Updated: 7/26/2016 Scent Name (Year) # of Bottles / Imps Preference - Highest, High, Medium, Low Lab Description Thoughts --- BOTTLES: Aradia #: 1 Preference: Medium Lab Description: "A veil of smoked patchouli, sweet oak, and opoponax sweetened by bourbon vanilla." Thoughts: Sweet woodiness, just slightly smoky/dry, very deep vanilla darkened by opoponax. Sits close to the skin, very sensuous, but excellent throw. Aristocratic Couple #: 2.5 Preference: High Lab Description: "Bourbon vanilla, preserved apricot, and cardamom" Thoughts: Beautiful vanilla and apricot, with just a little dry spiciness from the cardamom. Very warm and comforting scent. Not overly foody. Boomslang - (2016) #: 1 Preference: Medium Lab Description: "Snake Oil with cocoa, teakwood, and rice milk." Thoughts: Warm, creamy vanilla-heavy Snake Oil is prominent. Teakwood and just a breath of deep, dark, dry cocoa ground the scent and keep it from going too powdery or sweet. It's a very dark, warm, gentle scent. Chaos Theory: Gourmand #8 #: 1 Preference: Medium Lab Description: None given Thoughts: Melted milk chocolate and cream, macadamia nut, vanilla. Very warm, gently sweet, buttery macadamia, extremely creamy. Subtle foody scent with low throw that sticks close to skin. Dorian #: 2 Preference: High Lab Description: "A Victorian fougere with three pale musks and dark, sugared vanilla tea." Thoughts: Black tea, sugar, a little musk. Beautiful, dark, delicate, sweet, not at all foody. Very calming. This is my go-to "chill out" scent. Eat Me #: 1 Preference: Medium Lab Description: "Three white cakes, vanilla, and red and black currants." Thoughts: Buttery, sweet cakes and just a ribbon of juicy redness. Extremely foody. Edith (Crimson Peak 2015) #: 4 Preference: Highest Lab Description: "Pearlescent vanilla musk with white sandalwood, grey amber, white patchouli, ambrette seed, and oudh." Thoughts: This is my ideal vanilla scent. I could wear this all the time. It's a very delicate, white vanilla. Just a little touch of airiness from the ambrette seed and white sandalwood, and a little warmth from the grey amber and oudh - reminiscent of the scent of sleep-warmed skin. Ultimately, it's a white, delicate, almost fragile vanilla. Giljagaur #: 1 Preference: Medium Lab Description: "Coconut cream, sheep’s milk accord, and a drop of Ceylon cinnamon." Thoughts: Creamy, warm, just a little sweet, and just a little touch of cinnamon to really enhance the coziness. This is what the "a hug from your mom wearing a warm sweater on a cold day"-feeling smells like. Gingerbread Snake #: 1 Preference: UNTESTED Lab Description: "Gingerbread and exotic Indonesian oils sugared with vanilla." Thoughts: UNTESTED Gingerbread Sin #: 1 Preference: High (during Christmas!) Lab Description: "Gingerbread with amber, sandalwood, black patchouli and cinnamon." Thoughts: Gingerbread, brought dark and sensual with amber, sandalwood, and patchouli. This is somehow both very sexy and very festive at the same time. Gypsy #: 3.5 (plus one almost empty bottle) Preference: Highest Lab Description: "Bourbon vanilla, Egyptian musk, tonka, white sugar, and cardamom." Thoughts: Sugar, vanilla, and cardamom are the notes most obvious on me. I can smell the delicate sugar crystals infused with vanilla bean, and the cardamom keeps it a little spicy and a little dry. Harp of Cnoc I'Choisgar #: 2 Preference: High Lab Description: "Gilded amber, tiare, golden sandalwood, vanilla, cardamom, and tagetes." Thoughts: Amber heavy, spicy-sweet tagetes, dry and hot cardamom, warm and creamy vanilla, golden warm sandalwood. Beautiful scent, long lasting, excellent close to the skin. Harvesters, The #: 2 Preference: High Lab Description: "Pear trees, boiled oats, and wine beside a ripe field of wheat." Thoughts: Smells exactly like a warm, carmelized pear crumble with oatmeal streusel. Hesiod's Phoenix #: 1 Preference: High Lab Description: "Golden amber, bourbon vanilla, and sweet oudh." Thoughts: The three notes blend seamlessly and change very little, just warming up and encompassing me in a cozy cocoon of amber, dark vanilla, and oudh. Hymn to Proserpine #: 1 Preference: Medium Lab Description: "The darkening amber of faith’s sunset, deepened by the dark fruits of