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About RoseThornAndOak

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    a little too imp-ulsive


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    Love and will accept Pink Snowballs ftw, Antique Lace, The Antikythera Mechanism, Black Opal, Dorian, Inez, Lyonesse, Mdm Moriarty, 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, Spellbound, Scheherezade, Frostbitten Lust, Dark Lace, Grief, Lycan Lace, La Femme De Satan, Jareth, No Man is An Island, Flesh of My Flesh, Snow White, Last Unicorn, Caramel Apple Cookie, Twisted Oak Tree, Coyote, Paris. Biggest ISOs would be Thorn and Moon's Mourning Veil, Victoriana Goth, Vanilla Champaca Gardenia, Pumpkin Spice Cookie, Delight, Asphodel, Lady Amalthea, To Lesbia, Darkling Thrush, Demeter Junior Mints, Sexy Witch, Black Roses, Wet Garden, Lavanila Summer, Lavanila Spice, Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee, NAVA Vincent and Mina,

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  1. RoseThornAndOak

    Devil's Night

    Yes yes yes, a thousand times yes to feeling metal. 2009 straight out the gate we get boozy cinnamon, drying to picture perfect cinnamon spice in your witch's cupboard. Final drydown the sweetness of the cinnamon dies off and I'm left with not much more than a patchouli like frag, wet paper, and dry cinnamon. My skin doesn't like this sadly. 2016 straight out the cemetery gates (feeling metal already, if you know what I mean) is cedar casket with a bit of cream. Drydown is like a bit of dry tobacco more than anything. Similar to Antikythera oddly enough. A bit linear but okay.
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    Walking My Daughter to Class

    Yep, very Dorian! It turns play-do on my skin for a long while, then dries down nicely. However on a cloth it is very Dorian but sweeter, and lifted? Like how Theodosius is testosterone oomphed, this is sweet oomphed? It's very unisex and gorgeous. I'll have to use it in a scent locket also, but definitely keeping the bottle.
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    Baby’s First Ballista

    Yep, I will echo what has already been said about this one. It's a gorgeous sweetened woods blend, but not foody. Certainly for fans of Antikythera, No Man Is an Island, Cocoa and Oak Bark, and also tobacco fans will probably love this. All of those rank high in my collection and this is no different. I agree, wears close to the skin, and also agree, backup probably a good idea. ❤️
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    A Demon and Her Unholy Basketball

    Oh man this one is nice! The Lab's pumpkin with a sweetened but not cloying sugar, it doesn't go too fruity sugar as the note sometimes can, then the red musk emerges. There is something almost metallic in this for a while, but settles down into a pleasant, sweetened red musk with the pumpkin sugar sweetening it, but I wouldn't say this is pumpkin spice or vegetal really, it is more just a pleasant sweetened depth. No brimstone, although that could've been the fleeting metallic bit for a short while there. Overall this is a very nice red musk I am so happy to have in my collection. It is unique enough to keep around. It doesn't beat Scherezade or La Femme De Satan, but it certainly rivals Flesh of My Flesh, Lust, La Lethe, and Spellbound. I think I like this better than Tombeur and Mircalla and certainly better than a small selection of NAVA red musk blends I own. I'm sure it will age nicely and I feel like this will be highly sought after for red musk fans!
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    FORMULA SGCM7: Vampire

    in bottle and wet on skin: wet paint and playdough. Uh ohh. The p'dough stays for about an hour or two, then this turns into a gorgeous, soft, slightly sweet, vintage, floral musk, not sharp or soapy in the slightest. I really wish the p'dough stage was shorter, but I'm glad that and the wet paint go away entirely. Glad I waited around for the grand finale. ❤️
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    Mircalla, Countess Karnstein

    wet on skin red musk w/ powdery elements. Dry it kind of almost duds out, I think it is just lighter than other red musk blends. Light, somewhat floral red musk. Not my favorite but still vampish and wearable. If you find red musk to be too much give this a shot, it is less in your face.
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    Ariadne Brunnell

    Wet on skin I get autumn leaves of all things. This makes me think of Sonnet d'automne, one of the only leaf blends I can do. Nice so far. Leaves, floral, slightly soapy playdough but not overtly so. Dry, well the p'dough goes away thank goodness, and I'm left with slightly soapy leaves. I like Sonnet better, but will keep this around as a sort of backup. 3.5 out of 5 in my book.
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    Wet I'm getting masculine leather with a very dry soap. Dry I get a surprisingly soft unisex moss blend with light dusty resins. Reminds me of some of the ars moriendi blends. Deep in Earth maybe. Makes me think of Middle Earth. Yes, Middle Earth Vampire. It's okay on its own, but would layer well with more florals.
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    .aI agree w/ torikitty, there's an old dusty vibe. The patch clove sage made me think vetiver initially. Woody, dry, like a coffin box. Not quite my jam on its own but will layer it with other blends. I feel it would go great with tobacco, vanilla, or gourmand blends to ground them. Shares some similarities with Coyote and Antikythera Mechanism, both of which are sweeter.
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    The Glittering Apple Of The Stars

