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About Katillac

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  • Birthday 08/15/1983


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    Trying to pretend to still be hip with current indie film makers whilst keeping a secret Tarantino love inside of me.
    I want to hate him, but I can't!


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    Le Père Fouettard Liz Inganok Jewelers Rogue Eat Me Mircalla, Countess Karnstein Slather me in red musk, metals, and leather.


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  1. Katillac

    Frostbitten Knave of Hearts

    I personally LOVE this. For basically the reasons the other reviewers were iffy on it. On me, the snow (without any floral note) really plays well with the blackcurrant. It knocks down a lot of the buttery/heavy notes of the pastry as well. It also doesn't make the rose go soapy on me (which is what I was really worried about, KoH is one of the few rose scents I can wear without smelling like those tiny seashell powder room soaps.). I don't get any of the dryer sheet smells that Windbourne got, but I can easily see how it might go that way for some skin chemistries. KoH is one of my favorites, but there are times where it's a bit heavier than what I want. This is a perfect lighter/colder/sister scent.
  2. Katillac

    Sweet Potato Musk

    2019 review- Love this. The oat note makes it a super comforting blend (like one of those smells you have that is a hug to your nose). Also not overly sweet (love foodie notes, but hate when they come with extra sugar as the sugar notes smell plastic on me. No plastic here). Lots of spice, but I haven't experienced any reactions/warmness at all (YMMV). I love that there is something that is heavy cardamom/clove instead of just CINNAMON (I don't have anything against cinnamon, I just amp it to where I smell like a Yankee Candle). Lovely throw. I thought it smelled sexy, and my husband said "I mean, you smell good...really good, but stop making me smell it so I don't go eat the rest of the pumpkin pie you made!".
  3. Katillac

    Generation Spooky

    Totally agree that this is a perfect oudh gateway sniff. I found it to be youthful smelling, but not in the sense that you're wearing a perfume meant for a teen. But, it would also be really rad for certain teens. On me, the sugar when wet was almost cloying, but after about 5 minutes it settles down into a nice sugar dusting. It's not overpowering; it basically acts like a nicely torched crème brulee shell on me, and sweetens up the oudh. The blackcurrant is gorgeous, and I also agree with the "jammy" vibe of it. I'm really glad I picked up a bottle, and might go back for another.
  4. Katillac

    Blood Squib Snake Oil

    agree with others about this being VERY cherry forward. Its a nice cherry, and doesn't do the cough syrup thing on me but right now I can only *barely* get Snake Oil peeking through at the very end (4ish hours). I think it will age beautifully, though, so im happy I got a bottle.
  5. Katillac

    Popcorn Ball Snake Oil

    This reminds me a LOT of a buttery version of Snake Can. And that's exactly what I was hoping for- salty, buttery, sweet with snake oil tying it all together. It's so good, I need to hoard.
  6. Katillac

    Maison En Pain d’Épices

    2018 version: If someone was looking for a less musky version of Flesh Eating Reindeer From Uranus, that's *exactly* what I got from this. I love FERFU, but that sticky preserved neon fruit/stale/musk section of time was not a favorite (although, when settled down it's gorgeous). I'd say that Maison en Pain d'Epices is like a "nicer" FERFU; maybe not flesh eating, or from outer space, but still delicious. Not overly "foodie" on me, but it does amp sugar around the 3-6 hour mark, which isn't unpleasant/overpowering, but it does seem to go more towards a traditional perfume.
  7. Katillac

    Gingerbread and More Ginger

    This reminds me of making fresh gingerbread dough, kneading it out, and then eating the sticky bits off the fingers. It's just pure unadulterated gingerbread and that's what I was hoping for, since I bought it for scent memory purposes. It smells identical to the gingerbread, with fresh ginger, and candied ginger dough me and my grandma would bake every Christmas.
  8. Katillac

    Black and Red Candy Canes

    I also swear that there is a whiff of mint! Wet-1 hour, I can smell everything, and it's glorious. Anise heavy (which I love), clove and opium in the background, and then (moving my arm away from my face) it's just a warmer red musk. I amp red musk (which is okay by me, because I love red musk), but yeah, this just turns into a *slightly* different red musk on me. Which is good for my wallet because that first hour had me wanting to buy multiples to last me forever. For sure going to keep my bottle (and if you amp red musk like I do, it's different enough to be worth a bottle purchase). Love it, but not going to go all Smaug over it.
  9. Katillac

    Blood Popsicle

    Somehow this turned into a jasmine blend on me. A super cool jasmine blend, though. The cold/frozen notes that the lab uses always read floral on me, and this was no exception. It's almost too heady when first applied, but after 5 minutes it's just this glorious jasmine/fruit/copper twang. So glad i picked up two bottles. This is the only "floral" i like.
  10. Katillac

