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About stwbrymlk

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    a little too imp-ulsive
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    Vanilla, Sugar, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Red/Black Currant, Cake, Cedar, Non-powdery white florals, Fruits, Marshmallow, Rain, Macarons


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  1. stwbrymlk

    Still Life With Strawberries

    Okay... This is AMAZINGGGGGGG!!! I get the juicy but slightly tart strawberries and hints of green notes. I'm not sure what shadowed marble smells like but here, it feels a bit cold, a bit chilly, but gorgeous. I can't describe this scent well other than I'm in love with it. It's a more sophisticated strawberry scent that is not too sweet, not too green, a perfect balance of both. Just like Casablanca says, it smells like sniffing a strawberry up close but there is something about it that smells very dewy? very fresh.
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    Vanilla Wafers and Peach Cream

    Yum! This smells like a peach mochi. It's cool and fluffy with a crisp, vanilla wafer note. I first got more of the wafer but as it dries, it settles into more of a ripe peach note with whipped cream instead of a peach cream.
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    Thirteen: LVB

    This smells simultaneously really good and really off to me lol. The buttered popcorn and warm milk are almost a bit too buttery and almost sour but the addition of the other notes really saves the scent. I get a ton of sweet strawberry and cake as well and the bread note. The lavender and cotton candy are really fuzzy and mixed together. This is a strange scent.
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    Slime Queen

    Slime Queen smells like Dorian but it’s not the same. This smells like a slightly sugary, brighter Dorian. Dorian smells much more of soft lavender and sweet vanilla while Slime Queen has just a slight hint of slightly herbal lavender, less vanilla, but a bit more of a spun sugar note. Update an hour later: the drydown is much sweeter than Dorian, it’s got a wispy sort of cotton candy scent now, still very light but sweeter than before. I prefer Dorian because there’s more sweet vanilla while Slime Queen has a bit more dusty sugar. It’s softer than Dorian as well but I don’t actually get any cotton candy in this.
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    Pomegranate Grove: Dorian

    The pomegranate in this is dark and borders on bitter but also syrupy sweet? Something in this smells very dark and syrupy almost like honey or dark chocolate with pomegranate fruit. I get the muskiness of Dorian and a hint of sweet vanilla tea but no herbal lavender yet. It doesn't really smell like Dorian to me!
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    No DNA Test Required

    This smells like a sweeter, candied version of Snake Oil. I didn't love Slime Queen because it was very faint and this one is also very faintish with the cotton candy note. It has a base of warm vanilla and musk but no spices at all. I don't detect any Dorian yet but I'll check back in a little bit. Okay so it's been like an hour and I like it even less now. It smells really herbal and earthy on my skin. I read up on some reviews and yep, it smells like patchouli.
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    I'm reviewing the resurrected version! For some reason this smells like chocolate or coconut to me? It's got a hint of a marshmallow note as well? It smells like delicious, chewy, caramelly chocolate and buttery funnel cake scent with sweet, soft wisps of cotton candy and a tang of salt from the taffy. It's sugary and delicious! It's not very strong but I keep getting wisps of it as I'm moving around and it's gorgeous! I can't really tell what I'm smelling anymore after it dries. It kind of just smells like coconut butter and chocolate and not much else. I'm sad about it since I want to love it so much but it really smells like nothing special.
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    I Too Beneath Your Moon

    I was hoping this would be very apple forward but I mostly get a ton of vanilla cream and lavender with the slightest bit of patchouli. If I sniff really hard, then it smells a bit like a bite of apple but I really wanted this to be a super crisp, fruity apple scent! When fully dried for about half an hour, everything settles and I get mostly vanilla cream and soft patchouli now. I like it better when dried but still wish there was more apple lol.
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    Dorian v2

    I wrote this review before I tried the original Dorian blend instead of the 2017+ one. So please keep in mind this is comparing Dorian from 2017+ to Dorian V2. Dorian was a lot of sweet, vanilla tea and soft lavender on me. V2 has a creamy, coconut note with a bit of lemon, tea leaves, and lavender. They are definitely sister scents but not actually that similar. Both are very lovely though! I find V2 more of a fruity, citrus sweet with a bit of tartness while Dorian is straight-up sweet vanilla. I prefer the regular version simply because it’s much sweeter and I don’t like coconut much!
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    A Winter’s Walk in the Cemetery

    I don't really smell any Dorian in this but it is really fresh and lovely. I smell a lot of sweet grass and leaves with soft, fragrant lilies and just the slightest bit of dewy rose. This smells a lot like the woods, very sweet and lush.
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    This is very very pretty. It smells like a dusty white. It's sweet from the vanilla with a lightly smokey edge of the tobacco and slightly bitter cognac. It's hard to describe but it smells like an old room filled with antiques and white porcelain dinnerware with a hint of tobacco and alcohol. It's super pretty!
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    Flowering Chrysanthemums

    This smells very floral from the start. It's a very fresh floral with a warm base of sandalwood and vanilla. I don't get any cinnamon from this at all but the amber incense is super pretty! It's not too warm but it adds a really pretty and subtle smokiness to the scent that keeps it from being too floral. When dry, the florals fade into the back and this becomes a very warm amber incense with sweet vanilla and smooth sandalwood.
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    Festival Orgy

    This is a beautiful lotus scent! I get a lot of lotus and moss and it's so soft and smooth with a slightly sweet woodiness of the bamboo. The ylang ylang and vanilla sandalwood round out the base of the scent and make it a bit warmer and very very smooth. When dry, this is more moss forward than lotus petal and it's less powdery, which I love!
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    Australian Copperhead (2016)

    THIS IS SO GOOD. One of my all time favorite scents and one of the first indie perfumes I ever bought was Skin Like Butter's Acai Berry perfume (sadly now discontinued!). This reminds me of it. The berry is super tart with a bit of sweetness and there's hints of warm amber and sandalwood and slightly earthy neroli. The Snake Oil is definitely there but takes a huge backseat in the scent, which I am personally a fan of because I didn't really like the original Snake Oil too much 👀
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    Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookie

    This is delicious. Some cookie scents can smell too warm, which makes it somewhat cloying but this cookie scent smells very crisp and almost fresh, kind of like a shortbread cookie instead of a gooey cookie. The spice notes are very reminiscent of the scent of baked spices so they're super smooth and not sharp at all. I tend to dislike any spice notes at all but this smells so warm and smooth. The cream cheese icing adds just a really lovely creamy element to the scent, it's not funky or sour. This is just a super delicious spiced cookie!