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About waffelo13

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    Reading, hiking, photography, nature. <br />Succumbing to curiosity.<br />Hugging.<br />Laughing.<br />People-watching.
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    I give up


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    Snake Oil, Antique Lace, Oblivion, Dorian, Pink Moon 07, Whitechapel, Villian, TKO, Sybaris, Scherezade. Possets Madame X. Frapin 1270.


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    Capricorn Sun, Gemini moon, Taurus rising.
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  1. waffelo13

    Pink Moon 2007

    I adore Pink Moon 07. I can't add anything unique to what previous reviewers have said, just that this is a beautiful blend. It's spicy but sweet - sugared carnations. Very warm and pink, but not a bubblegum pink - it's more of a peachy pink with toasted sugar edges. It's lovely, one of my favorites ever!
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    What's the best coconut blend?

    My favorite coconut blend is Black Pearl (GC!) and my second runner up is The Star, although it is discontinued. If you can track down a sniffie, it's a beautiful warm citrus coconut - very nice for summer!
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    Brown Jenkin

    I've had this imp of Brown Jenkins for approximately one year. When I first tried it, it was "like" - a nice light coconutty blend, but I thought it lacked a little depth and warmth and I sort of ignored it for a long while. Well one year later, this blend has aged into a sultry, smooth coconut / incense / sandalwood harmony! I've worn nothing but Brown Jenkins fro the past week and wish I had more tucked away. This, on me, is brown sugar coconut (even though sugar isn't in the notes) - delicious! Next order will include a bottle to tuck away for future use - definitely!
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    I get so happy when I find an easily accessible GC scent that I adore! Fascinum is one of them... It is warm and spicy, very complex. On my skin, this scent is the love child of Morocco and Mum Moon - just lovely. I suspect this will age beautifully, too.
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    Love's Philosophy

    *Sigh* Foody BPALs and I usually get along famously, especially vanilla scents. Love's Philosophy and I are not meant to be, within moments of application I get waxy, plastic vanilla. Honestly, I'm quite heartbroken over this turn of events... it must be the cream note. I'll try it again, maybe my skin was wonky that day - but I suspect it's going off to swaps.
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    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    If you can locate it, Tarot: The Star is a scent that screams "summer" to me. It's like a day at the beach, coconutty and sort of citrusy. It was discontinued though (But maybe you can find some... it hasn't been discontinued that long) Also, my big hug scent is Antique Lace, but it's more "comforting" than uplifting to me.
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    I don't write many reviews, but after falling into Oblivion ::cheesy:: - I couldn't help myself. This was a frimp from the Lab, and I must confess that I really didn't even consider it because of the dark green color alone. I thought it would be a "green" scent, and they don't generally work for me. It sat for months on the shelf, ignored. How naive of me... I'm a fan of spicy, woody, warm musky scents and this one fits the bill beautifully! I'm terrible with individual notes but I'm getting musk, saffron and spicy woods. On me, the patchouli plays nice and sits in the back seat quietly - that's how I like my patchouli: Well Behaved. It is a very peaceful scent for me, warm and comforting. I don't consider it to be too masculine for a woman, at least with my chemistry. All in all, it is a gorgeous blend - maybe one of my favorites so far. Bottle purchase, definitely. Yummy!
  8. I'm limited in the scents I've tried, but to me Dark = Schwarzer Mond, if you can find some. Since you're a fan of patchouli, that's a bonus! (Come to think of it, I haven't worn this in ages - bet it has aged nicely...)
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    Owl Baby Night Scents

    For night-time, TKO is a beautiful lavender-vanilla, but it is very concentrated! I'd use it sparingly for a toddler... My go-to comfort scent is Antique Lace, it's a warm and snuggly vanilla hug. While I don't have any kidlets of my own, I suspect vanilla might be calming for the wee ones.
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    Call it a broken heart, a break-up, heartache...

    This might be a strange rec, but I found the Music of Erich Zahn to be immensely comforting. Once when I was upset and my heart was hurting, I put it on for the first time and I felt just like I was being hugged - it was that effective. It's now my go-to scent when I'm feeling bad. I then read the reviews and was very surprised to hear it was ghoulish and tortured.
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    I adore Morocco. I can't add anything new to what's been said already - It is definitely evocative of Snake Oil, but sweeter and more "golden" while SO to me is more of a "burnt sienna" scent. Vanilla is not listed in the notes, but I'm getting a strong vanilla vibe. Spicy, delicious - very sexy. This is absolutely gorgeous and just shot right up to my favorites! Unfortunately, on my skin, the staying power is a bit on the light side - maybe this will change with age. I do suspect this will age beautifully. Bottle purchase: YES!
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    OH my - TKO is a gorgeous blend. As others have posted, it's a warm vanilla laced with lavender, and while there is a mildly sharp note in the background (our guess was pine or cedar) - it's no where near as sharp as Somnus. The warmth of the vanilla takes the edge off the sharpness, it's an afterthought. It's delicious, I'd love to be able to wear it 24/7 - but I'll save it for bedtime only. I've been plagued with sleep problems my entire life, and with this blend I slept so deeply and actually... dreamed! (that rarely happens) It was hard to shake the sleep from my brain when I first woke up this morning, but after I did - I feel great!! Yay for Elizabeth and the Labbies for TKO - it's a keeper! Thank you SO much!
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    Looking for a BPAL that Resembles a Favorite Perfume

    Bvlgari pour Femme ----> Sybaris
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    Looking for a BPAL that Resembles a Favorite Perfume

    If you like Bvlgari pour Femme, then you may want to try Syabris. Beautifully similar, I've enjoyed Bvlgari Femme for years - but it would vanish within an hour. Not Sybaris! I'm still looking for a BPAL that resembles my beloved Frapin 1270, notes: exotic woods, spice, raisin, vine flowers, pepper, candied orange, nut, hazelnut, prune, cocoa, coffee, leather, woods, white honey, vanilla. If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them!
  15. I'll second the Mme Moriarty, on me it is very similar to Snake Oil. And I'll also second the dragon's blood note - I recently received a Dragon's Milk frimp from the Lab and I adored it! It's not that it smells like Snake Oil, but has the same feeling / depth to it. Very warm and sweet and yummy...