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About Biocarbons

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    a little too imp-ulsive


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    Blood Kiss, tis the voice of the lobster, bread and butterfly, ameles potamos, black moths, thorns, spirit bridegroom, a gigantic clock of ebony, drops of Amontillado

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    Hello, it is I, the drunken long dead undead here sh*t post in your review threads with my very honest and dirty reactions to the smells.

    I like: Spooky stuff. Art. Good food. Netflix. Dopey doggos.

    Scent interests: herbs, clove, mahogany, salt, nag Champa, grape, wisteria, plumeria, night blooms, black orchid, heather, snow, basil, ambergris, copal, woods
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  1. Biocarbons

    Glistening Waterfall

    A year later, and this is still a weird one. In the bottle, it smells like a green, sharp patchouli. The lemon note isn't nearly is prominent in bottle as it was a year ago. Dry, this is patchouli with a dry green apple in the back, and a paste filled middle of macha and cacao. Part of why I find it so unsettling is my brain is telling me it should be sweet, but it doesn't smell sweet.
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    Important: This needs time to settle on your skin. Wet, this is a revolting, screechy generic perfume smell. After dry down, it becomes a light, slightly sweet (frankincense), eucalyptus and ozone scent over a clean, thin musk. I find something about it to be antiseptic and clinical and headache inducing, but on the right person it would smell delicately ethereal and unsettling.
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    Beach Scene

    Wet and in the bottle (I tested an imp), this was really screechy and had a LOOK AT ME, IM A {{generic salty aquatic cologne}} smell to it. After it dries down, that screech stops and it's a nice slightly smoky (patchouli), woody aquatic. Like having a driftwood campfire at the beach. As an aquatic person, I quite like how it settles down and I will probably buy a bottle barring any strange morphing.
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    La Belle au Bois Dormant

    A fresh aquatic with a thicc floral and a bit of pear for sweetness. The rose blends well and is a soft background blush of rose, and not A HELLO PLEASE YES I AM ROSE, ROSE or a powdery, sour old lady rose. This is a close to the skin, more intimate blend on me and I find it very simple, fresh and girly, but I wish it had olive blossom instead of magnolia/plumeria. Try this is you like clean aquatics but don't like cotton or linen scents.
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    Vicomte de Valmont

    this reminds me of a modern day grocery store cologne/aftershave my father used to wear which I find very comforting in his absence. I can see the green bottle in my head, but I can't remember the name of it (Brut, Stenson, or Ralph Lauren Polo). I have a new bottle purchased in 2019, and an old colbalt bottle. The old bottle is much smoother and a bit more aquatic, while the new bottle is very screechy possibly due to the bpal ambergris and sandalwood notes which I always find screechy in new bottles. I see several older reviews saying this has lavender in it, which I'm not sure about. I'm mentioning it because I'm mildly allergic to Lavender and try to avoid it. Lavender isn't listed in the ingredient list but I know the lab doesn't necessarily list all the notes used and it is a common ingredient in historical gentlemen's perfume. I personally don't smell lavender, but do smell an earthy, grounding elements which I attributed to rosemary, sandalwood and moss.It's possible there's a small enough amount of lavender that I'm not getting triggered and my brain is choosing to be noseblind rather than admit it. 🤔 I find the scent comforting and relaxing, but it's definitely a more traditonally masculine smell.
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    The Forest Reverie

    Oh man, this is not for me, but it does an interesting morph. Wet: Bitter, sour lilies with powdery sour rose over a patchouli and funky musk bed (black musk?). There's a small cloud of grape tinged opium smoke hovering over my hand swatch. Dry: The musk finally takes a back seat and the sour edge goes away. Everything evaporates and becomes a powdery floating candy cloud of opium and green lilies.
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    I Hear You Call, Pine Tree

    Oh man, this pine is one of the cat pee pine notes. Wet, this was super bitter and pungent, with a hint of ammonia. The lotus is earthy and rooty and not sweet at all. I was taken aback by how bitter this was, like a very concentrated cocktail bitters. Dry: After about an hour, the angry piss pine really calms down into a more gentle pine note and the scent sweetens up a little, and slowly it starts to smell of Cthulhu/ Irish spring. The dry down version is not bad, but yeesh that wet stage.
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    I love olive blossom scent when it's a bit more like the fruit and high quality creamy olive oil and have for some time been looking for an olive oil and ambergris perfume blend. This has that. Unfortunately, something in this produces a strong lemony note (the majoram?) and causes the whole thing to smell like very **expensive** vegan lemon pledge on me, which is very disappointing. As it dries down, the lemon note burns off and the olive oil ambergris mix is quite lovely.
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    Black Forest