    I may have reviewed this before under my first screenname which I've long forgotten, but this scent is a gorgeous, glittery apple. It is my favorite apple blend ever, so much so that I compare all other apple blends to this and not many have contended with it except Caramel Apple Cookie. *That all being said*, sadly the glittery bright top notes have twinkled out considerably over the years. Wish I had known and used this up quicker. It is still quite lovely, but a much more subtle, sweet, floral apple and fades fast now. If you own this, I recommend using it up soon. I will try lightly shaking it up a bit, but IMHO, this is a blend that should return every or every other Halloween so we can still enjoy the glorious beauty that is The Glittering Apple of The Stars. Weird random note* Years ago when this was newer I saw I think a pinball game that literally had a glittering apple of the stars on it. Lol I wish I remember which game it was!
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    Cocoa & Oak Bark

    Hot damn I smell like burning leaves. Sorta, lol. Deep, dark cocoa, sweet yet deliciously bitter, like how I feel about never seeing Type-O live (Love love loving Yoo-hoo is like loving the dead!) It is perfectly suited for the Lab's oak note, which smells leafy but also barky to me but is more wearable that the dead leaf note. Smells like a grove of oaks at night when the leaves are scattered on the floor. A bit basalmic. It smells a bit more artificial the longer it's on, although that could just be skin chemistry wonking out. If this keeps up it is still a keeper for lockets/clothes because damn it's sexy. ❤️ If you like tobacco notes or if tobacco goes weird on you, try this instead. It is very similar to the Lab's tobacco note but darker. Try if you like No Man is an Island, The Twisted Oak Tree, Antikythera, Hoggle (sweet/rich bitter tobacco vibe), or La Femme de Satanes, but the closest indies this reminds me of other than NMIAI are Deep Midnight Perfumes' Dark Mother (pipe tobacco, bay rum, sweet vanilla, musk, milk) and Professor M (leather, pipe tobacco, bay rum, Egyptian musk), only without the musky notes.
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    La Femme de Satan

    Okay yeah this one is great, too. Plus the Ebay seller threw in an entire full bottle of another scent completely extra, hell yeah for awesome BPAL fans! This is a fantastic blend, darker than La Lethe and Lust, but the red currant and patchouli behave. The clove isn't too clovey either, just lending darkness to the resins and tobacco. I do get mostly tobacco in final drydown. Dang this is good, right up there with the best of these types of red musk blends. Check out if you like Lust, La Lethe, Flesh of My Flesh, Dark Lace, Lycan Lace, No Man is An Island, Madame Moriarty, Tombeur, Scherezade and Antikythera Mechanism, yep I agree with Perversion, even Debauchery. I either like or ove all of those and love this! ❤️
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    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat

    Oh my gosh this baby bat is cute and adorable! I mostly just get the champagne note which is fine by me since Bon Vivant is totes my jam. I'll definitely finish the imp if not hunt a bottle in the future! Not as sweet, but nice!
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    Colemanite Phoenix

    Dude my skin can't handle this. It starts out a nice dry desert sage, then quickly turns to that oud/agarwood note that turns to a screaching acrid inferno that I can't scrub off no matter how hard I try. The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume...not with 10,000 men could I do this. It is folly. Verdict: Cast it into the fire!! ISILDUR!!!!! Try if you like Eau de Smaug, Breath of Nazgul, and Baradur pour le Orc. If your skin doesn't act like Gollum around you this is a pretty rad desert blend similar in vibe to Coyote. I'll stick with Coyote and not die a horrible, horrible death.
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    Green Tree Viper

    Welcome to Womanz Sniff Report. <-- BF'ss idea. ❤️ Whoa this is sweet almost cookie like in the bottle! Like a vanilla cookie with Andes candies. It takes a few interesting twists and turns on the skin, slithering from sweet vanilla and mint (not toothpastey) too a final little ferny green, soft nest with the vanilla snek receding into the forest. It reminds me of a little green jewel with soft facets. Very intriguing and pretty and bright, morphs a ton but I like each stage. Not sure if it is really me, but I'll keep it around for now and see if age brings out the sweet snek more in the drydown. 🐍