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Leopard403

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  1. Leopard403

    This is a Perfume About My Dog Eating Peaches

    I am really surprised to say that this is my favorite of this year’s peach offerings because it is the least PEACH!!!!!!1!! and rather actually the most complex peachy blend on my skin. (I’m glad to be having a different experience than other reviewers in that way, but I also feel badly about that because the experience I get from this scent is A. MAZ. ING.) The peach is ripe and fresh, not like I sliced it but like I plucked it, sun-warmed, from a tree and used my fingernails to crack it open; the smell is the juice on my skin as it dribbles down my arms. I don’t get the usual marshmallow note, which usually helps a blend seem childlike and ephemeral; it must be grounded in that vanilla bean, which smells freshly scraped along the side of a blade. As for that toasted cream, I’m pretty sure that’s the most emotionally evocative part for me: I smell a hint of something slightly nutty and slightly fuzzy, almost if there are scents of Matilda herself in this blend because there is something here that smells like my cat’s summer-sweaty Frito feet. Gods I need more..
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    Vanilla Cream and Pear

    Yep, it’s creamy and beautiful vanilla pear. Sometimes cream smells salty to me, but not here; coupled with that ripe, juicy pear it is smooth. And not spicy pear, either, thank goodness. At one point I got a very sharp scent of something unexpected—my brain went, Whoa. Sarsaparilla? Licorice?? But by the time I was trying to label that note, it was gone.
  3. Leopard403

    Vanilla Wafers and Peach Cream

    I’m finding this peach to be way overripe, and I’m hoping it settles down over time. eta update - This has been a total non-starter on my skin. I can slather it but POOF. Gone. Luckily the peach settled down and it’s not that past-its-freshness smell I got at first, and when I tried this in a scent locket the initial scent burst was that same divine crusty sugar I get from my beloved Gollettes, but even in a locket it didn’t last. I’m wondering if I am somehow noseblind (or brainblind?) to this blend, so my next step is to make others start smelling me… How awkward…
  4. Leopard403

    Elderberry Flower & Sandhill Plum

    Full disclosure: I have never smelled elderberry flower. Also, when I looked into Sandhill plum, I found info about the fruit itself but also about how the entire blossoms are edible. Intriguing, right?? Then: This duet being for a good cause, I thought why not give it a go. I’m so glad I did! I definitely get floral blossoms from this, no fruity or jammy notes, but also I can’t say that it smells “like flowers.”(Helpful, right? LOL) Some florals tend to screech on me but this one whispers, not too soapy or fresh but not like a bouquet either. It’s more like if one were to *imagine* the scent of these two notes rather than *actually* smell them. And damn I wish I could describe this better, hype it up a little, because this blend is GOOD.
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    Vaginal Tales of the Nocturnal Palace

    I initially screened out this scent for testing because amber is so fickle on my skin, and lotus can lean heavily aquatic. But I kept checking reviews and finally decided to splurge, and man, I’m glad I did. This is mostly creamy mallow on my skin, and it’s the perfect combination of subtle and long-lasting. So! Good!
  6. Leopard403

    Lemongrass & Coconut

    It’s perfection when it hits the skin, equal parts lemongrass and coconut. Sadly, it seems to fade quickly on me and while the coconut lingers close to the skin, it becomes a little too “suntan lotion.” Really heartbroken at the tease.
  7. Leopard403

    Coy Mermaid with a Vulva-Shaped Head

    This is all gardenia on me, and what’s up with that?!
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    The Icebergs

    The Icebergs, when wet, is all clean Ivory soap. As it dries on skin, it settles, and I get a whiff of peach/apricot with something a bit bracing. The juniper sap? Surprisingly mellow for a blend that has such strong notes. Unfortunately, there’s also a bottom note in there that is strangely vegetal and grossly overripe, to the point of soft rot, and once my brain found it it wouldn’t let go.
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    Meigetsu Ya

    Some ripe and juicy mandarins had a baby with Snow White* and this is it. (*yes, the BPAL scent, not the fourteen-year-old Disney princess)
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    Marshmallow Snow

    Yep, it’s a dead ringer for the Marshmallow Snow bath oil they did a while back, with poofy sweetness layered onto slushy pine-pitch snow. It wants to label itself “minty,” but that is not quite right.
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    Wheatstacks, Snow Effect, Morning

    Usually, blends with peach notes tend to be PEACH BLENDS *jazz hands* on me, but this is beautifully subtle. Perhaps a bit too subtle, as I really have to slather it on to get it to stay. I’d say the whole scent is “opalescent,” a little ethereal but not in an inaccessible way. I really think the simplicity of the wheat note gives it the sturdy back of working peasants but overall it’s bougie. It’s lovely.
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    Cucidati

    For this to have so many notes that have such distinct scents on their own, this is surprisingly muddled to me, and in the end I get ... gingerbread.
  13. Leopard403

    To a Wreath of Snow

    It’s all lavender, a softer TKO. I’m sad to miss that tobacco flower.
  14. Leopard403

    Dead Leaves, Marshmallow, and Pistachio Cream

    I agree with other reviewers: If I didn’t know that DL was in here, I don’t think my nose or brain would pick it up. There’s an ever-so-slight cologne-type note base note, and I think that is the leaves, but it is a good grounding point and not shrieking dryness as it often is on me. The other notes here are DIVINE. It’s like melty pistachio gelato (but not in a way that would make some idiot say “what smells like food?”) and I am HERE FOR IT. I also discovered that it blooms beautifully on warm, damp skin fresh from a shower/bath. Holy mama this is pretty.
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