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About DiZZysTARdust

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    Maenad, Horreur Sympathique, Against Idleness and Mischief, Spellbound, Forest Reverie

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    I am a writer and a poet and I enjoy scents with beautiful lyrical names. I love all things flower and herb (in my perfumes and in all other aspects of my life). I like to cook and bake all different manner of things, but sadly I do not like scents inspired by food. My heroes are all goddesses and witches and bawdy sexy hedonistic individuals who lead life by the belt
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  1. DiZZysTARdust

    Bears of Berlin

    I got all my lilith yules and travelogues decants at once, and they've been sitting in the envelope waiting to be tested. tonight's the night to sort them out, and bears of berlin has the honor of being the first one tested. i took a real chance with this one. that hot buttered note made me think instantly of the generic, super fake buttered popcorn fragrance that i hate. i honestly have no idea why i chose to add this in, but all i can say is i adore it. no nasty fake food up in here. the clove and honey are very prominent, kind of smoothed over by a butteriness and a little vanilla from the tonka. from a distance the honey is more noticeable, and it's a very clear, non-plasticky honey. the scent warms as i sniff it straight from my wrist. i wouldn't really classify this as foodie. definitely warm and resinous and even somewhat comforting, while not overly sweet. as it dries it becomes somewhat similar to a pumpkin spice or fall spice candle for me, except not really any pumpkin or vegetal notes. it's still nice, and i'm glad i took the chance for chilly days when i need to warm up and get stuff done, but i don't think i'll need a bottle. i will be interested in trying this again next fall to see how it's aged
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    Luna Sanguinem

    in the botte this is so strongly herbal if’s almost salty. it reminds me of some kind of seasoning. on the skin this is sharp at first. very herbal. something on my skin is like camphoraceous underneath a drier green herbal. i think that is the mugwort. i’m somehow reminded of privilege. it’s like astringent but in an airy way, not like eucalyptus or thyme for ex. which are more distinct. the throw is medium and much the same as the skin scent. the camphoraceous note fades first. it becomes more foresty in a sense, with flowers detectable alongside the herb notes, while being too well blended to stand out individually. it’s definitely a little musky at this point but like eerily beautiful, like i can’t stop smelling my wrists even though this isn’t a sweet beautiful flowery scent which is normally my jam. the herbalness fades next (after over an hour of wear on me) which diminishes the strength slightly but still strong on the skin. it’s now a beautiful floral, unquestionably red. the carnation is strongest i think. the rose is more of a guest here, supporting the carnation to keep the incense base from making this an incense blend. there is more of a sweet vanilla metallic base.
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    this was a random secondhand purchase for the gorgeous note list. the blackcurrant is strong in this one. opening the bottle i get hints of winey fruit, prob the combo of the pomegranate and blackcurrant working together. going on my skin this is at first like sweet fruity candy with the ylang ylang coming out. the throw is pretty decent for a fruit-floral blend. as it dries, it’s funny but it starts to kind of diverge into two different throws. there’s the fruit floral melange and then the powdery soapy lilies. the lilies stay seperate while everything else converges. it’s so weird but cool. sniffing my skin it’s more cohesive, like an herbally green wine candy. after about an hour the lilies are kind of gone. still sweet and floral but not so much wine anymore. i feel like the wine has been replaced by a powderiness. the throw has reduced but this is still present closer to the skin
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    Trick #1

    this smells like silk fabric would smell if it was a scent. like very cool but not a cold or watery scent. like red silk, which i'm assuming is due to the volcanic red musk. but it's like the florals have become one with the musk in like this totally glorious way. the honey turns it into sweet flowers rather than being a player on its own. i think the orris kind of tempers the honeysuckle and magnolia and is the true bridge between flowers and musk. i don't really note ginger or leather in what i would call a masculine way. this is a very feminine, sensual, silk bathrobe kind of scent. i feel like the ginger and leather must be working with the patchouli and vanilla to give off more of an incensey vibe in the throw, which is decently strong on me, whereas the flower musk is more prominent up close on the skin. very cool. i'm honestly reminded so strongly of inara serra in serenity in the scene where she's in her rooms lighting incense and the bad dude shows up..... i don't usually associate fragrances with memories but this is now my go-to inara-channeling perfume. the florals hung around for 2+ hours on me, while the incense lingered a little while longer. ETA: whoa, i totally didn't realize i had already reviewed this, hope that's ok!
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    this is a very light, clean scent. i’m not sure what i was expecting. i picked up this scent because of the note list, which sounded very posh and perfumey. going on wet this is not very reminscent of department store perfumes. it’s actually very soapy and green. like straight antibacterial hospital issued no nonsense stuff. at first it’s overpowering soap, and then i get a hint of lemon coming through like a beacon in the night. not straight citrus though, this is more herbally, like lemon verbena. it’s very strong for a second and then i get a little rose. not exactly a rose in bloom, this is definitely a thorny green rose. there’s a little melange of rose and lemon for a while into the dry down. it’s very pretty but subtle. this seems to have a pretty decent throw when freshly applied. my sister could tell i had something on from across the room. i applied one dollop between my wrists and neck and it was not overpowering to her at that level. as the rose burns off the lemon verbena remains as like an echo. it’s like a lemony skin musk now. i definitely get whatever gives it that silken note, very sleek and well blended. i can almost smell that fizzy cognacy trademark of the laces. that may be wishful thinking. the lovely floral herbal lasts a good two hours on me before settling into the musky phase which, while definitely morphed from its initial phase, is still strong in its own right
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    Elegy IX: The Autumnal

