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Beary Strange

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  1. Beary Strange

    Talk to Me About Milks?

    @MonBon That is a great breakdown, thanks so much!
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    Talk to Me About Milks?

    Buttery and funk are both descriptors I keep seeing to describe goat's milk. But I also see people referring to the regular milk note as sour a lot, whereas I really enjoy the cream and milk notes, so I'm hopeful I can hang with the goat's funkiness. I do notice neither you nor elka referred to it as cheesy, which gives me hope. 🀞 Oh gosh, gamey. I hope that's not how goat's milk reads to me. πŸ˜… Thank you both for your replies~
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    Talk to Me About Milks?

    So the upcoming Monster Milk collection has a lot of unfamiliar-to-me milks, and I'm guessing I'm not the only one in that boat. So dear, more experienced BPALers: will you tell me/us about your experience with these milks? Does the Lab's goat's milk smell sweet as Google suggests it might, or does it smell cheesy as I'm remembering. What about evaporated milk? I've recently realized I had this one mixed up with condensed milk, or rather, I thought they were the same thing. Looking around, it seems that what I had thought was evaporated milk in Fairy Lobster is probably more likely condensed milk. Does the Lab's evaporated milk have any sweetness to it or is it just like plain milk? Buttermilk I'm just going to go ahead and guess smells buttery. But I would love to be wrong about that.
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    Strawberry hibiscus bubblegum (smells like actual gum not lotus) with carnation. Up close I can get the slightly dirty smell others mention that I think must be the orange blossom, but for me it’s not strong enough to be bothersome. Its mostly just a really nice fruity candy scent and I do want to get a bottle at some point.
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    On me this is primarily corn that leans a bit creamed or casserole-y, creamed wheat, and peonies with sugar. I can pick up the mallow close up, but it's those notes that lead the throw. Corn and wheat don't sound like something you'd want to smell like (or at least they didn't to me), but turns out they smell great all sugared up. After a while, it dries down to sugared cream with peonies and the amber comes a bit more forward, rendering the whole thing more perfumey that it starts out, but I can still pick up the corn in wafts. Love this one. πŸ’•
  6. Beary Strange

    White Chocolate and Fruity Puff-Style Cereal

    White chocolate and indeed, fruity puffed cereal. I get something somewhere between Cap'n Crunch Berries and Trix. And oddly, anise--although my skin finds anise in things others generally don't so I wouldn't stress about that, and for my part, I like anise so I'm perfectly happy with that turn of events. I hope this is enough of a hit that we get more cereal scents because this is delicious smelling.
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    Pink Moon 2023

    This smells pink. I'm not even a synesthesia person and the best descriptor I can give to accurately describe this scent is PINK. I'm not super familiar with all the flowers listed, although I can definitely pick out daffodil, lily, and pink carnation. The pink sugar and bourbon vanilla are the next most dominant scents, and then there's just a tiny bit of strawberry peeking in and out. So yeah, pink sugar vanilla with sweet florals and a hint of strawberry. This is the most "me" scent I've smelled from the Lab yet, absolutely 10/10--I'm in love.
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    I'm Close

    Delicious watermelon sugar, although towards the later stages of dryness it's more about the sugar and the watermelon retreats to the background. If you know Tree Hut's Watermelon Sugar flavor, that's what this smells like, sans any sort of soap or chemical smell, and lasts fairly well for several hours. A perfect summery sweet scent.
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    White Chocolate, Mysore Sandalwood, and Lemon Peel

    White chocolate and creamy, buttery sandalwood with just enough lemon to balance things out. This is seriously delicious, and kinda smells like a Butterfinger. I did inadvertently fool my partner into believing I was baking while wearing this, so you know, wear with caution or you might disappoint people.
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    Fudge Marshmallow

    This is chocolate chocolate chocolately. πŸ’œ I death matched it with Bliss, and while they start out very similar, the end result is so different. Whereas Bliss turns into shea butter on me, this ends up at chocolate-flavored gourmand sugar, so it wins. My only gripe with this, and why I almost didn't upgrade, is that I have to really slather to get a nice chocolate haze going. But my partner loves it on me, he says it smells like I bathed in Yoohoo so...that's a bottle.
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    How Doth the Little Crocodile

    Chocolate peppermint and an exceptionally cologney oakmoss. I can pick out the cedar if I try, and it really is a green cedar, freshly cut and seems to have attached itself to the oakmoss. I never get any pistachio. Unfortunately, while it's extremely cool to me that I can smell the chocolate peppermint (my skin likes to eat mints), this is too discordant and cologney for me. Glad I got to try it though.
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    Fairy Lobster Foam

