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Threemoons

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    Twilight Grooming Scene w So Judgey Hair Gloss
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    All of the Snake Oil and Silky Bat variations, all the red, black, green, brown, etc musks! Also all the black leather and other leathers!

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  1. Threemoons

    So Judgey Hair Gloss

    Finally getting around to reviewing this one! I forgot how much I love it. On me, it's a sort of bitter lemon, almost spa-like, smells like a fancy high-end cocktail. Definitely a bit of the fizz/champagne thing going on also but it's not the star of the show; on me, the bitter/herbal lemon is.
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    Twilight Grooming Scene

    This one has aged so gorgeously. Revisited this one after a long while. In the bottle: Getting really lovely orange oil and green leafy/chypre notes, emphasis on the orange, almost like orange oil and orange tree leaves crushed together. On, wet: Rushes into an almost spa-type thing; getting a very clean resin of sorts in the background, with slightly more complex florals in it. Drydown: I'm left with a lovely faint floral (the violet note?) with a hint of orange oil lingering in the background.
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    Cold Moon 2020

    Okay, so just got my bottle last night; showered this AM and put it on along with the matching T-shirt, and drinking some fudge-flavored iced coffee from Bones Coffee, so I am all set to go on this one. In the bottle: Straight-up perfect Fudgesicle from afternoon snack time at summer camp growing up. As in perfect sensory memory match. On, wet: Fudgesicle note bursts open along with a few bright sparks of some kind of winter garland thing...getting a bit of white chilly floral and a hint of fresh evergreen balsam. Now it's festive fudge that you get from the candy counter of a Christmas tree ornament shop! Drydown--after about two hours it dries down to a sort of sophisticated cocoa powder, snow notes, and that chilly winter garland thing with tiny glimmers of balsam in it. Really pretty and so comforting -- again this is one of the most memory-triggering scents that I've come across in a while. How do you do DIY room sprays? Thanks!
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    Wisdom, Justice, Moderation

    In light of the Georgia runoffs, I opened my new bottle of this. WOW what a lovely and uplifting scent. In the bottle: Fresh peaches and peach blossom, and something like sweetgrass. On, wet: Grassy note opens up a little bit, along with some real jasmine notes (NOT cat pee jasmine for those adverse to it) but it's still All About Peach Trees. Drydown: This reminds me of heat shimmer in the summer, in someplace with a peach tree. It's a wonderful summery scent for the winter of our discontent. After drydown, some kind of woody note is in the background; again, if this is the cedar note it's NOT cedar chest strong; it's more like aged cedar lawn furniture and again, peach, florals, and sweetgrass stay front and center on this one.
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    Berlin Girls

    Started the new year partying like it's 1921--broke out my unused bottle of this. Wow, does this one switch up on me. In the bottle: Sweet floral with an overlay of strong hot red pepper. On, wet: Here's the crazy part--if I put it on exposed skin (inside of elbow, etc) it opens up into a floral thing with some berries and maybe a back note of patchouli. BUT if I put it on under clothing--shoulder blades etc--I get a spicy patch leather thing going on. Really two sides of the same coin; think femme dom from a naughty nightclub during the Weimar era--they really nailed this one! Long morphy dry down lands on (for both clothed/unclothed areas) into a dry complex floral with little pops of patch and amber. I always do my best to try to get BPAL KS exclusives and I'm glad I got this one.
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    Coffee Beans & Copal

    This is one of the last few Yules that I have from last year that I haven't formally worn yet. Another case of ageing making a huge wonderful difference! When I first got it, I got a blast of coffee beans, something sharp, and then...not a lot. Now it's lovely. In the bottle: Fresh black coffee beans, like when you open a new bag of unground dark roast beans, braided with very sharp, resinous whiffs of copal that are almost like lemon furniture polish but not quite just. On, wet: The notes mingle more and mellow each other out; the coffee bean gets more assertive yet smoother and the copal calms down into a gorgeous fresh resinous smoke kind of thing. Drydown: After several hours of running back and forth between my apartment and different chores/shops, it dried down to this gorgeous, resinous powdery thing that is almost like a light bronze amber if that makes any sense; both the coffee and the copal had totally melded into something else. Nice!
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    Frostbitten Black Phoenix

