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About tharsei-thanate

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    June 23, 1868, Wolf Spider, Punkie Night '12, Pa-Pow, O, Lambs-Wool, Karmê (Κάρμη), Redoul Honey, French Tobacco SN, Boober, Pickled Imp, Swank, Port Royal, Athens, Sonnet d'Automne, The Vine, Black Lily, The Apothecary, Crowley, Midnight on the Midway, Jareth, Autumn Lace.In general, tobacco and spices and teas and wood and florals (sweet pea is my fav!) and sweets and linens. Evocative blends are always good, too. Weenie blends are the best.

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  1. tharsei-thanate


    Hay and grass forward with sweet flowers just beneath, and a pretty decent throw. Exactly what I wanted out of this blend.
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    Voodoo Lily

    Interesting. When I put it on it was just lily, then I got spice, and then it morphed into something that's hard to describe. It's somewhere between metallic, carbonated, soapy, citrusy, and candy-like. It's very bright on me, not rich or creamy or dark like other reviewers have experienced. A strange one for sure, but not bad! It's like someone tossed citrus jellybeans, lime soda, and a bar of soap in a stainless steel sink and mixed them together which should be gross but I kinda dig it. Just surprise the lily disappeared, my skin usually loves lily.
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    Pumpkin Pie Musk

    Pure pumpkin spice. Not really musky, and there's only a smidge of pie crust. I have had issues with pumpkin scents in the past (aka they smell kinda like vomit on me 😳) but my skin likes spice so the spices are really amping and keeping the pumpkin in check. It gets more warm and pie-like as it mellows, but not specifically pumpkin pie, just kind of an essence of crust and general sweetness. Not bad! Was nervous to try this but it's behaving which is a win.
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    Pecan Pie Oud

    Mostly oud, a bit of sugar, a bit of spice, with an almost vanilla sweetness beneath the oud. Very woodsy and warm, like you're all bundled up trekking through a forest at twilight and can smell a bakery somewhere ahead. It doesn't specifically read as pecan pie but it's very pleasant. Wish the throw was stronger, I quite like this one! It would make a great atmo, too.
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    Cherry Cream Pie Chypre

    Ooh, this is yummy. Straight up cherry pie filling at first and then I start getting buttery crust. As it dries further it's a rich, fruity, creamy, gourmand bakery smell. Bakery notes can be weird on me sometimes but this isn't going plastic on me at all. A little further on I'm getting chypre hints but it's still mostly fruit pie. It's so good. Only complaint is that it's imp only!
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    Père Noël

    2016 Sooo I totally forgot I had a decant of this and I don't remember ever trying it, which is bonkers because this smells amazing. My skin chem is the sort that doesn't take too kindly to citrus and I'm just not a fan of anise on my skin in general but this just works. It starts out as super juicy oranges and tangerines and then it morphs into orange spiced cider. I think the spice might be from the anise? It's hard to tell because it doesn't smell at all like licorice to me. There's a veeery faint hint of lavender but it works, it's like an herbal component to the cider. I really love this, it's like the most delicious Christmas drink imaginable.
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    Baby’s First Con Panel

    Ooh, this is interesting. My skin chem doesn't usually mesh well with baked goods but this actually smells pretty amazing! Starts off very chocolately- no cookies on me, just chocolate- and then I start getting whiffs of salt and soft pretzel. It's not so strong that you'd be able to read it as a soft pretzel immediately. I think if someone sniffed you without knowing the notes they wouldn't be able to tell what it is (and then you'd tell them and they'd be like OHHHH!!! ) Overall, it has a nice mix of sweet and savory, pleasant but not overly foody. I really like this a lot, it's really unique and surprisingly wearable.
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    White flowers and brittle white musk with a streak of pomegranate. What, no reviews yet? Poor Effronterie! I think she smells beautiful. The florals and the musk are super well blended and smell very clean and fresh without veering into soap territory. The pomegranate adds this wonderful juicy sweetness to the whole thing. The throw isn't super strong and my skin drinks it up but it really is gorgeous while it lasts. It brings to mind clean white towels stained by pomegranate juice. But like, in a deliberate artsy way, not in a "dammit, I just spilled juice on my white towels, my day is ruined and now I hate pomegranates!" way.
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    Qui Aime Bien Châtie Bien

    I'm so happy I bought a bottle of this, it's soooo pretty. Totally agree with everything KittyHawk said! This is such a bright, sweet, happy blend. It makes me think of soft pastel colors when I smell it. There's also something almost effervescent about it. This is such a perfect springtime perfume, Beth's really outdone herself.
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    Santo Domingo

