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  1. bambi

    Switch Witch 2023 Answers

    All answers are in purple next to bullet points! I'm a knitter, though slow. I’ll have time for a scarf or washcloths during this round. would you like a scarf? If so, colors, length, iwide or skinny? Bulky yarn or thin and slinky?? I'm not one for scarves, and I have plenty of washcloths! How about some dishcloths, for the kitchen? Or spa cloths for the bathroom? If so, which? Any particular colors?? I also have plenty of these (just bought a ton, actually) 1) Would you like any of Cat Coven's Halloween goods? It's her original artwork based on medieval art. (It's a limited edition of everything, so hopefully things arent sold out yet.) Oh, all of her work is lovely! I would be happy to have any of her prints, though I will admit that I prefer the black-and-white ones more than the colorful ones. 2) Look at The Green Salmon's webpage The Green Salmon - do you fancy any of the teas, coffees etc? It's a favorite place for me to stop on the coast, and I'll take any excuse to drive to the ocean. I love coffee! So any of that, though stay away from any of the ones with hemp, as it's illegal here in Japan. As for tea, the Persian Mint sounds lovely. 3) What are your favorite halloween/samhain treats to eat? Please be specific. I have access to various candy stores, including healthy candy lol. My two favorite candies are Sweetarts and Reese's. I also love any chocolate-caramel combination, and I'm a dark chocolate person usually. Would you like any of these Snag Halloween tights? And if so, which of their sizes? https://snagtights.com/pages/halloween These are so cute?????????? It looks like I would be a size D. Toadstool is my favorite, but it looks like that one is sold out, so I'd probably go for Death's Head Moth or Grimoire! What Halloween things off RedBubble do you like? Share link if possible. Oh goodness, so many precious things! I love a lot of the stickers, like this: https://www.redbubble.com/i/sticker/Pumpkin-Spice-by-CharlotteRCraft/57769936.EJUG5 https://www.redbubble.com/i/sticker/Just-one-more-chapter-skeleton-by-fruitpetunia/126840460.EJUG5 https://www.redbubble.com/i/sticker/Ghost-Portrait-Sticker-Set-by-katherineblower/58287725.EJUG5 And for bigger things, I absolutely love the shirts/sweatshirts from this artist: https://www.redbubble.com/people/katherineblower/shop Actually, I'm obsessed with that artist ^ and would love any of her stuff (prints, buttons, stickers, shirts, whatever) Also is there anything you would particularly like from the UK? I know there are things but I cant think of what they ARE brainfog is EVIl that way I love jaffa cakes! I don't really know much else about things from the UK tbh Is there anything you might want from Japan? Snacks (autumn flavors are out~), nerdy stuff, cute stuff anything! No, because I also live there 😜 is there anything being removed from site or a virtual con scent you are interested in trying? I have no idea what's coming down from the site soon! None of the virtual con scents really speak to me, though. Dragon's blood is one of my no-no scents. Being an Australian witchy type, I was wondering whether Tim Tams in any incarnation would tempt my witchee. On the less sweet side, is there any other Australian things you might be tempted by. Oh goodness, my partner just came to visit from Australia, so I'm up to my neck in Tim Tams. I'm not sure what other Australian things exist tbh! Though apparently you guys have fantastic gin. -Do you enjoy fanfic? I would be happy to write something for you, and/or read/comment upon/gush over thing(s) you've written, if that's something you'd enjoy... I'm off and on with fanfic, so this wouldn't really be my thing. -Would you appreciate rare TAL decant(s) in 1 mL amber roll-on bottle(s)? Sure! I don't know much about the TAL side of BPAL, but I do use oils for atmospheric and/or ritual purposes. Question: How do you feel about enamel pens? If positively, which fandoms or topics would you like? I have a bunch in my Etsy account, but anything witchy, spoopy (think Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus), cat-related, artsy, witty, or glow in the dark. I love pins! I love general spooky stuff (the witchy one you linked was gorgeous), gay stuff, rope/shibari-related stuff, and book-related stuff. If it's book-related, I love general book/reading stuff, plus things that are specific to certain books that I like (Fourth Wing, The Starless Sea, Six of Crows, and any Sarah J. Maas books) - I make lightweight hairfalls, the kind that can be attached to a pony tail or to pig tails. They are good for those of us that are more tender-headed. I use a variety of materials like shibori ribbon, and puffy yarns and pieces of lace and silk. You can use them for every day or as part of your Weenie costume. Is this of interest to you? If so tell me what length, what color(s) and if you want one