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    Snake Charmer

    I have two different releases of this scent and this is my 3rd version. They gradually seem to get less sharp and perfume-y and more warm, comforting, and vanilla-creamy over time. This newest release has more of the plum and spice components than the others, and less "perfume" than the 2nd. I am so glad I bought several bottles of this!! It remains my A#1 favorite of all.
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    Giant Vulva

    Ok... I thought this one would be the best fit for my chemistry, but I was so very wrong... I have tried some previous blends with "skin musk" and it has always taken a back seat (ha ha) to the other notes before... not so in this blend. All the other notes are generally good on me and might have been fine without the skin musk in this one. The skin musk note is SOOOO heavy that the overall effect is of innocent and sweet perfume (too much on the powdery side for me) after a night of heavy sweaty dancing (and petting) in a nightclub. In short: I smell like a sweaty tramp. If that's your thing, I'd say this might be the blend for you. For me...alas, no.
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    Sea of Glass

    I just realized I hadn't reviewed this one! imp: fresh and green---it IS the scent of Spring...with some flower that I can't quite recall---almost lilac but not quite. Turns a bit sour AND soapy on me...but smells DIVINE on my mother. The scent of flowering trees/shrubs before they open...cold, damp, fresh, green, NEW LIFE. I don't get any citrus or sea.
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    Love's Philosophy

    WAAAAAAHH! I wanted to like this one. I was hoping it would be like Underpants, only maybe work better on me. No way. imp: Some of the cheesecake from Beaver Moon? Wet (hubby's evaluation): "YUCK! That smells like cheesecake and sunscreen mixed together. Blech." Dry: Still getting no improvement on the rating scale from Hubby here... My thoughts: It doesn't even make it to "meh" on me. It's not gross, IMO (though Hubby thinks it is)...it's just...naaaaah. Oh well.
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    Butterflies and Plovers

    Oh, alas. I had high hopes...but I get something sorta like the EEEBIL JAZZMINNNNNZZZZ outta this. Blech.
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    Bridal BPAL - BPAL for weddings?

    Hmmmm...Intrigue is sweet and earthy at the same time, I think. *ponders*
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    I Married a Vampire from Planet X

    Bought this for the Hubby since it has some of the same notes as Count Dracula, his fave. Well, verdict is in: Hubba hubba!!! It is teh SEXXXY on my man!! OFFICIAL REVIEW: Bottle: cinnamon in a big way!! on wet: cinnamon with some other notes---the fruit comes out some with perhaps a little sage-y-ness. Dry: HUBBA HUBBA! This is a lovely masculine scent on my sweetie. It is very well-blended. Spicy, but balanced. The tiniest touch musky in a sexy way, but the musk does not dominate nor is it too prominant. In fact, no one note really takes over in a prima-donna-ish way. Great blend! Certainly a keeper!
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    Trying Rage...boy is that one not what I thought it would be!! It has SOME note in it that is slightly reminiscent of the way Quincy Morris smells on Hubby. I noticed it in Devil's Claw too. *ponderponderponder* It later morphs some and develops a quality that is slightly like sweet birch (which I don't care for, generally). But it is still pretty nice as that note has not yet overwhelmed anything.
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    at first, sandalwood and cajeput, big time. Then add some grass or herbs...10 to 15 minutes later, the sweetness of flowers. very lovely so far! Most lovely at the beginning, not quite old-lady yet (and my chemistry has a tendancy to do that with most perfumes).
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    Very woody and dry on me. Quite lovely though! Hubby should try too.
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    Thunder Moon

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    Snow White

    Snow-covered silent hills, soft and deep. Full-moon of blue-ish brilliance. Goliath winter-white evergreens ringing frozen blossoms of too-early Spring. Fragilest whisper of white tinged with palest green-blue. Tugging, subtle memories of warmth and home and food. Aurora borealis of scent.
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    NOOOOOO!!! NOOOOOOOO!!!! It had such promise...so many favorites: blood orange honey patchouli but it also ended up too air-freshner-fake-y on me. WAAAAHHHH!!!
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    The Shivering Boy

