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About Leopard403

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  1. 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.
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    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!!!
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    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.
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    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.
  8. Leopard403

    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!
  11. Leopard403

    She Sauntered Vaguely Downwards

    I am in love with this! When the lab combines red musk with anything sweet, magical things will happen. This is reminiscent of The Eldritch Dark and Blood Bath BO, though much less in your face and SSVD blends seamlessly with my skin. No single note stands out; never did I have a moment of “that smells like X note.” It’s a musky-sweet scent that isn’t identifiable as a perfume blend, but rather could legit just smell “like me” on my better days. It’s low- to medium throw on me—very intimate in that way—and it lasts foreeeeeeeeever.
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    Lola Lee Loo

    There are some blends I find to be beyond description, and Lola Lee Loo is one of them. I don’t smell any particular note and say “ah, that’s the X”; this is much more complicated than that because it isn’t about what it smells like. It’s about the way it makes you feel. There are some blends from Black Phoenix—Lilith blends in particular—that make you feel that powdery, sticky, wholehearted kind of love you can feel for a child. The smells evoke something in you. Lola Lee Loo does the same thing, in that warm, salty-sweet, unconditional and wholly uncomplicated kind of love you feel for a pet. It makes you want to squeeze them tight and gift them with eternal youth and health because you also remember how brief your times together can be, which perhaps makes them all the more special. Sorry I can’t say more than that about what this “smells like.” Plus I have something in my eye, like a stick or a branch...
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    FORMULA UOS1520: Overconfident Hipster

    (ordered from Etsy when the Trunk Show extras were listed) I almost skipped past the description of this scent, because I saw “Overconfident Hipster” and my brain went DO NOT WANT. Something with that name should smell like beard oil, lavash bread and hummus, PBR, all-natural laundry detergent, a warm and un-ironic trilby, and faint disdain. But gardenias? Yes, please! And that’s exactly what it smells like. Strong, too: a little goes a loooooong way.
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    Kitty Hair Gloss

    Kitty is FANTASTIC as a hair gloss. Exceptionally well-blended, it’s hard to pick out specific notes, though I can tell there is something creamy, floral, and slightly fruity to it. It smells expensive. If it were a color, it would be an effervescent rose gold. Lasting power is great, too: Application was 27 hours ago and I just got a whiff!
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    Midwinter's Eve

    2018 version Yowza this is sweet! I was hoping this might be a blend of Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow White, but no, this is its own scent. A SWEET scent. I think I’d love it were I twenty years younger, but as it stands it’s too cloying to enjoy. I could imagine it as a bubble bath scent for littlies, and that would be fun, but it’s just not for me.