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    Imayo Irokumi No Ito

    My decanter left a sniffle of this *enabler* *cough*. It is lovely and I never would have tried it from the notes. It’s green and fresh, reminds me of something, maybe Habu, though not quite. Maybe a fancy high end perfume, but better. It would be a lovely lotion scent. I may get a surprise bottle😳
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    Honey Marzipan

    Eergh, I thought this would be a no brainer, unfortunately it’s too nutty for me. (Images of Austin Powers are coming to my head) 😆. Not really getting marzipan, but almonds (duh), but I’ve had blends where the marzipan is sweet and cherry like. Not for me, but glad to try.
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    Cherry Blossom Vulva

    This one is definitely heavy on the florals, but that’s OK I’m into that right now. Definitely gardenia and the honeysuckle is dominant on me, and I would say somewhat soapy. Again, not bothering me as this heat wave here makes me want to smell at least somewhat clean. I like it, it reminds me of my mom, it’s something she would like, especially with the gardenia.
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    Balancing the Sake Cup

    I am an orange blossom fiend, it usually smells fantastic on me. Ginger is also a favourite, so this was a no brainer. There’s the orange blossom, and something herbal and pungent. The off note goes away, and all I really get is the orange blossom, which is fine with me. This really smells like a lotion rather than a perfume, but that’s fine with me, I’ll keep the decant.
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    The Elephant is Slow to Mate

    Voluptuous, red spicy blend, similar to the likes of Mme Moriarty, Shadow in the Elevator, you get the picture. I generally love these types of oils, but this is too much, even for me. A little goes a long way, so I’m glad I have an imp, and may consider a partial if one should come hopping my way. This kind of reminds me of Diors Poison, but better and with more spice. It has that feel of a high end, night in the town type of perfume.
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    Snake Smut

    I actually used to layer Snake Oil and Smut from a suggestion from one of the lovely bpalers, back in the day. Evanescence, I believe, you still out there?😀. Anyhoo, this is a bit different from my concoction, very sexy, spicy, and more fresh than my ancient oldies. I really do love this, and will pick up a bottle at some point soon. It will age magnificently ima sure💗
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    Ghost Milk

    This should work on me, but it doesn’t. I believe it’s that pesky white chocolate note that gives this an artificial, nutty vibe to it. Maybe it will settle down, and even in the background ruins it for me.
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    Peach Vulva

    Very realistic peach, white peach tbh. Nothing else really comes out, so would be good for layering. I’m in to fruity scents right now, so this fits the bill.
  9. Mushroom, tomato leaf, brown oakmoss, and pink pepper. If anyone was wondering, this does not smell like matsutake at all, (I am very familiar with the smell, as I mushroom pick them), or even anything resembling a fungus. I'm getting something like a green, vegetal herbal smell, with maybe a touch of dirt. It smells airy and clean. Great for spring. BUT IT DOES NOT SMELL LIKE MATSUTAKE!
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    The Poinsettia Gown

    Creamy rose floral, like a lotion used over soapy skin. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is not really my style. I'm glad I didn't get a reaction, maybe my allergies are subsiding.
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    Hanksite Phoenix

    I was expecting more citrus, but this one is more fougere on me. It smells clean, with an effervescent-ness to it. This would be a good smell in a spa.
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    White Gardenia & Vanilla Cream

    I only used a tiny drop on my wrist, as vanillas don't tend to agree with me these days. Even the tiny drop, signals FLORALS, and not really the gardenia that I know and love from the real deal. It's pretty close, though, and reminds me of my mom, who loves this kind of scent. This will be nice for spring, if we ever get one with the 10 feet high snow piles.
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    Violet & Pale Woods

    I've developed food and inhaled allergies over the past year, and I'm finally brave enough to test florals and fruits (I can't seem to tolerate anything else atm). Well looks like violet is OK for me, I love violet, and this does not disappoint. It's not 'old lady' at all, sophisticated, somewhat dry and very springlike. I like this and happy I can wear at least something!
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    My Tiger

