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About frizzlechicken

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    Tobacco, Cardamom, Red Musk, Amber, Champagne, Vanilla, Labdanum, Snake Oil

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  1. frizzlechicken

    Champagne and Snake Oil

    I LOVE THIS. It may be my all-time favorite Snake Oil variant. Now, keep in mind that I am a BPAL champagne fiend, so I was primed to love this. It's a simple premise - Snake Oil drenched in champagne - and it works so very well. The two scents combine beautifully on me, fading to a gorgeous vanilla champagne with a little snake oil spice. I adore this and will be picking up backups; if there's such a thing as a signature BPAL for me, it may very well be this!
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    Party Toad

    This is interesting. The clover is most prominent on me when wet, backed by a little champagne fizz and an unmistakable whiff of mushrooms! These all combine pretty quickly on the skin and fade into a soft green musk. The dry down is giving elegant Irish Spring, like if the soap were instead an expensive perfume. Not too overpowering, soft fade as it dries.
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    Champagne and Delirium

    This is like a fresh apple champagne but not apple cider, if that makes sense. It's fresh and bright and the rose note is very subtle. The lemon is there on application but doesn't stay for long. As it fades, I too get an almost light musk after tone, which I love so it works for me. Agreed that this will be a nice spring/summer scent.
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    I also took a chance on this one! I was buying some other bottles from a fellow BPALite's destash and decided to give it a try. I am not a fan of heavy florals and too much jasmine will overpower anything I like. I am delighted to say Tomie does none of those things. The previous reviews mentioning it being light and ethereal are very accurate - Tomie has a light, gentle amber and floral when first applied, and dries down to a soft amber-sandalwood with a hint of vanilla. To call out any one note isn't quite fair, because they are all blended beautifully. It's a lovely scent, appropriate for any time of year, I think. I'm glad I have a bottle!
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    Dragon's Blood Incense

    I absolutely love this. I don’t even know how to describe it - it’s red musk but deep, the champaca is respectful and not stomping, the amber is a beautiful backbone and there’s a blood note, but it’s not too perfume-y or loud. It’s gorgeously blended and I could not stop taking whiffs of it all day. I love it!!
  6. frizzlechicken

    Lavender Coconut Cream Pie

    mmmmm yeah this is fantastic. The comparison to Lavender and White Chocolate Madeleines is apt, but instead of the white chocolate there's a beautiful sugary coconut. It is not too sweet or overwhelming. Reminds me of a Cadbury Mini Egg with lavender.
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    Zombie Milk

    I’m not sure that I quite know how to describe this, but it’s lovely. I definitely smell grasses/rice milk and sandalwood. I would overall describe it as an earthy, green scent. No goat’s milk type undertones. It’s really nice.
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    To a Wreath of Snow 2023

    I probably would have bought this based solely on the notes, but the fervor from many around its rerelease made me blind-bottle it right away. I am glad I did - it's wonderful. Previous years' reviews likened it to The Air & the Ether, and I can definitely see the comparison; but To a Wreath of Snow has a beautiful tobacco note that remains even after the lavender and ambergris have faded from the initial application. The blending of all the notes here is fantastic - hours later I can smell a bit of each of them, but none are competing - and I also detect a slight bit of vanilla/sandalwood? That may just be the way my nose registers all the notes. It's just an absolutely lovely scent.
  9. frizzlechicken

    Congealed Blood & Oozing Viscera

    OK y'all I may be a freak but I read everyone's descriptions and was like "stinky band-aid? GET IT ON ME". I love those kinds of medicinal/band-aid notes, so I grabbed a decant. There used to be a small 100+ year old apothecary upsate from where I live and it smells exactly like this. I felt like I just walked through their doors. If you've ever been to any sort of old pharmacy, that's what it evokes. It is strong - I opened my vial and the whole vicinity smelled like iodine/band-aid. Freshly applied, it's purely that: a band-aid soaked in medicinal tincture. You have to like that to like this. As it dries, a lightly spicy blood note starts to emerge, plus a little bit of a smoky menthol. It is definitely an odd and mysterious scent and not for the faint-of-heart, but if you like anything I've just described then you might like it. It really does make you smell like an old-timey apothecary.
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    Vintage Ghost Blow Mold

    OMG I'm in love. I hesitated on this one solely because I have a sensory aversion to actual "plastic" smell, but just received a decant and my fears were for naught. This is a sweet, somehow nostalgic candy corn/vanilla that fades to a softly sweet amber. "Glowing" is honestly a perfect description, and I don't know how Beth does it but she really did evoke a softly-glowing halloween decoration. Absolutely love this one and can see it becoming a top-10 favorite - it's that good.
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    Batty Perversion

    This one surprised me the most - it is pure coconut-rum-candy sweetness on me! Almost piña colada. I’m going to revisit it in another week or so to see if that’s still what I am getting, but I wore it for a full day and that’s what it smells like – and I’m not mad about it. No leather that I can detect.
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    Batty Snake Oil

    When I first received this, the leather note was pretty strong up top, but within 24 hours it had calmed down. Upon application, there is a distinct note of leather, I described it as a sun-warmed leather jacket that you’ve worn in some early autumn air. After the initial burst of leather starts to fade, there is a really stunning sugared vanilla that blends gorgeously with the familiar snake oil. For the rest of the time wearing this, the sugared vanilla was the note I smelled most, and it was glorious. interestingly, when I woke up the next morning the only trace left behind by the scent was leather! I was super surprised since other than application that faded for most of the wear.
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    Batty Lace

    An excellent entry into the Lace family. Upon application this reminded me a lot of Harlow’s Lace, I believe due to a burnt caramel note that I’m detecting. After some time that fades an little and I am left with a lovely Lace variant. I can definitely smell the Antique Lace but throughout where there is still always a slightly sugared caramel undertone; it’s really nice. I did not notice any leather in this one.
  14. frizzlechicken

    Closet Raid

    I just got a bottle of this and wow, do I love it. I've long liked how Chanel No.5 smells, so I immediately put this on my wish list when I read about it. It is magical! It really does evoke Chanel No. 5, but not just that; there's a delicious powdery note that takes me back to some old 1990s Revlon velvet lipsticks in red cases. Gosh I loved those, and Closet Raid wet on my skin smells like them! It's wonderfully nostalgic. As it dries I can detect the Snake Oil and a little lavender. It's definitely a "high-end perfume" kinda BPAL. I love it!!
  15. frizzlechicken

    Pumpkin Spice Champagne

    It’s exactly what you’d expect! The lab’s wonderful champagne note up top, and a beautiful pumpkin spice blended in. It’s not a loud or screechy pumpkin spice at all - definitely evocative of a delicious fall cocktail. I am a fiend for the lab’s champagne, and if you’re wondering how this compares to Victory (pumpkin cheesecake champagne) - on me, it is like its lighter cousin. Victory came to fight and Pumpkin Spice Champagne came to toast your win.