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Laurel the Woodfairy

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About Laurel the Woodfairy

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    Beauxbatons Faculty


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    A book in my hand and a dog by my side
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    United States


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  • Favorite Scents
    Havisham (first, last, and always), Samhain, Snow White, O, La Fee Verte, Haunted, Persephone, Blood Rose. I love Beth's rose blends and sweet/foody scents like Midway and Gingerbread Poppet. *yum* I am very picky about non-rose florals, though. Jasmine and heliotrope are awful on me.

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    I'm "a girl's girl"--I love all of my scent-sisters on here, and the wonderful feminine energy BPAL.org has. That's where my idea for Beta Phi Alpha Lambda came from. The Forum was my constant online home for over a decade, although I am rarely on these days except to do reviews. I still love you all; I'm just crazy-busy right now!
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  1. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Studie Einer Ziege

    I have been longing for a clove-tobacco scent, so I jumped on this, and it's perfect! Deep, dark clove and tobacco, like pipe smoke or those yummy but oh-so-bad-for-you clove cigarettes. It's not at all sweet, just deeply spicy. Definitely unisex and perfectly autumnal.
  2. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Jupiter Nourished by the Goat Amalthea

    A huge blast of butterscotch while wet, then caramel as it settles, then honey on the drydown. I don't love the milk note, but the yummy sugar notes dominate so that's not really an issue. This is a lovely autumn/winter gourmand scent, sweet and buttery and rich.
  3. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Pink Fuzzy Handcuffs

    This is great! A cotton candy scent for grownups! The vanilla-rose base gives it depth and sophistication. I got a hint of sour on first application, but it faded quickly. I'm not sure what that was. The cotton candy also fades fairly quickly on me, although I enjoy that phase, and I'm left with a longer-lasting base of vanilla rose that is very wearable and not too, too sweet.
  4. Laurel the Woodfairy

    A View of Cascading Cherry Blossoms

    A very young, sweet scent--I immediately thought Bath n' Body Works or Vic's Secret, as others have said, but for me that's not a good thing; I was hoping for musk and floral, but this is strawberry-vanilla candy. I'm actually kind of embarrassed to be wearing it at work. I will give my decant to a friend's daughter; it'd be adorable on a little girl, but I feel too old and grouchy to pull it off.
  5. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Caressing the Wild Rabbit

    Wild Rabbit is the sexier version of White Rabbit from the Mad Tea Party: I get tea and lemon (there's no lemon listed, so maybe that's just white tea), which is very clean, and then a hint of honey-vanilla. It's like White Rabbit got a little drunk and dabbled in "O".
  6. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Eclipses Be

    Mmm, this is pure clove on me, with just a hint of amber on the drydown. I actually like my clove "smokier" (clove tobacco, ideally) but this is lovely and spicy for autumn wear.
  7. Laurel the Woodfairy

    The Sun in Anger Swore

    In two words: softer Tintagel. In more detail: this is not an "angry" scent on me, nor is it a strong one; my skin eats it up pretty quickly, although it has good throw when first applied. It's a good fall scent if you want something spicy but not the obvious pumpkin or apple. Rich, warm dragon's blood with bit of extra spice and a hint of amber. It reminds me of beloved Tintagel, but less strong.
  8. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Harvest Moon 2017

    I love the variety of Harvest Moons there have been over the years...I have one that smells like apple cider, one that's more like greenery. My first was '04, although it's long since used up. Harvest Moon 2017 is spicy blackberry wine! It's deliciously juicy and definitely suggests wine, but without being too "grape". It dries down into spice and leaves, rather like Dry Leaves & Cardamom. I really like it and will wear often for autumn.
  9. Laurel the Woodfairy


    These notes sound amazing; I'm really excited about this one! Wet, Aeronwen is all fig (I love fig!). Spice notes quickly begin to develop, along with a lovely hint of amber. This is an unusual, autumnal scent that makes me think of sipping spiced tea by a fire.
  10. Laurel the Woodfairy


    I'm not sure what I was thinking when I ordered this--well, I know I was thinking that I love cardamom and currant--but I know my skin amps leather. And sure enough, all I get at first is leather and patchouli. As it dries, I get a hint of spice and citrus. I will say that it's a softer and more wearable leather than most, and I think I will love it on my boyfriend more than on myself.
  11. Laurel the Woodfairy


    I failed to buy anywhere near enough Red Lantern, so I have hopes for a similar caramel note from Agrat. I do get caramel, but my skin also amps the teak. I like it, although it's softer (less throw) than I expected...a hint of caramel apple but mainly teak. I'll use up my decant but keep hoping Red Lantern returns!
  12. Laurel the Woodfairy


    I'm a little obsessed with Pink Sugar, and always looking for a more "grownup" version, so that's my hope for Alisz. Wet, I get vanilla mint, a bit like the holiday "Lick It" scents. It's clean, sweet, and refreshing, but it's drowning out any rose or spun sugar that might be in there. Dry, the mint is still prominent, with a hint of currant underneath. Darn. I wasn't really looking for another candy cane scent, but that's what I've got here. I'll tuck Alisz away for holiday wear.
  13. Laurel the Woodfairy


    I've been wanting a clove-cigarette scent for fall, and from some of the reviews Clemence sounds like the girl for the job! Wet, I get the spicy clove note I wanted, over a base of patchouli. It's not a "hippie" patchouli scent on me--just something darker under the clove. As it dries, the other spices start to develop. Carnation always "reads" as spice rather than floral on me, so it is a perfect complement. I'm delighted with Clemence!
  14. Laurel the Woodfairy

    The Obsidian Widow

    Given my feelings about both spiders and jasmine, it was definitely "impish" of the Lab to include an imp of this with my last order! However, you just never know until you try it on. I don't smell jasmine at all: on me, the Widow is rose blended with the wine note I associate with Lady MacBeth. There's a hint of myrrh on the drydown, but it doesn't have a great deal of throw. I like it but do not love--I generally prefer the "fresh" rose scents to the murkier ones, if that makes sense.
  15. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Le Lèthè

    A generous frimp from the Lab, with a really sexy-sounding list of notes! However, on me it's quite dark and masculine, reading more as black musk than red/gold (maybe because of the hemlock?) with only a faint hint of spice. The orchid comes out on the drydown, a "papery" note. I don't really like it on me, but I think it will make an excellent fall scent in my oil burner.