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Janel Kisner

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  1. Janel Kisner

    Pink Snowballs

    I tested this two days after receiving it. In the bottle, it reminds me of Snow White, but sweeter. I must be the outlier here, but I do not get snow, rose, or vanilla here. This smells straight up like some pink liquid body wash that you get from the drug store; sweet and artificial. It did mellow over the day, and has longevity. I may retest it again after letting it settle/age for a while.
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    2003: Cotton Phoenix

    Sniffing the bottle, I get Snake Oil and Snow White. Applied and as dries down, it's a sweeter SO as the marshmallow and creaminess comes through. SW doesn't come through, which I am kinda glad because when I got it last year, it didn't work for me. This is definitely back up worthy, and I bet it will age beautifully.
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    2017: Crystal Phoenix

    In the bottle, straight up patch. Wet, still patch, but sweeter and a touch of smokiness. It's not in your face like Anne Bonny. As it dries down, the cedar peeks through slightly. I generally don't like woods (Except for sandalwood), but this one is pleasant. The scent of CP has faded nicely by the end of the day to a close, intimate scent of mostly woodsy vanilla. I do not pick up the tobacco, birch tar or leather notes in this. These may show up later after aging a bit. Someone asked me how it compares to Banshee Beat. I never smelled that, but I have a decant of Revenant Rhythm HG which is too precious to use, so I haven't used it either. To my nose, they are almost identical (maybe 95%); they both have that same sweet patchouli note, most likely from the vanilla in both. The only difference is that RR reviews indicate a hemp note, while CP has a cedar note. BB/RR lovers will like this one. I'd like to see how this ages.
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    Wednesday's Child is Full of Woe

    Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe is so gorgeous. In the bottle, I was unsure because the clove is a bit strong, but applied, it dries down to a beautiful sweet patchouli and clove scent. I don't smell any of the other notes such as cherry, vanilla, or cocoa. It definitely has goth vibes. A couple of hours later, it’s very light and doesn’t seem to last long. Regardless, this one is a keeper.
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    The Goddess of Mischief

    Lilith has a ton of empathy for the God of Mischief. I think many kids identify with Loki because they know what it’s like to be passed over, to be ignored in favor of a shinier relative or friend, and what it feels like to not be as strong or powerful as some of your peers. He may be evil(ish), but he has a sense of humor and a grasp of irony that kids relate to, and that’s worth its weight in Alfheimian gold nuggets. Thor is great and all, but Loki has /gone through some shit/, and Lilith respects that. But what are the main reasons why Lilith digs Loki? “He looks like me, and he’s really funny.” Girl!Loki costume by Chrissy Lynn! White lavender and sweet amber, green oudh, and inky musk. Lilith: The Goddess of Mischief is such a trickster! When I first sniffed, it was overwhelmingly straight up EO lavender. Last night, I figured it might be a good nighttime scent... huge mistake! It morphed into something so complex and gorgeous, I couldn't stop sniffing. All of the notes commingle beautifully into something that smells super expensive; the expensive perfume you wear to a very special date night or event. The lavender becomes sweet, and the oudh and musk are light but make this perfume very sexy... which feels so wrong. Definitely a scent that will make you feel like a goddess, or a god.
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    In the bottle: light mint and sugar with a touch of candy cane. First hour: It is very similar to De Vos Unicorn, but with a touch of mint. Alisz is light sugar, mint, and rose. I smell a tiny bit of smokiness, maybe the frankincense. A couple of hours later: The mint has disappeared and now it’s a light pink floral sugar, very similar to Pink Moon ’17. EDIT: This scent lasted all day on me. I applied it to my wrists in the morning, and in the evening before bed, I could still smell it . This is a very beautiful, light, pink scent, and a keeper.
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    Hmmm, I must be the outlier here because I do not like this one. It does have a soft spicy, masculine scent which must be the bay rum and amber. However, I also smell a tiny bit of feces in the background. I tried to give it time to change in the hope that it would go away, but I had to remove it within 30 minutes. Am I the only one? I'm glad that I only got a decant of this. My decant is going into the swap pile.
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    Is it abstract nonsense poetry? Surrealist performance art? Cryptography so subtle and devious that it would make an Enigma machine blush? The verbal component of whatever spell that orb casts? Safe word? A typo fueled by cheap hooch, NoDoz, and poor impulse control? Is negative press covfefe anything like French press covfefe? This perfume makes no fucking sense: orange marshmallow cream, bitter lemon, black pepper, orange carnation, and gin. Proceeds from this late-night nonsense benefit the ACLU, which has been working overtime to defend the rights and liberties guaranteed to everyone in this country by the laws and Constitution of the United States. Oh! I'm first... eek! In bottle: a light vanilla, sweet orange scent. It didn't smell like orangesicles, but more sophesticated. Wet to dry-down: chewable, orange baby-aspirin? A few hours later: sweet orange plastic, leading to a headache. Sounds about right for #45???
  9. Janel Kisner

    A Song: When June is Past, the Fading Rose

    "A Song..." is a very beautiful floral; light and sweet. I don't smell rose, but I do smell wildflowers. A little bit of the sweet myrrh. This smells expensive and vintage, and I can't stop sniffing, even hours after applying it. It's definitely a perfect summer scent, and possibly all through autumn. This one is a keeper.
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    Strawberry Moon 2017

    In the bottle and wet, it reminds me of a fresh strawberry smoothie without the cream. As it dries down, it becomes more floral and less sweet, like strawberry flowers and wildflowers, with a little bit of the vanilla coming out. I don't smell the sage. Overtime, it's a dry strawberry floral. It's very lovely and a keeper.
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    Nevertheless, She Persisted

    I am not very good at identifying specific notes, and this one is no exception. But I can say my first sniff, it reminded me of bathroom spray; the strong, floral kind. They kind you use to mask odors. My stepdaughter said it smells like poop! Although I didn't quite pick that one up. So, I guess there is some kind of fecal note. Personally, I just could not get pass that "spray" scent and didn't test it. Perhaps with settling, it would mellow out or change as some of the other reviewers indicated. I really wanted to like this one too, because I adore Joan of Arc, and Elizabeth Warren in which this is in reference to, not to mention it being a charitable bottle.
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    Le Vice Suprême

    I got this because the notes sounded perfect, and was expecting something a little boozy and sweet. Instead, it reminded me of floral potpourri, including the smell of the wicker/reed pieces in potpourri. It is not an unpleasant scent, but was not what I expected. I did give it a chance and wore it. Over the day, the scent became more pleasant, a light floral, but still smelled like potpourri to me. I am not sure if I got a mislabeled bottle or it just smells different, but I definitely did not pick up any of the notes in the description. This one is a no for me.
  13. When I first opened this bottle, I literally wanted to drink it, it's that good. It smells exactly like it's described. That night, as I lie in bed, I was dreaming about making a chocolate cake just like this, and instead of water use coffee, put a pinch of cinnamon in it, then when it's done, drizzle some white cocoa. I digress...so this is a nice chocolately scent, but not too sweet.
  14. Janel Kisner

    Snake Skin

    I love this one! It is exactly what it says- Snake Oil with leather... and they both work very well together. If you love SO, you will like this.
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    Flickering Lantern

    I adore this one. It's very light and delicate, creamy with a slight rose and wax scent. This would be a great spring or summer scent, one you wear close to you with not a lot of throw.