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About Zaedra

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    wrist-sniffing wench
  • Birthday 06/03/1988


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    northern NY
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    Georgia Peach, Oakmoss, Sage, and Vetiver
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    Lolita, Pomegranate Sufganiyot, Lurid, R'lyeh, Ultraviolet, Water of Notre Dame, Drink Me, Eat Me, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Fruit Moon

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  1. Zaedra

    Blood Popsicle

    Hopes & fears: I was hoping this captures that feral vampire hunger with a cold sanguine note. Scared that it would be too metallic or smell like "that antiseptic, metallic, gauze-pad scent" that Miss Despair described. Sniffs: Strangely, this smells very "green." A bit like vetiver with a little pine or cedar wood, some conifer needles, and a bit of lemon balm. Very refreshing, but totally and utterly unexpected. Wet: Still green. WTF? lol Drydown: Extremely fast 180 morph and very strong. Spicy, like nutmeg and clove, with a musky incense hit and bit of metallic that I can almost taste. Also a medium-light amount of fruity sweetness, maybe orange? That woodsy scent is back and weaving in and out of the top notes. (I'm not great at picking out the varieties of wood notes.) The smell as it's drying also has a very feral, intoxicating feeling to it. I think that's the spices and incense, combined with a touch of fruit. The metallic tang also smells really good on a hot day. Dry: Very spicy, a little bit like tiger balm, but not in a noxious way. That metallic (now almost coppery) scent is still there, as is the woodsy scent. Just a hint of fruit. Definitely oranges. Later on: Um, this went full tiger balm (icy, hot, spicy) on me. Complete with that waxy balm scent. But the utterly magical rollercoaster from wet to dry might make it worthwhile. Will continue to test to see if maybe it's temporary body chemistry or something. Of note, this bottle just arrived a few hours ago, so it might need to settle a bit... [Note to self: re-test and see if this changes over time or with hormonal cycle]
  2. Zaedra

    Pomegranate Sufganiyot

    I have a ridiculous backlog of scents to test and review, but I put this on for an initial testdrive today and it made my mouth water. I think I need a backup bottle already... 😍 Hopes & fears? Expecting this to be a sweet bakery scent with lots of jelly note. Afraid it might not have any bakery notes and be all tartness. Hoping for redcurrant since that's a favorite of mine. Sniffs: All tart cranberry and a hint of currant. Quite astringent and smells pretty sour. Wet: Cranberry-pomegranate jelly. Extremely sweet, like eating a spoonful of jelly filling. Mouthwatering and also a little nauseating. Drydown: Bakery notes come through a bit. Smells to me a bit more like shortbread or similar, rather than jelly donut. (But I'm not mad at all about that!) The jelly also mellows down a bit. Still super sweet. The cranberry calms down a bit and pom comes forward. Extremely light on the redcurrant. Dry: Very well-rounded and almost exactly like the description. I'd say (on my skin) it's more like a pomegranate shortbread tart with a bit of cranberry and the tiniest hint of redcurrant. Later on: TBD! [Note to self: add last traces]