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  1. voodoocatwoman

    Red Peach, Sweet Oudh, Honey & Saffron

    This is gorgeous. It's a sweet peachy incense. Very pretty, soft and sweet without being cloying. Added bonus- I can smell it ten hours after application.
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    SW Halloween 2019

    9/18/19 Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ OMG, they have Jim Nightshade soap!!! Actually all of the soaps look great but JIM NIGHTSHADE!! I mean, really. Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? My favorite horror movies are things like The Raven with Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre, The Abominable Dr. Phibes and a silly movie called Hysterical with Julie Newmar. Unfortunately, I do not have a DVD player so although I would LOVE a copy of any of them, I would have nowhere to watch it... unless I descend like locusts on my sister. Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? My hands are always cold. I would LOVE fingerless mittens or gloves. Shawls or ponchos are great too, as are scarves and hats. I promise that they will get used. Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens yes! Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf yes! Odyssey Shawl yas! Close to You scarf yes! Rikke Slouch Hat yes! Simple Yet Effective Cowl yes! Knitted Pumpkins no thank you Little Bear Stuffy no thank you How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? LOVE them- it just needs to be something I can use. Sweaters/cardigans in XL are welcome- my library is a fracking icebox and I ALWAYS have on a sweater. Any color, any style. Pockets are a bonus. I also need scarves, hats, that sort of thing. Any color, any style. 9/20/19 I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? No thank you- I do not wear makeup of any kind. Ever. Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Sure. I use a day moisturizer. Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? No thank you What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) · animal rescue would be my choice for a donation- maybe to a local shelter near you? I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? Real Cadbury from London (not the crap that Kraft tries to pass off as Cadbury), any perfume samples from either London or Paris that you might come across. Any bath gel, body lotion/cream. I like most fragrances- truly. There are very few that I do not like. Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. Apple Pie Kitkats sound intriguing. 9/22/19 Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? Soaps are good. So are ath products. Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Chips and nuts, dried fruit, jams and jellies. Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? No thank you. I do not cook AT ALL. 9/23/19 Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? Every last one except Gnome Ruckus. Would you like anything from Lush? Always love Rose Jam and Karma anything. I love Lush's shampoo bars too. All of them. Seriously. 9/26/19 Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? Not that I can think of. Kickstarter (and similar): Any thoughts, witches? No thank you. 9/28/19 Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? The only wishlist I have is on Luckyscent. It is a list of scents whose notes I know will work well on me. I use the list and its notes as a guide when I am looking at various perfume sites that have massive updates (BPAL, Possets, etc). I do NOT expect anyone to buy anything on that wishlist but if you want to look at it to get an idea of note combos, I'd be down for that. You get into the wishlist via my email address. You know, I have very good luck with most perfumes. There are very few that do not work for me. I also like a very wide range of notes. For instance, the only Solstice Scents fragrance I did not like is Sea of Gray. The seawater note maybe? The only NA I don't like has a strong wine note. NA's wine turns to bug spray on my skin. One more note I have trouble with: pumpkin. I have yet to find a company that produces a pumpkin note that I can tolerate. It all smells like butter to me. This is why I am usually safe from the Halloweenies. And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Necklaces- 26 inches (big enough to go on over my head). If shorter, it would have to have a toggle closure since my stupid fingers don't work. Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? The apple teas! Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any? What colors?? yes yes!! I don't care what color. is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? I love the soaps they have. And chips. They have the best chips. And tea. They have a nice and wonderful selection of the stuff and I use both bags and loose leaf. I found old fashioned Halloween mugs/plates that have little black cats on them last year. If they have anything like it again this year... *grins* How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks? Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)? New or used? I would love one and I am not particular about the artwork. It has to be new, however. I am not good at expunging others' auras from objects. 9/30 do you have a favorite saying or quote? Many of them. For example: - I must be following the wrong libretto. (Tom Robbins- Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas) - If you can't be a good example, be a dire warning. (this one came from skyelyric and makes me laugh every time I see it) How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I used to have a cast iron stomach. Then I developed an autoimmune disorder and one of the gifts from the autoimmune fairy was GI reflux of monumental proportion. I am severely restricted now on pepper/spices in general. So my Scoville chart rating would be 2000 or lower. *le sigh* How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I adore them. I would need very fat crayons to be able to color. (thank the AI fairy for that too) I would love flowers or mandalas. Sort of related: I love love love puzzle books. Sudoku, logic, crossword, wordfind, any and all puzzles that make me think. I have a sudoku book that a past witch sent to me and I do at least 2 puzzle nightly before turning off the light for bed. (this particular one is plain with 1000 puzzles. Can I tell you that I love it?) 10/1/19 A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable? (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.) Any fiber issues? ABSOLUTELY! I love crocheted items. One of my favorite things on earth is a hat my sister made for me. It's kind of flapper style cap with a big flower on the side. I would love hats, gloves, shawls. I am always cold. No fiber issues that I know of. About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! I thought the first 3 sounded incredible and then I stopped reading. I will not buy any of them. There are just too many to consider. Fortunately, I think the lab's pumpkin note smells like ass so I am never tempted by anything with pumpkin. Actually, I have never found a pumpkin note I like. To me, they are all like shoving a stick of butter up my nose. YUCK to infinity. Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy? Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y? And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I will drink things that don't necessarily taste like liquor. I despise scotch (long story, short version: my first scotch drink was a scotch and root beer. I was 15, ok? I had no idea) and bourbon is not a favorite either. I tend to go to fruity things. 10/2/19 Nail Polish: Do you need or want some? If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? No Does anyone else do nail wraps? No What about postcards? Sure! I love unusual photos or pretty scenes. Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? I LOVE NA. The only thing they make that I do not love is anything with their wine note. It smells like bug spray on me. Anything and everything else is fine. Specifically, what would I like? The Gypsy's Hand, Moonsand, Ghostly Gasp and Eternal Egypt Rose. How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. I don't cook so salt would not be used. 0/3/19 I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip. Are any of these relevant to you or your household? Yes to them all. Definitely to baking. Definitely to caramels. My cats, Poppy and Stretch, say MEOW to catnip. Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? No no, a thousand times, no. Would you wear any of these? Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes! They are all gorgeous and any/all colors would be welcome. Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? A small tool on the order of a dental pick would be awesome. I will explain what it would be used for if you ask in PM. I might give myself away to my witchee if I just spill it here. I just thought of a few more. I would LOVE a magnifying glass (a small one, maybe almost like a lorgnette) to help me see tiny print. I would also like a nail buffer (the thing that smoothes ridges out of nail beds). Tiny scissors. ALWAYS need pens and pencils. A pencil sharpener. What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I am not vegan so I don't have a lot of experience with this. I have a vegan co-worker and have bought cakes and such that she could enjoy with the rest of us. Some have been very good and some have been like sawdust. I just like snacks in general. I like little bags of nuts, crackers, dried fruit, chips, that sort of thing. 10/4/19 How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute? Elegantly modern? Totally Traditional? Wait, you are asking about MY crafting style? I would have to describe it as non-existent. I am physically unable to craft. No knitting, crocheting, needlework. My fingers cannot accommodate my desires. 10/6/19 So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes. Is this relevant to any witchees? Dear Bob, YES. That sounds awesome. ANY relish, jam, jellies are welcome and will be scarfed. I promise. How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain? Do you dress up? Would you like something for your costume? And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? These were my questions. I do not dress up in a costume but I do have Halloween earrings and a wonderful bat shirt that I wear on my last day at work before Halloween. I also have a Halloween scarf. Anything along the Halloween lines in scarves, shawls, jewelry, shirts (suitable for work) would be welcome. And I love socks more than anything on earth. I feel naked if I leave the house without socks and earrings. 10/7/19 Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? Orchid Oolong!! Cold and Flu Teas look good too. I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? No thank you. And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in? https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) earrings definitely. Lightweight earrings. 10/8/19 How do you feel about enamel pins? Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent? Love them. Especially animals or holiday themed things. (pumpkins, snowflake, heart, etc) I have a denim jacket with lots of them on it. Also anything very unusual or odd. 10/10/19 what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? XL in regular cut. I do not like ladies' cuts- they show too much of my arms and they are too form fitting. 10/11/2019 OCTOBER LUNACY! I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? I'd love to try Hunter Moon. Sniffie/decant would be plenty good. So Blood Moon Botanica is having an update soon. It's a surprise what will be listed (besides the Moon Dew serum), but you can take a look at past items on her web page: https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.) Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? Kava Kava and Rose Elixir! (anything for pain relief or to aid sleep) also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Would you be interested in any? If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet? Any preferred styles of beads? EARRINGS. Lightweight earrings. Nothing super long because they usually get tangled up in my sweater or shirt otherwise. No preference of bead styles. Just monochromatic and lightweight. It would be nice to wear black but have a little pop of red/forest green/white/whatever on my ears. I do like those stretchy bracelets. They are the only kind I can wear now, what with my problems with manipulation of my fingers. 0/15/19 What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? pumpkin spice bread, gingerbread, Reeses pumpkins. I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? Any shower gel or soap, body lotion.
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    Injured Dickchest Alchemy Lab

