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  1. Funnily enough, I've found I can only wear Open Windows in a phero enhanced fragrance like this one. The UN doesn't work for me at all. I think I can't get it into a small enough dosage. Whenever I try the UN, I don't get many hits or self effects, except for one. I'll be going along, doing whatever, and all of a sudden, I get INCREDIBLY self conscious and insecure. It only lasts for maybe 10 seconds, tops, at a time, but it is like running into a brick wall of those emotions. It's like being a teenager x20. Then it subsides just as quickly, but leaves me shaken. It'll happen 3 or 4 times a day if I try to wear Open Windows UN, regardless of the cover scent. Whether I'm alone or with other people doesn't seem to matter. But it doesn't happen when I wear OW in the phero enhanced scents. Weird. (But I also realize I sometimes have unique reactions to the pheros, so *shrug*.) But this whole conversation has made me curious as to differences in cultural reactions to pheros. Not just in how people feel the effects, but in how those effects are expressed. For example, with @Mister Pheromert being in Germany, would hits look different than somewhere like the US, where hits, particularly with strangers, might be expressed more effusively. Are different pheros better suited to different styles of cultural expression??? Idk, food for thought.
  2. A not overly sweet coconut backed by a dry honey. Really lovely and feminine. Up close is more coconut, while further away is more floral. It reminds me of a more fleshed out Coco Chrissy. As the other notes die down, the aja blooms and takes over, leaving a lasting honey scent.
  3. Love the labels! So bright and vivacious. Really fits the mood of summer and leaving wandering out into the world again. Also a great way to celebrate the LPMP family.
  4. This has aged beautifully. I got it off the trade board a while back, so I never had it when it was newly fresh. But, even in the time I've had it, it has mellowed considerably. In fact, mellow is probably the best word to describe it. The orange is there, but it isn't super bright. More of a candied orange. I get the chocolate, too, but it isn't like a chocolate bar. In fact, for so many food notes, it isn't foody at all on me. It's not too anything. It reminds me a bit of walking into a gift shop. The kind that sells local candies and treats, but also candles and lotions and things. Where the scents all kind of blend together to smell really good in the background, but without one specific theme. Not overpowering, like walking into a B&BW, just low-key background pleasantness that makes you want to wander the aisles, looking at all the bits and bobs. I find it calming and relaxing. It smells like how a lazy day feels. For when you want that chilling out vibe.
  5. This starts off with a strong watermelon burst. That burns off pretty quickly and allows the other notes to be more noticeable. The melon is still there, but I can also smell the peach. There is also something adding a bit of green to this. It's not strong, just hovering a bit on the background. Like the stem of a plant. It's very fresh, with a hint of brightness, but that greeness is what helps to anchor it. There is a watery juiciness that, even when it doesn't straight up smell like watermelon, feels like watermelon. That refreshing, cooling, hydrating aspect. The first few minutes are sweet, but that sweetness backs off pretty quickly, leaving it more airy. There is something about it that reminds me of how when you get out of a pool you still smell kind of watery. Not aquatic, just that sense of water. After a few hours, that sense of water dries off and it turns into more musk with a little pink. It is very quiet and faint at that point, though. It's great on it's own, but I'd also like to try it layered with LP: Pinkor Sugared Berries. Overall, I'd say it is a quintessential summer scent.
  6. Padma is quite the morpher on me. It starts off as a very light floral. Reminiscent of a more traditional perfume, but soft and nice. Very feminine. Then, after 5 minutes, starts becoming more almost grassy, and a very green heart develops. At this point, it is far less commercial, as it is fresh and unexpected. Next, at the 20 minute mark, the frankincense and myrrh show up. Through all of this, though, it is still a quiet fragrance. Eventually, it settles down to a light scent with just a bit of patch hanging around the crook of my elbows. Nice for a day you want just a hint of something without it being the star of the show.
  7. Very Christmasy, in a fruity way. Goes on tangy, fruity fresh. Crisp, but with some fullness underneath. The fullness is what really helps it be more of a winter scent than what you might expect from the fruitiness of some of the notes. The cedar provides a hint of masculinity, making it more unisex. Orange is the most distinct scent initially. When the orange dies down an hour in, the other notes are very well blended, in a way where I find it hard to make out the different notes. It's a very nice scent. The best way I can describe it is vivid. I'm not sure what that means, but that is my impression. I find it very long lasting, but that's just how Aja rolls on me.