    this smells like vicks vapo rub in the bottle. very evergreen but also like literal eucalyptus. a tad incensey. not my bag so i was a little worried but i slathered it on anyway. on it gets less vicks. the honey comes into the forefront. in blends like these, i can see how the honey note goes plasticky on people. maybe the wood notes in there? idk, but it never goes full on plastic, just a bit artificial christmas tree as it all honeyed fir all the time on me at first. the fir kind of blends in with the maple as it dries. a little fruitiness comes out as the fir fades away. it’s not noticeably plum, and manages to add some sweetness in to balance out the woods. if i didn’t have the note list in front of me i would never have guessed there was patchouli in here. it blends perfectly into everything else. i also don’t detect the hazelnut in any meaningful way, and having never smelled cognac on its own i don’t recognize it. all in all this is a beautiful autumn scent, evocative of a harvest night bonfire for me, minus the smoke ETA, this has a decent throw on me, and stays strong throughout the first hour as it dries and on. seems like it will linger
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    Pageant Queen

    in the bottle this is very faint and cologne-esque. definitely not bursting with the beautiful florals i was expecting. but ok. so, on at first i can definitely smell the product type smell mentioned in some reviews. more aerosol than perfume really. not unpleasant per se, but basically nothing i would want to smell like. as it warms i get more of the cologne smell back. i would definitely call this a cologne over a perfume, and yet it still strikes me as slightly feminine. maybe on the feminine side of unisex. slightly powdery. i have to say the jury is slightly out here. i don’t dislike it, but as a huge fan of tuberose and lily of the valley it was a bit of a let down. one point in its favor is that, as meh as i’m feeling on it at the moment, the throw isn’t terribly strong. it’s definitely not a morpher. it seems to stay fairly consistent, amd extremely well blended if nothing else
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    I just receieved a beloved bottle of this. it was one of those things on my wishlist i never believed would actually make it to me and thanks to a kind soul who hit up my wishlist, it did ❤️ In the bottle I can smell the lavender. it’s very light, more flowery than i’m used to lavender typically being. when i first applied this to my skin there was this poof of the powderiness i associate with jasmine that was so pretty my eyes almost rolled back. i assume the amber is also helping with that. as it’s drying the powderiness remains close to the skin while the sillage is a bit cooler and cleaner. this must be the night time air coming out. i believe i’m getting a little greeniness from the honeysuckle, also at a distance. this never devolves into baby powder or hand soap for me. it’s a well blended sweet floral. i really do feel like i’m flying through a night time garden. i’m so happy to have obtained some of this beautiful scent ETA as it dries down it stays ambery and powdery and jasminey, which is the exact direction i would have chosen if i could. medium throw during its peak, and still faintly present after 4+ hours
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    i was a little surprised by how light this blend is considering the ingredients. i got this expecting a vampy goth incense blend. in the bottle this is kind of flatish to me. i’ve encountered a few oils like that so i applied expecting it to blossom and warm up. it kind of didn’t. i didn’t smell any patchouli so if that’s a concern you’re probably good. lydia on the skin is very clean and aquatic. i was reminded a little bit of cologne, but also a little bit of generic aquatic shower gel. this had an also surprisingly medium-light throw (i really expected this to be very heavy). it was cooler in the throw; up close on the skin this did get slightly warmer, almost peppery. it was definitely sweetish which i attribute to the myrrh coming out. despite the sweet peppery quality i wouldn’t call this foody in any way. this lingered close to the skin for several hours without much change.
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    Trick #1