    Forget everything you know about “brand awareness” and consider a timeline in which Injured Dickchest becomes a viral internet sensation, complete with animated TV spinoff and celebrities’ kids repping our merch. If you enjoy being able to afford our products, be grateful that IDAL never made it past the brainstorming stage. Champaca blossom, bourbon vanilla, pink pepper, and green tea. I love this. It's a blast of champaca blossom, very sweet floral. I know there is no tobacco in it but something is fooling my nose into believing that there is a little tobacco in there somewhere. I think that this will be a dabbing scent rather than a slather (it could overpower with its sweetness) but it will be one I reach for frequently. PS- I am VERY grateful. It would be sad not being able to afford IDAL products.
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    Mopey Boar Alchemy Lab

    Tagline: “Extraordinary scents for extraordinarily forlorn people.” Truffles and clove bud with smoky incense, cardamom pod, and ginger. Spicy and smoky. It's a deep and husky fragrance (to me). Definitely not for the forlorn but perfect for someone who likes a spicy fragrance. This says evening to me.
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    Fishtail Beaver Alchemy Lab

    All activism scents all the time, except we’re too self-conscious to release them. They sit on a shelf and our friends love trying them on whenever they visit. We think they’re just being nice. Himalayan cedar and patchouli with vanilla husk and mint. On application this scent is mint and cedar. I don't get any patchouli or vanilla, just DREADED HAMSTER CAGE. If you like cedar, you will love it. It's just a resounding nope for me. ETA: 4 hours later... Wait. Hold the presses. The hamsters have left town and taken their cage with them. In its stead, they have left a soft combination of patchouli and vanilla. If I can get through the cedar phase of this scent, it turns really lovely.
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    Bellicose Clam Alchemy Lab

    If America’s political outlook doesn’t improve soon, this one is still a solid rebranding option. Yuzu, pink grapefruit, King mandarin, white musk, and lemon peel. Wow! This is a WAKE UP...NOW! fragrance. I love citrus scents, grapefruit in particular, and the very first thing I get is a squirt of super juicy grapefruit, yuzu and lemon. Once it settles, the zing fades a bit and the mandarin and musk come out. It softens and turns a bit soapy. I like it.
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    The Emperor’s Rams

    I find this to be a very masculine fragrance- musk and dragon's blood and more musk. I love dragon's blood but this is a little too strong for me.
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    Dainty Sulphur

    I am not getting any of the ash/smoke that others are talking about. All I get is orange blossom. This scent reminds me of soap in hotels. Not bad, but I think I will need to be more sparing in my application. This is pretty heady stuff.
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    2018 books

