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  1. doomsday_disco

    Little Maggie

    Freshly applied, the honeyed patchouli, cacao, and mallow flower stand out to me the most, backed by the white sandalwood. It becomes drier and less sweet over time as the patchouli and sandalwood assert themselves, leaving behind a soft patch-dominant scent by the end of the day with the dry sandalwood not far behind it, with just the barest trace of the mallow flower that once was. I'm glad I got to try this, but I wish the sweeter notes had decided to stick around on me!
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    Ut Ameris, Amabilis Esto

    On me, this is mostly squishy bits of strawberry and rose with the fresh rose note increases with strength over time. There's hints of orange, lavender, and benzoin in the background, but mostly it's a strawberry-tinged rose party on me. I do think sniffing it helps to calm the nerves. I don't think I need to upgrade to a bottle of this one, but I'll definitely be keeping my decant!
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    Boney Moon 2022

    This starts off strongest on the lunar herbs on me, followed by the cedar. I think that lemongrass (or something lemony) and sage are among the herbs. Then the cedar gains strength and it ends up being a dry, herbal cedar blend for a long time before the sandalwood manages to rise up, shove the cedar aside, and make it an even drier woody herbal scent, backed by some white musk. I am not getting the ambergris on my skin, sadly. Although this isn't a scent I would wear, I do think the dry woods really fit the theme of this scent.
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    Black Apple, White Musk, and Champagne Grape

    On me, the champagne grape is the star at first, and it does have a bit of champagne-y effervescence to it. I think it's the same champagne grape note found in Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat. The apple note gains strength over time and does end up cozying up right alongside it, so that it ends up being a sweet apple and champagne grape scent (with only a hint of fizz after a few hours). I think it may be the same apple found in Black Ice Sleeper, but I'd have to deathmatch the two to be sure, and this scent is much sweeter than that one because of the champagne grape and the lack of ice. The white musk just grounds the fruits to make sure they stick around, and the grape in this doesn't smell like artificial grape at all (which I detest thanks to having Dimetapp as a kid). I don't think this is a menage that I need more of, but I'll hang onto my decant to wear during the warmer months!
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    Fuck It, Might As Well Lick It

    I collect Lick Its and probably have enough of them, but I had to have this one for the name. It is strongest on the peppermint at first, and there's some sugar to sweeten it up, but it's not as intensely minty as some Lick It variants, or as sugary as some others. It has been a while since I sniffed it since I used it up so long ago, but at first, I'd say it's probably most like Lick It Now? After a while, the vanilla comes out and ends up being the main player on me, followed closely by the mint and some powdered sugar. It's probably more vanilla-forward than most of the Lick Its on me, actually, with what may be even a stronger vanilla than Lick It Softly? I enjoy vanilla mint scents, so while the floofy vanilla and powdered sugar (which I agree verges on marshmallow!) in this doesn't scream candy cane to me, I'm here for it.
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    Almond Blossoms

    If you love almond, you'll love this scent. If you don't, you won't, because it is ALMOND ALL OF THE TIME. It goes on with a cherry/almond vibe but then changes into toasted almonds (like the kind on a croissant or danish) with some creaminess, but it doesn't remind me of marzipan. It loses some of the toasty quality over time, giving way to more of the almond blossoms, but it doesn't really read as a floral scent, just sweet almond with a whiff of soft, creamy petals caught on a breeze, and what remains of the toasted almonds beneath it. As an almond fan, I'm happy to have a bottle of this one! It's a soft, comforting scent that manages to retain its almondiness and somehow be stronger than a lot of other scents with almond as a main player.
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    Red Lace

    Surprisingly, I like this? I typically am not a fan of scents with red musk or red fruits (red musk tends to take over, and I prefer non-citrus fruits to play a lesser role in scents). But Red Lace smells really good! It's the way that the tobacco is combining with the tart fruits (pomegranate is strongest on me, but the raspberry is pretty strong, too) that makes this a win or me. These notes are backed by the warm resins and just a touch of vanilla cream. The red musk is really well-behaved here and probably blending in with the red fruits. Somehow, it hasn't managed to stomp on all of the other notes even after several hours of wear. I'm not able to pick out the patchouli. I would never have guessed I'd enjoy this based on the notes, but this is really nice! Thank you to the lovely BPALista that sent me some to try.
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    This is much drier than the released version of Banshee Beat. It still has patch, and I think there's either a combo of both black patchouli and red patchouli or some variety that happens to have properties of those two. The vanilla in this is sheer and not very sweet. I feel like it dilutes the patchouli a bit. I think it may be bourbon vanilla, because it is giving me You May House Their Bodies, But Not Their Souls vibes. Only here, instead of amber, there's some oak that becomes evident once the scent has been dry for a while. I'm glad I got a chance to try this one, but I can't see myself reaching for it over the released version.
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    Hanami starts off with a flurry of cherry blossoms, but the ume blossoms quickly join in, followed by the wisteria. The ume blossoms are lightly touched with plum and are the strongest note I get when the scent is wet, but the wisteria increases in strength over time, as it is wont to do on me, and makes this a somewhat high-pitched purple and pink floral scent on me. By the end of the day, it's wisteria-dominant, with the cherry blossom beneath the wisteria, and a much softer plum blossom beneath those notes. This is a pretty spring floral scent that my skin chemistry just isn't doing justice. I wish I hadn't amped the wisteria so hard, but I'm not willing to give up on this yet with how lovely it was when it was first applied. I will have to try layering this some sugar and vanilla scents or try it out in a scent locket.
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    Christmas Rose

