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About RoseThornAndOak

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    evil enabler


  • BPAL of the Day
    13 (January 2023)
  • Favorite Scents
    Pink Snowballs ftw, Antique Lace, Ava, Tovenares, Awake, The Antikythera Mechanism, Inez, Lyonesse, Snow-Flakes, Tattered Lace, Thalassa, Theodosius, Ode on Melancholy, Silence, Lady of Shalott, Wulric The Wolfman, Gothic Horror, Sarah, Frostbitten Bliss, Blood Amber, Pele, Rose Red, Rose Cross, Melancholia, Glittering Apple of The Stars, Yvaine, Crimson Peak Lullaby, Moonshine and Mist, Frostbitten Lust, Dark Lace, Grief, Lycan Lace, Jareth, No Man is An Island, Snow White, Mrs Wilson, Gobo, Snow at Dawn, Last Unicorn, Gingerbread and Leather, Twisted Oak Tree, Grey Columns, A Spirit Katie, Snow-covered Landscape, Winter Night Figure on a Bridge, Mouses Long and Sad Tale, Coyote, Paris, Two Women on Veranda Overlooking The Sea, An Opiate Vapor, Biggest ISOs Darkling Thrush, Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee

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    writing music, dancing, nature, types of metal, alternative, folk, and classic rock, dungeon synth, darkwave, neo-classical, and tons of other music, plush frens, Tolkien, Renn Faires and Faerie Festivals, past lives, fantasy movies, classic films, Vincent Price
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    Uchi uchi thirsty


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  1. RoseThornAndOak

    Possessed Teen

    I'm not sure why this isn't more popular, this is awesome! It's sweet, clean, and fresh. There's quite a bit of Neutral/skin musk, like your skin but better, the soap is fresh, not bright and biting, just soft and clean. The ash lends a bit of softness on it's own, not cigarette or campfire in any shape or form. The incense is not deep dark, or super old smelling, just light incense smoke. It feels cuddly in the same way Boober does yet it is it's own scent. This is one of my favorite new-to-me BPALs. <3
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    A Winter's Evening

    I definitely adore Schonpercten but this is nice in it's own right and I agree very different. It is only vaguely white amber on me, like a ghost or aura or whiff. This is mostly a softened, smoothed out evergreen, yet it's not uber sweet like Snow White or Schon, just happy little trees smudged out with white fluff. It's kind of an enigma. Okay, there we go. Now and then, it does have a bit of the Grey Columns vibe, just wintered up quite a bit. I see the resemblance now, but would never have guess white amber at all. I like it.
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    Quiet Moon 2023

    Often @bygraveyardlight and I are of the same mind, this is dreamy. At first, it was mostly a nice smooth neroli, nothing novel, but very snuggly and calming like a fairy napping. The drydown is sooo pretty, gorgeous sweet sandalwood with champaca, the way they play together is *stunning*, ethereal, and otherworldly. Tried again today and must edit, quite a bit more champaca in the opening than I remember, softening the neroli and with a whisper of sweet sandalwood. I love this so much. Ack must edit again. I forgot Lily of The Valley was in this, not neroli, yet it still smells like it to me, just much much softer and subdued.
  4. RoseThornAndOak

    I Know You're Watching Me

    Who is this chick? I get smutty laundry + high end aldehydes but not super bright (the aldehydes and maybe the chicky babe too). It's so strange yet I'm not sure I'm ready to destash it. It's got stronk MILF vibes which is so outside my wheelhouse that I find it oddly amusing. It kinda reminds me of O and Neutral together plus Chanel No 5 but from 10 ass days ago.
  5. RoseThornAndOak

    The Shepherd’s Dream

    Shepherd's Dream shares a few notes with Snow-Covered Landscape, which I am quite fond of. This starts out beautifully with the champaca, plays around with the lilac and wisteria, and dries down clean and soft. Champaca fades quite a bit, but I enjoy the overall journey this takes me on. Ambrette is not too showy, there is a nice sweetness throughout and there is a similar grey vibe that Snow-C has. There is a cut of grass from the lilac. Label art is gorgeous. It's a keeper.
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    X-Rayed Candy Bag

    Like mango or melon candy, kinda juicy, probly the candies I wouldn't reach for. Doesn't play the best on me like most fruit notes. I think on the right skin it will be a fun fruity candy scent.
  7. RoseThornAndOak

    Millennial Pink

    I agree with the white choc + red fruit vibe. Dries down pretty clean. White chocolate doesn't agree with me too much but here it ain't too bad. Dries down with the opening sweet notes + clean white musk.
  8. RoseThornAndOak

