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About ziggystardust13

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 04/09/1985


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  • BPAL of the Day
    Sugar, Poppy Tar, and Red Currant
  • Favorite Scents
    Most loved scents: Mme. Moriarty, Snake Oil, Snake Smut, Hell's Belle, Dark Delicacies, Lune Noir, Perversion, Black Lace, Mummies of Mexico City, The Other Miss Forcible, Dorian, Sugar Poppy Tar & Red Currant, Marshmallow Vanilla Bean & Benzoin, TKSnow. FAVE NOTES: vanilla, incense/resins, patchouli, tobacco, earth/moss, woods, cinnamon, tea, herbs, opium & smoke, magnolia, fruits, cardamom, saffron, buttercream/cake. NOTES OF DOOM: honey,vetiver, and cassia are my death notes. Orris is usually a no go. Not a fan of white musk.

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  1. ziggystardust13


    This is a cozy, honeyed oats scent. Its pretty realistic, like slow cooked oats prepared with milk and vanilla, sprinkled with cardamom. I normally don't go for a lot of gourmand fragrances but this one I reach for in the evenings because its so soothing. I've always loved milk and honey scents and black phoenix has created a truly elevated version in comparison to any I have tried in the past. So happy to have a bottle of this.
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    Halfway to Halloween

    Softer than expected, I mostly get an earthy fig sweetened by the almond. I don’t get any artificial or medicinal notes with this almond. The flutter of leaves is just that and is very faint. It only lends to the Halloween feel but does not take over like most dead leaves can certainly do. Somehow this amber does seem buttery smooth and just ties everything together. Very pretty and easy to wear. Slightly atmospheric.
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    Witch Birds

    This is very pretty. It’s very mallow and violet forward and the opium pod note gives it a high end perfume vibe. The mallow adds a creamy softness that I definitely enjoy. I don’t get much plum at all but the scent still feels purple. I like this but don’t love it, only because violet is not something I enjoy. I was hoping for more of a plum forward scent. That being said, I can see this being very popular, especially if you like violet.
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    Cinnamon girl...

    Thanks for the recs! You would think I would love cassia but I can't stand it usually and find it so different. Yes, in perfume oil anyway the cinnamon always takes over on me too. I've yet to really try any indie oil where it didn't. Maybe I just need to mostly stick to layering it. The Obsequies of Egyptian Cat sounds amazing except for the honey which would take over on me more than the cinnamon believe it or not and turn the whole thing into BO powdery funk. I've never loved something so much in reality yet detested it in perfume the way I do honey!
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    Cinnamon girl...

    So far my favorite combo has been Snake Oil with a tiny bit of Chimera. The combination is out of this world!
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    Cinnamon girl...

    bumping this for new recs! I adore cinnamon in my perfumes. I'm looking for something where its noticeable but isn't the main note. I think it adds such a sexy vibe.
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    Snooty Bat

    Snooty bat is a goth's dream. The leather is smooth and balanced by the other notes. It's not too patchouli forward but it does anchor the other notes, which all come together to create a sweet and softly incensed leather. Of course the hint of cloves are reminiscent of the djarum blacks I used to keep in my purse when I was just a baby goth. Dark. Sweet. Bold. Perfect for when I want to put on a little extra kohl liner and blast The Cure kind of days.
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    Black Silk Orchid

    This scent is beautifully executed and I can see being very popular. With that being said, I personally am a fan of tuberose and other white florals, but don't get much tuberose at all. Black Silk Orchid is mostly black musk and amber on me (very much like Haunted from the GC line) with just a hint of floral peeking through. Its beautiful, but just doesn't feel like me. This is definitely one of those scents that wears you and will probably help you slip into a bad bitch persona if you desire. Very femme fatale. Its not too sweet nor overly strong, but it is unabashed.
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    Tea Leaves, Vanilla Bean, and Incense Smoke

    Sniffing out of the bottle I get a lot of vanilla bean. (yum). Wet, the astringent/fruity aspect of the tea comes forward. Is that you bergamot? Ah yes.... this is starting to dry down to a sweetened cup of earl grey. I barely get a hint of incense smoke, and really it reminds me more of what I recognize as bpal's laudanum note. This, like the vanilla bean, also begins to dissipate on my skin. We are left with earl grey with a drop of vanilla. I happen to love tea scents so this is a keeper for me. Overall impression: Very calming and perfect for a rainy fall day. Average throw and wear. I want to layer this with vanilla/tobacco heavy scents and see what happens!
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    X-Rayed Candy Bag

    X-Rayed Candy Bag is glowing, effervescent candy (I get mostly citrus, which I love). Its uplifting, happy and strange. Makes me of think of candy necklaces, smarties dust, lemon heads and all the sour candies I loved as a kid. Description is dead on. Love
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    Snake charmer mainstream dupe?

    Just want to say I don't think there is anything wrong with asking this at all! I used to own Snake Charmer forever ago and unfortunately I can't really think of anything similar other than KVD's old scent "Saint", though it lacked that metallic note I got from Snake Charmer. Also, her perfumes were eventually reformulated, so I later purchased Saint and it was nothing like the original. Very lackluster. I of course prefer oils but haven't found anything close!
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    So far this is my favorite of the Yules that I had the pleasure of testing! This is (to my nose) the literal love child of TKO and Snow White. I love this! The lavender opens the scent and dries down to a sweet, soft finish. On it's own Snow White was always a little too youthful and girlie for me. The TKO balances the coconutty/almond-esque snow note beautifully with an herbal edge while the marshmallow blends seamlessly with the snow note. I can see myself adding this to my bedtime bpal rotation. Perfection!
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    Looking for a BPAL that Resembles a Favorite Perfume

    Can anyone recommend a scent (or a few scents layered together) for Dior's Addict? Preferably the older version.
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    Ketchup! 6-6-22

    Catching up on some summer swap questions. Hope you have a great week! If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? --> My bday is in April so not during this swap Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? --> N/A Anything you want from the UK? --> Not specifically that I can think of Seeds, y/n? -->Yes Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? --> No to skin care as I follow a really simple regimine by my derm because my face is so sensitive. As far as shampoo/conditioner, Indie style products don't ever cut it for my hair. I need all the cones etc to combat this frizz! Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? -->sure! Size medium will usually work. No preference on style or thickness Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? --> I've never used tarot but am not opposed to it and curious about it. What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ --->It's not really my thing Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? ---> I like both! I make arm warmers. I make them from sweaters I thrifted. They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors. They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors. Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish. Long? Short? Cashmere? Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. --->If I lived in a cooler climate maybe but it's SO hot where I live and winters are typically mild. I just don't see myself wearing them. Paintbox Question: --->Journey in Satchidananda soap looks divine I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? sure! If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? any! I love floral anything and I'm all about bees. Love them What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? Ninja