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Lucretia

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About Lucretia

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    Behemoth's Gilded Whiskers

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    Midwest
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    United States

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  • BPAL of the Day
    Eve
  • Favorite Scents
    June gloom, Winter heavens, Zephyr, Eve, Thousands of lights, The House

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    cats, books, mid-century modern stuff, vegan food, meditation, and spooky shit.

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  1. Lucretia

    The Buggre Alle This Bible

    This goes on much sweeter than I would have thought (must be the incense or the tobacco), and dries down to a soft musky leather. It still not quite that old leather book smell I'm looking for and remember from books as a kid. I think it's that it is more musky than musty. I'll probably hold onto this, but I just wish it wasn't so sweet.
  2. Lucretia

    Molly, the Reaper of Justice

    Getting a lot of cedar and lime, which somehow comes out as smelling a bit spicy (kind of peppery like the OP mentioned). The immediate dry-down is a bit off-putting. It mellows out a little bit and gets a little bit creamier (the florals kicking in maybe?). The final dry-down is pretty nice, but really what I'm looking for. It's a light cedar scent at the end of the day (so no pencil shavings. Much more wooden box or airy day in the woods) but not something I would reach for on a regular basis.
  3. Lucretia

    The House

    This is now my favorite rose scent of all time. The roses are muted by the earth and moss and the whole thing takes on a bit of a damp, sad, old dusty rose smell. Sometimes roses can smell too sweet or sharp on me, but this is perfect. Zombi never worked on me, but this one is magic with my chemistry. So glad I was able to swap for a bottle of this.
  4. Lucretia

    Eve

    This is one of my top 10 bpals ever and one of the few incense scents I can actually pull off. It's dark swirling incense with rose, honey, and saffron blended perfectly into the background. You can't put your finger on them but you can tell they are a part of the mix. It smells a bit like I had hoped that Cicuta would smell. As a comparison, the rose is much less prominent in Eve than in Cicuta. She's also a little bit more dry and more woody smelling somehow. There's no sweetness to the scent on me. Overall, Eve is a really sexy scent. It's dark but distinctly feminine. So glad I took a chance on this one in time to order an extra bottle.
  5. Lucretia

    Ooky

    I think this may be one of the few foodie scents that actually works on my skin. This is brilliant. A little almondy at first and then it dries down into a gorgeous buttercream with spices and pumpkin. I feel like I'm getting a little vanilla, but it might just be the buttercream. It's warm and soft and smells delicious without smelling like a scented candle. I slathered this about two hours ago and it's sticking around pretty well without at all being overpowering.
  6. Lucretia

    Ghost House

    This smells exactly how I hoped it would smell! I can't wear grape and berries are not good on me, but this smells like gorgeous light woods and moss. It's very much in the same family as autumn coolness and the original hamadryad to me (maybe I'm crazy but those have always felt similar to me). I will wear this a lot!
  7. Lucretia

    The Lurid Library

    This is amazing. I've been struggling to find a book scent that doesn't smell too dry (no pencil shavings, thanks) and masculine, and this one is perfect on me. I get leather and parchment and kind of a mild musk and sweet incense that blends everything together beautifully. I can see wearing this a lot this fall.
  8. Lucretia

    The Perilous Parlor

    I can't really figure out the pear either, I'm just not smelling anything that my brain identifies as pear. To me it smells a little like the vanilla in Dana O' and then the scent of ink. It's OK, I think I just need to get used to it and maybe age it a little.
  9. Lucretia

    Tanuki No Orai

    This is a really natural soft peach! I don't know why I was expecting something more artificial because I know this note from Gods of Intercourse already. It's really pretty and understated. My skin definitely eats it up as well though, so when I wear it out I think the bottle will have to come with me to be reapplied throughout the day.
  10. Lucretia

    Jareth

    I was so worried by all the reviews comparing it to Dorian because that one just did not work on me. It just smelled washed out somehow. Jareth however is grounded by the leather and some woods, and it's much better on me! I still get the sweet clean note from Dorian, but that's just half the picture. It's not too masculine, and I could see myself wearing this a lot. I was hoping for more white musk, but really this is a winner. I've been wearing it for a few hours now and it's still there going strong. Good stuff!
  11. Anyone got any suggestions for scents like Autumn Coolness or Sapphics? Sort of a sweet woodsy (but not pine or decaying anything) kind of thing? I know these are kind of different, but they have the same kind of vibe to me and that's really what I'm looking for I think. Sappphics Tonka, oakmoss, tolu balsam, grey amber, myrrh, and muguet. Autumn Coolness The scent of wisteria, Cymbidium, lotus blossom, and cassia buds drifting on a breeze through gently swaying bamboo reeds.
  12. Lucretia

    Senelion

    I'm in love with this one. Perfectly balanced musk and amber with a touch of sweetness. I've been keeping the bottle on my desk to put it on when I need grounding to get some work done. It's cozy and warm and magical. Medium throw. It stays close to you, which is nice because it feels like more of a personal moment than something to be shared with the people around me.
  13. Lucretia

    Thousands of Lights

    This is so pretty! It smells like a less sexy, more festive version of Bastet on me. The oil goes on bright red, which I sort of get a kick out of. Lots ambrette and bees wax and champaca, with everything else coming together in the background to perfection. I think the bergamot helps it from getting too heavy and cloying. The dry down is nice and golden and it really is evocative of thousands of candles burning in the winter night.
  14. After having made a few preparatory experiments, he concluded with a panegyric upon modern chemistry, the terms of which I shall never forget: “The ancient teachers of this science,” said he, “promised impossibilities and performed nothing. The modern masters promise very little; they know that metals cannot be transmuted and that the elixir of life is a chimera but these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles. They penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places. They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the blood circulates, and the nature of the air we breathe. They have acquired new and almost unlimited powers; they can command the thunders of heaven, mimic the earthquake, and even mock the invisible world with its own shadows. Mocking the invisible world with its own shadows: olibanum and murky ambergris accord with verbena, white sandalwood, and wisteria. In the bottle I can't tell at all what this smells like. Maybe a touch of verbena coming out? First on it is definitely verbena and white sandalwood. Again, at this stage it seems almost like I have some sort of scent blind spot where I'm smelling this but it's not quite registering. Very odd! Maybe it's the ambergris and I just don't have a reference point for it. The dry down is almost all olibanum on me. Incense, but not headshop, this is sophisticated and magical. It smells like a meditation center I went to once as a kid. It's also very muted and stays close to the body, so I may need to slather this one. The scent is very grounding I think. I was hoping for more wisteria, but I'm not getting much, so wisteria haters need not fear!
  15. Lucretia

    Winter Heavens

    This is much more of a fruity floral than I thought it would be! It's not *white* smelling like some scents in the same family are though, this is more muted and subdued. Nothing sharp going on here. I think I'm definitely picking up papyrus also, but no fir at all and not really any musk. It's not what I expected at all, but I think I'll find a place for it in my winter rotation when I'm looking for something cozy but not foody smelling. ETA: I slathered this today and I'm absolutely in love with this scent now! So pretty!
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