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Missanneshirleyofgg

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  1. Missanneshirleyofgg

    The Shore of the Lollypop Sea

    This goes on skin as a super sticky blueberry candy. Smells a little warm and melty. Like a hard candy thats been left in your pocket. The salt is mildly present, but it isnt aquatic in the least on my skin. The blueberry calms down in the first five minutes, but that impression I had of warmth remains. It could almost be interpreted as candle, but not that this smells like candle… just that it smells like a warm blueberry candy. It definitely is not a realistic blueberry note, nor is it tart as the Blueberry in Blueberry Sufganiyiot was (which made it so foodie). I collect blueberry scents, and this is a fun one to try, but, when I pulled out the bottle this morning I wondered why I had been content to only have a low partial and application yielded why. For blueberry candy scents, I prefer Blue Lollipops: a sweeter, sugary, more kiddie simple blueberry candy blend that I find fun.
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    Hideous Heart

    Every once in awhile I find one cinnamon scent that truly is candy on my skin. I find the term “red hots” tossed around for a general disdain of cinnamon but I seldom actually sniff that candyish scent in a perfume. BUT WHOA DADDY, I JUST FOUND IT IN HIDOUS HEART. Perhaps the cherry accord used here in combination with the cinnamon is what is so cinnamon candy like? As it dries down the cinnamon becomes smoother and the cherry stronger, but the hot cinnamon candy effect remains. No licorice for me at all. Bummer, as I love licorice! Smells like a fall craft store as it continues to dry. Like cinnamon broom. At this stage I get the above cough syrup references…. Meh.
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    Anesthesia

    This smells like winter air feels. Like, when you step outside and the cold air instantly chills your face and inhalation stings a bit. Its brisk and invigorating. It reminds me exactly of waking up early on a weekend morning in wintery West Virginia and wanting to get a jump on shoveling snow out of the driveway at my grandparents home. Their driveway is long and its a morning to midday task to clear it. If we didnt get started early, my grandfather would do it himself and this worried my grandmother as she didnt like her 80 plus year old husband getting a chill. It is so cold out and the air is dry and chilly and the stock whiteness of everything makes your eyes sting. But something feels so rewarding about looking back on nice tracks of pavement greeting you where heavy snow had been. My grandmothers home is warm and waiting. I am getting the sharp mint and a very herbal lavender in equal proportions. The mint is almost menthol to me, definitely sinus clearing! I get just a bit of bergamot, it might be what is making me perceive the lavender as so herbaceous. This is not a sleep scent for me, it is more a refreshing zingy scent to wear while hanging winter holiday decorations outside, since Georgia will not get the snow I miss from West Virginia. I do not need a bottle but will keep this decant for just such a purpose!
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    Third Eye Extraction

    Was gifted a decant of this by a friend! The white musk really is milky here, although I would not say that its dairy milk, more that it goes on creamy and smooth. I get alot of mugwort and its so comforting: fresh. The lavender is well blended with the mugwort and white musk and I feel that the combined total presents as a delightful dreamy blend that would be perfect to wear anytime ones thoughts feel disheveled, or in circumstances where you feel you need to be more grounded. I keep leaning in to huff my wrist, and the overall scent presentation is one of ambivalence to change, a gentle contemplation of what is to be. I do not smell any clove or dragons blood resin, Thats OK as I have blends I enjoy for those notes and can not imagine it would add to my pleasure in this blend to have them be prominent. Adding this to my wishlist.
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    The Necromancer

    Let this rest a couple days before testing. Right now this is an odd one on me. Not sure what I’m smelling or what I’m thinking about what I’m smelling. Sometimes I get a little bit of green cucumber from paper/book accords. Those are the ones I dislike the most. Right now what I’m getting from this perfume is a light cucumber and cinnamon with the velvet note. I like the velvet note. And the cucumber style paper note is not bad. What’s confusing me is the cinnamon. Or maybe it’s the paper and cinnamon. Without a vanilla or or perhaps a creamy blended resin to ground everything. I am not able to smell the rosewater, or the lilac. I think those two notes would’ve been a welcome addition to this as well. Like I said … confused. Like blindfolded and swinging at a pinata I can not see and am not even sure is there. I may revisit this and I may let this review stand as it is a metaphor For when I cannot interpret a scent and have no clue what actually I smell.
  6. Missanneshirleyofgg

