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The scent of frozen Type O negative.

 

I am thrilled I had the opportunity to score a bottle of this!

Blood Popsicle is one complex scent indeed. I don't think I could effectively describe it. Salty, sweet, metallic, slightly fruity, incensey, cool and warm, unisex! I think I can even get a little of the Popsicle stick in there. Strangely wearable though. I think I could get away with wearing this in the office. Maybe? :P

Verdict: I love it! and bonus...so does my husband. Total win and all around awesome scent experience! Instant top fave. :yum:

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I get a lot of cinnamon from this one. Cinnamon and floral. Not a combination I dreamed of working, but it does. It layers really well too, mixed it with Apple IV and the fruit and clove brings even more unusual complexity to the scent. Blood Popsicle is definitely something I'm going to be on the lookout for so I can get some more.

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I have no idea whats in this nor do I have anything else that smells like it. I really like it though! It morphs a lot. I occasionally get a whiff of something akin to actual blood..it's not overwhelming and seems to be short lived. But it's creamy and sweet. I swear I smell nutmeg at times. It's fairly strong and seems to last a long time changing as it goes.

Edited by Catcircus

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This is one of the more unusual scents I've worn. Rich and smoky, with a very odd drydown--like a freshly sharpened pencil, including the lead---a faintly metallic woodsy smell, but not golden or shining like other BPAL metallics. I can't compare it to anything else I've worn. Intriguing. 4 out of 5 stars.

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The reviews for this are so varied, I wonder if there are batch variations, or if it's just a confusing fragrance in general.
On me, this smells like sour orange, sweet strawberry, fizzy grapefruit, sharp salt and something metallic and off... dries down to smoky red musk with a bowl of dry, dusty cinnamon and orange peel potpourri, and just a hint of something more fizzy and effervescent. Also has an undertone of dry soapiness. It's like it can't decide if it wants to be fruity or floral, light or dark, sweet or sour, dry or bright... It's a messed up, orange sweet tarts + fruit punch and hints of cinnamon and musk on my skin.

Edited by Little Bird

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I was intrigued by Blood Popsicle, and almost ordered it from the Lab just before it went out of stock, but I was so unsure about it, I delayed and then it was gone.

 

I debated with myself about it, but took the plunge and hunted one down. No clue whether I will like it!

 

 

Wet: WOW. I expected Dragon's Blood, somehow. Which I would not have been hugely pleased with. But this is blood musk on me, and it's fabulous. It's dark, a bit incensey, a bit resiny. Slightly fruity and sweet? Which keeps it from being an "angry" blood musk scent, if that makes sense? There's also a greenish herbal edge that I am really loving. This was NOT what I expected, in the best way possible. Oooh, now there's a very slight metallic edge, which makes total sense. Not overwhelming at all, just very faint. And now I'm getting hints of spice. Wow, this is SUCH a morpher!

 

 

Dry: This scent is so neat. Musky, incensey, warm and cold at the same time. It does have faint hints of metal, to me. But also some spice. I really like it, but man is it hard to describe! Very unique. Worth the wait, and the hunt to get it.

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I was expecting a more realistic blood scent but was suprised to find it more sweet, possibly (red) fruits and/or florals, and cinnamon indeed. It's sharp on drydown, only a hint of something metallic. It's odd, far, far away my brain is telling me it has the sharpness or saltiness from Mouse circus? Not bad at all, very interesting and a lil odd. :P

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Finally managed to snag a bottle in the restocking!

 

In bottle: Sweet and musky, and something like incense.

 

Wet: Softer than I expected! A little chalky, in an odd way, like candy. There's something almost like...bubblegum?

 

Dry: There's vetiver down there somewhere, under the candy/incense note. This is one weird blend! Thrilled I had a chance to try it, despite it possibly not being for me. What really surprises me is how little throw it has. I had to pin my nose to my arm to smell it.

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Oh, wow. I had been eyeing this one on the second market every time it popped up, thinking it could go either way without listed notes. I’m glad I took a chance on it with the re-release because this is soooooo nice. On me, clove seems to be the star of the show tempered with some sort of light red musk and maybe resinous incense. Maybe some frankincense and a drop of vetiver in it too? Honestly, I can’t tell. It is a high pitch blend that remains totally grounded by just a hint of dark, deep notes, whatever they are. This is exceptionally good. I’m getting a backup before they’re all sold out, and you should too. :)

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In The Bottle: This is an instant surprise. In the bottle, I'm getting a delectable mix of the Lab's blood note with a spicy undertone that is REALLY working here. It also smell, oddly, very "fresh", which, if representing the 'frozen' aspect of the scent, I can definitely get behind.

 

Wet On Skin: A slightly, almost-lemon aspect is emerging, which adds some breadth to the blood note in, again, a surprising and compelling manner.

