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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

    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
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    Opiate Southern Gardens of Orchids

    i agree with the bulk of the initial reviews of this scent: cold, dry, soap. i thought this sounded fabulous based on the notes. i’m still new to identifying individual notes but in my imagination i guess i was expecting something perhaps more tropical. this is a little muted in the bottle but on it was an almost shocking blast of what i initially thought of as champagne. very fizzy. then it settled into the soapishness. but still dry and white, like champagne scented soap, so i’m guessing these are “white florals”. i can handle a little soapy edge but this like straight up rubbing a bar of soap all over myself. it’s fresh and clean, so not bad, just kind of disappointing. the sharpness does fade away pretty quickly into a kind of memory of florally sweetness (like, within 1-2 hours) with a dramatically reduced throw. must be the peony taking charge. i agree with the reviews saying the florals need an anchor. i want to try layering this with some blends that need light flowers.
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    i am absolutely in love with this. i picked this up because tuberose and this is a beautiful addition to my tuberose collection. the tuberose is definitely the most noticeable floral but it blends beautifully with the others and the additional notes. in the bottle this is almost too sweet. the florals dont pop as much at this point, just a really tooth achey tropical candy-like sugar rush. on, once the florals bloom, the sweetness is very much tempered. its not quite as sweet and although still tropical i wouldnt classify it as foodie. the food notes add a sweet element to an otherwise warm floriental. i get the tuberose most strongly. not really much of a rose vibe, but i magine that and the champaca and davana add to the floral vibe base. the vanilla is adding a noticeable warmth. as it dries the florals fade and it becomes more sweetened vanilla figs. still not foodie. the sandalwood too becomes more present. kind of replaces the florals as the base i think. the throw is medium-strong. this is my new go to sexy night out scent. i should have known based on its inspiration but its a pleasant surprise how much i really enjoy this. i cant stop sniffing myself
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    E Pluribus Unum

    i am really big on flowers, so a blend of 50 official state flowers js hella high on my wishlist. i was very excited to pick up a bottle of this, but also a little cautious, as flowers can get a little soapy on mr. so 50 flowers is 50 opportunities for an off match on the skin. in the bottle this does indeed smell a little soapy, but not unpleasantly so. on the skin it warms immediately. i agree with the green sentiment for the overall vibe, but not in a medicinal way. just sweet flowers <3 the throw is medium. i can definitely smell it on myself as i’m sitting here. the throw is more clean smelling than the skin scent. as it’s wafting i’m strongly reminded of like an unscented deodorant-type smell, but when i sniff up close it’s more sweet and fresh than actual soap/deodorant. after about the first hour of the drydown it morphs and becomes more i would say golden. not a hint of soapiness (for me it’s usually the reverse, with the soap emerging as the other notes fade) and still very sweet and florally. the throw becomes less strong as i’m wearing it however, although still very noticeable up close to the skin
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    i picked up clytie as a second thoight, because there are others in the same release that i am DISO and after taking a look at the note list i figured why not? and snagged it from a second hand seller. wet in the bottle this is kind of vaguely sweetish, a little musty. i think its the frankincense im getting a first blast of cause its kinda metallic. so here goes. on this instantly sweetens for me. its like, really sweet. the throw from far away reminds me of candy sugar, but not a specific flavor nor really fruit. just candy, like maybe the wrapper of a skittles package thats been emptied- an amalgamation of all the flavors. BUT when i sniff my skin right against it, the frankincense is very prominent with the flowers lending it a musty, very well blended floral sweetness. it legit reminds me of some dried flowers burning on an altar. i cant pick out a specific flower. the throw remains flower candy sweet while its wafting around me. after an hour this stayed exactly the same. the throw became a little less strong but still peeked out here and there. this lasted a good few hours on me, maybe 3+
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    Venus Cloacina

    in the bottle this is a little strange. it smells kind of minty, kind of musty, not too floral. going on it’s like i’m painting my wrist with hothouse gardenias. they just pop into bloom. the mintiness goes a touch plasticky then bam it’s gardenias. this all happens in the span of seconds. i like the morphing blends, some are slower, this one is faster. the gardenia is beautiful, floral with just a hint of greenery. the vanilla i think is what turns this into a perfume. the throw is fairly strong. i can smell myself as i’m moving around doing day to day stuff. it lasted for a little over two hours as gardenia dominant, then the frankincense came out much more strongly. turned vaguely metallic, gardenia infused frankincense. absolutely gorgeous.
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    Lady Cecily Sasquets, The Ingenue

    i first read this description and read “fur” and was instantly turned off, but after trying the fool’s dog with fuzzy brown musk and finding that very pleasant, the blend of florals in this became too intriguing to pass up. in the bottle this smells sweet and indeed “brownish”, kind of like flat cola. first applied it smells the same. this reminds me of little flora, which starts off murky and then becomes this amazingly beautiful delicate scent. this does the same thing, but it does seem to morph a little faster, perhaps because there’s more florals in this. i can’t really pick them out. they are blended perfectly. definitely no rose peeking out. slight powderiness comes out in the drydown but not like baby powder, and no soapiness. this is imo very worthy of the moniker of “victorian”. i feel like a victorian lady headed to a midnight ball.