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About feyofthefellwood

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    Elf, Drink Me, Eat Me, Death Cap, Anne Bonny, Morocco, Snow White, Inez, Zorya P, Skadi 2004, Last Unicorn, Fairy Market; Fave Notes: Honey, Beeswax, Red Sandalwood, Vanilla, Peach, Apricot, Lilac, Mallow Flower, Dirt, Aspen/Pine/Fir etc., Pink Musk


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  1. feyofthefellwood

    Rose Moon 2023

    Lush, candied rose wine with hints of dark resins. The rose and wine notes are more prevalent to me than the resins or spices (though I definitely notice the dragon's blood, which I love). I saw someone on FB describe this like a rose-flavored jolly rancher and that description is quite apt to me.
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    Theodosius, The Legerdemain

    2023 restocked version. I like this even more than I thought I would. It's quite similar to Dorian IMO, but it smells much more green at first. I think the jasmine leaf and white musk make it a bit sharper, though the jasmine note never goes into super floral territory. It opens with stronger bergamot and some mossiness, but the dry down is a similar sugary vanilla tea. To me, it's a "colder" Dorian. For some reason the dry down also reminds me of my beloved Grey Columns, and even though I'm not sure why it does, that makes me happy.
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    Drag is for Everyone

    I've been enjoying this ever since it arrived. It's of course similar to Like a Girl, but more bright and sugared. To me, it smells like creamy soft vanilla with a hefty dose of sugar and pine-y frankincense. Very unisex/genderfluid, IMO. It makes me feel confident and pretty, and it lasts a long time.
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    When I first got this from the Lab a couple years ago, I found it kind of sharp and discordant. But dayuum, aging has done it wonders. It's still a bold scent, with the blood musk and vetiver, but the dry down is so sexy. Animalic, fuzzy, but with a gorgeous syrupy vanilla'd red musk. I don't find the Snake Oil super recognizable in this unless I look for it, but I think it's what gives this a lot of its sweet slinkiness. After 12 hours or so I can still smell it on my skin, and in this stage it reminds me a bit of the light, sweet red musk of Random Brothel (which is a very good thing).
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    Ghost Dragon’s Mama

    To me, this is kind of like the lovechild of Abalone Vulva and Dragon's Milk. I love this sugared cream note (though be aware I am a huge cream/milk note fan), which reminds me of whipped cream. The pink lotus is a sweet, watery floral that gives me an aquatic feeling without really being aquatic. Very pretty.
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    This is one of my favorite TALs and I'm surprised I'm the only reviewer so far (I should have reviewed sooner, but when I love something a lot, can be difficult to find what to say . . . so I'm keeping it simple). Scent-wise it's light, pretty, and unobtrusive; the florals don't overwhelm. Ethereal and silvery like its namesake. I love willow as a note and the vanilla makes everything harmonize really well. I feel calmer and more grounded when I wear this, more able to go with the flow and manage stressful situations.
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    Sleeping Cat

    I love the Lab's amber-focused scents and this is no exception. I definitely detect labdanum at first. There's also a sweet, vanillic amber note that isn't as high-pitched as white amber, and a hint of almost-spice? IMO this is similar to The Lion but softer, less spicy, and more "golden brown" than pure gold. There's also a cashmere quality to this, like a soft scarf or blanket you'd wrap up in on a chilly day (with a warm spiced chai beside). Very cozy; very purring cat.
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    Osmanthus, Benzoin, and Bourbon Vanilla

    The gorgeous osmanthus/vanilla combo reminds me of Like the Very Gods, though this is simpler. The osmanthus is so pretty and cheerful, with an almost peachy smell at times. I think the benzoin is adding a nice sweet resin to the base, but it's not that strong. The only downside to this scent is that it doesn't have a lot of throw or longevity, though I'm hopeful that the vanilla and benzoin will gain a little oomph with age.
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    White Cat

    I'm sure I'll be reaching for this a lot. It's smooth, creamy, and lightly sweet, with just a hint of golden musk (one of my favorite musks!), mallow, and amber. Pretty and inoffensive, so I think it will be a great work scent. (Also, I unintentionally layered this with Cat at the Table, and it's a great combination).
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    Cat at the Table

    A gorgeous white tea scent backed by woods and a hint of fuzzy grey amber and vanilla. I'm picky about oud, but this one is lovely and will likely get better and better as it ages.
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    Reposting this from the testing thread. Enagismata is really smooth and pretty, light and creamy. The goat milk and wine give it a little tang, the myrrh is elegant, and the honey is mild and sweet. It's almost in a similar scent family to Dragon's Milk and Cockaigne IMO, but far less sugared than both, less foody than Cockaigne, less incensey than Dragon's Milk. And at least fresh from the mail, it has less throw than those scents. Be aware I have a fondness for goat milk notes and if that isn't your thing, this blend will probably *not* change your mind! Now I wish I could afford all the Greek funerary scents.
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    anything that reminds you of an antique or bjd doll

    I think Fleece Skeleton Onesie is a great choice for this! Although Zorya P (Pale amber and ambergris, gossamer vanilla, moonflower, and white tobacco petals) doesn't have a porcelain note, it was very close to Pediophobia when I compared the two. It's a nice dreamy, perfumey vanilla. I'm not sure if it's in stock at the moment, but it usually isn't too hard to find on the market if it isn't. I might also recommend Snow White (A chilly , bright perfume: flurries of virgin snow, crisp winter wind and the faintest breath of night-blooming flowers) or one of its variations; it's a lovely "cold" scent that isn't minty.
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    Time is a Phoenix

    I think this is the most spicy BPAL I've tried yet! I can almost feel the heat in my throat on a deep sniff. Sweet, dry, spicy goodness. It really smells like an olfactory conflagration; very fire element coded. The patchouli is, to my nose, the same sweet patch as in Silky Bat. I wouldn't recommend to those sensitive to cinnamon, but this is really lovely if you like spice! Edit: the dry-down almost gives me a gorgeous dry tobacco note association; not sure if that's because of something in the blend or my brain associating the clove with Clove Cigarette? Either way, yum.
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    Coffee Bean, Jasmin Sambac, and Vanilla

    It's funny how we all pick up on different parts of scents! I get a sweet, heady but non-indolic jasmine sambac with airy vanilla. The coffee is kind of present at the beginning but quickly fades on me. Jasmine dominates overall, as it is wont to do. I really like jasmine + vanilla, so this is a win for me.
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    Oda a la Luz Encantada

    I meant to review this a while ago, oops. This is one of those blends that's just really *pretty;* sparkly and glowing and elegant. Perfumey, but understated. It makes me think of glittering motes dancing in rays of sunlight. The pear blossoms combined with the other notes makes this smell like cream soda on the dry down, to me.