  8. Didn't they drop closer to the sale last year? I wonder when/if that will happen this year? i am ready for some summer scents, too.
  9. Reading the notes, I thought for sure I would want a full bottle of this, but it's a little too masculine, even for me. It should wear very well on guys, though. As of now, I'm happy with my trial vial, and might test it with one of the sugared layerables to see if that lightens it up a bit. Becca Rustica is a very deep, masculine scent. Wet, it is all tobacco, becoming more woody as it dries. There's also a hint of something that is subtly spicy, but not quite spices. This is rich and full, with some sweetness from the tobacco and Tonka. This smells like how old, lacquered wood looks. The beginning is more of an evening or winter fragrance, heavy, but not overbearing. As it dries down more, it stars to lighten a smidgen. After 30 minutes, it lightens considerably. It goes from this big, bold fragrance that's almost trying to intimidate you to a much more close wearing one that's more intimate and letting you in. The sweetness comes out more about 45 minutes in. Then, after an hour, it gets really smooth. I feel like this scent tells a story, of initially trying to impress, then slowly opening up. I think it could be a good date night scent, sort of mirroring that journey. (Also, because, y'know, it smells good. 😁 And the phero doesn't hurt, either.) So go out there, guys, and rustica some bacca.
  10. (This is another quick review of just the first 20-30 minutes. When I have a chance for a longer wear, I'll do a more thorough review.) Buns of Cinn is a really sexy sent. I'm not sure how much is fragrance and how much is phero, though. (Also, the Bang Bang seems slightly more sexual than old school Bang, but maybe that's the perfume. Who knows? I also haven't been wearing pheros much lately, so my lowered threshold could also be a factor.) Regardless, it is sexy and foodie at the same time. Though, on me, it is more toasted cinnamon bread than cinnamon roll. More in the cinnamon coffee/crumb cake line. The pecans are very distinct as pecans, and that nuttiness adds some support and heartiness.
  11. I didn't have much experience with the old popularity blend, but I really liked the Charisma in this. No testing on others, yet, but the selfies were nice. Onto to the fragrance. It starts out a mixture of the earthy scratchiness of patch, the creaminess of the cocoa butter, and the brightness of the grapefruit. Unfortunately, patch and grapefruit are both notes that I have to watch out for since they don't always get along with my skin chemistry. While the patch stays distinctive, even dominating, throughout wear, it doesn't become completely overpowering. And that's saying something because I amp patch like whoa. The grapefruit, on the other hand, came to fight. Sometimes I can wear grapefruit, but when I can't, it turns straight to b.o. It's not too loud, as this isn't strictly a grapefruit scent, but I find it noticeable at the application points. However, unless this has been a problem for you in the past, it should be fine for others. Just a 'my skin chemistry' thing. As for the scent itself, approximately 20 minutes in the LP comes out one. It's a brighter LP. The patch and grapefruit really balance each other, and the scratchiness of the patch really calms down. This is LP, but LP on a bright, hot summer day outside.
  12. I can't do a full review, yet, as I only wore this for about 15 minutes pre-shower. I did want to note a few things, though. 1. The scent wasn't nearly as anise-heavy as I feared. I'm not a huge anise fan and tend not to like ones where it is the main focus. Here, however, it blends well with the other notes and is just one thread in the fabric, adding some sweet softness. In fact,that is how I would describe the scent as a whole for the time was wearing it. Soft sweetness. Pillows and comforting. Not too powdery. It reminds me of anther LPMP fragrance, but I'm not sure which one. I'll have to wait until I can consult my list. 2. I was very stressed/anxious when I put this one, and the phero worked wonders. Chilled me out almost instantly. I'd only previously tried Savage Beast in its eponymous blend, which made me really emotional. But here it really worked and was very soothing. For me, it may be a case like Open Windows, where I can only wear it in the diluted form.
  13. I've only ever gotten a few of the scents as sprays (usually when it's all that's offered) because I've discovered I'm more of an oil person. But with those few sprays I've noticed that the pheros tend to hit me harder and faster, though not last as long. That may be something to consider since they are phero'd.
  14. @Eve @luna65 Thanks for your responses. The amber in the 2017 version didn't work on my skin, but I may give this one a try.
