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furygrrl

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    Currently and alphabetically... GC: 51, Alice, Antikythera Mechanism, Aperotos Eros, Bengal, Black Pearl, Dana O'Shee, Grand Guignol, Hermia, Liz, Obatala, Perversion, Severin, Snake Oil, Temple of Dreams, Tushnamatay, Ultraviolet, The Velvets, Wanton LE: Ava, Black Monster on Umbrella, Coxcomb, CTIV: 399, The Diamond's Gong, Enraged Bunny Musk, Forever is Mercy Built, Gingerbread Goblin, Halloween: Las Vegas, Lady Lilith, L'Autunno, Litha 06, Loosening of the Obi, Lovers in a Rice Field, Mlle. Lilith, Mme. Moriarty, Samhain, Skytyping with Chemtrails, Sleepy Moon, Snow-Flakes, The Snow Storm, Under the Harvest Moon, Zombie Apocalypse Notes I tend to like: almond, aloe, apple, apricot, bergamot, carnation, cassia/cinnamon, chamomile, coconut, freesia, grapefruit, iris, lavender, leather, lemon, lilac, lily, lime, mango, melon, mint, most musks, nectarine, patchouli, peach, pear, peony, pepper, plum, powder, primrose, red currant, saffron, sandalwood, tea, tobacco, tonka, vanilla, violet Notes that are iffy: anise, aquatics, bamboo, black currant, cardamom, cedar, cherry, clove, cocoa, copal, cranberry, cream, fig, frankincense, ginger, grape, hazelnut, honey, ivy, jasmine, juniper, lotus, milk, neroli, nutmeg, orange, orange blossom, pine, pomegranate, rose, rosemary, rum, skin musk, various woods, vetiver, wine, ylang ylang Notes that tend to hate me: AMBER, ambergris, benzoin, blackberry, brown/burnt sugar, butter, champaca, cumin, cypress, dirt, dragon's blood, gardenia, linen, myrrh, narcissus, oakmoss, opoponax, orchid, ozone, pumpkin, sage, strawberry, sweet pea, white rose

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    My interests include: the hubby, our four (RIP Shmerm, Pagan, and Francis) feline babies, veganism, Animal Rights, cooking, reading, writing, shopping, and smellies, naturally. ^_^

    Books: fantasy, horror/supernatural, erotica

    TV: Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, iZombie, Degrassi, Supernatural, Reign, Downton Abbey, Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars, Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes, Archer, Mad Men, Venture Bros, Sunny in Philly, X-Men: Evo, X-Files, Buffy, Angel, cooking shows, cartoons

    Anime: Fruits Basket, Berserk, Rurouni Kenshin, Sailormoon, Ouran High Host Club, Inuyasha

    Video Games: Fallout, Skyrim, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Oblivion, DDR, most RPGs and Survival Horror games

    Misc Obsessions: zombies, X-Men, sharks, fanfiction, autumn, baths, plants, and rain

    Movies: Anything with zombies or dystopian themes, Jaws, The Virgin Suicides, Gone with the Wind, West Side Story, Napoleon Dynamite, the Hunger Games series, Amelie, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Quills, Labyrinth, Rocky Horror, Monsoon Wedding, Last of the Mohicans, Divergence, Bridget Jones' Diary, Equilibrium, Domino, Casino Royale...

    Music: Air, High Highs, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Radical Face, Vast, Moby, HIM, Delerium, Beach House, Washed Out, Florence + the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Sia, Metric, Therion, Neverending White Lights, Zero 7, Goldfrapp, most Lo-Fi bands, lots of soundtracks

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  1. furygrrl

    Grand Guignol v4

    In the bottle: Super dark, super rich, medicinal fruit cough syrup. On wet: Ooooh...delicious apricot simmered in sweet musk. Decadent and candylicious. Drydown: There was a brief, worrisome moment of "omg, EVIL PLASTIC!" but that seems to have faded. Now I'm getting a sweet, lightly fruited musk with a vague brandied undertone. I also keep getting these odd hits of...violet candy? Whenever it registers, I'm reminded of Psychological Horror, even though they're nothing alike in terms of notes or "feel". Weird. Overall: I like this blend! It's not as smooth as I would like - especially when compared to the gorgeous released version - but I think that age will help with that. Fruit and musk and sweet stuff grounded with a smidge of something darker are favourites in my scent stable, so I think this proto - which hits all those marks - will eventually do very well for itself. Until it has a chance to soften those rough edges, though, it rates a 3/5.
  2. furygrrl

