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About mishi-bear

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  • Birthday 08/12/1989


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    Allegory of Chastity
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    Vanilla (cream, bean, musk, flower, any and all vanilla), white chocolate, marshmallow, honey/honeycomb, cream/milk, beeswax, leather, papyrus, rose, peony, wisteria, plumeria, lilac, cherry blossom, pikake, lavender, sage, coriander, cardamom, apple, pear, apricot, peach, blood orange, coconut, white musk, fur musks, amber, dragon's blood, champaca/nag champa, aldehydes, hinoki, mahogany, birch.

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  1. The wrist sniff of this is close to other reviews. Not really any lemon on me, more like a vanilla cookie with some honey sweet florals. The throw however is... coconut sun screen, or lotion. I don't usually amp coconut or anything so it's a strange outcome. It almost smells like it has shea in it as well. If this smelled like the wrist sniff on me the entire time, I'd adore it, but alas. Don't really need a coconut sun screen scent.
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    Baby’s First Ballista

    not too much 'cookie' to my nose, more vanilla and oak. reminds me a lot of Haloes.
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    Aoede, Melete, Mneme

    Buttery warm vanilla caramel. Very heavily foodie, delicious smelling.
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    Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards

    White rose! Very very white rose. A sort of waterier, paler rose. The spice from the clove makes it smell almost like a carnation. Does go a bit soapy on me but is overall all right.
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    The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter

    On initial application this smells a lot like incense and a fancy hand soap to me, but with some wear time it mellows out and I can get what it's going for. I think what initially reads as 'hand soap' to my nose is a mix of the paper, a mild leather note, and the herbs. There is a sort of incense tone to the background of this, which might be the gunpowder? It has a powdery quality to it. With further wear time it becomes a paper heavy book smell, with whiffs of herbal notes and gunpowder, and a hint of leather.
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    Sister Mary Loquacious

    Lemon, vanilla, and a very fruity pebbles smelling bergamot. Pleasant and sour-sweet, but this had very low throw and wear time on me.
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    Harlow's Lace

    I'll be honest in that I'm one of few who normally hates the Lace blends, something about the tobacco in them is a tobacco that does NOT sit well on my skin. Still I'm a sucker for anything to do with 'puppy musk', so I gave this a try, and I'm glad I did. The tobacco in this is the tobacco that i actually do like, a warmer and richer more caramelized tobacco. It has a sort of butterscotch or butter rum smell to it that I just adore, made even more rich and warm by the honey and labdanum. Definitely sweeter and more foody than I thought it would be. The musk is mild but present, but I can't say I get any cognac or any spun sugar, and barely any vanilla.
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    I Sit and Sew

    I often avoid scents that mention jasmine in the notes because it's usually a screaming high pitched floral note that overwhelms the rest of the scent and gives me a headache... but in this blend, the jasmine behaves itself wonderfully. Lovely notes of candied florals (mostly the violet, but yes, the jasmine is here too) riding a wave of soft sheer vanilla on a bed of clean refreshing tea. Very pretty, very feminine, definitely a good spring and summer blend.
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    First Morning in Paris

    I like oudh, a lot. I've had some oudh heavy scents that I've loved before. This oudh, however, is 100% horse manure to my nose. Really funky, really unpleasant. Oh well.
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    Où Sont les Jouets S’il Vous Plaît

    Well, this is the first time I've gotten to experience the dreaded "baby doll head" scent from a BPAL. This is entirely fakey strawberry scented soft plastic on my skin.
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    Paris Gargoyles

    This scent is really hard for me to wrap my head around to give a concise review. I didn't really know what to expect heading in, but it's still beyond what I thought it'd be. There's definitely a stone note to this, sort of sweet, very architectural. A bit damp? I get something in the background that is like a light clean tea. There's also a hint of woodiness from the teak, but most of the woodiness in this blend seems to be predominantly from the oudh, which is woody and a bit musky. The russet musk is very hard for me to describe... It does have a light fruitiness to it, and I can see where an above reviewer picked it out as plum. But it's not -really- fruity smelling. Just vaguely. A hint of something warm and brown... Overall this scent is very interesting and not quite like anything I've smelled from BPAL before. Very unisex smelling. Nice throw and longevity to it as well.
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    Heart-Shaped Beanie on the Metro

    Lovely and sweet pink rose with some sweet citrusy orange blossom giving the rose more depth. The rose in this definitely reminds me of the rose in Cinq as well. As the blend dries the sweetness smells more like a distinct granulated sugar note, and the orange blossom comes out a bit more.
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    Dead Leaves and Warm Sugar Cookies

    Very dead leaf heavy. Bitter, vegetal, a bit cologney. The sugar cookies do sweeten up the blend considerably though. Warm, bready, with a toasty sugar smell. You do have to like the Dead Leaves scent to like this one though... which I do not. It's just too much.
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    Happy and Dauntless and Sagacious

    Lots of tart fruit at the top. Mostly the raspberry here. It's very nice, fairly realistic. The red currant is a bit sweeter than the raspberry but a lot more mild overall. I get it on wrist sniff but not really in the throw. The goat's milk is sort of tangy in a way as well. Borderline yogurty but not quite. It's not as tangy and has a bit of creamy sweetness to it that's more milky. Overall this is a pretty nice scent, but definitely sour.
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    Pumpkin Dust

    The pumpkin to this smells very raw. Almost yammy, pulpy, orange. The honey powder is interesting. It definitely has that honey sweetness but is definitely a powder. Has a sort of make up or talcum powder scent to it, which has a distinct sweetness of its own alongside the honey sweetness. Also makes this smell a touch 'clean'. Overall I actually dig this one quite a bit. You definitely have to be someone who is into powder scents to like this though.