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Kanra

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    mulled wine and a wool blanket
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    mb underpants, boo! 2009, banshee beat, storyville, pinched with four aces, strawberry suf, hime gyaru, midway, blue pumpkin floss v3, snake charmer 2005, krampus lace, pinched with four pumpkins, pumpkinville, marshmallow poof, velvet unicorn, crypt queen, mega sized chocolate bar so, edith cushing, candy corn so, crinoline and lace, mb: tokyo stomp, the girl, love, stekkjarstaur, three witches, lump of coal, the candy butcher 2006, the serpentine, loli.goth, red lantern, violet ray, marshmallow pumpkin, resistance, le fee verte, etc etc

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    fragrance (niche and indie), people, wine, languages, fashion, succulents, korean and japanese dramas, tarot, music, film

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  1. Kanra

    Dead Leaves on Houseplants

    What you see is what you get with this one. This scent is incredibly green. It starts off sharp, exactly as per the description of the lab's dead leaf note combined with more leaves of houseplants. While it always remains intensely green throughout the wear, it does start to take on a depth to it, and becomes a bit of a darker green fragrance rather than the fresh green straight out of the bottle. This is a fairly straightforward blend, but I think plant lovers will really enjoy it for when you want to smell planty. I will enjoy wearing it while I take care of my plants with my friend.
  2. Kanra

    Chibi Skull With Last Will and Testament

    When this first came out of the mail, I opened it excitedly and was greeted by a smell of a heavy dairyed cream. There was the patchouli lingering on in the background, but it was so unexpectedly creamy! I wasn't sure what to think. I gave it a week to settle and then skin tested. The cream certainly mellowed out from the mailing of it even in this short period of time, and is not nearly as prominent on my skin as it was when I opened the bottle. Don't get me wrong: there is certainly a creamy feel to the vanilla in this fragrance, but it doesn't overwhelm the rest of this blend. It's absolutely gorgeous to wear and like others have said it is reminiscent of Banshee Beat to me, which is a top 3 BPAL of mine. The patchouli is a bit mellower than the patchouli in BB, and the vanilla is a bit sweeter and creamier, but fans of patchouli-vanilla blends like BB/RR would not be disappointed with this. It is definitely a scent I know I will end up reaching for a lot! Am also considering a backup. The lab just really did amazing with this year's Weenies, I can't help myself to go back for more.
  3. Kanra

    Goofballs

    I received this as a frottle from the lab and wasn't quite sure what to expect! Green scents can be very hit or miss for me, but the lab seems to turn out some green hits for me and given the backstory of this I couldn't wait to put it on. I have a best friend I'm incredibly close to, so reading the description that it was about how friendship feels hanging out in the grass my heart got happy. Especially since fluffy dogs were included! On the initial application, it is very grassy! Yet within minutes a warmth comes out, making the grass less sharp. There is something about this fragrance that, even without the description, smells incredibly uplifting and comforting. It truly catches the image of having a picnic in a field with friends that you love! This is a special fragrance if you are into this sort of image. I'm so glad I got the chance to own a bottle, and should I ever see it again, would definitely spring for a backup. Since it's a bit on the lighter side (like many green blends), I'm finding myself reapplying it a lot because I love it that much.
  4. Kanra

    Cerberus’ish 

    This is very cozy! Chai, marshmallow, buttercream, and yes, I too get a lot of stick! This was a winner for me and a perfect scent to wear out to a cafe in late autumn, or even at home cozying up with a hot cup of chai on a cold day. It's foodie but not too foodie to wear out day to day (for me at least), and is a fairly straightforward yet cozy gourmand to get you through cold autumn and winter days. The stick adds a bit of intrigue that keeps it fresh and different than other chai buttercream gourmands.
  5. Kanra

    A Place of Seeing

    This is beautiful! If you love blends like Love, De Vos' Unicorn, or even Rose Quartz Bedroom as another poster mentioned, this is right up your alley.It is different enough from those fragrances to justify a bottle, but it is in the same scent family, at least on my skin. The rosebuds and lavender are incredibly delicate, and are sweetened by vanilla and marshmallow. It's very feminine, even princessy in an elegant sort of way, and delicately sweet. If soft, pastel pink had a smell, it would be similar to this.
  6. Kanra

    Mouth So Sweet, So Poisonous

    This is gorgeous! Definitely dark and sultry. Fans of the labs opium and plum notes would love this. On me, the opium and plum are most prominent yet the berries and honey are definitely very noticeable as well. It smells mysterious and dark but in a seductive kind of way. Like another reviewer said earlier, even though incense isn't listed as one of the notes officially, it definitely gives an incensed kind of vibe. I think this will age beautifully and become even more deeper and darker with age. This is the combination of dark and sweet that I love to see from the lab.
  7. Kanra

    Plague-O-Ween

    Very light cranberry. I'm honestly not getting much carrot or pumpkin - perhaps a little in the background mellowing the cranberry out as you wear it on. But otherwise, it is pretty straightforward tart yet sweet cranberry. It doesn't have much longevity to it, but it is a fun wear!
  8. Kanra

