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Flickering Lights, Fluttering Curtains

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This should be called Vanilla Lace, because that's what it smells like. Bourbon vanilla, lace and a whiff of cognac. Rich and heady. Good throw and wear length.

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First impression: Vanilla with a bit of an edge that is both warm and bracing, cognac and amber, probably.

After wearing: It just turns into powdery vanilla on me. There is a bit of that edge still, but I just can't pick up the notes like chamomile here, and the cognac and amber are not strong enough to overpower the vanilla baby powder smell.

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I have only tried Vampire Lace, so I can't really do an accurate comparison of this to Antique Lace or other Laces. But this is really stunning and I can see why it's many people's favorite from the 2020 Weenies. It's a slightly boozy amber and smoked vanilla blend. Chamomile doesn't appear at all on me. During drydown, it stays smoky vanilla but loses a little bit of the alcohol note. It goes a tiny bit powdery, but I'm chalking that up to the vanilla or possibly whatever the lace note is.

 

Not something I'd see myself wearing as often as foodies, but it is very pretty and I'm going to hold onto my decant.

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I'm really torn right now. I'm not a fan of vanilla heavy scents usually, and this is heavy on the vanilla.  But on the other hand it's also in the same family of slightly floral pretty feminine scents like The Girl, Black Lace (but way lighter and brighter), Ava (but less floral), and Zorya P - and I have and love those.

 

This reminds me of when I tried Black Lace for the first time (when it was first released and hadn't aged at all). At the time, I was feeling 'meh' about the scent and thought "It's okay enough but not something I need" but then 18 months later I retested it and BL had aged into the most incredible blend and I needed eleventy billion bottles of it.  Flickering Lights Fluttering Curtains is giving me those deja vu feelings (of what happened with BL).  I think this is going to be highly sought after by everyone once aging smooths out that white amber note.

 

edit: it's probably closest to a creamy smoked vanilla Antique Lace, but my memory of AL is from a long time ago.

Edited by rawgirl75

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Vanilla with something boozy and slightly astringent which I suspect to be the cognac and the camomile mixed together. When I first tried it, it dried down a bit powdery but it didn't happen with later tests. I think the amber becomes more prominent when dry but it's rather complimenting the other notes than overpowering them. 

 

A really pretty scent. 

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Wow, so gorgeous. Creamy, buttery vanilla. Not buttery in a foodie sense! Just rich and warm.  Cognac is a note that’s always very delicate and goes into hiding on my skin, but also one that I love. I’m not picking up the davana or chamomile. I just get a light hint of soft florals here and there. Not floral to the extent of Antique Lace, although the scent is similar. Mostly, it’s the most amazing creamy vanilla, and I’m going to need a bottle.

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This has the same note that is in Snow White (which I've never been able to identify since those notes aren't listed, but I assume is Davana?), which is my all-time favorite BPAL scent.  I am 100% here for it.

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