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    Red/blood musk, rose, coconut, patchouli

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  1. AirimirOfGondor


    I was worried I wouldn't like Monk, because this is my first blend with ti leaf so I didn't know what to expect, but I love it! At first sniff it is weirdly aquatic and green at the same time, with a...kind-of creamy sweet note. As it dries down the honey is more distinguishable, and the sandalwood is also a bit stronger. The ti leaf keeps it all green and fresh, without having one of those OMG-greenery! kinds of feelings (not at all like your oakmosses, or grass, or flower greens). It's almost like a bamboo kind of note, with a shade of eucalyptus. I can't really pinpoint the saffron, but the oil does have the most miniscule bit of an earthy quality, so I would chalk that up to the saffron. :) All in all this one is awesome! It feels like a nice fresh spring/summer scent, or exactly the kind of fragrance you'd expect to smell at a spa~
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    This was a little odd for me (which could be because I tested it when I barely let it rest a few hours). Wet, it is warm and earthy and sweet, but I get a very, very strong fizz or champagne note from it, which almost smells like bubblegum to me. Possibly the ginger. I think I smell the ginger and amber most prominently, but that bubblegum-y aspect does of gives me a bit of a headache. But luckily for me, as it dries down, it mellows out a bit. The champagne-y note is still there, but significantly less so. Towards the end of the dry-down, the patchouli, apricot, and I thiiiiink the amber, are the more prominent notes. I think the yam pokes out a bit as well - there's a sweet, earthy, kind of starchy smell that is really unique and interesting. It's an overall patchouli fragrance, warm and earthy, with a soft-and-fuzzy kind of sweetness. I thought I wasn't going to like it at first application, but it is already growing on me a lot!
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    Songs of Autumn IV

    This was the big hopeful for me this year. I'm not 100% sure if it will be a regular-use fragrance for me, but it is very nice! It's a lighter, fresher, warm-and-sunny feeling kind of fall fragrance - the kind that evokes picnics and hay rides and playing in leaves. It is brightly golden and sweet, the apricot and apple are tied for the strongest notes to my nose. The honey is a close second. As it dries down, the oak adds a subtle, dry grounded quality. I think the apricot and honey stand out a little more as well, which mayyyybe makes it a little too sweet for me (though I haven't decided!). It is a little syrupy, but still countered by the oak (and hay, I suppose). I can't really pinpoint the chrysasthemum and amber, but when it has fully dried on my skin it is a bright, sweet, lightly woody fragrance. The syrupy note does linger, and is wierdly bittersweet, but it does blend very nicey.
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    Witches' Lace

    I am a big fan of this Lace. 😊 Wet, it is very green (like 95% green), a little bit cologne-y, and a little bit sweet, with a little bit of a bite. Dry, the green dies down a little, and the sweeter notes take a bolder stance. It continues to keep the sharp spicy-bite, which I think counterweighs the sweetness nicely. I was personally hoping for a little more of the patchouli and mushroom notes. I love The Grave-Pig, so I was hoping for WL to be a little like it, but I can barely place the patchouli, and I definitely can't pick out any mushroom notes. The cedar, tobacco, and woodsmoke are very nice in this; I think they are my favorite part. I really expect this to age well; I'm not super into the greener notes, and I have a feeling that they will fade out after a while, leaving the best bits! 👍 After having used this a few times since I first posted my review, I can safely say that Witches' Lace is like Jolly Roger's swampier sister. 😊 WL has the same salty/spicy/crusty quality that JR does (which is my favorite part of JR 😆).
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    French Tobacco

    Ugggghhhhh this is so good! It is so warm and rich - it has sweet vanilla and caramel notes, almost-fruity notes, and an underlying deep earthiness. I don't get any citrus or smoke notes personally, but I don't think that it is lacking anything for me because of it. It is chewy and complex, and very strong. A little definitely goes a long way, and lasts a long time - a single bottle could last someone a whole year!
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    Children of the Cornucopia

    Children of the Cornucopia is EXACTLY what I was hoping it would be! 😀 I have a bottle of Sordid and Unpleasant Activities; which I like, but it is a little too dark, too heavy, and too boozy for me to wear very often. To my nose, Children is in the same family as Sordid - a little sweet, a little spicy/woodsy, and kind of warm. Children has an absolutely gorgeous tobacco note, which is very warm and almost fruity; the patchouli is deep, rich, and earthy; and the hay is light and airy. It is an extremely well balanced fragrance, and light enough for everyday wear. It feels alternately masculine and feminine, so a nice choice for everyone!
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    Marshmallow Chick Sanguinem Menstruum

    I love OG Sanguinem Menstruum aggresively. 🤣 That being said, Marshmallow Chick is also amazing! In the bottle, and on first application, it smells about 75% like OG SM to my nose, with this additional...warm/sweet/grainy/creamy note, which alternately reminds me of a quality I got from Creeper Dragon, and different quality I got from Antique Lace. Dry, the marshmallow builds up a bit of an artificial vanilla-like quality, unfortunately. I can still smell the red musk and honey underneath, but the sweetness its just a little too strong. It does wear off a bit; after it has faded for an hour or so, it blends a little better, which works much nicer for me. 😊
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    Honeyed Champaca Blossom and Basmati Rice

