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Rock Goddess

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About Rock Goddess

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    a little too imp-ulsive
  • Birthday 03/17/1983

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  • Favorite Scents
    My favorite scents are Elegba, Bengal, Dorian, Alice, and Black Pearl. My favorite notes are Coconut, Cinnamon, Clove, Tea, Vanilla, Peach - anything spicy or fruity.

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    Pig
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    Pisces
  1. Rock Goddess

    Snake Charmer

    In the bottle, I mostly get amber and spices from Snake Charmer. Wet on my skin, the vanilla shows up to play. Vanilla always works for me, and I do get something vaguely cinammony, along with other spices. Amber is a hit and miss note for me though, and here it starts out pretty strong. It's a bit to incensey on me at first. However, after a half hour, it really starts to settle down. The amber and spices back off, allowing the plum to emerge and blend with the vanilla. I only got a faint whiff of the coconut, which is sad because my favorite note is coconut. But still, Snake Charmer eventually blends in an exotic, subtle, sexy blend. This is what I wanted Red Lantern to be like (sadly, that one never did work). Snake Charmer isn't something I'd wear all the time, but definately one I'll pull out for special occasions and encounters. It's not what I imagined, but it's still a really beautiful blend.
  2. Rock Goddess

    Midway

    I am truly amazed by Midway. I don't know how Beth does it, but wow, this one is just as described. This bottle is from the Carnivale Revisted, and I'm grateful it was, since it gave me the chance to finally try this. In the bottle it smells soft and sweet...sugar and vanilla. I love sweet, foody scents, so this is promising. Wet on my skin, it's still vanilla and sugar. After a few minutes, a sharp scent develops, salty and tangy at first, so I guess that's the saltwater taffy showing up. And a short while later, I get a whiff of something like burnt plastic, but that only lasts for a minute or two. But from then on, I spent all day a work getting whiffs of Cotton Candy and Funnel Cake. It's so sweet and comforting. Like cozying up to a boyfriend while stopped at the top of the Ferris Wheel, with the lights of the midway twinkling below and all the smells of the food stands wafting up to you on a cool autumn night. It's just so perfect, my favorite LE so far!
  3. Rock Goddess

    Bon Vivant

    Bon Vivant is really pretty. It's a nice, light scent...sparkly, creamy strawberries, exactly as the description says. I didn't put too much on, just one swipe on my wrist, but it's hanging around nicely. Probably not a scent I'd wear all the time, but it'll be a great one for spring days when I'm feeling in a girly, pink kind of mood.
  4. Rock Goddess

    Port-Au-Prince

    Port-Au-Prince was all buttered rum and almond at first, both in the imp and wet on my skin. As it's dried down, it's become a sugary, sweet clove scent. With a hint of sassafrass lurking in the background. It's really nice - for some reason, it's strongly reminding me of my mom's Molasses Cookies. Which is kind of making me hungry. I'm not sure it's an everday scent for me, but I'll hang on to the imp.
  5. Rock Goddess

    Morocco

    I'm really loving Morocco. It's just a perfect blend of sweetness and spice, with just a hint of floral. There's something creamy and sweet here - I'm lousy at picking out notes, but it's really nice. A bit musk and spice, but they're subtle and sexy. Morocco is definately hanging close to my skin, but it's just so beautiful, I can't stop sniffing my arm. My mom loves it too, so I can definately see needing a big bottle of this in the near future!!
  6. Rock Goddess

    Obatala

    Obatala is breaking my heart. Coconut is my one true, failsafe note - it's always perfect for me. In the imp, I got mostly shea butter, with vague hints of the coconut and milk. But wet on my skin, all I could smell was the shea butter. After 30 minutes, I started picking up traces of the coconut again....very faint, but soothing, warm traces. But an hour later, and it's pretty much totally gone. Obatala isn't a bad scent by any means. It's definately very clean and pure smelling...I'm thinking it could be a good just out of the shower, bedtime scent for me. I just love coconut notes, and this isn't quite strong enough for me. I'm going to give it a few more tries before I give up on it though.
  7. Rock Goddess

