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About Teamama

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    Red Hot Mama
  • Birthday 01/30/1967


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    Pacific Northwest
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    ALWAYS wearing HG.
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    And Though They Are With You Yet They Belong Not To You, Bengal, Entertaining the Heian Court Maiden, Goblin, Morocco, Paper Phoenix, Tamora. I love sandalwood, rose, vanilla, cedar, peach, black musk, skin musk, & honey.

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  1. Teamama

    Pumpkin Gingerbread Creme Brulee Pie

    Flawless spiced very very sweet gourmand. Not a lot of pumpkin on me. This is everything I love about Silk Road Resurrected turned into a foodie fragrance. I need a bottle.
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    Leviticus 27:19

    Forum purchase. At first, my skin set a new land speed record for gobbling up a blend with Leviticus. I slathered, but barely got an impression. Turns out that I need to double the amount of my usual slather on moisturized skin to get a good wear length. At first, it's faint & dry, almost dusty. Benzoin, a hint of cedar, a memory of agarwood, & an empty coffee cup on the counter that someone spilled a few grains of ground nutmeg in. On dry down, the coffee emerges, mixing with sweet, warm benzoin dust & a hint of spice. I like it. I could easily wear up the full bottle in 2 weeks, lol! I think may try layering this alongside a harmonizing blend, like Beeswax, Cedarwood & Bourbon Vanilla, or Silk Road Resurrected.
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    Matthew 25:34-36

    Bottle from a Forum purchase after I used up my original decant. BPAL spikenard is a note that I cannot resist. I love resins, & Tzadikim Nistarim is one of my GC favorites. Matthew 25:34-36 is a quiet blend, with low throw on me. It's labdanum forward on my skin, with a delicate olibanum woven together with the spikenard. The other notes are subtle. Enjoyable. Glad I scored this bottle.
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    Sugared Peaches and Blackberry Wine

    Decant. Ooo! It's lovely in the decant. The peach note is especially delicate & full of juicy peach realness. Alas, everything delicate & subtle in this blend went away when it came in contact with my skin. I knew this was a risk when I ordered a decant, because my skin frequently turns BPAL's subtle fruit blends into "generic fruit candy" in a short period of time. I do better with the dried fruit notes. It's doing well in my locket, so I'll enjoy it that way.
  5. I used the last of this imp today, & I sure wish I could buy a bottle. The balance between the cinnamon & apple notes is perfection on my skin. The sweet potato is a mellow base note, & the pastry stayed in the background (yay!) My favorite Black Friday blend.
  6. I got this straight from the Lab, but didn't test it until now. Fried ice cream made me imagine fairground vibes, but this is actually a delicate & subtle gourmand blend. On me, this is a coconut/cinnamon/cream soda combo, with only a breath of coffee & pastry. My skin tends to amp cumin, so I'm happy it isn't showing up for me. An unexpectedly fancy & delicate fragrance
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    Forum purchase. Thirteen-year-old Slaugh is a morpher on me. Freshly applied, it seems to be a licorice/tea ancestor of Levitating Phallic God, with sassafras + champa doing a credible imitation of licorice. A little later, the tonka slides in & smoothes all the edges off, leaving a subtle, close to the skin blend without a dominant note. Black tea, champa, sassafras & tonka combine into a warm, slightly bittersweet herbal blend. I think this would be gorgeous on Teapapa, although he hasn't been wearing much fragrance this summer.
  8. Teamama

    Ordering Imps

    I got almost all of my GC imps wishes met here through Forum sales. A lot of folks list their surplus imps & decants there at a discount .
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    Snooty Bat

    Today I learned that my skin amps the Lab's black leather note, & hangs on to it like no other scent I've encountered. I applied a wee dab of my decant, & within seconds of the leather note warming on my skin, it was practically the only thing I could smell. Kinda like being stuffed into the inside pocket of a leather jacket. I'm pretty sure SB also contains a lovable patch, plus spice & incense, but I couldn't tell you what the balance was like. My skin took this blend to the boot aisle of Ranch & Home, to try on some new Ariat ropers. I eventually got leather fatigue. I washed my arm, to very little effect. Snooty Bat is a trip.
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    Gloom Meeting

    Vetiver & Oakmoss, sitting in a Sandalwood tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g! Sweet plants, smelling good together. This is a greener blend than my usual preferences, but dry enough to work for me. The fragrance is strong when first applied, & dries down to a medium throw. I tend to reach for my bottle when it's sunny.
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    The Morning Star Among the Living

    Fig in disguise! For the first couple of hours, this was a mash-up of Baghdad Resurrected + Romans 13:8 on me! Minus Romans' almonds. So much complexity! Dried down, trickster fig has (mostly) become itself, but also not. It isn't fresh fig. It isn't dried fig. Maybe it's archetypal fig? Oh yeah: there's some saffron. Anyway I'm enjoying it, & might need a bottle.
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    Pearl Necklace

    I am a sucker for raw honey & vanilla, so I was super excited for Pearl Necklace. In the decant & when freshly applied, the pear was definitely in the forefront, with some musk & vanilla. The pear seems fresh & juicy--I didn't notice a cream aspect to it. Even huffing, I couldn't identify the orris or the honey in the blend. On my skin, it's dried down to a pleasant, sweet vanilla. The pear has super longevity in my scent locket, still the most noticeable note 8 hours later. I like it, but it isn't calling out for me to buy a full bottle.
  13. Teamama

    Tie Me

    I ❤️🍍. In the decant & wet on my skin, it's fresh pineapple plus Jolly Rancher pineapple candy. No hemp detected. This is a hoot! Dries down to a soft, amber/cream-ish pineapple skin scent. I like it. Will test again to see if I need a bottle.
  14. Lots of good notes. I was hoping for peach blossom'd labdanum, & will hang on to my decant in the hope that age will get me there. I'll also try it in a locket. Testing the decant today, my skin grabbed on to something bitter in this blend, & wouldn't let it go. The white plum flowers & white amber are notes I don't have a track record with, so they could be the culprits.
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    The Hour of the Body

    I learned something new: I apparently amp rooibus the same way I amp red musk. I could smell most of the notes at first when freshly applied. However, in what seemed like less than 5 minutes, all I could smell was the rooibus. Big surprise! I re-read the scent description & re-sniffed the decant, to make sure I wasn't reviewing the wrong blend. I like rooibus, but won't need a bottle of this.