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    Haunted, Chimera, Black Rider, Snake Oil, Cleric, Mad Hatter, Green Tree Viper, Insects, Autumn Cider, Red-Spotted Purple, Destructive Vagina of the Fox Spirit, Lust Bonbon


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  1. theredkilt


    I am testing this from a 1-year aged bottle. I get a smoky musky coffee drydown with some fuzziness from the black musk. It's very comforting and enchanting.
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    Pomegranate Grove: Dorian

    This iteration of Dorian has a smokey pomegranate vibe about it. After it settles, it reminds me of Swank. I get no sweetened lemon tea or fougere on my skin, just musky pomegranate.
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    Pumpkin Dust

    There must be cream or a dairy component in this blend. It takes some time for the blend to settle and for the cream/butter and honey notes to emerge. I was expecting something light and powdery, but it's on the thicker gourmand side. People who enjoy creamy/buttery honey scents, check this one out.
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    When All Colors to Black Are Cast

    This smells VILE!!!! It's smells like the ointment nurses apply to disinfect open wounds. I smell a hint of blackberries and a lot of sourness; but the whole thing just triggers negative associations for me.
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    Pomegranate Grove: Embalming Fluid

    This blend dries down pretty fast. No pom in sight, just the remains of white musk and aloe.
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    Zoe and the Goat

    This reminds me a bit of Visions of Autumn III from 2014. The honey note is indeed thick and the caramelized patchouli runs alongside it. It also reminds me of Goblin with a bit of extra sweetness, but with less gnarly patchouli.
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    Pumpkin Sugar

    2017: I smelled the pumpkin note before in so many BPAL Pumpkin Patches. It has a extra jolt of sweetness and a bit buttery.
  8. Fresh it smelled like chemical leather and savory green bell peppers. As time passed, this lost its potency and smells a lot more rounded. There's a green element most likely from the pomelo and underlying sweetness to balance the leaves and leather. Final drydown is a shadow leather and leaves sweetened by the myrh with nuances of green pomelo and sparks of red currant.
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    The Jeweled Spider

    My skin brings out the sour savory spices and some barely-there fruit. No sweetness, no coffee, no smoke. *sad face*
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    Holly Balls! On my skin this is a soapy aldehydic blend and OMG, it gives me Chanel No.5 vibes, i kid you not! The opening is a full on aldehydic heaven with some chypre green nuances and feels like a vintage discontinued perfume extrait. The drydown is a mellow and plush clean scent with some powder around the edges. Totally unexpected and amazing!
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    Truth Will Prevail

    This blend reminds me of a Russian variety of boiled milk, called "Baked Milk". It is made by simmering milk on low heat for eight hours or longer, until it is coated with a brown crust. This give the milk a creamy color and a caramel flavor. Truth Will Prevail is exactly this beverage and is oh so gourmand!!!
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    Road to Versailles at Louveciennes

    Oh boy! This is such an epiphany scent for me. It's a creamy vanilla lemony/ petitgrain with a powdery white musk supporting base. It's fizzy from time to time, but that wears off fast. Overall a gorgeous blend, never smelt anything like it before. Total love!
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    A Savage Veil, Severe and Strong

    This smells A LOT like A Shadow in the Elevator, except that the latter is a bit woodier and has a slightly bitter drydown or finish to the drydown (could be the vetiver / musk combo). A Savage... is more refined, to my nose, in that regard and the drydown works much better for me. The plum note is more rounded and melds well with the tobacco leaf. Elevator is more centered around patch/musk with plum notes over a restrained vetiver base.
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    King Cobra (2016)

    I have aged my botlle for almost 3 months because i couldn't exactly pinpoint the drydown in terms of what the final olfactive result was. What i get on the drydown now are the spicy notes of Snake Oil on a layer of sheer light orris and a somewhat muted white frankincense note.The throw is not huge, but with age this could improve.
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    Sugar Skull

    2008 decant: On my skin it turns into burnt sugar with a bitter tone, but after some minutes the burnt sugar note takes over. No candied fruit in sight. This reminds a lot of Sticky Pillowcase from the same year. I recall i tested some years ago a decant from the 2012 release and it was such a gorgeous blend, while the 2008 decant is completely a whole different scent. Oh well...