    Bought an imp of this to try because I loooove tobacco and I'm so happy because this is super tobacco heavy! What sets it apart from everything else in my tobacco collection is the swirl of sweet rum and a breath of florals. I think sultry is a good word for this blend. It almost smells humid to my nose, in the best possible way. It's like a tropical vacation. I really love this and I definitely need a bottle.
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    St. Clare

    This was the only Unicorn I bought because I'm a tobacco junkie and I also loooove tobacco paired with tonka and/or rum. It's like Beth made this just for me! It really smells absolutely gorgeous. I put this on and immediately I'm enveloped in a beautiful cloud of tobacco-vanilla-oudh. To me, it's evocative of a sunset with the dying rays of light pleasantly muted by a soft, hazy layer of clouds. Actually, to be more specific, it kind of reminds me of the cover of Joanna Newsom's Divers album (minus the plants at the bottom, of course- there's nothing green in this blend ). When it dries the rum starts to come out and it smells wonderful. It's mostly sweet, not too boozy, and not at all sharp on my skin. I then briefly get something that's almost like sweet rot but after a minute it goes away. Could be the sandalwood, sometimes my skin doesn't get along all that well with sandalwood. After that it's back to rum and tobacco and it stays that way for the next couple of hours. Overall, I adore this! Especially that incredible Joanna Newsom-esque stage. Absolutely heavenly. Definitely try this one if you also have skin that loves tobacco and rum!
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    Alecto is fascinating. Starts off strongly smelling like raspberries (yay!) but the wood smells weirdly like pine when wet. It's not bad, just unexpected! Once it starts drying the wood gets its act together and starts smelling like proper cedar. I also start to get that olive note, but it's nice and subtle. The raspberry fades at this point. Vetiver dirties everything up when full dry, but not too unpleasantly. At this point it smells kinda musky and medicinal, but then the raspberry gets its second wind and sweetens things up. This isn't the sort of thing I usually wear but I really dig it! The only bad part was that brief medicinal stage. Otherwise this smells really interesting. Not sure if it's bottle worthy but I'll definitely keep the imp.
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    Bulgarian Tobacco

    As a tobacco junkie I just had to get a bottle of this. I got it in the mail a while ago but I've let it age a little and I'm finally properly testing it. In the bottle it smells kind of smoky and gritty but on my skin it's super delicious and sweet, almost gourmand. It's a much brighter blend than my beloved French Tobacco, which is dark and rich with caramel goodness. Bulgarian Tobacco is a thick and rich blend, too, but it's like the daytime side of tobacco while French is the nighttime side, if that makes sense. I also find it sweeter than French Tobacco, which I didn't think was possible. There is most definitely a chewy vanilla something in here, and I'm going to say it's benzoin specifically since bpal vanilla tends to turn plastic on me and this smells amazing. I really never thought I'd love something more than French Tobacco but Bulgarian Tobacco really hit it out of the park! This is my new signature scent for sure.
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    Chaos Theory VII: Floral

    #62 When I first got my bottle I liked it but I couldn't identify what it was exactly. I'm going to attempt to finally review this even though I'm awful at picking out unknown notes. One note I can definitely identify is citrus. Normally I'm not a fan of citrus, since it turns to hard candy on me. Here, though, it actually smells good, and it isn't at all tangy, so I can only conclude it's a citrus blossom of some kind. Orange or lemon blossom. I can't exactly tell but I think it's more likely lemon. And definitely a tree blossom and not lemon verbena because lemon verbena smells like Pledge on me. The citrus is less pronounced after a while (though it still adds a beautiful freshness to the blend overall) and then everything just gets wonderfully sweet. I can't even begin to place the sweetness, haha. I don't think it's vanilla... maybe tonka? Or benzoin? The sweet note smells rich, almost gourmand, but not too foody or overpowering. Overall it's just a beautiful mix of sweet and fresh and I really super love it.
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    EPIC BPAL Spreadsheet Thread

    Oh my gosh, I wish I knew this existed sooner! A few weeks ago I started a spreadsheet from scratch to catalog my imps and its taking me forever, not to mention I want to be thorough about categories and release dates and whatnot but sometimes I just can't quite find the info I need, especially for Convergence items. I also like that this has everything, aka one can easily see what they haven't tested. I feel bad abandoning my spreadsheet, though, and switching to this. It took a lot of work to catalog almost 300 imps from scratch and I'm still not done. Oh, well.