Proserpine." Thoughts: Deep, dark, smoldering amber that's sweet and warm. Fruits that bring to mind midnight purple and black juciness without being tart. Imp #: 1 Preference: Medium Lab Description: "White peach, amber, golden musk and patchouli." Thoughts: Juicy warm peach (not fresh peach so much as roasted/warmed peach), darkened a little by spicy woodiness, gilded with the musk and amber. Ivory Vulva #: 1 Preference: Medium Lab Description: "Marshmallow root, coconut, macadamia milk, cream accord, and a drop of golden amber." Thoughts: Buttery cream and coconut with just a little sweetness from the marshmallow and warmth from the amber. Just pushing the line of gourmand. Mouse's Long and Sad Tale #: 1 Preference: Medium Lab Description: "Vanilla, two ambers, sweet pea and white sandalwood." Thoughts: Woody, warm, sweet - amber and vanilla heavy, sweet pea for a little softness and gentleness. Peach V (2016 Dragon*Con) #:1 Preference: High Lab Description: "Peach caramel with blackened vanilla, patchouli, and teakwood." Thoughts: Overall, this is a beautifully balanced blend. It's warm and sweet, not foody, not particularly "fresh peachy" - but the peach is still a solid foundation for the scent. The vanilla makes it a darker scent, the patch is very subtle (just lending a little earthiness and spiciness), and the teakwood is woody and dry in the background, but not too strong. It reminds me a lot of a blend between Aradia and Imp. Phantom Queen #: 3 + 1 10ml Preference: Highest (SIGNATURE SCENT) Lab Description: "Black orchid, apple blossom, meadowsweet, and rue over Irish moss, hawthorn and red clover." Thoughts: Wet, hot, warm, sweet, sensual, sexy. This DEFIES description. This is the smell of my wedding, of the beginning of my career, of meeting my best friend, of moving into my own home. This is the scent of my Irish heritage, and of Ireland, which can bring me to tears even from just listening to the music or seeing photos of the magical greens and purples and greys and blues. This is the way my soul - my life - would smell. This is MY scent. Pleasant Embrace #: 1.5 Preference: Medium Lab Description: "Lemon-silvered musk and white pear." Thoughts: Crispy, sweet, juicy pear with no greenness. Perfectly ripe. Just a little bit of crystalline lemon-musk to add some shimmer. Very gentle scent, low throw. Pumpkin Latte #: 2 Preference: High Lab Description: "Espresso, pumpkin syrup, smoky vanilla bean, milk, raw sugar, and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg." Thoughts: Warm milk, caramelized pumpkin, dark and smoky vanilla bean, sweet dark sugar, spices - and holding it all up, DEAD RINGER for espresso oil. This fades so beautifully into a perfect representation of espresso oil. I love this. Reapers Gonna Reap #: 1 Preference: High Lab Description: "Musky vanilla sandalwood." Thoughts: Cool, dry sandalwood with light musk and white, not-sweet, not-warm vanilla. This is probably the least sweet vanilla I've ever smelled from the lab. Serving Fish #: 2 Preference: Highest Lab Description: "Gilded sweet pea, pink musk, and vanilla sugar." Thoughts: LOVE this. Sweet, not too floral, sugary, pink, girly. Smut (2015) #: 2 Preference: High Lab Description: "Three swarthy, smutty musks sweetened with sugar and woozy with dark booze notes." Thoughts: Dark sugar (think raw sugar), smooth deep musks, and sweet, sexy booze with none of the acrid or sharp alcohol notes - like if rum and vanilla and sugar was all cooked down into a syrup with the alcohol burned off. Snake Oil (2009) #: 2 Preference: Highest Lab Description: "A blend of exotic Indonesian oils sugared with vanilla." Thoughts: Spicy, warm, deep, dark vanilla! Some Strangeness in the Proportion #: 2 Preference: Highest Lab Description: "Rich vanilla sandalwood elegantly distorted by oudh, labdanum, scarlet saffron, and pink pepper." Thoughts: Deep, dark, sweet vanilla. Pink pepper and oudh give the scent a top note that is heady and intriguing. The perfect dark and sensual vanilla, in contrast to my perfect crystalline vanilla (Edith). Stekkjarstaur #: 1 Preference: High Lab Description: "Woolly sugared marshmallow root." Thoughts: Marshmallow and sugar - but somehow, not foody. It's very organic. Very soft and cozy and delicate.