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Day of the Skulls is nice sandalwood and beeswax with faint roses. There are other notes too but I'd have to look them up. It is quite powdery and sugary.

 

Stormclouds on the midway has cotton candy, ozone, wormwood and incense smoke

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Fairy Market is wonderful. Temple Viper is my hands down favorite sugary incense though.

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Fairy Market is wonderful. Temple Viper is my hands down favorite sugary incense though.

No fair! I don't think I'll ever get to see what Fairy Market is all about :cry2:

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I'm in love with All Souls, which is incense and sweet cake on me. Nummy.

 

I also just discovered I adore Biliquis, incense (Myrrh) and Honey. :wub2:

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I have a new favourite sugary incense blend - Wezwanie/Hold. Gorgeous honey and Myrrh, with hints of vanilla and rich hazelnut. OMG, so good!!

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I found Dead Leaves, Bourbon Vanilla, and Myrrh had a good resinous sweetness to it after it had warmed up a bit. Fresh out of the decant the dead leaves note was kind of bitter and cologny, but this went away after it had been on my skin for a while.

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I too would love exactly this! Temple Viper sounds so bang on perfect for me, alas I missed out on the last bottles by about a minute (argh!). If it comes back in stock when Snake Oil does I will definitely be grabbing a bottle.

 

In the meantime I'm very tempted by Midnight on the Midway and Mystical Aphorisms of the Fortune Cookie but am little nervous to blind bottle it. The new Midway is getting a lot of "soap" reviews which gives me pause, am hoping things might have improved now ppl's bottles have settled? As to the second, I've experienced good almond and bad ALMOND... Bastet turned into rancid almond butter on me.

 

Are there any others I should be gobbling up or anticipating in Weenie/Yule updates? Danger notes for me are:

 

Vetiver: Frequently disastrous on me, Blood Kiss was curried dirt?!

Patchouli: Fine in little doses but tends to amp to high heaven

Cinnamon: Love cinnamon but it amps like crazy, Saw Scaled Viper is cinnamon SN on me.

Honey: A little bit is delicious (Alice, Defututa) but too much smells dirty on me, O was not good.

 

Oh and I like rose but it's another mega amper so needs to be subtle if I'm going to smell anything else.

 

Loves are musks (any), amber, vanilla, cardamom, carnation, tea, cakey/cookie scents and anything incensey! Sign me up for five bottles of a scent with all of those in haha.

 

Any suggestions from you wise and wonderful peeps would be fantastic!

Edited by Scarlet Woodland

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Midnight on the Midway was my first thought for sugared incense. It doesn't inevitably turn to soap; mine didn't, either new or now that it's about ten months old. You could try to track down a decant.

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Midnight on the Midway was my first thought for sugared incense. It doesn't inevitably turn to soap; mine didn't, either new or now that it's about ten months old. You could try to track down a decant.

Thanks lucycat, you're right, I should give it a go... will kick myself if I miss out when it could be perfect. It was one of the first BPAL's I really wanted to try.

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Midnight on the Midway was my first thought for sugared incense. It doesn't inevitably turn to soap; mine didn't, either new or now that it's about ten months old. You could try to track down a decant.

Thanks lucycat, you're right, I should give it a go... will kick myself if I miss out when it could be perfect. It was one of the first BPAL's I really wanted to try.

 

 

When I think of sugared incense I think of midnight on the midway too (probably because it actually lists sugared incense as a note). I'm not sure how the new version fares with its blue musk (maybe adding to the soapiness some of the reviews are indicating?) because I haven't compared them, but the original is like a gorgeous sugared floral incense. Absolutely perfect for me- because it dries down to a musky sweet, cotton candy kind of incense. To an extent, it's like a midnight summer version of fairy market ;D .

 

If you're up for a sweet tobacco incense, the newly released St. Clare might also be of interest (also has tonk and vanilla and none of your hated notes)

 

 

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Midnight on the Midway was my first thought for sugared incense. It doesn't inevitably turn to soap; mine didn't, either new or now that it's about ten months old. You could try to track down a decant.

 

Thanks lucycat, you're right, I should give it a go... will kick myself if I miss out when it could be perfect. It was one of the first BPAL's I really wanted to try.

When I think of sugared incense I think of midnight on the midway too (probably because it actually lists sugared incense as a note). I'm not sure how the new version fares with its blue musk (maybe adding to the soapiness some of the reviews are indicating?) because I haven't compared them, but the original is like a gorgeous sugared floral incense. Absolutely perfect for me- because it dries down to a musky sweet, cotton candy kind of incense. To an extent, it's like a midnight summer version of fairy market ;D .

 

If you're up for a sweet tobacco incense, the newly released St. Clare might also be of interest (also has tonk and vanilla and none of your hated notes)

Thanks celestia, I'll have another look at St. Clare too. Think I've only tried one of the tobacco scents so far (Perversion) so will be interesting to see how it plays with my skin. Could match up rather nicely with my vape liquid actually.

 

Oh for some Fairy Market!

 

ETA: Tell a lie; Galvanic Goggles has tobacco flower and that was scrumptious on me.

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I'm about to order Midnight on the Midway. Is the incense here anything like nag champa? I find that one sort of sweet and I love it so I wonder whether MotM would be a good choice for me.

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I'm about to order Midnight on the Midway. Is the incense here anything like nag champa? I find that one sort of sweet and I love it so I wonder whether MotM would be a good choice for me.

 

 

I don't know how helpful this will be since I don't know what nag champa smells like. But here is what MotM smells like to me - wet it has a blast of almost bubble gum and then that settles into an incense that is definitely sugared. Not an incense that happens to smell a bit sweet but like you have incense and then a layer of sugar on top. It also blends in really nicely with the blue musk. So in my mind if you made a big fat incense stick that was half blue musk, rolled it in sugar and then scattered a few blossoms around that would be MotM. I like it because it's sweet without being foodie, it's a bit unusual and I love blue musk so the whole thing smells a dusky blue to me. It's not my absolute fave of the Carnaval so far, but I do reach for it as a winter day scent, and I think it will make a nice summer night time scent when I want something a bit musky and dark but still suitable for hot weather.

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I'm about to order Midnight on the Midway. Is the incense here anything like nag champa? I find that one sort of sweet and I love it so I wonder whether MotM would be a good choice for me.

It does smell partly like nag champa on me, but it's been 20 years since I smelled a stick of nag champa, so this might be one to take with a pinch of salt. :-) It's quite sugared though, and also sweetened by the lotus, which starts as a bubblegum note made spooky by the blue musk, and then settles into a sweet, enlivening floral. On my skin, this combined sweetness is stronger than the incense, but the incense that's there does remind me of the champa.

 

ETA: I'm sniffing the 2015 version. I've had it since May.

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Great, thank you both! I think this'll be a nice scent for me – I like sweet fragrances that aren't heavy on fruit so this one should work fine! ^_^

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Is there ANYTHING similar to Fairy Market? I miss it so much!

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On 1/6/2022 at 1:48 AM, Fury said:

Is there ANYTHING similar to Fairy Market? I miss it so much!

 

Fairy Market is my LOVE, and I find Midnight on the Midway to be very much like it! It's got a darker, cooler nighttime feel as opposed to the sunlit feel of Fairy Market, but it feels like the same place at different times of day to me if that makes sense.

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