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    Venom, Australian Copperheafld, Witchblade, Sara Pezzini, Golettes, Tombeur, 13 (white label), Snow Moon, Green Tree Viper, Pink Phoenix, MidWinter's Eve 2005, Monster Bait:Tokyo Stomp, Red Lantern 2007, Bordello, Peony Moon, Rose Red 2005, The Waltz of the Snowakes, Western Diamondback

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  1. Akurarei

    Batty Lace

    LavenderCoffee's review is spot-on for my experience with this scent - like EXACTLY! Very lovely scent overall
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    SDPU2 Fresh on the Skin: I get Lavender and Plum or something similar, like Apricot maybe. Possibly some Peach. It definitely has a floral-fruit thing going on. Dried on the Skin: Lavender incense or Amber's glow. The fruit is mostly gone.
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    ETA - Important: My bottle had the components badly separated, so I gave my bottle a vigorous shake before applying! I get mostly red musk, leather and a tiny bit of coldness/snow....I don't detect much of the roses It is nice and fairly unique, but not one I would find myself reaching for very often.
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    Santa Doesn’t Need Your Help

    I LOVE THIS ONE! Like other reviewers have noted - this one is LOTS of the sugar plum! Which, I happen to adore! At this time, I don't detect either the lavender or the marshmallow, but I suspect aging it for at least a month or two will 'resolve' that issue... OTOH, I would be totally OK if it stayed "All Sugar Plums, All the Time"
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    Knave of Snowflakes

    Knave of Snowflakes - Yule 2022 "Blackcurrant tarts and chilled rose jam" Review In the Bottle: Snowy! not much else... On my Skin, Wet: A BURST of what initially smells like BPAL's Snow White perfume, some red notes as well On my Skin, Dry: It's still reminding me of BPAL's Snow White - but I can begin to smell some roses and something sweet - like honey, but not honey. Must be the 'Jam' note. This is a beautiful, sophisticated snowy sweet rose. The snow is most prominent, followed by the rose, and just the occasional whiff of the sweet 'jam' note. Very elegant & wearable! 10/10! Excellent job BPAL Goblins! ETA - Also, I adore the artwork for this bottle, it's very "Winter, Old World" with it's very dark, nearly black background and pale parchment colored subject of a maiden in an old, Renaissance - esque neckline and starkly striped tresses.
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    Winter Lily and Sugarcane

    WHITE LILY & SUGARCANE - An ETSY Offering, 2019 "Pale, elegant lily blossoms gilded with snow and lightly brushed with sugarcane. " Oh dear, I never realized that I had never reviewed this hair gloss! This Hair gloss is divine! It's a cold, white floral with a very noticeable undercurrent of sweetness. I've used nearly half of my bottle already! I'm not sure if this is actually part of a Yule collection, but it certainly would be at home among the Yule family.
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    Yep. Fizzy/sour booze on me & not much else.... Will let it age a bit & see if it becomes something nicer on my skin.
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    Dead Leaves, Praline, and Sheer Vanilla

    This is just amazingly beautiful! It definitely has "dead leaves", but those are a backdrop to the real beauties of sheer vanilla and pralines I get that lovely warm, caramel-y nutty scent - which is just the *perfect* amount of sweetness The vanilla is definitely 'sheer', as it comes and goes as time progresses The dead leaves are the dry, crispy, aromatic type - not at all like damp & decaying leaves (which would have been disappointing.) Beth & the Labbies do wonderful work, and this one is another fine example of their expertise!
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    Peach Brandy Snake Oil

    This is a lovely peachy, syrupy Snake Oil. I don't get much booziness, but that's OK - it's a welcome addition to the Snake Oil family!
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    This one is a morpher! I get the cloves & patchouli at times - but not all the time... strangely, I get whiffs of some kind of citrus. It seems like tangerines to me. While I don't smell the fig or amber as notes themselves, I get them as an underlying warmth.
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    Gingerbread and Lavender Sugar

    Gingerbread & Lavender Sugar In the Bottle: Sweet lavender, but not in an "herby" way, like candied - creamed lavender On My Skin, Wet: Sugar!! SUGAR!! ... Mellows out quickly, then I get that lovely sweet lavender again - it does have a creamy quality to it, without invoking dairy though (which is nice, IMHO) I detect just a tiny amount spice, it's like a waft coming from another room On My Skin, Dry: Creamy sweet lavender, with a pop of spice here and there. The spice is not quite 'gingerbread' but it does have ginger characteristics, just not the bread characteristics....maybe a bit of aging is in order. Verdict: I this one! I just adore the Lab's Lavender note, and I eat my weight in gingerbread treats this season - seemed like a perfect match for a Yule offering (and it is!) BPTP - if you are reading this - this perfume would make a PHENOMENAL hair gloss! ::hint, hint, nudge, nudge::
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    Bonfire Toffee

    Our spin on a traditional Guy Fawkes Night treat: treacle toffee soaked in rich, dark bourbon. I wasn't sure what 'Treacle' was (or is, honestly). But this scent sounded interesting and different from other Halloweenies. In the Bottle: Dark boozy caramel On my Skin, Wet: A burst of what smells a little bit like burnt coffee with a touch of smoke. Carries some kind of a sweet note with it. On my Skin, Dry: Dark sweet molasses with a faint waft of smoke. It's not listed, but I detect a very small note of chocolate or cocoa. This scent reminds me of a childhood dessert that I can't place. Verdict: It IS different from other Halloweenies in my collection, and I love that it is a sweet but broody perfume. I may buy a backup bottle of this one.
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    A Sweet Sleep Hair Gloss

    This one is gorgeous! I get a lovely combination of the pear, lavender, and some blend of vanilla, bergamot and sandalwood. It's very soft, but has a good amount of staying power. It strikes me as a very feminine version of Dorian tbh.
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    White Pumpkin Floss

    This is equal parts white, creamy chocolate and subtly spiced soft pumpkin
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    Singularly At Ease

    The officers were satisfied. My manner had convinced them. I was singularly at ease. They sat, and while I answered cheerily, they chatted of familiar things. But, ere long, I felt myself getting pale and wished them gone. My head ached, and I fancied a ringing in my ears: but still they sat and still chatted. Rum cakes and black tea, blueberry scones and biscuits. On my skin, wet: Kinda sour, a little bit boozy On my skin, dry: Boozy fruity muffins After several hours: Sugary fruity muffins with a splash of booziness