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Snake Oil draped over lemon bark and vetiver, dotted with lemon peel.

 

I opened up the bottle and my eyes rolled back in my head. This was destined to be a dream scent for me! Snake Oil is my favourite GC. I love lemons, both to eat and to smell. Vetiver is in many of my favourite scents, and it gives this a solid base, smoothing out the sweet and the sour.

 

ETA 4/16/2019: Now that it's had some time to settle, it's changed so much that I had to delete part of what I wrote above, because I don't want to mislead anyone who might only skim reviews. The lemon is barely detectable now and it's more of the tree itself, with what might be a snake hiding up there in the branches. I'm less sure that I'm going to need any backups, but I'll certainly keep wearing what I have. It's not like any of the many other Snake Oil blends I've tried. I'm going to layer it with Lemon-Scented Sticky Bat to see if I can recreate that lemon-forward scent that it had for the first several days.

Edited by boomtownrat
The scent changed a lot after a few weeks

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I was really looking forward to this, but the vetiver drowns everything else out. There's no lemon and barely any Snake Oil. If I layer it with pure Snake Oil, it's just sort of woody Snake Oil. Not bad, just not what I was hoping for.

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For me, the vetiver is far in the background. This smells like Lemon Sugar Cookies to me. Sweet and yummy!

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This is a lovely vetiver and lemon blend with Snake Oil just supporting from underneath. I think with time the Snake Oil will probably come out more. The vetiver here is woody and dry to me, and the lemon is fresh but not bitter or cleaner-ish.  I really love it!

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Snakes in the Lemon Tree went on as a bright, realistic lemon, something I love but which has been elusive for me in BPAL  And still is, because that fresh lemon smell did not last long.  First the Snake Oil came out and then the vetiver, and the lemon receded to the background.  So full drydown on me was a really beautiful vetiver over a slightly lemony Snake Oil.  Even more lemon would be amazing, but this is pretty great as it is.

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