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    TKO, Snow White, High-Strung Daisies, Morocco, Summer Lace, Lambs-Wool, Poisoned Apple, Rapunzel in Ballpoint, Capax Infiniti, Dorian, Dorian in the Pumpkin Patch, Alice, Cheshire Cat, Tombstone, Eat Me, Midnight on the Midway, Gobo, OG BB/Revenant Rhythm, All Hallows' Apple, Kubla Khan, Venus Verticordia, Stekkjarstaur, The Serpentine

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  1. doomsday_disco


    Selaphobia is predominantly a lemon lime scent with a hint of peppermint in the background. It's reminiscent of P%$S, but without the sugar. I agree with zee_zee about the lime in this one. It gave me green gummy worm vibes at first, but I could totally see Jell-O, too. It's a nice, refreshing citrus scent, but I kind of wish I had gotten more mint from this. As it is, I already have P%$S for a lemon-lime scent, which I prefer, because it is sugared.
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    Gingerbread & Candyfloss

    Gingerbread and Candyfloss smells wonderful. The candyfloss adds a much needed floofiness that elevates the gingerbread note. It's a combo that will put a smile on your face. The sad thing? It becomes very soft very quickly and pretty much disappears after only an hour. Due to the lack of longevity, I am thinking I won't need a bottle -- but I'll do a slather test at some point just to be sure, because it would be a bottle purchase if I could get it to last.
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    Mince Pie & Bourbon Cream

    Mince Pie and Bourbon Cream is mostly about the fruity filling of a mince pie, accompanied by a splash of bourbon cream. There's definitely some raisins in here, and it smells very realistic, but again, it's more about the mince than the pie itself. I wanted to try this to compare to Mincemeat Pie from last Yule, and I have to say, I prefer Mincemeat Pie with its apple cider crust note. The bourbon cream is nice, but I am missing the pastry.
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    Here We Come A-Wassailing

    Despite the long note list, Here We Come A-Wassailing is mostly about the apple and fig on me. The fig is pretty prominent at first, with the roasted apple not far behind, but eventually, the apple wins out. It reminds me of the apple note from Lambs' Wool (which I adore), but without the spices from that scent. I think it's nice, but I wish my skin had brought out some more complexity from this one! Maybe it just needs more than few days to settle? I'll update if I end up doing a retest with different results.
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    2019 version. This is all about a mentholic, bright, citric snow. It definitely contains eucalyptus, which lasts on me throughout wear. It's more of a snow scent than a forest scent, with the tree notes not being super distinct on my skin and just peeking out through a blanket of snow. I think this would be the kind of scent that would be nice to wear on sick days, because of the eucalyptus, or on days you just need something refreshing to pick you up. But I cannot see myself wearing this regularly, so I may end up passing on my decant to a friend that enjoys this sort of scent on the regular.
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    Gingerbread, Fir, Myrrh, & Mahogany

    On me, this is mostly fir backed by gingerbread spices, with the resins becoming more noticeable with wear. While I appreciate the fir note, the resins end up being a bit sharp on me (kind of like polished wood? I am thinking it is a dark variety of myrrh here, not a softer variety like the kind in Bastet). I don't dislike it, but I think I would like it more if there were a sweet note in this to help smooth things over.
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    Frostbitten TKO

    Frostbitten TKO is TKO + Snow White's sweet snow note. In other words, IT IS EVERYTHING. (TKO and Snow White are two of my favorite scents.) It starts off stronger on the floofy lavender marshmallow sugar of TKO, but the sweet Snow White snow note emerges more over time and ends up being the most noticeable part of the scent after several hours of wear. I have been wanting a lavender snow scent with this snow note for years, and this Yule, Beth made it a reality. All hail Beth! All hail! Needless to say, I am going to need eleventy million bottles before this goes away.
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    Gingerbread & Lemon Sugar

