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About Bassmastadroog

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    a little too imp-ulsive
  • Birthday 01/29/1990


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    Teatime in Roswell HG
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    Snake Oil; Insects; Rose Red; Wolf's Heart; Dragon's Blood; Penny Dreadful; Banded Sea Snake; De Vos' Unicorn; White Rabbit; French Tobacco SN; Streets of Detroit; The Diamond's Gong; Zombi; Paramatman; Satyr; Beauty, the Aggrieved; Snake Charmer; Teatime in Roswell HG; Lady Lucille Sharpe

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    Scifi, claymation, comics, writing, painting, motorcycling, camping, reading, watching movies/shows, and collecting tattoos! Oh...and cats!
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  1. Bassmastadroog

    A Savage Veil, Severe and Strong

    Someone above said this was a less sweet and more unisex Mme. Moriarty. I agree, and it may be too understated for me in that regard because I LOVE Mme. Moriarty. Perfumey plum, and I don’t smell any other notes individually…but there is a cool and earthy quality to it. Almost smells like there is a dirt note in it. that must be the tobacco. I had to slather more on because I was kind of anosmic to it. Dirt and plum. Gosh it’s kind of nice. I’m going to see how I feel throughout the day but it’s definitely in the vein of the Crimson Peak scents, it feels high end even though I’m catching that earthy note.
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    Snaky-Hair’d Moirai Many-Form’d

    A tad soapy at the opening. I barely smell the tobacco, or what I think might be happening is that the tobacco is merging hard with the labdanum, which is removing a lot of the thick tobacco I was hoping for and replacing it with soap. As it sits, it’s getting warmer and more nuanced. Incensey. Smells like a nice incense (not hippie) that you’d smell while walking into a shop that sells woven mats, crystal necklaces, etc. Ever so slightly almost floral or fruity smelling. If I didn’t have anything like this I’d probably keep it, if it was my first foray into incense. It’s a really nice and eclectic perfume. Overall not for me though as it’s mildly generic smelling compared to the rest of BPAL’s catalogue.
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    Pyramid of Skulls

    WOW French tobacco. Fully. Sandalwood creates a really nice warmth. This would be mouth watering on my husband. Again, WOW. I’m keeping it for myself, but I will be dabbing it on him. SO rugged and good.
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    Still Life With Dooting Skull

    Man I’m trying to duke it out between this and Cognac Stained Sheet Ghost because they’re similar scent profiles. Sweet vanilla with woodsy backdrops. This one has the root beer quality, but if the rootbeer had nutmeg in it. Slightly spicy. I do like this a lot, but if someone smells you they will 100% say you smell like root beer so that’ll be what you’ll want to have going for you as you purchase this scent. I wouldn’t know there was coconut if I didn’t read the scent list, but likely because it blends in with the rootbeer quality. As it dries there’s a creamy aspect to it, and that might be it.
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    Cognac-Stained Sheet Ghost

    This is a total hit for me. It’s a vanilla perfume with an edge. A marshmallowy floating scent with tall tendrils of balsam pulling it back down. It has a very woodsy and mature quality to it. Truly a unique and sweet fragrance.
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    In Time of Plague

    Blast of soapy rose and a smidge of tobacco. If I try to make out the individual scents I can detect them, but the scent leads with absolutely overwhelming soap. After a moment, clove starts to warm the scent. Clovey tobacco comes through with an antiseptic backdrop of soap. Gets my sinuses a bit. It dries down to something that resembles Zombi, with the dried roses and dirt. It’s very funereal. It’s honestly not bad, and it evokes a very dark and deathly presence. A very well dressed woman with unknown intentions, shrouded in mystery would wear this.
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    The Elephant is Slow to Mate

    This is so beautiful. I ordered another bottle immediately after trying on my first one. A deep velvety red scent. The poster who said this scent is like CP Insects is spot on. The opoponax and patchouli/fruits is instantly Insects, but this is a whole different color. While Insects was dark and shiny green to me, this one is vampy red. It’s warm, and beautiful…with an incensy quality. The tobacco keeps the scent from floating off…it deepens over time into something thick and interesting.
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    Dead Blonde

