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In the bottle: Smoky beeswax. I can't discern the vetiver at all at this stage. 

 

On my skin:

 

Ooop, there's the vetiver! It comes rushing up at me, a cross between grass and soil and cheap new leather. It does soften on the initial drydown though it remains fairly prominent on my skin. The smoky beeswax does eventually make a stronger appearance, but it's not dominating the way it was in the bottle. 

 

I kind of want to let this one age more and see what happens. 

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This exactly like a blown out candle, beautiful smoky beeswax. Pretty much perfection. This is what I wanted Loved to Death to smell like, and what Light of Men’s Lives almost was for me, but I think it may have amber which doesn't play as nicely on my skin as this. Not to say I don’t like both of the aforementioned, but I amped cinnamon in LtD and the vetiver in this makes it just a bit more somber and dark than LoML. Yes yes yesss! Another blind bottle win. Beeswax lovers, rejoice!

Edited by Madame Mew

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Mmmmm. Smells just like that puff of smoke and wax when you extinguish a candle using a candle snuffer, with a very very light honey undertone. So like...imagine you snuffed out a honey candle. If you don't like the smell of smoke or band-aids, this won't be for you, but wow I love it. Ugh I keep smelling where it is on my wrist. 

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Oh gosh I love this. Tested from a decant after several days sitting from the mail.

 

I love me some vetiver, but it seems I need a hit of sweet to go with it. Doleful Pipe Organ was a little too musty for me, to the point of mildewy. This one, however, is really my jam. I don't usually have luck with honey, either. I get old sweat sour with most of them, but this is exactly how I wish it would smell on me - high, thin syrupy sweet and slightly floral. Add a whiff of recently snuffed candle to the air, and I'm in heaven.

 

First impression was incredibly sweet, almost caramel. Has mellowed into a super cozy, enveloping, warm glow labyrinth that would rather you charm you into exploring its chasms indefinitely than permit you to leave. Great throw and little morphing.

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Rejoice beeswax lovers!  Beautiful, rich, and smoky candle wax.  I enjoy vetiver, but occasionally it goes sharp.  Here, it's subtle and lovely.  Endless Corridors has stayed pretty consistent on me for the last three hours.  I'm happy to have a partial of this as one of my few beeswax scents.  

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A lovely, atmospheric smoky candle wax blend. 

 

The candle has just blown out (did a ghost do it, or was it just a draft?) and beeswax smoke -- heavy with vetiver -- now drifts in the spot where the flame had been.

 

The smoky vetiver reminds me a lot of that from Two Sheep and Two Goats Resting Together in a Field from the Weenies two years ago.

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I love this, and it has lasted all freaking day, with lots of throw at the beginning (something I rarely get with my skin chemistry).  Lots of beeswax, smokier than Lights of Men's Lives and less sweet.  I absolutely adore everything Beth does with candle scents, and this is a gorgeous addition to the ranks.  If you love beeswax but hate vetiver, you should at least get a decant and try it, because I'm not finding the vetiver at all objectionable. 

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I've had a few different sorts of experiences with beeswax notes. Sometimes they are closer to honeycomb wax (super sweet and very waxy/chewy ala Storyteller) and sometimes closer to votive wax (distilled, clear, delicate). This one is in firmly the second category. It's the true white beeswax of fancy taper candles and votives, and as other reviewers have noted the delicate smoke note of a candle recently extinguished. This may be the closest to a real candle I've smelled so far from the lab. The vetiver is playing a gorgeous role here; it's got the rough edges that I adore but never goes acrid or barbecue. It's just smoky, and a little evil, and a little growly. Everything is beautifully balanced.

 

(edit): later on in the wear, the vetiver fades out to just a whisper in favor of the wax note, and I'm starting to detect the leather note mentioned up-thread. It's not full-force leather but just a trace of it. Very Storyteller-adjacent. It scratches a similar itch.

 

Edited by supreme_c0rt

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I am a HUGE fan of the Lab's beeswax candle blends, and this is a subtler, darker, more evocative fragrance for me. I was also hesitant because of the vetiver, and it's definitely THERE and present, but it only adds to the atmospherics of the scent, rather than overwhelming. This is the scent of a freshly blown-out candle, all resinous dark ash mixed with the smell of smoke and burnt wick. But in the background, is the slightly warm and wavering scent of a pool of melted honeyed beeswax, floating gently around you, as if you have just leaned over the candle itself to extinguish it. The scent feels so haunted to me -- it has the feeling of interiority  and of been hemmed in by close walls. Superb story-telling with this Haunted House series.

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Goth to the hilt. Smoky, vetivery dark sexy beeswax.

If I don't order a bottle of this, I think my lifetime goth membership will be revoked and I'll be ostracized in an outfit of shame: chinos & pink polo shirt.

I better get on it. Excuse me now.

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Rich heavy beeswax. Reminds me a Light of Men's Lives. Yup, beeswax. Good throw and wear length.

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