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About RoseThornAndOak

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    Pink Snowballs ftw, Antique Lace, The Antikythera Mechanism, Black Opal, Dorian, Inez, Lyonesse, Mdm Moriarty, Morocco, Snow Flakes, Tattered Lace, Thalassa, Theodosius, Ode on Melancholy, Silence, Lady of Shalott, Zombi, Wulric The Wolfman, Gothic Horror, Sarah, Frostbitten Bliss, Blood Amber, Pele, Rose Red, Rose Cross, Melancholia, Glittering Apple of The Stars, Yvaine, Crimson Peak Lullabye, Moonshine and Mist

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  1. RoseThornAndOak

    Blacker than the Raven Wings of Midnight

    I had a very similar experience to VetchVesper with this one. I got bitter tea, minty anise notes on top of pungent, dank, and dark patchouli. Murk I think is a good adjective. I really wanted to like this, it is very unique. If you like darker aged patchouli blends for sure give this one a whirl.
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    Bread Lumps

    A honeyed toasty bread blend that doesn't go powdery as honey can do. It legit smells like honey on toast!
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    Impromptu Goat Yoga

    What's this? A milk blend that doesn't go sour on my skin? Wow! I definitely get marshmallow and bits of milk, the lavender is there but very softened. It's nice, I'll use up the decant for nighttime. 😃
  4. RoseThornAndOak

    The Balcony Scene

    It's a decent powdery rose vanilla with an old fashioned vibe. Very SFW and I like it and will use it up but it is not something I will reach for often.
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    And Sing, And Sing

    This started out very perfumey/cologney theb dried down to a white, clean, and floral perfume with a bit of fresh moss to temper it. It's just okay on me, maybe a bit too bright and powdery on me but I can still get good use out of this.
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    Lilith's First Concert

    This starts out a very nice, bright lime blend and I really enjoy this stage the most. On drydown the lime sticks around a bit but layers over mostly bits of Dorian. I think I prefer Dorian but enjoy the lime journey this goes on and this is a definite keeper! Edit: actually, I think I like this better than Dorian!
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    In Hel, We Feast On Sugar Packets

    I was hoping for a white floral version of Hope and Faith with a bit of sugar, but this is pretty much a fuggin decent white floral. I can use this up for sure and I think it will layer well with grassy, snowy, or vanilla blends. I like it! 😃
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    Bits of Birnam Wood

    Starts out apple-y and dries down with more woody notes and something a bit almost dusty. It doesnte quite blend well on my skin but I'm glad I got to try it.
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    Lazy Daisy

    This pretty much turns Play-doh on me sadly and stays that way throughout its duration. Ahh well. edited later in the evening. This is a tip I discovered by accident before with other perfumes: if a scent doesn't work for you, try rinsing over it with a bit of water. This will sometimes change the scent to something more wearable. Many hours after application and after a brief rinse over the area this scent goes closer to what I was hoping: a clean fresh jasmine tea blend.
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    Guys, kids are getting books, blankets, and plushies, how sweet is that? I was hoping this would turn out reasonably similar to Wulric the Wolfman: chocolatey, warm, cozy, and comforting, and I'm happy that it did and like this a bit better. It doesn't have that bite of vetiver. Fresh from the lab It starts out chocolate and the paper/book note that reminds me of what I remember Cleo smelling like. The leather in this smells nothing like that new car smell, it just lends a nice base that keeps the chocolate notes from being too cloying. The wool sweater note I was afraid would turn dryer sheets but nope, just lends a nice warm and comforting vibe. I don't find this to be too candle-like, either, not overly waxy. Everything just blends seamlessly. I agree with the reviewer above, definitely unisex. I received a teen thriller set at a private school called Reconstructing Amelia, a book I never would have picked up but looks like a pretty juicy guilty pleasure.
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    Archangel Winter

    This is for the 2007 version. I really should wear this more because it's a very nice ozoney aquatic that never goes screechy, just soft, clean, and wearable. It doesn't read floral to me, much more aquatic ozone, but perhaps the florals are what soften it. I can see this being very unisex and smell amazing on a man (not that florals can't be refined on a man, naturalich). Damn this is really good, fresh, and clean, it's good for all year round, imo. I think if you enjoy Lightning but want something less... jolting 🌩️ ... you may enjoy Archangel Winter.
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    Lucy’s Room Home & Linen Spray

    Happy Wolf Moon, everyone! I am happy to announce this is a very nice sweet girlfriend to Lycan Lace, without the tobacco and earth notes. It for sure is reminiscent of a lace blend. It is sweet, light, fresh, floral, powdery, and feminine in a vintage sort of way, but this never ever smells like an old cologne, just charming and pretty. I could see Lucy's room smelling like this (minus the garlic strands, of course). The honey note is either nonexistent or very well blended, which is a good thing for me, so I will be lurking the Trading Post to see if this becomes a perfume oil. Overall very happy with this and thank you to the above reviewers. I get the lavender in the bottle thing too, but not once it is sprayed. I highly recommend this for fans of ...maybe Tattered Lace and Antique Lace, but it is still very different from them, lighter and more powdery floral. Maybe Lullaby fans. -sniffs- yes, closer to Lullaby with less lavender, maybe a dried rosey cousin, or a sister to Veil, but this really is its own scent.
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    Zorya Polunochnaya

    This one is very soft, pretty, and light. It starts out with the light AL type of vanilla and a slight metallic note, then dries down to a slightly more floral cross between AL and Mouses Long and Sad Tale. It wears close to the skin. Very lovely. I have a dupe of Vanilla Lace that works even better but this will get lots and lots of wear. For fans of Antique Lace, Mouses Long and Sad Tale, Lullaby, and Moonshine and Mist.
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    Come, Sister

    Come Sister started out a very lovely white floral with nuances of a finishing powder. After 15 minutes it quickly did the same thing the iris in Lucy Westenra from OOTD1 did and went straight to a powdery floral Play-Doh. The individual notes are very different in each blend so I find it odd that Come Sister smells like it. I will see how it ages and try it as a locket scent because I really enjoy the florals in the opening.
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    Whirling Wind Moon

    Given the floral notes I would've thought this would work but it is more of an evergreen/ozoney type scent. It kind of does what goes wrong on me in Kumaru Kandam. There are wintery blends I love more, but it will work well for an atmos spray for sure.