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About Estamets

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    sexy swapper
  • Birthday 11/27/1981


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    unceded Kumeyaay territory
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    United States

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    Theatre. Knitting. Spinning. Cats. Chickens. Magical Realism.
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    Baby's First Ballista, Gingerbread Invisible Man, Haute Macabre, Like a Girl, Like the Very Gods, Please Scream Inside Your Snake Oil, Snake Smut, Unicorn and Ram, Adventuresome Encounters, Bastet, Boomslang, Bounce, Brown Jenkin, Buck Moon 2021, Death Adder, Fairy Wine, Foolish Wooden Cucumber, Ghost Faced Bat, Green Tree Viper, Love Me, No. 93 Engine, O, Obatala, On Imagination, Queen, Scholar's Tower, Small Brown Cat, Smut, Snake Oil, The Antikythera Mechanism, The Butterfly, The Cat, The Grey Columns, The Light of Men's Lives, Tombstone, V'al Hanissim, Velvet, Western Diamondback, Womb Furie


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  1. Estamets

    Detestable Putrescence

    Well. This just shot itself straight onto my favorites shortlist. Cream, vanilla, sugar. A slight, faint tang that could be butter or goats milk, or could simply be what cream does on my skin. It’s really nice. More please!
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    The Empress and Their Heckhound

    This is so rich and nutty. Like a hazelnut hug. The coconut milk, vanilla bean, and hazelnut are the star players. I don't get lavender at all, though the sandalwood adds a hint of atmosphere to what is otherwise primarily a yummy hazelnut steamed coconut milk. A comforting gourmand.
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    Wet, This is very cranberry on me: juicy, sweet cranberry candy. It's tart and delightful! Dry, there is more complexity as the other notes peep out, but no single note takes the stage. Overall, a light and cheerful scent.
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    My Wise Beauty

    Simple, soft, sweet. Does what it says on the tin. The sandalwood is a soft woodsy base note here, not screechy the way sandalwood can be on me sometimes. The amber is gentle and baby-powder-adjacent but stays on the grown up side of things. This smells like resting. Low throw. Lovely.
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    Jack of Hearts

    This one has so much texture! Pink peppercorn is the star here for me. It's sweetened just a bit by the earthy honey, and the carnation adds a bit of spice. (In the bottle, this smells like red fruit jelly candy, which I suspect is the black cherry. The carnation is also stronger in the bottle than on my skin.) It's easy to pick out each component note, and the overall effect makes me feel like a badass grunge rocker girl - no idea where that sense memory is coming from, but here it is! Medium throw; currently testing on my wrist, and I think my usual décolletage slather would gift me frequent whiffs of peppery punk energy throughout the day. I like this one, and I think it will get better with age! *tucks it away in the aging drawer for later*
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    L'Essence de L'Engouement Hair Gloss

    On me, this ends up as strawberry, strawberry, strawberry. It’s light and fun, but too close to the 99 cent strawberry shampoo I used growing for me to love it.
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    The Red Queen

    From a fresh bottle, this is bright red cherries and sawdust. The wood is closer to cedar than mahogany. My spouse said “mmm lumber store!” Now that my bottle is aged a bit (8ish months), this has deepened and softened a lot. I get more currant than cherry; it’s an even darker, saturated red fruit with no tartness. And the wood is very much a dark polished wood with a vanillic base note. It’s that vanilla note that surprised me: it wasn’t there AT ALL when the bottle was new but it’s a strong unifying component now. It’s a completely different scent after aging. If Red Queen is screechy for you, set it aside and come back in a few months.
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    Different smells/colors, same perfume

    Aging is all about oxidation (that’s why imps age faster than bottles: more access to air). If you’d like your bottle to age faster, shake it occasionally and sniff it often!
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    This is dark honey-cream-amber on me. The caramel isn’t recognizable, but I think it contributes to the dark depth of this scent. I suppose the apple blossoms are there… spouse said it smells tropical. No idea what year the bottle is from, so age could be at play in dampening the blossoms. I feel sensual, enticing, inviting. My skin, but with epic curves, a flowy silk wrap, and a smoldering gaze. And also SO MUCH SEXUAL WISDOM to share, if you’ll just come upstairs…
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    Shotun Samhain Swap 2021

