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    Sandalwood, almond, honey, amber, hyssop, cinnamon, myrrh, lavender and green notes.

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  1. Nepthys

    Honey, Bordeaux, and Red Roses

    Love this! It reminds me of Kali, without the chocolate. Gorgeous, warm and rich, a perfume to wear to a winter's ball. Normally I'm afraid of rose and I often find honey overpowering. But here they're all balanced perfectly. Only downside: vanished like a mystery woman in 20 minutes.
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    Cherry Blossom Vulva

    Lovely scent befitting the Lupercalia Vulva tradition! On me, the gardenia and plum slightly outweigh the cherry blossoms, and the cream and honeysuckle barely come to the fore at all. It's very delicate and feminine and I'd say more sophisticated than previous Vulva incarnations. Still debating on whether I need a back-up bottle - but this is a perfect spring scent, no doubt.
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    Honey Marzipan

    Absolutely gorgeous. The Lab's honey can be cloying or beautiful on me; this scent is sheer perfection. It reminds me a bit of Bastet, warm and golden, but more sweet instead of spicy. You might think the "marzipan" makes it a heavy pastry scent but somehow it stays light and clean.
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    Oatmeal and Apple Spice Cookies

    This didn't work for me as perfume, but worked nicely as a room scent. Applied to my skin, it smelled like an oatmeal cookie dipped in cleaning fluid. Really not good. I tried multiple times but it was always both doughy and astringent, so I gave up and burned it as a room oil.... and then it smells like oatmeal and apple.
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    Lavender and White Chocolate Madeleines

    Upon opening the bottle, I was hit with the smell of Pepperidge Farm cookies. Nice, but not what I want to smell like. Luckily, it became much more defined and the chocolate and lavender lay right on top of each other. Very cozy, but I don't feel the need for a second bottle.
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    Party Tricks Hair Gloss

    Gorgeous. Light, pink and feminine without smelling like Bath and Bodyworks spray. It doesn't last long in my hair, but it definitely freshens it up.
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    There Is No Bliss Like This

    This morphed hard. It started out very woodsy and dry, not at all what I expected. The clove, bark and patchouli made it earthy and I decided this wasn't for me.... then after about 20 minutes, the sweetness of the pink carnation and vanilla came out and it became really lovely. But I don't see myself wearing it much.
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    Here We Come A-Wassailing

    Of my 4 Yules, this was the faintest when I expected it to be one of the heaviest. It smells like a sweet leathery fig with a bit of clove - nice, but it's such a whisper of a scent that I doubt I will wear it much.This will probably be more of an atmospheric room scent, good for a winter day inside.
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    This smells exactly like described - it doesn't add up to a surprising chimera. Very much a Yankee Candle Christmas smell, which I happen to adore - perfect warm scent, heavy on cinnamon, cardamom and wine, to wear with a cozy sweater.
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    Gingerbread & Lemon Sugar

    Love gingerbread, love sugar, love lemon scents. So this should have worked much better than it did. It's not a bad scent by any means, but it does fall into "cleaning fluid" more than "gingerbread," like I'm wiping down a kitchen counter while a baking smell floats in the background. Could be my chemistry; I may end up using this as a room scent.
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    Frostbitten Alice

    Of my 4 Yule blind bottles, this is my favorite. It is everything I hoped it would be - light, chilly, feminine and pretty - without being too girly or floral. I prefer it to original Alice and rank it up there with Frostbitten Snake Oil as one of my all-time favorite BPAls. The only complaint: it vanishes rather quickly. I know some people worry that the Frostbittens erase the original scent but here it's perfectly balanced. Beautiful winter scent, especially if you get tired of all the heavy perfumes, baking smells and scented candles that can make wintertime a bit much. This keeps it light and fresh.
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    The Shadowed Veil

    Really beautiful. Smells exactly as expected - the leather, bourbon patchouli, and pumpkin being the most prominent. Kind of smells like Samhain and Perversion had a baby, then covered it in dry autumn leaves on a cold, smoky night. The only drawback - it faded a bit quickly. But definitely still worth it.
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    Hypnotize Me

    I got this because I love lavender and I love mugwort. Wasn't sure how they'd go together but I figured it would be something I could live with. Then it arrived and I unbottled it to smell something pretty rank. I applied anyhow - and to my shock, this turned into something gorgeous! I don't ever recall such a dramatic swing with any previous BPAL. It smells light and feminine and very unique - neither floral nor herbal but something right in between. Love this so much.
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    All Head, All Spine, All Limb, All Loin

    Adore this. The perfect offset to Snake Oil, which I find overpowering after a while. The amber is quite faint, the sandalwood is just a bit stronger, but mostly it's like a fresher, more balanced Snake Oil leather. Really nice and perfect for spring.
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    Snakes in the Lemon Tree

    I was really looking forward to this, but the vetiver drowns everything else out. There's no lemon and barely any Snake Oil. If I layer it with pure Snake Oil, it's just sort of woody Snake Oil. Not bad, just not what I was hoping for.