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About rhonorv

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    a little too imp-ulsive


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    Queen Mab's Lace, No Coward Soul is Mine, Druid, Bastet, An Encounter of Three, Eat Me, Lawful, Zorya P, Flickering Lights Fluttering Curtains. Honeysuckle, tonka, vanilla, cherry blossom, sage, oak, lavender, labdanum, amber, jasmine.

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  1. rhonorv

    Im Tiefen Winter

    Beauty! I did not get the smoke here until well after drydown -- I had the bright, juicy citrusy experience of some of the other people in the thread. But if I take a reaaally deep sniff, there is a little lick of smoke, which is so interesting! I love how the lab does these icy water notes... this one is evocative of chilliness and an icy river without being literal. This reminded me a little of Teakwood, Moss, and Salt, but greener. It's really nicely blended, and leans more cologne-y than atmospheric.
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    Personent Hodie

    I *love* this! It reminds me very much of another favorite of mine, An Encounter of Three. Where an Encounter of Three has a liqueur-heavy undertone, Personent has a beautiful, smooth incense. They share the same (to my nose) purple fruit notes on top from the purple currants, but there's a woodsiness at the core that prevents PH from going too sweet. The cassia gives it the tiniest kick of spice when it's dry, which is lovely. I'm not picking up very strong smoke or amber notes, but as theshapeshifter noted this is a really well-blended perfume, and I imagine they're contributing to the general richness and depth of it. It's pretty consistent wet to dry, and it has great staying power. Will be getting a full bottle!
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    Pink Pepper, Orange Blossom & Lemon Peel

    I enjoyed this, somewhat to my surprise, as none of these notes really sing out to me. It read as very perfumey to me, and it was consistent wet to dry -- it's a bright, sunshiney, orange-neroli confection. It doesn't turn powdery on me; it stayed pretty sharp and bright with a medium throw. I didn't get a lot of lemon at all. I totally get torikitty's scent memory -- this is reminds me of a specific Avon Skin So Soft sunblock I had when I was a kid! It's like a pretty perfume version of that 😎
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    Teakwood, Moss & Salt

    I agree that there's a chilliness and a neutral-ness to this! It reminds me of wintertime at the beach. It's decidedly not aquatic or 'wet' smelling to me. It also reminds me of a specific lotion used at nail salons (which I love). Wet it's a cold, tea-laced wood. Like the smell of seaglass. Dry I get a bit more of a camphor-type chilliness over the teakwood. This is really, really nice!
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    Suck It

    2020 version. There's something shampoo-y about this for me: while wet it alternates between cherry lollipop and cherry shampoo before settling into the latter. I like it as a layering scent (especially with leathery or woody scents!).
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    Split-Level Suburban Tract Home

    This is somethin' else. I was so excited to try it because it sounded weird and a little scary, and I kind of secretly hoped it would smell like the suburban basements of my childhood, which were often graced with old hairballs or mildew-sodden carpets. Well. WELL. I got what I hoped for, too much even. I could not bear to put this on my skin because I am weak and it was close to dinner time, but I dabbed it on a tissue. In the bottle and wet it is mildewed rug and, as lorizav mentioned, old cat puke + not a well-cleaned box in the corner of the room. There's a strong oudh that reminds me of the wham of oudh that I got from Nevertheless She Persisted but with none of the flowers. When dry the indolic-ness calms down a just the tiniest bit, and I do get some of the chalkiness, but I don't smell any grass. I would be super curious to hear what anyone who likes oudh makes of this. I am amazed and horrified.
  7. rhonorv

    Witches' Lace

    I was very fortunate to get a decant of this! If Emerald Lace is bright grass-green, this is dark woodsy forest green. I also get a whiff of indole-y sourness (patchouli?) when this is wet on me, but it's not too bad and goes away quickly. The cedar here is different than the BPAL cedars (mostly Shungas) I've tried -- it's like an old, living cedar tree covered in moss rather than a piece of sawn wood. I don't get much cognac from this one, though it gets much sweeter and Lacier as time goes on, until it reminds me of a witchy, herby, gently spiced tea. A really unique one!
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    Sara Pezzini

    In the bottle and wet the leather here is the domininat note, and it's new leather jacket leather. Once it dries it gets so interesting -- I can't pick out the honey, but it smells like a super light your-skin-but-better scent. Something is also reminding me of the smell of my skin after being in chlorinated water; I suppose it's the leather note blended into the rest. I do like this and will probably be reaching for it when I'm back in the office, but I understand how it isn't everyone's cup of tea!
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    ISO suggestions for a LARP Character

    Oh, how cool! These came to mind immediately: The Bow and Crown of Conquest is warm, sexy, leathery androgynous goodness. Nosferatu is a really dark, sexy, earthy wine scent if you want to lean into the vampiness! Bloodlust is a slightly fruity dragon's blood blend that's pretty, but tough. The Isles of Demons smells like tropical flowers and brimstone. Sara Pezzini is bright new leather and skin musk, a little subtler than the rest!
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    Cherry Cream Pie Chypre

    I've gotten a bunch of cherry imps recently, and have enjoyed them more than I thought I would, so I was excited to try this one! Bottle: Sooo close to medicinal cherry chapstick. Uh oh! Wet: Slightly less medicinal and more sugary-candied-cherry-topping. Am not yet in love. Dry: Oh, hello! Here's the cream and sugar. If you want to dip your toe into the cherry-pool, this is a nice, subtle, vanillic cherry.
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    Pumpkin Pie Musk

    In the bottle: Phewf, candle-strong pumpkin spice. Wet: This is milkier and calmer on my skin, though it's still a strong pumpkin spice. Dry: Interestingly, this now smells like the crust of a pumpkin pie! Everything has melted together in a very lovely way and the pumpkin is buttery and soft now.
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    Pecan Pie Oud

    Is this... could it be? An oud my completely unrefined self can wear without feeling like a catbox?? Like biggnerd above me I have yet to meet an oud scent I can happily wear. Until this! It's lovely warm-pie-filling, the nuttiness is lovely and light, and it's not too sweet. Wet: Pie filling, spices, and warmth. Dry: Mainly allspice and clove, and something that makes me keep huffing my wrist (oud?).
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    Aeval - Resurrected

    Very light, very pretty, very soft. I don't get any tonka, just a lightly musky sweet pea. As others have noted it goes on really light -- I expect it'd be nice if you're in an office or a workplace where you can't wear a heavy perfume! After two hours it was almost gone from my skin. It's like you used a pretty soap (though there's no soapy harshness, thankfully!), rather than a perfume. In fact, it reminds me a bit of the bar soaps that Avon used to make -- it smells clean and innocent.
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    There are some perfumes I put on and think "ohhh, pretty princess" and this is one of them! It's crisp, heady, powdery lilac and rose petals. A bright, pleasant floral. I don't really get the woods or amber, but given some reviews above, maybe it just needs to age a bit!
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    A Little Piece of Eternity

    Beautiful -- the core of this is very similar to the oak note in Druid, but with a light green floral overlay instead of a soft woolen one.