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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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    Seattle transplant in Edinburgh.

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


    Imp: sweetness and bitterness. Mostly orange and vanilla and plumeria. Wet: more about orange and plumeria. Distinct incense. Smoky and ashy in a really unique way. Dry: The notes, besides that beautiful smoke, are very indistinct now. It's a very sweet smoke, with a humid floral undertone. So unique and beautiful.
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    The Robotic Scarab

    In the imp: clean, glinting metal. A lightly chemical edge. There's something mineraly-aquatic about it. Wet: the same but more cologne-y. I definitely get the star anise now, but not too liquoricey. I get some frankincense, which is bringing some warmth and keeping this from pulling too fresh/green/aquatic. Dry: Spices and metal. Much more pleasant than that sounds. Golden rather than silver, there's a gently whirring life to it.
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    I was shocked I hadn't reviewed this, it smells so familiar I must have tested before. In the imp: a blast of warm cedar, with a bit of a camphorus edge. Wet: deep warm frankincense, sweet powdery sandalwood, and cedar, but quieter and smoother. Still a bit of an almost medicinal edge (probably the High John and/or galangal?) Dry: I think this is just so familiar because of that magical frankincense, cedar, and sandalwood combo. Once dry those are the main elements on me. Sweet, softly woody and powdery (in a good way), and warm. So comforting.
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    In the imp: super sweet, syrupy strawberry with some florals I can't identify at the edges. Wet: Strawberry syrup and bubblegum Dry: strawberry bubblegum with a bit of spicy carnation
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    Vampire Tears

    In the imp: bright, bitter grapefruit, ginger, and honeysuckle. Very fresh. Wet: more jasmine over the grapefruit and ginger. It adds a sultry depth to those bright, zingy notes. Dry: a deep jasmine green tea-earthy greeness with just a touch of heady jasmine floating over it. There is a light edge of ginger and grapefruit around it now, adding just a touch of bitter zing.
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    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!
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.