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  1. Rosebud


    This is one of my favourites of this batch of NR's. It's like a soft, lush comforting embrace. It's quite subtle, the kind of scent I'd wear when I don't want it obvious I'm wearing anything at all if that majes sense. I get mainly creamy vanilla & marshmallow on a smooth musky background, with very little lavender. I think that's probably why I really like it, I don't amp the lavender to sickening levels, it remains as just a subtle hint in the background. If I didn't know it was there I probably wouldn't notice it. This is a scent I could see myself slather on for bedtime too
  2. This one is lovely, really takes me back to my childhood. I used to almost obsessively collect those small scented soaps and this scent somehow reminds me a lot of those small soaps. It's NOT a soapy scent though. It's not an "everyday scent" for me, but something I could see myself wearing on a summer day out when I wanted something light, feminine & not too in your face or foodie. It's a lovely subtle floral that doesn't smell perfumey.
  3. I didn't go full bottle with this one because I was scared of the smoke & myrrh notes. I tend to amp smoke & spice/herby notes to nauseating levels. I don't get any smoke with this one though. Unfortunately I don't get much more than a subtle hint of the rose in the background which is disappointing to my rose loving nose I seem to amp what's probably the alcoholic beverage note. It completely dominates the scent with an almost ginger like quality. It's a bit like Effervescence. It's not as light and fresh as Effervescence though which I think is probably the myrrh and musk. The rose does come out a touch more after dry down, but the boozy ginger note still dominates. I think if I were to wear this I'd have to go very light on the Rose Dust and slather on Sugared Roses to maie it more of a Rosebud scent. Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely fragrance, just not very me.
  4. So it's more "Synchronicity" than "Sensual Harmony"? Maybe you're right... I should hold off for now. I think i'll save my idea of a "sensual harmony & sugared roses" combo for when you re-open orders for PE's
  5. Can't wait to try this one I was hoping it would be just like the original but a new variation is exciting too. It sounds like the new one is a lighter, (maybe more summery?), version of the original. Do you still feel like the scent is congruent with the dom phero Dolly?
  6. Thank you yes, it's me, but it's just temporary until I find a funny or original one
  7. Keeping my fingers crossed that Barbara's Soft Sandal Rose is like a cross between sugared roses & sensual harmony Put me down for one bottle please.
  8. Dominance!! OMG!! Is this a rebrew of the original Dom? I still have 1/2 of my bottle...only use it on special occasions. I'm terrified i'll run out because its soooo amazing!
  9. I went for bottles of rose & violet, (because I HAVE to have anything with rose or violet), as well as tuberose & cherry. Oh, and I impulsively also added banana in the hopes it'll be like "Me Jane" That's ridiculous! There's NO such thing. Everybody knows that.
  10. You ladies know there's a Sugared Tuberose too right
  11. This one is fantastic on its own, but it could easily be incorporated into a more complex fragrance mix. It's a fresh & fruity scent, not sickly sweet like black currant jam is. The freshness to me smells like the leaves on a black currant bush do, ( if you've smelled any). It gives this sugared an almost floral undertone even though this is a fruity scent. I got this one in a (quite possibly silly) attempt to create my own layer dupe of one of my favourite LP's; "Love at first bite". I tried layering it with hot cocoa, but to my surprise the chocolate overpowers the black currant almost entirely. I was expecting it to be the other way around. I guess I'll have to find another combination
  12. This is pure gourmand goodness It's like a giant nutty, gooey piece of pastry fresh from the oven. Absolutely lush. Sadly it fades very quickly on me, the scent is pretty much absorbed into my skin by the time it's dried down
  13. Do you want us to go through with the check out, or just put it in the basket? I don't want to rack up horrendous PayPal fees for you
  14. Ok, so I'm not loving the scent of this, but I'm also not disliking it. It's quite mellow & definitively not in your face so even if it's not as heavy in violets & vanilla as I'd like, I can live with it. The phero effects outweigh any of the "not quite loving the scent" issues. Plus it mellows/fades a lot on me on dry down. I recently got a new colleague at work that I'll be working very closely with during my night shifts & on calls for the next 6 months. My first impressions of this woman can be summarised with one word; bitch...,(when she's in a crap mood; c*nt). As a result I was really dreading going in for the long weekend of nights I had to do over valentines day weekend. The first night was horrid- a mix of being completely blanked by her & being the recipient of snappy remarks or orders in an attempt to make me look incompetent to the nursing & theatre staff we work along. When getting ready for my second night I applied Love is Love, basically as a last resort thinking even if it doesn't work it can't make things any worse. I was totally gobsmacked by the results. We certain didn't get along like BFFs but she smiled, engaged in small talk, did a little bit of teaching (she's quite a bit more senior than me) without being patronising & even laughed at some of the jokes & banter I shared with the surgeon! Third night I also applied some LiL with the same results. This stuff is just fab for work & getting along with arsy colleagues! I totally have to get a bottle of UN GG to amp my favourite scents with
  15. This one is lovely, a perfect bedtime scent. I'm usually not a big fan of lavender but this ones notes blends very well with the creamy vanilla. The balm bomb in it is nice and relaxing, though it doesn't seem to encourage sleep like B2 does to me.
  16. Is phero B2.2 a tweaked variant of the B2 formula, (I.e. with different ratios of ingredients), or is it the same recipe as the sold out B2?
  17. Rosebud