    Here we go again. 1. The Big Bamboo (audio) by Tim Dorsey FINISHED 1/3/18 2. Sunburn by Laura Lippman FINISHED 1/6/18 3. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart FINISHED 1/13/18 4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (audio) FINISHED 1/18/18 5. Killed by Clutter by Leslie Caine FINISHED 1/25/18 6. The Burning Girl by Claire Messud FINISHED 2/1/18 7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Audio) FINISHED 2/2/18 8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher FINISHED 2/2/18 9. Conclave by Robert Harris FINISHED 2/5/18 10. The Red Herring without Mustard by Alan Bradley FINISHED 2/16/18 11. A Lonely Death by Charles Todd (Audio) FINISHED 2/18/18 12. The Devil's Labyrinth by John Saul FINISHED 2/18/18 13. Strange Weather by Joe Hill FINISHED 2/28/18 14. Invasive Procedures by Orson Scott Card FINISHED 3/1/18 15. Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks FINISHED 3/7/18 16. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote FINISHED 3/12/18 17. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller FINISHED 3/17/18 18. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith FINISHED 3/18/18 19. Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf FINISHED 3/21/18 20. The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward FINISHED 3/25/18 21. The Reluctant Fortune Teller by Keziah Frost FINISHED 4/3/18 22. The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey FINISHED 4/6/18
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    2017 books

    I cannot believe that I accidentally deleted the blog I had started, listing all the books I've read and all that I plan to read. Hate it when that happens. Trying to list things again. Here we go... 1. Moonlight Downs by Adrian Hyland FINISHED 1/5/17 2. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay (audio) FINISHED 1/7/17 3. The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin FINISHED 1/17/17 4. We Eat Our Own by Kea Wilson (audio) FINISHED 1/29/17 5. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris (audio) FINISHED 1/31/17 6. Seize the Night by Dean Koontz FINISHED at some point between the 14th and 19th 7. Redemption Road by John Hart (audio) FINISHED 3/4/17 8. Homicide Trinity by Rex Stout FINISHED 3/7/17 9. The Outfit by Richard Stark (audio) FINISHED 3/9/17 10. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (audio) FINISHED 3/19/17 11. The Black Dudley Murder by Margery Allingham FINISHED 4/3/17 12. The Art Thief by Noah Charney FINISHED 4/23/17 13. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre (audio) FINISHED 5/8/17 14. Night Shift by Lilith Saintcrow FINISHED 5/21/17 15. Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre FINISHED 6/1/17 16. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (audio) FINISHED 6/2/17 17. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith FINISHED 7/1/17 18. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (audio) FINISHED 7/4/17 19. It Won't Stay Light Forever (Collected Stories) by Ed Weyhing FINISHED 7/13/17 20. The Clinic by Jonathan Kellerman FINISHED 7/22/17 21. Evans Above by Rhys Bowen FINISHED 7/25/17 22. The Martian by Andy Weir (Audio) FINISHED 8/1/17 23. A Bottomless Grave and Other Victorian Tales of Terror edited by Hugh Lamb FINISHED 8/1/17 24. Legacy by James A. Michener FINISHED 8/11/17 25. Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty (audio) finished 8/12/17 26. Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson (audio) FINISHED 8/27/17 27. The Glass Devil by Helene Tursten FINISHED 8/27/17 28. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld FINISHED 9/6/17 29. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (audio) FINISHED 9/9/17 30. False Witness by Aimee and David Thurlo FINISHED 9/15/17 31. Flashmob by Christopher Farnsworth FINISHED 9/24/17 32. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (Audio) FINISHED 10/3/17 33. A Novel Way to Die by Ali Brandon FINISHED 10/4/17 34. A Walk in Wolf Wood by Mary Stewart FINISHED 10/6/17 35. Dances with Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas ABANDONED 10/8/17 36. Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going and Where the Hell are My Keys by Billy Crystal (Audio) FINISHED 10/13/17 37. Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz FINISHED 10/20/17 38. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Audio) FINISHED 10/22/17 39. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley FINISHED 10/29/17 40. The Codex by Douglas Preston FINISHED 11/10/17 41. The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough (audio) FINISHED 11/11/17 42. Incendiary by Michael Cannell (audiobook) FINISHED 12/3/17 43. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain FINISHED 12/8/17 44. The Silenced by Brett Battles FINISHED 12/19/17 45. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (audiobook) FINISHED 12/19/17 So. Not the 52 I had set as a goal, but this is not too bad. I will try again in 2018 but the goal will be softer. New job. Old body. Might need time to learn. I can always read.
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    bpals (and other retailers)

