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About VetchVesper

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday June 27


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    Houston, TX
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    United States


  • BPAL of the Day
    Disrespect for Established Authority
  • Favorite Scents
    Top 20 - Indulgence, Depart Pour Le Sabbat, 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, Satyr, Voodoo, Blood Kiss, Kyoto, No. 93 Engine, Tezcatlipoca, Portrait of a Young Woman w/A UnicornOthers I Love- Licorice Bats, Prosperous Flowers of the Elegant 12 Seasons, The Caterpillar, The Bow & Crown of Conquest, Masquerade,Scherezade, Tezcatlipoca, Night Gaunt, Kabuki, Bathsheba, Elf, Kitsune Tsuki, Lady of Shallot, 3rd Charm, Witch Dance, Wan White Humming Hive, Aerowyn, Mithras, The Chapel, The Small Brown Cat. Torture Queen, ugh... the list goes on and on....I tend towards resin and incense smells, especially patchouli, nag champa, vetiver, dragon's blood, and copal. I like heavier, darker 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 moonflower are favorites. I like leather, red musk, dark vanillas, and rum. Oh, and black licorice/ anise. I luuurve it!Strait up gourmands and salty or oceanic aquatics just don't seem to be my thing. Cedar and lemon grass are no-no notes, 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

    Imperious Three-Headed Dragon in a Jaunty Blue Coat

    Hmmmm... Different balance of notes than I was expecting, but interesting. I get a blast of sugary blueberry up front, reminiscent of the sufganiyot blend. The sugar dies down and the fragrance becomes muskier, and slightly earthy. I'm not getting a licorice note, which is unfortunate. It's one of the reasons Jaunty Blue Coat garnered my interest. Jasmine sambac becomes more prominent as this dries down, blending it's heady sweetness with the sugary berries, keeping things very sweet, but also complex. The amber and musk are minor players, just giving the perfume some grounding. I just got this yesterday, and it's a complex enough fragrance, it probably needs to sit a while to come into it's own, so I'll reserve judgement. I would say, if you like the lab's blueberry/berry note a lot, this is one worth checking out. If you don't like jasmine, you might want to pass.
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    Fuck This Heat

    This is really pleasant and calming. Cool mint and maybe a touch of eucalyptus with the lavender. Reminds me of a gentler Anesthesia. Herbal and soft, this would be a nice meditation or sleep blend.
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    They Shut Me Up in Prose

    This is so wispy, restrained and demure. It fits beautifully with the concept. Mostly I get sugary vanilla, and a soft whisper of powdery sandalwood and frankincense under it. It's very feminine without being girlish and "pale satin corsets" are not at all hard to imagine in relation to this scent. My one deterrent from full bottle lust is that it's such a light scent. I really have to have my nose right on it to detect this one, but if you're looking for a beautiful, feminine skin scent that is sure to encourage ear and neck nibbling, this one would do nicely.
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    Smug Yale Alchemy Lab

    Delicately sweet, green grass in the imp, but it's mostly powdery vanilla on my skin, and it doesn't seem to last very long. Still, it's a fun blend that I'm glad I got to try it. It makes me think of pollen and sunshine.
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    The Harpy Celaeno

    This smells brown, like sun cracked earth. It's a lot gentler than I expected, but I do smell that horseradish. Also that clove. The blend is sort of peppery and minty at the same time. Definitely an unusual melange, but not for me.
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    Lime lemony. Bright and fizzy. Maybe champagne? It seems sparkly and drinkable. Like a nice cocktail you'd have around the pool.
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    Honey, Rum, and Spiced Fig Hair Gloss

