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Snakes Slithering Through Stinging Nettle

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Snake Oil, nettle leaf, dandelion sap, mullein, and tea blossom.

 

I bought this spring snek because of the dandelion sap and I was curious about the nettle leaf note, even though I am not familiar with nettle aside from once having gotten some nettle gouda from a cheese shop. :P I am also not sure what mullein smells like, so this may not be the most useful review.

 

Snakes Slithering Through Stinging Nettle is an herbal, green, somewhat peppery snake. I am thinking the nettle leaf is what I am smelling the most. The Snake Oil spices are present in the background, but the herbal additions are what stand out the most to me. Once it is dry, I am getting something that's almost reminiscent of minty sarsaparilla. I mean, this is by no means root beer Snake Oil. If it were, I would be buying multiple bottles. But it does have something like that kind of vibe for some time before it goes back to being mostly green, peppery herbs on a bed of Snake Oil spices (which have grown stronger after several hours of wear).

I am not sure how I feel about this yet (I was hoping for lots of dandelion sap), but it is unique. I let this settle for a day before testing it, but I am going to set it aside, come back to it in a few weeks, and see what I think of it then. But if herbal Snake Oil sounds intriguing to you, definitely give this one a try. :)

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Today my Spring Snakes arrived and I tested Snakes Slithering Through Stinging Nettle after some hours.

 

I was intrigued by the nettle, it's a plant I really like!

 

It's an unusual scent but not bad at all. I love nettles, either as tea, in my green shakes or to eat in salads or topped on bread, well at least their yummy seeds.

 

Snakes Slithering Through Stinging Nettle really smells like nettle tea, dark green, herbal. There's an undertone of SO, but not strong at all. Curious how this will age! 💚

 

After an hour of wear more snake oil emerges! 😊

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I do like snake oil and i do love nettles [although this is my first time with nettles as a bpal perfume note].

 

however, the way the two clash up against each other isn't very endearing to my nose.  the dark swampy green of the nettles is causing the sweetness of the snek oil to amp louder than in any other snake blend i've tried in a way that felt almost grating.  didn't get a hit of "dandelion sap" but that may also be contributing to the sweetness overkill.  I wore this for an hour and then let it wash away while doing housekeeping.  it was weirdly too much for me. sorry garden snek!!! 

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Deep green swamp and glimpses of sap. I think of algae. 

 

Snek slithers under, but I barely catch it. The swamp encloses it.

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Snakes Slithering doesn't smell swampy to me but more like a meadow in April.  It's very green in feel -- the GC I'm reminded of, though I haven't sniffed it in quite a while, is The Apothecary. I can barely make out the Snake Oil at first.  This is a fresh springtime snake, slithering through that almost violent green first growth of grass.  Because it's fresh and gently outdoorsy, it's work appropriate. If sweet greenness that eventually mellows into pale green, very soft SO appeals to you, this is your snake.  

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