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  1. roseus

    Honey and White Carnation Bath Oil

    Such a fantastic rich honey! The carnation is really spicy in this one, and balances the sweetness very nicely.
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    Sacred Talisman Bath Oil

    I too am getting a bit of a honey floral incense vibe, but not burning incense more that sweet, sort of powdery smell of the stick. The wildflower honey is rich and sweet and exactly what I hoped for. We have a lot of broomflower here (gorse) and I'm getting that sweet-coconutty floral scent. It mixes well with the gardenia, and the scent doesn't go too tropical or heady. Iris/orris doesn't generally do well on my skin, but here it is just a soft powdery (in a nice way) touch.
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    Lady Una

    Ooof I love this! The honey musk is gorgeous, rich and creamy in the way beeswax is and not overly sweet. The green tea is fabulous, a lot green teas in perfume are bright and citrus-y, which is great at times but sometimes I crave the deeper, warmer true-to-life scent. This is much more the latter. Maybe the blackberry leaf helps it out? There is a light sweet almost softly floral scent in the background, mysterious and hard to place. Very fae.
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    Unicorn Junk

    Very cozy, warm pillowy marshmallow coconut scent. Not too sweet or tropical. I get just a tiny bit of cedar and creamy lilac at the end. Dreamy scent.
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    Fresh this is very sweet, clean, and watery, smells a bit like the plumeria in Dirty. As it dries it becomes more about the water, darker and the slightest bit salty. Lots of grassy greens notes with a refreshing bitterness. Gets a bit intense for a moment, almost soapy. As it settles further it lightens up a bit, gets breezier with some light springy florals.
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    Le Coucher de la Mariee Hair Gloss

    The vanilla is so billowy and gorgeous, reminds me a bit of the one in the recent Antique Lace. I don't get impressions of smoke but I do get a bit a freshness from moss, and I want to say I get a bit of soft sandalwood and ab bit of bergamont? There is certainly something deep and sophisticated beneath the vanilla, which is like PrinceofcatS said - a veil overtop it all. Had a good, but gentle throw on me all day.
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    Mitral Valve

    The first note that hits me is the lavender, it is dry, airy and herbal like the one in Waiting. The blue musk is fresh, clean like just after rainfall.I think the juniper is contributing to the fresh herbal scent but I can't pin it. The hops creeps in more, green and herbal and just a touch bitter. The spicy carnation and sweet benzoin become more prominent as it dries. Dry everything is really well blended. A soothing, airy herbal scent.
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    Tale of the Brushwood Fence Atmosphere Spray

    This is the grassy springtime atmo I've always wanted! This smells like a sunlight meadow, the grass and clover being the primary scents, with the bamboo being a really fresh, sort juicy green. Spraying this around my home is instant springtime cheer.
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    Basket of Abalone

    Oooh sharp and bright citrus (grapefruit most apparent to me) but not too sour, with the rosy kick of pepper. The salty seafoam and ambergris is a really interesting counterpart. It's like smelling the sea air while cutting up a grapefruit.
  10. In the bottle I get the ink very distinctly, dark and smooth and a bit peppery. Like a deep dark resin and the smoothest perfumiest oudh. On my skin the rose comes out, to me it smells like a dried pink rose. The moss is light, fresh. The whole effect is almost papery, but maybe my mind is thinking of the ink and is going to books. Very soft and romantic.
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    Caressing the Gilded Lily

    Something about this wet reminded me a lot of 51, and airy juicy green floral vaguely melony. Perhaps the melon blossom note is related to the honeydew note? As it dries it becomes very much about the lily and tea, very fresh. There is some brightness from the bergamot and the green fruity-floral that I think is the melon blossom wafts about.
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    Hag Grey Hair Gloss

    Ambergris accord and bleached woods with white tobacco. The ambergris is definitely front and center in this one. So if that is a love note for you, grab this.Now. This is beautifully sweet, musky, and warm. It's that nice almost salty skin scent. I do not get much of the bleached woods, and just a hint of warm tobacco. It's a dry scent, but not dusty. It is absolutely gorgeous and it has some nice throw and wear length. This is the most beautiful smelling hag imaginable.
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    Gingerbread Tobacco

    Deep warm gingerbread, brown sugary and softly spicy like the cookie rather than juicy fresh ginger. Beautiful caramelized chewy tobacco. A winning combo.
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    Odic Force

