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Laughing Seagull

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    a little too imp-ulsive
  • Birthday 07/31/1990


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    Blood Rose
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    Cheshire Cat, Bliss, Thanatopsis, Blood Pearl, Chimera, Belle Epoque, Blood Rose, Pumpkin Queen

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  1. Laughing Seagull

    Apple Spice Hard Candy

    Take Bon Vivant, swap out the strawberry for apple jolly rancher, crank the volume up to max, and that's pretty much what you've got going on here. This scent is AGGRESSIVE. A little touch of it on my wrist apple-sploded my entire living room. It may be a little too much.
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    Bleeding Walls

    This is one of my favorites of the 2020 Weenies so far. I love cherries. I am an absolute cherry fiend. Every time cherries are in season I buy tons of them, and every time they're out of season I eat frozen ones. This scent is primarily CHERRIES. Delicious, juicy, sweet, dark cherries with a little bit of almond. YUM. There's something fuzzy in the background after it dries that I can't put my finger on (I suppose this is the "wallpaper"). The only thing I could possibly complain about is that I wish it had a bigger throw.
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    Disembodied Malevolent Laughter

    I expected this to be a hearty, screaming laugh with bright and chilly notes, but what I got was more like coughing up dust. The wine grape is freeze dried. The lemon is white because it has dried up and bleached in the sun. It is so dry. Someone pls leave a glass of water out for this malevolent spirit.
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    Candy Apple Smut

    This one rubbed me the wrong way, which is not something you want in your smut. To me it turned out to be less "candy apple smut" and more "burnt brown sugar and butter smut." I have no idea why this happened. It was not the kind of Halloween scare I wanted. I'll let it sit around in my drawer and see if it improves over time.
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    Candy Corn Smut

    I daresay I like candy corn smut more than regular smut. Like others, my first impression is mocha + smut, but it does eventually evolve into a marshmallowy vanilla + smut. I don't know if I'd associate it with candy corn without being told that it's candy corn, but the important thing is that it's pleasant, surprisingly subtle, and because it's a smut I'm sure the scent will linger forever because that's what smut does.
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    Baobhan Sith

    Baobhan Sith is like the livelier relative of Kumiho. Unfortunately, like Kumiho, it doesn't stick around for very long. It's nice while it lasts with a pleasant grapefruit-apple burst at the beginning. White tea tends to go somewhat soapy on me, and it predictably did so here, but it's not the worst thing in the world. The ginger is a fresh, non-foody variety which I am fond of. It lingers ultra close to the skin for several minutes before it too vanishes. I'll certainly use up the imp, but I don't like white tea enough to want to reapply this every hour and a half or so on a regular basis.
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    Feels more like apple blossom than apples. The apple note has a dryness to it. The herbs also strike me as dried herbs. Really quite dry overall, like a powdered cider mix. As others have mentioned, I could swear that there was a shampoo or something that smelled just like this but I don't remember what it was called. Shampoo or no, the scent is warm and inviting, and I would go as far as to say it might make a better room scent than a perfume. I'm a person who prefers to wear "juicier" scents though, so YMMV.
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    Initially, as it was wet on my skin, this was a straightforward aquatic, fresh with a touch of sweetness. It becomes more pleasing once it dries, with a musky something-or-other taking over. I assume that this is the ambergris, but I'm not certain. Y'ha-nthlei doesn't knock my socks off, but it's nice and it lasts for quite a long time.
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    This one's kinda sexy. It reminds me very much of Demeter's "Riding Crop" fragrance, which I used to wear fairly often. It's sexy AND nostalgic! There's something else here that I thought was vetiver, but maybe that's just something that the metallic note does. All that said, I don't know how often I'll actually wear this one because my tastes have changed. I may try Wanda for something possibly similar but "girlier."
  10. Laughing Seagull

    Looking for recommendations with Balsam, spruce etc

    You may enjoy The Jersey Devil, which is a refreshing pine and berry scent. Description is "Pitch pine with blackberry leaf, cranberry, cedar wood and tomato leaf." Personally for me it becomes sickeningly sweet if I put it on my skin, but if I put it on fabric (smear it on my bra, put a little bit on a plush animal, use it in a scent locket, etc) it remains a beautiful cranberry-and-pine scent. ETA: You also may be interested in checking out the forest scents thread, though not all of the suggestions are evergreen types.
  11. Laughing Seagull

