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About picturesofmeghan

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    should i edit this daily ??????
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    jovial embrace, awake, laurel hill, cherry blossom v.... HG: kamisuki, totality, three couples, party tricks, sweet amber + cherry liqueur, the card game .... (i really love hair glosses !!)

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  1. picturesofmeghan


    absolutely beautiful. well blended, and i don’t get any of the notes I was worried about- no powder, no heavy jasmine, and the vanilla behaves. i tested right out of the mail bc i have no patience, but the scent has developed a bit more, and i can safely say i love this. i do get sandalwood - i don’t know if it is ‘rose tinted,’ as in the flower - i believe it is more like the color. it’s a silky, sweet soft scent with some darkness; the almond blossom doesn’t give the deceptive cherry scent, but instead gives the impression of a light fruitiness. i would not call it fruity overall, but mixed with the ethereal white amber produces a ‘glow’ similar to ‘rose quartz bedroom.’ the darkness is there in the softness - it’s hard to explain, but this is such an alluring scent that captures what tomie is without beating you over the head with any one quality. it’s subtle. I ordered this despite being iffy about most of the notes, simply bc i love junji ito and tomie in particular, and it’s such a fitting tribute. tomie is not outwardly a monster by any means - this is a scent that suggests a darker nature but does not define it specifically. it’s somehow more autumnal than spring, and the glow makes it one that i keep returning to sniff my wrist. edit to add - when this is wet, i do smell the dewiness that is referenced in other reviews. also want to note fiance and i both found something nostalgic about this, and neither of us can pinpoint what it is
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    Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry (Uso, Shidarezakura)

    i really disliked this when i got it - i got dryer sheets. cherry blossoms, plum, and pink musk are favorites of my mine, and i tend to love incense smoke as well, so i was pretty disappointed. i pulled it back out and the pink musk & plum are getting stronger. still a little dryer sheet-y, but i’m hoping it will continue to develop. glad i held on to it. i’m not sure what it is that is rounding out the scent at the end that gives that soapy feel, but i’m hoping that the aging continues to temper it.
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    Contest of Colors, Pink Peach Blossoms and White Plum Flowers

    candy peach tea, then plum and carnation in the drydown. didn’t let it rest and will update more, but this is the winner of my two blind bottles so far
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    Methods of Relaxation and Leisure

    not sure how i feel about this yet - didn’t rest it but couldn’t resist trying. sweet, almost butterscotchy in the bottle (must be the honeycomb) and i smell the bergamot too. interesting blend on the skin, not much incense or smoke. i think i’m getting a lot of the frankincense (woodiness?) and honeycomb and bergamot, so i’m hoping for the incense, lotus, and green tea as it settles will update but wanted to get something in here edit - into wearing it.. some smoke ! yay
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    Abalone and Peach Blossoms

    without rest, this was very salty and a little like expensive soap. luckily, the peach has been coming out more as it rests and i’m really pleased with it! it’s clean (not in the white musk way) and soft, i’ll update more as it matures a bit.
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    Ehon Tsuhi No Hinagata

    Without rest, this one almost comes across as minty. I think it’s the hinoki / tonka / mandarin together. i’m not sure how i feel about it yet. something about it reminds me of pleasure boat. will update more. sweet but not in a candy way
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    The Tea House

    this one is beautiful! the cypress hinoki comes out a lot for me, then the tea and bamboo. it’s very spa like. i don’t get plum or citrus at all. it’s very unisex to me - soft enough that i can wear it
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    Cluster of Cherry Blossoms

    absolutely beautiful. the honey is like past lupers - the one from last year w the lotus and the candle - it and the cherry blossom form a creamy, soft base. the rose and cherry mingle together to create the perfect pink glow. i usually don’t like rose but like this. the cherry is not almond cherry.
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    A View of Cascading Cherry Blossoms

    this is a sugary, clean, pink cherry blossom. it reminds me a little of kamisuki. on the skin, i get the strawberry, which smells candy but with a little bit of a realistic tang, and then the cherry blossom second, which makes this sweet and girly- i honestly love pink scents, and this is absolutely one of my favorites. the strawberry quiets down after a while and the scent melds together more. it’s not too teenager pink; i feel happy wearing this one 💖 i don’t really get the white musk - white musk usually doesn’t work well on me, but this scent is softer and i think the musk may come through in a clean way instead of a ‘glittering’ way (that sort of white musk tends to give me a headache)
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    Pink Peach Blossoms and White Plum Flowers Hair Gloss

    kind of sweet tarty, fruity floral. i really like it. it’s youthful and sweet. a sliiiight synthetic touch to it, but it can be ignored. i don’t get much cognac or rose
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    Nightlife Hair Gloss

    this is wonderful ! after trying mostly very sweet perfumes, the actual tea in this caught me off guard. it’s a light, crisp white tea followed by citrus- almost like fruit loops but like a grown up version
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    Plum Blossom Twig Hair Gloss

    I got both this and the peach/plum HG - they are on totally different ends of the spectrum. I think this one may need to sit a little longer, and will probably deep in with age, but right now, I can pick out the labdanum first. It makes the plum feel much darker. The honey and lemon amber are there just to add sweetness and a slight tang. I’m generally not a honey person, but I don’t mind it here. the citrus is not noticeable on its own; it accents the plum right now on dry down - this smells to me like a plum coated labdanum with a fruity sweet tail, slight tang at the end. It definitely feels like a more mature heavy fruity smell, where the peach/plum one reads more sweet tart and light to me.
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    Stargazing at Sea

    I was very afraid of this one, aside from the white musk, all of the other notes are amazing, but white musk usually gives me a horrible headache. i love aquatics and shunga, so i had to try it, though. In the bottle, the smells cold and salty. i would say this does come across a little detergenty on the skin - i don’t know if it’s the blue musk and flowers together, but it does give off the idea of night to me. it isn’t a super bold scent, though. as it dries it actually gets nicer, a little more complex and more blue- It’s very clean smelling, and i am happy i don’t get the shrill white musk i was worried about. i haven’t found many aquatics that smell like the ocean itself- this isn’t an ocean smell, but it’s a salty clean and i appreciate it. i do think it could be unisex, and i may ask my fiancé if he likes it as well.
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    A Nocturnal Visitor

    in the bottle, the orange and peach come out the most. They blend together and remind me of, if anyone has ever done this, putting orange juice in a fruit salad to make sure it stays fresh. It is very citrusy on the skin, and the sandalwood / labdanum around the edges almost feels like clove, but not the full spiciness of clove. it’s very different- i do like it more than i expected.
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    Holding Hands

    this is beautiful- it is up there for me. in the bottle it’s peachy apricot- more realistic to me than peach v from last year. on my skin, creamy fruit - i don’t love coconut, but it just seems to add to the fruit and bolster the cream while keeping it light - it is almost tropical. i think the tea also contributes to this. as for the sage- beautiful - i can pick it out more as it dries. i don’t have anything else like this that has worked on me, so this will be in heavy rotation for spring. it’s really well blended- i am so happy with this one!