    A Aizen-Myoo: Yuzu, kaki, and mikan with cherry blossom and black tea. -- bright citrus fading to a soft floral. Nice. Alice: I think this one reminds me of plastic baby doll smell. B Blue Unicorn Moon: Vanilla blueberry bubblegum -- I swear I smell honey. This is long lasting and sweet but with that O-type honey. Not sure if I like it or not. C Croquet: -- NO!! D Dainty Sulphur: Orange blossom and brimstone --hotel soap, very heady E The Emperor's Rams: dragon’s blood resin, red peppercorn, red poppy, red musk, and red amber -- I find this to be a very masculine scent. It's nice but I don't think I want to wear it. Delirium: Non compos mentis, indeed! A contrary, conflicted scent, bubbling with merry madness. Contains apple, rose, and lemon -- powdery rose, reminds me of an old apartment with faded wallpaper and tons of photographs on a table. Do not like. G Gladdener of All Hearts: Honeyed milk, baby powder, lavender, orris root, sage, carnation, angelica, frankincense, and rose otto -- Spicy-ish. I get carnation and a little lavender. It's not a knockout but a solid OK. H Hearts for Ghost Friends: Friendship beyond death. The scent of ghostly companionship, and imaginary friends that might not be quite so imaginary: oleander and frankincense with white rose, soft carnation, spectral white musk, and velvety magnolia. --It would be great if I got the white florals everyone else mentions. Alas, I do not. This is another nope. Helena: It's OK. It's a rose-y soap. L L'Autunno: Hawthorn, fig, myrrh, carnation, toasted almond, red and green apple, patchouli, wood smoke, and Indian musk. --spicy! Carnation with apple in the background. Definitely a winter fragrance. Lucy's Kiss: Created to represent the essence of Bram Stoker's tragic heroine, Lucy Westenra. Seductive, wanton and deadly, but underscored with a soft, wistful innocense. The gentle scent of rose and a blend of Victorian spices. -- I think I like a sweeter rose than this. Do not like. M Moon of Ice: Frost-crusted winter flowers, white pine, eucalyptus, and traditional lunar oils. -- I love this. It's all pine and snow. N Nyarlathotep: Brooding, yet electric: the scent of buried secrets, roiling nightmares, the essence of the Crawling Chaos, the Father of Knives and Locusts, the Hunter in the Dark. This is the blackest of ritual incenses charged with flashes of ozone -- Nope. Smells like smoky vetiver. P Purple Phoenix: Porphyrogenitus, indeed; we worked for it! Not simply the color of royalty, purple is also the color of sorrow and mourning, reconciliation and forgiveness. A regal, majestic, and somber blend of myrrh, plum blossom, African violet, cognac, fig, orris, lilac, wisteria, black plum, and Burgundy wine grapes -- AWESOME. Grapes and plums. Seriously purple. Q Queen Gertrude: Imperial violet softened by wisteria and chrysanthemum, but edged with the regal iciness of delphinium. -- Not terrible but not great. Floral-ish but reminds me of air freshener or dryer sheets or something similar. I think I smell wisteria but it is making me want to sneeze so I am not really sure. This is not how I want to smell. R Rakshasa: This haunting, exotic scent is named in honor of the shapeshifting demons from Hindu mythology. Sandalwood with rose and patchouli. --super herbal and not good at all. Do not like. Rose Red 2010: The perfected winter rose, dew covered and freshly cut. Like walking into a florist's shop- fresh cut rose and greenery. LOVE. S Sam (American Gods): Nag champa incense, patchouli, and freshly-soaped skin. Unobtrusive. This is soap on me. No incense or patchouli. Dial or another generic deodorant soap is all I get. Meh. V Virgo 2007: Fennel, valerian, maidenhair fern, carrot seed, honeysuckle, and myrtle -- it's something I like. I can't identify anything in it but it is pleasant. Think I'll keep it. W We Cared About Such Different Things (American Gods): You would not know who was light, who was dark: iron and amber, gold-limned white musk and ink-gloomed dark musk. -- warm and incense-y. The musks are really pretty. HAIR GLOSSES Red Incense Gloss: Red sandalwood, myrrh, cinnamon husk, and copal bound with blood, currants, and red wine. -- it smells so lovely- just like incense. Unfortunately, something in it goes loud and strident after a few hours. It turns shrill and reminds me of bug spray. Is it the sandalwood? Myrrh? No idea. I just know that I can't possibly subject myself or others to brassy bug spray. YUCK. HAUS OF GLOI - Bunny: Pink bubble gum, pink roses, and pink carnation. This is Bazooka Bubble gum with a jolt of spicy carnation. It is an odd but wonderful combination and I love it. It's a very happy scent. It settles into a sweet rose and bubblegum scent. I will wear this when I need a bit of happiness. - Lavender Ice Cream is sheer heaven. Gorgeous lavender sweetened just a bit by vanilla. I freaking love this so much I just might buy another bottle. -First Blush: Tahitian vanilla bean, white tea, lavender and peach. Going on, this is gorgeous. It is a perfect, ripe, juicy peach. Unfortunately, it vanishes within minutes and I am left with a distant memory. Oh well. -Blood Orange and Marshmallows: I smell like a dreamsicle. Fo' yeah. - SUMMER DRESS Clean cotton, lily of the valley, peach nectar, and Chinese peony blossom. Fresh clean scent. I smell like peaches. Yum. -Vanilla Tranquility: A bowl of buttery sweet