    Interesting. This is totally an atmospheric scent. Definite wilting corsage with the most realistic tea/white rose. The eerie part about it is that there is a sinister dead scent to the roses, just a tad turned at the edges. These roses are pale and muted in color, definitely crisping up. Not sure how I feel about wearing that part, though it is incredibly realistic. The honeyed lip gloss is very sweet at first but quickly dries into a slightly artificial and understated trace of smell. I only detect the suntan lotion on the occasional waft and it has a plasticky sort of coconut, but it makes the scent really come together toward the atmosphere it’s trying to create. I’ll have to wear this a few times before I decide to keep it. Super interesting but not sure it’s for me.
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    Doc Constantine (2015)

    This is warm and strong. I got a sniffie of this a few years ago and have been wanting a big bottle ever since. Just ordered my first! On skin there’s almost a cinnamon coffee vibe. Not heavy. Slightly smoky, warm spice. I think the spice is the effect of the black amber and leather. Black amber is sweet but powdery on me usually, and the leather tempers the powder. Cedar is just there to add a slight rugged backdrop. The scent is overall a very worn musk with some smoke atop an old brown leather. It’s awesome. It’s very fall-esque. If you use the terms, it is more masculine but wearable and cozy enough for anyone.
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    Like the Very Gods

    A very olive forward, lightly sweet but not gourmand, airy scent. Very clean but absolutely not soapy. Beautiful, ethereal. Olive blossom is one of my favorite scents on earth and I live to see it in scents but it doesn’t happen often. This is just to die for. Immediately ordered a second bottle after trying my original blind bottle.
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    The Cat

    I do smell the benzoin, cedar, honey, and musk altogether. What a nice effect! I love how the combo cuts off the rough edges of both cedar and honey for me…instead of foodie honey and rough shaved cedar it’s just fuzzy and familiar. This is so comforting, and really does have the effect of what I call ‘cat head smell’ (the top of my cats’ heads)!
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    Scorched Oak & Blonde Tobacco

    This isn’t as thick of a tobacco scent as I was expecting. It does start off very woody…scorched for sure. It is a bit acrid at the opening…though doesn’t have a lot of throw so it’s not overwhelming. A wave of the wrist brings out the rounded tobacco note, slightly soapy as this version of tobacco usually does on me. Once it settles, it has a sweet quality. This is the part that is actually beautiful. When it becomes a full duet, I don’t detect as much soap, nor acrid scorch. It’s not a vanillin sweetness…not gourmand…but just a gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous sweet tobacco wood. WOW. Upon first dab I absolutely did not find this that appealing but it is absolutely beautiful.
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    No. 93 Engine

    A light wisp of smoke over a warm, herby, lemony wax. Smells a bit like a clean wooden table with incense. There’s a polished rich wood note when all the scents combine, and a fresh lemon beeswax. It is really nice. I like the gentle smoke effect. I don’t know how much I love the lemon so I don’t know if I’ll be using it…but I will get use out of my imp!
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    A Night In the French Quarter

    When I first tried this on I didn’t like it. It almost smelled like the taste of a popsicle stick. Weird almost internal nasal wood smell. Hard to explain. Thought about selling it, but then I tried it on again and it’s this purple petrichor plum. Maybe a little lavender to cool it off. Feels like an open window on a rainy day, flowers hanging. It’s really pretty. I definitely get some sweet benzoin. Classy, beautiful New Orleans rain city perfume.
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    Leave Her, Jonny

    In the bottle, to me…spiced rum and fig. A good shot of rum in a dark jar next to juicy figs. Initially on the skin, spiiiiicccced rum, with fig in place of the real boozy part of the rum. Patchouli isn’t detectable to me as a scent by itself, but it holds the perfume down and darkens it a shade. It has a period of time where it smells like a Kirkland’s, or some other darkened, chic furniture place with stock landscape art. Maybe potpourri. Not a common potpourri, but nonetheless. The perfumey stage starts to trail into a spiced rum with a mild patchouli edge with some coconut floating around. I like this stage alright. It does have an early hollywood, vintage perfume vibe to it that I kind of dig. It’s more luxurious once the coconut enters the scene. Dries down into very little other than lightly spiced fruit. It is just a bit close to something “in a bowl” as a poster said above…so I don’t know that I’ll keep it.