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About Numanoid

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  • Birthday 12/29/1970


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    Boise, Idaho
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    Western Diamondback
  • Favorite Scents
    Scents I love: Smoky, foody, warm, spicy, snowy, peppermint, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, peppery, fireplace type, incensy, some leather, vanilla. DO NOT LIKE: PATCHOULI, boozy, soda pop like fizzy, aquatic, ozone, metallic or tobacco.... florals & fruity can go either way.....

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  1. Numanoid

    Bourbon-Soaked Apples Hair Gloss

    Sautéed with brown sugar and lemon juice. So... I am a sucker for apple scents, so I had to get this one! Sniffing in the bottle, I get the bourbon and, luckily, the apples. Scents with whiskey, rum, bourbon, etc etc can either be good or way too much, so far, sniffing, this is right in the middle. In my hair, (applied to dry hair) it stays the same... it mellows a bit, which is good. I get the sweet apples and the bourbon is there, but not too much. Not detecting brown sugar or lemon, but that could be part of the sweet apple scent I get. This seems to have a medium throw and it is very lovely!! It is a very nice balance between sweet of the apples and the sharpness of the bourbon!
  2. Numanoid

    Gingerbread, Coffee Bean and Smoked Vanilla

    In the bottle, sniffing, I get REAL gingerbread! Very excited to try this as I love coffee and gingerbread scents, and to have BOTH! WHOO!! On my skin, I also get a real gingerbread scent with a touch of a lemon-like aspect. So far so good.. As it dries, I too am not getting much of a coffee scent out of this, sadly, but it is still very good. If you like gingerbread notes, then get this! I am also guessing with age it will be very good!
  3. Numanoid

    Goblin Stampede

    No one can keep a goblin away from a good bargain: a jolt of Turkish coffee with cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  I saw this and HAD to get it... every note are ones I love! In the bottle: I let this sit for a whole day...it was SO COLD when I got it. I get the Turkish coffee instantly! Oh it smells amazing! On skin: The cardamom comes out first and foremost. Not getting other notes as of yet. Oh crap, It starts to fade quickly...oh..please stay!!! Dry down: I get barely a whiff of... not sure. might be the nutmeg? Not getting any cinnamon, coffee or cardamom from this! 😪 I'll let it age for a bit..hoping it will get stronger. Stays real close to the skin on me, but I have to put my nose real close to my skin to smell it.
  4. Numanoid

    Beast Biscuit

    Pumpkin gingerbread with blackberry cream frosting. OOh to be first! Saw the notes on this one and HAD to get it!! Sniffing in the bottle, I get a sweet, yet light, gingerbread mixed with the blackberry. Not creamy as of yet...just straight up liquid blackberry and gingerbread. On my skin, the pumpkin comes out a little, but I still get mostly blackberry and gingerbread! What a fun combo this is! It has a light to medium throw on me...it goes back and forth. As it dries, it stays the same...not getting much pumpkin out of this, but maybe it is just a close scent to the gingerbread that I can't pinpoint it, but any bakery/foody/gourmad lovers out there, you will like this... and it isn't overpowering. It is just right... I catch whiffs of it...and that is from just putting it on my wrists. But it's fine if you work in close proximity to people and don't want to offend. I think this will age wonderfully!
  5. Numanoid

    Pumpkin S'mores Hair Gloss

    Thanks to the wonderful doomsday_disco above, I was able to buy a decant from her. I LOVE this!! Sniffing, I get all the notes!! The pumpkin, the graham cracker, chocolate and a slight whiff of the marshmallow. Not sure I am detecting any smoke, but love it all the same!! In my hair, it stays true...medium throw for me and love how I still can smell all the notes! Win for sure!
  6. Numanoid

    Blue Pumpkin Floss Hair Gloss

    Puffy clouds of pumpkin candyfloss with a trickle of blackberry juice. So, I love the perfume... and had to try this! Sniffing in the bottle, I get a slight whiff of the blackberry... and then... something....grainy. Grainy blackberry juice. Hmm... Of course, I only have used aged BPF perfume, as I wasn't around when it was first released, but the HG smells different to me. In my hair, it stays the same. Very light, not a lot of throw and no pumpkin candy floss. Kind of disappointed. Maybe I will sit on it a while and see if it changes. Edit to add... well, after a while, I get no blackberry juice or any pumpkin candy floss. Just this odd, light, grain smell in my hair!
  7. Numanoid

    Pomegranate Grove: Snake Oil

    I get a mostly heavy, dark pomegranate out of this. I do get the Snake Oil as well, but it is a background player in this. If you like dark, heavy scents, this is for you. I applied only a tiny bit on my wrist and I can smell it wafting up! Dark fruit scents can go either way for me, and this one is kind of in the middle. Can't decide if I like it or not... but I do love Snake Oil, so I will see.
  8. Numanoid

    Dignified. Elegant. Sophisticated.