for a pony tail or two for pig tails. This is, unfortunately, not for me. I don't do much with my hair, and if something touches my neck I'm completely out of my mind thinking it's a bug. -During my recent travels I got to experience the incredible delight of Serge Luten perfumers here in Paris (imagine if the Lab and Anna Sui made babies inside a Cadbury Cream Egg decorated with stained glass windows and...you've come close to the experience of being in that shop). Anyway, after spending gobs of monies, they loaded me up with delectable samples of their insanely expensive wares- do you want some??? Sure! I love all things smell-good, and you've made their stuff sound amazing! -Haus Of Gloi just had their Halloween update! Anything appeal to you? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1 Their Sugar Exfoliants, Bubbling Scrubs, or Pumpkin Butters in Hex, Little Hedgehog, or Spider Silk look really nice! The only one I would wear as a perfume would be Spider Silk, I think. Witches! I am excited. I just came across this Etsy shop and want all the flowers. All of them aka any of them. I came across them because of color wheel key chain or pins. So those too. I WILL BE ORDERING and wondering if you would like something from there as well? I know it's not very witchy but man are they pretty. They also have pets and beverages and other things but I got held up on the flowers and color wheels. Still exploring. Not seasonal aka witchoweeny These are cute! I love the lavender one, and my favorite flower is irises, but I'm a flower person, so I love them all. I also love their fountain pen enamel pin, too. Aiee I am putting this out there: I have about a dozen pipettes and vials and will decant from my fabulous collection of scents for your witchee. I guess that means feel free to peruse my scent base profile {also in sig line} and update your wishlist for your Witcher--is there anything you see that you would love to try or sniff or something? That’s so nice! I’ll have a look at your scent base profile and let you know when I’m assigned my Witchee! yet another Q... while thinking of stuff I might want from UK I was reminded of Future Primitive Soaps which has released it's fall stuff. Would you like anything from there dearest witchee? https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk I’ve tried their North Woods soap and their Ghost Smoke lotion before and enjoyed them! I love the sound of their Campfire Marshmallow body cream. Outside of the fall collection, I like the sound of Topiary and Snow or She’s in the Orangery soaps. I harvested some elderberries yesterday and I have a lot more out there, so I made a batch of elderberry syrup. Would you appreciate a 4oz bottle of it? (Based on the recipe at https://www.thespruceeats.com/elderberry-syrup-4845433 but I did not have any cloves, and I added a half cup of sugar to reduce tartness and increase syrupyness - it's still fairly thin.) I love syrups! I use them a lot in teas and mixing with wine or tonic water, so this sounds nice. Do you want anything from Sea Witch Botanicals (I can buy it locally from shops)? super high quality and no bad or artificial ingredients, perfect for people like me - Home, bath, body - FYI, also she makes premium incense as close to Fred Soll without being FredSoll. https://seawitchbotanicals.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp8ew09yPgQMVCw-tBh2g1Q5NEAAYASAAEgJIhPD_BwE Incense has been irritating my nose and throat recently, so probably for the best not to have any. I love the sound of their White Lodge or Frith scents, but it looks like the first one is sold out online. - I discovered Hirons Drug Store - which is basically an Unbelievable place to browse for every kind of eclectic, fun, spooky, weird, and even useful thing you could want - so tell me some Odds And Ends of things you like or want, I know this is open ended, sorry - - gadgetry, stickers, toys, pens, costumery, snacks, decoration, kitchen stuff, etc I have no idea what this place is! I do like stickers, pins, and pens, though. - Gift Certificates you'd like to places that are local to you? I live in Japan, so it might be a bit hard to do that, but I love online gift cards 😂 - How do you feel about ILNP nail polish and what are your favs from the new Cosmos collection and any others on their site?? I love anything from their Purple Essentials or Cosmos Collection! Would you be interested in anything from Alobudra? https://alobudrallc.company.site/products/ They're local to me. Their bath salts seem nice! Brujitas! I made my semi annual order from Brujita Skincare and realized I forgot something which means I will be making another order. Currently everything shows as sold out because they frequently close their doors between updates. FYI the In Your Room collection was restocked and won't come back and sadly the same maybe said for the Inner Child Ritual Candle {which I should have ordered but I was on my phone and there for a purpose so didn't look around}. Would you like to try their wares? Their Hydration Kit and Clarifying Kit look nice! But I'm mostly interested in eye cream as far as cosmetics go, so their Eye Crema interests me Would you be interested in any jewelry or other items made with tiny bones from this shop? There are some Halloween themed ones: https://www.tinybonesandthings.com/s/shop This is right up my alley! I find these pieces particularly lovely: https://www.tinybonesandthings.com/product/gold-hands-stars-and-rattlesnake-vertebrae/538?