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  1. I am so happy to have another bottle of LP Gold. I have a much less trained nose than most, so this smells so much like my beloved 2013 bottle that I am swooning. I do pick up a juicier grapefruit, but neither 2013 nor this version was a sour grapefruit. It’s just the sparkling top note that pretty quickly dries down to just a sprinkle of bright over lovely cocoa butter and the buttery LP base. God I love this so much. I wish I could buy a case. This scent is why I fell head over heels collecting LP.
  2. I have put odalisque 2017 on my right hand (fresh bottle, unopened) and 2021 on my left at the :20 mark. Totally different scents. I love the richness of 2017, deep amber, cocoa butter forward. 2021 could be its light and airy cousin. Much more sandalwood forward, mid range cocoa butter, much less sweet. I am sure this new version is day appropriate while the 2017 was the nighttime snack. I do prefer the 2017 version, but the 2021 is very nice, soft and not a lot of throw. Again, I could absolutely wear 2021 to work, while 2017 was too sweet, too gourmand to be taken seriously in a work environment. I am so happy I have both.
  3. Nope Siren Song...me too! LP Gold was my absolute fave first scent I ever bought. And buns of cinn was a in my top 10 along with Odalisque the original (or a brew around 2015). I am so freaking excited. I’ve overspent the last two months on an pelaton, but you know what....I am going deep for Pherotine! When are these coming out? Sunday?
  4. I tore into this today when the package arrived. It seems very different than original after first 20 minutes. Initially I get the blast of cocoa butter (my fave)and then the bright orange blossom (which I didn’t see would work, but it does) but after a bit it settles into a perfectly blended melange of scents. The almond scared me because that always goes cherry on me but it hasn’t happened yet after close to a half hour. It does give it a lotion quality, however. This is sexy AF but seemingly a bit light at the moment. So really, so many other scents...save the rest for me so I can buy all the FBs and slather all winter long.
  5. Yum. Soft lavender, not heavy pumpkin, and a deep vanilla smell that is almost smoky or earthy. This is soft, though. Doesn’t really waft a bunch at this point. When the package arrived at 3, I tore into this so I’m only about 20 minutes into this. Perfect perfect night time snuggle scent. Go FB folks....it’s a good one.
  6. Love, love, love this. I didn’t order this in FB but after smelling my sample, I made an emergency order. It’s spicy, it’s got some creaminess from the oats. But the Elderberry and Alcohol (one or the other) gives it this punch of brightness. Wowzer. I freakin’ love this. The fact that the magical meanings are exactly what I need right now (good luck for a new job opp)...that’s just a bonus. This doesn’t smell like a perfume...it smells like you are inside the best smelling kitchen or candle and you just radiate the smell. It’s awesome.
  7. Agree with Wanderlust. I also get a smoky quality in Bare Trap and that’s after about 10 minutes. I got package and immediately slathered Bare Trap on right arm, Odalisque on left wrist and Black Aggie on top of arm. Black Aggie is very cider-y to me and it is amazing smelling. Perhaps my favorite of the bunch because it has a punch of something bright. Unintentional rhyme there. Immediately went on website, bought the FB of Black Aggie and now I can stop having anxiety about not being able to get a FB of that!
  8. This has been my fave this month...I’m a honey ho for sure but I haven’t found one this good since the spring honey one from a few years ago. DIfferent smell, same vibe. Awesome job, Mara.
  9. I was restrained. 2 of the Bare Trap because I think it is going to be a gift for a friend who is digging the new Ariana Grande perfume and I’m too snobby to allow her to wear that. 1 Odalisque and the sampler set. This gives me the opp to smell everything, have my own fave and ensure those around me don’t smell like Ulta perfume.
  10. Thanks Stacy. Will try that
  11. I am on the fence about this. I absolutely love this dried down after a few hours. I mean, top 5 love. And the grapefruit blast at the top and start is great, refreshing, sharp and quickly blends. So scent wise, incredible. My big problem with this and with many scents lately is zero throw after 15 minutes. I can still smell my lotion an hour after I apply in a bit of a waft but this, you have to get right up to my application points after about 30 minutes. I can smell up to about 4 inches up from application points. Not much difference in the spray I made although I do have more coverage. It’s not because it is an indie perfume. I do fine with the other indie perfumes. I think I need a stronger concentration.; Any ideas, folks?
  12. I didn’t wait for this to rest, so I am hoping this changes. Soap. I only am getting almond soap—no glorious ylang or orange or tangerine or honey. I think I am going to shake this well and give it a few days. Don’t freak at the first notes—its a blast of almond. But it is drying down to soap at the moment.
  13. So this is the one I thought I would go nuts over. I’m am an amber ho all the way. Yet, this is way more incense smelling than a buttery amber. I like the fig as it adds the sweetness needed and the cassis just peeks out. It’s coming off as a fall scent so I am going to put it away and hope the incense backs down on me. I loved the amber in Ann’s black amber, so I am not sure why this is so masculine and resiny on me.
  14. I wasn’t supposed to love this. I didn’t do well with Seaside Sizzle and the one prior that had tuberose and cocoa butter. Both smelled like toasted cocoa butter on me (the other one had a hot guy on the label). Either way, the coconut (smells like coconut water to me) and the cactus are GAME CHANGERS. I can’t wait to order another backup bottle. This is like a tame floral soap with green and coconut and boom..there is my favorite cocoa butter.
  15. My question is....I get we all love the smell because we all love Mara’s creations. But do attractive men you are scoping think this is a sexy smell? I just can’t associate a coffee smell with a sexy smell, so I am waffling on this. Thoughts please!
  16. So true. Had a major leakage of PCMP and lost most of a bottle in my purse!
  17. Got my invoice in for sampler and a couple of bottles. I guess I am not yet in the fall spirit yet. I also still have my White Velvet Pumpkin ready to go from last year!
  18. Eastwood, you can do early reviews!!! The only problem is you may want to buy everything in the store. I’ve been there (and made a special trip to fly from LA simply to see the store during the first month of being unemployed last year) and the final cost of that trip. .well, I’m not proud of my lack of control : )
  19. On me, Cops don’t do much of anything in terms of reactions from others largely because I’m post-menopausal. So it probably just balances the scale—I like to think it makes me “feel” younger to others. I get my biggest hit from Scented Cougar. The only other one that is absolutely consistent for me is Dom Noire. Dominance alone—not so much. What Mara does so brilliantly is combine the scent with the pheromone to give you a synergistic reactions. The scent nudges the phero along, as it seems. The phero is like a film noir but the scent gives it color and personality which I need to be able to “lean in” to the whole experience. Make sure you try the phero’d scents in addition to unscented pheros for your “testing.”
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