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Having tried Cave of Treasures now I can attest that it's the lilacest lilac that ever lilaced. It's like sticking your face in a lilac bush. It's really nostalgic and it is pretty but not quite my thing. The dried down with the hint of creaminess is worth sticking around for though. I personally think CoT is going to be your best bet.

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Morgause was almost straight lilac to me. A little musky, and I kind of got the feeling there were other flowers that weren't strong enough to be recognized, but definitely in your face lilac

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Hello, my tribe. Bumping this with a recommendation to try See How They Flash from the Post: Violet petals shimmering with lilac, wild plum, midnight blue musk, and lime rind. It's beautiful! My favorite lilac blend yet, even though it shares the spotlight with violet (a note I also love).

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FWIW, I really liked Salt Phoenix. I don't know if the lilac note lingers, but it's very, very prominent at the beginning.

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Hey, I thought I'd ask: how lilac-filled is Hotaru no Yu HG? Thinking about nabbing a bottle without trying it, but I'm wondering how strong the grass and amber notes might be (otherwise, it looks a bit similar to Salt Phoenix, which works well)

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Lilacs are blooming, so I'm wearing Cave of Treasures and Eusapia.  What other lilac loves are you trotting out?

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I've been enjoying Unicorn, Rushing Against the Tree this spring. (Notes: Ethereal white orris, pale early lilacs, mallow flower, Queen of the Night, white moss, and dusk-lit mist.) The mossiness definitely makes me think woodland lilacs rather than garden lilacs, though, if that makes sense.

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On 5/1/2020 at 11:28 PM, Miyabi said:

Hey, I thought I'd ask: how lilac-filled is Hotaru no Yu HG? Thinking about nabbing a bottle without trying it, but I'm wondering how strong the grass and amber notes might be (otherwise, it looks a bit similar to Salt Phoenix, which works well)

 

Salt Phoenix is one of my favorite BPAL lilacs.  :smile:  I used to think of it as a perfect lavender/lilac blend, but it's deepened with age and grown more complex.  

 

Hotaru no Yu is a different animal.  It's quite lilac-y, but the honeysuckle makes a good showing, so you get more of a dewy, spring floral.  It's a floraly-floral, but a nice one if you're into that sort of thing.  ;)  I kept my decant, but a full bottle was a little much for me.  

 

Don't forget about Kabuki Actor and Their Lover, though.  The lilac is more mellow, but it balances really nicely with the champaca and incense.  Basically, think a light, lilac scented incense.  I can smell a bit of the cherry blossom too, but the lilac is stronger to me.  I love incense blends, so I preferred this one over Hotaru no Yu.  

 

Salt Phoenix's lavender and salty aspects really set it apart from these two HG's, at least to my nose. 

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Ah, I see! I tend to prefer florals over incense (they tend to amp strongly on me, if not go weird) but I'll definitely nab the decant of Hotaru no Yu first before investing in a bottle! 

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I slathered on I Die of Love with this thread in mind (also it’s my month of florals)... not much lilac comes through for me, though. 
Salt Phoenix is now intriguing me. I’ve been crushing on the Lab’s salt scents! 

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