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It’s been quite awhile since I did any scent blogging here. Part of that is that I’ve been busy as hell, and then there was a chunk of hayfever when I wouldn’t have been able to tell if I smelled like ambrosia with undertones of elephant manure. But I’ve started up testing again, trying to retest […]


MORE imps in the mail. Dear god. Today we had better luck, though! “Faustus” — interesting, but went powdery, alas. Will make a note to try later. “The Coiled Serpent” — Holy patchouli, Batman! Not an obnoxious patchouli, though…kind of an odd, bitter undertone, like burning hay. This actually wasn’t a bad smell. I don’t […]

A huge pack of imps arrived today, courtesy of the lovely Reece, and god, I see what you people mean–opening these things is like Christmas! Eeee! Tried “Baku.” Intensely, powerfully anise. My wrists smelled like I was wearing black licorice handcuffs. Within five minutes, it had vanished completely, leaving no trace behind. Huh. Well, that […]

Tried “Isles of Demons.” Great name. Smells a little too perfume-y for me at first blush–definitely floral, definitely sweet. After a few minutes, the musk starts to come through, which is nice, but the topnote–crap, these terms are starting to make SENSE–is still too sweet for my tastes. Hmm, all this smell-testing is definitely a […]

Tried “Whip.” Roses and leather, theoretically, but it vanished almost completely on my skin–I got a floral whiff, made a mental note to sniff again later, and then poof! nada. It wasn’t an obnoxious floral, suspicious as I am of them, it just…went away immediately. I tend not to lather on the perfume, of course, […]