    Yule Cat Answers

    Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of? Alisz if ordering from lab. Oops, i bought second hand Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? Struggling with dermatitis right now and having to opt out of bath products except I am trying to use luvmilk (or other brands) bath salts or soaks as I dont rub those directly in skin. Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)? Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!) no dyes for these in salts or milk baths: Lofty Castle, Star Circus, Wedding Day Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon) Well, this was my question so I am the one making these. But If you are the one who likes to crochet, mermaid colors please. BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like. My questions! But i do love me some foodie wax melts, and also my husband likes foodie mints Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?  Boozy cake yea, fruitcake no (i dislike the citron and green bits) How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits? Very much yes and please include a handwritten drink recipe you use it in for sentimental purposes? Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but.. OMG, lavender brown sugar? Holy cow yessssss.. My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them? I am an incense newb, but would try. Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you? nom. any.  Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest? I believe you! I love body scrubs and sucar sceubs and I am on a hiatus until o get a skin condition cleared (and feel sad) House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size! Oh, I have a metal allergy. Boo.  What size do you typically wear in sweaters/sweatshirts? S = 4 M = 6  I sometimes like cozy oversized, that would be the medium. Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?  I love Maple Fudge! I love boozy rum cakes, rum balls, crispy cookies (not chocolate chip, peanut butter). generally i hate peanut butter in anything desert, btw. I love homemade hard candies, too! And from scratch cakes, but not anything from a cake mix… I taste the cake mix unless its got rum in it. 😂 Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB? No… peanut butter us not something I enjoy in deserts. Nother Question: I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following:  Lavender Rose Lemon Orange Vanilla Thyme Ginger Spice  I may even combine some of those! I would bot nope any of them, but need to know how to use the Thyme Sugar! Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!) UGH! I think a bath bomb in Sparkling Snow would not flare my current dermatitis predicament. NEW QUESTION Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments. Which do you love most? THAT WHITE CAT PIN. YOU BEST POKE ME CAUSE I MIGHT GET PANICY AND SNAG FOR MYSELF.
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    Yule Cat

    Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of? Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)? Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!) Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon) BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like. Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?  How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits? Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two. Interested in anything from Odins Daughter? My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them? Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you?  Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest? House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size!  What size do you typically wear in sweaters/sweatshirts? S = 4 M = 6  L = 8/10 XL = 12 1XL - 14/16  2XL - 18/20 3XL - 22 4XL - 24  Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?  Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB? Nother Question: I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following:  Lavender Rose Lemon Orange Vanilla Thyme Ginger Spice  I may even combine some of those! Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!) NEW QUESTION Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments. Which do you love most? IF YOU LIKE COFFEE --- Do you like any specific roast more than another? Light? Dark? Medium? Breakfast Blend? Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, fancy anything? Teeturtle has some adorable designs and their t-shirts often go on sale. Any designs that appeal? Is anyone else here an Erin Morgenstern fan?? https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/711842/the-phantomwise-tarot-by-erin-morgenstern/ Anything from the Lunacy You are eyeballing? https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/late-october-2022/?fbclid=IwAR3OzugxYK-rNtwgJBFwUfRSp_jneUcOmEgAfwRdgC_dlM0tRESwX244rqM What kind of cat representations do you like? Realistic? Modern/abstract? Cartoony? Cellar Door Bath Supply just sent out their black friday promo - wondering what looks good, if anything, to my Yule kitten Did I ask what your favorite nut is?
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    The Waltz of the Snowflakes

    I received a decant of this as a gift from a forumite. In vial big burst of menthol and same on application. Then, Even while the wrist is still damp from perfume application, a sweet vanilla emeges. The vanilla is a foodie one to my nose and as the scent begins to dry down, becomes vanilla and pine! This is a favorite stage , but heads up to all wondering: the menthol is not a top note for me and does remain present through dry down. It just isnt a major player past application. It smells like the chill of winter air and pines. So, somehow to this add some super sugary and sweet vanilla. It might not work for you if you wished for a basic snow scent. But if your a foodie and just dappling in atmospherics, this would be lovely to try. I would wear this while decorating my christmas tree. Theres a candy cane in vanilla cocoa and I am wearing my most cozy flannels and watching It’s A Wonderful Life. The ornaments are crocheted white snowflakes, heavily starched, being pulled from an old cardboard box from layers of time worn tissue paper. ❤️
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    Berlin Girls 1925

    This is FANCY. Was gifted a decant of this to try and wowzers. I am getting a vanilla fougere and then the toasted almond: which, I perceived as nutmeg until I read notes! I suppose the toasting is what gave it this nutty spice smell. Super yum. Jasmine surfaces as it begins to dry on skin. At this stage, I no longer imagine that I am smelling nutmeg. It s so lovely. Fancy. That must be what I thought was fancy! It isnt indolic in the least. So pretty. This isnt. delicate pretty scent though, Its bold on my skin. I want more of this Jasmine accord. All the things. This jasmine hugs the wrists like a cuff. The vanilla fougere is the scent those three feet away would love. Only those leaning in to whisper in your ear will smell the lovely jasmine. It hovers in the masculine to cologne once or twice, but manages to stay on the feminine side more the masculine or even gender neutral. I would wear this to dine out in. I would want to wear something sexy, This is a body hugging dress with a drapey shawl covering the shoulders. So happy I got to try and wouldnt turn down a larger decant but Since I never get to go out to dine (sad cries) I only need decants.
  10. Missanneshirleyofgg

    krampus!

