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    Dorian, Jersey Devil, Scherezade, A Savage Veil Severe and Strong, Mme. Moriarty, Schwarzer Mond, Light of men's lives, Sin, Eat Me, Samhainophobia | Non BPAL: Chanel Coco, Coco Mademoiselle Intense, Serge Lutens Five o'clock gingembre | Notes I like in no particular order(what I know so far): beeswax, musks, honey, patchouli, vanilla, plum, bergamot, tea, clove, sandalwood, peach, spices (but no cinnamon bombs), some cake scents Dislike: too powdery, in-your-face-floral, some fruits like pineapple, grapes & banana, aquatics


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  1. Something_Diabolical


    This is a summery spa scent like some of the previous reviewers said. Based on the notes I expected it to be weaker and not so long lasting but it stays on really well. The tea is not harsh or bitter, the lemon just adds a little freshness without coming across cleaner-like. I guess the honeysuckle is what's making it sweet and soft. Overall a well blended scent. I don't think I need a bottle at this point but I'll keep my imp.
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    This is so good. Smells like sexy ginger cookies. Very ginger forward but not sharp or nose-tingling. Overall a warm, inviting and sweet scent. Will probably need more in the future.
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    This was a straight-up generic aquatic scent bordering on stale perfume. I didn't smell any vanilla in this but I think I got an idea of the lily which I don't necessarily get along with. At least here. Reading the reviews I can definitely second that it's soapy smelling. I didn't like this at all and washed it off because it was giving me a head-ache.
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    Miskatonic University

    It's weird because I don't get much coffee from this. Probably a tiny drop of coffee mixed with a lot of milk and probably caramel syrup. The wood notes come out when it dries and I definitely get dust from this. These become more prominent the longer I wear it but it remains sweet. It IS evocative of dusty tomes and polished wood. Something I'd wear for bedtime or when I'm reading.
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    Mme. Moriarty, Misfortune Teller (2015)

    Since I like red musk but I'm a bit picky and this scent has been mentioned a lot in recommendations for best red musk blends I blind bottled this. I purchased mine directly from the lab and it's relatively new. I don't regret it at all. It's lovely. In the imp I get mostly dark plum and other unidentifiable fruits (so... pomegranate and currant) and a bit of patchouli. It's not sharp to my nose, but quite tart. The tartness increases a bit when it dries down but it behaves and even later it get a little bit sweeter most likely from the vanilla. Stays on well and is noticeable throughout the day without reapplication.
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    Sweet pumpkin, spices and the tiniest bit of peach that makes it a little fruity. It's one of those that stays close to the skin and is rather faint at least for me. I used up my imp but I don't think I'll need more since I prefer scents that are a bit stronger.
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    Vixen Hair Gloss

    I received a tester of this in a swap with just enough left to spray a few times. At first I thought I was smelling snake oil which is probably the patchouli and something really sweet. It isn't overpowering so far and the ginger adds some subtle spiciness. I like it and it makes me want to try the perfume oil.
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    Gingerbread Sin

    Initially a blast of gingerbread, lots of baked goods. Sin comes out more the longer I wear it and plays really well with the gingerbread. It fades to a spicier Sin with a little kick from the ginger. Really pretty and long lasting.
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    I already swapped away one imp of this but with my last order I got another frimp so i thought I'd give this another try. In the imp it's very citrus-y and sweet. It bites my nose a little. No cleaner association though. It stays like that after application and smells really strong to my nose. Kinda like expensive perfume too, I guess that is the copal-floral-mix. Mellows a bit after a while but stays linear and very noticeable. I can see why people compare it to Angel by Mugler which I hated (basically head ache in a bottle for me). Compared to this one I like Xiuhtecuhtli a lot more, find it even enjoyable but I think it isn't necessarily my style and it makes me slightly anxious about developing a head ache while wearing it (didn't happen so far but I guess that's the association with Angel).
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    Heart-Shaped Beanie on the Metro

    I got this as a frottle from the lab. It's something I'd never have chosen based on the scent notes, I mean floral and sugar... Usually not on my radar. But it is a really pretty scent, a little sweet, a little sour from the orange blossom, the rose adds some freshness. It's a really "happy" scent, at least it makes me happy. So far it behaves on me and stays pretty linear, nothing goes funky or soapy like florals sometimes do. I think I'll keep my bottle.
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    Gingerbread Mummy

    This is really yummy. I tried this and another Gingerbread scent and I think I need more perfumes with this note. In Gingerbread Mummy I don't get any of the notes but the Gingerbread and Vanilla. I think the marshmallow butter just adds sweetness. It doesn't smell like butter at all. Just lovely sweet gingerbread. On me it lasts quite a while but doesn't have outstanding staying power. Potential bottle upgrade.
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    I initially smelled the cocoa and something fruity and slightly sour. It's also a bit dusty which I think comes from the cocoa as well. The fruity scent comes more forward when dry I think I misread the floral notes as fruit. Weird. It's not something I'd choose based on the notes and I don't think I'd reach for it often.
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    Please Scream Inside Your Snake Oil

    Ooh I love it. I'm not sure how the captured scent of a decadent treat like funnel cakes (which I've never smelled but I know it's fried and sugary) can make a strong perfume like SO more wearable. Don't get me wrong I like regular SO but it can get to heavy for me and the vanilla sometimes becomes to strong, almost candlelike. Here I get a sweet baked goods scent when wet and while it dries the snake oil becomes more prominent. Yep. Snake Oil and baked goods. For me it has just the right amount of sweetness. It is long lasting, I could smell it in my hair the next day. I think I'll get a bottle of this.
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    I have a decant of the 2019 version. Damn these are some really damp woods. Like woods that have been set on fire and then heavy rain started. I also get some buttery slightly tart sweetness from the apples. Weirdly it's the sweet part of the blend that reminds me of Samhainophobia even though there are no apples listed in the notes of that one. I can not distinguish the other notes. I can see how I'd like the scent a lot but there's this dank smell, most likely the damp woods, that make it a little funky. I'm not sure if I want to evaporate this for others to smell as it might come across as musty basement. But maybe it's just my nose being weird right now because I sniffed too much perfume.
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    Flickering Lights, Fluttering Curtains

    Vanilla with something boozy and slightly astringent which I suspect to be the cognac and the camomile mixed together. When I first tried it, it dried down a bit powdery but it didn't happen with later tests. I think the amber becomes more prominent when dry but it's rather complimenting the other notes than overpowering them. A really pretty scent.