    That pine Yankee candle + soap. :')
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    The Mystery of Giant Testicles on a Brothel Visitor

    In the same family as Mexican long-tounged bat and sweet potato musk, but less agressive than the other two. Roasted nuts (I was hoping for peanuts, but it is more of a cashew) with the honey from beeswax mimics caramel, and something slightly creamy. Just a hint of tea leaf and sandalwood in the background. No bamboo the be found. Not my thing, but if you like BPALs caramel or toasted nut/rice scents, you should try this.
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    Wet Fingers

    Wet: Smarties candies dissolved in a half cup of "spring fresh" laundry detergent. Dry: still kind of detergenty, but I can smell the thyme the mint and a pine scent (not overly lemony). The sandalwood is starting to peek through making the scent smell dry. On the right person I bet this would be a very nice scrub pine, arid, semi desert scent. This seems like it will give me a headache in any great amount.
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    Pegasus Junk

    Okay, so this is really strange. In the bottle: a not unpleasant dry scent with toasted rice and orris. Wet: mostly orris (powder) and white tea, with a hint of something.that isn't skin musk pretending to be skin musk. It actually smells sort of like the warm skin of an animal (salt). Dry: after about an hour I get a strong salty, toasted and wet rice smell (probably what the others are describing as popcorn) and the sandalwood gets stronger, the orris fades to the background, the tea is gone, and a powdery amber comes out. I don't get any lemon at all (I'm okay with that as we have a history of hating each other), or any florals, and it smells very warm and dry. Not at all creamy. I look forward to trying any non sweet, non floral bpals, but quite often they wind up being dry sandalwood blends that leave me feeling really thirsty.
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    Ancient Junk

    This morphed a lot on me. In the bottle: sweet, beeswax, dry wood. Wet: SWEET BABY POWDER, LORD HELP ME. Dry: after about a half hour the powder dissipates and I'm left with a dusty (think mummies of Mexico City dusty), warm, slightly incensey, dry, spicy wood scent somebody rubbed some beeswax on. One of the woods is similar to sandalwood. The myrrh starts to peek out again over time. It reminds me of a hot, dry day at the beach when you've had enough and come in covered in sand and smelling like the sun and driftwood you were sitting on. Medium throw.
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    Snow Moon 2019

    So I was hoping to something similar to snow, glass apples. Wet: AGGRESSIVELY grapefruit (yuzu). Dry: I have a mostly hate relationship with citrus (doesn't work on my skin chemistry, but every once in a while it's fine), and the yuzu amplifies and and dominates the scent for the first hour. After that, it backs off and I get a very close to the skin apple with a hint of soft floral (slightly powdery), with the musk and white tea hanging out in the background. I do like whatever the snow note is in this one. It's subtle, just slightly cold. I don't mind it, but I'm a snow/ice scent hoarder an this one isn't as OMG as some of the others in my collection. I DO think it has a decent amount of white tea, if you are into white tea. Is it close to snow, glass apples? Ehhhhh, once it dries down when the apple comes out it's distantly reminiscent. Snow, glass apples is simple ice with the stark, sharpest, freshest green juicy tart apple and white musk. 2019 snow moon is softer, sweeter, more of a complicated blend and more "feminine".
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    The Mummies of Mexico City

    This was my first experience with a full bottle of a new resin perfume, and also a lace scent. Within the first week of receiving it it was sharp frankencense and dust. I couldn't fully inhail the smell because the strong dust note tickled my nose too much. I was disappointed that the bottle was very different from the imp which was much more of a smooth copal scent. Fast forward a few months later and my 5ml bottle has settled and now closely resembles my original imp. Wet I get more frankencense, but once it dries down it's a lovely smooth copal scent with a blurred edge of frankencense and a little bit of a dry linen (lace), dry wood and dust. I don't really get anything metallic, but that's okay. There may also be just a touch of cocoa? I quite like it, but if the frankencense mellowed out more over time I wouldn't be mad about it.