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roseus

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About roseus

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  • Birthday October 7

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    Edinburgh
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    United Kingdom

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  • BPAL of the Day
    Solstice Lace
  • Favorite Scents
    Generally my favorite notes are roses, coconut, milk/cream, jasmine, soft leather, black tea, lavender, tobacco, red musk, sandalwood, tuberose, amber, vanilla, white musk, oud, ambergris.Favorite BPALs: Solstice Lace, Obatala, La Prostitution..., Morocco, Diamond Star, The Waltz, Mme. Moriarty, Rose Red, Peacock Queen, Aelian's Phoenix, Grooming Scene in a Brothel, Mare Vaporum, Snake Oil, Boober, Vanilla Orchid SN, Queen Alice.

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    Female
  • Interests
    Grad student in Edinburgh transplanted from Seattle.

    Besides perfume some other things I love are baking (cooking in general), hiking, museums, libraries, beer, rainfall, reading, embroidery, and travelling.
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    Jazzed

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    Libra

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  1. roseus

    Scholars' Tower

    Man this is gorgeous. This is what I wanted Miskatonic University (Irish Coffee pushed too sweet) to smell like. Soft cedar wood with a beautiful dusty incense. Softly smoky, just a tiny bit of sweetness from the amber. Dry, and bit rough/masculine but not intensely so.
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    Mr. Ibis

    Intelligent and refined are the first words that come to mind as I sniff this in the imp. It has the papery/dusty quality of an old library, with some depth and woodiness I can't place yet. There's some clean and green elements too. I think the papery greenness must be the papyrus, it's a very lovely note. On the skin it is much fresher, and more green. I get a bit of bitterness which I think is the aloe and some waxy sweet vanilla orchid. The dark, warm notes I think must be the musk lurk in the background very softly. Gorgeous scent!
  3. roseus

    When the Frost is on the Punkin

    In the imp I get fresh pumpkin first, followed by a whiff of chilly green pine or fir. On the skin it's much snowier. Fluffy, chilly, minty snow with a bit of evergreen mixed in. As it sits a warm, spiced pumpkin glows from underneath. Absolutely stunning!
  4. roseus

    Boots

    I agree with Lucchesa, this is aggressively outdoorsy! Much more rugged than I was expecting, it has the sharpness of fresh wood chips and new leather (but luckily isn't going too chemical on me). I get bright green grass and the lavender hasn't been drowned out by the other notes either, but here isn't very soothing but rather adding the outdoorsy feel.
  5. roseus

    Frostbitten TKO

    A beautiful marriage of TKO and Snow White's fluffy snow. The snow actually tempers the sweetness of TKO a bit and just makes it fluffier and wispier with a tiny bit of coolness. So lovely.
  6. roseus

    Maiden

    I get a beautiful wispy pink rose that paired with the spicy carnation is a bit fluffy and makes me think of High-Strung Daisies a bit. But the bright, almost citrusy white tea really sets this apart, and the carnation is much spicier.
  7. roseus

    Vicomte de Valmont

    A very airy cologne. I don't get the florals very distinctly, except for some heady threads of orange blossoms now and then. I definitely get a woody, powdery sandalwood base, and the clean greenness of Spanish moss and the warm, herbal green of rosemary. These are the major components of the scent to my nose.
  8. roseus

    Elf

    Well I had a whole bottle of this eight or so years ago, so in a way this smells very nostalgic to me. It is a very soft forest scent, I get something distinctly like birch in this. The florals help make it soft and welcoming, the parma violet is quite nice and doesn't go musty candy on me as violet tends to. The base is lightly sweet because of the honeycomb and amber, these and the musk feel like streams of sunlight through the branches. The whole effect is warm, golden, and sparkling.
  9. roseus

    Cafe au Lait & a Wool Blanket

    Fresh on my skin I get cozy milky coffee and a whiff of something like almond extract- sort of amaretto-ish. Then the fluffy, cleanish wool comes in. So comforting. Vanillaish (maybe tonka?) and a bit creamy with the milk. Just a bit of roasty coffee at the edges of the scent. Like a perfect Sunday morning.
  10. roseus

    Belle Vinu

    At first this is all peach, very sweet and threatens to go peach candy on my skin for a moment. The sandalwood and rosewood quickly swoop in to ground the scent however. Don't get much of the floral on my skin, but the vanilla picks up towards the end. The rosewood and powdery sandalwood make an interesting pair with the peach, very feminine and youthful.
  11. roseus

    The Lady of Shalott

    Gorgeous airy aquatic. It's clean in a non-soapy way, very light and bright. The gardenia is very soft, not very heady. It blends with the soft sweet water blossoms (hyacinth and sweet pea like) very well. Cool and ethereal. Something about this makes me think of a very early summer morning, when the air is still cool and there is a wash of dew over everything.
  12. I think Peacock Queen's rose is quite similar to Whip's, deep red and velvety. I haven't tried Bear Prince yet but have heard a lot of love for that one!
  13. roseus

    The Poinsettia Gown

    At first this smells a lot like La Folie from the Lupers, all sweet jasmine cream. But once on the skin a soft creamy pink rose joins, and the amber really grounds the whole blend. Soft, feminine and floral, but the creaminess brings it into a wintry realm.
  14. roseus

    A World of One Color

    In the bottle I get super soft cedar and ambergris, with a bright note that smells sort of citrusy. Once on the skin I wonder if it is part of the ice musk. This is unlike any ambergris scent I have. There's a warm homey feel from the ambergris, cedar, and coconut, but the frost and ice musk are so chilling over the top! A super accurate cold wind, not minty or citrusy but purely cold. So unique and atmospheric, but very wearable
  15. roseus

    Jólabókaflóðið

    In the bottle I got black tea, a bit of something smoky that made me think of whisky (but I think now is just hearthsmoke), and a little dribble of chocolate. Very cozy. On my skin I get something like the fluffy coconut snow of Snow White for a moment, but it'll quickly settles into creamy candle wax. The smokiness and chocolate hang around it hazily, with a beautiful vanilla and leather underneath that. Still very cozy, and so comforting.
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