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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

    Ginny, the Reaper of Vengeance

    Ginny is black pepper and smoke and I think the amber, the combo reminding me of a leather scent. A touch of the tobacco flower peeks out. Something about it is going a bit plastic, and, on one wrist, also reminding me of those lunch meats that are edged in pepper... ermmm.. not what I expected to be thinking of at all! Sorry, Ginny. Looks like you aren’t the gal for me. Oh, and I got the cinnamon note after late drydown.
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    Fuck You, Said the Raven

    I’ve been wanting a violet blend that worked for me, and I know the Lab can make any note work with their magic. I had tried a little of FUSR before I swapped for a bottle, and remember it being alright, but didn’t impress me terribly. The other notes still had me curious for another try..... Tart violet and gritty patch & resins. One test I applied lightly, and the violet melded back into the darkness and it was a smooth woodsy scent. The second wear, I slathered more, and the violet would not quit. I’m just not a fan of violet... *sigh* I Sit and I Sew and TAL Peace are the most enjoyable blends with the flower that I have tried. May be the combo with lavender works best. Glad to have tried it!
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    Green Lovebird

    I’m also getting the mint ice cream vibe from Green Lovebird! It’s chilly, thick, and creamy. The mint flees quickly from me (normal) and the spun sugar comes floating in, lightening the heavy creamy vibe and taking center stage. I think I can detect a touch of pistachio after a while... It’s a cute scent. I hope I can make the mint last longer on my skin, or I might try the scent locket tactic.
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    La Femme de Satan

    La Femme de Satan looks like my ideal sexy time scent. Unfortunately, it’s such a skin-close scent, I can barely pick out any notes other than red musk! *sigh* I’m going to have to roll the oil well before applying next time, in hopes that doing so will bring out more complexity & strength.
  5. Fruity in July, though I might Patchouli in July...


    A personal scent journey. 

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    Meus Amor Aeternus

    Glad to finally have a decant to test! I’ve been lusting after this scent for a while... Sadly, it’s not my style. I get a slightly fruity candy. There is some carnation while wet, but it dissipates quickly. The late drydown is a little sweet yet musty musk. Not a huge fan of fruit candy scents, and I felt a little queasy while the amount of slathering I did....
  7. A fresh green figgy scent, wrapped in silk, with wooden undercurrents and a touch of vanilla. It’s definitely hitting the spot for me. I’ve been craving good fig scents, and this is a lovely refined addition to my atmosphere sprays. Very much fits with the Shunga line, too. I can see this being the scent of an elegant courtesan’s room. The windows thrown open to let in the breeze, and the neighbor fig tree singing its sweet fruity song to her beauty as she reclines on silken sheets. Stunning fig compilation! A perfume oil version would have me on my knees.
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    Cozy scents

    Looks like Autumn Overlooked My Knitting is a wooly one, too! Haven’t tried it personally, yet looks delish.
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    Superior Vena Cava

    Superior Vena Cava starts off smelling like red musk and a powdery chypre. Powder might be ambergris... Then, tuberous starts blooming and just dominates the whole conversation. A bold, yet cushioned (musk) tuberose, sweetened by subtle beeswax.
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    Cozy scents

    Unicorn and Ram is a favorite cozy of mine.
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    Government Officials at an Orgy

    I’m getting the tea and cookies vibe from Government Officials, though it is a much more profoundly sensual ritual than a typical tea and cookies. Spiced and warm and clothing dropping to the floor in elegant comfort. Black tea is primary, tangled up in tonka-clove goodness. The currant doesn’t jump out at me, though I can sense it. Like looking at currant-studded cookies, and smelling their chewy yumminess before actually biting. Same with vetiver. Very low-key for Vetiver! A delish interpretation of a black tea scent~
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    Three Rounds, One Fall, No Submission

    Three Rounds is primarily gardenia on me, brightened by the lemon flower (and probably frankincense) and musk-touched. I wish the frankincense was a lot stronger, and maybe getting some of that hellfire would be interesting, but it’s a enough pretty floral. Gardenia-lovers should give it a try. I’m also missing the infernal & diabolical parts, but maybe it’s got a sly way on enticing one to the dark side...
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    Red Amber & Oud

    Red Amber oudh then oudh red amber into Oudh (red amber?) This is a lovely woodsy oudh, a tiny bit musty or something slightly funk (not poo), and I think it’s the amber that keeps it in line. On me, the amber is rich and strong to begin, then it melds toe-to-toe with oudh, and finally oudh remains with an assumption of amber. It’s kind of perfumey, warm, and sensual. I’m so enjoying it! If I didn’t already have a really great oudh SN, I’d hunt a bottle down.
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    Baku Claw Polish

    Love this color! I was going to grab a bottle of the Laura polish for my light purple fix, but when I saw Baku for sale on the forum I jumped. The dark blue specks are great, and it’s not overly sparkly. Prettiful!!
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    Men Will Fall to Her Darkness

    Dark powdery and scorched, Men Will Fall just doesn’t resonate with me for the most part of its life span (a long one). After a good amount of time, the scorched smell gives way to resinous sweetness. I like this stage better, though I don’t think it’s a scent for me overall. Loved the scent list in theory! Wish the lavender was stronger and not blackened, and less powdery. Glad to finally try it!