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About tmichele

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    **Red Musk** Black Lace (esp. "apple" variant); Snake Oil; Smut; Scherezade; Alice; Dorian; Sin; Fenris Wolf; The Knave of Hearts; Dragon's Blood; Snow White; Mother Ginger; WILF


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  1. tmichele

    Mouse Circus

    Straight-up kettle corn all the way through. I can’t help but smile when I smell it—I feel like a giddy kid. It might’ve brought a nostalgic tear to my eye. I love this.
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    Pomegranate Smoke Hair Gloss

    A fair bit of Pomegranate here. The other notes are smoky perfection. I’d wear this anytime. I haven’t smelled it in a while, but this reminds me a touch of Mme Moriarty.
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    The Emperor’s Beard

    At first, all I can smell is the dime store musk. If you've ever known a man who wore some kind of traditional musky cologne, this will pull at your heartstrings. I'm reminded a little bit of my dad's Old Spice cologne. That musk takes a backseat as the scent blooms; I think the scent becomes less blatantly "men's cologne" as it wears. I'm getting sweet, barely spicy, woody, pine needly, powdery patchouli. Very comforting. I really dig it. Hold on past that initial musky blast, it's worth it.
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    Kai Kai

    Kai Kai is musky cotton candy! Red musk is easily my favorite note, but I don't think those who have a tenuous relationship with it need fear. I find the blend to be mostly cotton candy and almost creamy. It reminds me a bit of Snake Oil, Love's Philosophy, and Dragon's Milk. If you enjoy foodie scents, I am sure you will enjoy Kai Kai.
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    Vengeance Eternal Hair Gloss

    This is intense and smoky. I get a lot of leaf, but the gang's all here. Smoky sex with good throw, and I am sure great wear length.
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    Scent Boom

    This one is a pleasant, sweet citrus floral. I don't find it clamorous, it's pretty and tame. Very feminine. Low throw for me.
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    Mother's Hot Ghosts

    My first sniff of Mother's Hot Ghosts caused an involuntary throat spasm. Mother's Ghosts are FILTHY. The agarwood here smells like excrement. this is POWERFUL agarwood. I can't smell anything else. I could not bring myself to skin test, although I did sniff several more times out of sheer curiosity. HAL 9000, if AI is the future, this ain't it chief.
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    La Death Darkness Black Black Hats

    Whoooooa...don't sleep on this one. I find leather can be overpowering in many blends, even though I enjoy it. Not here. Tobacco, leather, and sandalwood lovers rejoice. La Death Darkness is smoky, spicy, and just a touch sweet. It veers unisex. Only the sultriest black black hats here.
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    Blood for Cat

    In the bottle: fresh cherry and almond. Cloudy in appearance so I gave it a little shake. Wet on skin: cherry, almond, mango, a little tonka. juicy and smooth! It reminds me just a touch of red starburst. Dried down: the fruitiness dissipates almost entirely to let the amber edge it's way in and take over with the tonka and rooibos tea. I don't smell any red musk. I would say this is playful without being childish, a gentle scent. I agree with Janis in describing it as "agreeable". This one is safe for all occasions. I will wear it a lot this summer. The bottle art is amazing! Absolutely love it.
  10. tmichele

    Red Musk

    Oooooh, so many great ideas. Thank you both! The hunt is on.
  11. tmichele

    Bien Loin D'Ici

    On the dry down I was worried. Something about it smelled quite floral to me. Dry, and I don't know where this is coming from, but this smells like a red Romanti.Goth on me. I know they don't share any notes from what I can tell, but that is what I'm smelling. It is red musk and resins. An intense scent. I wouldn't wear it often but it is quite sexy.
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    Wet this is fruity bright lime and grapefruit. Dried down it is nothing but rose and soap ETA: in the scent locket it is wonderful. This is bright and playful. I mostly get the pink lime, nectarine, and bergamot.
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    Red Musk

    Thank you Tori! I can't remember if I've tried Anteros, but will add to my short list. Intend to try Dodo asap. I'll keep my eyes peeled for a Chordae decant too. I have the feeling that some of the Singularity scents might be good red musks for warm weather. I was happy to see it featured in a few. But who knows--my imaginings of scents based on the notes and what they actually smell like are often very different things. 😂
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    Red Musk

    I am bumping this thread back from the dead! Any recommendations for red musk blends you find wearable in the spring & summer? I am in Virginia and it can get quite hot in the summer (90s, 100+) and extremely humid. I find most of my favorite red musk blends just don't "feel" right in that kind of weather.
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    Snake's Tongue

    This is drier, powdery Snake Oil. It's daytime in the Spring or Summer Snake Oil. It's a nice variant, and if you love Snake Oil and want something a little lighter, try this. Low throw for me.