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    The Poem Cloud Hair Gloss

    I also get the similarity with Smut here, without the booze, and also Womb Furie, so that's probably the honey coming though. I love this one and will wear it often. It's absolutely gorgeous, and, as someone else said, goes with so many of my perfumes, since I'm a huge red musk fan. Mmmm... <3
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    The Love Swing Hair Gloss

    I also get Antikythera Mechanism from this one, which is sad since I couldn't wear it. I will give it time and see what happens, but I was disappointed.
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    Sentimental Initiation

    This is a spicy blend on me and I was thinking ginger there for a second but it’s probably the clove/myrrh/patchouli combo. The clove is bitter and there is nothing sweet about this at all, actually if I have to compare it to anything, SUNBIRD comes to mind. I do get a little citrus though, and the musks are coming through loud and clear but not too much. It’s a stayer though, after 24 hours it’s still detectable on my wrist, definitely a cousin of SUNBIRD now only sweeter.
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    Wow, this is fruity! I get mango, but a perfectly acceptable mango, kept in check by some greenery I just assume is the tomato leaf. And it works very well. After it dries a little I get red musk when I put my nose close to my skin. I bought this unsniffed from the lab as my only luper and it was a good choice. After a couple of hours it's so gorgeous it's almost a little painful. In the very best sense of the word of course.
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    It went on pretty strong and the champaca is probably to blame here, I know I have been shying away from it in the past but then it's been coupled with jasmine which is an absolute no no for me. But there is absolutely no jasmine here, and when this one mellows, it mellows good, and there is a soft (in a good way), slightly sweet and very complex blend sitting there on my wrist. It's been an hour or so and I now have a Snake Oli/ Snake Charmer/ Boomslang vibe going on. Gorgeous!! If I had the money I would get a back up!
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    Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse

    Wow! Pine, amber, rose peppercorn rush up from my skin and my eyes water a little, but at the same time this is both bright and gentle. Blackberry, yes, over there, but no ylang ylang and that's okay. That was one of my worries. Two mins in and it's calming. Calming a lot actually. I'm not used to the red musk calming down this much and being this light. It's more amber-y than musk-y on my skin after a while. It works though. And it's not like the red musk is gone, I just have to snuggle my own skin a little to get to it. Gorgeous scent! I love it!
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    The Hag

    Dark and spicy, this one is bottle worthy. It's got it's very own brand of rummy spice. Usually bay leaves and black musk will have me running but not here. Love the hag!!
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    Wet and in the bottle I'm thinking HARVEST MOON but on my skin it has an extra something i'm not sure how to describe. It's good though. Very october, very autumn and no kidding with the leaves.
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    It's sweet and smooth and I get the honey and the red musk. I'm looking for the sharp edge that has ruined a lot of red musk blends for me lately but I can't find it. This is very smooth, with maybe a tiny touch of citrus, in a fire phoenix kind of way but not at all with the same force. The sharp cedar I got from the first test I did straight from the mailbox is gone now. I have to work to locate the leather but the clove is dancing a fiery tango with the cedar in the back. After drydown and for the rest of the day this is pure vanilla honey and red musk. It seems to last forever and it's absolutely gorgeous. edited because of some strange formatting that took away the space between some of my words
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    Egg Moon

    Spicy in the bottle, and on my skin the frankincense comes out to join the party. It goes a little sour on me and I blame the frankincense but it's early days so let's see what happens. It's a very dry scent though, no sweetness at all even if the description says sweet cane. When it starts to dry down the sour (that touched on jasmine sour/sharp for a second) goes away and it's cinnamon now. It's a very faint and I have to put my nose close to my wrist to notice it after just half an hour. I'll age it a bit and see what happens, hoping the frankincense will mellow a bit.
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    The Zadok Allen Vineyard

    This is nothing short of amazing. I get a hint of vetiver at first and then it morphs into a deep dark red wine with a serious but gorgeous twist. Oh man bottle here.
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    Womb Furie

    honey is usually not one of my favorite notes on my skin but this combination is amazing. it instantly became a permanent member of my top ten list, and I know I have to get a back up bottle if it's the last thing I do.
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    Countess Willie

