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About bambi

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    Citrus, berries, basically any fruit, honey, beeswax, maybe cedar. Herbal citrus like lemongrass or verbena, red currants. Pink pepper.

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    reading, linguistics, the occult, witchcraft, tea, coffee, anything that smells good (candles, perfumes, incense, lotions, etc.), poetry, art


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  1. Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? Sure, I’d love this! I don’t have a Halloween tree or anything, but I love wall-hangings. Are there any collage artists in the mix? I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! I do collage! Totally down for this. Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you? Fuzzy Peach Sweater and a Mug of London Fog and Peach and Sugared Orange Slices both sound wonderful! Which Harry Potter house are you? Ravenclaw. But I want nothing to do with J. K. Rowling. Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt OMG YES. I love her work. Particular favorites would be any of her goddess works (Hecate, Selene, Artemis, etc.), Bury Me in Books, The Love Witch, The Visitor, Telling the Bees, Trick or Treat, and Reliquary. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry I like a lot of these, too! Particularly Haunted Woods, Danse of the Familiars, Danse Macabre Parade, and This World Will No Longer Concern You. I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! No, thank you. I have very, very short hair and never wear anything in it. Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? No, thank you. I don't do any crafting with yarn, so something so lovely would be entirely wasted on me. Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? I like stickers and buttons! Do you spend time in the outdoors? I do, though I'm not a typically outdoorsy person. If I'm outside, I'm also probably reading a book at the same time. Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? I love both! The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Oh, goodness! I'd love Fairytale or G.O.A.T. in a soap, streusel, or sorbetto! Hex on the Beach is one I'm curious about.  The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? These pins are all so cute! I like the Jack-o-Lantern Teapot best of the Halloween preorders! I also like the Mabon Raven and Mabon Owl. Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? Ahhh! I wish I had a wax melter thingy! I would love any of the other things, though! Candles, soaps, either type of scrub, meringues, or the bath products all sound lovely. I would be ok with any of the scents, but the ones that stand out to me are Fall Naps, Ghost Stories, Hocus Pocus, and Season of the Witch for candles, Hocus Pocus or Jack-o-Lantern for body care, and either bath bomb or Hocus Pocus in the bath rocks! Does anyone here like vintage halloween? I do! I love vintage Halloween prints or postcards especially! It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc. Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?  I'm not particularly attracted to any of those fandoms. I like the movies, but not to the point that I'd purchase merch for them. I tend to prefer more general Halloween/fall decor as opposed to fandom-based. If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? I will drink it any way, bagged or loose! I already have a tea strainer/infuser for loose tea. Also, how do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. I'm not sure? When I think atmospheric/novelty scents, I think of things like a candle that smells like "new books" or "autumn fair grounds," which I think are great, but really silly ones probably wouldn't be for me. I'm not sure what is meant by novelty food items, but if it's Halloween-themed foods like eyeball-shaped candy or ghost-shaped chips, that's fine! Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I'm totally ok with anything! If the person sending to me finds something particular that is more expensive they'd love to send me/know I'd like, and the rest are smaller/cheaper, I'm good with that! If they'd rather keep it even across gifts, I'm good with that, too! Totally up to the buyer, and I'll be happy with anything ❤️ What are your fandoms, if any? I don't belong to any! Do you collect things like tarot decks? If so do you have a wishlist or a list of ones you already have? Would you like a silk tarot bag? I don't necessarily collect them, but I do have some that I'd love to have. I'll put some links to some decks here: https://13thpress.com/products/the-marigold-tarot-classic https://www.landofzos.com/product/mio-ims-tarot/ https://www.etsy.com/listing/567983622/anima-mundi-tarot-deck-78-card-deck-with https://uusi.us/products/pagan-otherworlds-tarot I would love a tarot bag! Or other tarot accessories, such as tarot/altar cloths like these: https://13thpress.com/products/teeth-and-bone-reading-cloth?pr_prod_strat=copurchase&pr_rec_pid=1477407506490&pr_ref_pid=1477317918778&pr_seq=uniform https://leilaolive.com/products/the-garden-bandana?pr_prod_strat=copurchase&pr_rec_pid=6544567533677&pr_ref_pid=10474955604&pr_seq=uniform Do you like rocks/crystals? What colors/kinds? Would you like them in bead format (holes drilled?) I do! I've recently been particularly attracted to the different beautiful types of jasper, like mookaite, ocean jasper, or bumblebee jasper. Agate, in its many forms as well, such as moss agate, botswana agate, or tree agate. Lepidolite is another I'd love to have. I have a piece of black tourmaline, but I could always use more. I'd prefer them *not* in bead format, but as a tumbled or raw stone, pendulum, or in a necklace or something like that is fine! My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags. Do you love anything from it? We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things. (yes, we have harry potter things. We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.) I love the idea, but I wouldn't have much use for something like this. I love the little kitties with the pumpkins, though!   Let's say you want something knitted. What are you most interested in? (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?) (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry? Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.) I'm not particularly interested in knitted items since I have so many already, and it doesn't get cold enough in my part of Japan for wearing them most of the time * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? N/A * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? N/A * What type of yarn would you prefer? N/A Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies? (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) list under spoiler I am super interested in this! I'm not sure how well they'd travel internationally, though 😢 dried: Dried Honey Crisps Dried elderberries  canned: Star Anise plum jam Cardamom plum jam Vanilla peach jam TBD types of peach or plum canned goodies - do you have a favorite or suggestion? I'll probably do whole plums again with cloves/cinnamon/spices as they were AMAZING homemade liqueur / brandy: Plum Brandy (Slivovitz) (small sample) Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur (small sample) We are SWIMMING in zucchini right now. Would you like any zucchini bread? (I would freeze it and then mail to you and probably have you open right away or put back in freezer.)  How about pumpkin bread? This would, unfortunately, not travel well at all to Japan, which is a sad, sad shame.  If breads don't appeal, do you have a favorite baked or homemade treat recipe you'd love to have made for you? *cries in international* How do you feel about oracle decks? I love the idea! I've never used one before. Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? I would be down for this! No limitations as far as deities go, as I'm not committed to any one deity. As far as sundries/ritual supplies go, I don't burn white sage, so please don't buy any for me. If you happen to part of a Native American group who uses it for smudging and choose to gift some to me, that's different. Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) If Green Gold soap is still available in the UK from Lush, I'd love some! Other things from the UK... Jaffa cakes! I love Jaffa cakes so much. Oh, and are you into astrology? I am! Aries sun, Pisces moon, Leo rising, if it's helpful! What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? I'm a size 8 US. I don't think my feet are wide, but maybe a little? Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? No, thank you! I'm not super into comic books Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? I'd love that! I don't need any more of certain stones like sodalite, lapis lazuli, rose quartz, or citrine. Their pendulums are beautiful. What's your favorite flower(s)? I love all flowers! My favorites are irises, lavender, and marigolds. I'm also a huge fan of poisonous flowers like wolfsbane, columbine, hellebore, datura, etc. What's you favorite woodland creature? My favorites are snakes and owls and badgers! Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? Totally ok with anything here! I know international shipping can suck, so whatever makes it easiest/most cost-efficient for you! Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? I'm actually ok on face masks! I have a literal stockpile of skincare products. Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.? Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? I don't really need a any skincare products! I have a routine that works for me, so I generally stick to the same products. The only things I might be interested in would be a toner or a eye cream, I think. Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy I'd be down to try the Cherry Berry, Watermelon-Kiwi, Hot Chocolate, Strawberry Cheesecake, or Zombie Food! I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com) Any thing interesting from either site? I've recently found that my incense has been making me sneeze and I wonder if the smoke is bothering my sinuses, so probably best to stay away from incense this time. Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? Big yes to this. I prefer ground since I don't have a grinder. Any ground is fine. I can use coarse ground for cold brew and finer grinds for drinking hot. I love sweet flavors for coffee like caramel, vanilla, chocolate, etc. I tend to prefer a medium or light roast, and I'm currently obsessed with Bones Coffee Company! I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? I haven't been to a Ren Faire in years! Jealous! Nothing in particular that I can think of, though. I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? I'd be down for this! I don't need dog treats since I don't have a dog, but the other things sound great! Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? No preference! But if there's something specific you'd like me to open last, for example, please label it! If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? My favorite genres tend to be fantasy, romance, young adult, and new adult! I linked a goodreads wishlist in my survey, I think! Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? I don't drink that much, actually, so this wouldn't be of much use to me. Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? I can't think of anything in particular. As I said in my survey, I don't like meaningless clutter, so items that I'm unable to use in some way aren't really for me. Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? I'm open to most things, but I don't like things that are overly cutesy or neon colors or anything like that. Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. I do have a partner, but we're long distance (like, across the world long distance), so... But I take myself on dates, so it's ok! I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! My wishlist is up to date and should be in my signature! Linking it again here just in case: https://www.bpal.org/topic/127-wishlist/?page=134&tab=comments#comment-2813469 If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? N/A Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it??  I do! There's not a lot on it, though. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1P8L4J1H4AOJV?ref_=wl_share if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there?? N/A I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. I've never tried fire cider! I'm curious. Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? I won't use hair gloss (hair is very fine and thin), but other things are welcome! So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? This probably isn't something that would get much use from me. Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? N/A how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) I'd love this! I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? Bat! But either sound great! If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? I have an aversion to spiders, but things like wrapping paper or book covers aren't a problem! Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? I would be ok with this, though it might not get a ton of use 😅 there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes? This kind of stuff isn't really my style! Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 The Pumpkin Butter, Bubbling Scrub, or Sugar Exfoliants in Blood Orange Marshmallow, Persephone's Descent, or Spider Silk sound amazing! Butterbombs in Amethyst or Tranquility or soap in Old Cider Haus would also be nice! Could you use a journal or sketchbook? I have way too many journals as it is! Pads of watercolor paper are always welcome, though! Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles? I'm good on this, actually! Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers? I do! I'm usually a no-show/ankle socks kind of person in the spring and summer, but a longer sock person in the autumn and winter. Warm, cute socks for the colder months are welcome, but nothing excessively fuzzy! Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too! I love this idea! My favorite candies are sweetarts of any kind! Also a big fan of reese's, caramels, and peppermint chocolate (like peppermint patties)! I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? I might be too late answering this, but salt water taffy or fudge are great! How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? Love the idea! I don't think I've ever eaten a particularly fancy marshmallow, but I'd love to! We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? I'm good with any type of gummies, but I am in Japan, which has top-tier gummies, so not necessarily something I'm craving. Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings I love the earrings from Kodiak Sea Charms, they're gorgeous. The other two things aren't necessarily my style. What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? No, thank you! I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.) its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. Sure! I'd love this! I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? I'd be down for mint or lemon balm! I'd love to use them for making teas. I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? This probably wouldn't be allowed through immigration! Herbs are fine, but no produce! Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. This sounds lovely! I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) No, thank you! I'm in Japan, so I have access to shiso at any time! I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? No, thank you! Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)? (see photo here) It's cute, but probably better for someone who would appreciate it more! If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? I do play tabletop games sometimes, but I couldn't say I have many preferences. I like pretty/atmospheric spooky or fantasy games! DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? Meh on this one. I don't dislike them, but I'm not a true crime junkie. DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? I'm not a magazine person. If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? Big yes to coffee. I prefer ground since I don't own a coffee grinder. I love flavors like caramel, hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla, etc. Bones Coffee Company does some great flavors, but there's one from them that I really didn't like: their jelly donut flavor. Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. Sure! I can always use more tights. I'm not sure what sort of patterns we're talking about here, but maybe? What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? Oh, yum! Love all of these. Good with just about any spice level except for , like, top tier spicy. I like flavor with my heat. If all I can taste is "hot!!!" then it's not for me. In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. I don't need any more stuffies, thank you, though! The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/ Some of these are so cute! Here are the ones that caught my eyes! https://polishpickup.com/collections/nail-art/products/night-owl-lacquer-that-halloween-glow https://polishpickup.com/collections/nail-art/products/different-dimension-spooky-season https://polishpickup.com/collections/nail-art/products/restored-naturally-its-not-slime https://polishpickup.com/collections/nail-art/products/supermoon-lacquer-all-work-no-play https://polishpickup.com/collections/nail-art/products/rogue-lacquer-tricks-and-spoopy-treats Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ Oh, god, like all of the culinary spice blends, gourmet salts, and flavored sugars. Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest? I like the Ghostly Retreats stickers! So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? A little meh on these. It's not that they're too dark, just maybe not my style. do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? Nope! I'm very boring with my hair, and I like it that way. what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. I'm in the market for a good eye cream! But other than that, not really! I can get tons of k beauty products here in Japan! Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? The lavender pumpkin or once bitten soaps look amazing! Or maybe the grand traverse ghost walk soap! Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy? I prefer black teas, but I'll drink any! I'm not a huge fan of rose petals in tea, though. are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. Sure! I have the menstrual underwear, and I love eco-friendly options. Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? The only thing I like from B&BW is their body cream! I like the sound of the scents Fairytale and Lakeside Citrus! I'm making homemade applesauce this weekend with apples I picked last weekend. I'm going to try my hand at canning for the first time (got my mom, the experienced canner, on speed dial lol) If I succeed would you like a jar? I actually make my own applesauce, so I'm ok on this! How do you feel about sniffies? They're nice! Obviously a bonus if it's something from my wishlist. A sniffie or a tiny testable amount is still enough for me to know if I need to seek out more of a particular scent.
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    Winter Scene in Little Russia

