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An infusion of incalculable power and irresistible temptation. Truly an exercise in megalomania and self-gratification: frankincense and cinnamon, darkened by violet.

 

Mm, this is nice at first. It smells exactly as listed, but at first the notes blend together better than I thought they would.

 

Frank and cinnamon are strongest on me at first, with the violet leaning them, together, toward dark purple floral. After a few minutes, though, I start to feel a little burn from the cinnamon. Simultaneously, the violet steps out in front of the cinnafrank, dominates the blend, and turns it into an old lady.

 

I hardly ever associate a perfume with old age, but somehow it happens here. After a while, I'm not sure I mind. This blend is different from anything I'd usually go for. I could wear it now and then.

Edited by Casablanca

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In the imp: Frankincense, cinnamon, and violet.

 

Wet: I'm still getting the frankincense, cinnamon, and violet, in that order. Then, the cinnamon note overtakes the frankincense, and the violet gets stronger as well.

 

Dry: Mostly violet spiced and a soft cinnamon note, with some light frankincense in the background.

 

Verdict: Violet is usually problematic on me, but I guess the cinnamon has kept it in check in this scent. This one is a lot better than I thought it would be, but not one I could see myself wearing.

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Frankensence and on some whiffs i can catch a tiny bit of the violet, but no cinnamon at all and i freaking love cinnamon. boooooooo.

 

*edited to add* after a while, the voilet comes out more and it hates me yeeeesh. damn skin chemistry.

Edited by cassiejaynebunk

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So, I’m retesting Faustus just before swapping it away, and I am kind of regretting my decision. Faustus is really interesting. It’s mainly a lemony frankincense with just a whisper of cinnamon and violet. I remember the first time I tried it, the violet came out more strongly and ruined things, but today it is holding off and I quite like it. I may have to track down another imp.

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Frimp. In the bottle it smell like a car air freshner. I know there is no rose scent in there, but it really is quite rosy. Maybe the violet has turned funny on me?! It smells too artificial on me. I think i'll pass.

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Got a mostly-full frimp from ladyhyacinthe, who was doing a stash clear. It smelled lovely and spicy with just a hint of violet in the imp.

 

She said that the violet was amping too much on her and it smelled matronly. I gave it a try, and I amped the violet juuuuust enough that it smelled just a bit old-fashioned feminine with the right amount of spice. When I wear this, I feel like I'm sneaking out of my finishing school at midnight for a clandestine rendezvous with my girlfriend in the woods.

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In the bottle, I'm getting...Pinesol. And then it goes to diner burger grease on my skin, mustard and hot beef and all.

 

This is NOT what the imp I had of Faustus did all those years ago when I first discovered BPAL did. Could this be a poorly blended frimp...?

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I realize i really prefer non sweet violet. I love it here, powdery over resin. Similar to my love of fu said the raven with its earthy quality

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