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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

    Lemongrass & Tonka

    Right out of the gate, I get the lemongrass and the tonka, but the lemongrass is quick to declare dominion over everything. The throw is all lemongrass. I have to put my nose up to my arm and inhale really deeply to get any tonka. It's a nice, bright, peppy sort of scent, and I could see it being good for layering to brighten something up... but I probably wouldn't wear it on its own.
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    Execute Confession Module

    This starts off with the strongest blast of black pepper I have ever come across in a BPAL scent. The black musk is next in prominence, and there's also some clove, and I'd say this one has Old Demons of the First Class vibes. The white musk emerges after a bit and starts competing with the darker notes, so that it ends up being a battle between white and black musks on me. The black pepper and clove end up being confined to background roles after a few hours of wear, content to let the musks duke it out. At one point, I thought the white musk was going to triumph, but the black musk reasserted itself. I am not particularly fond of black musk, so this isn't something I'd choose to wear, but I do think the scent matches the concept and would recommend this to fans of scents like Old Demons of the First Class and perhaps Server Gremlins.
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    I, too, get lime-tinged cologne from this, in the vial and on my skin. But on my skin, it's more high-pitched. I think there's a metallic aspect to the blood note. And there is something kind of unsettling about it, although I couldn't tell you why. Perhaps it's something in the musk. Or maybe it's the cleanliness. That feeling goes away after the scent softens somewhat with wear, though. It definitely makes sense for Marian, but it's not something I could see myself wearing. ...I'd rather wear this than Whitechapel, though.
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    The Catholic

    This is the perfect scent to try after testing Non-Compliant. After you've been deemed NC, it is time to confess and get CLEAN. The Catholic features clean ozone over some frankincense. I generally prefer my resins to be sweetened by something, and thus, am not typically drawn toward church-y scents, but this is nice. I agree with supreme_c0rt's description of this ozone, which does kind of have like a fresh linen aspect to it after it has been on the skin for a while. As the ozone softens, the frankincense gains strength, but doesn't overtake the ozone on me: it ends up being a pretty evenly balanced mixture of both. I don't need a bottle of this, but I like it more than I thought I would. I think I'd wear this when I am wanting a different sort of clean scent, or perhaps before bedtime.
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    In the decant, there's a lot going on. I get the rum and tobacco, something not quite right, and tinges of lime and honey. On my skin, the rum is the first note that I get, with touches of honey, tobacco, and what I think must be the bile note. Because... yeah, it actually DOES smell puke-y and is unsettling. Then the lime joins in and takes it out of bile territory. But then the coppery, spice-tinged blood note emerges. And I'll take that over the bile. Then, the bile threatens to make a comeback, but after a few hours, it's mainly this sugary, dark scent (getting sugar and lime over leather, tobacco, and a bit of patchouli and smoky vetiver). And by that point, it's actually pretty nice. But would I want to go through the beginning again to get to that point? Not really, no. Too bad it's not possible to skip the early stages and just be able to wear the final one. (A scent locket wouldn't work, because it also smells different in the vial.) This is one of those scents that you should try just for the experience. Bravo to Beth for nailing the concept behind this one.
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    Kamau Kogo

    Kamau Kogo starts off so salty on me that it could have been mistaken for an aquatic. The salty skin musk is the star of the show throughout wear, with the coconut husk being the second most prominent note. The almond milk is not a main player on me, but I think it, along with the coconut husk, helps to sweeten up the scent after a while. I agree that this is one of those your-skin-but-better scents... which aren't really my thing, but if you want to smell like salty, coconut-y skin musk, Kamau Kogo is your girl!
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    Spirit Fingers

    Spirit Fingers smells like spicy candy. I get more of the spicy clove than the red pepper on me, but this is one of those clove notes that has a cinnamon-y aspect to it. So yeah, cinnamon candy. I have to smell it up close to smell any sort of cotton candy fluff, but when I do, it kind of makes me think of the cotton candy note in Mouse Circus. I have sensitive skin, and this didn't burn me at all, so it's not that intensely spiced, in case that has deterred anyone from trying it. If anyone is wondering how this compares to Game Over, I think this has more sugar to it (maybe because Game Over has that cherry blossom note). I like them both and would have to death match the two to see which one I like more. I think this smells nice, but I don't think I need a bottle of this one.
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    Penny Rolle

    If you would like a shea-dominant scent, Penny Rolle may be for you. The shea is the star of the show throughout wear on me. Like other reviewers, I get the pecan note in the beginning, but it doesn't stick around. (I was worried the pecan in this would give me flashbacks to Mother Shub's Pumpkin Pecan Treacle Tarts, but fortunately, that wasn't the case!) I am not able to detect any cardamom in this, so if you're looking for a cardamom-centric blend, you may want to look elsewhere. I also didn't get much patchouli. It's mostly shea over a bed of warm, cuddly resins (I get more of the red sandalwood than the caramelized amber with my skin chemistry, but they're both present). It just gets sweeter over time thanks to the shea and the caramelized aspect of the amber. I think this will appeal to fans of sweet resins, as long as they're up for the resins being sweetened by shea and not something like tonka or vanilla. I think it is pleasant, but it's also not something I could see myself reaching for. (I'd rather smell like the muffins Penny bakes. ) Fans of shea should definitely give this a whirl, though!
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    Big Bertha's Big Molasses Muffins