    Blood Rose

    Take Persephone and make it a zillion times better and you get Blood Rose. This is one of those rare oils where I enjoy every stage of it, nothing funky happens, and it never becomes overwhelming. The rose and wine lightly sweetened by dragon's blood are perfectly balanced, making it neither too rosy nor too fruity. It never goes powdery or soapy as roses and dragon's blood sometimes do. I cannot praise this one enough. In my opinion, this is an ideal everyday scent as long as you don't live/work with anyone who's sensitive to it.
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    What should I try next?: An inevitable thread

    Another round of imps, another round of lists. Cheshire Cat remains on top. Great: Blood Rose Good: Bon Vivant, Brisingamen Meh: Aelopile, Juliet, Paris, Fighter, Carnal, Tlazolteotl, Event Horizon ????: Centzon Totochtin, The Jersey Devil Disaster: Oberon, Darkness, The Forest Reverie Blood Rose is the winner of this round for being like an improved version of Persephone. I have absolutely no complaints about this one. I like it in all phases, nothing funky happens, it's well balanced. Brisingamen and Bon Vivant are both lovely scents, but I would not want to wear them every day which is my criteria for the "great" category. The wet phase of Brisingamen doesn't really do it for me but the dry phase is very enjoyable. Aelopile, Le Lethe, and Event Horizon helped me figure out that I hate labdanum. Paris is practically SN lotus. Carnal's fine but I prefer Belle Epoque. Tlazolteotl is interesting and worth trying, but it's not something I can see myself wearing often. Fighter reminds me of the Demeter "Riding Crop" scent that I wore like 10 years ago. It's not really my style anymore, but I probably will use the imp. Juliet is far too meek and has something candy-like (I think the sweet pea but I'm not 100% sure) that I dislike. Centzon and Jersey Devil are going to need re-tests. Jersey Devil smelled SO GOOD while it was wet that I was ready to spring for a bottle immediately, but the drydown was horrible. It became uncomfortably, cloyingly sweet. I will try it again on a piece of fabric. Centzon was... There was a foreground of a really great choco-wine scent, but there was something that reminded me of vomit in the background? Oberon smelled exactly like Dove Nutrium Moisture Body Wash for several hours. Darkness was dominated by sneezy narcissus and by the time anything else emerged I was tired of it. The Forest Reverie somehow smelled like pee for several minutes before transitioning to an okay-but-not-great woodsy scent. New discoveries: I hate labdanum. Its only redeeming quality is that it seems to "burn off" relatively quickly. Narcissus needs to stop. Pine = good. And from here... Might give something else pine-y a shot in addition to all the other stuff I intend to try but haven't gotten around to yet. I also want to try Mad Hatter because someone said it smells like butter mints.
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    This one really should've been a no-brainer for me from the get-go. I like lavender. I like lotus. I like spices (sometimes). And, to the surprise of absolutely nobody, I like Paris. It's exactly what you'd expect: herbal lavender, bubblegummy lotus, and I think primarily cardamom. That said, I do prefer Black Lotus and Bastet as lotus scents because I feel like they're more balanced. Lavender never really stood a chance in this blend. It lasts a very long time on my skin, as all lotus scents do.
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    The Jersey Devil

    My experience was similar to the previous reviewer's. I was ready to spring for a bottle as soon as I put this on, and then the berries attacked. It started as fresh pine and tart cranberry, which was really, really good. I was like, "Wow, I think I like this even better than Nocnitsa!" Then it dried and turned into overwhelming blackberry candy, similar to the thing Maenad did to me (except Maenad was strawberry candy). Cry. I'll have to see if a locket can save this one.
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    I get one note from this over several hours, and that one note is "The extremely specific smell of Dove Nutrium Moisture Body Wash." Unfortunately, I do not like the extremely specific smell of Dove Nutrium Moisture Body Wash.