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  1. doomsday_disco

    Coin Trick

    I got a ton of cologne-y metal from Coin Trick at first, but later got lots of musk and citrus mingling with the metal note. This really does have a glittering quality to it. It smells like a department store type of perfume to me, so if love the Lab's spin on commercial types of scents, this may be up your alley. This one isn't really in my wheelhouse, but I am glad I got a chance to try it.
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    Media smells like a musky pink floral perfume to me. I believe I am smelling some lotus and white amber in this along with some other floral notes, aldehydes, and some musk. I'm fairly certain about my skin bringing out some lotus and white amber because it is really reminding me of Vaginal Tales of the Nocturnal Palace sans the vanilla and mallow and with aldehydes instead. This is very mainstream, feminine, and pink. I grabbed this decant for my mom to try since she seems to love more commercial-smelling BPAL scents like Ava and 51. I'm not sure she would like Media as much as those, but I am curious to hear her thoughts on this.
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    The Norns' Farmhouse

    I get a lot of apple blossom and chamomile at first from The Norns' Farmhouse, with the other herbs lingering in the background. Even though it is apple blossom listed, I get a decaying apple in a pile of herbs vibe from this at first. Over time, it gets more dusty and woodsy. I love mugwort, but I'm not getting it strongly in this, and I don't get as much of the ashes as I did from The Glass Eye. It ends up being an herbal, almost cologne-like woodsy scent (I think this is the sage combining with the wood?) with a light touch of apple from the apple blossom. I'm glad I got to try this one, but I don't think it is something I would wear.
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    Glass Eye

    Glass Eye starts off strong on the frankincense and mugwort on me and stays that way throughout the wet phase of the scent, but then the ash joins in and becomes the dominant note on me for a while, until the grey amber emerges and cozies up to it. I agree with windbourne -- it is the same grey amber note found in The Grey Columns. The frankincense is still present, but it is smoother and not as bold now. After a few hours of wear, there is only the memory of mugwort. I am not sure how to feel about this yet as I enjoyed the mugwort heavy phase and the final morph of the scent, but I wasn't particularly fond of the phase where it is an ash party. I'll probably set this one aside and retest it in a few weeks to see if the mugwort lasts longer.
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    Pumpkin Doob

    In the bottle, I get fleshly pumpkin and the funk of the weed, but on my skin, fortunately, I only get the fleshy pumpkin and a hint of pumpkin spice. It stays close to the skin and becomes extremely faint after a few hours of wear, though. This was frimped to me in a swap, otherwise, I would have never tried it. I'm glad I got to do so. Although there are other fleshy pumpkin scents in my collection I'd choose to wear over this one, it is better than I thought it would be.
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    MVJBA: Spring Training 2008

    This is a strong toffee scent that just gets more sickly sweet on me over time. I never got any peanut from this, although it does smell like the toffee part of peanut brittle or like the toffee coating on Crunch 'n Munch. But just as I don't smell any peanut, I don't smell a popcorn note beneath the thick layer of toffee, either. There's also some brown sugariness to it later on in the day that makes it seem more breakfast-y. Although I appreciate gourmands, caramel and toffee scents tend to be too sweet for me, and there's nothing here to cut the sweetness. If you're looking for that sort of scent, though, you should definitely give this one a try.
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    Blackcurrant Pie

    This features a lightly spiced blackcurrant. It's more perfume-y than gourmand on me, as I don't even get much pie crust or even a pie filling type of vibe from this, and it is not sweet. I think it may contain one of the currants from Eat Me, but mixed with some light spices and no vanilla. I'm glad I got to try this, but I wanted PIE.
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    Beaver Moon 2005

    This smells delicious! It has the tanginess of the cheesecake swirled with some vanilla buttercream. There's some actual cake behind those notes, but it is not as prominent as the cheesecake and buttercream. My only complaint is that it isn't stronger, but maybe it just needs to be slathered? In any case, the decant is a keeper.
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    Unsettling Clear Plastic Mask