    Grand Guignol v4

    In the bottle: Super dark, super rich, medicinal fruit cough syrup. On wet: Ooooh...delicious apricot simmered in sweet musk. Decadent and candylicious. Drydown: There was a brief, worrisome moment of "omg, EVIL PLASTIC!" but that seems to have faded. Now I'm getting a sweet, lightly fruited musk with a vague brandied undertone. I also keep getting these odd hits of...violet candy? Whenever it registers, I'm reminded of Psychological Horror, even though they're nothing alike in terms of notes or "feel". Weird. Overall: I like this blend! It's not as smooth as I would like - especially when compared to the gorgeous released version - but I think that age will help with that. Fruit and musk and sweet stuff grounded with a smidge of something darker are favourites in my scent stable, so I think this proto - which hits all those marks - will eventually do very well for itself. Until it has a chance to soften those rough edges, though, it rates a 3/5.
  3. furygrrl

    CD: Misfortune Teller v3

    In the bottle: very similar to the released version, but there's a hint of something lighter/sweeter swirled into the mix. Interesting... On wet: Sweet vanilla with a fruity sparkle - creamy and smooth. Definitely not the heavy, heady red musk n' fruit combo I'm used to! Drydown: It's kinda difficult to get this scent sniffed out accurately - it's faded down so much! What I can smell is a much softer, lighter version of my favourite Misfortune Teller - like someone's added a few drops of the released blend to a bottle of creamy vanilla. The red musk and fruitiness is still present, but not as prominent, and there's a much sweeter edge to both. I'm not certain - it could be the way my nose is interpreting the mix of components - but I'm catching a hint of leather and possibly something resiny, too. Hmm...the longer it dries, the heavier/richer it gets. Overall: M. Moriarty is my favourite scent and has been for quite some time now. Mlle. Lilith is a close second. They're similar in feel, but serve the many different moods I have. When I want something close to either released version - but NOT a released version (gotta love those annoyingly indecisive days, lol) - then this proto will be a great option, especially once it's had a chance to age into the glorious deliciousness I know it will become. Currently a 4/5 and a keeper.
  4. furygrrl

    CD: Misfortune Teller v3

    In the bottle: very similar to the released version, but there's a hint of something lighter/sweeter swirled into the mix. Interesting... On wet: Sweet vanilla with a fruity sparkle - creamy and smooth. Definitely not the heavy, heady red musk n' fruit combo I'm used to! Drydown: It's kinda difficult to get this scent sniffed out accurately - it's faded down so much! What I can smell is a much softer, lighter version of my favourite Misfortune Teller - like someone's added a few drops of the released blend to a bottle of creamy vanilla. The red musk and fruitiness is still present, but not as prominent, and there's a much sweeter edge to both. I'm not certain - it could be the way my nose is interpreting the mix of components - but I'm catching a hint of leather and possibly something resiny, too. Hmm...the longer it dries, the heavier/richer it gets. Overall: M. Moriarty is my favourite scent and has been for quite some time now. Mlle. Lilith is a close second. They're similar in feel, but serve the many different moods I have. When I want something close to either released version - but NOT a released version (gotta love those annoyingly indecisive days, lol) - then this proto will be a great option, especially once it's had a chance to age into the glorious deliciousness I know it will become. Currently a 4/5 and a keeper.
  5. furygrrl

    Scent for Halloween?

    Bunny Musk'd over here as well.
  6. furygrrl

    What scents are masculine? Gender-neutral?

