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Laurel the Woodfairy

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About Laurel the Woodfairy

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    Ornery & Scandalous


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    Beauxbatons Faculty Lounge
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    United States


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  • Favorite Scents
    Havisham (forever), Samhain, Snow White, O, La Fee Verte, Haunted, Persephone, Blood Rose.I love Beth's rose blends and sweet/foody scents like Midway.

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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

    Aperotos Eros

    A generous frimp from a BPALer Wet: I'm getting fresh orange and geranium (?) although maybe that's actually the bergamot. Dry: my brain is saying "witch shop." 🧙‍♀️There's a pagan shop near me, and this smells like it. There's definitely myrrh, but it's something else too... I'm just now reading other reviews and they say things like "head shop" "Psychic Eye bookshop"...we're all getting the same vibe, but it's so hard to describe!
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    A generous frimp from a BPALer Aw, this is a Dumbledore scent! Magical but kind. 🧙‍♂️ Incense with a lot of depth. Floating on top, that slightly citrusy note from High John the Conqueror. On the drydown, a softer resinous incense. Good for when you need to feel wise.
  3. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Orgy With Tagaigata

    I had to try this, as I love frangipani and the only BPAL I think I've ever had it in is Desire--but the jasmine kinda killed that one on my skin. This one starts out beautiful; while wet, it's a frangipani-rose bouquet with a sweet, almost sugary edge to it: about as sweetly delicious as a floral can be! On the drydown, it gets soapy (jasmine...again) and fades away. If there's ever a frangipani scent without jasmine, I will buy a bottle, but as it is, I'll use the decant. Overall, I would say "Orgy" is like Extra "Desire", which makes perfect sense!
  4. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Sinoatrial Node

    I didn't have the notes in front of me when I tested this, but I immediately thought "lemon and yuzu and maybe pineapple, floating in a flute of champagne!" Now I see that it's apple + ginger rather than pineapple, but either way it's a delicious, sparkly, delicate scent! Perfect for summer, and definitely one to get based on the notes rather than the name.
  5. Laurel the Woodfairy

    Honey and Absinthe

    I admit, I got this because I have never gotten over my long-lost love, La Fee Verte, from (I think?) BTPT circa 2005, whose dominant notes were absinthe and honey. I've never forgotten how surprisingly perfect that scent was. Alas, this is not the green fairy, though it is nice! Strong honey and mint/herbal. The notes are distinct; they exist at the same time rather than blurring together. I like it enough to use up my decant, but not enough to buy a bottle.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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".
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
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    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.
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    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.