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I am trying so hard to stick to my rule of sampler first, no unsniffed full bottles, but you ladies are making it damn difficult with this one! ;-)

 

For those of you who have this, what are your thoughts on oil vs. spray? You know, just in case someone made a mad impulsive move pre-sampler....

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If you like pineapple, it's amazing. I went to Disney a lot as a kid being from California. My great uncle owned the motel directly across the street from the Disneyland entrance and he would let my parents go into the rooms after guests checked out and pick up all the tickets that were left behind. Yes, I am that old that it was when Disney still ran on tickets! So we went at least once a week when I was little. I LOVE Dole Whip. It is one of my favorite childhood memories.

I just saw this. Wow! that's sweet Halo. You were in Fat city there.

 

Yea I remember when they all ran on tickets.. what of it ;)

I also remember going there as a teen with friends and 2 of the guys got in trouble, nothing bad, just being seriously stupid, and they were taken to D.Land Jail. Lol The wall of shame.

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OK, so I get pineapple and vanilla, all kinds of it. The pineapple is not citrusy as in Hot and Sticky....the vanilla keeps it from going in that direction, I think. Lovely.....and a good pairing for Levitation.

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I also remember going there as a teen with friends and 2 of the guys got in trouble, nothing bad, just being seriously stupid, and they were taken to D.Land Jail. Lol The wall of shame.

 

OMG! That happened to a few friends of mine! A band, three guys in one of those sky transport thingies? What are these things called?

 

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Anyway, they smoked a joint while they were on the thing, and when it got to the other end, security was waiting for them and escorted them off the grounds. Do they have cameras in every car???

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It was the Skyway.

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OMG!!! Well same thing but it was Pirates Of The Caribbean. lol

 

Now I remember we were all 16/17 yo and those guys got busted buy security and taken to what everyone I knew call " Disneyland Jail" The security office that had a small cell, really with desk chairs ect. They had nothing on them so we said see ya later and went to use up or remaining tickets (we weren't with them on the ride).

We all met up at the office in the way out and basically they held them, phone calls were made and then bye.... but they photographed them for their (Parks ) files. It was pretty funny actually. We were pissed they did that so didn't mind seeing them sweat. all and all pretty funny Disney experience.

 

Ah California.. lol :D

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So wearing this one today, I realized something new. After several hours, it turns into nothing but vanilla on me. And the vanilla that I am getting is EXTREMELY similar to the one in OCCO white.

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THIS... I can't wait to try this out! Restraining myself from a FB purchase right now. I just picture sunshine summer day in a bottle. And I'm so tired of cold and wintry weather that I just want to jump in feet first!

 

To echo Blackcat, any thoughts on spray vs. roll on in terms of what it does to scent? Or do the rules apply as usual?

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If you like pineapple, it's amazing. I went to Disney a lot as a kid being from California. My great uncle owned the motel directly across the street from the Disneyland entrance and he would let my parents go into the rooms after guests checked out and pick up all the tickets that were left behind. Yes, I am that old that it was when Disney still ran on tickets! So we went at least once a week when I was little. I LOVE Dole Whip. It is one of my favorite childhood memories.

I grew up literally down the street from Anaheim and I never knew they has this at Disneyland! love dole whip! Wow, Cali to Indiana, must've been a HUGE change !

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This is a really great scent but on my skin, it does not last long. I slathered a good amount and the fragrance was great, bright, not to sweet, fruity and warm. It's all happy fruits playing subtlety on a light vanilla base. Very nice with Levitation. Just wish it had a bit more lasting power on my skin. It lasted about 2 hours then all gone. My skin just gobbles up citrus fruits. The faintest trace of it left in my cleavage, was the only evidence I had put it on.

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I can't believe I'm about to say this....I think it's too sweet for me to wear. Not pointy or anything, I just don't think I care for the pineapple (?!?!) How unexpected - I thought this would be awesome...I LOVE pineapple, to eat anyway, and the smell of fresh pineapple....I've never had Dole Whip :( But this is one I like the smell of better when it isn't on me. It smells pineapple-y and bright in the via, but on me it's all sweet...hmm, maybe if I layer with something amber to curb that sugary sweetness.... Ambre Amore, or Sugared Amber?