    This is not at all the type of scent that I usually go for. My partner requested a decant of this from the Winter collection and graciously let me try it, and it is the only scent from the Winter collection that I absolutely need a bottle of. In fact, this will be only the second scent that I've bought a full bottle of. This is a soft, very herbal lavender. Some lavender is more floral, and some is more herbal, and this lavender skews heavily toward the herbal. I can smell both the pine and the smoke, but they're somehow separate and the same. There's pine smoke, but there's also the smell of freshly crushed pine needles. The white tea is herbal, but slightly sweet to me (or maybe that's the snow note?), and it really just ties this all together. This honestly smells like a crisp winter wind. The kind that kind of burns the back of your nose a little. But there's something soft and slightly sweet about this, too. It's irresistible, and I love it.
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    The Icebergs

    In my decant, this smells like you just took a bite of a fresh peach, fuzz and all. There's a faint hint of apricot and the tiniest earthy hint of moss. On my skin, the peach is still the star, but I can smell something slightly green. It might be the fir needle, the moss, or the sap, but it's not distinct enough to place. As someone who amps rose, I was really worried that I'd get the rose out of this, but other than the slightest hint of something floral, I get none of it. The peach rescued this for me by being so strong. Toward the end, I'm getting little puffs of amber, and the scent as a whole has gotten muskier. This is in turn a warm and cool scent, and it matches the painting perfectly.
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    This is so lovely. At first the lavender is quite astringent, but it ends up softening considerably. I'm not sure what the sweetness is that I'm smelling. Sugar, tonka, marshmallow? Honestly, this smells like lavender-infused sugar or lavender marshmallows. It's so cozy and relaxing. It also lasts a long time on me. I put it on an hour before bed and woke up still smelling it on my skin after 8 hours.
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    Midnight Mass

    I'm not sure what version it is that I have, but this smells exactly like going to midnight mass with my grandparents when I was a child. It's nostalgic. It's woody, smoky, incense-y, with that lemony hint that some church incense has. It's thick without being heavy, and I'll be keeping my decant purely for nostalgic purposes since this isn't a me scent at all.
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    Happy and Dauntless and Sagacious

    Oh my goodness. In my decant, this is tart and bright, with both the beautiful raspberry and red currants shining. On my skin, this smells like I took a fresh raspberry and just *smooshed* it against my wrist. It's tart and fresh and so realistic. This is my first perfume with goat's milk as a note, so I'm not sure what it smells like, but there's a very slight creamy nuttiness happening here that I'm assuming is the goat's milk. It's not the star here, but it's giving the tart fruits something to rest on. I like this a lot. It's very refreshing and simple.
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    Cheshire Moon 2013