    I wanted to love this, but it ends up being a masculine forward blend on me. I get all the notes, but I think if the sugar cane came out more, this would be more wearable to me. I'll give it a bit of time.
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    στοργή (Storge)

    This should be great. It has all the notes, but falls flat from the get go. The honey dominates from start to finish on me with a touch of (not so pleasant) rosewater. This is the kind of scent that would mask BO, it just reminds me of that for some reason. I think I'll try this in a few days, my hormones may be the culprit here. I hope.
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    Lola Lee Loo

    I have a soft spot for old dogs, so I went straight to bottle. It's very fruity at first, which I'm assuming is the fig, after a bit, the clove ends up being the star. I guess I amp clove, which is alright sometimes, but I really wanted the other notes to come through more. Hopefully with some age, this will happen. Now I am missing my old girl, great memories.
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    Impromptu Goat Yoga

    Really mis-matched at first, kind of like cookies and lavender, which sounds like a good thing, but not really for me. There's a creaminess to the blend, which I'm assuming is the goat's milk. After a bit, it melds better, and it's creamy, strong lavender. After a bit, there's a strong resemblance to Capax Infiniti, though I like this better. It seems to be a fast fader, but I put it on before bed, so I'll try again this evening. It's nice, and I'm a lavender whore, so I'll use it up eventually, but I'm a bit disappointed, I thought it would be better on me. I wished the mallow showed up, but maybe it will with time.
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    Justice for Mary

    Probably the most neroli and orange blossom that I've run into yet. It's sharp and bitter, and even a bit too much for this orange blossom lover. After a bit, I'm getting a lemony rose added to the mix and much more pleasant. This will be lovely in the summer months, it's quite unique and refreshing. Glad to have the dram.
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    Revenant Rhythm

    I have the original Banshee Beat, and this is pretty spot on, except a bit grittier, so maybe the patchouli is more fresh. Sweet vanilla, hemp and a slight menthol quality, and mostly the slightly gritty patch. I'm quite sure this one will become just like my beloved BB with a bit of time, but it's still pretty amazing, and I like the twist of a bit more oomph of the untamed patch.
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    'Tis Not Madness

    This is much brighter than I expected. I thought it would be a moodier, darker orange blossom blend. I'm getting a soapier OB than I'm used to, but it dries only slightly less soapy. I don't mind this, but I think I need OB with amber to really make a perfume shine on me. I'll probably use the decant in warmer months.
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    Bourbon Vanilla & Yellow Carnation

    The yellow carnation smells different than the red carnation that I'm used to. It goes on spicy with a musky vibe is what I'm thinking is the difference. Not getting any BV at this point, but I really like this blend. It's bright and fresh, and I'll probably reach for this imp more in the summer. eta: YES, it does remind me of Potion Lotion as Leopard mentioned above.
  22. Sweet, sweet peaches and marshmallow with a touch of orange blossom and neroli. I'm a huge orange blossom fan and the marshmallows are nice in some blends, but the peach gave me pause. Indeed, it is uber sweet on me, and peach dominant. I like my peaches less sweet, but still, this blend holds promise. I hope that the orange blossom and marshmallow become more stronger with time, and then it will be a beauty. For now, this one goes in the cellar for next summer.
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    Apocalyptic Dragonbarf

    Mint, coconut and tangerine in that order. I like it at this point. It dries down to a dusty coconut with a touch of mint. I wish it had stayed the scent of when it's wet.
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    Looking for a BPAL that Resembles a Favorite Perfume

    I just got a sampler of Tom Ford's Metallic, and love it! Is there any Bpal equivalent? Top notes of aldehydes, bergamot and pink peppercorn, heart notes of Hawthorn, lily of the valley and heliotrope, and base notes of ambrette seed, Peru balsam, sandalwood, and vanilla. I will also search the lab's website.
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    I can't believe I accidentally ordered decants of this twice.😲 I can just see myself, "Oh this looks nice", and realized I already had a decant. Anyhoo, this is sugary lemon upfront, but morphs into a clear musky scent with a touch of lemon. I like it and am glad I have another decant coming.😂