Dry Down: Whoa. There's definitely been a shift, in a really nice way. That 'spice' aspect I detected in-bottle has come back during dry down. I get what some folks have mentioned about it being like an incense, but it doesn't read that way to me. It's more like a sweet-spice-blood combination. It defies description at the top-most level, which is great, and seems to be a bit of a theme in the OLLA series overall. Whatever it is wth Blood Popsicle, I am ALL IN. :wub:

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Wow! I wasn't sure what to expect with this, but it turns out that it's a summery version of Sanguinem Menstruum! It's a bit of a morpher; sometimes it's more fruity, sometimes it's more floral, sometimes bloody! But overall, it's a lighter version of sang, so if you were scared away by how heavy that one is, you should give this a try.

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Somehow this turned into a jasmine blend on me.
A super cool jasmine blend, though. The cold/frozen notes that the lab uses always read floral on me, and this was no exception.
It's almost too heady when first applied, but after 5 minutes it's just this glorious jasmine/fruit/copper twang.
So glad i picked up two bottles. This is the only "floral" i like.

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This is such a bizarre scent on me, a morpher for sure. Wet and in the early dry down it is like soapy dryer sheets... definitely a painful stage. But dry it is a faintly sweet scent that is reminiscent of blood but in ankind of pleasant way. I am not sure how to describe it and I cannot pin down any notes. I do not get the frozen notes on my skin. Still deciding if it should stay or not.

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I ordered my bottle(s) of Blood Popsicle back when the OLLAs first went live, during the Great Forum Crash of '14. I posted my review on a FB page that no longer exists, and forgot to post one here after the forums returned months later. So this overdue review is for my OG Blood Popsicle.

 

I love it! There is a hint of dragon's blood here, but it is not as strong as dragon's blood usually smells. It is a note that I love, but my favorite dragon's blood scents are generally very dark: Dragon's Heart and Blood in particular. This hint of blood might be touched with a kiss of red musk as well, another note I adore. Some have described a cinnamon note, but I don't detect that myself. What I get is a bit of frost- you know how a freezer has that frosty smell when you open it? It's not a specific scent like Beth's snow notes, but a slight tickle of cold in your sinus as you inhale. Blood Popsicle is just as described, and yet indescribable. I love it.

 

Mine has aged very well, with little to no change. It's great for hot summer nights!

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New release: smells like spicy craft store pomegranate??? There's a touch of the 'dragon's blood' floral here, too. This is not what I expected. I like it and am glad I got the chance to try it.

I like this more and more the longer I have it on...very nice!

Edited by Herb Girl

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2018 release. This is heavy on the dragon's blood resin to me. So much so, that I deathmatched it with Dragon's Blood on my other hand and it's not as bright as DB and it's spicier. As others have suggested, I can see red musk being in this. It smells very much like a fruity jasmine. I really like this and I'm going to graduate to a full bottle.

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Sniffed my 2018 decant straight out of the mailbox and could only smell dragon's blood, so I opted to give it a couple days to rest and see if it got any more interesting.

 

In the imp: still primarily DBR, but there's something else... soapy floral?

 

Wet: Definitely some floral that isn't from the DBR. I put Dragon's Musk on my other wrist to compare. The musk in Blood Popsicle is rather light. I don't think it's blood musk because that goes REAL bad on my skin and this is behaving well. I'm getting that 'freezer' smell in the background, which is kinda fun!

 

Dry: There's a spiciness emerging! Oh, this is a fun morpher. I can see the floral being jasmine, but not an aggressive one. The frostiness has gone away and the DBR is getting fruitier. I guess the popsicle is melting. I can't smell it on my wrist but in the throw there's a definite bloodiness to it, not enough for others to identify it as blood, but rather just a light tang.

 

This is unexpectedly nice on me for something with this much of a floral element. Light throw, reasonable wear length for me. I don't know that I can justify the price of a full bottle but I'll hold onto the decant for sure.

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Oh, this is very interesting.

 

In the vial, I get mostly dragon's blood, I think. On me, I believe I detect red musk, and perhaps a variety of lotus? Overall, it's a fairly sweet, light floral, though it doesn't seem to have a ton of waft or staying power on me. I like it, but I'll just keep the decant.

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2018 release:

 

I got an imp of blood popsicle and am completely amazed. This smells completely like sweet red fruits for me. No dragons blood, which doesn't work most of the time.

 

As it dries, musk comes through. Maybe red, don't know.

 

Nothing salty, nothing metallic on me. I like it!

Edited by mandragora369

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In vial: light fruit, spices.... indoles?

 

Wet: Big Giant Burst of Jasmine or Lilac??? Very high indole scent.

 

Dry: Floral with tiny bit of spice. Floral lovers would appreciate, very summery. 

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