    A Wake

    I like this one. Don't love it but definitively like it. I'm pretty sure this will be one of those scents that grows on you as it ages. I don't really get much of the coffee from this one at all. I get pumpkin & pie spices but the spice part is soft & keeps nicely in the background (which is unusual to me) without dominating the scent. Very nicely put together
  18. Rosebud

    EBIL-ish 2014

    This brew works a lot better for me than the initial brew did. With the first I think I amped the clove quite a bit & the vanilla was a lot more heavy & intense, almost like a boozy vanilla (which I mostly don't get on with). This brew is a lot more up Rosebud's alley It does remind me quite a bit of Sugared Vanilla Velvet. The scent is more "perfumey" with a vanilla that is a lot lighter than the original brew, and it's more of a non-foody vanilla. I don't get boozy vanilla from this but it may deepen a bit as it ages. It's accented beautifully with light notes of clove & soft musks. I can't really detect any chai spices, but then I'm not complaining, I'm usually not a huge fan of spice as I tend to amp them. Over all I really like this brew. Definitively FB worthy
  19. Rosebud


    This one smells quite faint on me. I get the apple & with soft nutty undertones but not much else. Not at all what I expected. I thought this would be a full on foodie scent but it's a very light fragrance on me.
  20. If elderberry smells like elderflower or elderflower cordial then I'm all for the berry version Spiced plum I can see that being a popular one but I'd personally rather have a proper fruity plum scent. Like plum jam or something similar to Plum exotique or Sugar plum fae
  21. I'd love to have a sugared plums & sugared elderflower Any chance of any of those making an appearance?
  22. This is another definite hit! It really does smell like real cocoa butter If you ever had real, unrefined cocoa butter you know what I'm talking about. As a scent this one is very similar to Sugared hot cocoa, with the soft & milky cocoa notes, but it's much richer with lovely sweet buttery notes added to it. It doesn't smell artificial or coconutty like some commercial "cocoa butter body butters" do. Gorgeous!
  23. Oh yum! This one has captured the cups of hot cocoa that my gran made perfectly! (from scratch on the stove with pure unsweetened baking cocoa powder, not the ready made stuff we have now). It's absolutely lush! Soft hot milk with dusty cocoa with a sprinkle of sugar. Anyone who likes Festival of Lights would love this
  24. This one is very nice. For anyone who is a vanilla ho, you need to get this. Especially if you like your foodie type scents. It's very rich & sweet, with a quite buttery quality to it. Definitively a very rich vanilla cake, (I'd say old style pound cake or heavy buttery Madeira cake) with the buttercream frosting slathered on top I'm usually quite prone to getting the dreaded "plastic" notes from buttery or boozy vanillas but I don't get that with this, it's just pure cake goodness
  25. This one is gorgeous! I actually think it may be my fave of the sugared vanillas. It's a complex, non-foody vanilla that smells like a finished perfume rather than a single scent note to be layered. It's perfumey in the sense that it's got a very soft, silky musky base note which is beautifully melded with the vanilla. It reminds me a lot of Sensual Harmony and the old limited edition white musk Absolutely gorgeous! I may need to start hoarding...
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