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Circaea

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About Circaea

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    diabolical decanter
  • Birthday March 28

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    Oregon
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  • BPAL of the Day
    Boomslang V2
  • Favorite Scents
    Absinthe, Banshee Beat, Cathedral, Dancing Koi, Feed Me and Fill me With Pleasure, GLOWING VULVA, Hand of Glory, Hungry Ghost Moon, Knockout Drops, Lemon Scented Sticky Bat, Lovers in a Ricefield, Penis Admiration, Snake Oil, Snow White, Tamamo-no-Mae, Tattered Lace, U. Not Good on me: rose, pastry, wine, pine, juniper, men's colognes, ozone, peach, grape, cherry, tobacco flower, chamomile, aquatics, carnation, "commercial perfumes." Love: tea, smoke, beeswax, citrus, melon, anise, sassafras, lavender, woods, spices, "medicinal' scents, ho wood, herbs, green scents, honey, resins, coconut, vanilla, asian-inspired blends. I love tea and coffee flavored candies!

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    Female
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    sci fi, movies, music (goth, pop, industrial, EBM, IDM, electronica, classical, most other genres, too), tarot, comic books, belly dance

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  1. Circaea

    BPAL blends with Opium

    Death Shall Come in With Thee is a very civilized opium. Debauchery is a naughty, naughty opium. I'm really fond of them both.
  2. Circaea

    Recs for lighter scents

    Shattered and Mag Mell are lovely for summer. I also really love Lemon Scented Sticky Bat. Mouse's Long Sad Tale gets a lot of love, too. If you like florals, Mata Hari is sweet and sexy, but not heavy. And Absinthe is similar to Embalming Fluid, but I like it a little better.
  3. Circaea

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

    If you like Dragon's Blood, you might also like Blood. It's similar, but distinctive, with a little clovey sharpness. If you like Languor, you might enjoy Laudanum, Opium Poppy, Slippery Poppy Tincture, or Belle Epoch (I have a slight opium habit!) Zephyr is a white floral that I really like, when the mood strikes. (Can't help with the manly scents, because my nose can't handle them.)
  4. Circaea

    Hot, arid scents

    Tombstone, Halloween Los Angeles, Cairo. And I find Eve (OLLA) to be evocative of a dry, hot place. Also, I second Playful Wooden Mallets, which I think of as warm, spicy and dry. (ETA: sorry, I just reread the original post, and Tombstone was mentioned as being too sweet.) Sri Lanka comes to mind, too. And Katmandu and Kubla Khan.
  5. Circaea

    Joyful Romp

    Really pretty, refined and fruity with a soft hint of musk or powder supporting it. (But it took several tests for the plum to come out, so if you're underwhelmed at first, let it rest for a few weeks or so before coming to any conclusions). It reminds me of Prunella, and Lovers in a Ricefield. If you liked either of those, you'll be happy with this one.
  6. Circaea

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

    1. ? (haven't tried this one) 2. Mayan Chocolate with Amaretto, Anaheim Pepper, Cinnamon and Vanilla 3. Velvet Unicorn 4. Tarantula Fascinator, WILF, and Snake Oil Hair Gloss 5. Playful Wooden Mallets, The Velvets
  7. Circaea

    Autumn Scents - recommend the ones you love

    Pumpkin V 2012: Vanilla and pumpkin spices. And Snakes in the Pumpkin Patch. And Huesos de Santo. (Theme in Yellow is so nice, too. And the label is adorable.)
  8. Circaea

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

    1. The Hanging Garden (also discontinued), maybe Berry Moon? (I like Australian Copperhead's initial berry note, but it doesn't stay) 2. Lovers in a Ricefield 3. Street Festival 4. This is a wild card recommendation, but I found the Coconut Tiare hair gloss made me think of Morrocco. Not that they have the same notes, but they give me a similar impression 5. Holiday Moon extras: Womb Furie, Le Petit Mort, and Le Lethe.
  9. Circaea

