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ellocentipede

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About ellocentipede

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    diabolical decanter
  • Birthday November 8

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    Gulf Coast
  • Country
    United States

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    Antique Lace
  • Favorite Scents
    Khrysee, Peach VIII, Tranquility, Muddy Puddles, Parlement of Foules, Gypsy Queen, Katrina Van Tassel, Snow Bunny, Morocco, Samhain, Midnight Mass, Snow White, Pink Snowballs, London, Self Portrait, Mori Girl, Bayou, New Orleans, Pele, Tiki Princess, Opuhi, Wild Dandelion SN, Spanish Moss SN, Ivanushka, All Souls, Dolly Kei, Buck Moon, Joyful Moon, Giant Vulva, Antique Lace, Voodoo Queen

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Francophone literature, tea time, garden strolls, hanging out with my pet starling, spectacles, yoga, and smelling all of the things.
  • Mood
    snuggly

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  • Chinese Zodiac Sign
    Ox
  • Western Zodiac Sign
    Scorpio

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  1. ellocentipede

    Walking My Daughter to Class

    Lemony tea with a little freshly-grated bergamot zest, sweetened with a smooth vanilla. I’m not getting any oakmoss (which is A-OK with me), so I think it’s more of a grounding element for the blend. This is a beautiful Dorian blend.
  2. ellocentipede

    Waiting

    This scent would be at home as either a Weenie or a Yule. Equal parts gently-spiced gingerbread and pumpkin bread, to my nose, with just a weeee gentle hint of coffee.
  3. ellocentipede

    Thrills and Junk Food

    Yessss! This one is amazing. I get lots of sugary, floofy, fruit-punch flavored cotton candy (and now this is something that I desperately want to try in real life) and warm, perfect popcorn with a tiny kick of salt. The popcorn becomes more prominent with wear. I’m sure that the day that inspired this blend was the happiest day!
  4. ellocentipede

    Metal Twins

    Mmmm. Rich, custardy flan and freshly mixed cake batter. It’s warm, creamy, and decadent without being overly sweet.
  5. ellocentipede

    Dragon Slide

    This makes me think of Christmas! It’s like crushed soft peppermints (the good stuff) over creamy vanilla and white chocolate ice cream.
  6. ellocentipede

    A Night In the French Quarter

    Oh this is gorgeous. It’s like the nighttime counterpart to A Little Piece of Eternity, which I also love. I get rain-soaked osmanthus and dark plum. The rain note is warm, and not sharp, the osmanthus is perfectly heady without going funky, and the plum provides a nice deep pop of darkness. This does evoke nighttime in the Quarter to me, and is one of my very favorite scents from this update.
  7. ellocentipede

    You Are Not Alone

    Surprisingly, this one is a little perfumey to my nose. I think it’s the combination of the paper and cotton with my skin chemistry. The lavender, to my nose, is of the floral and softly sharp variety. This is a bookish blend, but it’s an elegant one that could be worn to something fancy, not a snuggly one to curl up and read with.
  8. ellocentipede

    Velut Luna Statu Variabilis

    I avoid benzoin because it usually smells like sharp chemicals on my skin, but this one so far is benzoin-less to my nose. I get lots of heady, waxy ylang ylang and the most beautiful pink woody chypre. Everything is wrapped in a beautiful, soft, pink vanilla cloud.
  9. ellocentipede

    Thunk

    Sappy pine tar and dry woods! This is like walking through a pine forest on a bright, sunny day.
  10. ellocentipede

    Solved Mysteries

    This is a very pretty musk! In the bottle and when first applied I get a lot of red musk, but once on skin it blends fairly evenly with the skin musk. The effect to my nose is almost of an Egyptian musk. The pop of pink peppercorn (it’s definitely pink, and not super pepper-y, just gives the scent a little kick) meshes nicely with the sweet, clean orange blossom. There’s a grounding base of dry sandalwood holding everything together.
  11. ellocentipede

    Shadows and Light

    I could swear that I smell a good bit of oudh here—but it is of the rich, smooth variety and definitely not of the stanky sort. Honestly, this doesn’t smell like any of the listed notes to me at all, and I’m totally ok with that. It smells like the smoothest, most beautiful, hazy oudh ever, and I’m loving it!
  12. ellocentipede

    Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards

    This is a beautiful rose blend. It reminds me of Lush’s Tisty Tosty—gorgeous rose, a hint of powder, and clean, fragrant clove. It has a medieval vibe to my nose, and would equally suit a pretty maiden or a powerful queen.
  13. ellocentipede

    Rose Quartz Bedroom

    This is a pretty and clean pink scent. It does smell like it’s gleaming/sparkling a bit. I agree with feyofthefellwood in that it smells clarifying. The rose, white musk, and saffron read a bit lemony to my nose. It does soften and mellow a bit with wear.
  14. ellocentipede

    Rattlecans and Sliders

    Strawberry ice cream, just as described! The strawberry is ripe and bright pink, and is mixed beautifully into the sweet, creamy ice cream. I’m pretty sure that this is the best strawberry ice cream blend that I’ve come across—it evokes happy childhood memories for me.
  15. ellocentipede

    Perfectly Normal Childhood

    Ooh lots of sugar-sweetened fragrant, spicy cardamom! I get a hint of floofy cake in the background, but this is definitely a cardamom-forward blend. The cardamom tames a bit with wear and allows more of the marshmallow floof and cake to come through. It’s a warm and comforting gourmand blend that hugs the skin.
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