    Oh, how I wanted to love you, my boy. But you betrayed me. You had a lovely face, but once I had you in my clutches, you turned on me...like so many others. Alas! I must not succumb to similar temptation from your kind again. Too piney and fake fruit-air-freshner-y. ARGH!
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    UGH! Should have read la description before putting on skin! Has teh EEEEBUL JAZZZMINZZZZ!!! EEEEEEEEEK!! *washes off*
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    Interesting! imp: a bright clean scent---slightly green and a little oceanic. wet: uh oh...on first application, the greenness comes to the fore, then within seconds Lyonesse heads straight for "laundry detergent/dryer sheet" Nah.
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    The Arrival at the Sabbath and Homage to the Devil

    imp: Caramel and bourbon vanilla very strong. On wet: Oh boy! Deliciously spicy and warm when I first put it on. Loving the bourbon vanilla too! mmmmm... Later---still very lovely. The caramel and vanilla are quite sweet, but are balanced nicely by the gentle spicy notes. The iris, though a bane in other blends, is quite nice in this one. Rather ethereal, it lifts what would otherwise be a completely foody blend into a higher state and it adds a nice, very fragile, almost indistinguishable top note PS---I agree with the suggestion by some folks that it has a slightly Monsterbait Underpants-y quality about it.
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    The Music of Erich Zahn

    Got this to try on hubby---didn't work out. Has a nasty note that reminds me of Agnes Nutter. Blech! I think it is cumin. It smells sweaty and dirty on hubby in this blend.
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    Anne Bonny

    It smelled really good in the imp and I had high hopes...alas...she turns on me. Too much smoky/leathery smell. The oceany note in this blend doesn't work right with my chemistry either. Goes funky on the hubby too---a kind of piny-air-freshener.
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    Midnight Kiss

    So sad, too bad. The cherry is so very icky on me. It dominates too much ADDED Jan. 16: cherry cough syrup!! whywhywhy???!!! NOOOOOOOO!!!
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    Antique Lace

    Hmmmm...this is perplexing... I really expected this one to not work on me. Black Opal didn't, for example, and in my mind, this scent was likely to be in the same category. Actually, it was quite lovely. Soft. The vanilla was not a super creamy vanilla. The other notes are...indistinguishable, really. I couldn't say what they are individually, but together they make this...SOMETHING that I can't identify specifically. It reminds me SLIGHTLY of a perfume called Vanilla Lust by Jill Stuart. It does not smell like an exact copy, mind you...not even close. But I would say they are similar vanilla scents. I think I will keep this one.
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    Pumpkin V (2007)

    Huh. This one doesn't smell ANYTHING like the description on me. NOTHING. It smells like coffee with some women's perfume mixed in. That does not impress me. Where are the lovely pumpkin, benzoin, bourbon vanilla, lemon peel, neroli, blood orange, and red ginger?!?!?! OK. I am upset that this one didn't give me what I wanted. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! So this is the 2nd of the PUMPKIN # WHATEVERS that I have tried. The first one (Pumpkin 3) smelled like coffee and cream. Am I to assume that the "pumpkin" note on me will always smell like coffee?
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    Black Phoenix

    This is interesting. I had a very strong initial scent-memory with this one: in the imp AND on wet: Straight up cherry Dr.'s office lollipop. You know the kind. There was the red one, the orange one, the yellow one, the green one, and the purple one (which almost nobody ever wanted). This is the red one. Exactly. Interestingly (an unpleasantly, though I also wouldn't want to smell like the Dr.'s office lollipop), the scent begins an immediate transormation in which the dreaded bad-and-insanely-domineering florals beat the brilliant red lollipop into submission without mercy. Within the brief span of ten minutes they pass through "grandma's bathroom" and "grandma's attic" straight into...(do not pass GO)...slightly medicated talcum powder. BLECH! Not for me. Glad I got to try it though.
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    Port Royal

    I let hubby try this one. A boozy top note with a very strong underlayer of what is like a vetiver-y "Old Man" men's cologne note. Nah.
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    Dragon's Blood

    I find dragon's blood itself to be such a fascinating substance smell-wise. I have bought some of the resin incense too and feel the same way about it whether in the BPAL oil or in the resin. Dragon's Blood on it's own in an incredibly rich scent. It has several layers inside it: Bottom: Rich and warm with a musky note, creamy and smooth...this layer is slightly foody to me. Middle: (this is the most elusive layer on me) a thin layer, stringent and sharp (like citronella or lemon...a resin smell). and Top: A floral quality that has a strong lilac-like component to it. Sweet Wasabipea sent me a frimp of this one. I have had it on my list for a while and was very excited to try it. I LOVE Dragon's Milk. It is even more like a foody treat Dragon's Eye, though, was way too much of a straight lilac-floral on me. On my hubby, the stringent component is more citronella like and the floral component is still too strong.