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  1. Follow My Nose

    Black Julbocken Alchemy Lab

    On wet, this starts out as single note pine, but black musk starts peeking around the edges right away. Then the cool, minty slush note slides into join the others and the real complexity of this scent begins to come out. There's moss, herbs, green and woodsy notes ... this goat has been around the forest quite a bit and picked up lots of nice-smelling things in his shaggy coat. I'm not getting much of the wool note yet, but this bottle might need some time to settle, I just got the package yesterday. Black Julbocken is a perfect mascot for the Lab's Yule collection, and this is exactly the chilly forest blend I was hoping to find in this update! ETA: One of my cats has definite opinions about my perfume choices, and this seems to be his favorite of the Yules I got. He does tend to prefer musky and/or woodsy scents and this one is both. 😻
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    Pomegranate Cider

    This is exactly as described, I think I can pick out all of the notes over the course of drydown. I don't always go for straight-up fruity scents, but I'm very happy I picked this one up! It's incredibly festive and perfect for winter wear, extending the holiday warmth into the dreary cold months after. At first when wet, it gives off fruit punch vibes, which then start to morph into Christmas candle territory, but give it a chance to dry all the way and it becomes more complex and downright cheery. The apple cider smells warm and spiced, the pomegranate balances with some rich tartness, and the brightness of the orange peel is accentuated by the subtle peppercorn and hibiscus tang in the background. Makes me want to make mulled wine or cider in my crockpot to scent my apartment!
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    Carved Wooden Cultist Lair

    Oh my. So, these miniature cultists are definitely holding naked rituals in their carved wooden lair, 'cause this is a sexy scent! I'm taking guesses at these notes, but I'm definitely getting some red or black musk or combination of the two. It reminds me of the musk in Eldritch Dark or Bright Red Dildo. The incense is a smooth blend, maybe some amber or a bit of dragonsblood included in there. I'm not sure my nose is accurate enough to pick out individual notes. Then there's the smoothly-sanded dark wood underneath everything else, with just a hint of smokiness and sweetness thrown in. This one is going into rotation for date-night perfumes.
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    Snow White Rabbit

    Oh my, this is lovely, and exactly what I imagined it would be! I just got my new Yules in yesterday, so I'm trying to do quick reviews for the ones I got. Snow White Rabbit is immediately sweet and a bit creamy and the spice notes are light and tickle my nose just a tad. The Snow White snow comes out as it dries, blending in a soft and powdery coolness. The linen scent is subtle in the background but definitely adds a clean, fresh laundry feel to it to balance the gourmand notes. This is so wearable and pretty, and I think it will work year-round. It isn't a heavy scent at all, but has good lasting power and decent throw.
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    Lightning Strikes Literature

    This blind-bottle was risky, since I don't know if I've ever tried the Lab's lightning scents or had much experience with the ozone note, but I really wanted to try it for the story inspiration, and the gamble paid off! On my skin, this one started out very light and subtle, then deepened as it dried. At first, just a light, bright flash that I can't really describe, maybe a slight citrusy feeling with a hint of freshly washed fabric in the background. Then, soft thunder rolls in as I pick up the sweet beeswax and the ink, which always reads as a subtle white floral to my nose. The dry warm paper note is lovely as always and rounds out a beautiful light scent. It truly evokes writing a horror story longhand during an evening storm, I absolutely love this one!
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    A Breton Sorceress

    This starts off warm, sweet, and slightly powdery when wet, light and pleasant. Then after applying, I start to get some spice and a nuttiness comes out, perhaps a combination of the almond and the vanilla. As this dries, it gets warmer and more complex -- spicy, gourmand, and smoky wood notes all blending together smoothly. It is a lovely golden-brown autumn scent, a must-have for fans of tonka bean! Medium throw and good wear length.
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    You Are So Emo

    The name and story of this scent drew me in immediately and the notes intrigued me. So glad I gambled on a blind-bottle! At first application, the notes I pick up are pale amber, lavender, and white tea. It's a soft, slightly high-pitched scent, but still comes across as soothing in spite of the suggestion of angst. Some oakmoss appears in the background as it starts to dry and the blend becomes a bit more powdery. There was a moment on my skin where it threatened to go sharp and soapy, but that quickly passed. After it dries, the woody notes and ambergris come out and a lovely pale golden warmth appears under the ghostly melancholy. The oakmoss also becomes a more solid presence. This is really lovely and different from anything else I already have. All of the notes are smoothly blended and even after the drydown and I must agree with Supertrooper Omni in the review above, this perfume gives off the impression of a sophisticated Victorian ghost. Who is SO emo.
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    Martial Arts

