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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
  • Favorite Scents
    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

    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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!!!
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
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    The opening stage of this, as stated above, it black cherry cream - it's both sweet and tart on me at the same time. The cherry fades out on me and I get a dry, lightly-sugared blackberry note. After a while, it's just simple & yummy cream. I love cherry scents and this is probably my favourite one so far.
  10. TheIceMaiden

    Pumpkin Sugar

    Crystallized glittering shards of lightly spiced pumpkin sugar. In the wet stage, this is a very sugary, lightly spiced (not buttery) pumpkin note. To me, it smells almost exactly like the Pumpkin Candyfloss note used in all the different scents of that name. As it dries, it smelled like lightly spiced white sugar with a hint of pumpkin. Yum!
  11. TheIceMaiden

    Allegory of Chastity

    Blushing rosehips, pink rose petals, and vanilla cream with white jasmine and a drop of bergamot. This unicorn starts off as a naturally sweet & juicy rose with just a hint of bergamot. Eventually the jasmine shows up in the background. The white jasmine is different from the typical jasmine notes, it is smoother, less perfumey, and quite lovely. The drydown is a sugary rosey-vanilla.
  12. TheIceMaiden

    De Vos’ Unicorn

    Sugared peony and rose-tinted vanilla with mallow, white musk, lavender buds, and a touch of apricot. This unicorn starts off with a delicious mix of lavender (sweet & powdery, not herbal), vanilla, and mallow. It's a fluffy purple cloud of a scent that reminds me of a sweeter version of TKO. After a while, the scent smoothly morphs to a sugary, musky pink floral. I never picked up on apricot, but perhaps that will come with settling/age.
  13. White roses, white amber, and snowflakes. My bottle just arrived today, and as it settles and warms up it may change, so I might need to edit this review later. But for now...this is glorious!!! This starts off with sweet rose and the vanilla-snow of Snow White (my all-time favourite!). It's similar to Pink Snowballs (another fave), except that the rose note is very much a white rose, and its not as sweet. As it dries, the white amber comes out, making it very similar to Love Lay Upon Her Eyes (yet another fave!), but with the vanilla-snow background, and the slightly different rose note (white vs. red). I adore this and if it doesn't change with settling, I suspect I'll need a few more bottles in the future.
  14. TheIceMaiden

    A Lady Tall and White

    This is the first bottle I've ordered unsniffed in a long time. And I'm glad I did, because I adore it and have gotten multiple compliments too! I was worried about the mention of pine or evergreen notes, as both trigger migraines for me. But I don't detect any in the perfume. It starts off with a refreshing blend of eucalyptus & a hint of mint. The sandalwood and vanilla come into play next, both are very soft and well-blended. Not foody or woodsy at all!!! The throw is moderate-to-light and the staying power is a few hours minimum.
  15. TheIceMaiden

    Sugar Plum and Vanilla Bean Atmosphere Spray

    I spritzed this on my pillow last night and fell asleep with visions of sugarplums dancing in my head (and slept great too!) This is the sugar plum note from my beloved Sugar Plum Fairy, mixed with the loveliest vanilla note. It's a sweet, cuddly, long-lasting, and very much a ridiculously adorable scent. Please make this in bath oil and perfume next year!!!