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  1. samanare

    Psalm 146:9

    I get a lot of labdanum at first. It takes a while, but the vetiver does start to come out more and more. For me, starts off as a labdanum scent, ends as a vetiver scent. I don't get any cacao or vanilla, though I do suspect it helps to mellow out the scent.
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    Lemongrass & Tonka

    I get pure lemongrass. It's that sweet-citrus scent I associate with lemongrass. Very strong and great throw. I do not get tonka at all. To me it's like I stuck my face in a jar of lemongrass tea. I love citrus so I do enjoy this one, just wish it was more complex.
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    Strawberry and Rosebud

    This is pure strawberry on me. I cannot pick out the rosebud, but the scent has a certain roundness to it that I imagine comes from the rose. Unfortunately, strawberry has a tendency to smell fake and shampoo like for me and this is no exception. I was really hoping this would be more of a rose-strawberry partnership, but I imagine strawberry lovers will like it.
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    Tiki King

    This is pretty much pure coconut on me. The coconut is more on the meaty side and has a woodsy musk to it (I'm guessing that's both the black musk and bark). I'm imagining a coconut that just fell off the tree.
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    Sister Mary Loquacious

    A sweet, airy scent. I definitely get vanilla, not so much the incense part, and it's a very sweet, airy vanilla, without being light, if that makes sense. I get more bergamot than lemon, but it's definitely citrus. Overall, a sweet and well rounded blend of vanilla and bergamot.
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    Champagne and lemon-lime candy. Very bubbly and it smells more and more like a lemon drop as the scent wears.
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    Starts off as straight cherry hard candy. As it wears, I get more and more rose, but the sugary, cherry flavored candy still dominates. On me, this smells very close to Rose Jam from Lush.
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    Big Bertha's Big Molasses Muffins

    Straight molasses cookies on me. Very foodie, slightly buttery and the sugar is balanced out nicely by the spice of the molasses.
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    Sugary mint candy. Not the after dinner mints, but rather a sugary, hard candy frosted with mint. I do not get apple at all. I do like that the amount of sugar takes the scent into candy territory and away from a more musky mint scent, but you still have to really like mint to like this scent (IMO).
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    Juniper and Lemon Balm

    Lemon balm dominates this scent on me, with juniper playing a supporting role. The juniper takes it away from being medicinal, while the lemon keeps it from being particularly woodsy. A pretty unique mix of bright lemon, slightly earthy and spicy balm, with some fresh cut wood. Like if Home Depot had a lemon balm isle and the lumper isle was a few down, but elevated into a perfume.
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    FORMULA FFSZ1: First Mate

    Coconut, followed by ginger, with a little bit of tea in the background. More of a beachy coconut and the ginger is present, but playing a supporting role. Pretty tropical with that ginger zing to it. One of my new favorite coconut scents.
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    Kamau Kogo

    Creamy almond milk and beachy coconut. On me, the scent is an equal mix of both, with an extra, slightly spicy musk in the back, which I think is the skin musk part. On the soft side and low throw. As a coconut lover, I like it, but I'm not sure I love it.
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    Pink Grapefruit and Pomelo

    Bright grapefruit. Smells like grapefruit juice with a healthy amount of orange juice mixed it. Very bright and on the sweet side on me. As a citrus lover, I'm really enjoying this one.
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    Coconut and Orris Root

    A strong coconut scent. With the orris, it leans more towards a buttery/coconut meat side of coconut, with almost an earthy quality to it. Definitely not a sweet coconut here.
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    Scent Boom

    A clamorous cacophony of obstreperous, rowdy smells: blood orange, lemon peel, sugar syrup, tangerine, pink peppercorn, tuberose, mango, melon, white tea, and gunpowder detonated by napalm accord and a bombastic, fiery scarlet musk. On me, it's a mix of fruits that leans more citrus (orange citrus, I don't smell lemon on me). I can smell the tuberose and the white tea in the background, giving the scent a more floral edge to it. I do not get any of the bomb part of the scent, just orange, mix of other fruits, and some mild florals.