    I got a decant of this to try something different, but now I find myself kind of fascinated by it! It's so interesting and I have a hard time picking out notes. Some are unfamiliar, but they seem to work together very well. I get the smoky woody notes and something nutty right away (could be the tonka and/or almond blossom combining?) As it dries, I get subtle floral from the almond blossom and the amber and vanilla make an appearance. I also get a soft earthy note around the edges that reminds me of mushrooms. The lacquer is the note I think is tricky, I've smelled it before and it didn't work on me in the past, but this time it's fairly light and well-balanced by all of the woody notes. I think it's one of the aspects making this a really unique scent, kind of brightening the warm earthy and woody notes into something new. I'm still testing this, but leaning towards a bottle.
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    The Snow-Woman

    I was hoping for a cousin to Skadi and was not disappointed! On my skin, this starts out with strong pine, the needles and the wood, but calms down as it dries. My favorite chilly snow note comes out to balance the pine and the whole scent is rounded out by the sake note, which I am less familiar with. There's some booze in there, but not too sweet, and maybe a faint hint of rice in the background? That could be the power of suggestion, I'm not sure my nose is good enough to actually pick the rice smell out of the sake. Once the pine calms down, The Snow-Woman stays true and the notes all balance each other well. There's a lovely freshness to this that makes it different from Skadi but still in the same wheelhouse. Definite bottle buy for me!
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    Vanilla Husk, Nutmeg, & Hay Absolute

    This is a lovely dry vanilla with that wonderful hay note that I love (and that ages fabulously!). There is a bare hint of sweet lemony-ness, like NDc said above, and the nutmeg is fairly light, just giving a warm spice in the background. I think this one will definitely be a Menage a Trois favorite and will just get better with time!
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    I agree with Threemoons above, this scent makes me think of a glowing amber gem. It's such a warm, sweet, sexy scent, mostly the gorgeous amber and honey notes, but with something else that I can't quite place. It doesn't read as smoky or woody on my skin, but still makes me think of crackling flames, JUST the flames. This is definitely in the running for my favorite Yule this year!
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    Frozen Pulse and Heart of Fire

    This is a warm and cozy scent, starting out with the nutty notes (I love the lab's nutty notes!) at the forefront, along with a crisp, cold note on top that I can't quite place. This note fades gradually, almost melting into the mellower woolly note as if thawing by a warm fire. As it dries, a softly smoky note comes out that makes me think of roasting nuts by a cozy fireplace. This might be a combo of the cedar and caramelized vetiver? After drydown, it develops a creamy sweetness over all the other notes, melding everything together into a smooth, warm scent. It's unique in my collection and I am quite happy I blind-bottled this one!
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    Sugar Cookies and a Popcorn Garland

    Sniffed straight out of the bottle, I get kettle corn, yum! Then it stays true on my skin from wet to dry stages: a great balance between the slightly spiced sugar cookie and the buttery popcorn. A great holiday gourmand scent, another blind-bottle win for me! I love what wolf_truffles said above about the tapioca pearls, as this definitely reminds me of my favorite horchata bubble tea.
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    Whoa, I'm first? I'll try to do this justice. It is almost exactly how I imagined it when I blind-bottled it on Black Friday weekend! In the bottle, this is all milk chocolate and a sharp, almost cologne-y black leather. Wet, on skin, the leather immediately mellows to a beautiful richness and blends smoothly with the chocolate, just lovely. After a few minutes, the other resin notes come out in the background and there is almost an "oud-iness" that pops up for a bit, but then fades away. Not sure where that comes from, might just be my nose being weird. After drying, everything blends together beautifully to make a gorgeous leather scent with sweet gourmand and rich resin notes in the background. The chocolate is not very strong anymore, but my skin tends to eat sweet notes, so may be more pronounced on someone else. And I would say the leather ends up a soft, broken-in leather, like your favorite black leather jacket. So happy that I took a risk on a blapimpsottle and picked this up unsniffed! It's sexy and comfort-y at the same time. Edited 4/1/2022: After only a few months, the milk chocolate note has come out more and this is even better with age!
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    Winds of Autumn

    I think I have finally found my autumnal signature scent! My favorite from the Weenies this year! Wet, it's all smoky campfire wood and sweet apple, but as it dries, the cinnamon makes itself known. Once it's fully dried down, the other notes fill in the background with the resins and a soft rustle of papery dried leaves, some of which may have drifted into the campfire. It's like drinking hot spiced apple cider around a big bonfire at the edge of the resplendent autumn woods.