    To A Dead Friend

    This is such a beautiful scent that evokes a certain sentimentality. Even without the name, it brings about a very elegant yet morose image. It is a very sheer scent, yet at the same time it is very inky. The delicacy of the musk contrasts beautifully with the sharpness of the eucalyptus. There is rose but it is a deep and dark rose rather than a romantic one. Butterfly wings is the perfect way I would describe the translucent feel of this fragrance, yet it definitely has a bite to it with the sharpness and depth. It is complex and not at all lacking in substance. It's a very introspective scent overall. I would wear it on somber occasions, or when I want to take a quiet and contemplative walk at night. All in all, it is gorgeous. If you love the lab's indigo note, you can't miss this. It's incredibly moody, and it reminds me of a sheerer, sharper take on a fragrance like last year's A Moonlit Winter Landscape. It's less full bodied than the latter, and a lot sharper, but it evokes the same kind of feeling when you wear it. Beautiful.
  9. Kanra

    Horreur Citrouille

    As a lover of all things pumpkin and wine, I was looking forward to this fragrance! It is very winey, even moreso than pumpkiny. It reminds me of a very thick, viscous dessert wine. There is a thickness to the sweetness in this fragrance. It contains a lot of plum, honeyed grapes, and wine. The pumpkin is definitely there, but to me it takes a background to the dessert wine. But it all makes sense to me as the image this conjures is eating a pumpkin pie with a viscous dessert wine. The aroma of the wine would naturally stand out against the aroma of the pumpkin. Really though, this is excellent, complex, and a dark but sweet gourmand. It's a perfect winter scent and reminds me of exactly what I want to wear when I come in from a freezing day outside and want to warm up.
  10. Kanra

    Pumpkinville

    As someone who considers Storyville one of her top 5 (maybe even top 3) BPAL, and who regularly buys pumpkin scents to wear year round because pumpkins are glorious, I was SO thrilled to see this. I must say, I wasn't disappointed at all. Like a previous reviewer (starbrow) said, this is a bit more perfumey than a lot of indies but that isn't a bad thing for me as I do love mainstream (well, niche) perfume as well. Surprisingly, this isn't the pumpkin explosion I expected it to be and is actually quite a classy yet sultry scent. Like in Pinched With Four Pumpkins, the pumpkin is definitely there but it isn't overwhelming so even it is more "seasonally appropriate" wearing outside of October than many pumpkin scents. (Though I will still continue my push to make even the most pumpkiny things appropriate all year.) I'd have to do a side by side testing with Storyville someday, but sniffing out of the bottle, the red musk in Storyville is deeper --- but again, that depth comes with age. I honestly expect this to age beautifully and for the musk here to be a lot more reminiscent of my beloved Storyville. I wasn't into BPAL at the time but I do wonder if this is how Storyville smelt while young! It is beautiful young as well and I wouldn't stick it to the back of my collection to wait for aging, but I do think I'll buy a backup or two to age up for the future. This is a scent I won't ever grow tired of and is already climbing up my top BPAL list.
  11. Kanra

    Pinched With Four Pumpkins

    This is by far one of the best things I have ever smelled in my life. In the bottle it’s fantastic, and on skin even better. I love pumpkin and love Pinched With Four Aces, and if you enjoy both, there is no way you won’t fall in love with this. The pumpkin is present but it is by no means overwhelming, and made sweeter and spicer by the cinnamon. It’s a super cozy scent that reminds me of snuggling up on a cold day, with the smell of cinnamon, coffee, tobacco and pumpkin wafting through the air. I rarely buy backups but I need at least one more of this, maybe two.
  12. Kanra

    O Hushed October Morning Mild

    This is an absolutely gorgeous scent! Out of my Liliths and Weenies combined order, it was one that I was most looking forward to. The image painted in this perfume is very dear to me for sentimental reasons so I had high expectations and was hoping it was as lovely as it sounded! O Hushed October Morning Mild didn't disappoint at all. It's green but it isn't sharp at all, and done in a way different from most green scents I own. It's cozy and has a bit of a creamy, fruity quality to it because of the fig. I'm instantly transported to the scene of this perfume when I put it on: bunnies and other fluffy animals running around in the woods, squishing the soil with their paws, coffee wafting through the air, the smell of the leaves and the grass and the earth. This is the coziest green perfume I've ever tried and I love it.
  13. Kanra

    Snake's Kiss Hair Gloss

    Snake Oil with honey and vanilla! This hair gloss smells every bit as good as my Snake's Kiss perfume oil. Like a previous review states, I think Snake's Kiss is something that improves with age, like many other Snake Oil variants. There is definitely magic here but I know it will get even better with some aging to it. This is a great alternative to Snake Oil when you want that snakey smell but even sweeter.
  14. Kanra

    Dragon Mlerm Hair Gloss

    I love apricot and love marshmallow, so this is a must have for me! I'd love this as an oil as well. It's super fruity and incredibly sweet (almost toothachingly so), but more fluffy and pillowy from the marshmallow than just straight up juicy apricots. I love pairing this with my apricot and peach fragrances. This HG is incredibly long lasting with great throw. I love it and would recommend!
  15. Kanra

    Honey, Bordeaux, and Red Roses

    Wow, this!! Out of all the lab's honey scents I've ever tried, this is the most realistic honey. What I mean to say is it smells like honey straight out of the jar. Nothing powdery, nothing that's a perfumey interpretation of honey, honey accord, or honey flavoring. No, this smells like actual honey. It's incredibly sweet and syrupy. This isn't boozy at all and the Bordeaux honestly just adds a sweetness to it. I do get a faint trace of roses, especially on the dry down, but the honey is definitely the main player. If nothing else, I'd say it was very reminiscent of rose infused honey. I love it. If you love the smell of actual honey and want it in perfume form, this is a winner.
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