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false https://www.tinybonesandthings.com/product/gold-hammered-earrings-with-rabbit-atlas-bones/525?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false https://www.tinybonesandthings.com/product/gold-crescent-moon-and-rattlesnake-necklace/566?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false https://www.tinybonesandthings.com/product/butterfly-wing-rattlesnake-vertebrae-earrings/474?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=true&q=false If you like tea, is there anything you would like from Bird & Blend? https://www.birdandblendtea.com/ I love the sound of these teas! https://www.birdandblendtea.com/products/spiced-pumpkin-pie-tea?variant=37506762735777 https://www.birdandblendtea.com/products/toffee-sticky-chai https://www.birdandblendtea.com/products/vickys-sponge-cake-tea?variant=37506771550369 https://www.birdandblendtea.com/products/butter-brew-tea?variant=37616703307937 https://www.birdandblendtea.com/products/red-velvet-tea?variant=37506753593505 Witchie! check out BloomChic - just discovered them - Take a look at the Halloween stuff (Plus Sizes too), and tell me the link and the size of whatever thing you like! Most of this isn't my style, unfortunately. But I like this sweater: https://bloomchic.com/collections/halloween/products/supersoft-essentials-halloween-print-crew-neck-raglan-sleeve-pullover . My size would be 12/L, so that size or larger would be good! 2nd Question: Poesie Tea! Do you like? Some of my favorites are from this company. https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea These teas sound lovely: https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea-products/fancy-a-cuppa https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea-products/almond-cinnamon-brioche-small-batch-loose-leaf-tea https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea-products/smore-tea https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea-products/twice-to-tea-loose-leaf Would you like anything from Trader Joe's? (Pumpkin products are, sadly, not in stores yet, but they will be during this round!) I've never been to a Trader Joe's, so I have no idea what sort of things they have! Do you have any Halloween traditions? I go to Halloween-themed afternoon teas with @coltostallion 👻 What about Halloween-related fandoms? (ie. The Nightmare Before Christmas) Nope! I'm not a part of any particular fandoms tbh We always end up asking what we'd like from your exotic-to-us locales, but do you have any wishes for things from the States? I LOVE sweetarts. I'm disgustingly addicted and miss them very much. I also love Reese's. I might come back to this question if I think of anything else. 1. I make things from thrifted sweaters that I cut up & make things from. Do you like armwarmers? Long or short? Solid color ( elegant) or funky stripes made from multiple sweaters? Fave colors? Is cashmere okay? Wool & related blends? ( I never use scratchy wool for arm warmers.) Do you like buttons used decoratively? I don't use armwarmers! 2. I also do coiled & sewn rope work- it's functional art I wrap the rope in fabric & add appliques. I just had my first art show with these- bowls, trivets ( that can hang on the wall when not in use), coasters. Is this something you'd like ? What sort of Halloween fabric? Whimsical? Witchy, bats, mushrooms, moths? How gothy do you like? I have velvets & sparkly stuff to work with too. What is your preference witchee? I don't usually hang art or have space for decorative items like bowls (Japanese apartments have very limited space), and I don't even own a table, so coasters would be wasted on me. How do you feel about cherry things? Check out Cherry Republic and let me know if anything catches your eye! I LOVE cherry-flavored things. I think I forgot to put that in my questionnaire. So anything from here would appeal to me, especially condiments (jam, salsa, sauces, etc.) and the dark chocolate covered cherries. Similarly, are you into fancy flavors of olive oil or vinegar? Check out Fustini's and let me know if anything appeals! I'm also a huge slut for vinegar. So literally all of these except for the apple ones (apple cider is great, though). We also have an awesome store for jams and sauce, American Spoon which you should totally check out! I love jams and sauces! Jams, sauces, salsas, honey, etc. So, yeah, literally