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About artisjok

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 02/10/1989


  • BPAL of the Day
    ~Cushing Manor~
  • Favorite Scents
    Books & libraries and herbs (lavender! sage rosemary). Ambers and incense/resins (frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, etc) and cardamom and woods. Maple and leaves and oak. Leather!! Leather leather leather. Moss and earth and vetiver. Soft smoke and cashmere and snow. Honey and lush roses and beeswax. Grapefruit and sugar, brown sugar and creaminess. Jasmine and hay and sweet patchouli (!!!) Some musks, especially when it’s a cozy and sensual vibe.. Been diggin’ carnation, in particular, and would love a really nice green/dewy spring scent. and I enjoy me a rich, chewy gourmand, Nomnomnom... So far champaca (straight corn tortillas) and some rose (sharp & soapy) notes have been yuck on my skin :/ Coffee just disappears. Some vanillas go cheap candle. Straight fruity and candy scents aren’t usually appealing to me. Aquatics occasionally work, I usually stay away. I don’t usually like tropical scents, though I’m curious to smell something singularly guava or passion fruit-heavy

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    My babies ❤️
    Trees in the wind, sun in my eyes, books by my side, feelings welling and flickering inside.
    Tea and coffee
    Cats and birds and wolves and dragonflies
    Insects and herbs
    Breaking the programs, being true to I AM
    River and rain sounds
    Thunder and lightning shows
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    Breathing, sighing


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  1. artisjok

    Fracas with Eleven Kabuki Actors

    Sweet almond cream and a strong hairspray smell, which I’m sad to say is the hay note. *cries* Hay has been great on me before, and then I got Rendezvous with Her Lover last year and had that go weird on me, like Fracas is doing now. There is a touch of mimosa, but the scent is primarily the creaminess with a chemical twang. I wonder if it will age away, or not... I can tell this is a pretty scent, otherwise!
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    Cake, pastries, pies, treats!

    You will probably love Metal Twins, if you haven’t already tried it.
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    The Mountebank

    The Mountebank is so good! I forgot how much I enjoy it, and I was hesitant to wear, as I’ve been avoiding lavender blends recently. The scent is heavy on the thieves’ rosin, almost all that on me, which is waxy and almost vanilla sweet. The lavender is very present and I’m finding it doesn’t bother me (My senses are in a weird phase...). I don’t get much leather or sandalwood or balsam, though I think there are touches of them all that keep this from being straight up RPG Thieves’ Rosin. The sandalwood gives it a little road worn feel, for sure, and the leather a touch of the rugged charm expected of the Magician. I wore this to a doctor appt. today, and was content and comfy feeling in my scent cloud, despite generally abhorring the medical industry & all the sterile spaces associated with it. Thanks, BPAL.
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    Dapper Scents?

    Oooh! I’ve been contemplating The Divine Scientist in the new Hierophant line for my partner. I bet it’s a killer in a sharp suit~ I also think of Jareth, Monk, Rogue, Sherlock Holmes, Paladin, and Villain right away... There’s also a thread in existence that might answer your question~
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    Banana Bread

    Foodies are tricky on me, especially the bready ones. I’m getting the artificial banana blast right away, then it skips away, leaving me with subtle spiced sweetness, a hint of the bread that I wish to smell like. Maybe someday I’ll find a blend that gives me the dense chewy sensation I’m craving... it’s not this one
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    Kimi Ga Dai Wa

    Kimi Da is a Mysore sandalwood feature. The saffron and amber make it more upscale than just the creamy wood of the sandalwood, yet remain supporting characters for the entire wear. It is cozy, sexy, and yet could pull of glamorous with ease, if it wanted.
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    It’s All I Have to Bring Today

    All I Have to Bring Today is a lovely breath of Spring time vibes. A beautifully balanced dance between the flowers, honey/amber, and fresh breeze. I’m so glad the honey and the breeze are both light, as either dominating would be such an easy feat. Excellent blending! I agree that this is a sibling to Venus Verticordia. The honey turns pretty waxy into the drydown, maybe in conjunction with the amber. I like it. The breeze also relaxes some, blending more and more. Pollen and sunshine on a windy hilltop~ I would totally get a bottle of this. Gotta test the rest of my Luper decant hoard first.... I’m so glad I got to try it, as it wasn’t in my initial decant order!
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    Shadow Moon Nail Polish

    Shadow Moon is a beaut! I’m wary of darker iridescent shades, possibly from overdoing it in my preteens hah. The shimmer and flecks may be what eve lates this one away from my usual avoidance. I tried to take a picture that showed how dramatic the shift from purple to green is, but my phone didn’t want to comply. I got a touch, the pic above is better.
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    Travelers Under a Tree Observed by Foxes

    I threw a decant of Travelers in with my order on a whim, and then it became the one I was most excited to try over the wait time.... Starts out delightfully fresh from the white tea, yet also sweet and creamy. The tea disappeared quickly on me and the remaining coconut and rice milk was a too subtle sheen, almost watered-down for me to fully appreciate. If the white tea had lasted, I feel like it would have been a perfect summertime scent! The notes are really lovely together, so I’m sure plenty of people will enjoy this blend. Maybe I’ll age the decant and revisit.
  10. A Lady Tall and White and Monastery in the Mountains come to mind. Both lovely snow & sandalwood scents. ALT&W dries down much sweeter with the vanilla.
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    Gingerbread, Vetiver, and Black Clove

    Sweet thick chewy gingerbread! And for a good while, it’s strong and consistent. The clove waits until later in the drydown to dominate, and the scent becomes somewhat dryer. There’s still gingerbread, but it’s less dense, less sticky. Oddly, the vetiver doesn’t show up for me, and I enjoy the note. I think it would go well with this sweet and spicy concoction, so hopefully it decides to show up.... Yummy!
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    Snowball Fight

    Piney snow note dominates at first, which I’m a fan of, yet find it to dominate in most blends featuring. After a half hour or so, the vanilla gains dominance and it’s a slightly chilled vanilla. I’m glad to have a partial decant of this, and am testing it to see if I want to risk a bottle of Marshmallow Snow, or seek out a bottle of this. I think I might go with MS, as the drydown of this is pleasant, yet not strong enough on me to need a full bottle
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    Icy Drafts

    Very chilly, yet also... some furniture polish on me. I’m not sure what’s doing the lemon, probably the tea. Bergamot usually doesn’t show up much on me, so I’m not suspecting it. It then gets a distinct male cologne vibe after a while, so polish and cologne with a bit of an icy breeze in the background. I’m glad it’s only in one arm, because the throw is pretty massive! That’s impressive. I was hoping for something akin to Odic Force, yet Icy Drafts didn’t work for me.
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    Red Musk

    If blood musk fits the red musk bill, Illimitable Dominion Over All is pretty delicious! Le Lethe has both notes, yet can’t remember how strong the tobacco is... Now that you have me thinking, I’m gonna have to layer Patchouli Tobacco with A Demon and Her Unholy Basketball.....
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    Door is golden and viscous herbal, sunbeams and florals. I only got a tester, and at first it was a little funky, like it had aged oddly. Thankfully, after a bit, everything melded and amped just right. Lovely! I would adore this on a Summer night celebration.