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About annemathematics

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    ian, kit, crowley, shelley/byron/keats, blood popsicle, eve, who in the world am I, it doesn't matter which way you go, managarm's bloody jaws, haunted, vixen, lady cecily, leopold freiherr von tsemekwes, boundless vista of an inner world, picture books in winter, krampuslaufen, dee, shub, black annis, le lethe, shoggoth, urd, lick it now, jareth, Marquise de Merteuil, dragon's milk, dark rosaleen, yule cookies, tko, burying ground, placaphobia, highwayman, la befana, eldritch drunken constellations, mouse's long and sad tale, highwayman, ship of hel, waters of the well of wisdom, blood kiss bonbon, curved sky, who in the world am I, it doesn't matter which way you go, bear in the cellar, rending the rock, youth's disengagement, imaginer, white light, ebon night

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  1. annemathematics

    A Certain Nameless Awe

    ambergris macerated in sandalwood oil is a classic, and I love this bpal version of it, with beth's awesome ambergris accord and her deft and delightful use of cognac. it's soft and gentle and so so good.
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    The Violet Window Hair Gloss

    wet this is a big bright fruity plum over slightly sweet and dusty violets and incense (the oudh is more dark rich smokey and not at all barny) the fruit calms down a bit as it dries. feels pretty and perfumey. i like it. reminds me of a brighter and more straightforward cousin to the century guild Alice scent, Nevar.
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    Dead Leaves, Ti Leaf, and Green Chypre Hair Gloss

    i love the lab's dead leaves blends. i have SO MANY that I was going to be strong and resist getting any more this year, but yet I was weak and this baby slipped into my life. i love it. i love it!!! the richness of the dead leaves brightened by the ti and a really pretty chypre. I don't have the vocabulary to describe the scent better, but in the past week, every single time I've applied, the scent has made me smile. I'm a sucker for chypre and this is a happy little chypre for sure.
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    Ziegenkopf Hair Gloss

    I love a good black phoenix amber, and this gloss has it dusted with mosses and lightly spiced. when this first landed, it was more mossy amber. as it's settled, the clove as come out more. it reminds me of my beloved amber/patchouli gloss in that it's an easy scent to wear everyday, or on days when I'm not up for a big showstopper, but I still want something gorgeous and complex. it's that little black dress that feels as comfy as perfect jeans kinda vibe.
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    Ruhende Ziege mit Kitzchen

    I snagged a decant of this on a whim. i've been craving raunchy musky blends, and this one not only had the lab's lovely brown musk, but castoreum accord as well. i was wrong in expecting this to be a filthy funky blend. it's not at all! the muskiness reminds me of that in faunalia , only while that blend is festive and energizing in feel, this is still and calm, promoting a foundation of peace and safety. it's almost as if the musk in faunalia's fertility fete got knocked up, then these many months later produced offspring, and this right here is that moment of peace between parent and [finally sleeping!] kid (yep, just like the name...beth has truly bottled a moment captured in a work of art). it feels stately, classy--moneyed but not showy. we've been hit by toxic winds here in northern cali and the awful air/being trapped indoors + shorter days has been sullying my mood. this is a lovely scent antidote, as I find the lab's brown musk to be comforting, especially in this blend. I've been slathering it, and would also love to snuggle up to a fellow wearing this (note to self:be careful! this is the scent of either a gentleman or a smooth experienced scoundrel) throw is light and the longevity is low as it just landed yesterday and it will hopefully open up a bit more with time.
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    Inside the Golden Amber of Her Eyeballs

    A ghost, though invisible, still is like a place your sight can knock on, echoing; but here within this thick black pelt, your strongest gaze will be absorbed and utterly disappear: just as a raving madman, when nothing else can ease him, charges into his dark night howling, pounds on the padded wall, and feels the rage being taken in and pacified. She seems to hide all looks that have ever fallen into her, so that, like an audience, she can look them over, menacing and sullen, and curl to sleep with them. But all at once as if awakened, she turns her face to yours; and with a shock, you see yourself, tiny, inside the golden amber of her eyeballs suspended, like a prehistoric fly. – Rainer Maria Rilke Sleek black fur and gleaming amber shining in the shadows, a rumble of myrrh, and claws as sharp as ti leaf. fans of the beautiful Raven Black and Pugsley hair glosses from the post should rejoice that there is a stunning perfume oil to layer seamlessly with them. inside the golden amber is a beautiful feminine musky black tea scent. soft and sleek and slightly more refined/subdued in feel than either of those two glosses...although both glosses have significantly upped their ooOmph since they first landed, so this might also increase in sillage over time. the label art is adorable
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    A Multitude of Dreams