all of these except for the apple ones. Would you like some locally sourced maple syrup? Maple syrup is super expensive here, so this would also be nice. And I love buying locally. Finally, I live in a place known for fudge. Do you like it and/or are their flavors you particularly like? My favorite shop is Murdick's if you need to see a flavor list. The chocolate cherry, triple chocolate espresso, and chocolate peanut butter sound lovely! Anything from the IKEA Halloween store catch your witchy eye? https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/campaigns/halloween/ The little ghost blanket is so cute! I also like the tree lamp. https://wildsoulriver.com I own the Magical Nature Tarot and love the feel of the cards. They have candles and teas and tinctures and books of the activist or witchy sort. I meant to ask this last night but I kept refreshing for witchee. I don't think my witchee will be all over anything here but I figure somebody else may and I haven't seen it mentioned before.... The Mushroom Oracle looks nice! Since I was thinking of their kitchari spice mix I was thinking also of spices in general. I live near a Penzey's Spice https://www.penzeys.com do you cook? Do you want fancy schmancy spices or spice blends? Do you have a favorite alternative source that you prefer and or recommend? For example egads I am asking lots of Qs Curio Spice Co, Diaspora etc do ethically sourced spices. If you cook is there a type of cuisine you are interested in learning more about and would appreciate a starter pack of spices for that type of cooking? I will use any and all spices! Especially spice blends. I really enjoy cooking, but I cook a wide variety of things, so nothing in particular is something I need to expand my cooking knowledge. Colourpop's Haunted Mansion collection dropped today. If you're interested in makeup or skin care, are you interested in anything from Colourpop? https://colourpop.com/ Their welcome foolish mortals from the haunted mansion collection looks lovely! Otherwise, I really love their eyeshadow palettes, particularly anything in pinks, nudes, corals/peaches, mauves. I'll link some that are my type of colors: https://colourpop.com/products/miss-bliss-pinky-coral-shadow-palette https://colourpop.com/products/nude-attitude-pressed-powder-palette-set https://colourpop.com/products/blush-crush-pink-eyeshadow-palette https://colourpop.com/products/coast-to-coral-makeup-palette Other than that, I love their lip glosses, lip oils, and ultra blotted lips and tend to lean toward warmer colors and pinks in lip colors! Anything of interest from Cellar Door? (They have candles and soaps.) From their Halloween Collection, I like the sound of their Haunted Woods, Michigan Moonglow, and Farmhouse Pumpkin (soaps and candles), and from their other collections I like their Cypress Grove, Tahquamenon Woods, and Golden Hour (soaps and candles) Are you into wax melts, candles, incense, room sprays, or none of the above? I love wax melts and candles. Incense is rough on my nose and lungs recently, so I'd rather not. Would you like anything from Luvmilk's Monster Mash? I like the sound of their Milk Baths, Bath Salts, and Sugar Scrubs in Werewolf (w/ Girlfriend or Lover add-on) or Zombie (w/ same add-on) I dye yarn. Are you a person who crafts with such? What fiber, weights, and colors would tickle your fancy? Would you rather have two different 100g skeins or enough of the same something for a bigger project? I don't really use yarn for anything! Provided my experiments work, would you be interested in a bar of homemade tallow soap? I promise I will not send you anything particularly suspect, so this is entirely contingent upon my competence. Sure! Handmade things are cool! Do homemade caramels or shortbread tickle your fancy? Yes! I love food 😂 because I’m a knitting kind of witch, would you appreciate a pair of hand knit socks. If yes, would you like them in a particular colour? I'm a texture person, so if they're scratchy at all, I cannot handle it. But if they're soft, yes! I love greens, pinks, and purples, but I don't enjoy anything too bright like neons. What type of spooky season imagery do you like? (Ie. bats, ghosts, vintage Halloween, etc.) I would say I'm more of a vintage person, but I enjoy most Halloween-y subject matter except for spiders Astrid's Autumn Line and Anniversary Tea Party just dropped. Anything you want? From the Autumn Line I like the sound of Hush and maybe Forestsong! From Anniversary Tea Party I might like Boysenberry & Pear Tart, though I'm not much of a foodie wearer. Homemade and preserved food goodies - Which of these things would you like my dear witchie? All are organic and grown or made by me. sun-dried heirloom tomatoes dried ancho chile peppers - can be whole halves or ground into a delicious powder sugar-free candied pecans and walnuts or almonds gourmet quality fudge in many flavors (formerly from my ETSY shop which I had to