    Okay, today I had another "happy rediscovery." Last year I got both Black Phoenix and Frostbitten Black Phoenix. I had done preliminary sniffs of both but had not gotten around to FBBP. This is even LOVELIER after a year of chilling out with the pals in the crate. In the bottle: Honeyed marzipan, with some kind of white floral. On, wet: I'm getting some dark fruit notes, like deep dark plums, coming to the party along with that marzipan and honey note. It's a very rich, dense scent. Drydown: Surprisingly, a lot of the almond/marzipan notes fade and I'm left with a plum/floral sort of skin musk with an echo of honeyed sweetness. Lots of folks reported strong rose with this one but I am not really getting anything that shouts "only rose" out of this, but there is a lovely white tea rose element her. Really gorgeous and festive.
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    Mountain Temple

    Ok, rare case where I let a BPAL age a whole year! Today I reached for my bottle after trying it when I got it last year. When I first got it, it was all sandalwood on me and no pine..it's not that I didn't like it but I just moved on to other things. Pulled it out today again and WOW. Total switcheroo! In the bottle: LOTS of fresh pine and a hint of snow, with the tiniest wisp of sandalwood. On, wet: Pine, spruce, and snow notes, sandalwood is in there but getting drowned out. Drydown: Gorgeous sandalwood incense/skin musk notes, almost, with dried pine wood in the background. Gorgeous!
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    Weisse Maus v4

    Very interesting blast from the past; got a bottle just recently. In the bottle: This reminds me of very old-school high end perfume from the 20's: Green, sharp floral with a bit of aldehyde/almost hair spray tinge to it; wana say almost like an ancient bottle of L'Air du Temps as remembered from my Grandma's vanity but with a fresher bend. On, wet: Opens up with more white florals--maybe a touch of linden blossom as well as jasmine? Also a sort of waxy/paraffin note like a non-wax candle or expensive lipstick? Hair wax? Drydown--Notes stay stable but you get more of the "cosmetic" scent and white floral musk--think the powder/changing room for a Berlin cabaret in the 20's. Love it.
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    Pumpkin Doob

    Wore this for a Zoom job interview that I knew was gonna be 50% bullshit by weight. Suited up, but afterwards put on real clothes and slathered myself in this while placing a Drizly order--no legal weed in NYS yet alas. Anyway, onto the perfume: Yeah, that's some sticky icky alright. Raw herb flower. On, wet: The PS starts to come out a bit, and it's a sharp, strong Pumpkin Spice that somehow accentuates the higher notes on the herb. Drydown: Spicy 50/50 split of fresh herb and PS. I must smell like the good stuff (haven't smoked in a zillion years) because when my Drizly order came, I got the HUGEST smile from the delivery guy and it wasn't just my large tip, I am sure...
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    Day-Old Ham

    Finally got an imp of this; I NEED a full bottle NOW. I LOVE IT. IT'S HAM. IT'S DAY OLD GLAZED OVERSALTED ROASTED HAM. I want to bathe in this stuff and take in all of the hammy goodness.
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    Blue Moon 2020

    I'm getting a gorgeous blue floral aquatic skin musk thing with this. It's as lovely as I thought it would be.
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    Cryophobia

    Got a frottle of this with a big order! In the bottle: I'm getting mild eucalyptus and grapefruit with a bit of bitter herbs. On, wet: A dry, cool note picks up--getting some fresh mint stem and a whiff of some kind of resin. Drydown: I'm left with a soft mint and mild eucalyptus blend--not Vicks Vapor Rub eucalyptus but more of a dried flower arrangement eucalyptus blend, with pops of citrussy resin. Rather nice! If anyone here got it back in 2014, how was it then?
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    Pine Smoke Hair Gloss

    I loved this when I first got it, and it's aged beautifully. The pine needle/sap/bark note is still the star of the show, but it sparkles bright against the deep background of incense notes--it is NOT a "cleaning product/cat pee" pine by far! I'm having fun using it as a layering scent as well as on its own.
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    A Demon and Her Unholy Basketball

    SO glad I got this--it reminds me of a PS version of Fire HG almost! In the bottle: Lots of pumpkin spice sugar with maybe a bit more of a burn to it/some caramelization? On, wet: The brimstone note starts to pick up a bit. It needs to be fully dry before the red musk note starts to peek out, and unlike a lot of other BPAL red musk blends, in this one the red musk actually stays in the background/more of a middle note. Really liking this one; shoulda been a Weenie! 😃
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