    This smells like a lovely rice pudding to me! I'm quite surprised actually, most gourmand scents go way too heavy on me. But on my skin, it's a very thick rice fragrance at first; very rich and almost soft and fluffy. The unique basmati fragrance is exactly like I was expecting (I love to eat basmati rice 😄). The honey is very nice, it is warm, but not overpowering like some honeys. And the champaca adds a very nice extra layer; it's also sweet, and kind of floral, which blends really, really nicely with the honey. I particularly like it dried in a scent locket - it's a very soft, exotic scent; sweet, a bit chewy, and a bit buttery, and has turned out unexpectedly for me!
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    Smoke and Lace

    This Lace was a surprise for me! I wasn't sure about it; I was worried that it would either be too sweet, or that the smoke note would be too strong. But, on my skin, this is a very nice happy medium for me! It is very leather heavy, and the incense/clove/tobacco are a very nice underlying layer. The smoke note itself is perfect - not too sharp, and just subtle enough to be noticeable, but not overpowering. I feel like this lace is pretty close to Lycan Lace, actually; it feels cool and wet, and slightly dangerous. The smoke really gives it an awesome quality. I am not 100% sure if this one is definitely a keeper or not yet (I only tested it once so far), but I do know I quite like it 😊.
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    Crinoline and Lace

    Crinoline is SO SWEET. To be honest I thought it would be too much for me, but I love it! Wet, it is all sugar and vanilla, with the coconut and rose blending together behind it. I know it's not there, but I could swear I smelled marshmallow. When dry, it goes a bit one-note on me - it is still incredibly sweet, and focuses mainly on the vanilla, but it is also airy and light, with a very few dry notes. The coconut and rose go very subtle, so much so, that I can barely smell them. But I don't even care, I love how it turns out! Like others have noted, Crinoline feels like a younger sister to Antique Lace to me as well. Comparing the two - they are in the same family, and smell very similar to boot, but Antique feels like a more mature, stoic, dry scent. Crinoline, on the other hand, feels cheerful, friendly, and poofy-sweet. Kind of like comparing a sensible grey wool cardigan with an equally sensible pink cashmere cardigan. 😂
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    Rubber Chicken

    Definitely banana runts. 😄 Generally, I actually hate gourmand scents, and citrus just goes sour on me, but I like this one. It fades realy nicely on me; it kind of reminds me of Fruity Pebbles, with a touch more lemon. There is a bit of a champagney note (champagne gives me massive headaches), so we'll see if it likes me. 😊
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    Frostbitten Dandelions & Concrete

    I got a lovely fairy to snag a bottle of this for me. 😊 That being said, I have no idea what to make of this! 😅 Wet, its almost citrusy for me, but also kind of fresh and green. Something about it is very familiar to me, though I can't quite place it, nor even begin to describe it. I'd say overall, is a pretty neutral scent; slightly fresh and cool, with touches of cologne-y and floral notes. I did test it cold, fresh out of the mail, and I thought I liked it, but I put some more on a bit later, and now I'm not sure. It turns really heady on me, which is unfortunate. I may test it again later in hopes that it's just my skin today, but so far it is giving me a headache, and making my stomach turn. 😟
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    Antique Lace

    Nostalgia encapsulated. A soft, wistful blend of dry flowers, aged linens, and the faint breath of long-faded perfumes. Antique Lace 2017 was my first introduction to Laces. 😊 And I actually hate most vanilla scents - they are always so cloyingly artificial, and tootootoo sweet, and give me headaches. But, Antique Lace is incredibly sweet, and warm, almost cloudy-fluffy. I wasn't actually on board at first, because I was so distracted by the initial extreme sweetness. But as it dries, it's just lovely and warm and cuddly and sweet - the sweetness dries up and mellows out, so it isnt overwhelmingly strong. Which is excellent for me! 😊 I'm so glad I gave it a chance!
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    Lycan Lace

    Oooof I love this! I feel like it's like Antique Lace's way more badass sibling. Wet, and on early application, it's the Lace base, with oddly green (celery-like?? 😞) notes. But when it dries, hoooo boy, is it awesome! It's still very Lace-y, with a dark, dangerous quality. The tobacco is dry and warm, but is cooled down a bit by the dirt and pine notes. The rose is a nice 50/50 of fresh green rose and, y'know, ROSE-rose, so it blends with both the tobaco and pine very well. I think it's the musk and incense that give it the dangerous quality, and I love it all! 😄 I may put this Lace in my top 3 or 4 faves~
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    Krampus Lace

    Ffffff this is my one that got away! 😢 I planned to buy a bottle when I got paid, but it was already sold out by the time I was ready. However, I got a freebie decant of this from a very generous person to test, and I. LOVE. IT. SO. MUCH. It's definitely my favorite Lace - it is that sweet vanilla Lace base, but the red musk and leather and honey give it this sexy quality; the pepper and tobacco give it a spicy, tough feel, and the sandalwood gives it a warm, comforting touch. I don't get the cognac specifically, but I don't really think I need to smell it that much. 😋 I will always love this, and forever kick myself that I didn't just buy a bottle immediately and put it on my credit card. 😂😂