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marilyn eyre

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    This was the day that we discovered that Lilith was likely a sharpshooter crossbowman in another life. She was startlingly accurate, even with the handicap of using a clumsy carnival weapon. Funnel cakes, baked apples, and strawberry cream. Yay! I love a good carnival scent, and this delivers! Sugary, buttery, funnel cake, a soft apple top note. And strawberry? Buried underneath all those calories. Sooooo good...I want to eat it...
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    De Sade - Resurrected

    These long-dead scents are back for a limited time in a slightly tweaked form! The essence of pleasure heightened by pain: the raw scent of leather. Oh, I don't want to be the first because I never smelled the original! But...wow. Just - wow. This is my Holy Grail leather scent. Not only is it gorgeously rough black leather, but smooth brown, and every other kind somehow wrapped into one. I want to roll around in sheets that smell like this. My clothes should smell like this. It's creamy, rich, and just delicious. I swoon when I smell my wrist. Strictly an at-home or date scent. Wow. I blind bottled this right away and I'm going to pick up another before they come down.
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    Ego Sum Lux Mundi

    Doing her work at the grotto, the International Shrine of St Jude at Our Lady of Guadelupe Chapel in New Orleans. Frankincense and myrrh with golden amber, green apple pulp, and white pear. Oh god, I'm first? Bottle: Lovely! Pale green apple is the top note, and the frankincense is a nice backdrop. I love frankincense, so I love it! On skin: oooooh. I like this. The apple fades a little, sadly, so the frankincense takes over, and the pear comes out more. Amber is usually a strong note on me even if I like it, so it's nice that this is more a base note to really nail it to the skin. I don't pick up the myrrh as much, but it usually isn't strong on me. It's a crisp scent, professional, in a sense. Classy.
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    I love this scent so much, I bought a full-size. My sample has aged so it's gotten even better. It's creamy, clean leather, the starchiness of paper, rounded out by some soft woods. Smells like an ideal version of a hot librarian. 10/10, would and will slather myself in it.
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    On December 30th, Lilith went with a gaggle of her Grownups, her plush alligator, Crocky (there’s a story there), and one of her besties, Camilla, to get their ears pierced by the wonderful people at Studio City Tattoo. When the needle went through, she didn’t scream and she didn’t cry… she growled “FFFFFFFFFffFFfffFfffFffffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh” in an attempt to repress the impulse to yell FUCK in the middle of the tattoo shop. Tom and I got new piercings in solidarity, but Crocky, Teddy, and Brian all declined. Coconut and red currant, red musk, and a pop of surgical steel. This is like someone mixed Anteros with come coconut. After a while, the steel kind of comes out, like's sun-warmed. Now, Anteros is one of my top 10 GCs, and I love a good, husky coconut. Glad I have this, but don't think a backup is necessary. All in all, a really robust red musk/currant scent, made a little lighter with the coconut and the steel. Lovely!
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    The Head of Holofernes

    I got a bottle from Etsy a few years back and I never reviewed it! Since it's come back for Yules, I'm thinking of getting a backup bottle. It's a very thick scent, if that makes sense. The pom and the wine are the prominent notes, and rest kind of form an incensey note that give it a lovely backdrop. And as this scent is based on one of my favorite stories/paintings, it's a win in my book. Delicious, and good for days when you want to conquer your task at hand.
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    What BPAL would this fictional character wear?

    Anyone got ideas for Leverage character scents?
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    Pele, Pele, Pele... Such a beautiful scent. Warm, but like skin-warm, not heat warm. Light, juicy florals that make me feel like laying out on a towel on the beach. ...But it fades so fast! At the most, an hour before it's completely gone. Like a beautiful, fleeting memory. Still contemplating a bottle, it's a great pick me up.
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    Oh god. This smells like Hannibal Lecter forgot that he had dinner in the oven. I'm too scared to put it on my skin...
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    Think Snow For Me Atmosphere Spray

    Oh, this is lovely. Powdery, light, fluffy snow. This is a perfect room spray for summer.
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    Bon Vivant

    Fizzy strawberry bubbles! I can actually smell the fizz!
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    This is truly a voodoo scent! It has to be, because clove has been one of my only consistent death notes for YEARS, so how does this scent work so beautifully on my skin?! Pine is also a tricky note for me, but once again, it works so well! It's smoky and mystical, what I'd wear to a dance in the moonlight in the middle of the woods. A witchy woman scent. It is so lovely, and STRONG. Bottle!
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    Creamy scents that aren't foody?

    Seconding Hell's Belle! It's one of my top ten GCs! And I'd like to add Vasilissa, a brand new favorite of mine. It's pink and creamy with a little bit of musk underneath to ground it. It's a princess scent for sure!
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    Recs for the prettiest scents

    Vasilissa! It's a lovely pale pink scent, perfect for a princess.
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    I think I just found my new signature scent. First off, I have to warn you, when you smell this right out of the bottle, you will recoil, because it smells like death. Very fitting. I can't explain the way it smells out of the bottle, I'm just hit with the mental image of death. But then I put it on my skin, and I'm hit with a different scent memory. My father is a funeral director, and consequently, I spent a lot of my childhood in his office in the funeral home. This scent reminds me of standing up on the upper level, hanging around the top floor when there are no customers. Smells of musty curtains and older furniture, of the flower delivery room where I'd collect spare blooms, polished wood, and just a hint of that chemical undertone you'll know if you've ever spent time in a funeral home. And that strawberry note is turns fake on me, but I don't mind, because it reminds me of the cheap Justice (Just For Girls!) body sprays I used to buy when I was ten. This is the smell of me in fourth grade, reading ghost story books I borrowed from the library in a clean visitation room. Well done, BPAL. Well done.
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    Ugh, this is so lovely. Just perfect. Light, inoffensive, and so natural. A perfume for when you need to feel like you have it together.
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    What BPAL would this fictional character wear?