    THIS IS SO GOOD. Big Bertha's Big Molasses Muffins smells like actual muffins. Like, it has that muffin texture to it, and when I smell it, I can actually envision a buttery muffin top waiting to be torn off and devoured to reveal more muffiny goodness underneath. The molasses is the star here, but I do get the orange, too, as if these molasses muffins were infused with orange zest. The spice isn't overwhelming here, so if you're like me, and you have sensitive skin, you don't have to worry about this burning. It's not a heavily-spiced muffin scent. Sadly, the scent stays rather close to the skin after a few hours of wear. I have to put my nose right against my arm by that point in order to smell it, and by then, it is mainly molasses. So this is one that would probably need to be reapplied in order to bask in its glorious muffiny goodness. Pretty sure I need more of this. I can see this being a wonderful fall scent!
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    Gynotize! is exactly as described. It starts off heavy on the cherry at first (and it's a deep cherry, without an almond vibe to it, and not candied like in Un), but the rose musk grows stronger with wear, so that the scent becomes exactly what it says it is: cherry-slapped rose musk. (The cherry is somewhat lozenge-like by this point, though.) I like Un better (and I did not upgrade to a bottle of that), and Rapture Pig is definitely more my thing than this one (as it more sugary), so I don't need more Gynotize! in my life. (I'm kind of relieved, as I have plenty of rose scents in my collection already!) It was nice to get to try it, though.
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    If you are a fan of sugared mint, you definitely need to try Agreenex. I saw a review on Reddit IMAM that mentioned it being kind of like the coating on a Tic Tac, and I think it is like that. There are only tiny traces of apple if you inhale really deeply during the first four hours of wear. After that, I get a bit more of it, but it's not really sour. This is mostly about the sugared mint. I agree with astrainel about this being like one of the softer Lick Its (like Lick It Softly), but it's doesn't have that vanilla, and it doesn't remind me of a candy cane. So if you're team mint? Try this. If you are team apple? You will probably be wondering why it's a sugary mint party all of the time. I really like this, and if I did not have two bottles of Lick It and various other mint scents in my collection already, I would be upgrading to a bottle without question. As it is, I will have to wait until I use up one of those bottles to justify doing so. But I feel like I will need more of this at some point in the future.
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    Lola Lee Loo

    Fig is the star of the show in Lola Lee Loo, and it's a sweet fig: I don't get any smokiness from it at all. I also don't get any waxiness from it (which can sometimes happen with fig with my skin chemistry). It's accompanied by the vanilla cream note, which is more cream than vanilla on me, and the fig and the cream combined give me Lilith Nightingale vibes (so think of that without the Ayurvedic spices). I don't get the toasted quality to the vanilla cream until about an hour into wear, and then the rice flower emerges, along with a touch of clove. I can only smell the clove if I hold my arm close to my nose and sniff it, so if you are worried about the clove, it really is just a touch. I didn't get any patchouli from this at all, even after several hours of wear. Lola Lee Loo is a nice, comforting scent. If you enjoy Eden or Lilith Nightingale, you will probably like this one, too.
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    Lavender and Patchouli

    I wore this the last two nights, once on its own, and once layered with a (non-Lab) vanilla. The lavender is indeed soporific, but the patchouli in this is too strong and dirty for me. It's got the dry, earthiness of a red patchouli and the smokiness of a black patchouli. I couldn't tell you which variety it is, but that's the best way I can think of to describe it. It overpowers the lavender on me, and even layered with vanilla, it ends up mostly being vanilla and patchouli on me: the lavender just can't compete with it on my skin chemistry. The next morning, I can still smell the patchouli on my skin. Too bad the lavender doesn't have that kind of longevity! So I will probably end up putting this one up for swaps, as I know I wouldn't wear it on its own before bed, and I don't want to always have to layer it with something to make it wearable on me.
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    Pink Phoenix

    In the bottle: Super, super sweet. The honeycomb and pear stand out to me the most, but the sweet pea is there, too. Wet: Honeycomb, vanilla bean, pear, some strawberry, and some sweet pea. The strawberry is much stronger on me than it was in the bottle, so I hope it calms down. Dry: It never stops being sickeningly sweet on me, and after a while, the strawberry has taken on a plastic-y vibe on my skin, making this smell like a super sweet, fruity kid's lip gloss. Verdict: I was hoping this would be mostly sweet pea sweetened with the vanilla bean and honeycomb, but this is far too sweet for me, and the strawberry didn't play nicely on my skin. I'm glad I got to try it, but I'll stick with Serving Fish for my sugared sweet pea scent.
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    Fate's Jester

    In the bottle, I get tons of red currant, lemon, and a bit of red patchouli. That's also how it is on me, too: strong red currant and lemon, with the red patchouli getting stronger over time. But the red currant is by far the strongest note on my currant-amping skin. I never got much buttercream, sadly, and I was hoping for more of that note. Fate's Jester is not for me, but it was nice to get to try it.