rice porridge with brown sugar and vanilla, with a cup of earl gray I smell like someone dumped butter over my head and then followed up with a dusting of brown sugar. YUCK. POSSETS -Magnificent Red Rose: I do love me some roses. -Silver Carnations: Another OMG gorgeous. I absolutely love this. Sixteen92 -Gothic Lolita: this is very nice. I can't identify a single thing in it but it's nice. Kind of incense-y, which is not what I would think a Gothic Lolita would smell like. Still nice. -Garden Party: Another very nice but no clue as to what's in it. It sort of smells like the old wax lips I used to get as a kid. Kind of vanilla-ish. -You Who Swallowed a Falling Star: Starts out nice but shortly turns into a loud and brassy perfume-y scent. It is so strong it makes me mildly nauseous. I might try it again in miniscule quantity but not for a long while. SOLSTICE SCENTS -Violet Truffle: Dark Chocolate, Violet, Violet Leaf & Vanilla Absolute This is Serious chocolate that morphs into serious violet/vanilla. Spent most of the day with my nose in my shirt. I might have looked like an idiot but I smell marvelous. -Winter Dove: Vanilla Crystals, Spicy Carnation, Nutmeg, Cream. Spicy and warm and gorgeous. LOVE. -Chiffon: Vanilla, White Amber, White Musk & Lemon Myrtle EO. One of the prettiest lemon/vanilla scents I have worn. LOVE. NOCTURNE ALCHEMY -Amber Velvet: OK -Black Zinfandel: Black Amber, Black Frankincense, Black Patchouli and White Zinfandel grape wine accord. I loved it for several hours. It was grape-y and amber-y. But then it turned to bug spray. WTF? Is it the wine accord?? Is that what turned the Red Incense hair gloss too? -Plesiosaurus: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Bastet's Ice Cream accord which is a blend of many different vanilla beans and vanilla fleck sifted through the amber oil leaving a vanilla essence Nessie would love. *tiny bits of resin may occur in the Dino blends, these will only enrich the blend even more with aging! Very sweet, almost too sweet for me. Rich vanilla spiked with amber that fights its way to the surface before being pushed back under the vanilla sea. Not sure if I like it or not. -Raspberry Crystalline Cheesecake- OK. -Santalum and Cardamom (holiday resurgence): Santalum, Santalum White, Australian Sandalwood, Cardamom EO and sifted in light skin musk and white amber. This is one of the prettiest fragrances I have ever smelled. LOVE -Vanilla and Apple Spice: Yum. That is all. POESIE -Shield Maiden: pink rose, peony, sharpened metal, crisp air, deep pine woods and frozen earth. It starts out pine, snow and roses and settles down to a powdery but sweet rose. Others might say it's an 'old lady' rose, but I AM an old lady. -All MIrth, No Matter: apricot blossom, white chocolate, butterscotch, honeysuckle, magnolia, amber, and a fillip of juicy blood orange. Too much butterscotch for me. Nope. -Obedient Element: serious candle wax, paper and tobacco. Supposed to have dragon's blood too but it separated so I did not get any. Atchison: LOVE. Luckyscent- Lilac Love- Amouage- lovely in small doses. VERY small doses. It makes me sneeze otherwise. Potential bug spray quality after drydown. Definitely wants to be the showstopper. Use with caution. (GAVE AWAY) Sunshine Woman- Amouage- Tobacco note is too prominent. It's all I smell and I do not want to smell like a cigarette. Lumiere Noire Pour Femme- Maison Francis Kurjdian- another winner. Soft and pretty. This is Not a Blue Bottle- Histoires de Parfums- I like it but I can really smell the alcohol base. This must be used in extremely small doses. (had to send to Goodwill- too strong) Jasmina- April Aromatics- smells like bandages. Do not like. OdeJo (eau de toilette)- unobtrusive and pretty. smells clean. (BIG BOTTLE- JUNE 18) Mancera_ Roses Greedy: Too strong on the alcohol base. Definite no. Monyette Paris- Monyette Paris- Holy Shith does this smell awesome! Gardenia for days. I LOVE this. (BIG BOTTLE- JULY 18) Aventus for Her- Creed- What is it with the alcohol smell of some perfumes? I would love this were it not for the rubbing alcohol stench that smacks me in the nose whenever I try to take a sniff. I think not, especially knowing how freaking expensive this stuff is. Sublime Vanille- Creed- Damn, this is nice. White Sandalwood- Goldfield & Banks- gorgeous dry sandalwood (BIG BOTTLE) Pacific Rock Moss- Goldfield & Banks- lovely Goldfield & Banks- Blue Cypress- gorgeous (BIG BOTTLE) House of Oud- Golden Powder- Nutmeg, cinnamon, sandalwood, guaiac wood, cedar, papyrus, musk, labdanum, vanilla, coumarin, tobacco blossom- lovely but too strong and confident for my taste -The Time- Bergamot, wormwood, chamomile, oolong tea, iris, lemon verbena, cedar, musk, amber, black tea. Nice nice nice! Montale- Aqua Gold- masculine. Not for me. Black Aoud- nice, unobtrusive but a bit on the masculine side. Intense Black Aoud- Again, too masculine. Very woody. Ok but not for me. Serendipity 3- Serendipitous. Cocoa, Tahitian Vanilla, Blood Orange. Dear Bob. This smells like cotton candy. Sweet almost to the point of yakking... but not quite. I will have to be cautious when wearing this one. Spritz, not slather. Sucreabeille- Pele- WAAAY too sweet for me. Reminds me of someone who has vomited Hurricanes or other fruity alcoholic drinks.
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    Eat the Strawberries

