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  1. samanare

    Red Roses and Old Bones Atmosphere Spray

    Oh no, I don't get any rose. It's a very tar/labdanum scent and that's all I get. It vaguely reminds me of The Sick Rose. Sadly, not my cup of tea at all.
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    Humorous Copulation

    Lemon and lotus on me. The tea and cream mellow out the lemon and the lotus root gives it a strong floral leaning. As the scent wears, the lotus becomes stronger until it almost begins to dominate the scent.
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    Basket of Abalone

    Grapefruit and ambergris. The grapefruit is the strongest of the two, on me, upon first application. A while after it dries, the ambergris becomes more prominent, until it and the grapefruit are pretty equally matched. A briny grapefruit scent, I cautiously think I enjoy this one.
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    Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety

    Pine and coconut. At first, all I get is wood, with the fir balsam dominating. As it wears, the coconut comes out more and more. After a while, on me it's a combo of pine and coconut, with the fir balsam being just slightly the stronger of the two. Beautiful scent, the fir balsam plays really well into the more woodsy side of coconut. This is a surprise favorite for me.
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    Unicorn Junk

    Sweet, buttery coconut, just short of being foody on me. I cannot pick out the other listed notes on me, they blend together to create a slightly floral and woody base for the mallow and coconut. My absolute favorite of the Junks (tehe) and one of my favorites for this year's Lupers. Very random, but as it wears, it reminds me more and more of Green Coconut from Lush (which I am excited about, as that bath bomb has been discontinued).
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    Left Atrium

    Grapefruit with mimosa. The two combine to make an almost orange scent, with a floral depth to it. As it wears on me, the floral component becomes stronger and I think I almost smell the cedar (very airy and light in this blend). But throughout, this blend remains a citrus scent. As a citrus lover, I am very pleased with this one. And the noticeable floral lean of this scent separates it from other more fruity or sugary citrus scents in my collection. One of my favorite Lupers this year.
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    Fancy-Free Hair Gloss

    Somewhere between lemonade and lemon candy for me. It's not quite as sweet as a lemon hard candy, but it's definitely a pretty sugary lemon. I'm not getting any ambrette seed, I think the lemon is too overpowering. So, while it's a pretty and not overwhelming lemon scent, it's not very unique or complex scent.
  8. [No additional description provided.] Honey and frankincense, with the barest hint of bergamot. Strong honey scent, with the frankincense adding a sweet, smoky depth to the scent. I cannot pick out the bergamot, but I think it's adding to the overall sweetness of the scent. As this is the only scent I got from The Honey Pot collection, I do not know how this stacks against the others, but this is very much a honey scent.
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    Left Ventricle

    A red musk scent for sure. At first, I was sure this had benzoin in it, but I think that's a mix of the bergamot and eucalyptus and orange blossoms. Bottom line, I would describe this as red musk, deepened by flowers, with just enough mint to be noticeable.
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    Voluminous Red Blanket

    I didn't get cherry so much as red, fruity musk. The labdanum and agarwood start in the background and get stronger as the scent wears. I get a slight floral note, that leans more rose, but I can never pick it out in the scent. Overall, a more sophisticated red fruit musk scent.
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    Right Ventricle

    An orange scent, but benzoin and ylang ylang are not far behind. I do not get lime at all on me. Overall, a citrus scent with strong resiny and floral components. I personally was hoping for something more citrusy and bright, but this is still pleasant.
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    Sinoatrial Node

    Very sweet, candy lemon scent. I can just pick out the apple, which is more a green, tart apple that adds to the candy nature of the lemon in this scent. I occasionally will get a slight whiff of carbonation, but it's much more sugary lemon soda than champagne. And I do not get any ginger. Due to its notes, I had high hopes for this scent, but unfortunately, the lemon dominates everything. I was hoping for a more intricate lemon scent, and this goes almost straight hard lemon candy on me.
  13. Big, blooming red rose and vetiver. The rose note in this is similar to that of Peacock Queen (big, red, deep, and cloying and I think of it almost as jammy). Overall the scent reminds me a lot of The Horrors of My Secret Toil. Overall, a very rose-dominated and simple scent. As a rose lover, I am very pleased to have this in my collection.
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    I would describe this as a plum scent more than anything else. Very juicy, fruity plum with apricot and rose in the background. I cannot pick them out individually, but apricot and rose bring a sweet and floral quality to the scent, respectively. While I was hoping for more of a rose scent, I think plum lovers would really enjoy this.
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    Virgo Snowball Fight

    A very airy, bright, sweet lemon scent with ginger and rounded out by bay leaf and tea. The lemon in the scent reminds me of lemon shaved ice, sweetened and very light in potency. Not to imply the scent is foodie in nature. I can just pick out the ginger on its own after it dries, adding to the zest of the lemon more than anything else. The airy and light quality to this scent makes me think more of cold air over a snowy landscape than a snow itself. Unfortunately, while I love the scent, it is very weak on me and sits close to the skin.