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About nephthys_lvx

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    a little too imp-ulsive
  • Birthday 05/20/1954


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    southern Utah

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  • Favorite Scents
    Anubis, Ouija, Old Cairo, Aunt Caroline's Joy Mojo, Ultraviolet, Water of Notre Dame, Horn of Plenty, Tzadikim Nistarim, Dragon's Tears

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    Qabalism, Hermeticism, Astrology, fiber arts, medieval recreation
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  1. nephthys_lvx


    Definitely cinnamon blackberry, the same blackberry that I smelled in Glasgow. Very strong, but didn't burn my skin. It's not something I wear, but it's nice in a diffuser.
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    My impression of Yesod is pretty much the same as the others - very aquatic wet, drying down to a nice, ethereal jasmine. Strong out of the bottle, but has faded a great deal in an hour. Still, all in all, a nice watery scent.
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    Rose Cross

    This is an amazing scent. It started out very rosey on me, but after drydown the frankincense comes out and balances out the rose beautifully. It's definitely a ritual blend, but I can see myself wearing it as well. I can't wait to get this home and try some on a blank incense stick. I did that with Sea of Glass and it made a beautiful ritual incense.
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    Storm Moon

    I love the ozone tang in this one! It reminds me a lot of Sea of Glass, but lighter and tangier. Definitely an aquatic floral. I wish it would last a little longer on me, but it's worth touching up from time to time.
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    Black Annis

    I got this as one of the freebie imps in my order this week, and when I opened it, my first impression was pipe tobacco! I sniffed it a bit, then set it aside, sniffed a couple of other imps, then went back to it. It's weird, I can't put this one down. I got up to do something else and caught another whiff of it, I'd gotten a little on my finger when I put the cap back on, and now I can't stop sniffing my finger. I love vetiver and civet, and this is a dark dark dark scent that is totally intriguing. I might wear it a couple of days (not to work, tho, too dark for that) and see if it becomes a 5 ml want. I think it probably will.
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    Looks like I'm the first to review this one... In the bottle, I smell olive and something else, maybe wine. Very deceptive. On my skin, it smells like cinnamon with something floral underneath. In the diffuser, I smell storax with another floral scent underneath. This is a very complex scent, and it's hard for me to pick out the individual floral notes. But I think it will be a keeper, especially as a room scent. EDIT: Merged with existing review thread. --Shollin
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    Horn of Plenty

    Interesting scent, kindof like amaretto with the same odd undertone that I smelled in Has No Hanna. But very pleasant. And effective - I wore it yesterday, today I got a call offering me a contract job cleaning up and rebuilding a badly hacked website. I think I'll be using this a lot
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    This is a very intense scent, deep, earthy and raw. Not something I'd wear out somewhere, but could be useful for serious ritual use and, like today, toolmaking. I'll have to play with this on awhile before I make a final decision on it.
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    The Wheel of Fortune

    This one I like, I need a little Jupiterian influence in my life right now, and Wheel of Fortune seems to be helping. It started out rather sweet and too complex for me to pick out the individual notes, and dried down to a soft, sweet, incensy scent. It's also lovely in an oil burner. I got a 10 ml in a swap, and I think it may not last long
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    India Bouquet

    First sniff - Anise, very strong, and not that pleasant (I can't stand licorice) Second sniff - Now it's starting to smell like an East Indian shop, which ain't all bad. Third sniff - never got there, my stomach made an unexpected lurch and I had to run and wash it off. Too bad, I like the smell of curry, but there is something in this that is nauseating to me. Probably the anise... Off it goes to the swap bin!
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    Water of Notre Dame

    This is the first BPAL oil I've felt the need to cut with a carrier oil. It is *strong*! But as others have said, it's green, aquatic and very soothing. The first time I wore it, I was asleep within a half hour. I'm trying it again, and as I type this I feel myself relaxing despite a rotten day. This one's definitely going to be a 5 ml.
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    Mabon 2004

    I got the cherry sucrets scent at first too, then it started to morph into something that smelled like sweet spiced wine. I took a nap this afternoon, and kept smelling it while I was asleep, and by the time I woke up I decided I like it. Oh, and this nice looking guy at the grocery store that I see all the time spoke to me for the first time, so maybe I need to wear it around men that I'm attracted to and see if it has that effect on any of the rest of them
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    Silentium Amoris

    Not sure if I like this one or not yet. It's *very* rosey coming out of the bottle (which is okay by me), but then something else, niaouli perhaps? That has completely taken over the rosey scent on me. I'll have to wear this one again before I'll make a decision on it.
  14. Aunt Caroline's Joy Mojo smells just like cotton candy on me after it's dried for a little while. The girls at the office were loving it!
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    This was very bright and fruity wet, but after a couple of hours of wearing it, the blackberry and heather have blended into a soft, warm scent. The blackberry is still the most prominent element, with the heather underneath. This one's a keeper, I'll probably order more when I run out of this bottle.