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Their scent of their slick, rubbery hides is bittersweet, ticklish, and skin-creeping: something akin to yuzu, white grapefruit, and kumquat mixed with the snow-dusted flowers of Mount Ngranek.

 

In the imp: grapefruit! delicious bitter grapefruit! yay! (I LOOOOVE the citrus - the sharper the better - and I'm on a search for the perfect citrus scent)

 

wet: more grapefruit and what I think is the kumquat. I'm hopeful but wary - I've been burned before.

 

dry: boo. almost immediately (within a couple of minutes), the lovely bitter citrus is gone and is replaced by delicate and slightly chilly white flowers.

 

1 hour later: if I huff my wrists I can get a little grapefruit/citrus, but the flowers endure.

 

2 hours later: almost completely gone.

 

I like it, but not at all what I was hoping for and there are other floral blends I like better.

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Yuzu, grapefruit, and kumquat mingle on me to bring to mind all the girly drinks I enjoyed on a cruise a couple years ago. This tickles a happy nerve for sure.

After the first impact, I start to get the soft, snowy floral note, wholly out of context for the image I was liking there for a minute. Then it goes partly soapy, and I think, "Cruise soap?"

Good times. So, I think I like this. I don't necessarily see a bottle happening, though.

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I love Night-Gaunt. :heart: It makes me think of eating a kumquat, rind and all. There's a lovely bright citrus with a woody greeness behind it and a light, sweet, white floral overlay. I actually think it might be tuberose. I don't smell any "snow" or mint in Nightgaunt.

 

It's an unusual fragrance, and a nice citrus alternative to all the tea/citrus blends. I'd also highly recommend it for Aizen Myoo lovers, as it seems like a less sweet and longer lasting cousin to that fragrance.

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I grabbed this at random from the box of untested imps under my bed this morning, and it was a perfect choice. If you like to use grapefruit shower products to wake up in the morning, definitely try Night-Gaunt. It has a zesty grapefruit and kumquat blast on initial application (I'm not sure I can pick out yuzu but I think it belongs with the sharp, sour citrus, not the sweet varieties). Aizen-Myoo went into cleanser territory on me (I often have trouble with the citrus/tea combo), but this one does not. It's a nice refreshing kick in the pants in the morning, and after an hour and a half it has faded a lot and the florals have become more prominent. But citrus blends never last long for me, so this wear length is about average.

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In the imp: I'm only able to smell the citrus notes. The yuzu is the most prominent of the three.

 

Wet: The citrus is tart. The yuzu dominates. I'm also getting the white grapefruit, which I believe is providing an extra bit of citrus zing. I'm not sure if I am getting starting to get the citrus-y, ozone-y snow note as the scent dries, or if it is just all of the citrus making me think that.

 

Dry: I am getting the kumquat and some fizziness. After a few hours of wear, it becomes a faint citrus scent with some even lighter snow-dusted florals in the background.

 

It's barely there after two hours of wear, and after two and a half hours, the citrus is completely gone, just leaving a faint trace of florals.

 

Verdict: I liked the citrus, but this one fades too quickly on me.

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in the imp- all citrus, all the time. go big or go home. on my skin - the florals blossom to tame the citrus a bit. i really hate citrus smells BUT i think Beth masterfully blended this so it's a perfect balance once it is on the skin. I will say that i don't really get the scent association with a Night-Gaunt, but that's just me.

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Thick, droopy like sirup. Green, bitter with a sweet undertone. I can waddle around it but I can basically pick apart the listed notes from the description. Interesting!!
Goes a little laundry detergent on me after about five minutes - sad, it was quite lovely!

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In the imp: Yuzu and kumquat predominantly. Some bitter citrus of grapefruit, some light floral. 

 

On my skin:

 

Wet, it's first dominated by the yuzu, then the kumquat. The grapefruit and floral are detectable as gracing top notes, but they're not prominent. After about twenty minutes, the wisp of grapefruit dries and fades, leaving the yuzu, kumquat, and florals. It doesn't morph much after that on me. 

 

It's pretty, but I'm not sure it's a "me" kind of scent. There's a humid, almost swampy quality to the scent that seems out of place with the dry air of the desert. 

 

On me, the throw is on the stronger side of medium. 

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Starts off with bitter grapefruit/yuzu then goes to strong, bitter white flowers with a side of citrus. A little tropical but not at all gentle. 

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