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About monocainsheresy

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    a little too imp-ulsive
  • Birthday April 9


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    Gothic Horror
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    Disrespect For Established Authority, Libertine, Spinning On Graves, Bloodlust, Old Scratch, Lawful, Bram Stoker, Pale Student Of Unhallowed Arts, Psalm 82:2-4, Forgive Us Our Virtues Forgive Us, Harlot, Penny Dreadful, Eve, Juke Joint, Black Pearl, The Emperor's Rams

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    zines, witchcraft/paganism, cats, fencing, Frankenstein, Romanticism, literature, and of course my beloved BPAL


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  1. monocainsheresy

    Black Pearl

    This is not something I would ever expect to love, but I do. Foodie-floral coconut. Sweet, warm, musky.
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    Gothic Horror

    Morbidly romantic, thick with murky melodrama, untouched by the centuries, and dust-rimed: Byzantine incense, benzoin, myrrh, bitter clove, spikenard, oud, and ancient balsam.  The lovechild of Forgive Us Our Virtues, Forgive Us and OLLA Eve Sharp incense softened by powdered clove and resins, a very faint hint of rose, all over a base of sleek oud and balsam. Definitely the scent of a gorgeous gothic heroine lost in the dusty ruins of an ancient castle.
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    Robin Goodfellow

    I need a full bottle of this stuff. Now. Deep, lush black musk which is almost the scent of leather, powdered herbs, and a dusting of heather and sage. The moss comes out as it dries. Incredible scent. Nails the concept.
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    I'm generally viciously anti-opium, but this - THIS I can get behind. Heady, sensual florals - mostly lily - and a teensy bit of opium smoke which gives the scent a medicinal flavor which highly complements the florals. Almost a spa scent, but a little naughty.
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    Beaver Moon 2005

    Cream cheese and red velvet cake... a delicious foodie scent. A bit of cinnamon. A Christmassy kind of scent. I would probably try and hunt down a full bottle of this if it weren't for the fact that I can smell the cocoa in the red velvet. Being allergic to chocolate I absolutely despise the smell of it, plus the fact that I keep checking my skin to make sure I'm not having a reaction even though the cocoa scent is so slight it would be nigh impossible for me to have one. But if that wasn't an issue, this would definitely be full-bottle worthy.
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    A very bright, fresh scent, but definitely not for me. The citrus and pine remind me too much of bathroom cleaner.
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    White Larry

    Starts out VERY strong with condensed milk - extremely reminiscent of the first stages of Ghost Faced Bat. About five minutes later it suddenly softens and develops a powdery-soft edge, again very similar to Ghost Faced Bat. Honestly I can't exactly tell the difference between the two beyond White Larry being a bit buttery. I think I'd have to say I prefer White Larry just because it gets out of the stinky milk phase faster. If you can deal with the condensed milk in the wet stage, this calms down into a very soft, powdery, skin-hugging scent which is lightly foodie. A nice bedtime scent.
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    Fresh on the skin this is jasmine and CANDY (no idea where that's coming from, maybe the rose). A tiny bit of the cedarwood and lemongrass. As it dries the sandalwood and patch come out. A smoky, woody blend lightened by lemongrass.
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    Dragon's Blood

    A juicy, candy-floral dragon's blood. Not my favorite dragon's blood note - I prefer the smokier, dustier variety - but this is still full bottle worthy. A brighter, almost lemony DB that I would recommend to people who are wary of resins/incenses. A "clean boy" smell.
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    Incensy cedar - kinda rootbeer-esque. Very reminiscent of Stimulating Sassafras Strengthener. Super nostalgic, stays warm and close to the skin. If you're afraid of BPAL's usual incense note, try this one out. It's very gentle and like none of their other incenses that I've tried.
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    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat

    A sparkly, batty little scent: green tea, melon, mint, lime rind, and champagne grape with lemon balm, mullein, and toadflax. Yup, sparkly. Fizzy, citrusy champagne - would be great for very hot days.
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    Two, Five & Seven

    VERY rosey - pink pink pink! A tiny bit of green in the background. A beautiful scent, but not something I'd personally wear.
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    ... This scent is for the Luperci, the Chosen of Faunus, the Brothers of the Wolf: raw, down and dirty patchouli, Gurjam balsam, and essence of Sampson Root sweetened with the heightened sexuality of beeswax, virile juniper, oakmoss, ambrette seed over honey and East African musk.  2013 version Wet: I would swear to this having frankincense in it. Probably the combo of the patchouli + ambrette seed. A bit of clean oakmoss. Dry: The frankincensey note goes away and the balsam and juniper come out. Some beeswax. After an hour: Sweet, woodsy citrus warmed by beeswax and a hint of musk. At no point do I get any honey, and I don't know what sampson root smells like so I can't identify it. Much lighter and cleaner than one would expect from the description. Smells a bit like an adirondack furniture shop.
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    Snooty Rose

    Citrusy, fruity rose with a base of ever-so-slightly goaty oud. Reminiscent of Lush's Rose Jam.
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    Miskatonic University

    Dust, creeeamy coffee, and a wee bit of leather from the books. Way more foody than one would expect from the concept, but this is definitely one of the lab's best scents. Great for autumn and winter.