    I get strong plastic, the peppery quality found in the Lab's dead leaves note, and lemon-scented cleaner. It's as if someone found a plastic mask in a pile of leaves and thought it would be okay to wear if they just took it home and cleaned it thoroughly. But the chemically lemon scent just serves to make the plastic mask more unsettling. This scent certainly matches its name, but it is not something I'd wear. It was fun to try it, though!
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    The Palace of Electricity

    This starts off with a citrus-tinged cologne-like metal note, and then some ozone joins in, making it a fresh, clean sort of scent. The metal note never goes away, but the ozone note increases in strength with wear. This isn't a scent I'd wear, but like others have said, this could be really nice to smell on a guy.
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    Young Edith's Bedroom Atmosphere Spray

    This is all about the sweet beeswax and syrupy brown leather, and I am here for it. I think there may be some vanilla representing the porcelain, too? I don't notice a difference between the atmo and perfume oil versions. It's a must for beeswax lovers.
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    Psnake Oil

    I love this snek. I let my bottle rest for a week before applying this to my left hand and Psionicist to my right. Psionicist is nice, but the Snake Oil combined with it takes it to a new level. The Snake Oil base seems to bring out Psionicist's white mint and eucalyptus more, and on me, the white mint never disappears, although it becomes lighter as the Snake Oil gains strength and Psionicist's blue musk comes out to play. By the end of the day, the Snake Oil's vanilla has emerged, so that it is mint-infused Snake Oil spices and vanilla on a bed of blue musk. It's a perfect summer snake. If you love Green Tree Viper, you'll probably love this one as well. I'm so happy to have this one in my collection.
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    The Hierophant and The Empress

    2021 version. I was worried when this bottle arrived, because the violet leaf was more prominent than the rose to me, so I let it settle for a week before testing it. That was a smart move, as it was significantly more rose-y after having ample time to recover from mail shock. During the wet phase, it's all about the rose, violet leaf, and gardenia. The violet leaf is still more prominent than I'd like it to be on me (I'm not fond of violet or any of its relatives, and my skin tends to run away with those notes), but still not as strong as it was in the bottle a week prior. It adds a candied violet quality to the rose, and the gardenia helps in the sweetness department as well. Once the scent has been dry for a while, the mallow flower emerges, sweetening the scent further and helping to smooth over the floral notes. The mallow flower adds a marshmallow-like sweetness that isn't full-on-gourmand marshmallow, and I love it. It's sweeter than the floral and mallow combo from De Vos' Unicorn (since the sugared peony paired with the rose in that is not as sweet as the violet leaf and gardenia combining with the rose here, and that one features some white musk that keeps it from being too sweet). It isn't until the end of the day that I get a wisp of frankincense behind the floral mallow, but it really is just a wisp. I'm generally not a fan of resinous florals, and I can definitely say that this is more of a sugary floral scent than a resinous one. I'll be hanging onto my bottle and hoping that the violet leaf does not become more prominent with age, because the rose-y floral mallow phase of this is amazing!
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    Lilith’s monstrous dragon steed: dragon’s blood resin, patchouli, pomegranate, myrrh, mimosa, cassia, blood musk and smoke. The cassia and dragon's blood are the first notes that leap out at me, followed by the pomegranate and red musk. And then a bit of patchouli and some non-acrid smoke. The cassia is the star on me, so it's making me think of Plunder, but with some fruity musk and incense instead of tea. The dragon's blood in this is much more well-behaved than it usually is on me, though, and seems to be a more incense-y variety than a spicy floral one. I'm glad I got to try this, but I know it is not something I'd reach for. I'd recommend this to someone who was looking for a more incense-y Plunder, though!
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    Rabbit Moon 2021

    Rabbit Moon starts off with a burst of spices on me. I get the cardamom, clove, and nutmeg. The cardamom doesn't last as long as the clove and nutmeg, though. Then the grass joins in, so that it's a spicy grass scent on a bed of musky fur and resins. I wouldn't worry about the gardenia or oudh in this -- neither of these notes jumped out at me, but that could be because I tend to amp spices. This is really nice, but I'm not sure if I need a bottle since I already own two bottles of Spinning on Graves for grassy clove. I'll probably retest this one before it goes down just to be sure, though!