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

    It sounds like you need Elegba, to go with your themes. Along the lines of Santa Muerte, Flowering Chrysanthemums is a great mum scent. Perversion and Havana are must-try's for the booze/tobacco thang. Ephemera is a discontinued violet/floral combo. Maybe Time Does Not Bring Relief. For Creepy, perhaps Punkie Night. You might also give Incubus a try: it's caramel, tobacco, musk and mint. ETA: oh, and for some reason I thought of Mata Hari. (Maybe it's just your username that's giving me an old-fashioned Vamp vibe.) Oh, and Wanda - wine and leather.
  10. Circaea

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

    For Dorian: Jareth, Embalming Fluid. Kumiho: Baobhan Sith, Aizen-Myoo, Mag Mell, Pumpkin V 2007: Bakaneko, Pumpkin Queen, Ravenous. Sed Non Satiata: La Petite Morte, Queen of Sheba.
  11. Circaea

    How long do bottles & imps last?

    I've had a bottle morph into something I didn't want to wear. I bought White Rabbit fresh from the lab. After about a year (stored in a box, no light or heat), it smelled like single note pepper. I frimped it to someone who said it smelled fine. So I'm not sure if it went bad, or if something started to amp on my skin. Either way, my conclusion is that not every scent I buy will last for years and years. So... I wear it like there's no tomorrow, if it's something I really like. I am a slatherer too! With any oil really, whether it's a fave or not. But with the amount of oils I have, I'm not even making a tiny dent in my collection. I really ought to stop buying...but it's so hard! I'm trying to stop buying so much. I have a dozen opium scents alone! It will take me years to get through them, if I ever do. I've slowed down a lot. It helps that I've finally concluded I don't like going to the post office, so I can't tell myself "if it doesn't work out, I can always sell it or swap it." Now that I know I'll be keeping it all, I'm more conservative. Sometimes when I'm reading a review and I get a hankerin', I'll stop and ask myself... What do I have that is similar? I've rediscovered some gorgeous scents that way. And I realized yesterday that the half bottle of Playful Wooden Mallets I bought two years ago was down to its last two drops. (!) So, maybe I can get through my stash. (I have a new bottle of Mallets lined up, though. Whew, that was close.) Back on the topic of how long do scents last, my oldest is from 2005, Holiday Moon. Still fruity, cool and pretty.
  12. Circaea

    How long do bottles & imps last?

    I've had a bottle morph into something I didn't want to wear. I bought White Rabbit fresh from the lab. After about a year (stored in a box, no light or heat), it smelled like single note pepper. I frimped it to someone who said it smelled fine. So I'm not sure if it went bad, or if something started to amp on my skin. Either way, my conclusion is that not every scent I buy will last for years and years. So... I wear it like there's no tomorrow, if it's something I really like.
  13. Circaea

    Looking for a BPAL that Resembles a Favorite Perfume

    I just re-tested my who-knows-how-old imp of Hymn to Proserpine to remind myself. Gods, it's glorious. I can't think of anything like it, except that the first wet sniff reminded me of an even more rare blend: Glowing Vulva, which doesn't have amber or fruit, and is even more HTF. So that's not much help. ETA: Sorry, Glowing Vulva does have amber. (mah bad.)
  14. Circaea

    Reflected Vulva

    I could swear I reviewed this one, but...? Oh, well. I have to be the voice of dissent and say that Reflected Vulva is very pretty at first, with comparisons to Snow White being very apt, but it dried to an unbearable powder, what I think of as "vanilla musk", something that almost chokes me in its dryness. I had a similar reaction to Morocco and Celeste. Tested it twice, and I don't want to go there again.
  15. Circaea

    Geisha in a State of Rumpled Annoyance

    Love the initial blast: lavender and fresh green... things. Reminds me of Kumiho. But the dry-down goes kind of soft and powdery. Someone said "dryer sheets." I don't quite get that impression, but it's similar. I will hold on to my imp. I think I might wear this to bed sometimes, and if it were an atmo spray, I'd probably look out for some. It has a clean freshness.
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