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  1. Leopard403

    Beeswax, Lavender, & Acacia Honey

    Oh, this is lovely. The sweetness balances that herbal astringency so that this blend feels spoon-thick, like a lavender honeycomb pudding. Yaaasssssss.
  2. Leopard403

    Sugar Skulls in the Pumpkin Patch

    Lots of cinnamon spice potpourri.
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    Wax Cylinders

    Surprisingly perfumey on me; I don’t get the creamy notes others are mentioning and there is no warmth to it, rather this is all high-pitched on my skin.
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    Sour Gummi

    Partly, I wasn't paying attention. But also, everywhere I can see (including here in this review thread as well as on the BPAL main site), this is just listed as Sour Gummi. NOT Sour Gummi Snake Oil. Yes, on the main site it is in the section with the other SO Weenie varieties... but I kinda got overly excited and missed that. The others are clearly Blood Squib Snake Oil or Popcorn Ball Snake Oil or Red Hot Snake Oil. So somewhere along the line my brain seized on the lack of SO in the name and got fixated on Sour Gummi. JUST Sour Gummi. So sadly, I was quite disappointed when I sniffed this and realized the sad, sad truth. I mean, in the end, yeah, I like it quite a lot actually, and I do think it will get even better with age, but it is not at all what I was expecting and my brain can't get over that hump. Phooey.
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    Les Heures de la Nuit

    This is such a weird, wonderful scent. Sniffing my wrist up close there was something almost bitter about it and I thought I’d have to sell my decant. But I kept getting whiffs of something lovely. But no, close up it’s off-putting... but from a bit of distance it’s lovely. WTAF here? So I’ve decided I’m buying a bottle and I just won’t smell it up close. I mean, who does that, right? *looks around at everyone else here who also does that* LOL Anyway: Yes, there is something sparkling and a bit dainty about this. Very sophisticated. No overt identifiable notes but rather an ethereal blend. And the test patch lasted through a shower, so dang.
  6. Leopard403

    Lime & White Musk

    Yah, I came here to write the same thing. It’s nice and I’m glad I got to try it, but dang, I wish there were more of that real, fresh lime.
  7. Leopard403

    Bourbon Vanilla & Yellow Carnation

    I’m surprised this is “yellow carnation” because it has that super duper carnation spice I know and love. This really reminds me of old-school, before-they-were-cool Lush scents, like when the OG Potion Lotion was available in small quantities. It’s happy nostalgia in that way; simpler times.
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    Little Atalanta

    WOW LEAVES. I mean, whoa, I find this to be more dead leaves that any Dead Leaves blend I’ve tried so far!!!
  9. Leopard403

    Lilith's First Concert

    Wet on my skin that “Day-Glo green lime” is EVERYTHING. As it dries down, however, this scent morphs first into a surprisingly soft floral, and then into something aquatic. Super strange, and not what I wanted.
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    στοργή (Storge)

    At first this is all bright herbal lavender, then it becomes All Snake Oil. An ever-slightly sweeter SO than plain SO, but mainly SO nonetheless. I like it, but I don’t need a bottle.
  11. Leopard403

    Saturday Morning

    I love this and hope it gets some more attention! That lemongrass top note is the first thing I get upon application, but then a buttery Obatala-like coconut emerges underneath and it’s glorious. Amber can be pretty aversive on me, and I’m not getting it here; it might be giving it a little warmth in the background. No overt lavender, either. Just a tiny tropical party that whispers rather than screams.
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    Impromptu Goat Yoga

    It seems like the Lab has released quite a few scents with goat’s milk in recent years, and I love that smell so I want to try them all! It’s creamy dreamy milky buttery goodness. What I’m finding, however, is that the goat’s milk note itself pretty consistently washes out any other notes that might be in the blend, so when these scents settle on my skin they all end up smelling the same. Humph. I do get a hint of lavender and sweet ‘mallow musk here, but only when I sniff closely, and not enough to make me need a bottle.
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    Bread Lumps

    *Sigh* Doritos. That’s what I smell when I sniff straight from the imp. And sadly, my damn brain latched onto that so the lovely bread note everyone else is smelling continues to smell like DORITOS to me. Ugh. That fades very fast and I’m left smelling like Lush’s Honey I Washed the Kids soap, which isn’t a bad thing, but not what I wanted here.
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    In Hel, We Feast On Sugar Packets

    I too found this to be relatively sugarless, which was a bummer. I could appreciate the effects of the sugar, though, because while those flowers went on with a high-pitched shriek, they mellowed much more quickly than usual. Can’t tell exactly what the white florals are, though. I’d guess mostly gardenia; perhaps the smallest drops of Madonna lily or tuberose (because that tends to last a scarily long time on me and this blend faded early). Likely little to no muguet because I don’t get anything green. Definitely no white rose.
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    Bits of Birnam Wood

    Some apple scents can be, well, too apple-y on me, if that makes sense. I don’t want to smell “like an apple.” But this is lovely and full, so you smell like all parts of an apple’s goodness: the soft wood of the tree, the bright buds in bloom, the crisp fruit, the warm sun shining on an orchard. It’s a simple vision but with complex execution, and it’s brilliant!