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    Classics and everything related to them; movies, particularly those that are so-bad-they're-good; traveling; knitting; the occasional drink; listening to music, especially girls with pianos and boys with fast guitars; writing bad poetry; and spending waaaaay too much time on the internet.
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  1. anomie

    The Waltz of the Snowflakes

    Simply lovely and evocative of the dance. For me this is vanilla and pine with a breath of mint for the first several hours, before resolving to a soft, sweet vanilla drydown that's uncomplicated and calming. I'll be wearing this the rest of the winter, and possibly on hot summer days when I want to cool down. (Side note: reviewing this during a massive nor'easter made me crack up.)
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    Mother Ginger

    On my wrists, Mother Ginger is less gingerbread cookie and more spice cabinet. This is a great thing, though, as it takes it from being just a foodie scent (while I love them, I have too many) to something a little more workable for days when I don't want to smell edible. The sweetness of the marshmallow and vanilla forms a solid base for the nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon, but it doesn't sting at all. It's just a comforting, snuggly scent without being infantile - like a warm cashmere blanket.
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    Candy Corn Coated Candy Apple

    Sugar-Slathered Candy Apple is one of my favorite BPAL scents ever, so I had high hopes for this. And it's pretty, really; it's a much tarter and fresher and greener and juicier apple than in SSCA. I don't get much of the buttery note, though, or the vanilla or cinnamon. And there's so much sugar in this scent that it goes past "candied apple" into "apple candy," to the point where I smell like a Jolly Rancher. Candy corn is one of my favorite parts of Halloween but I just don't smell it in here at all. This is a great scent, it's just not what I had hoped for.
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    Joyful Moon

    Dark Alice used the word "sophisticated" up above, and I think that's a perfect description for how this turns out on me. It's beautiful in an understated way, and feels more grown up in some ways. I think that's the orris playing off the musk and the honeysuckle, all of it blanketed by the soft vanilla. Utterly lovely and something I can see myself wearing to work a lot. "Joyful" might feel a little exuberant for this blend, though; "contented" might be better for my personal reaction!
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    Rosy Maple

    Imp: Holy cow sweet fruit! Definitely getting the huckleberry, the candyfloss/sugar, and the sweet pea. Intriguing. Wet: The sweet pea shoves its way to the front, perching atop the tart berries and the lemon blossom. Drydown: Sweet pea heavy, other sweet things lurking behind. I close my eyes and I see clouds of pink trimmed with lace. Very sweet, very feminine.
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    Spicebush Swallowtail

    Imp: CLOVE! Also brown sugar. Mostly CLOVE! Wet: Spicy and warm. This smells like the Yankee Candle workshop used to, back when it was loads of candles in wooden bins with a window into the factory behind. Early drydown: It's calmed down quite a bit; still spicy and woody and warm, but the clove isn't as aggressive and the sweetness of the plum is coming out. Later drydown: Pretty much the same. It's very nice, but it's just not me.
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    Great Grey Witch

    Imp: Definitely getting the "sugared cereal" note right out of the decant. Froot Loops! I'm also getting a powdery note - the chamomile, maybe - under it that also drags the scent towards "baby wipes." Unfortunate. Wet: Okay, no powder, just froot loops. It makes my teeth hurt. Early drydown: Lemon fresh baby wipes. Eergh. Later drydown: The fruity scent has all but vanished; now it's powdery, sweet and warm. Warrants further testing, but I like it.
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    The first time I tried this, it was a perfectly pleasant and sweet vanilla. Actually, it was how I wanted the Bath and Body Works scent Warm Vanilla Sugar to smell - that stuff smells like evil plasticky death to me regardless of who's wearing it. Gypsy... was sugared vanilla and delicious. Today I gave it another full-day test, and maybe it's having a clearer nose or maybe it's being at a different point in my hormonal cycle, but I can smell the cardamom this time all toasty and delicious underneath the sweetness. Om nom nom nom nom. Might have to get a bottle.
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    Tiger Lily

    Slowly working my way through my never-reviewed frimp backlog. Yes, I have had this for ages and never actually used it. Whoops. But it does what it says on the tin - it's a lovely, warm, sunny lily scent. I don't get any honey from it, which is okay. It just reminds me of walking past my neighbor Windy's house - she plants tiger lilies on both sides of the sidewalk, and for a week or so in summer it smells like heaven.
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    The Malignant Dreams of Cthulhu in Love

    So I was buying my bff a Tardis USB hub for her birthday and this found its way into the order. Whoops? Bottle: Thick, dark chocolate. Almost unsweetened. Wet: Y'all this is WEIRD. Chocolate and almost mealy greens. Quick drydown: This is like beer. A nice rich stout. WTF, skin. Later drydown: Still beery. Man. This is WEIRD.
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    Tin Foil Hat

    Imp: Fresh and clean and ozoney. Wet: Very kind of stereotypically "fresh." Dry: Yeah, kind of a generic dudely cologne scent. But I am keeping this for the name and it will never stop being funny. ETA that I wore this yesterday and my sister declared it her favorite scent on me ever. O.o Different strokes...
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    Teatime in Roswell

    Imp: CAAAAAAKE! Wet: Buttery CAKE! And a cucumber slice. Quick drydown: Cukes and biscuits. Later drydown: Tea, with a cucumber sandwich. Interesting but not bottleworthy.
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    Menacing Ionospheric Research Instrument

    Imp: Metallic mint. Wet: Definitely smell the sage now, and the grounding (haha) of the amber. Quick drydown: There's something about this that reminds me a lot of Ether. That same clear, calm, yet sinister quality. Dry: Cool light, like shimmering reflections. Probably keeping the sample, but I don't feel a need for a full bottle.
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    Skytyping with Chemtrails

    In the imp: lemon drops! Wet: I think it might be the "chemical undernote" that is taking this from lemon drop candy to Lemon Drop boozy cocktail. Quick drydown: TAKING OVER MY ARM Later drydown: This has calmed down a lot. Sweet and lemony and definitely not smelling like cleaning fluid. Ought to make a good summer scent!
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    Staged Moon Landing

    In the imp: sweet powdery dust. I didn't know the moon rocks were made of candy! Wet: Still very powdery and sweet, but I can smell the sandalwood. Quick drydown: Ugh, playdough. And yet I can't stop sniffing. I'm intrigued. Later drydown: This really reminds me of Lush's American Cream. Unfortunately it reminds me of the somewhat plasticky note I got from that. Swap pile!