    I leave for a ten-day trip to Paris and London in one week's time and I'd love to bring back a goody or two if my Naughty/Nice Puss has any requests! Something locally made by. female artisan. Examples: necklace, scarf… are you interested in an advent calendar? What kind? (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.) no…. I forget to open them. Officially asking for your krampus preference, naughty children! CAT! I hand-make light-weight hair falls, the kind that is NOT meant to look real, but more like doll (or Dolly) hair. I use stuff like recycled silk, ribbon yarn and the like to keep them extremely light-weight and pretty. Is this something you would like? If so, tell me your color preferences (the more options, the better!) plus any allergies I should know about (wool, alpaca, silk etc), and length. I work in gym and keep sweaty hair in. tight low ponytail. This lovely creation would be wasted on me. ☹️ Would you like a super ugly "Christmas" sweater with krampus all over it?? Nah. Krampus socks though! Cat krampus socks. Is there anything you particularly have your fingers crossed for on your wishlist? Hmmmm, thats so kind to ask. I think the ones I want the most are also the hardest things to find. And having wishes makes me happy as it gives me things to daydream over. Anything given in love makes me feel happy, so do not sweat my wishlist. are you hoping for more perfumes or more non-smelly goodies? I will have yule perfumes incoming from arcana and bpal, so if its more fun to shop for other items, that works for me, too. dear Victim, are you in need of a squishable krampus? (or other squishable?) I think these would become a dog or cat victim in my home. Anything from Penzy's to show you praise or to punish your wicked tongue? not familiar with their catalog, but if they have an herb mix that you would add oil to for bread dipping YES. Do you like homemade fudge if it is Krampus'ed up? If krampus upped means boozy, yes. would you like a piece of Krampus themed art? Either watercolor, resin, polymer clay, or wire wrap? Watercolor! I'm probably going to place an order for October 33rd once I get paid next week. Are there any BPALs (recently released or otherwise) that you would love to get on St. Nicholas Day? welp. Pumpkin Rum cake cause i ordered then they added it. Is there anything you'd be interested in from Loreworks? Please note, the body wash is marketed as body wash/bubble bath, but it DOES contain SLS for those who avoid it.) Bodywashes are nice. dear victim, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy? no Dearest Victim, might you bed a fan of the glorious old punk band, the Damned? I'm seeing them perform on Friday, so there might be things like tour t-shirts or stickers available- would any of this be of interest to you? (if not, no worries, I can worship them enough for the both of us! ) no Dear *ahem* Victim *snicker* ... Would you enjoy a 2023 wall calendar? No. I forget tp use them. Victim, is there anything you would like from the Zeep holiday collection releasing on November 1st? (see this post) ohhhhh any non apple wax sounds fun, especially in clammies as it wouldnt be too extrvgent an expense for my partner. Interested in cranberry ones and pine ones and cookies and peppermint, Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake? Boozy all the things BUT fruitcake. I dislike the citron. How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits? YES Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two. Yum, yes! I want to make altered altoid tins for Christmas. Would you like one? Ha ha, my question. YES What kind of homemade cookies do you like? not a cookie fan… but like when I do get cookies its the pepperidge farm Bordeaux cookies. I just found copy cat recipes and am going to try to bake them! Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips? (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.) no thank you. Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? I am having issues with dermatitis and avoiding all skincare right now except milkys bathsalts feom luvmilk
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    March Hare

