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About monocainsheresy

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    Tombstone, The Other Miss Forcible, Game Over, Libertine, Spinning On Graves, Bloodlust, Old Scratch, Pale Student Of Unhallowed Arts, Psalm 82:2-4, Harlot, OLLA Eve, The Emperor's Rams, The Air And The Ether, Ümlaut

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


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  1. Is there anyone here who's tried Dee and John Locke side by side? I really like Dee and my nose automatically puts lavender into it because I strongly associate lavender with tonka, but I'm wondering how it compares to a real lavender-tonk-leather blend. I feel like it would be a bit silly to order bottles of both until I know if they're appreciably different. I'm especially curious about how the spice of John Locke compares to the woods of Dee. I've been wobbling on Dee for months because I know I don't like the way rosewood ages, but on the other hand my skin swallows all spice except cinnamon and I don't know if that's the spice of John Locke, and without the spice I feel it would smell almost exactly the same as Dee. Help!
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    In Necessarias Unitas

    Patchouli, honey, and a touch of vetiver. Bright despite the wood notes in the description. Average men's cologne type smell.
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    In Omnibus Caritas

    Sweets and sap! Freshly cut sugar cane and mallow flower, orris, smokey sandalwood, and a honey + vanilla base. Sweet and sticky but definitely not gourmand - a bright springtime scent.
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    In Dubiis Libertas

    Blue cypress on a base of amber and vanilla with the benzoin hovering in between. No smoke. Gives the impression of ambergris and oranges. Very clean. A bit disappointed in this one - it smells an awful lot like a generic paper perfume sample from a Kohl's catalogue.
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    Jasmine honey on a cloud of vanilla and the olive + champaca flowers, over a very mild base of powdered cinnamon and sandalwood. Sweet warm silk.
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    Bruised Violet Compound

    Starts off with soft violets and moss and quickly turns into scratchy patchouli with a touch of red currant juice. Fresh, clean, herbal dirt.
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    This is SPECTACULAR The lovechild of Old Scratch and Smokestack. Burnt sandalwood, smoky lavender, and tobacco. Bitter, woody, and herbal, with the lavender taking off the harsh edge.
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    Honeysuckle, mandarin, and salt front and center over a green musk base. Fresh, softly sweet and floral - overall impression of "melon". A scent of cheerful aliens having a spa day.
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    Sister Mary Loquacious

    "Effervescent" indeed! Bubbly lemon and bergamot that dries down into a sweet, almost sugary vanilla musk.
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    Till Death

    Very, very faint, even in the bottle. I can't pick out any specific notes except a bit of the rose. You know the smell of a box of bpal straight out of the mail, before you open any of the bottles? This is that. The is liquid bpal box. And that is something I've always wanted, so I am quite pleased! Virtually no throw, and barely floral at this age (8 years).
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    The Other Miss Forcible

    This smells EXACTLY like the Roberson mansion in my hometown! Sweet and sticky and warm in the bottle. On the skin the musk (black) comes forward and the stickiness goes away. Some sort of vanilla cookie, spices (nutmeg?), tea leaves, and... myrrh? There has to be some sort of resin or wood in here. I would like 3 more bottles please.
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    στοργή (Storge)

    Lavender cotton candy, Snake Oil, and honey. No rosewater on me. I love lavender and cotton candy and my skin amps both, so I adore this!
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    Blue Unicorn Moon

    Blueberry and a pink bubblegum note that is very specifically the dust on the outside of a freshly unwrapped piece Warm and sweet. The bucket of Dubble Bubble that the teacher would bring out when we were especially good.
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    Gingerbread Oudh

    Toasted vanilla gingerbread and woody, resiny oudh, and a distant pine note to keep it from being too dark. Bready and smokey. Definitely a holiday scent but with a twist. This would be a spectacular candle.
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    If you are allergic to chocolate but can wear scents with it where it isn't so prominent, avoid this. I couldn't even rub it in and had to wipe it off because it was so itchy. COCOA, Snake Oil, and rice milk, and teakwood shavings way in the background. Trying to be sweet, kind of plasticy. Like the smell of a full plastic trick-or-treating bucket. This would probably be much more interesting without the cocoa.