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About VetchVesper

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    1/32 too few
  • Birthday June 27


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    Houston, TX
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    United States


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    Two Frames
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    GC - Satyr, Voodoo, Defutata, Black Lily, Oblivion, Blood Kiss, Kyoto, No. 93 Engine, Tezcatlipoca, The Caterpillar, The Bow & Crown of Conquest, Masquerade, Scherezade, Tezcatlipoca, Kabuki, Bathsheba, Perversion, Absinthe LE - Callidora, Depart Pour Le Sabbat, Indulgence, Satan Starting From the Touch of Ithuriel's Spear, Nasty Woman, Krampus Lace, Snake Skin, Die Begierde, Paduin Killer Swarms, Noctule Bat, The Dream, The Golden Room, Portrait of a Young Woman w/A Unicorn, Licorice Bats, Prosperous Flowers of the Elegant 12 Seasons, 3rd Charm, Witch Dance, Wan White Humming Hive, Aerowyn, Mithras, The Chapel, The Small Brown Cat. Torture Queen, and many more!!! I tend towards resin and incense smells, especially patchouli, nag champa and champaca, Indian sandalwood, dragon's blood, amber and copal. I like heavier, darker, and vampy fragrances, especially when mixed w/florals or pseudo-gourmand notes, but I can really fall for a good white floral or bright citrus on occasion. Gardenia, honeysuckle, and violet are favorites florals. I enjoy plum and black currant, and cucumber. I like leathers, red musk (or anything related), dark musk, dark vanillas, super dark chocolate, and rum. I ADORE black licorice. Absinthe and anise are also tasty. :yum: I enjoy fresh green smells, dirt, mint, vetiver and moss, and occasionally pine. Strait up gourmands and oceanic aquatics aren’t generally my thing. Cedar and lemon grass are no-no notes. Cassia amps to high heaven and green musk clings and won't let go!

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    sci-fi, fantasy, horror, poetry - writing and reading, music of all sorts, singing, RPGing, drawing, painting, sculpting, cooking & baking, gardening (badly), animals, people, dreams, all things shiny and all things sniffable
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  1. VetchVesper


    I actually find Ranger and all 3 Riders to be quite sexy. 😄
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    Warm, smooth patch and lavender in the imp. I don't smell the lemongrass, but something is lifting this a bit, making it brighter. On my skin, the patchouli takes over. It's a nice patchouli though. Very grounding, with just a bit of sweetness. I detect a faint trace of cedar in the background, giving a hint of raspy texture. 15 minutes later, I'm getting more obvious honey notes. This is very pretty. The cedar comes out more as the hours pass, but it stays well behaved. This lasted about 8 hours on me.
  3. That one smells similar to some of the past vulvas in the Lupercalia line, sort of musky, creamy, sweet. So maybe check out the notes of those and see if you can find some imps in the swaps thread. You might also try The Mouse’s Long and Sad Tale, O, and Vasillisa, which are GC fragrances, or Alisz from the Carnival Diabolique line.
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    When your favorite GC blends are discontinued

    ^ Those all seem like good recs. I'd add Moscow, The Caterpillar, and Nyx, and Veil for consideration. I also really enjoy violet, though I don't get much of it from Fallen. The resins and what I suspect is jasmine come out strongest on me, but noses and chemistries vary, and my imp is quite old. You might try a few darker, resinous jasmine blends though, to see if those strike your fancy. Happy sniffing!
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    The Woman at the Edge of the Woods

    Smooth, dark, and woody. The patch is prominent, but complicated by the other notes. There's something in the blend that gives it some alcohol burn, and the chamomile is coming through. No discernable berries or rose for me. Oh wait, maybe a titch of rose in the dry down. This is interesting, but probably not something I would wear much. I'll agree with @Casablanca that it's reminiscent of Earth Mother. The same family, but also distinct. Like a mature dryad giving you a hug! Very glad I got to try it.
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    Wheatstacks, Snow Effect, Morning

    Light, lemony hay and musk. Bright, tart, and fruity. It smells a bit like a musky, white tea blend. Something goes a little sour on my skin though, and this seems to fade very quickly. I'm not really getting any carnation. If it's in there, it's not the spicier version. Pretty for spring and summer, but not me.
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    Gebirgsschlucht Im Winter