    The desire to inflict a mortal wound on the monster, Superstition, which, from a similar origin, a few centuries ago, inflicted on European society so vast an amount of misery, and by whose influence not hundreds, but thousands, of innocent persons died in tortures, on the rack and at the stake; the desire made me wish to make the experiment, if possible, of bringing a highly sensitive person, by night, to a churchyard. I thought it possible that they might see, over graves where mouldering bodies lay, something like that which Billing had seen. Eucalyptus blossom, lime rind, and white mint coalescing into a green-tinged amber glow. In the bottle this is soft and green. Sweet lime, zingy but not sour and puckering with the softest most gentle eucalyptus I have ever smelled. I normally think of eucalyptus as purely utilitarian for use in aromatherapy bath products, but I never find it pleasant or wearable (in regards to perfume). Beth has completely transformed the possibilities of this note for me. It dries down into a truly eerie green scent. Light mint (not a chilly mint) with the lime, eucalyptus, and amber all softly mingling. I cannot stress enough how gentle this blend is, despite the potential of the notes for being bright or bracing. Very soothing and relaxing, perfect for hectic winter celebrations.
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    How do YOU layer with single notes?

    When I layer with single notes Generally I am trying to enhance something already in the blend (not necessarily a specific note, could just be its fruitiness or something). For example I will use Black Pomegranate SN to Mme Moriarty to enhance the deep red fruitiness or Vanilla Orchid SN to Zorya Polunochnaya to add another layer of ethereal white floral. Another one I like is Snake Oil and Bulgarian Tobacco SN, even though I don't think there is tobacco in SO, it adds to that deep syrupy warm vibe it has. Though sometimes I layer to add a whole new element to a scent like Black Pomegranate with Haunted
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    An Encampment of Shepherds

    Normally I'm not drawn to dirt/earthy scents but the clay in here is very gentle and pretty. The rose tobacco smells like a strong dried rose with just a bit of cologne-y tobacco underneath.
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    Jupiter Nourished by the Goat Amalthea

    I got some delicious honeyed, buttery goat milk and then plastic-y bubblegum? Chemistry fail!
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    Pumpkin Tobacco

    Mmm definitely sweeter than the atmosphere spray, and with no spice. Just buttery pumpkin and chewy tobacco.
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    When I first applied I got a blast of fresh floral that I thought was hyacinth but looking at the notes must have been the citrus combining with the jasmine and lily. As it settles the headiness of the jasmine becomes more apparent, and the spiciness of the carnation and green and pollen of the lily come out. The only floral I can't find is the rose. I'm having a hard time picking out the amber and musk, but it must just be part of the perfuminess. The bergamot and tangerine are beautiful bright elements, smells like a sunny spring garden walk.
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    Sign of Sekkusu Hair Gloss

    Really rich, syrupy vanilla tobacco. I think all the resins contribute to this thick dark feeling. Cozy.
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    Three Couples Hair Gloss

    Really gorgeous softly fruity blend. The sandalwood-vanilla combo dominates and the fig just floats around it.
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    Red Phoenix

    My nose hated this on the wand, it was really sharp and musty at the same time. On the skin it gets better, and I start to recognize some notes. Patch and tobacco give an earthy base and the red musk and plum are sultry and fruity, but time has really smoothed them over. Not very sweet, surprising given the tonka and benzoin. Something about this is still not agreeing with my skin, staying quite sharp.
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    Starts off with citrus and tea primarily, zesty and fresh. Deepens as it dries, definitely get amber and the sleek teakwood, adding warmth and depth and if I sniff deeply I get some humid orchid and light mint, which is coming off more crisp and green than menthol. This is really pretty and reminds me of really good commercial perfume, would be a good gateway scent for people new to indie perfume.
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    Western Small Foot Bat Hair Gloss

    Sweet pink rose, and I want to say lotus as well. There is a very sweet, waxy floral note next to the rose. Underneath I get warm amber and soft sweet patchouli, but these just pass a gentle glow onto the sweet pink rose. Like @LiberAmoris said, sun-sweetened.
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    Bonfire Toffee

    Really delicious buttery toffee. The caramel has a lot of depth, not too sweet at all. I get just a touch of spice.