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  1. doomsday_disco

    Water Rabbit

    This was such a nice orange scent at first, but it didn't take long for my skin chemistry to turn this into soap. I weep tears of orange juice and drink them as they fall.
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    This one is mostly about the floral notes. I get the white rose strongest during the wet phase, but the scent becomes more about the tulips and the peonies once dry (I'm not sure about the hyacinth -- to be honest, I'm not that familiar with it outside of Egle and don't know what the actual flower smells like), with the tulips being the strongest of the floral notes in the end. The floral notes are swirled with white musk, but sadly, I'm not getting much vanilla. If you're looking for a nice spring floral scent, this should be up your alley, but if you're looking for a flormand with lots of vanilla to sweeten up these florals, you might be disappointed, unless you have better skin chemistry that will amp up that vanilla. 😅
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    This one did not work on me, sadly. Not all tea rose scents do nowadays, and this one is somewhat high-pitched on me with the musky silk note. The bold black tea, which is strongest during the wet phase, hangs around in the background throughout the rest of the wear. At one point, I got a bit of funk from this, which I'm chalking up to a skin chemistry fail, likely due to my skin disagreeing with the rose. I don't get a ton of honey from this one and wish there were more sweetness to accompany the rose and the silk.
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    At Dusk (Boston Common at Twilight)

    This starts off with a blast of the almond blossom, which is the same one found in last year's Almond Blossoms. I get some birdseed and a bit of wood with it, but nothing can overtake the almond blossom note during the wet stage. Once the scent is dry, the russet amber emerges, and it ends up becoming the dominant note once the almond calms down. I believe it's the same amber note from Adventuresome Encounters. I love this sweet amber, and it pairs so nicely with the creamy almond blossom note (which only has a hint of its former almond glory by the end of the day. I can smell the balsam, wood, and what remains of the birdseed if I go looking for them, but this settles into being mostly about the amber and the almond blossom on me. I think this is really nice, but I'm like, hmmm, do I really need more of this when I have Almond Blossoms? I'll be hanging onto my decant and retesting before it goes away to know for sure. But I'm sure my almond and amber-loving partner will be telling me to grab a bottle once she gets to try it.
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    I get the lemony white tea in the vial, tinged with some greenery and honey. Once applied, I get lots of green hinoki (which isn't frost-tinged at first but develops a slight frosty quality once dry), backed by some balsam and wood, and then the honey emerges and becomes a main player. I think it might be the same honey in the honey musk from Capax Infiniti and Lady Una, but I didn't deathmatch to be sure. Then the frangipani pops up, as well as the white tea, but the white tea isn't nearly as strong as it was in the vial. This goes powdery for a really long time, and I believe that's the fault of this particular honey note, or the honey paired with the floral frangipani. Yukikeisetsu settles into a honey-dominant scent backed by soft woods on me. Despite the powdery phase, I found this scent to be really comforting and drifted off to sleep wearing it. I am planning to keep the decant, and I'll retest before it goes away to see whether or not I need more.
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    Goblin of Yuletide Present Atmosphere Spray

    This appears to be the original version judging by the style of the label (old school). I really enjoy pomander scents and was super excited to try this one. Sadly, it just didn't agree with my nose. I sprayed it on a paper towel to test it, and it was mostly medicinal orange and ginger mixed with Red Hots. Then I get an overwhelming baby powder scent mixed with the medicinal orange and spices.... which was completely unexpected. It stays that way forevermore, although I did get some nice clove with it the next day. I wonder if it is secretly some super powdery amber in here, or something else causing the powder? But even without the powder, this particular orange, ginger, and cinnamon aren't vibing with me, so this one is going off to swaps.
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    Doom Cake

    This was a blind bottle for me. I love cherry. I love lemon. I love cake. So it was a no-brainer. This starts off with some black cherry (that smells like if someone had made a black cherry compote) over some lemon cake, but the cherry quickly gives way to the lemon and it becomes more of a sugary, creamy lemon scent that's less cake-like, swirled with some cherry. I really wish the cherry had stayed as strong as it was initially, as I'm a cherry ho, but since I'm also a lemon lover, the scent is still a keeper. Now I want to make a cake like this.
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    Fairy Lobster Foam

    I really thought this one would be a slam dunk from the description. Alas, there's unexpected dairy in this (which has a bit of funk to it -- not as intense as goat's milk, but it's there). The maraschino cherry is pretty light on me, as the dairy takes the center stage for the first few hours, until the marshmallow pops up and mingles with the dairy to create a creamy marshmallow scent haunted by the ghost of cherry. I'm going to let this settle for a few more weeks to see if it changes, but I think this will ultimately be a destash as I was really hoping for more cherry (and no stealth dairy) from this.
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    Winter Landscape, Rime

