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About TheIceMaiden

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday February 2


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    New England
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    Snow White
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    GC: Alice, Pele, Seance, Velvet, Yvaine LE: Alice in the Pumpkin Patch, Go To Sleep Darlings, Katrina Van Tassle, Love Lay Upon Her Eys, Sugarplum Fairy, Under the Harvest Moon

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  1. TheIceMaiden

    Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns

    This starts off all cinnamon bun - lots of bakery cinnamon, a little icing, a little pastry. The pumpkin spice note comes in as it dries. I didn't get pumpkin, just clove and nutmeg mingling with the cinnamon. The throw and staying power are moderate right now, but I'm sure this will age well. YUM.
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    Cacao-Dusted Rose Petals

    This is mostly a gorgeous rose note, neither too sweet nor perfumey, with the lightest hint of cacao. The throw and staying power are moderate. Although this has almost the same description as Une Douzaine de Roses: Quatre (Cacao-dusted red rose petals), it's not the same! The rose in that is very full-bodied and red, the rose in this year's scent is soft and gentle.
  3. TheIceMaiden

    Wild Rose & Cherry

    This is a simple but lovely scent. It's a mix of a slightly sweet, slightly perfumey rose note with a natural (ie, not medicinal) red cherry note. The rose is stronger initially then the two notes blend together in the dry down. The throw and wear-length are moderate. I really like this! It reminds me a bit of last year's Strawberry and Rosebud. It's not at all similar to Une Douzaine de Roses: Un (cherry-dipped rose candy) since it smells more like fresh-picked roses and ripe cherries off the tree.
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    The Poinsettia Gown

    This is so pretty and girly and elegant. It starts off with lots of cream, some jasmine, and hints of rose and amber (white amber, I think). It eventually settles down to a creamy, fluffy vanilla scent with light floral and amber notes.
  5. TheIceMaiden

    Frostbitten Alice

    Snow White and Alice and two of my favourite perfumes, so I was very excited about this! Frostbitten Alice starts off with a lot of carnation and a little vanilla-snow. After a while, the carnation fades out, and I get vanilla-snow with a hint of milky honey. The throw is moderate and the staying power is medium. This is a very well-blended Frostbitten scent, Alice isn't buried under all the snow.
  6. TheIceMaiden

    Fall, Leaves, Fall

    This starts off with maple leaves then dries to rose and blackcurrant with a lovely soft musk note. I don't get any oudh. The throw is light and it lasts a few hours. This is a very pretty scent, it smells early autumn when the leaves just start to fall.
  7. TheIceMaiden

    The Empty Coffin

    This starts off with plenty of oud and a lovely red rose note underneath. It stays oud and roses with only a hint of the sandalwood in the drydown. The throw is moderate and the staying power is pretty good. I really like this, it reminds me a little of Seance & Between Your Heart and Mine, both of which are two of my favourite rose perfumes. I usually don't care for oudh, but the oud blanc note is smoother and less potent than the typical oudh.
  8. TheIceMaiden

    Strawberry and Rosebud

    This is a lovely scent! The strawberry note is juicy and realistic (very similar to the strawberry in Eat the Strawberries) and the rose is soft and a little perfumey. I'm not sure what kind of rose this is as it is not as heady as a red rose or as sweet as a pink rose. It's somewhere in-between. I love this scent and wish I had gotten more than one bottle!
  9. Sometimes, all I want to do is to hold her and enjoy her warmth. I love her, and she is the best part of me. Sugared rose and orange blossom.  This is an even mix of a sugared pink rose (very similar to the rose note in Fuzzy Pink Handcuffs) and sugared orange blossom. It isn't overly sweet and the throw and staying power are moderate (although that will probably improve with age.) I love this scent and I'm so glad I blind bottled it.
  10. TheIceMaiden

    Pomegranate Grove: Alice

    [No additional description provided.] Pomegranate is a note that can be hit-or-miss on me, but Alice is one of my top favourites, so I had to try this! This is mostly juicy, slightly sweet pom mixed with carnation. There is a hint of the honey-milk sweetness underneath, but the scent doesn't really say "Alice" to me. The throw and staying power are moderate right now, but I'm hoping settling and aging will improve everything. Overall though, it is a pretty scent.
  11. TheIceMaiden

    Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream Bath Oil

    As sweet as it sounds. This is a combination of a non-buttery, non-spicy pumpkin note and a creamy vanilla base. It's not overly sweet and the throw is light, but it is quite yummy.
  12. TheIceMaiden

    White Pumpkin Floss

    White chocolate and marshmallow pumpkin floss! Yum! This is the lightly-spiced pumpkin floss note mixed with a light marshmallow note. As it dries, the marshmallow gets stronger and the pumpkin tones down a bit. The white chocolate comes out in the drydown. This reminds me of a past Weenie favourite, Marshmallow Pumpkin, but more subdued and with a touch more spice. The throw is somewhat light and the staying power is moderate, but it's been my experience that pumpkin scents age beautifully.
  13. TheIceMaiden

    Eat the Strawberries

    Still, there was a tale he had read once, long ago, as a small boy: the story of a traveler who had slipped down a cliff, with man-eating tigers above him and a lethal fall below him, who managed to stop his fall halfway down the side of the cliff, holding on for dear life. There was a clump of strawberries beside him, and certain death above him and below. What should he do? went the question. And the reply was, Eat the strawberries. Strawberries, fresh-picked. Has anyone else (besides me) longed for a strawberry single note? Well, this is it!!! Eat the Strawberries is juicy ripe strawberries, neither too tart nor sweet, with a little strawberry leaf. It reminds me a lot of Strawberry Moon, minus the dandelion and other notes. Yum!!!
  14. TheIceMaiden

    Gingerbread, Red Fruits, and Sweet Jam

    I’ve run away from a little old woman,
 A little old man, 
A barn full of threshers, 
A field full of mowers, 
A cow and a pig,
 And I can run away from you, I can! Oh dear! I’m quarter gone! Oh, I’m half gone! I’m three-quarters gone! I’m all gone! Both in the bottle and initially on my skin, this is spicy gingerbread with fruit...I think maybe pomegranate, but I'm not 100% sure. The sweet jam comes in next (raspberry maybe?) to make this an even-fruitier gingerbread. The drydown is just spicy gingerbread (similar to Gingerbread Poppet, but less clove) with a hint of sweetness from the jam. Yum!
  15. TheIceMaiden

    Pink Pumpkin Floss

    Pumpkin candyfloss with strawberry cream and red currant. This starts off with the same pumpkin floss note used in the other blends...sugary pumpkin & spice. The red currant comes up next, it's both juicy and tart. The strawberry cream comes up towards the end, it's initially a lovely strawberry note before it settles down into a strawberry and cream scent in the drydown. Yum!