. She may have once been a party girl, but now she's gone to dust, her tan long gone....even her roses now, a remnant of what they were in full bloom.
  3. Velvet Lilly

    Lan Yueliang

    This is unexpected and interesting and lovely. It's definitely sweet and sour, especially in the bottle on first sniff. But on the skin it's a unique morpher, for me. Wet: it's like a lovely soft, moon... the blueberries, from Blueberry Picking, are there but not in a gourmand sense, and they blend evenly with the creamy whispers of the lemon and bergamot. Dry: The white tea is also ephemeral and seems to be the note that morphs the scent on the dry down, as teas can do, into a hint of powder. The blueberries go away and the citrusy floraly notes come through. This is like....the little girl who went blueberry picking, grew up, came in and away from the grass, and turned it into a true young ladies perfume. So lovely.
  4. Velvet Lilly

    Gingerbread, Patchouli, Leather, & Dark Musk

    Yes all these notes together but also, it blends to make a gorgeous, refined (I know, what?) fougere. There's a hint of smokiness in the dark musk as well. I'd say this scent leans to a bit of a masculine slide of the dial, but everyone can wear it. (and should.) Gorgeously blended, less gourmand, more chic. In the bottle: I get the leather and smokey-is musk and gingerbread Wet: fougere... so well blended I don't smelll any notes peeking out in a forward way. It's a wonderful melange. Dry: The patch has a dry feel to it, the gingerbread has been eaten and the musk melds with the faint spices and leather.
  5. Velvet Lilly

    Dead Leaves and S'mores Hair Gloss

    A really fun, delicious hair gloss. I kept smelling it in the air at the yule Bazaar. Wet I get a bit of smoke. The dry down is delicious and sugar s'moresy.
  6. Velvet Lilly

    There Arose Such a Clatter

    Let the wild Holiday Rumpus start! In the bottle: Gingerbread in front of you, pumpkin egg nog in that skull next to it. Wet on skin: Hello holiday spices and moist, cakey ginger spice bread with a whisper of butter! Just a hint of skull. This is not a heavy throw kinda treat. Even with the spices, this is close to medium throw Dry down: Cinnamon spiced pumpkin egg nog in a weathered skull. (my skin amps cinnamon above all else, so others will definitely wear this one differently than I) I only know the skull/ bone note is there because I'm looking for it. It's there as a wonderful, savvy mellower, balancing out the notes. It's kind of brilliant. People are going to want to nibble on you, wearing this.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.........
  15. 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.