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About VetchVesper

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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, Witches Lace, 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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  1. VetchVesper


    I don't really get corn, which I'm %100 okay with. I get more of a husky, musk, cream of wheat smell, loaded with lots of butter and sugar, sitting next to a vase of fresh peonies. Ceres reminds me a bit of a foodier "In Omnibus Caritas," but the peony and amber are quite present and keep this from being just a straight up gourmand. I feel like a sexy Miss Muffet would wear this. I think I can resist getting a bottle, but I'm very happy to keep my imp, and highly recommend anyone who likes these kinds of creamy grains scents to check this one out. It's very nice. P.S. I would slather the heck out of this if it was a lotion. Mmmmmm....
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    Black Satin Sheet Ghost

    Huzzah! I've been wanting to get my hands on this for a while. It's not what I expected (not sure what I expected, really) but I DO like it. At first sniff and application, it has a strong herbal, almost aquatic, cologne vibe. Much of this is from the strong sage, but I think the patch is actually adding to this vibe. This isn't a warm, earthy patch; it's a sophisticated, debonair, and heartless kind of patch. As the perfume warms on my skin, I can better differentiate the notes. The mate's mintiness mingles with the sage, keeping that cool, herbal vibe floating on top. Below those notes, I can detect the opium and narcissus, which is honestly, very reminiscent of the CG Darkness. This also reminds me of Indulgence, one of my top 10 favs, from the CP line. BSSG has a similar cold chill floating over that dark, glossy patchouli and deep, resinous base, but it lacks the incense I so love. This is much more herbal and reads as masculine to my nose. Christian Grey might smell like this, but I'm not sure I want to.
  3. Sniffing this in hindsight, this is similar to Penis Bound w/Gold Ribbon, just a little sweeter and a little less musky. This smells like good lemon pound cake, drizzled with wildflower honey. It's quite foody, and quite hard not to like, but I think I do prefer PBw/GR's hint of musky sourness that just seems a little more unusual. If I had to eat one though, I'd definitely go with Amor.
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    ISO Stone

    The Grey Columns and Ice Age Baton have a similar stone dust vibe - like something I would expect to smell in a marble sculptor's workshop. Columns of the Temple of Neptune at Paestum supposedly is a really good stone and baked earth scent, but I haven't sniffed it personally. It is still on the forum but will be coming down soon. ... Oh yes! And as someone mentioned, Cathedral of Notre Dame is really nice too. More complex, with smoke and lavender also playing a big role with the stone.
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    Kids cosmetics pink candy scent?

    Hmmm...Bitches Love Unicorns might be perfect, but good luck finding it. 😐 I'd also suggest the GC's Megaera, which smells like pixie stix to me, and Carnal, which smells like candy fruit slices. Orris often gives fragrances a powdery sweetness, to my nose, that can give a powder or powdery candy vibe when mixed with other notes. Tamora smells a bit like vanilla play doh to me. πŸ™‚
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    If your top 5 scents are... Then try these!

    If you like Cathedral, you might try getting a sniff of Midnight Mass. It's a classic, returning Yule scent. I don't think it was available this year, but it probably wouldn't be too hard to find a decant from past years.
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    Marley's Ghost

    Enjoying a sniffie from a past decant circle. I get a chilly white musk with a hint of ozone, which comes across as the lab's shiny metal or chrome note. It's fairly unisex, maybe leaning a bit masculine. It's nice, but not really me, and does teeter on the brink of being soapy. It never quite falls over the line though. More than metal though, it makes me think of a ghostly blue-white Marley.
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    Hmmm... I haven't had this on very long, but my initial impressions are surprisingly kinda - meh. The oud is actually the strongest note on me. It's a nice oud, well-behaved and woody. It gives me sort of a genteel cedar vibe. The patch is present, but actually a little low key for my tastes. Sadly, I'm not getting a drop of honey. This reminds me a LOT of Entertaining the Heian Court Maiden. Similar notes, and a similar, unexpected chemistry fail. Ah well. Smooth, woody oud and patch.
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    Woman as Dragon

    Ooooooo... this one is right in my wheelhouse. Sultry, thick, resinous and woody red musk. The oil is dark and syrupy. The ginger and clove at a nice fiery bite in the opening, and the red musk has almost a fruity quality - like rich port. The Amber becomes more obvious as this dries down and calms a bit, and the woods and patchouli just add a dark luxurious backdrop. This is a lot, and very sexy. I am here for it. I might have to get a bottle even though I already have way too many of these kinds of fragrances. If you like the lab's "bloody" fragrances, ala Bloodlust, The Deluge of Blood, and Marianne, this is one to try.
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    Al Azif

    So I absolutely love fragrances that smell like incense. Unfortunately, this one doesn't do that for me. Nor do I get any maple syrup vibes, as others have mentioned. Something in this reminds me of Oblivion, and I suspect there might be dark musk in this, and/or myrrh, because I'm a bit nose blind to those two fragrances. I can detect them more as a presence or feel in the perfume, a sort of emptiness, versus an actual smell. It's very weird, and I don't get it. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ Someone mentioned almond. I could see that maybe, but I'm also thinking that could be myrrh, lending sort of a golden sweetness. There might well be some amber. This is very subdued and raspy and texture. It smells sandy, vacant, dry - it almost has a parchment vibe. It's a skin scent on me. I poured half an imp on myself and still only smell it when my nose is directly on my skin. So, not enough punch to be something I need more of. I wish I was getting the maple and incense so many others are, because, far from sinister, that sounds heavenly.
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    If your top 5 scents are... Then try these!

    @crimson_vampireOoo.. I'd love to know how you liked Mme. Moriarty. And yes, I was eyeing Sugar Plum Snake Oil pretty hard, but resisted because of the Bordello references. I like my plums darker. 😊
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    Phallus Acrobatics

    This smells like delicious berry yogurt, but the ylang ylang and lavender manage to keep it from being strait up food and give it some class. Very creamy though, with threads of honeyed sweetness coming through. I don't get obvious vanilla. I wish this was a body butter; I would slather it on shamelessly. It reminds me a little of The Small Harem with creamy blueberry added. Tasty.
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    Languishing for Love

    Super strong cherry up front with mint. It smells kind of medicinal to me. The cherry fades quickly, (It usually does on me.) leaving me with a soft, minty almond smell. It's rather subdued and more herbal than gourmand. I don't really care for this, although I usually love mint chocolate combos. I don't think my chemistry is doing it justice. Off to swaps!
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    Shirafuji Genta With a Kappa

    Without reading the notes I'm getting ginger, white musk, and maybe sake? It's got a bit of air/fresh watery feel. Huh. Looking at the notes, I guess I'm reading the Lansium domesticum as gingerish. And yay! Sake! This does smell very fresh, though it's not quite green. It's reminiscent of lighter cucumber scents, but has its own unique vibe too. I think the mint is becoming more obvious in dry down, but that might be just because I know it's a listed note now. This is really nice. Very understated, cool, and refreshing. I'd love to have more of this for summer, or maybe as a bath oil. Thanks to the lovely decanter who sent me a sniffie. ❀️
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    Ooo. Don't forget Houses at the Back - Frost Morning. It's VERY lilacy, but les green than the lilac woods. And Wisteria Blossoms is GORGEOUS. Not lilac centric, but it's in there, and very worth checking out if you like Figure on Bridge. Vigil's really pretty too, and something about the mix of beeswax makes me think lilac marshmallows. Lots of lilac lately from the lab, and I am NOT complaining.