    The DH's top ten: Vicomte de Valmont Galvanic Goggles Wilde Spider Aureus Men Ringing Bell with Penises Johnathan Harker Saint-Germain No. 93 Engine Crowley Honourable mentions go to: Calico Jack Orpheus Frederic (this aged incredibly well!) C. Auguste Dupin Violens Lurid Library And thanks for mentioning how Manners Among Men and Women worked for some of the menfolk out there - I'm eager to test this one on the DH now!
  7. furygrrl

    Carnal

    In the imp: YUM! Sweet mandarin. A tip of the hat to those of you who mention the gummy bear connection - it's a *dead on* description, lol! On wet: Fizzy, fruity, orange-y. Yes, it's reminiscent of Tang orange drink. Drydown: Sweet n' simple. Fig on the bottom, mandarin on top. I can't decide if I smell more like candy, or a really, REALLY good bath product! Overall: I don't know if I'd wear this very often, but it's definitely cheerful and lovely and huffable. Suitable for any occasion, and more than appropriate for any age group - especially the wee BPAL addicts-in-training. A fun 3/5. (I'm thinking I may layer this with Plunder for some spicy orange tea goodness!!)
  8. furygrrl

    Carnal

    In the imp: YUM! Sweet mandarin. A tip of the hat to those of you who mention the gummy bear connection - it's a *dead on* description, lol! On wet: Fizzy, fruity, orange-y. Yes, it's reminiscent of Tang orange drink. Drydown: Sweet n' simple. Fig on the bottom, mandarin on top. I can't decide if I smell more like candy, or a really, REALLY good bath product! Overall: I don't know if I'd wear this very often, but it's definitely cheerful and lovely and huffable. Suitable for any occasion, and more than appropriate for any age group - especially the wee BPAL addicts-in-training. A fun 3/5. (I'm thinking I may layer this with Plunder for some spicy orange tea goodness!!)
  9. furygrrl

    Ephemera

    In the imp: Whew! That's some strong muguet! When you get past the LotV attack, the scent underneath is very bright and sweet. On wet: Hmm, it's softly floral once applied. The chamomile is present as well, coming across as a slightly honeyed, grassy-type smell. I can definitely understand the banana references, though - I'm getting a hint of that, too. Drydown: Sweet, almost jarring florals. Something vaguely dusty - usually I attribute this to orchids, but I'm not seeing any in the listed notes. Perhaps a sneaky mystery orchid? Or maybe there's another flower that gives off the same powdery-dusty vibe? The chamomile is working underneath the flowery jumble, putting out a smooth, sweet, almost golden calmness to ground the crazy. I'm sad to say it's not enough... Overall: I'd always wanted to try this blend - I'm mad for chamomile, violets, and autumn leaves. The other floral aspects usually perform well against my skin chemistry, too. For whatever reason, this mix of notes doesn't want to play nice on me - it just wants to alternate between "bananas gone wild" and sweeet n' dusty floral overload. 2/5
  10. furygrrl

    Ephemera

    In the imp: Whew! That's some strong muguet! When you get past the LotV attack, the scent underneath is very bright and sweet. On wet: Hmm, it's softly floral once applied. The chamomile is present as well, coming across as a slightly honeyed, grassy-type smell. I can definitely understand the banana references, though - I'm getting a hint of that, too. Drydown: Sweet, almost jarring florals. Something vaguely dusty - usually I attribute this to orchids, but I'm not seeing any in the listed notes. Perhaps a sneaky mystery orchid? Or maybe there's another flower that gives off the same powdery-dusty vibe? The chamomile is working underneath the flowery jumble, putting out a smooth, sweet, almost golden calmness to ground the crazy. I'm sad to say it's not enough... Overall: I'd always wanted to try this blend - I'm mad for chamomile, violets, and autumn leaves. The other floral aspects usually perform well against my skin chemistry, too. For whatever reason, this mix of notes doesn't want to play nice on me - it just wants to alternate between "bananas gone wild" and sweeet n' dusty floral overload. 2/5
  11. furygrrl

    Plunder

    In the imp: Supa' Spicy! Cinnamon, specifically. On wet: Cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon...with just a *hint* of tea. Drydown: Mmm...still predominantly cinnamon-yum, but the sweet, grounding scent of sandalwood has finally emerged. It takes a few minutes, but clove shows up next, followed by nutmeg, then the vaguely sweetish allspice. Not getting tobacco or peppercorn - and even the tea seems to have been overshadowed by the main spices - but I'm sure they're all in there, adding their deliciousness to the mix. Overall: This is one of the most fab spice scents I've ever encountered. It's dry, intense, wonderfully warm, authentic, and all together wearable - no generic candle or potpourri smell going on over here! I can see this being worn all by itself on cold days, or layered under something else to kick up the heat a notch. Excellent addition to the spicy love line-up. 4/5
  12. furygrrl