    Shango

    I was pretty sure from the beginning that Shango wasn't going to work for me, since I have an intense loathing of all things banana. But I had to give it a whirl, because it also has my magic note of coconut in it. In the imp, I'm getting cough syrup and something very sharp...I'm guessing the chili pepper. Wet on my skin, at first I was getting apple, lovely, juicy apple. But it quickly started turning into screaming banana. Dry, it's still banana. The smell isn't making me gag like real bananas tend to do, but it's not a scent I'm fond of wearing. I'm not picking up on the coconut, or the pomegranate. After 30 minutes or so, it's sugary banana, with a hint of apple. And something vaguely powdery. All in all, I think this one would good on someone else, but with my aversion to banana, it's just not me.
  8. Rock Goddess

    What's the best coconut blend?

    I absolutley love coconut, it's one of the few notes that always works for me. I haven't gotten to try Eden yet (it's on my to-do list), but my BPAL coconut love is Elegba. It's very warm and sweet, on me it's a perfect balance of toasted coconut and a comforting rum/butterscotch scent. With just a hint of spicy, dry tobacco to ground it. Sweet, but not overly foody. The coconut lasts much longer than the coconut in Black Pearl (which I also adore) did. Red Lantern is also a good choice, if you can manage to get some. Though on me it was more caramel and spice at first, and the coconut kicked in later.
  9. Rock Goddess

    Whip

    In the imp: A large bouquet of wet roses. On me: Just as I feared. At first it's a very strong, fresh rose scent. At least for about 5 seconds, then it immediately goes soapy. All the rose scents I've tried have done this, and I'm just going to have to give up on them. My skin started itching, and my eyes were watering. I had to wash this one off. I think I'm just flat out allergic to Rose notes.
  10. Rock Goddess

    Madrid

    In the imp, this is all grape juice. But the second it hit my skin, it was Whoa! Clove! All I get for quite a while is sweet, strong cloves. But eventually it tones down and becomes a warm, sweet, citrus-y clove witha background of red wine. I reallylike this one, though I'm not sure how often I'd wear it. Definately puts me in mind of Spain, and is quite a romantic blend.
  11. Rock Goddess

    Tamora

    This one's quite lovely. I get juicy peach and sweet vanilla, grounded with golden amber and dry sandlewood. This is really good. It's making me itch a bit though, on the wrist where I tried it. It's pretty....bright and golden. It'll be a good springtime scent. I'm not sure about a bottle just yet, but I'm definately going to use the imp.
  12. Rock Goddess

    March Hare

    I love March Hare, and it loves me back. This one has almost no morph...it's juicy, spiced apricots and peaches all the way. I adore fruity and spicy scents, so this is right up my alley. It's really gorgeous....not too foody, but sweet and sensual. Once I have the money, I'll probably be getting a 5ml.
  13. Rock Goddess

    Dorian

    Dear lord, I need a big bottle of this NOW! This is absolutley gorgeous on me. Sweet, sugared vanilla tea with a just a bit of lemon and musk. Every scent with lemon I've tried before went lemon pledge on me, and most vanilla ones have been cloying. But this...this is perfectly balanced. It's delicious, and everything it's cracked up to be. Very comforting, but subtley sexy at the same time. Possibly a new favorite! My soul craves more.
  14. Rock Goddess

    Chimera

    Another strange reaction...I only picked up a faint hint of the cinnamon in Chimera. It wasn't fiery for me at all, and I LOVE spicy scents, and they usually love me back. The top note was creamy and sweet. Nonetheless, I really liked this one, and I'm going to keep trying it to see if I can pick up the cinnamon.
  15. Rock Goddess

    Centzon Totochtin

    In the bottle this was all bittersweet chocolate. On my skin, it goes burnt bittersweet chocolate. After it's dried, it's toned down a bit, but now it's burnt chocolate with coffee. The hint of a coffee smell is nice, but I haven't had much luck with chocolate scents. I have a friend who I think will love this one though, so I'll let her try it. ~ RG
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