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Lilith’s First Icicle

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The only icicles we get at home happen when we have a fridge malfunction.

 

Plucked from the walls of Hohensalzburg Fortress: a glassy frozen snowdrop with whipped cream and glacial musk.



This smells like Pink Snowballs, but with snowdrop instead of rose. The musk and whipped cream end up giving it a shaving cream vibe, which is incredibly nostalgic for me. Subtle. I'll stick to wearing this as a bedtime scent since I find it relaxing, but I don't necessarily want to smell like it.

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Snowy snowdrops! To me, the snowdrops are delicate and smell almost like an iris, but not quite. It's actually the most prominent aspect to me - the snow and the snowdrops. I don't think there's another BPAL out there that has that. Considering more of this solely based on snowdrops.

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The white musk in this one is really soft. It has a velvety soft feeling to it, dryer than other BPAL snow or ice scents I've tried. When it first goes on it is similar to how Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path was some years ago, but much better of course. 

 

The snowdrop scent comes out as the oil warms. It is kind of between iris and daffodil. it never really jumps out in front of the scent and someone smelling it on you won't think "flowers!"

 

It remains a quiet, mostly white scent. It seems a scent for introspection and quiet times, gentle, thoughtful, poetic.

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This smells very similar to the Wretched Rose Window and Numb on me.  I really, really loved Numb.  That being said, I don't know if I can wear something so... dry powdery floral?  And it may be that a decant is sufficient.  This doesn't smell too 'creamy' for those wondering if the whipped cream goes into foody territory.  

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The first thing I get from this is the glassy, frozen snowdrop, with glassy being a very adequate descriptor. It is quickly joined by the powdery, cool, glacial musk. The whipped cream is present, but it is not sweet or even remotely foody. This is so dry that it made my nose feel dry every time I smelled it during the first few hours! :lol:

I kept thinking this was somewhat reminiscent of something, and I think it's the snowdrop note. I believe it's what gives The Serpentine somewhat of a Snow White vibe, and trying this has also made me think that snowdrop is one of the floral notes in Snow White. But this does not feature any of Snow White's sweetness, as there's no sweet, creamy snow note here.

I do think that this is evocative of a glassy icicle in a winter wonderland. I am not sure that I'd wear it -- it's very dry -- but I am glad that I was able to try this!

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