    Plunder

    In the imp: Supa' Spicy! Cinnamon, specifically. On wet: Cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon...with just a *hint* of tea. Drydown: Mmm...still predominantly cinnamon-yum, but the sweet, grounding scent of sandalwood has finally emerged. It takes a few minutes, but clove shows up next, followed by nutmeg, then the vaguely sweetish allspice. Not getting tobacco or peppercorn - and even the tea seems to have been overshadowed by the main spices - but I'm sure they're all in there, adding their deliciousness to the mix. Overall: This is one of the most fab spice scents I've ever encountered. It's dry, intense, wonderfully warm, authentic, and all together wearable - no generic candle or potpourri smell going on over here! I can see this being worn all by itself on cold days, or layered under something else to kick up the heat a notch. Excellent addition to the spicy love line-up. 4/5
  13. furygrrl

    The Zieba Tree

    In the imp: Mmm...really high-end shampoo. On wet: Clean, clean, clean! Watery, with just a hint of something floral - again, it brings to mind some gorgeously expensive bath product. Niiiiice! Drydown: This is *so* clean, so cool, so fresh, it's like I'm in taking a bubble bath. In a lake. While it's raining ever so softly. And pale flowers are floating all around. And the breeze is mild and equally fragrant. Very pretty and evocative...though a tad too perfumey for my taste, heh. The peach eventually peeps out from beneath all those blossoms and well-blended notes, but it's majorly overshadowed by the primary players. Overall: Quite a heady fragrance, though it maintains a lightness that's very appealing. Reminds me quite a bit of 51 - in feeling, rather than scent similarity. Both are glittery, perfumey, floral-fruit-white resin compositions, and I think both could pass for complex commercial scents (in a good way, mind). Not sure if a bottle is in my future, as I already have 51 to see to this particular olfactory niche, but I will absolutely be keeping and using my imp. 3/5
  14. furygrrl

    The Zieba Tree

    In the imp: Mmm...really high-end shampoo. On wet: Clean, clean, clean! Watery, with just a hint of something floral - again, it brings to mind some gorgeously expensive bath product. Niiiiice! Drydown: This is *so* clean, so cool, so fresh, it's like I'm in taking a bubble bath. In a lake. While it's raining ever so softly. And pale flowers are floating all around. And the breeze is mild and equally fragrant. Very pretty and evocative...though a tad too perfumey for my taste, heh. The peach eventually peeps out from beneath all those blossoms and well-blended notes, but it's majorly overshadowed by the primary players. Overall: Quite a heady fragrance, though it maintains a lightness that's very appealing. Reminds me quite a bit of 51 - in feeling, rather than scent similarity. Both are glittery, perfumey, floral-fruit-white resin compositions, and I think both could pass for complex commercial scents (in a good way, mind ). Not sure if a bottle is in my future, as I already have 51 to see to this particular olfactory niche, but I will absolutely be keeping and using my imp. 3/5
  15. furygrrl

    Berry Moon

    In the bottle: Figgy, blueberry musk! On wet: Light honey, something herbal - kinda perfumey, but very pretty. Drydown: It's taken a little while, but musky berries have finally become the order of the day! Still a bit perfumey, still quite honey-sweet, but definitely a nose-to-skin scent. The blueberries are the dominant component, right up there with the figged-out musk. Honey is keeping things sugared up nicely. The poor raspberries are indistinct for most of the time, but there *is* the tiniest swirl of something red hugging the scent's edge - I imagine that's them. Overall: A really lovely blend! The honey-musk-fig-berry combo works extremely well, and each note (with the exception of the elusive raspberry) is quite pronounced. I expect this will age fabulously, with the berries becoming even more obvious - just like Crawdad Dream did, much to my delight! - so I will definitely be hanging on to my bottle. 3.5/5
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