    Very sweet, fruity fig on me. It's a little cloying for my tastes, but I like my fig a little greener. I"m not getting a lot of spice, or at least not the cinnamony melange I tend to think of when I think "spice." it's not a heavy smell, and there is something nice and springy/summery about it. It makes me think of eating fig preserves under the big green leaves a fig tree. Clean, bright, sugary fig.
  8. Any chance it's Boomslang? That oil was very thick in the vial, and the powdery thing could be rice milk. Another option could be the The Other Hot Chocolate, which smells a lot like Bliss to me, but better and I get sort of a tiny bit of rose? I don't know if the grab bags can include stuff not on the GC list though. If it has to be GC, it could be Centzon Tototchtin, which is very chocolaty/foodie and dark colored. It smells like chocovine to me. Tezcatlipoca or the aforementioned Tlazolteotl are both very dark oils and have that chocolate note, but I don't find them foody and I think the chocolate leans more bitter than Bliss. They've got a lot of other stuff going on in them. Kali might also be an option, which has florals and chocolate. I remember it being sweet, but not super foodie. I can't remember the color of the oil though.
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    Molly Grue

    This reminds me of the berry oatmeal I would eat as a kid. There were freeze dried berries, and you kinda poured em in the mix and heated it up. I'm guessing the fig is giving it that vibe. This is pleasant and homey, and I got some long forgotten twinges of nostalgia, but it's not really my kind of scent. It kinda made me think of Baba Yaga and The Marshwoman's Brewery, though this is softer and sweeter than the first, and lacks the green floral of the latter, but it's got that bready vibe. I didn't really get hazelnut, but it's probably part of that fresh baked feel I'm getting. A fun and unique foody, but not for me.
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    Prince Lir

    My friend bought this, so I got to test it out. It wasn't one that really interested me b/c juniper and citrus just didn't seem like my kind of blend, but it's really nice. It's more of a gentle, softly masculine chypre, with a very nice amber in the dry down. Maybe the aging has tamed the sharpness others have mentioned, since I'm sure these Etsy bottles have been waiting a while for loving homes. Anywho, it's got a subdued and melancholy vibe that does Lir justice. I'd say it's masculine leaning, but a woman could pull it off pretty easily. Seems like it could fit in with the four horsemen blends in the CG - That kind of vibe. I would love to smell this on a gentleman. 💗
  11. VetchVesper

    Rapture Pig

    Sweet, sugary, rose candy. The current lends a little tartness. This is more in your face than Hope, or Razors in a Dollhouse. More jam and sugar than flower. It's a little too much for me, and I have similar scents I like better, so I'll be passing it along. I absolutely love the concept and label art though. 🐷 🐷
  12. VetchVesper

    FORMULA FFSIS4: Brothel

    Really pretty. A snuggly incense blend with a hint of spice. I almost get a touch of cinnamon in this, but perhaps its the dryness from the sandalwood I'm detecting. This makes me think of Silk Road and Lace Phoenix from the anniversary scents. The champaca, incense, and sandalwood are the most prominent on me, but they are subdued, and I think the tea is lending the fragrance its spicy melange. Glad I grabbed a bottle.
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    Bright, sweet, apple blossom is what I get at the forefront of Agrat Bat Mahlaht when I first apply. After a few moments, the fragrance becomes duskier. The amber, caramel, and teak come forward giving it a softly resinous, dry, warm undertone. There's a pleasant sweetness, but it stops shy of foody, and the musk and amber make it golden and sensual. I can still tell there's some apple blossom and pick out individual notes in this if I really sniff, but everything is beautifully balanced into one gentle and seamless blend. If I had to sum this one up, it would be caramel-apple amber incense. Musky, dusky, and delicious. One caveat - it only lasts a few hours on my skin.
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    My initial impression is a deep woodiness from the patch and sharp lime. There's also something animalic and masculine to the scent, and I thought maybe it had oud in it before I read the notes. Jaawi settles down after a moment, and the lavender and bay start to come out, balancing the other notes, and this becomes a dark chypre sort of scent. It still has some of that feral sexiness it began with, but now it's on a leash. I could see this being very nice on the right man. It's a little much for me though. A few hours later, the blend has become mostly incensey Indonesian patch and sort of reminds me of Blacker Than the Raven Wings of Midnight. Still not my thing, but the fragrance is interesting enough that I enjoy getting a whiff now and then.
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    Dry, crisp pear overlays a soft white musk, creating a sheer and misty fragrance that's sophisticated and feminine. Unfortunately, lily of the valley tends to go prim and soapy on me, and after a few minutes, it shoves the pear out of the way, taking center stage. Ah well, this shepherd's for other ladies.