close until I have my own home again) please give me an idea the kinds of flavors you like. My more popular ones are Penuche, Choc & PB, Pumpkin pie, Forest fruit (with cherries, blueberries and cranberries), Vegan chocolate dried italian plums (pitted) sugar-free canned plum or logan berry jam freshly dried rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley individually or in combo almond flour baked goods (low carb, sugar free, and gluten free) - give me examples of savory and sweet things you'd like I like the idea of the candied nuts, fudge (all flavors), and the jams (though these will be super heavy to send overseas) Might you like a witch hat? Later this month I'm taking a class at an area museum where I'm supposed to decorate 2 hats. Also I crochet wicked cute witchy hats. I never wear hats, unfortunately. Do you see anything here that interests you? They have dry shampoos, whipped soaps, awesome hand cream, linen spray, sugar scrubs and perfume. https://www.etsy.com/shop/faefragrance/?etsrc=sdt The handcream or body scrub in Sea Witch sounds nice! Anything you want from my favorite local tea shop? www.fridaytea.com Their Choco Cherry or Good Queen Mallow teas sound nice! How about from my skincare person? drjensbeautylab.com/ Maybe their No Baggage eye gel? How about from my witchy Chandler? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeresaLynnsSimpleLux I like the sound of most of their candles tbh! It's also that time of year where I make handmade soap (usually with calendula infused olive oil, tallow, oatmeal and honey) and candles (feel free to specify color and size, I don't usually scent them, but I do have a clover and apple scent I've been wanting to play with). I can also annoint and dress candles with TALs and herbs. Any interest? Sure! Nothing apple-scented for me, though. I also grow herbs which can be culinary or magical. I'd be happy to prepare a smudge or dry some herbs for your enjoyment. I currently have oregano (yellow and standard), mugwort, thyme, sage (purple or garden), tea peppermint, chives, lovage, plantain, comfrey, raspberry leaf, and yarrow. I'm probably forgetting something. I've got plenty of herbs! I also make salves! My go to in an arnica, calendula and comfrey mix for healing wounds or chapped skin. This can also be used on pet paws. We do have barely enough time that I could do a custom infusion. My hands get incredibly dry and chapped in the winter, so sure! Anything in the Paintbox Soapworks Halloween update looking good to you? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2023-weenie-collection/ Their Nightwalker scent sounds lovely! I don't really like the consistency of their lotions, but any of their other products are nice! If you have a furry friend living with you, what sort of treats do they like? I don't! What is your feelings on seasonal mugs? Yes or, no? Too many in your house or bring them on?? I actually love mugs. I have a few winter/Christmas ones, but nothing autumn/Halloween themed! Are your wishlists - Amazon, Etsy, etc - up to date, and if so, are they all linked somewhere that I can find them? Yes, they're largely up to date! https://www.etsy.com/people/giy3kiya?ref=hdr-fav&tab=items https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/hz/wishlist/ls/2OAK4S18R6BWX?ref_=list_d_wl_lfu_nav_1 Do you have anything you use every day that you wouldnt mind getting more of? Probably little individual coffee filters like this: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Daiki-Coffee-Filter-Pachit-Pieces/dp/B09JVR4GTL?pd_rd_w=JZmql&content-id=amzn1.sym.0364971b-42fa-4907-ae3b-95519eb72dca&pf_rd_p=0364971b-42fa-4907-ae3b-95519eb72dca&pf_rd_r=0GH650WERNZP55N2Q7VJ&pd_rd_wg=9Cn5H&pd_rd_r=8778088f-259f-4047-a357-e1a5b3a19205&pd_rd_i=B09JVR4GTL&ref_=pd_bap_d_grid_rp_0_9_i&th=1 Anything you love or need to have from Adagio or Rishi teas? I do enjoy tea, but nothing in particular stands out from these! List here things you wish you would've added to your questionnaire I don't think I mentioned it, but I do not like white chocolate. Nocturne Alchemy just dropped their Halloween update! You like the looks of anything? https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection Nothing in particular! Is there anything you would like from the Weenie update? I like the sound of Things Are Fine and Halfway to Halloween! How do you feel about stickers? If positively, are there any themes you'd rather not have stickers of? I have sticker anxiety! So, I like them, but I don't usually put them on things. What about crystals, cool rocks, and gemstones? I have so many, so unless they're part of jewelry, I don't need anymore! How do you feel about Squishmallows and Squishables? (They have mini and micro sizes for those who like cute plushies but don't have a lot of space.) I'm not much of a stuffie person Would you wear enamel pins with chains that are meant to be put on lapels? (Something like this.) Probably not! I