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  • Birthday 01/30/1967


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    Bengal, Bilquis, Entertaining the Heian Court Maiden, French Love, Goblin, Morocco, Osun, Paper Phoenix, Reapers Gonna Reap, St. Clare, Sugar Skull, Tamora, The Place Wherein Love Grew, Volcano in Springtime, Wolf's Heart, Wulric. I love sandalwood, rose, vanilla, black musk, skin musk, amber, tobacco, honey, cinnamon, & frankincense.

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  1. Teamama

    Southern Yellow Bat Hair Gloss

    This is my fave warm, non-armpitty Patchouli, sweetened up with almonds & amber. I don't get a lot of pumpkin. The almonds dominate at first, but after about 20 minutes it mellows into a sweet, smooth patchouli with the other notes as background.
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    Fortuna Dubia

    Honey, amber, & resin-y herbs. It reminds me of balsam leaves. I'm at the end of my decant, regretting I didn't buy a bottle.
  3. Teamama

    Muddy Armadillo

    If you love Wulric the Wolfman, you'll love Armadillo. More rough-and-ready, with an outdoorsy vibe. The unlisted earthy notes include a bitter, grassy one that really makes this special. Cacao & wood for sure. I suspect this will be better on Teapapa than me, but I really like it. Possible bottle.
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    Sunrise in Winter

    In the decant: Ti leads, with a bitter bite. Amber & chamomile, but no oud. Wet: I accidentally slathered a bit. Clear oil. On my skin, a chaotic swirl of amber & green & oud. The ti leaf backs off immediately. The blend is almost aquatic for a second. Dry: A subtle & smooth amber-herbal, like I had hoped. The oud is the resin-y, sweet kind, & it harmonizes beautifully with the vetiver. Low throw.
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    Endless Corridors

    Magnificent! Beeswax with just a hint of smoke. The vetiver is subtle, similar to the "sweet vetiver" note in Two Sheep & Two Goats Resting Together In A Field. I need a bottle.
  6. Teamama

    Wisdom, Justice, Moderation

    Delightful! I might need a backup bottle before this comes down. I'm a Pacific Nortwesterner, & unfamiliar with yellow jasmine. Turns out Gelsemium sempervirens (thank you, Wikipedia,) is not related to jasmine at all (take note, jasmine-haters!) Its scent is supposed to be reminiscent of honeysuckle, which makes sense, as there's nothing indolic going on in this blend. In the bottle & freshly applied: sweet fresh peaches & dry cedar, with a hint of greenery & flowers. No honey. Drydown: Faint cedar, sweet peaches, a light, floaty floral, & sunshiney amber (sweetgum?) The honey stays hidden on my skin & in a locket.
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    New review for my 2nd bottle. Wet, Rakshasa comes on very strong. Rose & Patchouli dominate, with a hint of citrus & spice. Once it dries, the Sandalwood, emerges. Rose & Patch are smoothly blended, with dry patchouli as the main note. The throw srays close to the skin. It's lightly spicy, & a little sweet. I really love putting Rakshasa in my hair, & in a scent locket.
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    Birdsong at Twilight Hair Gloss

    I agree with @Lucchesa that Birdsong has an incense vibe. The blossoms are pretty subdued. On me, this is an amber/patchouli/tobacco blend, which makes me really happy!
  9. Teamama

    Sugar Skulls in the Pumpkin Patch

    I kick myself for not buying a bottle. On me, this is Sugar Skull, with the candied fruit dialed up to 11. I will be a sad puppy when my decant is gone.
  10. Teamama

    #2 Pencil

    Wet, I'm getting sweet apple flesh with a hint of jasmine & apple peel. I hope the cedar & honey will emerge as it dries. Dry: 8 hours later, both on my skin & in a locket, #2 Pencil is sweet apple flesh, with a light hint of flowers. If I huff, I imagine I can smell cedar, but I may be trying too hard. I'm glad I got a decant. I'll definitely re-test. Right now, I don't think I need a bottle.
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    I got Isychia for Teadaughter, but she strongly dislikes the scent, so it's mine now. Scent: When it's wet, it's a sharp, herby floral. It's a little soapy. Dries down to a mild, skin scent, reminiscent of a floral soap. Purpose: The way this blend smells to me is lavender-adjacent, which gives me a nudge toward relaxation. The scent makes me aware that I want protection and anti-anxiety, which is a very strong nudge toward mindfulness and self-care. Overall, I'm finding Isychia a good addition to the 2020 self-care bag of tricks. I'm dabbing a smidgin on my mask before my public transit commute, and my work mask.
  12. Teamama

    scents for teen boy

    My son (19,) prefers sweet/boozy blends like Grog & Lick It With Consent over the spicy/woody blends his dad wears. If you want a variety of rum/spice/wood blends, including Grog, check out the Imp Pack: Pirate Perfume Oil.
  13. Teamama

    Scarecrow Turned Philosopher

    And maybe a little labdanum?
  14. Teamama

    Baruch's Phoenix

    Forum purchase. On application, Teapapa said it was wood with chocolate. I noticed the figs & dates, too. I can't detect the bitter almond, surprisingly. Dry & in a locket, the atlas cedar & white sandalwood are the dominant notes. The sweet orange & benzoin were a little unruly on my skin yesterday, right out of the mailbox, but today they're well melded into the whole. I like it a lot.
  15. Teamama

    Nova Nail Polish

    A soft linear holographic top coat filled with holo microflake and iridescent shifting flake in two different color ways. It can be worn as a topper for any of the other Shards, or alone in 3-4 coats. What, no reviews yet? Nova is excellent. The holo glitter & flake are gorgeous, producing an opal effect that is stunning. Teadaughter got full coverage with 3 coats. I just applied 1 coat over a pink creme, & it totally changed the look from a lavender-tinted pink go a silvery pink opal. This is a stunner, everybody, buy Nova now!