    Incredible. It smells just like a bowl of freshly cut strawberries. It is the most genuine fruit scent I have ever sniffed. I don't need to wear it. I just want to shove the bottle far enough up my nose so that it doesn't fall out and go on with my day. I would look silly though and before long, my nostrils would no longer match, so I will put it in a scent locket and keep the fresh strawberries with me all day long. SO GOOD.
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    I just got knocked back into the early 60s. This smells just like the bubble gum that I used to buy for a penny. (was it called Bazooka? I think it was) It is the first few flavorful chews that I loved so very much before it lost its flavor and I tossed it in the trash so I could do it all over again. I also really get the carnation and after a short time, it takes on a root beer scent. Then it goes soapy and fades pretty quickly.
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    Cherry Sugar Cookie

    I dislike butter notes and this one is cherries swimming in butter. It turns rancid fairly quickly. Do not like.
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    Eostre of the Dawn

    Jasmine and honeysuckle tap dancing in my nose. Delightful and heady and two of my favorite flower scents of all time. Soon a milk note appears. Yuck. Get away from my flowers. Go bother some cookies. Later... horrid milk is gone. Left behind is a softer version of my beloved dynamic floral duo. I really like it. Definitely a ladylike dab just a little bit kind of scent and not a drown yourself in it scent. That way, I will get 'hey honey, we're Jasmine and Honeysuckle. Nice to meet you' instead of 'YO! JASMINE AND HONEYSUCKLE HERE LIVING LARGE. WHAT? QUIET DOWN, MY ASS.'