  15. How does the amber compare to the 2017 version? Is it as strong?
  16. 1. Resurrecting threads is great. Everyone's body chemistry and tastes are so different, that the more reviews, the better. Sometimes, I'll specifically look for one person or another's review in a thread because I know their experiences will be most relevant to me. You could turn out to be that for someone! 2. As these scents age, they can change. So later reviews can offer an interesting perspective. A scent that may not have been someone's thing when it first came out may morph into something they love. Hearing how it's changed over time may lead to someone giving it a second chance. 3. Even when things sell out, they sometimes end up on the trading post, so (in a combo of 1&2), more and current reviews can be really helpful. I look forward to more reviews!
  17. For me, Mega-Watt is all about the selfies. It's perfect for a situation like a college student studying for finals, or, in this day and age, working from home. It's all about the focus. It helps you get things done. Not in a Dominance bulldoze through your problems way, but in a tune out all distractions way. It's calming and reduces the stress while allowing you to work on what needs to be done. Like a bottle of "get in the zone."
  18. (Note that my impressions are from the Before Times. Have no idea how masking and distancing affect the effects.) I find that both LFN and LFM create a sort of starry-eyed reaction in others. For me, though, LFN seems to get a stronger reaction from women. It's like i suddenly become the queen bee. Other women going out of their way to try to accommodate me or get my approval. Some become downright deferential. I've had several apologize for being in line in front of me, even though they were already there when I arrived, lol. It creates a sort of regal aura that makes others take notice. As for selfish, i tend to feel confident while wearing it. Not necessarily powerful or determined, but capable. Like I can handle adversity.
  19. Thanks for holding it. I'll try to get an invoice in shortly. I am extremely fortunate to currently have power and wifi, but with the storms, the Texas electrical system is not doing well, so I don't know if that will continue. But I VERY MUCH do want that virgin fb of Livng Doll, so if my things on my end take longer that is why.
  20. Is it possible to request a hold on one fb of the VIRGIN Living Doll? I will be sending an invoice in the next day or two. I'll definitely be getting a men's sampler just for fannish purposes! (And also because they sound amazing and I want to try them even if I can't wear them all. ) I've figured the Ozzie description refers to one H. J., but I'm still not sure on some of the others. Tsai? Khave? Bacca Rustica? Anyone know?
  21. I was about to say that when I looked closer, there were other fannish references, too. Think I see at least Lucifer and White Collar. Crocodile Dundee? Eta: and, lol, i would expect nothing less for something inspired by the show
  22. Welcome! I second snatching up a limited edition if you like it. Some go fast. New collections are released several times each year. You picked a good time to get started. "Pherotine" will be coming up soon. That is usually a collection where each scent is enhanced with a different phero. It is a good way to sample a wide variety. The phero enhanced perfumes are at a lesser concentration than the unscented pheros, but still pack quite a punch. (Not sure if it will happen this year, but usually during pherotine, there are smaller bottles of the UN pheros available, too.) The pheros you mentioned seem like a good starting place. Anything with B-nol should help to promote bonding, I believe. One that always makes me feel confidently sexy is Bang or Classy Dame (formerly Super Sexy for Women - SS4W) for a version without cops. La Femme Mystere (LFM) and La Femme Noire (LFN) also tend to get reactions for me. I think it's one of those things where you have to find what works for YOU. Similar to fragrances, finding what makes you feel attractive and passionate. I will say, honey scents, depending on the type, can often be very sexy in a distinctly female way, if you want to try that for a bit of a jump start. Whatever you decide, have fun and enjoy yourself! Oh, and take advantage of the trial sizes! You can sample a lot of different scents that way.
  23. I'd love Steamy Bikini or Mistress Mine. Very different, but both so good. Or Passion & Envy. That one is so great. Guavas in the Mist! Oh, man. Not being able to travel really has me craving something tropical and fruity. A travel collection for all the places we can't go! *wistful sigh* When I'm back to my collection, I'm going to have to copy Luna for a week or two and do themes. A perfume based vacation. The only question is world wide tour or tropical getaway?
  24. Same. I keep going, "It's almost March again! How is it almost March again?" This past year has both flown by and been endless. Excited about Pherotine even though I still need to order the sprays.
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