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brineydeep

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    Wisconsin
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  • BPAL of the Day
    Dead Leaves, Chamomile, Red Rose, and White Tea
  • Favorite Scents
    Favorite scents: Rose Cross, Mrs Lewis, Spooky Action at a Distance, Autumn Overlooked My Knitting, Devil's Night, Mat Night, Beautiful Death Notes I like: vanilla, roses, French tobacco, orris, sandalwood, amber, ambergris, frankincense, dead leaves, and skin musk. Notes I don't like: cinnamon, spices, foody scents, red musk, white florals, peony, and champagne. My skin sometimes does bad things with: cream, sugar, and myrrh.

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    Tea, Knitting (Ysolda patterns), Sewing (Colette patterns), Harry Potter, Neil Gaiman, Tarot

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    Pig
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    Virgo

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  1. brineydeep

    Two Sheep and Two Goats Resting Together in a Field

    I blind bought this based on reviews and it does not disappoint. This blend is how I imagine my favorite sweater to smell that’s been outside in the cold next to a smoky bonfire. It’s a sweet cozy vetiver scent, where the vetiver is a dry sharp smoky and not a woody bonfire smoke. I’m hit or miss on vetiver, but here with the wool and vanilla it’s both cozy and atmospheric. Decent throw. I’m glad I took a chance on a bottle. This one makes me happy.
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    The Golden Hour

    I got a sampler of this from a lovely forumite. On my skin, this is reminiscent of the Atmo spray — all golden vanilla and amber — but there’s an additional wood note in the perfume. I suspect skin chemistry is bringing the wood out. Overall, this is a beautiful perfume with a light throw that I’m very glad to have a sample of!
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    Peacock Queen Hair Gloss

    I agree with Ello that this is scratching my itch for a rose hair gloss. It’s just like the perfume: entirely elegant and refined rose. This is the perfect compliment to all the rose perfumes in my BPAL collection. I love it.
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    The Fox Sisters

    I’m not 100% on the year on this but I think it’s the 2014 version. This is a sibling of the GC blend Delirium (apple, rose, and lemon) but much softer. I mean both that this has less throw as well as it’s less bright due to the muting of the vanilla and mahogany. This is sweet bright apple and a rose note grounded with vanilla. It’s quite lovely, though I wish it had more throw.
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    Oktobernacht Hair Gloss

    This gloss is light and is hard for me to pin down. I’m definitely getting the slight, clean lift from citrus note, otherwise it’s a musky resin that feels autumnal. It’s nice but not wowing me.
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    Samhain Pyre Hair Gloss

    I was worried about this one due to “Samhain” in the name (that blend doesn’t work for me) but this has absolutely no relation to that scent. This gloss is all bonfire and smoke. It’s not a sweet bonfire with s’mores or sappy bonfire with leaves, but rather a dry woody bonfire. The incense is lending a hand to the dryness but the smoke keeps it from being a full incense gloss. Then again, it’s not wholely smokey to be a smoke scent either. It’s somewhere in the middle. If you’re looking for a roaring, smokey bonfire, this doesn’t get you the full way there. But if you want a dry gloss with an echo of an autumn bonfire, this is it.
  7. [No additional description provided.] I hate a love-hate relationship with many of BPTP’s honey glosses — the honey is just too sweet and strong for everyday wear. That’s not the case here. The honey here is definitely wildflower honey, lighter in nature and dancing with wildflowers. This gloss is part perfume, from the wildflower honey, and part cologne, from the dead leaves. I don’t think I need a bottle, but I’m enjoying the experience with my tester.
  8. [No additional description provided.] This sprays out a blast of dead leaves, very much as a top note. Underneath the leaves is a more subtle fried baked good scent; not donuts specifically but something yummy and definitely not healthy. The two notes don’t meld together but they definitely complement each other. It’s surprisingly good.
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    Kinda Sorta Snake Oil Cream Soda

    Pretty much what it says in the label: Snake Oil with a cream soda note. The notes stay fairly true during dry down, though they mellow and meld a bit. This baby has Snake Oil’s usual “hello!!!” level of throw. I’m not big on Snake Oil but I like this vanilla-ish variant.
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    Resistance

    This is much warmer and sweeter than I expected. I would put it in the realm of comforting. None of the individual notes is screaming out at me, though I do smell the warm pumpkin, the bit of resin from the champaca, and the vanilla pulling it together. Its on the edge of foody but not there. A hint of leather comes out over time. The throw is small. Its autumnal but in the way you want to stay cozy at home when it gets crisp outside. Not what I expected but very comforting.
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    Dead Leaves and Vanilla Incense

    This goes on as dry incense and a hit of dead leaves. The incense is much drier than I expected with hardly any sweetness or softness from the vanilla. There’s pretty good throw at this point too. As this oil dries, the leaves fade (probably my skin chemistry) and the soft vanilla comes out. It becomes much more of a skin scent at this point. It’s a nice soft incense now but not doing much for me, both scent-wise and strength-wise. While a nice blend, I don’t think my skin chemistry is helping by eating this scent. I wish it had more of a sustained oomph, but maybe this is just destined to go in a scent locket.
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    Dead Leaves and Maple Sap

    This is sugary rich maple syrup on my skin. The dead leaves note gets overwhelmed by the maple, which I suspect is skin chemistry as the two notes actually have a really pleasant balance initially. I had hoped for more of a dry sappy-ness from this blend but it’s still pleasant in its sweetness. This blend has pretty good throw, so a little goes a long way. It’s not in my normal wheelhouse but would be good for days when I want a bit of sweet.
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    Like a Girl

    This is amazing and everything I had hoped for from Drag is for Everybody. It’s a mix of dry sandalwood, skin musk, and a hint of vanilla. It’s light but has a little throw. It’s somewhat neutral, but also sweet and warm and dry. It’s just an amazingly comforting scent and I love it.
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    Lambs-Wool

    2018 version. This goes on wet as an overwhelming holiday spice scent — the kind you would find in cheap candle. Thankfully it dries down into a more elegant blend. It’s still spicy, but has a lightness from the apple and almost a hint of citrus. It has decent throw. This is a nice blend to add to the holiday rotation.
  15. I was expecting earthiness from this blend but “woody” is a better description. It’s predominantly vetiver with, I expect, support from the nagarmotha (no idea what that smells like). I’m hit-or-miss with vetiver; I can’t handle it if it’s too strong, but here it’s lighter and woody instead of really strong and bitter. The dead leaves aren’t heavy but rather blend into the feeling of this scent with a hint of earthy dampness. The vanilla comes out more with dry down. I agree with the above reviewer in that I initially couldn’t get a handle on this blend, but I think the final verdict is going to be positive.
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