don't wear a lot of collared shirts Speaking of enamel pins... The Pickety Witch's Autumn and Halloween collection just dropped. Has anything caught your eye? Oh, how cute! I like the Baba Pumpkin, Potion of Halloween, and Mabon Owl or Mabon Raven pins! I used to make mobiles out of paper cranes, would you appreciate something like this? if so, what size restrictions do you have, if any? ie., should it take up less space vertically or horizontally? color palette preference? I've made similar things for myself before, so I'm good on this ordering bulbs from https://oldhousegardens.com and was wondering if my witchee would like some. No, thank you! They'll be taken away by customs Would you like something like "sock arms" if I find time to craft? (Sometimes I make a pattern called Toast or Toasty {one has a thumb the other is just a tube} http://www.afriendtoknitwith.com/2008/09/toasttoasty.html. here are other photos from my blog: https://www.elkaknits.com/?p=845 ) -- If so what sort of colors? No, thank you! Witchee, what's your take on seasonal-themed Washi tape? I have access to so much washi tape, so I don't need anymore even though I think it's cute. What about seasonal treats from Trader Joe's? Nothing in particular, but if it fits into my taste/flavor profile, then it's welcome! I make gluten-free biscotti this time of year, lemon and also cocoa varieties: does this sound good to you? Sure! I can't say I've ever had biscotti Would you like me to make a music mix for you? I kick it old school with a burned CD. If you're into this, name at least 3 to 5 genres of music you already love, or are interested to explore more of! No, thank you! Anything here you like? https://bserway.com/ Oh wow, his stuff is so cool! I love a ton of the prints like Ghost Me Harder or Featherweight, but what would interest me the most would be a Tattoo Token 😍 actually, I think I have a tattoo token from him in my etsy wishlist Anything you'd like from my Ren Fest? There is an outstanding garlic based shop I'll be going to next weekend, for my annual stock up of their spice blends & garlic oil blends. Any other Renny stuff that you like? I haven't been to a Ren Fest in years, but I do love garlic! know we are looking at a lot of candles, but if you are into looking at more (and it is ok to say you are not), do any of these strike your fancy? https://www.lakewoodwax.com/candlesforacause (Feel free to take a look at their current and signature scents too but I wanted to highlight these fundraiser scents first!) the jaguar and heaven scent both sound nice! If you are a person who appreciates tarot and oracle decks, do you have a strong preference about receiving new ones vs gently/barely used? No preference! Are you a Studio Ghibli fan, and if so, what are your feelings about fan made art featuring characters? I love Ghibli, but I live in the land of Ghibli, so I'm not in need of anything based around those movies Want anything from LUSH? Here's the link specifically to their Halloween drop (https://www.lush.com/us/en_us/c/halloween) BUT, feel free to peruse all of it. I've already bought all the Halloween things I need from Lush! Part 2 of the Autumnal/Halloween drop from Haus of Gloi is coming this weekend- take a look and see if anything is compelling! https://www.hausofgloi.com (fall part 2 is live on Sunday, here is a list of what is coming: https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/haus-herald/fall-part-2) Nothing in particular here! Also, I live in Philly and will use ANY reason to spend time at the Mütter Museum- anything of interest (including, but not limited to, the well-loved BPAL exclusive for the museum, Ü?) https://www.muttermuseumstore.org No, thank you! If you are so inclined, do you want or need any natural items or ingredients for spellwork that could be collected from forests, ocean, fields or stream? I also have access to oak gall ink and various other esoteric substances. No, thank you! Are you a fan of the show Cobra Kai? Nope! I've never seen it. Do you enjoy any of the scented items from Victoria's Secret? Not usually! Would you be interested in receiving a silver locket with papyrus and herbs inside, as a protective amulet? This sounds really nice, but I probably wouldn't use/wear it. So Witchee mine, are you a spellworker? - any interest in acorns from a tree known as The Mother Oak at my Ren Fest grounds. It is the biggest tree I've ever seen in MI. It is cared for by tree scientists from MSU. It is the mom to every other oak on the grounds. Saturday is Mabon & I will go & gather acorns before the park opens to patrons as I do each year. But this time it's actual Mabon. So Witchee dearest, would you like some? I would say yes, but I think customs would have a fit over it 😓 Witchee, do you like anything from Lenny Mud? I love their Take My Soul Satan book vase, but that would be exceptionally heavy to ship 😂
  2. 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.