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Juliana

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  • Birthday 08/17/1988
  1. At first, on my skin this one is a blast of chocolate and cherry. Smells quite candy-like. Within an hour the fruitiness is almost gone and all that's left is an unpleasant chocolate and patch smell. Disappointing. Another hour later and the chocolate is mostly gone and some of the fruit has come out again, but the patch is still overwhelming the other notes. I wonder if the earlier versions of OCCO Ambrosia would have worked better with my skin chemistry because this one just doesn't want to behave for me.
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    Mango Tango

    I get mostly mango and peach from this one. I think I can pick out the raspberry a little. Something also smells like pineapple to me initially, then it kinda starts to smell like sour apple, which is strange since there is no pineapple or apple in this one. I can almost feel the sour bite of tart fruit on my tongue. Further into the dry down the tartness dies down and the only fruit scents still detectable to me are a more gentle mango and peach. The florals stay in the background, and the only one I can really pick out is a bit of honeysuckle under the fruitiness. I like this one much more when it's dried down than when its wet or in the bottle. I don't feel compelled to buy a FB of this one, but it is a nice summery scent.
  3. Love the theme and labels. So excited! Also that punch looks really cool!
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    Totem: Raccoon

    A little goes a long way with this one. It's a robust fragrance with a good amount of throw. In the vial and for the first few minutes after applying, it smells to me like a hodgepodge of ingredients that don't belong together. It made me skeptical that this one would work. But it does! Somehow it all melds together really well. I get sweet apple and caramel mixed with bitter chocolate and walnut. It definitely feels appropriate for autumn.
  5. This one doesn't really feel foody to me. There is definitely some creaminess to it from the vanilla, but it doesn't come across as a cakey scent. Other than some creaminess, it's mostly violets and sugar. The sugar has a detectable touch of pink to it. I'm not crazy about this one, but I'm thinking I'm just not a big fan of violets.
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    Radium Girl

    I'm getting mostly orchid from this one, with some pineapple and coconut. I don't love this one, but I don't hate it either. On my skin, one of the notes has a plastic edge to it that progressively comes out during the drydown. It smells great in the vial though, like a nice summery floral with a tropical feel. And the label is really awesome.
  7. This one is so uplifting. At first, it's fruity, creamy, sweet. It's a really lovely pomegranate mixed with tangy kumquat. Something about it smells a little tropical to me, kind of like a tropical fruity cocktail. I love it at this point! But then the fruity notes fade pretty quickly, and it settles into a sort of bland creamy smell with a touch of musk. I wish the fruit notes lasted longer on me because they're really great while they last.
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    Betrothal Potion

    I noticed that too. I thought this one was part of the permanent collection?
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    Pixie Dust

    This one starts as a blast of very sweet grape on my skin. It smells like artificially flavored grape candy or soda mixed with some musk. I think it's the wisteria that smells like that to me. Then it becomes an overly sweet floral, with the grape-like scent lingering. It's rather strong on my skin and has a lot of throw. It just seems like the florals in this one don't want to behave on my skin. I think the wisteria amps on me, throwing everything out of balance. Then sometimes it feels like maybe the lilac is misbehaving too. There are points where the florals seem to settle a little and I start to like it, but then it gets too loud and sickly sweet again. I really like how it smells several hours in after the florals have finally calmed down. Then it really is delicious. But it just takes too long to get to that point on my skin. It's long-lasting though. I could still smell it 16 hours later. I'll give it another try some other time to see if I get better results.
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    Garden In The Rain

    This one is definitely a real winner! The first few minutes are very green with overly strong florals on my skin, but then everything quickly settles and balances out. The floral garden is an even blending of rose and honeysuckle. They're equal companions, not rivaling contenders. Neither one overtakes the other at any point. Green and woody notes compliment the florals and add depth. Everything comes together so nicely! This LP is elegant, beautiful and demure. There's something about it that's very harmonious to me. It's kinda like nature in a bottle. It feels alive. There's rain, warm air, a garden of flowers, trees. Definitely a new favorite of mine! Plus it lasted well over 12 hours too.
  11. I didn't think I would like this one, but it's actually pretty nice. Something smelled almost lemony the first minute, but that quickly went away. Then it became light spicy carnation. It became spicier over the first half hour as the cardamom came out a little more. The black tea is present as well. Everything is softened a little by the sugar, so that it's spicy and ever so slightly sweet.
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