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Laurel the Woodfairy

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About Laurel the Woodfairy

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    Beauxbatons Faculty Lounge
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    United States


  • BPAL of the Day
    Thorns: Clove Cigarette
  • Favorite Scents
    Havisham (forever), Samhain, Snow White, O, La Fee Verte, Haunted, Midway, Persephone, Blood Rose. I love Beth's rose blends and sweet/foody scents.

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    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


    Wet: Cold, minty, sinus-clearing eucalyptus! Dry: spearmint gum, but not sweet. A little bit sharp and herbal. Refreshing but kind of strange on me.
  2. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Block Buster

    Fresh-cut pine, plus spice...cinnamon, I think. I don't really get any apple, but this is the happy smell of a Christmas tree!
  3. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Peach Chypre

    Delighted to try a sniffy! Smells like peach incense, which is a somewhat odd combo to my nose: I like peach if it's blended with other fruit notes (Titania ), and I sometimes like incense, but I don't really like them together. I'm glad I got to try it, though, and it's for a great cause.
  4. Laurel the Woodfairy


    Melon baby powder. To be fair, I tested a generous frimp decant labeled 2013; I'd be willing to try it again to see if it smells different new, as some BPALs get better when aged and some don't. Then again, that may just be what my skin does to 51.
  5. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Caramel, Smoked Chilis & Black Vanilla

    This is decadent and so sexy!!! Reminds me of Red Lantern...spicy STRONG caramel with a lot of depth but not overly sweet. The vanilla skews a little Play-Doh on me after a few hours, but only when it's almost completely gone. Until then, it has great throw and it delicious.
  6. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Thorns Clove Cigarette

    *chef's kiss* This is perfection, the first bottle in a long time that I've bought unsniffed without trying for a decant first. In fact, I stalked the website to grab it the second it became available. Something about the scent of clove cigs has always been so seductive to me, and I have Demeter's "Humidor" but it's a bit...weak. Beth's version is strong, complex, and delicious. I will wear it to death (alternating with Haunted) this autumn.
  7. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Lavender, Sea Salt & Rain

    Perfectly clean, sharp lavender with a bit of salty aquatic. On me, it has very little throw; it stays close to my skin and is mostly gone within the hour. A perfect blend to wear for falling asleep on a rainy night.
  8. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Cotton Candy, Strawberry & Lime Zest

    This is delicious! I love the BPAL cotton candy note; my all-time fav is Midway, but this is like her fun younger sister. I get each note quite distinctly while wet, and the lime is perfect for a tangy balance to the sweet. The strawberry is least dominant on me, which is good as my skin does tend to turn it to plastic (notable exception: Strawberry Moon). Dry, the notes blend into cotton candy with a slight fruit twist. Strong throw, and very summery!
  9. Laurel the Woodfairy


    This would be a perfect holiday room scent in an oil diffuser as well as a perfume. Wet, it smells like apple cider, but it blooms as it dries and becomes more complex, with orange and different spices emerging. I don't really get red wine (I was hoping for the note from Tintagel), but it's warm and festive and yummy.
  10. Laurel the Woodfairy

    The Moon's My Own

    Weirdly enough, this starts out (wet) as pine trees on me. Definitely Yule, but not really my thing. However, the pine vanishes as it dries down and it becomes a fresh lemon (as opposed to cleaning-product lemon) over the moonflower note I recognize from Moon Rose. It's pretty and unexpected but still wintry.
  11. Laurel the Woodfairy

    The Poinsettia Gown

    Well-blended floral with sweet, light gourmand underpinnings and excellent throw I looooove vanilla + floral, so this was a no-brainer. Even though it's a Yule scent, I'll definitely wear it for Valentine's. However, I don't love jasmine, and though it's not the dominant note, I'd love this even more if it were replaced with, say, my beloved frangipani. It's not a dealbreaker though.
  12. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Voluptuous Wantonness

    Mmmm, sexy fig! Seriously, I don't know when I've smelled a fig scent so sensual as well as yummy. Beautifully blended with vanilla and plum, but it still smells like perfume not dessert.
  13. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Flesh of My Flesh

    I hate the word "flesh" (*shudder*), but I had to have this based on the notes. Wet, it's strong and reminds me a little of Snake Charmer crossed with Smut--a heavy vanilla-musk. However, on drydown it really morphs, becoming a soft almond with a slight "edge" to it. Not a foody almond, more like an almond flower, if that makes sense? I like it in both stages, but not as much as I love O.G. Snake Charmer.
  14. Laurel the Woodfairy

    The Sleeping Draught

    Sharp lavender while wet, with opium as it dries. I wouldn't wear it as perfume, but I put it on before bed and slept soundly, so...placebo effect or not, it's my new bedtime scent.
  15. Laurel the Woodfairy


    This is a weird one! I was expecting spicy, but on me it's patchouli and mandarin only, and it's both sweet and quite sharp. I was hoping for more amber, ginger, and 'mum, but nope... 'Mum Moon remains the best mum scent on me.