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Madame Mew

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About Madame Mew

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    a little too imp-ulsive
  • Birthday April 18


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    Portland, Oregon
  • Country
    United States


  • BPAL of the Day
    Love's Philosophy
  • Favorite Scents
    Revenant Rhythm, Silky Bat, Boo, Snake's Kiss, The Grave Pig, Swans on the River, Frostbitten Snake Oil, Paper Phoenix, Cotton Phoenix, Queen Mab's Lace, Lydia, Atsui Mono, Milk Moon, Love's Philosophy. Notes: patchouli, fig, olive leaf, vanilla, honey, incense, cream, pink peppercorn, rose, honeysuckle, gardenia, rum, marshmallow, orris, amber, vetiver, cherry, plum, raspberry, strawberry, tonka bean, sugar

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    cats, camping, wandering, libations, cemetery touring, sleeping, dining, organizing, long bathing sessions alone in my bathroom, dancing, yoga, drawing


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  1. Madame Mew

    Wild Cherry Chypre and Smoky Patchouli Hair Gloss

    Dark, ripe cherries with a kind of hot topic goth vibe as the patchouli is not the aged, chewy kind I’m used to going for. BUT, I love this. It’s giving me flashbacks to my days of working there (HT) a lonnnnng time who and it makes me happy! The husband can’t stand it. I have worn it 3x and each time, went down from 4 spritzes to only two, and he was still yelling from the other room how strong it was and “what is that!?” ... Not in a good way. I know this sounds negative at this point but I really like it and it is now my “self love” or house to myself HG. It’s a ceremonial HG, if you will. It is reminiscent of the pomegranate smoke HG, but less smoke. Happy I got a full bottle for myself, even if it will take me a decade to use it all 🤪
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    Devils of the Pit Hair Gloss

    This is my favorite HG I own, and I have been grabbing this at every time of year. It’s so perfect! The throw is pretty strong, it lasts and sometimes I can smell it even after I wash my hair! I purchased this as a decant in the bottle and loved everything about it that I immediately bought a bottle and now I fear that will not be enough even with what I have to rotate through. I just keep coming back to it! As for the actual notes, the leather is really what makes this just SO sexy and sultry. It’s got just enough sweetness and earthiness to balance out the leather for me, since it’s not usually a note I seek out in general. All of the honey notes from the Lab I’ve tried are great on me but this one is just, unf.... amazing. Gorgeous artwork on the bottle too! 10/10
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    Sweet, buttered rum. Not something I want on my skin, but smells like it would be a lovely holiday season cocktail or great for someone that wants to smell like hot buttered rum.
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    Based on the notes, not something I would test or buy, but got this imp for free and why not?! It's uplifting and calming at the same time, perfect yoga/summer oil!
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    This is so pretty! It's a beautiful rose scent, low throw which works for me as rose goes to 11 on me. The lily it there, but not too there. A soft, floral blend that to me is white rose dominant. After more time on the skin, it's just a sn white rose. The imp will be enough, thank the gods, since it's DC and I have other rose blends that scratch the white rose itch.
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    This is definitely a nice opium musk blend, but not something I would see myself wearing often. Quite green, strong on the tobacco leaf with a good amount of smoke. I don't really smell any plum, but I think it's a tad to masculine for my taste. It smells like a fancy, masculine perfume from a department store. Not a bad thing!
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    Oooohhhhhh yaaaassss. This is very much a BPAL classic vibe IMO. "Bottled gloom; the essence of oblivion. Blackest opium and narcissus deepened by myrrh" ... glorious, wee bit of a smokey (myrrh) purple floral incense. It's reminding me of something I can't put my finger on! I keep hearing mysterious in these posts, so I'll have to agree. It's super sexy, quite goth, and just such a surprise hit on my skin. My skin just seems to like white florals in general, and this along with the opium and smoke are just amazing.
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    Dragon's Hide

    Dragon's Hide (dragon's blood, leather, and a hint of smoke) I don't think I have really ever tried anything with dragon's blood, since I was always under the impression I did not like it and it was too incensey. Gorgeous scent! In the imp, it's a strange and lightly smokey scent. Wet on the skin, it's like a light and beautiful incense. As it dries, the smoke and leather blend beautifully. It's got pretty low throw. It may be a gateway to Dragon's blood to for me. I am definitely going to end up with a bottle, as I may be able to share this one with my SO!
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    Frostbitten La Lethe

    Disclaimer: I did not rest this very long, two days to be exact, so I will come back with more details eventually. In the bottle, taking on a very menthol twist on Le Lethe Wet on the skin: Holy mint! Most of the frostbitten versions don't read as mint on my skin, but this sure does. This is going in my aging spot for a few weeks. ETA: I waited 5 more days, opened it, sniffed, WOW. Whole different creature, and what I had hoped it would be... a slightly less intense Le Lethe. I almost can't believe it but I can, as I've heard time and again that you have to rest from the mail. I didn't listen, and almost swapped this away. What a fool! It's beautiful. I tried just a smidge on my arm before bed and it smelled like a mellower, softer version. I bet some more age is going to take this to a favorite.
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    Spinning on Graves

    Weird! In the bottle, super sweet grass with a sharp and sweet edge. On the skin... oooooh ok now I smell a bit of clove and the grass mellows out. still sweet. After about 20 mins, WOW! What a morpher. It's delicious. I really don't detect much lavender. It's like sweet grass, Dorian and a smidge of warmth from the clove that is not obviously clove. A sweeter, daintier version of Dorian V2 that I am loving.
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    Dalliance with an Amorous Bat Demon

    Fresh out the mail from a lovely facebook sales madness member. This is a really beautiful, honeyed, woodsy patchouli. Not really as dark as the notes would have you believe. It's definitely got that sweet patchouli vibe of Silky Bat or RR, but with honey. Loving that. The honey is this is much less sharp than Owl Moon, which is what kept me from this in my original Luper order. This is probably something I would wear year-round, and deserves a backup bottle in my stash. The resins are beautiful, honey is smooth, and the sandalwood did not turn this to powder to me. WIN!
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    Smite All Thy Borders with Frogges

    Blind bottled this from Etsy. FUN! I've always wanted a tomato leaf scent. While it doesn't smell like tomato leaf, it does smell like a super green, wet garden. More of a masculine vibe... musky but freshened up with the cucumber. Super green, mossy and musky with a bright finish.
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    Jiggery Pokery

    Strawberries? I suppose it's the same cotton candy note with the strawberries, cotton candy and lime zest, so that's almost exactly what it smells like but more wearable and less candy. I really enjoyed this, more than I thought I would! Great summer scent for a hot day, as it's light and well blended. Very nice blend that I may need a bottle of so I can slather away. It's got a pretty low throw and staying power, but that is fine for me 80+ degree weather.
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    On Imagination

    The amber and honey in this are so perfect. It is an uplifting scent, reminds me a bit of the recent Milk Moon, and the Coconut in the smoked vanilla and fig trio but with amber. I did not expect to love this, and I really really love this. Beautiful scent for a summer night.
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    I received this as a frimp and did not check reviews or notes before testing. So glad I didn’t, as I probably would have hesitated to test it due to the notes. I do love moss and patchouli, but I never know what oudh will do or how indolic it will be. It’s not as dark of a scent as I had thought it would be by just glancing at the notes! It takes a turn from cool and bright to a bit warmer once the myrrh has time on the skin. Really nice! After an hour I can’t really pick out single notes, which is fine with me, as it’s a gorgeous blend.