    In the decant, yep... a blast of bubblegum. I actually never got a bubblegum scent from the Lab because it is a note that isn't my thing.. but I can't pass up anything with Snake Oil in it. It does sweeten up the S.O. as it dries, but it is quite... good. I'm surprised, since I am not a fan of girly, overly sweet scents, as bubblegum implies. It does go a bit plastic-y on me, but the S.O. keeps it from being icky! Don't think I need a bottle since I think this is one I wouldn't reach for.
  9. Numanoid

    Scorched Marshmallows

    Agree with Zzankoku...it has a smokiness to it, but has a light milk choco, marshmallow and graham cracker note all mixed together. it's really lovely... and yes, it is light on me. Not heavy or cloying, so if you are afraid of it being that way, it isn't! Edit to add mine is a decant.
  10. Numanoid

    Snake Skin

    2018 Version SO... I LOVE Snake Skin. I have the 2017 version which is amazing!! This one, to me, is basically the same, but..wearing it, it is not as strong and not as much throw as the 2017 version. If the 2017 version was too much for you, you might like this one better...at least for now. I let mine sit for a while before testing it and it might get stronger over time, due to the aging process, but this is definitely not as potent. It is still that leather scent mixed with the Snake Oil, but seems paler in comparison...still wonderful.
  11. Bundled in blankets by a roaring fire. No reviews yet?? Ok...here goes... So, for me, leather notes can be either full on amazing or absolutely NO for me. I ADORE Snake Skin and Western Diamondback. I tried to like Whip, and Riding Crop, was too strong. So, with that being said, I thought I would try this... thinking the nut note might be an interesting co-star to the leather. (nut notes are the same for me as leather notes). In the decant, sniffing....I get a little whiff of the leather... the chestnut is also present, but neither are overwhelming. In my damp hair, it changes.... it really smells like there is a smokiness to this... a bonfire smoke added. The leather and the chestnut are not front and center, but they are there... so that with the smokiness, is actually quite lovely. It has a good throw for me, so this is one that would be perfect for an outside campfire, but not sure it would be welcome in any work-place setting if you have to be in close proximity to someone. As it dries a bit, it is a leather, (not suede) that was hung near a fire...the leather is surprisingly not over-cloying, but still can smell it around my head!! if you are a leather fan and love the bonfire smoke smell, this is for you!
  12. Numanoid

    Peppermint Cocoa Hair Gloss

    So, I love peppermint... in any form. Candy, perfume, candles, you name it. However, for some reason, the peppermint notes in the oils tend to disappear in a flash on my skin. SO, seeing this HG, I thought, well, maybe this will be different, and IT IS!! Sniffing in the bottle, I get just chocolate... no peppermint at all. Uh oh! BUT applying it to my damp hair, I still got just a light milk chocolate scent... I was getting worried, but then, after a couple seconds, BOOM!! The peppermint emerges! It is so good...and it seems to be staying around!! It does have a low throw to me, but it is at least there!! Very light peppermint cocoa!! I love it. Try this if you are like me....this is very much ok to wear without worrying about it being cloying. Light, peppermint-y with that touch of hot cocoa!! YUM!
  13. Numanoid

    Blackcurrant Sufganiyot

    Had to try this one... Tried the others, but the Strawberry one, like usual, went a bit plastic-y....the Raspberry, YUM, so I figured this one might be good. As I honestly don't know the scent difference between blackcurrant and blackberry, I usually do well with "purple" fruits. In the bottle...I smell the purple fruity jam and dough!! So far so good! On skin, the fruit comes out in a big way... jammy and sugary and doughy! Love it! I understand all the love it's getting above...this is so gourmand and foody! Want to eat one now, dammit! As it dries, it stays the same... has a good throw for me. If the other Sufganyiots worked for you, give this one a whirl!!
  14. Numanoid

    Egg Nog Gingersnap Hair Gloss

    This smells so good! In the bottle, I get rich egg nog and the gingersnap right behind it... a very yummy mixture. In my hair, I get a nice balanced blend of both the egg nog and gingersnap. I agree with above, it is cozy and just sweet enough to not make your teeth ache! it is surprisingly light on me, but present... I can smell it without having to shove my hair in my nose. This is a perfect scent to wear to work or Christmas party and you won't offend anyone nearby!! Gourmand and foody without being overly so.
  15. Numanoid

    Chocolate con Arequipe Hair Gloss

    And an extra dash of cinnamon! Got this for Christmas! In the bottle, very light milk chocolate. I don't smell any cinnamon, so a dash must be correct! In my damp hair, at first, it reminds me of El Dia Los Reyes, but then it quickly just fades... got milk chocolate at first, and then, after like 30 seconds, I don't smell anything. Even pushing my hair in my face. Oh well.... that's the way it goes.