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Autumn Song 2021

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Its dreams like the fluttering leaves have gone: oak dust, violet leaf, orris root, white benzoin, vetiver, and dry ambrette seed.

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This is a soft, golden scent, beautiful for fall.  When I first got it I thought it smelled like baby powder (which isn't necessarily a bad thing to me), and I thought it might need to rest for a little while.  It's still borderline powdery but there is a hint of metallic gold about it also.  I can't tell any of these notes apart and not one note stands out strongly.

 

It does change a little after it's on the skin for a while, but I still couldn't tell you which notes I'm smelling.  Maybe the vetiver comes out a little more.  It's almost like Death of Autumn's ghost, just soft, soft, soft.

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The dead leaves note in BPAL does not seem to be my thing (yet?), but, I love it in real life. So, I've been looking for something with leaves in it to enjoy...and this seems to be it! I don't know enough about the notes individually to say which stick out for me, but, I can say it has a bright and clean (not soap, not linen) smell hiding in all that fresh and dried leafy/earthy softness. To my inexperienced nose, it smells like there is a touch of something like Glasgow hiding behind the softness. This is a great scent for all. 

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On my skin, this is a "clean natural body" type smell. Like you took a shower but you smell like yourself rather than soap, lotion, or perfume.  Nothing stood out in particular.  It was overall very pleasant and will probably enhance whatever you actually smell like.

 

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Sweet dry violet forward. Slightly joyful, so "Song" is very appropriate. It does have the typical sort of gooey orris, but it melds well. Oak is jumping out a bit it's just a lovely song.

 

If you loved Instinct of Hope, but want something slightly more sweet, this is the one!

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I'm finally getting around to testing this one. I had a feeling I would love it so I've been giving my little decant a nice long rest. Oh. Does anyone remember Under the Harvest Moon? Yeah. This shares the same vibe and is also similar scent wise. I love it. Very light but definitely worth wearing.

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Going in was totally noseblind: it literally smelled like (said in the best Nathan Explosion voice I can do) "notttttthiiiiiiiiiinnggggg".

 

On the skin though, holy moly, this is gorgeous sweet, vanillic benzoin with the better parts of orris/violet that don't go play-doh. I repeat, NO PLAY-DOH! There's a soft powder vibe that cannot be escaped from orris, I reckon, and I could see where some would get baby powder from this, but the vanillic benzoin and ambrette keep it from going that way too much in my opinion. It's more sweet, soft, ghostly, and perfectly wearable. I feel like a cuddly ghost.

 

The vetiver behaves, no manly peanuts, oak dust is there if I look for it, it's more of a soft woods background but neither dominate.


It's purple hued and spooky. It reminds me of the way Lullaby feels, like a blurry, violet hued ghost in a King Diamond video. Actually yeah,  the album cover for "Them", that is exactly the atmosphere for Autumn Song:

 

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The closest Lab blend would be Asses Plus Long Qu'un Siecle Platonique with ghost violets replacing rose.

 

Another I almost skipped. Well done, Lab! Full bottle for sure. :heart::ghost:

 

Edited by RoseThornAndOak

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Oak, dirt (thanks vetiver), ambrette seed. This smells like October, and dirt. Good throw and wear length.

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This is a new favorite for sure and I hope it makes a return for this year's Halloween scents. It's a soft, dusty, sweet scent. It makes me think of leaves fluttering by, sunshine on a cold day, and a whiff of pumpkin.

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