    In the decant, I get tart citrus, guava, and a soft floral. On my skin, I get a lot more herbs. The citrus is still present at first, as are a few more sharp fruit smells. The flowers stay soft at first, but then they start to smell soapy and get stronger. I'm not sure what lunar blossoms are, but whatever they are, they and the cherry blossoms take this scent over, and the fruit is barely discernible. It's disappointing that even with all these fruit notes, I get flowers instead.
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    The Ghosts of the Year

    In my decant, I get an herbal, musky, lemony scent with a slight nose-tickle from the pepper and a hint of earthiness. On my skin, this smells like musky lemon-scented floor cleaner, but not in a bad way. It smells like freshly washed wooden floors with the window open to let in the sunlight and breeze. It kind of reminds me more of a summer scent than an autumn one. Or maybe very early autumn. It's light and airy, and the musk and amber gives it a bright, fuzzy feeling. I end up mostly with lemongrass and woody notes, and I really like it.
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    Bleeding Walls

    At first, this is a very sweet cherry scent with a more bitter note lurking in the background. On my skin, there's a moment of cough-syrup smell, but it fades fairly quickly and turns sweet again. There's something with a fuzzy and musky quality; it might be the velvet-flocked wallpaper, whatever that's supposed to be. This isn't a bright, fresh cherry scent, but a fuzzy, sweet cherry plus almond that has a bitter note hiding out waiting to jump on you from the shadows. Definitely appropriate for the season and befitting the name Bleeding Walls.
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    Circe Invidiosa

    Upon opening my decant, I was very confused. Why does this smell like salted peanuts??? And then I remembered that both salt-spray and bitter almonds are components, and it all made sense. This smells completely different on my skin. With that number of notes, it's no surprise that this is a complex scent. One second I get salt and aquatics, the next I get pear and blackcurrant, then florals, then earthy notes of moss and cedar. It's beautiful. As it dries and settles, I get more of the florals. They're soft and almost creamy. Fully dried, the aquatics and florals makes this smell a bit like laundry detergent, but in the best way. I really like this.
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    Peppermint & Pine

    This is much stronger in my decant than it is on my skin. I get a sharp pine in the decant with a small amount of peppermint. On my skin, I get an explosion of almost-mentholy peppermint and very woody pine before it quickly settles and fades quite a bit. This is very airy and dry smelling. It's not at all sweet, and definitely smells cold. Since my skin devours this, I probably won't wear it, but I'll find other uses for my decant because I do really enjoy the scent.
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    Pomegranate Sufganiyot

    Wow! This is so RED. In my decant, it's bright, tart, and sweet red fruits mixed with a lovely soft dough smell. On my skin, these fruits are amazing. It's half fresh, half cooked fruits, and they are very bright. As it dries, this really smells like a jelly-filled doughnut, heavy on the jelly. This is probably my favorite suf I've tried so far.
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    Lan Yueliang

    This one is confusing to me. All those notes sound beautiful, but they don't seem to be working on me the same way they do in other perfume oils. In my decant, I get the blueberry, citrus from the lemon peel and bergamot, and an herbal edge from the bergamot and white tea. It's lovely at this point. On my skin, the white tea takes over a bit, pushing this into a more unisex/gender-neutral scent, and the lemon peel edges it closer to masculine. Unfortunately, the blueberry smells a bit like play-doh. I've never had this happen, so I'll be retesting this a few more times, but I was so sad.
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    In the imp, this is bright and tart with a small edge of earthiness. On my skin, it's largely the same. I can pick out the green tea and mango, but the fig and patchouli merge into a soft earthy note that gives this an edge. Unfortunately, this fades within minutes on me, so it isn't something I'll be wearing.
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    Drink Me

    This is wonderfully foodie, but not spiced, for those who are looking for such things. In the imp, I'm getting the toffee and custard very strongly, with the cherry and pineapple in the background, along with a very strong buttery note. On my skin, this doesn't morph all that much. The pineapple gets a bit stronger, but this stays a butter-toffee-custard forward scent. I love the cherry in this, though it isn't very strong. It's more of a memory of a scent that an actual note. When I lift my wrist to my nose and sniff, I smell everything EXCEPT the cherry, but when I pull away, the note that lingers in the back of my nose/throat is the cherry. Honestly, this smells like butterbeer to me.