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Well thanks, celestia! I will look into those suggestions! I HATE when I fall in love with the unattainable :tongue:

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Let me know how it goes! And yea :( I know exactly how you feel! I'm still persisting in my search for my unattainable. T.T sympathies all around!

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I had an imp of a GC scent that has a similar smell to strangler fig, but I remember there is not fig note listed. I loved it, but I used it up, got rid of the imp and now I don't remember the name! Anyone have ideas? Thanks!

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I had an imp of a GC scent that has a similar smell to strangler fig. I loved it, but I used it up, got rid of the imp and now I don't remember the name! Anyone have ideas? Thanks!

 

Maybe Gomorrah ripe fig, date and currant with black herbs. ?

Or Eden fig leaf, fig fruit, honeyed almond milk, toasted coconut and sandalwood. (But I feel like that's not as likely)

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Possibly Seance or Danse Macabre - Strangler fig on me is mostly soft woods, after the coconut / fig settles down.

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Finally, after 12+ years of wearing BPAL, I was standing next to a fan having just applied my BPAL for the day, my husband says "What's that smell? It smells nice, sweet." I had just put on Skuld.

 

Any ideas of what else he may like? I think it was the honey/ylang ylang combo. I couldn't pick up any musk in there, I could smell more honey than ylang ylang, but that's my nose, he may have picked it up differently. I asked what he could smell but he couldn't identify anything in particular, he just liked the sweetness but he's never liked foodie scents on me. He says he thinks he prefers florals but he's not liked any jasmine, tolerates rose but is very meh if I wear any. Violet is all powder on me so I don't go there. He does not like strong perfumes or patchouli, vetever or anything like that.

 

TIA :)

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If you want honey notes:

 

Josie: Heady magnolia and honeyed peaches

Against Idleness and Mischief: Pollen-dusted honey, diligent tonka, steadfast chamomile, and goodly hyssop

Honeyed Apple: Slices of apple dipped in golden honey

Door: Golden honey, nicotiana, blue chamomile, and cistus

 

For sweetness, you could also try some of the Lab's sweet snow combinations, like Almond Blossom and Skadi.

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I have Door, while I quite like it, I know he doesn't. Something in it goes rather powdery in me, while I usually dislike powdery perfumes I do find Door somewhat comforting. I do know it took me quite a few wears to decide if it was a love or hate for me.

 

Against Idleness and Mischief is one I will have to give a try, it sounds lovely to my tastes and promising to his. Fruits don't seem to be much of a success with me, and Magnolia turns quite heavy on me, so I think Josie wouldn't be good, but then again ylang ylang can be quite heady too, so I think I may give it a try, the reviews sound like it could go either way.

 

I don't like my chances of getting hold of Honeyed Apples, and as said before, fruits can be iffy, but I will give it a try if I do. Thanks.

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I think it's the honey and ylang ylang combo of Skuld. My fiance looooves it on me!

 

If it's that he might like

Le Petite Mort if memory serves, I think that has honey and Ylang Ylang in it, just without the grapelike note that Skuld has?

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Mata Hari: I know I have an imp of this somewhere, but I just can't find it. I can't entirely remember how it smells but have really been wanting to wear it again. Is there anything that smells similar?

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Oooh, I have an imp of La Petit Mort, I will try it out again tomorrow. I put on some Hemlock Honey today, it has some of the same sort of feeling to it, but again without the fruityness, I will get him to give it a sniff when he gets home.

 

Maybe I need to try some layering.

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Is there anyone else who has tried both, and felt a similarity between, Mini Magdalene and Petite Planchette? I feel like the wood/vanilla synergy is working similarly. (This is A-OK with me, as I loved Mini Mag and no longer have any.)

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Is there anyone else who has tried both, and felt a similarity between, Mini Magdalene and Petite Planchette? I feel like the wood/vanilla synergy is working similarly. (This is A-OK with me, as I loved Mini Mag and no longer have any.)

Oh, goodness, waiting to hear conversation about this! Mini-Mag is a top beloved scent and since she was released in 2014 have not sniffed anything even closely related!

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Is there anyone else who has tried both, and felt a similarity between, Mini Magdalene and Petite Planchette? I feel like the wood/vanilla synergy is working similarly. (This is A-OK with me, as I loved Mini Mag and no longer have any.)

I put both on side by side, and I agree that they are quite similar. They both have that warm, glowing sensation going on. However Mini Mag is much sweeter, a slightly resinous beeswax on my skin, and Petite Planchette is more resinous, mostly frankincense and wood on me. But still very close scent wise. I'm interested to see how Petite Planchette ages, if the honey and vanilla come out more and sweeten it.

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Is there anyone else who has tried both, and felt a similarity between, Mini Magdalene and Petite Planchette? I feel like the wood/vanilla synergy is working similarly. (This is A-OK with me, as I loved Mini Mag and no longer have any.)

 

Haven't tried my Petite Planchette yet, waiting for it to settle a bit more but Mini Mag is a serious favourite, so I would not be mad if you're right! I will so a side by side at some point.

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