    There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust. To and fro in the seven chambers there stalked, in fact, a multitude of dreams. And these the dreams writhed in and about, taking hue from the rooms, and causing the wild music of the orchestra to seem as the echo of their steps. A blackened lavender mist, thick with opoponax, licorice root, and benzoin. ahhhhh this is one of those scents that's just so perfect, I can start circulating a conspiracy theory that beth made it just for me. lavender and licorice===the hottest dream pairing of 2018?? those two beautiful notes play and blend and support each other so well that they are my new blueprint for #relationshipgoals. the lab's opoponax is one of my favorite resin notes, and it adds its magical richness to this blend. with the name and the lavender, I had anticipated wearing this as a sleep blend, but instead it's become my go-to scent to wear out and about. this blend is one of those "little black dress/favorite jeans" perfumes that has me smelling elegant in any situation from fancy to casual. prob my favorite bpal licorice perfume. thank you, labbies!
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    Oracle and healer, the Titaness Dione was once one of Zeus’ consorts. Her scent is dove black labdanum shining with opalescent lavender and poplar bud. I love lavender! I love labdanum! with a scent based upon two beloved notes, what could go wrong??? the answer is not a dang thing. dione is as good as I'd hoped when I added her to my basket. this is a gorgeous combo of ooomphy lavender and dark syrupy labdanum. they are hanging out side by side as opposed to getting lost as a blend. I'm not sure I'm smelling anything that I would identify as poplar bud, but initially I did get a fleeting waft of something slightly grassy/earthy. sillage is good but I'm greedily hoping that it increases a bit with some aging.
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    The Harvest of the Empress

    I snagged this because I was curious about the "wheat stalks" note and hoped that given the simplicity of the blend, it'd be a grand teacher. surprise! the scent is worth checking out because it's gorgeous! lightly spicy clove cologne, all of the notes cooperating in harmony. refined throw but good longevity. this isn't a heavy scent. it's very much spiced breezes in an autumn field. hours into it, I close my eyes and huff and can sense the wheat stalks swishing in the wind. and it's wheat the grain; without suggestion of yeast or loaf. so simple yet utterly perfect and brilliant. the beauty extracted from wyeth's paintings in a way that leaves their melancholy behind.
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    The Earth Mother

    this reminds me of the soft brown of fallen needles and fertile earth and moss at the foundation of a forest's mighty trees, signalling their strength and health. it's cozy and comforting. a shade of burgundy not achieved with notes of musk or wine, but instead from bark and root and berry. the throw is solid without being brash or showy. my only [minor]quibble is that after about five hours, the scent morphs and the forest becomes kind of rubbery, with an unexpected sweetness emerging that isn't as engaging as the earlier versions of the scent. regardless I am still a fan of this.
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    The Eternal King

    very evocative [lightly-] smokey black-sticky soil in a sunless evergreen forest scent. I love this. everything about it is nocturnal, powerful, slightly primal. the air around the hunter in the susan cooper's the dark is rising book would smell like this. ancient magic swirling about during a rite. swooon!
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    Pater Populi

    ugh I love this so much, but I'm at a loss as to how what I smell can be translated into words. it's smooooooth. it's all about the blend, everything working together in a way that individual notes don't really stand out. what casablanca says rings wise and true: mediterranean blend. smooth and regal and stately, with a benevolent authority. muted lavender with bay and petitgrain swirl only slightly above the other notes. the leather is muted, smooth. the oakmoss isn't dry or dusty, the ambrette not suggestively musky, the cedar not amping on my like it usually do. everything is collaborating and cooperating in totaly harmony from first application to final fade out hours later. while I had hoped to like this, I didn't expect it fall for it as hard as I do. I enjoy wearing it. calming yet energizing. classy and confident. neither specifically masculine nor feminine but rather perfectly complimentary to whatever vibe the wearer needs it to be.
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    The Queen of Love

    i looooooooove this one. it feels like an Indian-style musky rose attar. I'm a big fan of the lab's roses and ambrette notes, and this scent flaunts them wonderfully. the throw is enough to reach out and invite neighbors in closer. it's lasts and lasts. with some rose perfumes, the rose element fades after a few hours, but the queen of love's roses never quit, never falter. gorgeous!
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    Seven Word Story: Greed

    i love the lab's ambergris, and this scent shows it off more purely than any other scent I've had the privilege to try (missed out on the SN alas) beautiful sparkly ambergris with a touch of herbal carrot seed. I like powdery orris, and while I'm sure that the orris does temper some of the watery/syrupy/liquid qualities of the other two notes, this blend isn't dusty or dry or powdery at all. it's very pretty and I love it. also appreciate the heartbreak of the winning story. thank you, beth and mel c! nice throw and last for hours and hours. just what greed-mongers appreciate.
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    The Forest of the Empress

    I just have soooo many evergreen forest scents already, that I really don't need another...ha! what I am saying? I DO have a lost of forest scents, but this one is just so big and bright and pretty, the sap so bright and potent and gleaming. i kept coming back to this imp and wearing it always brightens my heart and makes me smile. the waft is moderate and it fades after a few hours. the forest sap scent stays true for the duration that it lasts, and doesn't morph into anything other than magical forest. compared to other evergreen scents in my collection, this one is all about that virile fresh sticky sap. brighter and truer and cleaner than the juice in my other bottles. I adore this.