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pommelo

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  • Birthday 11/30/1996

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  • BPAL of the Day
    Death on a Pale Horse
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    cardamom, calla lilly

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    Sticking my nose into everything
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  1. pommelo

    Queen

    is my nose broken? floral? honey? greens? on me Queen is downright dark and filthy, i'm thinking vetiver, sandalwood (like in Lush's Smuggler's Soul), and an obscure dark sweetness that miiight just be honey. But it's a thickly viscous, dark honey that warns rather than attracts. This is going to be a really strong and independent, assertive queen who knows exactly what she wants and how to get it. Don't mess with this scent
  2. pommelo

    Seraphim

    ok this perfume made me realize sandalwood is a death note for me 😭 i bought this for the calla lily, which i LOVED in Death on a Pale Horse, but here it's sadly overpowered within minutes by the sandalwood, which gives a dry dusty soapy temple-y feel, sorta like in those really badly done sandalwood soaps. i've given this bottle sooooo many chances, over months, and even brought it to travel to force myself to use it. but it hasn't changed much from first sniff. on my mum though, the blend of lily, sandalwood and frankincense works beautifully, and it becomes this ethereal white floaty floral that everyone else is saying.
  3. pommelo

    Chasing Fireflies

    this is a soft aquatic white floral on me, very strongly reminiscent of Pantene's shampoos - of the melon / cucumber range.. i think this impression comes from the water lily note, which is very forward here.
  4. pommelo

    The Song of the Carp

    wow. fresh on the skin the oud comes off strong, but it dissipates literally within 5 seconds. it settles into this gloriously blue green vibe, smooth as silk. it toes the line between dirty funk (oud, patch, salt) and clean (green chamomile) really well. this is such an interesting blend, and one that is totally wearable and not just atmospheric. going to be looking out for a bottle!
  5. pommelo

    Nightlife Hair Gloss

    I get a laundry detergent kind of generic orange citrus, very cheap smelling. Do HGs need resting as well? I don't really get the other notes of tea or musk, the citrus is quite overpowering. On the bright side, it's not sweet.
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    Masked Vulvas

    agreed with the awful industrial faux-citrus deodorizer above!! Pear normally works well with my skin so this is a real puzzle. I loved the fizzy pear in Spring Whispers. I don't really get any of the other notes. I'll be giving this decant a rest and coming back in a few months with fingers crossed
  7. pommelo

    The Red Ribbon

    ok i'm going to be that one naysayer here. i have a ton of red musk scents and really didn't need another one, but here goes. i love how it starts off, a creamy vanilla red musk, very gourmand yet grounded by the red musk. it's a sexy, eat-me-now! kind of vibe. BUT the drydown though.. after an hour ish the vanilla cream completely fades and i'm left with this very musty red musk + amber????? it kinda smells like an old attic with a lot of expired makeup.
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    Stung By the Cock Tree in Hell

    Wow, what a puncher!!! This hit me with a blast of green and red and screams man all over. The woods have a very sharp green, almost minty quality, but also the mahogany is quite prominent, giving the whole thing a dark vampiric vibe. Then the red pepper and red oudh just gives it an extra kick. The oudh goes on toilet poop on the first sniff, but it tames down pretty quick. This is extremely manly on me, almost unbearably so. I covered it up with my jacket and came back to it again after an hour, and the drydown is slightly better, but still absolutely not for me. I normally love woods and oud notes but this one was just. much too much.
  9. pommelo

    Sunrise Kimono

    This is a very woody lemony apple. Sniffing from the bottle, I like it very much, it's all bright and warm, like a sweet perfectly ripe lemon still hanging from the tree. But sadly BPAL's lemon is a note that just doesn't work on my skin; just like in Schroedinger's cat, it just turns straight into this car/dishwashing perfume. The cedar and apple are nice, but the lemon is simply too loud
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    A Winter’s Walk in the Cemetery

    a dewy, wet rose, green lilies, crushed wet green grass, and some pine. lilith’s lavender is a very herbaceous sharp type of lavender that is present here if i squint. it smells quite wet to me, but i can see why everyone else says dried flowers because it does have a potpurri kind of vibe. it’s absolutely gorgeous and a very unique blend that i think my nose needs more time to get used to. i got this decant months ago, and my impression hasn’t changed yet. maybe i just need to wear this more! i’m considering hunting a FB down!
  11. pommelo

    Faiza, The Lady of Serpents (2016)

    For me it's primarily like if you washed your bed sheets with green tea flavoured detergent and then laid them out in your flower garden to sun. It's quite a soft skin scent that would probably be perfect for bedtime. I'm mostly getting the ti leaf, something fruity like the blackberry, and a generic white floral - gardenia? It's a bit similar to Noiseless Patient Spider, probably due to the green green cardamom. It's not as complex as I was hoping for, but I'll store my imp away and hopefully the woods will come up more with time.
  12. pommelo

    Bastet

    I had a really old frimp i got off this forum, which i loved - it was warm and regal with the amber, and with a hint of heat from the almond, rounded out by the lotus. So i invested in a full bottle - and it's straight up pink bubblegum on me! i don't really recognize any almond, not like in Hecate or Uruk, on me it's all fluffy pink musk. I can imagine a girl wearing an expensive faux pink fur jacket wearing this. Very cute, very fluff. But for me.. nah I think I'm going to store it away for a year at least
  13. pommelo

    Kali

    I had a really old frimp i got off this forum, which i loved - it was warm and regal with the amber, and with a hint of heat from the almond, rounded out by the lotus. So i invested in a full bottle - and it's straight up pink bubblegum on me! i don't really recognize any almond, not like in Hecate or Uruk, on me it's all pink musk. I can imagine a girl wearing an expensive fluffy faux pink fur jacket wearing this. But for me.. nah I think I'm going to store it away for a year at least
  14. pommelo

    The Lilac Wood 2021

    wow this is a straight up exact replica of Johnson & Johnson's original baby soap on me. it's a good childhood scent memory but still not one I would wear choose to wear day in day out, especially since the soap is still in the market and i can buy it anytime i want it dries down a pretty basic perfumey lilac. worn and tested several times over a month, with no change. i'm hoping desperately it can mature into something more but it's looking like a no for me. a really disappointing blind bottle. will edit if anything changes down the road
  15. pommelo

    Like the Very Gods

    Agree with all the above reviews - it blends really well into a golden warm mediterranean sunshiney flush. But for me it somehow evokes a scent memory of ..a shopping mall? Like one of those really bougie ones with classy room smells. ..maybe Zara? Just for that reason alone I cannot see myself wearing this
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