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About roseus

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  • Birthday October 7


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    United Kingdom


  • 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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    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

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  6. 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!
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    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.
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    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
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    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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    Beautiful bright green that dries down to more of a saffron-sandalwood incense. Fresh, but calm and focused.
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    In Dubiis Libertas

    Gorgeous golden vanilla amber base with a cool blue-green shimmer of cypress.
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    In Omnibus Caritas

    Initially, sweet but not cloying fluffy vanilla mallow. The honey turns this gently golden. It's grounded by the sandalwood, and luckily the orris doesn't go funny on me as it tends to. A wispy, happy scent.
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    In Necessarias Unitas

    Absolutely gorgeous woody resins. This smells incredibly expensive. Woody, warm, and airy with a sweet-ish, clean-ish aspect that must be the honey and oakmoss. Welcoming, refined, and relaxing.
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    Songs of Autumn III

    A lot less dry and smoky than I anticipated, though that is definitely still an aspect. It's a very dry, desert herbal sage and smoky cinder with brushy bits I can't identity. And then the cactus nectar which lends tiny bit of floral sweetness that is just gorgeous.
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    Black Coffee & Old Books

    From afar I get a dead-on old books smell, papery and musty with a bit of leather and some bitter black coffee. Up close I get a slightly chemical smell, like binding glue but I think might be the chemical bite I often get from black leather. As it dries this aspect fades and I get more roasty black coffee. So cozy and makes me think of being holed up in a bookshop.