    It's from the Post, not the Lab, but I'm pretty sure Mischief hair gloss from the new CD update smells an awful lot like Harley Quinn. Or at least, that's what I was hoping yesterday when I ordered it Catwoman is either Bast from the American Gods line, or Whip from the GC, for obvious reasons. Totally agree! Here's my list: Gotham City itself: Streets of Detroit - Black musk accord, Ethiopian myrrh, and motor oil. (Seriously, every time I wear it I picture walking through the streets of Gotham, maybe down some alleys I shouldn't be in...) Bruce: Lawful - Rigid oak, blue chamomile, rhubarb, and fig leaf. (as if tiny Batman is going to smell like anything other than JUSTICE) Alfred: Black Hats - Gunpowder residue, patent leather, pomade, and aftershave. (Firing off guns to save Bruce while still being classy AF) Jim: Antony - The embodiment of Classic masculinity. A warrior’s scent: the green hills and grasses of the battlefields, the resinous incense from the prayers to his Gods, and a touch of the musky leather of his armor. Ambergris and frankincense with sage, and basil. (Jim Gordon, the ultimate MAN.) Lee: Embalming Fluid - a light, pure scent: white musk, green tea, aloe and lemon. (smells like a day of work and her soap at home as she has a bath with a cup of tea.) Harvey: The Center - peeling paint, faded wallpaper and threadbare carpets, flickering neon, candlewax, and a fading whiff of Jack Daniels. (aka his apartment) Fish: Follow Me Boy - A houdoun recipe dating back almost 150 years. This blend is favored by prostitutes, exotic dancers and others in the sex industry for its power to attract, seduce, and enthrall. Ensures financial gain and increased profits. (this scent is pure sex and power, perfect for Fish!) Oswald: Wilde - A sophisticated traditional gentleman's cologne, with just the slightest taint of patchouli's passion, tonka bean's decadence, the philanthropy of bergamot, moss' cynicism, the sharp wit of lavender, and the hopeless romantic longing of jasmine and thyme. (Not only the name, it smells like at least the appearance of class and sophistication, with something darker under the surface) Ed: Villain - A classic Victorian men’s cologne: a lavender fougere, with hints of lilac, lime, and citrus musk. (I LOVE this scent, and it smells like a slippery guy that talks too fast) Ivy: Solanine, the Flower Girl - razor-thorned roses, vibrant bursts of oleander, drooping cascades of wisteria, sprays of white hemlock and lily of the valley, bruise-blue pillows of aconite, purple-veined henbane, and the snapping jaws of monstrously large flytraps, glistening wet with mucilage. Her clothes smell faintly of manchineel smoke, and her fingertips are stained green. (I mean, do I really need to explain it?) Barbara: Lady Macbeth - The essence of ambition, covetousness and manipulation: sweet Bordeaux wine, blood red currant, thyme and wild berries. (She's going to smell like fancy wine and perfume that empowers you to kill a man) Tabitha: Wanda - deep red merlot with a faint hint of leather, sexual musk and body heat over crushed roses, violets and myrtle. (Leather for the whip, wine for Barbara, and the flowers to give the appearance of caring that may not just be a lie) Butch: Fighter - Leather, musk, blood, and steel. (this man is constantly in a fight, what else is he going to smell like?) Jervis Tech: Mad Hatter (duh) - A gentlemen’s lavender-citron cologne unhinged by the feral pungence of black musk and a paroxysm of pennyroyal. (not only the name, this is the coldest perfume I have ever smelled. The guy who wears this is out for himself and his own pleasures, no matter how disturbing) Jerome: Lurid - Shocking, horrific, fierce, savage, sensationalized, luminous and hazy: black currant, Bulgarian lavender and white musk with a dollop of thick resin and a voltaic charge of ozone notes. (honestly the weirdest perfume I had ever smelled. It's vaguely unisex, but leans towards masculine, and I can only describe it as unsettling. It smells like a disturbance in the Force.) and for fun, my beloved Brigit Pike, AKA Firefly: War - Red ginger, black spices, patchouli, honeysuckle, and three blood-soaked red musks. (a real spitfire)
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    This is a princess scent. It's light, sweet, and fluffy. The strawberries are the top note, the jasmine is well-behaved, and the amber and musk are a nice base. Bottle!
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    This stuff is really sexy. Like a debonair man with some sort of glint in his eye and a sweet-talker. The lime and the lilac and the lavender are just delicious blended together, and I can't get enough of it, I bought a bottle halfway through my imp. Very unisex.
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    I really liked this, it was citrusy and fizzy, almost like a citrus Bon Vivant with some fig in there, but my skin just eats it. A pity, I like it. I'd like a hair gloss of it, maybe it would last longer.
  21. When Villain dries on me, it smells like Ocean Salt face scrub, my fave
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    Reapers Gonna Reap

    Musky-clean, that's how I would describe it. And let me tell you, this stuff lasted a shower with Lush shower gel, so that should tell you that it is long-lasting.
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    A very pretty aquatic blend, but I'll just stick with the imp for now.
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    Lilium Inter Spinas

    Starts out nice and fruity with the apple, only to turn to soap after a while. I think the lily of the valley is doing that to me.
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    The jasmine overpowers the whole blend, to the point it clashes with the other notes. Not my thing, sadly.