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About maribouquet

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 04/13/1978


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    Philadelphia, PA
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    Knitting, tea, my adopted lab rats, SuDoku. Watching Mad Men, Dexter, and Bones. Cooking, reading, movies, bad golf, sushi, flannel sheets.


  • Favorite Scents
    Current favorites: Ozymandias, Aglaea, TKO, Cloister Graveyard in the Snow, Black Lace. Notes I like: china musk, white musk, sandalwoods, rose, citrus (esp. lemongrass and lemon verbena), gardenia, orchid, clove, basil Notes that are typically killers: jasmine, lily, violet, rosewood, myrrh, dragon's blood, cherry blossom, wisteria, wine/grapes Notes that I'm not all that into/usually don't work on me: cedar, sugar, milk/cream, most vanilla, honey, leather, vetiver, teas Patchouli and amber both confuse me. I haven't given up.


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    Aries with Cancer moon, Libra ascendant
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    This smells light and musky/powdery to me, reminds me a bit of Ivanushka.
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    Sadly, the ylang-ylang and myrrh combo goes alkaline green powder on me.
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    The Maltese Cross of Sanctus Germanus

    This goes very sharp on me, sort of an alkaline/lily vibe. I think it might be the agarwood or more likely the ambergris.
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    Mead Moon

    Honey and booze = sweet powder on me.
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    agent provocateur

    Wanton! Wanton! It's rose/patchouli love. Rakshasa is similar but heavier on the patchouli to my nose.
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    Pickled Imp

    I don't have much in the way of new things to say about Pickled Imp, but I LOVE it - it reminds me a bit of Villainess' Ginger Snapped products, and the vanilla doesn't hate me. I will be procuring a bottle.
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    Thirteen (13): June 2008

    Chalk it up to a strange combination of misfiring nose and wonky chemistry, but this just smells like chemicals to me. So odd!
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    Refreshing *and* relaxing?

    The Coil!
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    The Torture Queen

    I love this - it reminds me a bit of Phoenix Steamworks, minus the beeswax. The drydown is superb on me - sort of a sparkling, ginger ale vibe (though obv. there is no ginger here.) Want a bottle!
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    I really dislike this when wet - it's nutty in a gross way and alkaline. But then it dries and becomes a gorgeous amber/musk blend, with a soft vanilla emerging after a time. To my nose it's a warmer, feminine companion to Mort de Cesar.
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    This would be so good on me if not for that one note. Clearly, it is time for me to accept that I cannot wear lily.
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    Soapy jasmine funk hell. I had to try it, but jasmine is a death note for me, and Parthenope is, unfortunately, no exception.
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    wet: mmm, spices! dry: everything! The carnation is a bit powdery, but otherwise I'm really digging Clémence. The patchouli is the kind that likes me, and I love the spices. Can't quite pick out the tea note, but that is okay. Really lovely.
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    I recognize the lotus root from Silence - neat! This dries down to a very nice red musk and lotus root blend on me. I will test it some more to see if I can coax out some of the other notes.
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    Eisheth Zenunim

    This reminds me of Faiza when wet, which seems odd to me since they don't really share any notes - except maybe honey. I love the light, fruity scent of the peach, but something in here becomes acrid when dry. I will try this again to be sure, but I don't think it's a keeper for me. So pretty and light, though!