    This is mostly about the evergreens. I get pine and what I think is a red cedar note, touched with ice to make it wintery, but it's definitely more tree than snow. I think the ice note is comprised of part of Snow Bunny's snow note, and a touch of menthol, but morphs into more of a truly watery ice scent. If I had to compare this to another forest scent from the Lab, I'd say it's a more wintery Theoi Nomioi, but I'm saying that without doing a deathmatch to know for sure. I'm not sure I need a full bottle of this one, but I'll retest it before it goes away to know for sure. In any case, the decant is a keeper!
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    White Pear, Pink Musk, and Cucumber

    I was here for the pink musk and cucumber, but this is mostly about the pear. The pear is the strongest note throughout wear, with the pink musk grounding it and making it more of a perfume-y, musky pear over time. The cucumber in this is pretty light. I couldn't smell it in the vial because the pear is so loud, but then I get a bit of the cool, refreshing cucumber in the background, at the end of a deep inhale, mostly during the wet phase of the scent. I wish I had gotten more cucumber, though. This one is for pear lovers.
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    Green Apple, White Cedar, and Bergamot

    This is primarily about the green apple. It's backed by a light cedar, which is more prominent early on in wear than later in the day, and a bit of bergamot that's more noticeable later on, but mostly cozies up to the apple and isn't distinct through most of the day. If you've tried the Green Apple, Bergamot, Vanilla Orchid, and Tiare HG, this is definitely a sister scent to that, but with a bit of cedar instead of floral notes. It's not something I need a bottle of, since I own green apple scents that I enjoy more, but I'll probably hang onto my decant to pair with the hair gloss.
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    I get something that's like an ashy resin, like burning coals that have been extinguished, which turns into what I believe is frankincense. I get rose with the resin, and perhaps a touch of citrus and herbs? But the only thing I'm confident about is the frankincense and floral. This isn't something I'd end up reaching for, but it was nice to get to try it.
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    Kiss of Frogs

    On me, Kiss of Frogs is primarily a strawberry scent, kissed with some greenery and some light cherry. The cherry never becomes a main player, but it does become more noticeable once the scent has been dry for a while. The squished strawberry note is ripe and sweet, but the greenery in the background sometimes makes me think it's still on the plant despite its squished state. Or maybe someone just didn't remove the green top from it. I wondered if this would contain the same greenery as Give Me Thy Breath, My Sister and Mean, Green Production Project, but this is so strawberry on me that I can't say whether or not this is the same plant accord used in those scents. I think this is nice, but I wish I were getting more cherry and greenery (but especially cherry). I'm going to set it aside for a while and see if it becomes less strawberry on me next time I try it.
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    Carousel Anesthesia

    Carousel Anesthesia starts off as predominantly citrus and lavender on me, and it's then joined by the white tobacco from scents like Pediophobia and To a Wreath of Snow, as well as a blast of non-skunky weed. The weed is more prominent in this than it is in Blacklight Reactive Alice Poster, which also features weed and grapefruit notes. After that, I get the ti leaf, which is an astringent lemony white tea on my skin. Over time, the ti leaf overtakes the wonderful lavender, lime, and grapefruit swirled with tobacco and weed and combines with the citrus and lavender to make it a very soapy scent on me for a while. After eight hours of wear, all that remains is the white tea, which has declared dominion over all of the other notes. I really enjoyed the wet phase of this scent, but I didn't enjoy the soap phase and wish the lavender, citrus, and weed had remained as prominent as they were initially. I'm going to let this rest for a few weeks and come back to it then. Maybe then I'll be able to escape the soap and get some of the mallow.
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    Magic Double Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookie

    I waited several days to share my review in the hope that someone else would chime in with a more positive experience. But I don't want to forget to review this, so here goes. This is not what I was expecting. It's actually curiously fruity in the way that Baby's First Chainsaw is with a stealth currant note. In that scent, I had attributed that to being part of the chainsaw grease accord, but after testing this, I believe this is the same cookie note used in that scent, with the bonus currant note. Some dark chocolate varieties have fruity tones to them and I think that may be what Beth was going for here. I get very little weed in this, and once the unexpectedly fruity cookie calms down, I get more of the baked dough of the cookie, which ends up morphing into the same cloying scent that almost every Death and Floral blend has ended up on me. I'll retest this in a few weeks to see if it has improved with settling, but for now, I can't see myself reaching for this over Baby's First Chainsaw, which features an amazing metal-infused vanilla musk later on in wear. I also can't see myself reaching for this over Magic Brownie, which is heavier on the chocolate and the weed. ETA: I retested this today. It has changed a lot, but I still don't like it. Now there's definitely way more weed with the cookie, just a hint of fruitiness to the chocolate, but also, it's like the cookie has been dunked in soy sauce or yeast extract (like vegemite)!? 😭 When I went to check the mail earlier, I did get wafts of chocolate chip cookie while I walked through the heat, but up close, it's soy sauce cookie. I don't understand why this one hates me so.