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About roseus

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    United Kingdom


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    Solstice Lace
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    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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    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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  1. roseus

    Dragon Snugs

    In the imp this is a bold, sweet, almost juicy floral tea- though not quite sure what's giving that fruity quality. The rooibois is so true to life, a bit sweet and nutty. The honey and beeswax meld with it so beautifully, making a really rich warm scent that has earthier sweetness. The pink pepper is super floral to me in this blend, giving a vaguely rosy air to the blend.
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    The Catholic

    In the imp this smells a lot like a softer sweeter Lightning to me. Lighter on the ozone, with a good dose of sweetened citrus. Flat Sprite but make it perfume. (In a good way!) On my skin I get mostly church incense, a good dose of frankincense. This blend is soooo pretty. A bit on the sweeter side with that beautiful slightly powdery effect. I get just a tiny bit of a clean lift from the ozone and citrus behind it. It's overall pretty soft on my skin, and I think a clean enough type that it could be good for work.
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    Zorya Utrennyaya

    Sweet black coffee in the imp, has a beautiful cacao undertone. On my skin the musky ambrette really blooms and this become very perfumey coffee. It has a really nostalgic effect on me, everything becomes sepia toned. There's something so rich and elegant about this combination. Great throw on me, but in a soft way. This will be a bottle in the near future.
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    The Queen of Love

    Mmmm musky, almost heady roses. There's something a bit syrupy about it too. This is definitely a va-va-voom regal scent.
  5. roseus

    Hebrews 13:1-3

    SO sugary! Sniffing in the imp my guy said "watermelon candy" and I hate him for it because that's what I smell now too. It's a very bright sweet scent, I was expecting something darker and spicier. On my skin it's a sweet, white floral (not heady at all) with sweet, smooth tobacco underneath. If I sniff very deeply I get some dry cinnamon. So comforting, and so unexpected. I really love this.
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    Uncle Travelling Matt

    Very chocolate-y in the imp along with vanilla and juicy fruity greenness. On my skin this really smooths out to a quiet fruity chocolate scent, but it's hard to pick out the fruit notes specifically. The throw is low on me. I think I'd like this in a candle.
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    Rose Cross

    In the imp I get deep velvety rose, a bit like Peacock Queen. On my skin the rose is a bit lighter and more dusty, less of that deep fruity quality from before. The frankincense is bright and comforting. A very simple, beautiful blend. Really good throw on me, and lasts very well.
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    Peach, Peach Blossom, Apricot, Nectarines

    Not with peach in particular, but I know some fruit notes that go artificial on me tend to do a little bit better when they have good base notes like wood or patchouli to fix them so maybe you'd have better luck with Peach Chypre?
  9. roseus

    Looking for a bpal that embodies beeswax

    These two!! They both have beeswax specifically and have that deep warm honey note that The Lights of Men's Lives doesn't have (at least for me, even though it is a good wax scent).
  10. roseus

    Vibrating Motel Bed Hair Gloss

    Up front it's all that fizzy champagne note from Bon Vivant (how does Beth do it?) but this has a citrus edge that just makes it brighter and more bubbly feeling, and a nice vanilla undertone.
  11. roseus

    Heart-Shaped Hot Tub Hair Gloss

    Initial sniff is just sweet red, so sweet it turns pink. Makes me think of a ultra-feminine fluffy powder room. On it's more dynamic a light sweet red musk and wine coming out first with the heady magnolia trailing closely. Something a bit incensey might be the oudh but I can't pick it out specifically.
  12. roseus

    Magnificent Autumn

    2018 version: In the imp all sticky green sap, something about it reminds me of childhood and crisp autumn mornings and back-to-school excitement. On the skin the sticky sweet sap remains with just the most gentle breeze of dead leaves over it. There's a touch of fruity sweetness underneath. It's that autumn sunshine that warms your face while you bask in it but the coolness is creeping in all around it. Really lovely.
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    In the imp this is RED BERRY with a bit of herbal greenness and I'm transported to a 16th century kitchen for a moment. A bit nervous because sometimes berry notes go wonky with my skin chemistry. On my skin the berry actually takes a step back and I get mostly rosemary after that, and a sweet-floral I think must be the honey myrtle. It's a very soothing scent!
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    Spectral Courtesan Hair Gloss

    Sniffing in the bottle this is so different from what I expected- but in a good way. I get that raw patchouli and oakmoss up front very green and forest-y and my brain instantly went "Christmas!" but there is just something evergreen about this in the bottle. I agree with zankoku_zen that (once on) there is a lightness and it smells like a bit like a fancy aquatic cologne. I can't pick out the other notes specifically but the whole package is really beautiful. It's been forever since I smelled Elf but my brain is making an association, it's a really ethereal and elegant forest-y scent.
  15. Have you tried The Rose (GC)? It's red rose with the leaves and sap, but I find it doesn't have that chill of Rose Red that you described. Could be what you're looking for!