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In the imp: Hello, daddy, hello, mom, I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb! This is a big splash of sweet, syrupy, cherries, and that's about it. Occasionally I think I get just a hint of very perfumey rose, but I have a lot of blends that mix roses and fruit, particularly cherries, so I think that might just be my nose having certain expectations.

 

Wet: Ah, there's the mahogany! It balances the cherry bomb out wonderfully. "Lacquered" is definitely the right word for this one - it's definitely a heavy, opulent, red-velvet-drapes-and-lacquered-furniture kind of scent.

 

Dry: The mahogany becomes more and more dominant, going from 60/40 to 80/20. There's a subtle, fruity presence throughout, but now it's soft enough that I can't tell whether it's cherry, currant, or both.

 

This one has a surprisingly good throw! All throughout today, I kept getting whiffs of something elegantly fruity and elusive, and towards the end of the day, I realized it was me. XD This rarely happens to me, so I learned two things today: that the throw is much fruitier than the skin level scent, and that, especially from afar, this smells AWESOME. The throw is such that I might not be able to wear it in to work, which strongly discourages perfumes or other strong smells, though.

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Wet: The woods in this went "Off with her [nose]!" 

 

Dry: This is sweet and fruity.  I'm enjoying that the dark fruits aren't cloying.

 

#BPALphabetAUG20

#tournamentofunderdogs

Edited by DigitalCoyote

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The Red Queen  is maraschino cherries (but a bit darker) and just a hint of round, deep wood with a touch of currant once it dries on my skin. It's appealing, for sure, so it gets my vote in #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.

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The Red Queen: dry cherries and wood in the imp
On Skin: wet: dark, sweet cherries and a little bit of polished wood
dry: I feel like I got walloped in the face with a mahogany board. Cherries have tumbled to the floor.
A bit later - wood and cherry holding hands politely. There's a slight dusting of sugar over the pair, sweetening things up.

 

Overall I feel I fell asleep at a very expensive desk after eating a bowl of cherries. My fingers are a bit sticky from the fruit but most of it is overpowered by the desk's opulent polish.

 

 

 

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There is so much bitter-almond cherry at the onset of this, I am kind of scared, because that's my least favorite note of all time. Thankfully, it burns off within minutes, leaving the good kind of cherry behind, along with a spiced (cinnamony) mahogany that does indeed have that polished lacquery effect that the lab loves to pull out time to time, like notes of polishing wax over the woods. This might sound a little odd, but it's strangely comforting. The spiciness and the lingering black currant behind the cherry and woods is giving me some holiday vibes. I'm not mad at this at all! The Red Queen gets a solid vote from me! 

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