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About monocainsheresy

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  • Birthday April 9


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    Old Scratch
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    Game Over, Pumpkin Musk And Black Oudh, Libertine, Spinning On Graves, Bloodlust, Old Scratch, Pale Student Of Unhallowed Arts, Psalm 82:2-4, Forgive Us Our Virtues Forgive Us, Harlot, OLLA Eve, The Emperor's Rams, Dragon's Blood, The Air And The Ether

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


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  1. monocainsheresy

    Chaos Theory V: Recursive Self-Similarity v1

    First character or two got rubbed off, ends in XVII Very similar to Fate's Jester, but lighter and less foody. Definitely sugar and lemon, grounded by Dorian. Pretty sure there's ginger and maybe coconut, and the slightest hint of an oudh-y funk. A wee bit grassy. Summery, soapy, and tropical. Leans heavily toward the feminine side. I like this very much, but I wish it was stronger! EDIT: after settling for about a week this is much warmer and muskier - this is an autumn scent more than it is a summer one!
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    Love Me

    I get vanilla and saffron on top, with a mid layer of some sort of thick floral, probably gardenia, and a base of woods, definitely part sandalwood. On me the spicy vanilla woodiness is very dominant and I my skin eats up the floral layer and turns it vaguely salty and aquatic. Honestly, this smells like a liquified State Fair. Majorly brings up memories of popcorn and cotton candy and hot asphalt!
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    The Lady of Shalott

    Cold aquatics and ginger, with some undefined floral clouds - elegant, understated, and feminine.
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    Kai Kai

    This is precisely as spectacular as I thought it would be - sugar coated, velvety, luscious red musk Sweet, earthy, and a hint peppery. Very reminiscent of Dragon's Milk actually! Yeah, basically Dragon's Milk's sexy older sister. New favorite.
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    Inextinguishable Hatred

    Fizzy ginger and a bundle of complimentary spices and herbs, smothered in deliciously musty opoponax + myrrh. This is EXCELLENT. A wonderful addition to my Frankenstein horde
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    Midwinter's Eve

    First goes on as grape cough syrup but thankfully it almost immediately mellows to fresh plums and soft, musky flowers. No sugar for me. My childhood home had a plum tree out front and this is exactly what it smelled like.
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    Super juicy holly berries, waxy snapped holly leaves, and some sort of evergreen, though that may be an illusion. Before I checked the notes I caught a hint of cinnamon. The ultimate holiday candle scent.
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    Shattered Silence

    This is pretty much what it says on the tin for me - cedar, yew, juniper, and moss in equal measure all under a blanket of black musk snow. A still, quiet, neutral scent.
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    [Redacted] Dragon

    Thank god, I don't get any vetiver off of this! This is actually very bright and shiny on me - slick & soapy ginger, followed by the florals and the spices in the distance. A grandma's-kitchen-at-the-turn-of-autumn type scent. Sweet, woody, breezy. This one really shows off how much skin chemistry can change a scent.
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    VERY reminiscent of Brimstone (but less intense) - dark, damp, thickly smoky. Scorched and wilted herbs and the suggestion of incense.
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    Frank Burns

    WOAH booze and tobacco! Smoky bourbon and rum-y oak, polished to a wicked sharp shine - decadent and high-class to the nth degree. The scent of billiards tables, crisply tailored sportscoats, and pristinely waxed mustaches.
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    Blacker than the Raven Wings of Midnight

    PATCHOULI holding hands with vanilla and that spectacular black tea fougere, with the faintest glimmer of florals and a veil of incense. Kind of licorice-y. Goes on smelling a bit like a head shop but tones to down to a very high-end-cologne type scent.
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    Pink Snowballs

    2017 version A very light scent, with rose at the fore softened by vanilla cream. The snow note it also prominent, and to my delight it is not a minty snow! Or at least the mint gets absorbed into the rose. Frozen rose petals dusted with vanilla goodness.
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    Notes from strongest to lightest: Honey, milk, buttercream, fig, and ambrette seed. Foody in a perfumey way. Surprisingly low throw.
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    In the bottle it's BIG on the cedar and frankincense, but when it hits the skin it turns into a lovely little parcel of clove, anise, cinnamon, and a wee bit of vanilla + saffron with the cedar + frank way in the background. I don't get any carnation or bergamot.