    This starts off with a blast of strong, super sweet fake cherry. This isn't my favorite cherry admittedly, but the marshmallow note more than makes up for it and it becomes the star real fast as the cherry just sort of fades into the background within minutes of application. This is a decadent lightly cherried sugary marshmallow scent made with condensed milk, simple but very pleasant. It definitely smells milky, so just know that and be prepared. But if you can hang with milk and like marshmallow, try it-it's worth it for that condensed milk marshmallow alone imo. Definitely a bottle upgrade.
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    Magic Rainbow Hardshell Candy

    Definitely smells like a certain candy that asks you to taste the rainbow at first, but also like Tom and Galen said, the generic store brand equivalent even though that isn't a thing. Like the gummies, very low weed smell; it's there, it's just not the star the way it is in the chocolate cannabis scents. I wouldn't feel weird about wearing this in public the way I do, say, Chocolate Doobsickle (which will make you smell like you bathed in a weed-infused cooking oil). It's also got kind of a candy powder smell to it at this stage, the way candies like SweetTarts have that powdery coating. Only problem is the candy doesn't last very long at all, not even a full hour right now on my skin, and fades away into an almost plasticky smell, but not full-blown 'plastic skin chemistry fail', it's more 'pleasant plastic toy' smell. I'm thinking this could be the doll's head scent I see mentioned sometimes, but I've never smelled it before now, so I can't say for sure if this is the same scent ya'll doll's head peeps crave. It certainly smells like what I would describe as 'doll's head', for whatever that's worth. As for this scent as a whole, I do like it and I'd highly recommend at least trying it because definitely-not-Skittles perfume is super cool, or to see if it gives 'doll's head' for fans of that. I will be sticking with just my decant though, unless some age helps the candy scent last longer. Edit: Re: the doll's head, to back up my point about this, when I asked my partner to smell it, he said it smelled like those Strawberry Shortcake scented dolls from when we were kids. Now for my part, I don't get strawberry specifically and I wouldn't go as far as to say the dry scent smells like those Strawberry Shortcake scented dolls, which I remember smelling very distinctly like plasticky baked goods and their various fruits, but it's definitely in that neighborhood.
  14. Beary Strange

    Byzantine Bean Taffy

    When this first arrived, it straight up smelled like a really dirty fishtank mixed with a boardwalk and I was horrified. Now that it's had some time to settle a bit? Sweet and salty aquatic goodness that I can't get enough of. Fresh on, it's all salty seabreezes and something that smells vaguely cucumbery, warring with a super sweet, unmistakable taffy smell that I was missing when this first arrived. I can't pin down a flavor for the taffy at this stage, it's more like, all the taffy; like opening a clear variety pack of saltwater taffy and sticking your nose in the bag to huff them all. It quickly becomes all about that super sweet taffy and the salt goes a bit subtle for a while. I feel like I can almost catch hints of different flavors of taffy at this point: cherry, vanilla, and maybe a smidge of banana flavoring, adding just a tiny bit of tart and bright fruitiness for a little while. At this stage, this is potentially the sweetest smelling scent I've tried. I can hang happily, but if too sweet scents aren't your thing, heads up because this is like living inside a house made entirely of tooth-achingly sweet taffy. The imagery of a king sat atop a mountain of taffies is very apt. The real magic happens once this is actually dry though, when the seabreeze salt note comes back to the front and the taffy has gone back to being more vanilla/caramel taffy centered and less fruity. The seabreeze and taffy meld at this point, creating that perfect, sweet and salty aquatic goodness. Huffable, delicious, summery. I love it. As a side note, I've been very not into salt notes for a while now, it tends to be heavy and kind of off-putting on me; but this seabreeze-y salt, with it's vaguely kelpy vibe, is so good and I very much hope we get it in some more blends.
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    Ghost Dragon’s Mama

    This starts with a strong whiff of sugared cream, followed by a nice creamy pink lotus πŸ’“ and vanilla. As it dries, the dragon's blood resin starts creeping up and tinges the rest of the blend a bit dark and resinous, altering it just slightly but not taking over. How it ends and stays for me is pretty much that: a gorgeous pink lotus vanilla cream, touched by dragon's blood. It captures the imagery very well, all cute and cuddly, with a strange creeping darkness. This was a risk for me, because while I like dragon's blood in incense, in perfume it's often 'too much' for me. But this very light bit mixed with creamy notes is great. If the dragon's blood was a concern, imo, I wouldn't worry, it's very light here. And if like me, you've been wanting a pink lotus forward scent, I'd strongly recommend this --it's so pretty here. 😍