    I mostly get a sweet floral note from this throughout most of the wear, and it's almost candy-like, kind of like SweeTarts? Although by the end of the day, it has somehow morphed into champagne? I wonder if that was one component of the snow note. It settles into a slightly sweet and powdery floral champagne on me. I don't dislike this, but I'm kind of taken aback by the experience given the name and the notes. As far as champagne scents go, however, I'll stick with Shade.
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    Arachnina, The Spider Girl (2016)

    This is mostly a musky floral on me (more black musk than red), dirtied up by some tobacco and patchouli. The tobacco and patchouli are most prominent earlier on in wear, as the black musk really asserts itself throughout the day, along with the sweetness of the poppy. Strangely enough, I didn't get a ton of currant from this, but the bottle I swapped for contains less than a decant, so it could just be how this one aged (as I usually tend to amp currant). I'm glad I got to try this, but I know it is not something I would reach for. I'd recommend it to those that love musk and poppy notes.
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    Blacklight Reactive Alice Poster

    The Mad Tea Party line is my favorite GC collection, and it's the one that got me into BPAL, so I had to try this, even though I typically dislike weed scents (with Honeyed Weed and Dandelions being the only weed scent I love). Blacklight Reactive Alice Poster truly is a melange of notes from the Mad Tea Party collection. At first, I get the red and black currant tarts, reminding me of The Knave of Hearts, accompanied by some rose, opium, and a bit of weed. It's the same weed note found in Honeyed Weed and Dandelions, which is very tame and does not smell dank. Then the grapefruit emerges and becomes one of the main players, and it's like the Cheshire Cat has shoved the Knave aside as it vies for attention. Behind the grapefruit, I smell the currant tarts, roses, and opium. It stays this way for a while, but over time, the opium tar increases in strength, and so does the rose, but the opium tar in particular combined with the currant and grapefruit really make this into a fruity floral that would have mainstream appeal. I don't get the carnation until the end of the day, but it's a pink variety like the one found in High-Strung Daisies, hanging out beneath the opium tar. There is just a wisp of weed far in the background, but again, it is not dank, and it was most prominent when initially applied. If I hadn't been told this contained a weed note, I wouldn't have been able to pick it out. Although I am not a big fan of fruity florals and prefer flormands or sugary florals, I love how so many notes from the Mad Tea Party line were included in the composition of this scent and really enjoyed this journey through Wonderland (with the beginning being my favorite part).
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    This features an amazing vanilla that puts me in mind of a high quality vanilla extract (minus the alcohol) with some creaminess from the cheesecake (but without the tang) and just the barest hint of lemon zest. I'm not a big fan of cheesecake, and I've never had Syrnyk, but now I want to! A bottle will be going into my next order.
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    This is mostly apple cinnamon on me accompanied by some peach, black cherry, and a little bit of sugar. At first, it is more apple cider than spiced apple cake, although I think it does get a little more cake-like with wear. I get more peach with it earlier on in wear and more of the cherry by the end of the day (enough cherry to rival the other notes). The cinnamon is also more prominent by the end of the day, too. It is kind of putting me in mind of Beaver Moon 2021, only here, there's cinnamon apple cake instead of pumpkin cheesecake, and there's some peach thrown in with the cherry. Yabluchnyk will be a nice gourmand to wear during the fall.
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    Honey Babka

    Honey Babka is very much about the honey, which is a floral, yet somewhat musky honey to my nose. I get some breadiness far in the background, but mostly, it's a honey party on my skin, and the honey in this doesn't really make me think of food. I've never had honey babka, so I can't compare this to the real thing, but I really wish I got more babka from this! This is definitely one for honey fans.