    this is not masculine to me as some other reviews have stated. it’s def a little head shoppy in the bottle. on the skin the patchouli and musks are all prominent but work to kind of balance each other out in a way so neither becomes overpowering while still giving off the incensey vibe. the florals all kind of blend together to give this a sweet tone without being “flowers” and with no one in particular standing out. honeysuckle and the herbally green things it does is totally absent. this is one to reach for if you dig the florientals. i feel like the leather and honey are like supporting players here without coming center stage. as it dries the leather becomes more prominent and yet still doesn’t become masculine. this is definitely a strong scent with a good throw. it stays pretty consistent for a good long time
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    omg this is lovely 💚. in the bottle i get daffodils. first on this is quite green. like new mown grass. then the flowers come back, so it’s the whole lawn on my wrist. i think i get some dandelions too. this has pretty good throw while freshly applied considering how green it is. i get no leather or smoke, just the greens. As it’s drying it becomes somewhat vanillic. it’s more in the throw, while on my wrists it’s still herbs
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    Luna Sanguinem

    oh lord this is intimidating. in the bottle this smells exactly like a1 steak sauce but bottoms up. on my skin while wet it maintains that smoky steak sauce flavor for a minute. from a distance, on my wrists as i’m typing this, i get a cooler herbal scent. my now my skin has also cooled off. this is very herbal and a touch sweet but not exactly feminine per se. it kind of goes back and forth between a minty-camphoraceous type coolness and honestly almost a marijuana-like smokiness. smoky without being face full of grill smoke smoky. this is a good winter time scent, definitely the kind of scent i would reach for on a day like today where i’ll be running around doing holiday-type errands and need something to keep me focused ETA this has a good throw but it’s very subtle and doesn’t dominate the space around me, more akin to being freshly washed
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    California Leaf-Nosed Bat

    OMG. i got a decant of california leaf nose and i think i need a whold bottle! i actually almost didn’t even pick it up. i saw “dusty” and “creosote” and was not attracted, but then i caved and i am SO GLAD i did. in the bottle it’s a little soapy but the florals really bloom on the skin, a la a desert nightfall presumably. the throw is pretty strong. i kind of feel like i’m being blasted in the face but in a good way. this is very reminiscent of the flower moons to me. sweet and green. there is no soapiness on the skin for me. i could believe there is honey in this. it must be the clove giving it that sweetness and depth. it’s like a slightly classier, more department store friendly flower moon.
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    this was a spur of the moment purchase. i picked it up blind off a sales post cause the note list looked so pretty <3. in thebbottle this is like a bar of soap. i imagine that’s the likacs at work. a bit intimidating but i slathered some on regardless. it was undeniably soapy to begin with, in a very bubbly sort of way. this reminds me of bubbles. not effervescent like carbonation, just big glassy wobbly bubbles being blown and floating around outside in the yard on a summer day. thr soapiness did tone down after a bit. this is a very well-blended scent. it just smells green. a bit in a leafy way but also like big green flowers. as it continues to dry and the soapiness decreased in strength. a subsequent sweetness emerged. the overall effect almost made the florals seem rosy. not like a true rose, more like rosewood or rose geranium, just very evocative. definitely more warm floriental than cool white florals as it started out. a very intriguing blend. i’d like to get a better sense of it. the soapy drydown was a little on the long side but the lovely transformation was worth the wait
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    Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion

    this is a gorgeous scent. i was intrigued by this scent when i first heard of it and wanted to try it for the curious opium/florals/water and stone notes. i expected it to end up being somewhat on the masculine side. in the bottle it does indeed smell a bit cologne- esque to my nose. freshly on i get an immediate slap of that candy-like sweetness that i associate with lotus. i have to respectfully disagree with the first reviewer. i would indeed call this sweet and bubbly. not like champagne-bubbly, maybe more like a berry soda. but not specifically berry just kind of a fruit flavored soda in general. as it dries the candy tones down but the sweetness remains. there’s a glitteriness to this that i would associate with stone and falling water, just harsh enough to ground the flowers out without being too strong. the flowers are supremely well-blended. more than just the lotus is coming out but they’re very soft and gentle. this is a very close scent but i have to keep smelling myself. when it’s fresh it is a bit stronger, as my mom commented on it from the backseat while i was in the front. def fades in strength but remains beautiful on the skin for several hours. as the floral notes fades away the musk comes out stronger