    I really ended up loving this one more than I'd expected. The berries are bright and tart, almost plummy. They are backed by plush evergreenery and a snowy sweetness. The musk adds a soft, fuzziness, and I swear I get a little bit of light vanilla in the dry down. This actually reminds me a lot of The Magpie, one of my winter favorites. A winner in my book, just don't ask me to spell it!
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    When your favorite GC blends are discontinued

    @ziggystardust13 Are you familiar with Elizabeth Arden's "Red Door?" It came to my mind when I smelled Fallen, and has the same notes, along with a bunch of other stuff crammed in there. Heady, floral, deep. I think Fallen is a little woodier and less sweet maybe? I'm guessing it shares some of those "imperial florals" as well. Probably jasmine and lily, in the very least. I can't think of a BPAL analogue of the top of my head. Red Door by Elizabeth Arden is a Amber Floral fragrance for women. Red Door was launched in 1989. The nose behind this fragrance is Carlos Benaim. Top notes are Rose, Orange Blossom, Plum, Violet, Peach and Anise; middle notes are Honey, Carnation, Rose, Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Lily, Freesia, Lily-of-the-Valley and Orchid; base notes are Sandalwood, Amber, Benzoin, Musk, Heliotrope, Vetiver and Cedar.
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    Une Folle Entreprise

    On me this is heavy on the silvery musk and orris. I can smell the violet but it's more subtle. Sadly, I don't get one bit of licorice. I do get a bit of the patchouli root grounding the fragrance and giving it a little bit of earthiness. Overall, this is a complex silvery musk that doesn't really smell particularly like any one of its notes. It's interesting, feminine, and chic, but probably not something I would wear a lot. Very appropriate for spring.
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    A Moonlit Winter Landscape

    This is very earthy on me. Lots of rich soil and iris. It smells purple and cool, though I don't get a typical "snow" note per se. It feels like it belongs with Deep In Earth, Crossroads, and Zombie, that sort of loam and floral combo. It's odd, but rather addicting, and manages to smell both regal and dirty at the same time.
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    'Tis Not Madness

    This is mostly orange blossom and sandalwood on me. After warming on my skin for a while, a smooth, subtle vetiver shows up. 'Tis Not Madness has a very eastern, old world vibe, like something I'd expect to smell at an incense shop. It's not soapy, but I keep thinking of nice, Indian soaps. nI wouldn't call it masculine, but I think a man could wear it. It's not super floral or sweet. It has a similar feel to Paramatman, but is more subtle. It fades quickly and becomes more of a skin scent, again leaving me with the impression of having washed with a luxury soap. Mildly incensey, gender neutral, orange blossom soap. Fun fact - Orange blossom and neroli both come from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, but OB uses fats to extract the blossom's fragrance, while neroli is steam distilled. Petitgrain comes from the same tree, but is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the plant vs. flower petals. 🤓
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    In the imp, this smells yeasty, like bread or beer. On my skin though, it becomes vanilla dominant but not really foody. It' s warm smelling, and makes me think of a good vanilla candle. It gets more bready and spicy, though it's still not super foodie, and I'm not sure what the spice is. I don't get anything citrusy at all.
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    Iago is extremely harsh to my nose, like polished, military shoes or something. I guess that COULD be sexy to some folks, but it's too rigid and chemical for my taste. Might be a chemistry thing though. (Shrug)
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    Delightfully bloody! The clove is quite strong, and this smells very red. It's deep and fruity, like a good mulled wine. It's not real sweet. It IS quite sexy.
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    Faster Kittycat?

    This is a beautiful chypre, very classic, and it was a surprise hit for me. It's very mossy at first, then sweetens gradually as the amber blooms and the fragrance warms. I get greater complexity as it wears, and it's really just gorgeous. The orris, moss, and amber give this a raspy, powdery texture that powder haters might dislike, but it's far from baby powder or the prim powderiness of violet. If you wants something soft, elegant, classic, and not stereo typically feminine, check this out. I think it could work well on a man too. Chypre and amber lovers should be very happy.