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  1. Scented Cougar might well grow on you the way it did on me Not my usual type of fragrance either, but it is so uplifting, refreshing and perfectly matched with the phero that it has become one of my go-to staples. ETA: I just read your review, and it does look like you're quite liking Cougar already! Isn't it wonderfully sparkly and bubbly?
  2. You can post your review in this thread: Ail's Open Windows It's located in the Pheromone Area, under Women's Pheromone Fragrance Reviews
  3. Getting a bottle of Shadow Dance for sure, and perhaps some more Ego Boostier - I swear I'm going through the stuff like water! And since the LP enablers have made me insanely curious about LP: Sunfire, it's high time I get a sample of it
  4. Hi Sylah, welcome to the boards! I haven't tried Open Windows yet, looking forward to your review! What other samples do you have?
  5. Same here... :msn_red_fox_smilies-09: A lovely lady from another forum just bought all my NA bottles, so I do have a bit of fun money - all earmarked for LP, of course! I guess it won't be much longer before we know what's included in the sale!
  6. Wow, nice haul Invidiana - and Happy Birthday to you!!! I am contemplating all sorts of purchases and upgrades to bottle size. I'm out of scented Cougar, and that's just not right :msn_red_fox_smilies-09: Also, I am head over heels in love with Loco en la Luna, Shadow Dance, and Happy Ending. I'm very curious about the sale, needless to say!
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    Loco en La Luna

    I am a big fan of sage in perfume. There is something so refreshing and unexpected about it, and I find that it works particularly well with fruit (it works very well with pork roast too, but that's another debate - maybe in Get Stuffed v2? ) Loco en la Luna reminds me of another gorgeous tea, blackberry and sage scent I love, but I quite possibly like this one even better: less sweet, crisper and a little less fruity, it is wearable at all times, including in hot weather, and it never threatens to turn into a fruit bomb kind of scent. The musky drydown is wonderful, and it's got excellent staying power on me. If this is not a bottle-worthy scent, I don't know what is!
  8. Mmm, this is really nice ! Once the phero smell dies down, it leaves behind a lovely vanilla scent. It's soft and creamy, but with a bit of an edge, thanks to a hint of spice and florals. I wore a dab of Happy Ending to a Bastille Day party yesterday, where an acquaintance of mine was volunteering at the door. Now, this guy is anything but a flirt, so everyone's jaw dropped (including mine!) when he greeted me with a "Hi beautiful! How's it going beautiful?", then proceeded to hug me, and finally commented with great enthusiasm, "and besides, you smell GOOD!"
  9. Yum! This is the perfect combination of the winter spices I love so much and the lighter, crisper aspect of tea. Like chai itself, it's comforting and creamy, but not cloying nor heavy (I guess there's something to be said for using milk instead of cream in your hot beverage-inspired scents ) This is very well balanced and wearable, and it can be enjoyed as a proper perfume, not just as a novelty scent. Definitely one of the best blends I've ever tried in this category!
  10. You bet! You absolutely deserve to wear your delicious creation, and enjoy every second of it!
  11. This is actually fairly similar to "O" on me - I get the warmth and powderiness of the amber, livened up by the tanginess of the honey. It's like it *tries* to be dirty, but it doesn't quite succeed, and it ends up instead as a warm, sensual yet comforting scent. Very nicely done!
  12. The coconut in this is scrumptious! Combined with the sweetness and creaminess of the ice cream, it's like smelling chunks of fresh coconut meat and pieces of candied coconut at the same time. Verrry appetizing to say the least! I don't get much coffee at all, which is not a bad thing since I usually start out enjoying coffee scents, but don't tend to wear them much. This on the other hand... and I am sure it'll layer beautifully with all sorts of stuff, too
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    Wax Poetic

