Scents with "Victorian scholar studies mysterious grimoire in a haunted manor by candlelight" vibes?
ginfizz replied to KittyHamilton's topic in Recommendationsi would say quintessence of dust from the OLLAs. beeswax and smoke, yellowed paper and well-worn leather books, droplets of spilled ink, faded incense, blood-tinged salty tears, and the metal of the knife that skewers that illiterate zombie philistine’s portrait. its the most photo realistic book smell to my nose, in my experience. with a beeswax candle in the corner a tinge of metal. i feel its one of the most cut and clear 'dark academia'-ish bpal scent
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sniffing the bottle: bugspray wet on skin: very strong and astringent. clearly hairdye like a freshly cracked open tub of manic panic dry down: after a couple minutes the benzoin rises up bringing along with it a note thats not so much free floating in the air cigarette smoke but the sweet stench that sinks into clothes. when i stick my nose to my arm a consistent foresty underlayer resides like the morning after heavy rain i was genuinely a bit terrorized at the prospect of trying this since i bought it on a whim and very chemical scents tend to be horrendous on my skin but i love it!! very nostalgic. reminds me of skipping class w friends for nicotine powered nature walks in the woods by our highschool