    Womb Furie

    me and Snake Oil are bros. Me and honey notes from BPAL are bros. Me and Womb Furie??? ​I smell like ear wax. ​Exactly like ear wax. With a high throw. All ear wax all the time. ​This is not to insult the blend, because in the bottle it smells *so* nice. On me? Ear Wax. ​I mean Gore Shock smelled awesome on me, so it was about time that a fave would smell horrible on me, but i really didnt want it to be Womb Furie. ​ETA: this was after my yearly testing of my 2010 WF. ​One year it's gonna be different, I just know it.
  11. Katillac

    Aunt Caroline's Joy Mojo

    Our complete sewer line backed up just in time for hurricane Irma. I also got a hand stuck in an augger and am pretty fucking lucky to not be degloved since the outter coil caught on my wedding band. ​We have a plumbing company coming out today (while i'm at home alone and don't really like the outside world), so i put this on... ​And i feel okay. It's a really comforting sweet/candyish smell, but really close to the skin. Honestly, it could smell like actual feces and i wouldnt care because it is indeed calming me down.
  12. Katillac

    Lab Rat

    This does not smell anything like my current Imp box, but man does it smell like my box back in '09 when i discovered i loved metallics and metallics loved me. ​I do get some herbs/spice, but mostly on me it's a creamy steel. Like if Ignanok Jewelers was an ice cream flavor. With maybe some cinnamon flakes on top. ​Looking at the other reviews, this is obviously a scent really controlled by skin chemistry from person to person. ​I'm really happy i went ahead and bought 2 bottles, because it's just so much fun. I'm excited to see how it changes with me. ​Smelling it really does make me smile because it brings me back to a really fun time in my life. ETA: After trying it again today (since a forum member suggested I wait a few months to let things settle), the crazy did not slow down. Wet it smelled like fried chicken (I wish I could make a fancier description, but I literally smelled like delicious fried chicken to the point where I got hungry). Thankfully for about 3 seconds, though. Then it went SUPER mint (to the point where my wrists were cold) and then relaxed into a leather/floral/cake scent. Sadly, it had a low throw when it got to that point. ​I just now realized I didn't roll my oil before applying it, so that might have been the cause of the mint surge. ​I still love it because yes, I do want to smell like a leather flower cake. ​This is still one of my favorites! I'm glad I got two bottles because I really want to see what this smells like in 5 ish years.
  13. Katillac

    Snake Can

    I absolutely love this. So much. Like maybe i can sell a kidney to be able to hoard it "love". ​On me, I do get aquatics, but it's not overly so. ​My notes were: "More relaxed cousin of Malignant Dreams of Cthulhu in Love" ​On me, it's a really good mix of everything with nothing being overpowering. The salt also calms down the foodie smell so it gets "light" smelling (not that the throw isn't strong. It is, it's just not cloying). Also, depending on my cycle, Snake Oil can have that playdough scent...no playdough here, which makes me super happy. ​I wasn't expecting to have found a favorite spring scent, but this is as close to "me...in spring!" that has ever been bottled. ​Really good throw and wear length (I tested a bit on the back on my palm and could smell it strongly for around 5 hours. Probably lasted 8 in total with the remaining 3 being two hours of medium throw and one hour at close to skin).
  14. Katillac

    The Knave of Hearts

    I actually hated this the first time i put it on. All i could smell was super red roses and butter. Like an old lady holding a jar of melting butter. ​But I wanted to try it again. [2nd and 3rd were 1 month apart, same weeks so my cycle didn't make it go crazy] 2nd time I still had the red roses and butter, but there was a sweetness coming in. ​3rd time...sweet Christmas, this is niiice. Not too foody, not too buttery, not too floral..it basically morphed into the perfect "what are you wearing?" smell on me. ​ ​It's just so hard for me to pin down. It still doesn't smell like rose on me, and not like tarts (so I can't say "oh it's a buttery rose water berry tart smell"). It's for sure sweet on me, though. ​So for those who are iffy about roses, or berries, or buttery tarts...get an imp of this, it might surprise you over time like it did me.
  15. *crack* This is my favorite leather scent hands down. I just put in an order for 4 more bottles because i can't let it get away from me. It smells *exactly* like a crop (or a really well made cat o' 9 tails). While smelling it on me i looked at my husband and went "YOU CAN SMELL THE KNOTS!". If you love leather, you need this. It could also blend well with vanilla heavy/foodie blends. I wore it with "eat me" and i wanted to violate my own personal space.