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The civilized, sweet restraint of lily-white sugared vanilla silk gleaming with a glimpse of fang-white musk, smeared with wanton red musk seed, tobacco, red agarwood, and ritual benzoin, and blackened with a depraved miasma of clove husk, drooping oakmoss, black leather, and balsam. 



In The Bottle: a very, very gauzy white musk and an even fainter vanilla silk. the whole experience sniffing in the bottle is that of a dream, it's so light and wispy.

 

Wet On Skin: The lightness of the scent continues in that it has very low throw, even as it warms on my skin. Joining the silk and white musk I get a hint of something slightly sharp, such as ambrette seed, although that's not listed in the notes. It might be the agarwood. 

 

Dry Down: The scent remains very soft and slow throw- try it by small increments at first, but i anticipate this one will require slathering to really get the full force of it. It's extremely well blended, so although I can detect ghosts of benzoin and clove husk now, I wouldn't say that either note dominates, but rather that it's all supporting roles for all players involved. I get no leather at all, which is unusual because my skin generally amps that note, so it might again be a testament to how thoroughly it's been blended.
 

In All: A moody scent appropriate for this coldest time of the year, but definitely something that I'd wear for daytime- it lacks a total intensity but I think that's a good thing, because not all heavy scents should be reserved for nighttime uses :) 

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A ton of white musk, and lily vanilla. It dries down to a more red-musk tinged blend and the tobacco, agarwood, and hints of black leather and balsam come through. On wet, it's this weirdly white floral aggressive (and I mean super aggressive) and then very slowly changes into this red-musk sexual overtones and everything sexy that you can think of. Good throw and wear length.

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I decided to grab Vampire Lace mainly because it's a Lace scent and I was curious, even though Lycan Lace sounded more up my alley. I am testing this after letting it settle for a few days.

 

In the bottle, the red musk stands out to me the most, followed by the lily and white musk.

 

Those are the notes that dominate on my skin as well. I tend to amp red musk, and the combination of the red musk and the lily makes the scent cloying on me. When the red musk and lily finally end up calming down, I get more of the white musk, oakmoss, and a bit of spicy clove husk. Then the darker notes emerge and join the white musk and oakmoss, and I enjoy this phase more than the cloying red musk and floral one, although there are still traces of those notes on me in the background. Sadly, the vanilla lace aspect of the scent never showed up on my skin. :( It ends up being mostly white musk, oakmoss, and resins after several hours of wear, with some tobacco and leather as supporting players and a touch of clove husk.

 

Red musk was the note I feared the most, and it was just horribly cloying on me combined with the lily. Normally, I'd give a scent time to age before deciding whether or not I am going to keep it, but I will probably send Vampire Lace off to a new home. I don't want to endure that red musk and lily phase again.

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i get something floral and animalic. i believe it am getting red musk the strongest, along with lily, balsam, benzoin and oakmoss. after about 10 minutes i get the vanilla and the red musk calms down a bit. at this point it's very pretty and i get some tobacco too. it definitely calls to mind the same mood as earlier vampire scents the lab has done, like lucy westenra, etc. it ends up being primarily lily, vanilla and red musk. it's more subtle than it sounds, and quite pretty! i like this a lot, but i get no leather at all. i was really hoping for more leather.

 

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In the bottle: this is very sour, almost ammonia-smelling, overtop of incense--which is weird, because this doesn't have incense as a note, and my skin amps any incense note. But I put it on anyway. Annnnnnd... still sour ammonia cat pee incense on my skin. Yikes. I'm in for a wild ride today.

 

As it starts to dry down, the incense takes over and the cat pee does fade. I like so many of the notes in this--red musk is wonderful, white musk is great, and so on--but this just isn't for me.

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I sadly am not a fan of Vampire Lace. 😔 Which is a bummer, since I love clove, and all the other earthy/wood/resin notes it has.

 

When wet, I just get a serious sour stank. That note does remind me of Hexennacht, which I love, but Hexennacht dries out to a beautiful smoky, foresty, herbal scent, and the sour stank dies off.

For VL, the sour stank does die off. But it unfortunately dries out to just a bunch of lily on me. Like, a vaguely musky, lilylilylily for days. Now, if you like lily, or even floral notes in general, you would probably love it. But I don't really like many floral notes, so I can't really work with this one.

 

It's probably my skin chemistry that's making it turn out like this, and I suppose it would probably age to better fit my tastes, but I'm not sure if I want to keep it around long enough for it to get there. 😅

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This one has a 'funk' to it, and I'm sorry, but like unwashed ass.  It does fade into something musky, dry and feral, which isn't bad, but I can't get over the funk at the beginning.  The oil was cloudy from the mail box, but seemed clearer after a day.  I hope it's a matter of aging, (and not a 'mistake'), 

 

ETA:  I'm happy to report that after a couple of weeks, the funk is gone.  This is a 'wild' lace, animalistic as described.  It is nothing like anything I own, and will hang on to it, as I love lilies.  It's a very interesting combination that works.

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In the bottle this is a scary, funky, musky lily. On, it rapidly mellows out into a dry, musky, spicy lace. It's actually really nice! I was expecting a lily death note based on what's in the bottle, but this is probably going to turn into one of my favorite laces.

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Damn the oud when is this wet is SCARY sour and smelly. But once it chills out a little it blends into the sugary lily. Not too intense and super weird. I really like it, im glad i didnt give in to my urge to immediately wash it off.

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I've been stewing over what this smells like in the bottle since it came out of the mail, and my verdict is freshly opened Satya nag champa incense - musky, a bit floral, weirdly sweet, with that almost-overpowering-dangerously-close-to-goaty oudh undertone. Alternatively, overly-febreezed-bathroom-where-someone-just-took-a-massive-dump. Yeah. It's rough. This one is not for the faint of heart.

 

But if you can get past the nightmare phase, it powders and smooths. The clove, musk, oudh, benzoin, and tobacco team up for a big cloud of incense shop vibe, with an extremely sheer blanket of the lace note, edged by lily. It's still not great, but I actually like this quite a bit if I don't get too close.

 

If there was no lily and the oudh was calmed down a little, this would be superb. The lily-oudh combo smells like goat. It's a problem. Not quite a scrubber, but boy does it come close. I'll be keeping this as an aging experiment. 

 

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