    I love the combination of chrysanthemum and honey here - so unusual and pretty! There is indeed a waxy undertone to this, but I find it much better balanced than in similar scents I have tried from other perfumers (maybe I just amp the beeswax accord itself). After drydown, Wax Poetic settles into a very mellow, soft chrysanthemum scent. For those of you who are leery of dragon's blood, I find it very understated in this blend, so fear not!
  14. This is absolutely gorgeous in the vial. The oakmoss is so delicate and soft! Unfortunately, To Soothe a Broken Heart doesn't work all that well with my chemistry - it quickly turns into a fairly masculine aquatic, and surprisingly for such a soft, sweet scent, it ends up being a little too sharp for me.
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    Ha! I finally took a look at the notes in Want - and well, I'll be! Now that I know there is banana in here, I can smell it (all delicious and mouth-watering) in the vial and for all of 3 seconds after applying. But as soon as it touches my skin, it turns into... bubblegum - which I find hilarious for some reason. It's so bright and fruity and fun! After complete drydown, I do get the honey and a hint of rose. The boozy notes are AWOL, making Want less of a "seasonal" scent for me, although I guess its candy-like cheerfulness could also be associated with the holiday season
  16. I really love the idea of this - lavender is one of my favourite notes, and I've learnt to appreciate pumpkin scents over the years, so I was really looking forward to trying this blend. The lavender adds a slight edge to the butteriness of the pumpkin, which predominates on my skin. It's a very interesting mix, and the two actually mesh quite well together. It is very sweet, but not so much that it turns cloying. I think this might be more of a cold weather scent for me.
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    Top Five

    Sooo... at the moment, I'd say: 1. Isis 2. Ego Boostier 3. Naughty on the Nile 4. Shadow Dance 5. That Kind of Girl
  18. By itself, Sugared French Vanilla is a little too sweet - it's more like vanilla icing than pure vanilla to me - and the first few times I've tried it, it turned a little plasticky, although we seem to be over that phase now. Having said that, it is *absolutely brilliant* for layering. It really brings out the creaminess / sweetness in other scents, without overpowering them like many vanillas would. Today, I wore it on my neck and in my hair, together with a couple other blends - so that I would get a big whiff of it every now and then, and wow! It really added a gorgeous new dimension to what I was wearing. Needless to say, it's a keeper if only for layering / juxtaposing purposes.
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    Pillow Patter

    Soft and snuggly and powdery (in a good way) indeed! For some reason, Pillow Patter translates into woodsy vanilla on my skin. Which doesn't make much sense given the components, but since it's gorgeous all the same, I'll take it!
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    Bravado smells quite different from LP Black on me - it's far less sweet and syrupy (then again, I don't think LP Black worked on my skin the way it was intended to, so take this comment with a grain of salt!) For some reason, this primarily reminds me of fallen leaves. It feels very autumnal to me, and just like a long walk in the woods in the fall, it has a calming and bracing effect. I wouldn't have minded smelling some incense in there like other reviewers did, but Bravado definitely gets points for intent!
  21. On me this is nothing but fruit, fruit and more fruit! Not unpleasant nor obnoxious fruit, mind you, but it's definitely powerful enough that I don't get any of the other notes, aside from a touch of bamboo after complete drydown. Phero-wise, the EST is having its usual softening effect on me and others. It's feminine and comforting. I'm feeling quite relaxed, and the gentlemenaround me do seem more chivalrous than usual
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    The amber and patchouli are the strongest notes on me. The addition of cassia lends it extra warmth, and the vanilla rounds it out beautifully. However, this is very different from the regular "exotic gourmand" kind of scent. There is something deep and mysterious about it - like a cooler undercurrent that contrasts with the warmth of the main notes. This is a great illustration of the concept behind the blend, as well as a wonderful scent that I'd recommend to all amber and patchouli lovers!
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    Marigold & Amaranth

    The bright green apple note is what jumped out at me at first, but it soon faded into a very interesting combination of light florals and earthier elements. After drydown, the sugar and honey add more depth and weight to the blend - in spite of the airy floral top notes, this is a substantial and really satisfying scent, with a great texture to it (if that makes any sense).
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    Purple Pitch

    Yup, this one is a morpher, that's for sure! I was quite excited about the strong violet note - violet is one of my favourite florals - but it was short lived... although I think I can still smell it on the periphery, but just in the sillage, not when I sniff my arm. What I do smell when I sniff my arm, though, is an alluring and warm skin musk, made even more interesting by a hint of spice and deep resins. It's pretty different from what I'd have expected based on the description, but I like it a lot!
  25. Lorien's PE usually work very well for me, and this one is no exception. Which is interested, because strawberry is a bit of a death note for me (event though I do love the fruit itself). However - the strawberry in this is not only bearable, it's actually quite pretty and it melds very well with the rose. It's youthful without being childish, it's girly without being twee. Who knew?!? Consider my eyes officially open as to what strawberry can bring to a perfume blend. The rose is gorgeous, and the vanilla rounds out the blend very nicely. It doesn't have tons of throw on me, but the staying power is quite good - I'd say 8 hours or so.
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