    Posting this review may forever doom my bottle to my swap page, but here goes: I, too, bought this because Gingerbread and Lavender Sugar is full of so much win that I thought, if this is anything like that, it could be really nice. I also thought that lemon and ginger tends to be a good combination, at least in tea and in Virgo Snowball Fight. So I went the blind-bottle route. Unfortunately, it was a complete skin chemistry fail on me. In the bottle, I smell the gingerbread spices/gingersnap-like note from last year's gingerbread scents overlayed with a huge lemon slice. On me, it is pretty sour and unappealing, at times reminding me of . The lemon just does not combine well with this ginger on my skin, and there's not enough sugar present to help smooth things over. Up close, I get a lemony gingerale sort of scent, but the throw? It just smells sour and off. I agree that a bready gingerbread note and more sugar could have made this scent more appealing. As it is, it just does not work for me.
  9. doomsday_disco

    Cafe au Lait & a Wool Blanket

    I am going to be the dissenter here. This was all wool blanket on me. While I could smell just a tiny bit of the milky coffee note in the bottle, it did not want to show up on my skin. It was just this bright, clean, wool note. I am going to set this one aside and see if it needs more time to settle. I was hoping this would be like the coffee equivalent of Cozy Pumpkin Sweater, but there's just not enough coffee here for me.
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    Gingerbread & Peppermint Candies

    This is like Lick It with a breath of gingerbread spices. The peppermint candies reign supreme for the first few hours of wear, backed by a bit of that gingerbread spice/gingersnap note from last year's Gingerbread scents (so... not fluffy gingerbread). When the mint calms down, what remains is the sugary candy base surrounded by some crumbs. I'm glad I grabbed a bottle!
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    A World of One Color

    A World of One Color is one of those scents where we have cold juxtaposed with warmth. I get bright snow (which I am thinking must be the frost and/or ice musk -- I am thinking it may be the kind from Skadi 2013?) warmed by a nice variety of cedar. It remains that way on me throughout wear, but the tea and musk become more noticeable over time. Oddly enough, I did not get any of the coconut on my skin, but that's fine with me. I am not sure that it's 'me,' but this one is better than the notes led me to believe it would be.
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    In Dubiis Libertas

    I got the smoked part of the vanilla (it's the same one from Cedarwood and Smoked Vanilla) backed by the amber and benzoin. For some reason, my skin was not bringing out the cypress at all, which was a note to which I had been looking forward. I was really curious about this one because I love Golden Priapus, but there's not enough vanilla or tree here for me.
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    When the Frost is on the Punkin

    When the Frost is on the Punkin is heavy on the sugared pine/fir snow note from scents like Snow Bunny, NYC Snowball Fight, and Marshmallow Snow Bath Oil. When first applied, I get that snow note with a bit of pumpkin, which is quickly blanketed in that snow note, so that no more pumpkin is to be found until after a few hours of wear. By that point, it is pretty nice -- a warm, non-spiced ambery pumpkin with a breath of sugared snow -- but I am not sure I want to wait that long for it to get to the phase I enjoy.
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    There Arose Such a Clatter

    I was really curious about this one, but passed on asking for a fairy, thinking it could go cinnabomb on me. So I was glad to get to try this one through a swap. Well, it is as I feared -- total cinnabomb on me. Strong cinnamon and gingerbread spices reign for the first few hours of wear. The creamy eggnog, which I could smell in the bottle, did not want to join in and help tame the spices. After a few hours, I am left with the pumpkin part of the eggnog. This isn't for me, since it was too much cinnamon for my liking, and I was hoping for more eggnog with these notes -- but I have a friend who adores strong cinnamon scents, so I will be gifting the bottle to her.
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    Eldrich Dark Bath Oil

    This was much better than I was expecting it to be, given that red and black musk generally aren't nice to me. From the list of notes, you'd expect this one to be a super strong scent, but actually, it's more like a lightly honeyed musk scent with sugared red rose and a breath of well-worn leather. I happened to have some Snake Oil variants that had dried down to just Snake Oil on other parts of my arms when I tested this, and while I do not get Snake Oil from this specifically, I do see why someone would throw it into that category due to the musks in this blend. I did not hang on to my decant, as I don't really know which scents I'd pair this with from my collection, but I am glad that I got to try it.