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Just testing this one, and I can't decide yet what I think about it. Like NuTrix, I find it almost too sweet. Almost. Definitely super-pineapple, like a pineapple candy almost, or maybe those dried pineapple pieces you can buy. Actually, that's exactly what it reminds me of, dried pineapple. I do like the lemony undertone (I like pretty much all lemon anyway). I'm curious to actually wear this one all day and see how it does in the long run. It's not on my immediate must-have list, but I think it could be a fun fragrance for summer. Levitation has so far done nothing for me when I've tried it. I don't get alot of positive selfies with most pheros, and I think, if I'm remembering correctly, that this blend has alot of a-nol which tends to disagree with me anyway. So I'm definitely not looking at it for the phero effects. This one definitely needs more experimentation!

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If you like pineapple, it's amazing. I went to Disney a lot as a kid being from California. My great uncle owned the motel directly across the street from the Disneyland entrance and he would let my parents go into the rooms after guests checked out and pick up all the tickets that were left behind. Yes, I am that old that it was when Disney still ran on tickets! So we went at least once a week when I was little. I LOVE Dole Whip. It is one of my favorite childhood memories.

This is great! A lot of my childhood memories are tied to how things smelled. We went to Disney World every year and I remember the Dole whips (I'm also old enough to remember having the tickets)...and I loved them!! Anything with pineapple is fabulous...so happy to read this!!

Edited by TheBirkeys

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I've never tried Dole Whip... I'll have to try next time I go to Disneyland.

I don't find this as overly sweet, but it might be travel shock. I tore in to this as soon as my package arrived. It reminds me of a smoothie, like a drink I've had before at Jamba Juice. The fruit is more of tart frozen pineapple rather than syrupy ripe pineapple. I think this is going to be great summer scent, especially with Levitation. Hello pool parties, beach days and BBQs.

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Hello pool parties, beach days and BBQs.

 

Well stated, Hearts! That's exactly what I was thinking! This scent is made for summer FUN!

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I have been having fun with this one while on vacation in San Diego this week. Whatever I wore seemed to benefit from a bit of Gamboge to bring that beachy fun vibe. On different days I layered with Christine's Tropical Musk, LP White and LP Humidity.

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Mmm, this is mostly pure fresh fruity pineapple on me. I get wispy subtle echoes of the vanilla and copal and papaya but for the most part it's a blast of sweet juiciness. This is a wonderful vehicle for Levitation, and to answer my own question up thread, I think it would be delightful in a spray. This feels perfect for warm weather.

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I had to try this after reading the Dole Whip comments. It is a really fun scent. I keep putting in on just to enjoy it for myself. I'm not too much for smelling like a pineapple in public, but it just makes me happy. I may even be tempted into a full bottle for my own entertainment. I'm also thinking about what else I could boost with Levitation.

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I was surprised to love this one as much as I do -- it's light and creamy pineapple and it smells heavenly on my skin. the first time I wore it, I imagined being at a party at a beach house on a summer night -- I would wear a halter-top maxi dress with slim silver hoop earrings and a delicate silver chain bracelet, and I would spritz this on all over my body before I got dressed. Cold drinks, sultry air, music and laughter spilling out onto the deck from inside the house and I smell fabulous and feel fantastic. Yes, I did imagine a man nuzzling my neck and shoulders and commenting on how wonderful I smell. :) :)

 

Ahhh, fantasy. lol! Hope I can score a full bottle for summer!

 

Bonus: this lasts FOREVER on my skin!

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My first review!! Just received this today and while wet the pineapple, vanilla and copal were most noticed (reminded me of pineapple incense I used to burn). Then as it began to dry the plumeria started to emerge. It has been 2 hours now and and everything seems to have blended well, with the plumeria most noticible on me. It is a light and fun fragrance, a good pair with Levitation!

 

As far as the effects from Levitation, I am at home so i can only respond to how it affects me. Mostly I feel very mellow and happy go lucky. Normally I have 100 things running through my mind and it is hard for me to relax, but after applying Gamboge I haven't worried about anything! lol I know pheromones affect everyone differently and for me to have a day like this it's very refreshing!! I love it!! :)

 

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I am going to leave what I wrote yesterday, just so one can see what a difference a day makes!!

 

This afternoon I tried it again, so the bottle had a chance to stabalize overnight. Today the fragrance is much more mellow and much more blended. Everything has combined lovely into a beautiful mellow flowery pineapple fragrance. It is delicious..so delicious I can't stop smelling the points where I placed it!! lol I know all the individual notes are there, but they blend so well that nothing really stands out individually...I am imagining I'm on one of the islands of Hawaii...ahhhhh, Gamboge...take me away....:)

Edited by TheBirkeys

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WEt this was a creamy pineapple dream. As it dried down the plumeria totally took over which can be a bummer for me bc someone I really disliked wore plumeria things as her signature and would never stfu about it as though she were Harry styles and anyone would give a shit. And copay can often turn things for the worse for me...something about it doesn't vibe with me. More for others I suppose:)

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This one I got lots of compliments on! I absolutely love the pineapple note that hits me first followed by the amazing creaminess of the vanilla and plumeria. I didn't specifically pick out the papaya but got a little citrus from the copal. A really, really beautiful scent (in the vial). In fact, it got even better when I applied it. I can also see layering this with my Occo White for fun times, too!


