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  1. Jenesis

    John Watson

    Initially, I get Gin and Tonic smell (perhaps the lime), with a metallic tang somewhere. Definite aftershave vibes though. I'll keep the imp for occasional use, but not bottle material.
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    Black Moths

    Definite patchouli, a lovely floral underneath with a deep dark base. The woods come out after a while for that 'haunted house' vibe. Gorgeous!
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    Notes word clouds!

    I saw one of those 'word cloud' doodads at work and thought, huh, I wonder what would happen if I stuck my smellies collection through there. So here it is. This is all the notes/descriptions of all My Precious, including OCYLs but not things on the For Sale pile, with some curating to remove descriptive copy like 'sensual' or 'sibilant'.
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    Bottle: Very vanilla! Luckily that's my jam. Wet on: Slightly fruity, slightly woody vanilla, beautifully blended. Drydown: More woody now, with a tiny whiff of eau-de-shower-gel - from past experience I think that's the lily talking. The ginger comes out after a few moments. Dry: Warm, faintly sweet and 'golden', matches the inspiration art perfectly. The woods stop it being too sweet. Drydown a few hours later: A gorgeous sweet, musky, woody vanilla. The woods prevent the vanilla from being too sweet and icecream-ish. Absolutely love it, just a shame it has little throw! Throw: Very little, I have to huff my arm to smell it. Must try this with a primer or balm underneath.
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    April's scents

    April 1: Samhain (my 2007 decant) - not sure why, just fancied it. Delish warmth! April 2: March Hare; I've continually searched for an apricot scent like this since and haven't found it. April 3: Sherlock Holmes! And it works really well in my scent locket as well. April 4: Testing day today, so a cacophany of scent... went for Snake Oil after a while. Mmm, sweet! April 5: Kitty (old roller decant). Bit too sweet and sticky. April 6: Haloes. This is my jam! Nice sweet vanilla but with a woody undertone that stops it being too cloying. April 7: Night's Bridge. April 8: Yuletide at Heathrow (from a decant). Yummy, very like my lost lamented Death of the Gravedigger. May have to hunt for a fullsize of this one. April 9: Black Moths April 10: Please Scream Inside Your Haunted House
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    My Precious

    My bottles... BPAL American Gods: Fuck You, Said the Raven Black Rose The Black Swan Cloister Graveyard in the Snow Crimson Peak: Between Your Heart and Mine Crimson Peak: Black Moths Dark Delicacies: Amber Lace Event Horizon Geek Haloes Haute Macabre In Night When Colors All To Black Are Cast Neverwhere: Night's Bridge Peacock Queen (2019) Peacocks Samhain (2020) Snake Charmer: Resurrected Whip Alchemic Muse Ultraviolet Alchemy6 Sapphic Siren Arcana Sea Glass Tristan Darling Clandestine /r/hugofdeath Possets Adagio for Strings (Barber) Femme Fatale Madame X
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    First whiff is a woody patchouli; like the shelves in a hippie shop. Drying down I get much more smoke and clove, with deep patchouli underneath. Nice enough, but I probably wouldn't buy a full bottle of it.
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    Haute Macabre

    Talk about a wild swing - I took a chance on this (brand new from HM). In the bottle I get boozy almonds, like rum-drenched marzipan-covered cake. Fresh on, the almonds stay but the deep leather and patchouli come out on me (the booze thankfully takes a bit more of a backseat). The vanilla starts to rise to the top. It actually has vibes of 'O', but darker and more complex. Absolutely lovely! Addendum: I love this on skin but not in a scent locket. That heady patchouli note right under my nose, and without the skin chemistry, just gave me a headache. Wear-only!
  9. Talk about some post necromancy but I am down to about 1ml of Geek left and bottles are basically unavailable even on eBay now. (Hint Lab for a resurrection. Guaranteed seller!) Earlier in this thread I saw that some consider Nemesis to be an equivalent for Geek. Anyone else have this experience? Any other recommendations?
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    Pink Moon 2007

    Found an old decant. First on: An odd vaguely plasticy scent, like those "scented" toys they used to sell. Drying: A smooth, light floral, definitely pink! Very sweet. Dry: The carnation really comes out. Verdict: Not really me but if you like sweet florals, this should be up your alley.
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    First on: Boooooozy almonds. If there was such a thing as almond liqueur (is there?) it would smell like this. Drydown: Much better. Pineapple and peach, with a sugary note over the top - brings to mind Xanthe a bit but it's not as bright or citrusy. Dry: I'm usually impressed with the Lab's ability to replicate non-perfume scents and this time they've managed to make a cocktail smell! A pretty, sweet, fruity scent with a boozy undertone, much like a Sex on the Beach. While I do like the smell it's a bit too "night before" to wear in most situations, questions might be asked of my health if I wore it to work
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    Dug up some old Imps. First on: I get a whiff of vetiver but not too strong. I understand why some say menthol as I get a whiff of that as well. Smells like new wood. Drydown: A slight leathery note over the wood. Hardly any throw at all. Dry: Surprisingly complex and hard to classify! A comforting, warm scent, like a wood-backed leather chair. Very little throw though and it's fading already so this one won't last on me, I think. Edit: After a while the leather comes out more.
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    Banana Peel in a Graveyard

    Digging up some old Imps, found this decant. Here goes... First on: Dirt with a light hint of bananas. I'm genuinely impressed with how good the Lab's "dirt" note is, it really does smell like soil! Drydown: The soil goes a bit manky, the banana peel is rotting now. Dry: Better balanced, certainly "dirt and banana". An intriguing scent but I don't think it's for me.
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    EPIC BPAL Spreadsheet Thread

    Holy crap. This is AMAZING Thank you!!
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    Couldn't make this one work for me (but then if you examine my previous reviews you'll see that light, girly scents rarely do!). Quite a "yummy" scent, if it was a fruit I'd eat it, but too sweet and cloying for my taste. My skin does weird things with lavender and apple blossom so I think it's probably that making it not work.