    Yes Sir

    Yep, nice peach laundry, similar to Fae somewhat, like the the laundry detergent version of it but without the other bits. I like it a lot, and its going to hang out with Boober often when I need a fresh laundry vibe without hitting the laundromat.
  9. RoseThornAndOak

    Leave Marks

    Ooo this is nice! Definitely a sweet and cute but not cloying, candied violet. Its youthful and playful but still sexy. Not much amber. I do like how it's not quite sugared like Hope and Faith, but distinctly hardshell candied, if that makes sense. I never tried Fleurette's Purple Snails, but it does share similarities with La Befana without the charcoal or other bits.
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    Tea Leaves, Vanilla Bean, and Incense Smoke

    Okay you know how black tea can be almost fruity? That was my initial impression, my mind distinctly went to hot 18th century dudes drinkin tea. It kinda puts me in that Old World/Master and Commander type headspace like Antikythera or No Man is An Island does. I mean, it's not masculine, it's really just fresh, pleasant, aromatic tea. Maybe the vanilla bean is smoothing things out, the incense smoke I agree there is maybe a hint of, giving a slight tobacco vibe, but this is all about that tea, completely gender neutral. Pretty light on me, too.
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    Die Pest auf der Treppe

    I visited the Kittelsen House in Kragero, Norway, so had to try this. Actually got one of my favorite vintage tins for perfumes at the open air market in the village there. There is this dark, dusty, spicy, woodsy, smoky unsettling feeling to this, like 'feelin cute, might burninate the peasants later' vibe. It's kinda sexy though. Very masculine, long haired metal dude.
  12. RoseThornAndOak

    White Silk Chrysanthemum

    Okay I dig it, I dig it. Pretty much exactly what I was hoping, I think I like it better than Unarmed and Laughing, less sugared. It's a well balanced slightly spicy floral vanilla with a goodly pop of pop. This almost reads as a dewy vanilla white carnation with fizzy. The aldehyde is effervescent and more champagne-like than sharp/perfumey. Not fruity like Twinkle Twinkle or boozy like Bon Vivant, but just that bubbliness is definitely there. It is definitely glam though, so glam. Fans of Boober, Twinkle Twinkle, Bon Vivant, Alice Monaghan, Unarmed and Laughing.
  13. RoseThornAndOak

    Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns

    Pretty good! This is a good representation of cinnamon rolls w/o going Red Hot or craft store cinnamon, but also being a different gourmand/foody/bready note than many indies, which go weird and cloying on me nowadays. There is a buttery stage, but it fades. There's also no vegetal pumpkin notes, more the spice mixed in with the sticky buns, as stated. The cinnamon didn't burn, crux of elbow, but it is pretty cinnamony (no ceylon, more your usual spice in the grocery). Yum! Not my first pick on the gourmand dance floor but a lot better than most I've danced with. Worth looking out for.
  14. RoseThornAndOak

    Gossamer v3

    Yes I agree what has been shared above. Definitely a Moonshine and Mist or maybe Lady of Shalott vibe. Gentle, dewy white florals, and gossamer. There was a stage that was vaguely toilet cake or soap, but that does fade away and this stays pretty. Mine sits close to the skin too, but application on the crux of the elbow seemed to help with longevity. Would probably need a reapplication if going out, though. I will have to deathmatch with Leanan Sidhe but I think I like this more. Has less green bits than LofS and LS and more light floral. Very nice!
  15. RoseThornAndOak

    Blue Silk Rose

    This is mostly the Lab's fresh blackberry with darkly shaded dusky floral musks supporting with mostly rose leading the way, (I think, tends to morph a lot). I was hoping the blackberry would behave on me although it rarely does as the other notes are lovely, but it's doin its normal bit where it goes wonky and kinda sour. I will say this is a sister to Lady Una though, somewhat in scent but mostly in mood, like a sister who doesn't visit the honey or teapot but goes swimmin in a vivid blue faerie pool at dusk with unnaturally illuminated blue shaded florals and wild blackberries surrounding. I wish I could pull this off because the visual is fun! I agree not much discernable violet or blue musk. More of a sugary floral, musky bouquet with berries. There's a bit of Hope and Faith vibe with the sugared floral bit, so there's an almost Carnival Diabolique feel, but it doesn't read mostly one floral or the other. I can screengrab (sorry I'm exhausted that's the verb thst came out lol) the opium now and then and would probably love it in this context otherwise, but I do feel you have to like/love blackberry or sugary florals to get going with this blend. I'll hold on to it for a while and see where it goes, it's going to be pretty on the right people.