    Hm. I get no chocolate. Her first impression is strange and makes me think about vegetables like celery or something like that. It didn't take her long to melt into my skin in heavenly fruity red musk though. Mm Gorgeous is your name, countess.
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    Now Winter Nights Enlarge

    I was a little scared of the ylang ylang but luckily I had no reason to. At some point it reminds me a little of Bien Loin D'ici but it's smoother. This is caramel but with a serious twist. Oh yes. Yes yes.
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    Diable en Boîte

    It smells suspicious in the bottle and I'm a little suspicious at this point, but once it hits the skin it's buttery and smooth red musk just the way I like it. When it dries it's a little like a masculine Pôthôn Mêtêr on me. Powerful and maybe a little screamy but definitely gorgeous. No scratch the screamy part. It's just downright gorgeous.
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    What do bottles and labels look like?

    I have two cents also: I think the old label fits the cobalt bottles very well, but the new one is much better on the amber bottles. I think the lab made a wise decision.
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    Sharp at first and I'm thinking eucalyptus, but realize it's probably cedar. It goes through a couple of rapid changes, I get spices and woods. Sandalwood and cedar are at the foreground for a little while and cinnamon comes out to play. And then it settles in a warm, smooth, mouth-watering and spicy red musk. I love love love love.
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    Fruity and red-musky all the way with a whiff of orange flower. I don't get melon but i'm thinking it blends into the pomegranate and is a part of the fruit feel. Man this is gorgeous. It's regal and not too heavy. I love her!
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    Semiramis Bath Oil

    Ah! this is exactly like I hoped it would be. I put it on in the shower and red musk comes through with the cherry in a way that reminds me a little of BLACK PHOENIX only a much more quiet version. Mm gorgeous!
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    What do bottles and labels look like?

    oh wow, they're gorgeous!
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    Velvet Tiger

    Oh yeah, spicy orange. In the very beginning more smoky orange though, because vetiver is strong in this one at first sight. It doesn't take long for it to simmer down and let other notes through though, and orange sweetens up and shows a spicy face with a touch of licorice but only a touch. It doesn't lose the smokiness though, I can smell the vetiver even after drydown, which is not all that common on my skin, it usually dies down after a while and gives room for eventual sweetness. Here it still does that but it stays around at the same time. It's good and yeah it's feline and a little dark. I like. Much.
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    Velvet Panther

    She keeps close to the skin, slinking through the dark almost undetected, but if you listen closely you can hear her purring, dark and low. She is not sweet at all until you get to know her and then she emits a dark musky sweetness, very feline. It's more than possible I need a backup of this one. She's breath-taking but not in an obvious way.
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    Invasion of the Flesh-Eating Reindeer from Uranus

    It's very like BUTTER RUM COOKIES when it goes on, with the rum and the ginger. After a couple of minutes the spice is gone and i'm left in a haze of smoke. I totally get the rampage of the flesh-eating raindeer though lol. Yay for the art! And it's not bad. I think i'll do a roller bottle on this one but no bottle. After all i'm not that into food scents.
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    Pothôn Mêtêr

    What? No spices but pepper? And here I was thinking nutmeg and cardamom and cinnamon and all sorts of things. It must be the pink pepper. I am getting the rose though, after I dries down a little, but it's a spicy rose and not a clean one. Maybe, just maybe caramel waay back there as a burnt sugar kind of smell and I can't identify cognac. The berries are really red and really ripe and makes this sweet and almost candy-ish but not quite. When it's completely dry it reminds me of BAGHDAD, but it's more complex than that. It's really really gorgeous. edited because it changed completely character after a few hours. i will wear it often...
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    Death Adder

    Vetiver at first as always when it's involved but not as sharp and not for as long as usually either. I don't mind vetiver anymore, actually i'm growing to love it more with every application on my skin. In this one it gives way to snake oil with a serious twist. It's absolutely gorgeous, a darker approach to snake oil. It's a new fave already. Yes my fave room a crowded room by now but this one is a given. It's also the dark side of SNAKE CHARMER and the light side of SCHWARZER MOND (both RES versions though because I never got my hands on an original). We could be looking at a back up before CD goes down. Man this is wonderful stuff.