    I tested this before reading notes and just want to say, I wouldnt have known it was Apricot beforehand. I thought I was smelling red raspberry! @doomsday_disco sent me some to try. This is a good late summer scent to my nose, and now that I know I am sniffing apricot, it was the tang of the apricot that I was mistaking for red raspberry (specifically red, not black. We grew both growing up and they are quite distinct from one another in scent and flavor). I am not getting the kernel from the apricot at all, just ripe, tart luscious fruit. Yum! The clove smells warm, and for me makes the apricot smell like something heated and cooked on the stove. My mother does, in fact, serve apricots cooked for late Sunday breakfasts. If you have not tried them as a breakfast delicacy, they are quite complimentary to the hardier, salty carb laden brunch foods. Anyhow, thats how I perceive the clove in this blend. Something cooked and satisfying with the tart apricots. This is a simple blend according to the notes, but on my skin smells so much more complex. Its actually broadened my horizons here as Apricot was a note I previously skipped feeling that like peach, would be a note I enjoyed but wouldnt reach for. I can see myself reaching for this and find it innocuous for a fruit heavy blend, and something I could wear in all atmospheres. The scent cools on skin as it cools down and at this stage It smells less like brunch and more like a delicate garden party, or tea time, treat. Three hours later: The clove seems to continue to recede and the apricot becomes less warm and more fresh and fuzzy. Lovely! Not sure I need to track down. bottle, but will e joy this decant immensely and will revisit when I empty it.
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    Hildegard’s Cakes of Joy

    Welp. I just applied this and got cinnamon bread and then incense. I guess the incense was the spelt? A perfume can never be too sweet for me, so a little sad that this was more dry and spicy. Super interesting to try tho!
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    Moon When The Cherries Turn Black

    This late summer lunacy appeals to me as a gorgeous autumnal Cherry. Everything about it screams fall to me. Dark musks, tobacco. dried currants, smoked amber. On application this has a huge blast of almond. Stinging when sniffing skin close, its that strong. Like most almond blends on my skin, it is a fleeting top note. I happened to be skin testing Cherry Red and Moon at the same time today, and in doing so was able to see that Moon When the Cherries Turn Black is not as much cherry as I originally thought! Side by side testing with a double cherry blend, I could isolate the tobacco and the black currants better. Its a rich and fruity perfume, but again reminding me of early autumn as everything seems over ripe and as if its been allowed to stay on the tree/shrub until the branch itself is beginning to to droop with the heavy full fruits. Thats my wrist, y’all… laden with bursting fruits, whiffs of sweet tobacco and dark resins. As someone who is always looking for a perfume for October and November that isn’t cinnamon, this is a perfect find. ❤️
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    Cherry Red

    I am having the same experience as @doomsday_disco with the red musk, on application I get little and maybe even none (I am wondering if the softness in the background is the musk). I am super excited because I had hoped a scent with multiple cherries would over power the red musk (It seldom works on my skin and tends to dominate other notes in blends for me). If there is red musk on my skin then, it presents itself as a background softness only. So having declared this scent would appear to be safe for some red musk haters, lets talk cherries. In bottle this is indeed Luden cough drop like. And I anticipated would go on skin heavy almond since Maraschino cherries have almond extract in the syrup, and it does go on the skin as almond, but not as much almond as Moon When The Cherries Turn Black which was heavy almond on application for me. In the first five to ten minutes the almondish top note disappears on my skin and then I am left with the Bing Cherries and Sugar dominating the fragrance. This phase puts me in mind of F#@k! And its my favorite phase as F#@k is a cherry winner for me. The almond free Bing Cherry and Sugar phase that reminds me of F#@k stays linear through first hour of wear. I am going to come back to this review at the three to four hour mark and report what the last stages of dry down present. This is a keeper on me, and I am so glad I splurged. I have been “cherry shy” and avoided cherry scents after a sad almond blasting run of “I do not smell cherries only almonds” in 2017 that left me believing all cherry accords would fail on my skin. Super fun to have Beth prove me wrong! TL;DR: Brief disappearing almond, do not fear the red musk, sugary cherry reminds me of F#@k.
  15. Missanneshirleyofgg

    Film Noir Femme Fatale Experiment

    Was super excited to try this scent from the Purge. In bottle, smells like a white floral with a little green edge. On skin it begins much the same way, pretty white floral with a slightly green edge, but as it dries Its becomes a tuberose dominant scent on my skin, powdery and mildly indolic and less green. I wish I was picking up on the dark berries because I feel its exactly what the blend needed and was a perfect compliment for the tuberose, too. It smells *fancy*. Its very pretty. Am I selfish because I wanted more of the amber and berries? 100% YES. If I reach and think about it too hard, I can imagine this as a body wash in a ritzy spa. I like those body washes and buy them. Then I never use them. They sit beside my tub and I stare at them and daydream about going back on a future vacation and getting a good massage and buying more of the spa bodywash. And still I do not use, cause if I use what will remind me that I want to go back? I feel like i am going to sit and stare at this perfume and imagine how lovely it would have been if I picked up the berries and consider it very fancy but not wear it. Brief note: I am thinking this might have been an older shelved project because the black honey is not the honey I have experienced in recent lab fresh releases. Its a tiny bit of sweetness in the background, but not a thick layer of sticky syrup.
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