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Missanneshirleyofgg

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  1. Missanneshirleyofgg

    Jólabókaflóð

    This arrived in the mail a few days ago and since our climate is mild right now, I tested that evening. It is definitely a good book scent. I used to be active in Paperback Swap, and the lovely scent of receiving someone's treasured hardback book and settling down to read a cozy mystery while my children were napping has so many good feels for me. This is gently and lovingly blended, it is as if a librarian stirred the Dewey decimal system into a cauldron Over a little hearth. I think for me this is a sleep scent, and since I like to go to sleep reading first on my kindle, this will supply the ambiance of the hardback books I romantically love best, with the convenience of my reader.
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    Ancient Junk

    Teakwood, sweet myrrh, beeswax rosin, and driftwood. I smelled this at the the Dirty South Lunacy, but didn’t get to skin test. In the bottle it smelled light and sweet, but I wanted to do a larger test area than I had room on my arms and wrists after trying out so many new scents from the Lupercalia collection, so I did not skin test that day. My decant came yesterday in the mail, and I did a full test this morning. So far this is my favorite from the release. The beeswax is most prominent on skin, and in the background there is the softest floral note. I do not enjoy florals very often, and tend to find them too prominent in scents, but this is so light, that I am thinking it must be the driftwood which I read can smell slightly like Sandalwood as a scent note. So, not a true floral, more sandalwood. I suppose this could be called a powdery note as well, however, it’s so ethereal, so blissfully soft and so pretty that I would own a thousand powdery scents if they all emulated this. It has medium throw and wear length. ETA: medium throw, but it’s eight hours since I applied and still going strong.
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    Old books... Books, paper, libraries

    Jolabokaflod (Jólabókaflóðið: A dribble of candle wax, distant hearth-smoke, a fleck of chocolate Yule log, and aged, yellowing paper bound by well-loved leather that has passed through many gentle hands.) arrived in the mail yesterday and since our climate is mild right now, I tested that evening. It is definitely a good book scent. I used to be active in Paperback Swap, and the lovely scent of receiving someone's treasured hardback book and settling down to read a cozy mystery while my children were napping has so many good feels for me. This is gently and lovingly blended, it is as if a librarian stirred the Dewey decimal system into a cauldron Over a little hearth. I think for me this is a sleep scent, and since I like to read at bedtime, will be just as loved as an old book.
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    Shub-Niggurath

    I smell Archway Soft Gingerbread Cookies. The ginger has a "bite" that I could relate to being observed as "evil gingerbread", but can gingerbread ever truly be evil? Maybe if Morticia Addams baked it up.... it's very good. It has that bite that crystallized ginger has, and the vanilla smells like a little bit of frosting. Not getting cinnamon either, which is good for someone like me who amps cinnamon in ALL THE THINGS. Lovely. Would like to come by this in a swap, or buy a FS.
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    My Little Themysciran Princess

    I am not sure what notes I am predominantly smelling on this one, but it's so light and pretty. I keep waivering between thinking I am getting some of the metal notes from El Dorado, and then believing I am picking up some sort of roadside florals with honey. I do not pick up coconut, which is a win for me as it usually leans sun tan on me . Definitely a pleasant spring scent, or anytime you feel like you wanna be *precious*.
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    Blood Popsicle

    In vial: light fruit, spices.... indoles? Wet: Big Giant Burst of Jasmine or Lilac??? Very high indole scent. Dry: Floral with tiny bit of spice. Floral lovers would appreciate, very summery.
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    Feeding The Dead

    In bottle: beer, very very sweet cake scent that's yum. Wet on skin: big blast of a perfume scent and no cake. Whyyyyyyyyyyy? Want More cake, more cake!!! Dry: soft incense, light cake, very discernible beer note. Might love this, definitely going to slather test and revisit. Love the soft incense so much!
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    Old books... Books, paper, libraries

    This discussion is so cozy. This discussion makes me feel like I am reading old books. i am waiting to receive a couple bookish scents in the mail. I have bpal svarta fönix bókaflóð (A warm cup of chai, the purr of a bookstore cat, and a roaring fireplace nestled in a library, with books of every size, shape, age, and genre resting on the polished mahogany shelves.) and it definitely has a library vibe, but a touch cologne to me. Still, it's very cozy, the mahogany note adds something rich to the background that I am loving.
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    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

    In bottle: "meh". Smells like lavender. Lots of lavender. (Puts aside to destash) curious..... wet: Oh wait, something is sweet here. Is that the beeswax, or the stone note? The incense though. Wowza. The lavender is so soft and smooth, wth? Gah, I am digging this, it's so smooth, that stone note is so pretty. It's like the tiniest bit of NAVA Dino limestone (the tangyness, but so soft and not harsh), I need to smell more BPal stone notes... dry: Going to need a full bottle *cries*
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    Bears of Berlin

    In bottle: boozy, with a lovely Musk. On skin wet: I pick up a burst of Musk at the beginning of application, and its soft and fuzzy and such a lovely "my skin but better" scent. It's so good. Booze is burning off and now it's all this warm fuzzy skin Musk. So pretty. Dry: Now I get a similar cider vibe. The spice is coming forward and it's this odd mulling spice but not apple. Interesting, I like this. It's a skin hugging scent on me. Low throw, but intimate and cozy. Glad I bought a half bottle of this one. ❤️
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