Six hours later when I finally got home, the lovely reminder was still there. This one is definitely nomable and FB worthy. I know that because I keep smelling my wrists and getting off on the scent! Not to mention the wonderful phero effects of Levitation. I'm still trying to sort out the differences between the "feel good" pheros, but all I know is that when I apply this, it's an instant mood changer for me. Now I feel like I've missed out on a whole world of wonderful phero effects up until now. Wow, at least I finally found this place!

Edited by JudyO

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Just imagine all the wonderful things you have to explore now! And LP is always transforming and coming up with new delights - you will always have something wonderful to look forward to ^_^

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Being new, I was really looking forward to getting to try Levitation through this (I've read so many great things about Levitation & it's positive effects with depression and anxiety) but instead of being able to focus on the selfies and any social effects I found all I could think about was how I smelled like imitation pineapple - like the pineapple lifesavers that nobody liked and we'd unroll the whole pack just to skip those for something better. I love pineapple (to eat, anyway) but this one, unfortunately didn't mix well with my chem, nor did it ever morph into something else. Not that it smelled bad, mind you...other people may have thought I smelled great, but I have no idea because I was so fruit looped.

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Hey, I liked those pineapple lifesavers!

LOL... I'm sorry vladmyra! Obviously there were enough fans out there because Lifesavers continued them a long time (heck I think at Xmas you can still buy those multi-pack "books"...and I bet pineapple is still in there!) As I said, I didn't smell bad, it just wasn't mixing with my chem to be something I enjoyed. I bet if I smelled this on someone else it would be different. I learned THAT LP lesson yesterday... had a friend try LP Red & I swear it smelled nothing like it does on me.

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Well yeah, each LPMP is meant to be unique on every person while still (hopefully) retaining its olfactory concept.

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And indeed it is Luna! That's why I named it an "LP lesson". There are several I've finally learned in my 45+Days as a newbie! I love the way each scent works it's magic with the individual. I have to commend you on your writing/descriptions of the NR (& bulk of the perfumerie) you are a fabulous author.

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Just tested this one. My verdict:

 

The golden scent of childhood happiness on a warm, carefree spring day.

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Can't say it much better than Vladmyra: "the golden scent of childhood happiness on a warm, carefree spring day".

 

I am going to get a full-bottle spray of this, first because it smells so happy. Not entirely sure about the Levitation blend, but I thought things looked "sharper" and "crisper", like I was more in the moment, not walking around on autopilot. I used my sample up double-quick, so on the off-chance that was because of the pheromone, I decided I need this in a spray for summertime.

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I have to commend you on your writing/descriptions of the NR (& bulk of the perfumerie) you are a fabulous author.

Thank you, I appreciate the compliment. :)

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Just tested this one. My verdict:

 

The golden scent of childhood happiness on a warm, carefree spring day.

 

Yes, I totally agree! It's funny how quickly you can find out what your 'go to' scents are, and this is definitely one of them! I managed to snag the last spray bottle and got a roll on as well. I love everything about this blend -- definitely my happy potion!

Edited by JudyO

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Got a nice hit with this one today: I wore it to the beauty school for my wax (of my face, you perverts) and the aesthetician-in-training who worked on me said she loved the scent, she was very chatty and sweet, and then when she walked me up to the front afterwards she made sure to give me her card (and I gave her one of my LPMP business cards in turn) and babbled on a bit about having me request her next time I came in, and then she hugged me...she was so cute, heh.

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Got a nice hit with this one today: I wore it to the beauty school for my wax (of my face, you perverts)

:rofl222: I guess I'm a pervert. That's the only time I go "out" for a wax. Loved your story... I like hearing when the vets have hits because after all, you guys would know if it's legit (as opposed to a newbie's wishful thinking.)

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Yeah if a stranger is demonstrative with me, it's the pheros because I'm normally not the type of person who gets noticed and so it elevates both my personality and thus the reaction of people to it.

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This one is very nice, fruity! On my skin this one is all about the pineapple. And this is a first scent I can wear without pineapple going weird/stinky on my skin :)

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