    FIRST QUESTION: what sizes do you wear for jewelry purposes - rings, etc. No rings please. Necklaces of pretty much any length are appreciated! Earrings that are super hypo-allergenic (I can do gold, silver, and surgical steel posts). I rarely wear bracelets. Question: what's your favorite fall food based treat? Ummmm...... any fall fruits. Ciders : apple, mulled, etc. Mulled wine. Pumpkin pie/pumpkin bread/pumpkin everything else: pumpkin, not just pumpkin spice . I function at my highest when I don't eat gluten. Are you more interested in a spiritual service you haven't mentioned practicing yourself, or would you prefer to receive something you do practice? Do you have a preference for if it's provided in writing/placed in the package vs over a skype/phone call? Any is great! I would prefer a zoom/skype/phone call vs a physical spell, but I accept any and all manifestations of good energy. For item no.5, what kind of thing would you most appreciate? Anything handmade with love! Anything curated for me with care! Anything in particular you're interested in from the UK? I love local art stuff, and interesting treats that you can only get in your neck of the woods. Any interest in apothecary style indies, e.g. essential oils, natural skincare, flower waters? Sure, especially if they're related to the changing seasons and celebrating the passing of time. I don't do floral smells for my body, and I don't scent my house. What is it that you're most wanting out of this fall season? (e.g. that could require magical assistance) I mentioned this in my questionnaire, but I'm looking towards a big... hatching is the visual that's coming to mind, oddly - a new growth spurt, which I would love to support in any and all ways possible. I'm also finding that time is passing by without my noticing lately, so anything that helps me take notice and celebrate the change in season would be great. Books. Are you a big reader? If so, do you prefer ebooks, audio, or printed? Would you enjoy an art or photography book? Do you like poetry? Yes. All the books. Many books. I like pre-loved paperbacks or Kindle editions. I love to read magical realism. I enjoy poetry. I'm not the best audience for an art/photo book. Is there anything typically sold at a Renn Faire that you'd be interested in? Not specifically, but anything that fits into my other gift genres is great. Candles. Any preferences? Taper/Pillar/Votive/Jar/Chime/etc.? Scented vs Unscented? No preference, but I would only like to receive a candle that has a ritual/spiritual significance, since I don't scent my spaces (and I also sell very nice candles in my gift shop that I can take whenever I want). Are there any types of makeup/nail polish that you would or would not like to receive? No makeup or nail polish, please. Is there anything you definitely DON'T want (either because you don't like it or already have it)? I can't think of anything right now. I trust your instinct! Are there any art/craft supplies you currently need? Not that I need, but I do knit and spin and I like adding thoughtful yarns and fibers to my stash. Homemade treats...any likes and preferences?? AND YES, I am also wanting to know what flavor/s of fudge you would love to get if I happen to be your Adept All of them, please. All of the fudges. I don't like raspberries, raw celery, onions, or caraway seeds. Quick question for the group: What are your thoughts on sweet treats? If you like them, what are your favorites? And what is one that you consider extra special? I enjoy them! I especially love anything home made, or local to you, or small-business-made. I prefer fruity, tart, creamy, or dark chocolate, but I love small tastes of pretty anything! Or Butterfingers. I really love Butterfingers and I have a rule to never buy them for myself- they’re a strictly gift/steal/nab from the candy jar treat for me. EDITED TO ADD: I'm avoiding refined sugars at the moment for health reasons! If I were to knit you an adornment would you prefer a hat, fingerless mitts, a cowl, or a shawlette (small shawl, worn like a scarf.) mitts, please! But honestly whichever feels like the most fun, or whatever pattern you're itching to try out. If yes, are you ok with soft wool (I have mostly merino)? What colors would you prefer? yes wool. Blue, purple, black, cream, grey. Do you have a wishlist for BPAL perfume / gloss / atmosphere sprays? Yes, it's in my signature. Are you interested in a sewn or knitted tarot bag? Yes. Would you like to sample our home made liqueurs? (Rosepetal and/or lavender vanilla bean and/or plum) Yes, all of those sounds lovely. I'm most attracted to the lav/vanilla. How about jams? (peach, huckleberry, cardamom plum, cardamom/cinnamon/clove plum, anise plum, ginger jalapeno peach) Yes - no raspberry please. I'm especially a fan of peach jams, but I love them all - we make (GF) pancakes every Sunday and I eat them with jam/preserves. Other canned goods? (green tomato relish, chokecherry jelly) YES! Fudge? YES!! Lemon blueberry zucchini bread? My heart wants to say yes, and my body needs to say no unless it's gluten free ALTHOUGH the rest of my household eats all the things, so I could have a nibble and they would eat the rest.
  11. Estamets

    Honey Hair Gloss

    Oh gosh. I love the BPTP hair gloss formula and what it does for my hair. And I am so sad about the burning plastic disaster that is this scent for me. I don’t know if it’s a funky batch, but I recoil when I smell this in the bottle, and it’s not any better on my hair, though it does all the beautiful hair gloss things for me! I was hoping for a light honey scent to augment my mostly light, soft, sweet perfume rotation, but this one is straight to the swaps pile 😭😭😭
  12. This is a vat of peach preserves in the making. Dark, gooey peach made shiny and caramel-colored with piles of sugar. There is a perfume-edge to this, which could be an animal musk, maybe? Or might just be a tart edge from the peach… For the first time ever, I wish I hadn’t watched Tom & Galen’s review; it made me expect baked goods where there are none. This has rested two full days. Maybe those cream, marshmallow, and vanilla notes will emerge with more time, she types hopefully?? I blind-bottled TWO bottles based on those notes and the T&G review, and I would dearly love to love them.
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    Lavender marshmallows. I LOVE this blend. I usually run (quickly) away from lavender blends, but the lavender here is fresh, without the sharp medicinal note I get from most lav scents. All the other notes bend together into fluffy sweet pillows. There are whole buds floating in my bottle!! Verdict is still forthcoming on whether it helps my sleep (it has been a very stressful week, so hard to gauge), but I definitely look forward to slathering myself with Sopor before bed!
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    Frenum Bath Oil

    Lovely balance of cucumber, light cherry blossom, and other crisp green scents (which all blend together for me). This is a perfect hot-day bath: refreshing, light, cooling. Product-wise, BPTP bath oils moisturize my skin like nothing else has ever done. Love, love, love. At night, I’ll also dunk my hair in the bath, then braid it and sleep without rinsing. The next day, it’s gotten a nice deep moisture mask that rinses clean with shampoo.
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    The Great Sword of War

    Fresh imp from the lab: herbal orange smash! I guess maybe there was a hint of chocolate when wet, and I can track some earthier notes if I squint sideways at it, but it’s really just juicy, stepped-on citrus, and bright, nasal-clearing herbs. Oddly, I’m here for it.