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  1. Mm this is delicious! At the same time, the musk and smoke take it out of the pure foodie realm and adds an element of sophistication-- more glamping than camping, lol. I agree that the alpha-nol works really well, very congruent. This would be fabulous in a spray!
  2. I'm also here as a diehard Blue Smoke fan...I've had an interesting time with Blue Fyre! It actually reminds me my Persephone potion that Mara made a few years ago. There's a dark wine-like fruitiness which is tempered by the smoke and myrrh. It's edgy and powerful. I will keep my fingers crossed for a Blue Smoke reboot at some point but this is very intriguing in its own right.
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    Black Aggie

    It's crazy because I'm not sure there's any overlap in ingredients but this reminds me so much of my beloved Prophetic Pie! It's got the same buttery bakery yumminess with a bright sparkle and it has the same mood lightening effect. I wasn't expecting to want a bottle, especially since I have so much that my standards for bottle buying are much higher. But other than Prophetic Pie, which I think I've almost finished by supply of, I have nothing else like this. So bottle ordered. I've already almost emptied the sample!
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    Soul Cakes

    This is exactly what I hoped it would be! It's the yummiest warm comfort foodie scent, like freshly baked cookies straight out of the oven. I thought it would remind me of Totem Goat, which I really enjoyed, but it's most reminiscent to my nose of one my all time faves, Animal Crackers. Interestingly it keeps making me think that it also must have cedar as a grounding note but something else is doing the work of adding a marvelous textured depth. Delicious! And while Animal Crackers was yummy vanilla this is gorgeous spice cookies. Perfect cold weather sleep scent.
  5. Package came today and this was my first trial....Carolyn's Man Nip was among my top ten faves so when I saw another pumpkin lavender blend I got excited. I may even love this more! Carolyn's Man Nip is a heavier, jammy scent. Very foodie, thick and comforting. Bare Bait is much softer and subtler, less foodie but not perfume-y. Perfect fall scent. I'm with JLisa, this is full bottle worthy if you're a lavender fan! It's airy but dark, like a lovely wisp of creamy smoke.
  6. Omg!! Bare Bait? Blue Fyre? Soul Cakes? Got the sampler but I'm anticipating full bottles of those! And Weenie Roast, Odalesque and the Stag are all contenders. Weenies make everything magical!
  7. Omg! It's been a tough year and I've lurked a few times over the past months but had to chime in and say these look amazing!! And I am so ready for some treats!
  8. I can't wait! I do have a precious remaining bit of Un Gotcha, but sometimes when I am really in love with a particularly fab scent/phero combo I love just throwing caution and the budget to the winds and getting boosted bottles. And this one just seems so perfect.... it's subtle and in one breath I get mostly spice, in another cream, in another the smokiness. Just love it.
  9. Caved and ordered a full bottle. Never have I mourned the discontinuation of Gotcha so deeply; this feels like it would be SO congruent! If Pearfection is still around when a similar phero emerges would totally do a boosted spray. This is so soft, creamy, subtle and yet has such substantial presence.
  10. Utterly scrumptious. I need to do a direct comparison with A Wake but I still went full bottle. I love coffee scents and my skin often hates them so this is pure win.
  11. This was the scent that tipped me towards getting the sampler-- I was thinking probably not a full bottle but darn it I really want to try! This is fantastic-- tart green apple and, I do not know how Mara does this, it has fizzy bubbles! I can feel them tickling my nose every time I sniff my test patch. And with the ginger it's like a fab take on classic ginger ale, with that deeply nostalgic vibe I get from certain LPs. It's unlike almost anything I've ever smelled....closest would be that Peach Bellini LP from several years ago? Anyway, very very tempting!
  12. Story time! Last November I moved into my new home, getting out of the heart of town and escaping to the country. The past 11 months have been a delicious journey watching the trees and plants reveal themselves. One of the most delicious discoveries was that a tree I thought might be dead flowered beautifully in spring, and last month delivered a not inconsiderable windfall of gorgeous little pears. The deer got about half but I had enough to cook up a small vat of pear butter. The house smelled like magic for days- ripe pear and spices. So now I'm not sure how Mara captured that whole experience in a bottle, but that's what this does for me! It's got foodie elements but the smoke and woods not only add depth to the scent but allow it to conjure the season in many dimensions-- clear blue sky with a bulkhead of grey clouds building in the west, traces of woodsmoke from the first fire of the season lingering on the crisp chilly air. Wonderful!
  13. Mmmm lovely creamy pumpkin with a wonderfully buttery edge that reminds me of my beloved Pumpkin Souffle! I never would guessed this was a cops cover and I agree with Kayla, it will lend itself beautifully to layering. But also is a treat all on its own. Delicious!
  14. Mmmm, on me this is very delicate, more honey than pumpkin! For something with such foodie notes it actually reads more like a sophisticated grown up scent. As it dries, the pumpkin note deepens and the spice sloooooooowly starts to bloom. This is almost a stealth scent on me, even as the tone gets deeper the throw is very light. It's a wonderful contrast and I think one could get away with this in settings where normally you might hesitate to wear perfume. Just lovely!
  15. OMG! The magic of Weenies.... these are spectacularly deliciously creepy in the best way, and I saved reading the notes until now so there would be something amazing to look forward to during my long challenging day at work. Thank you Mara and Luna and all the lovely people at LP for this fabulous buffet of Halloween wonder!
  16. Mmm I totally get the Skelly Tart too. This is pure lemon goodness. And it LASTS. I've had it on for a couple of hours and it's the same bright gorgeous splash of lemon as 8t was when it went on. Very consistent, utterly delicious.
  17. Ohhhhh my gods! This is like a copped complement to my beloved Siamese Cloud PE! It has that same fabulous pillowy feel, gorgeous slightly camphorous lav on a cushion of cream. I found some bottles of Siamese Cloud just the other day-- will pair it with this and be in creamy cool lavender heaven.
  18. Love the almond blast! I had forgotten the sandalwood until it started asserting itself in the drydown... it's unexpected and an interesting shift from the initial sheer foodie bliss. It's lovely and grounding-- I'm going to enjoy the heck out of this one!
  19. Had to try this first and yes, I love Luna's characterization-- this is all the mocha I will ever need! I love coffee scents so much and they often go wonky on me but this is HEAVEN. It's dark, warm, purring chewy textured coffee with a whisper of chocolate to keep it from turning bitter... I'm loving it solo but I bet it would also he a great layering note. Reminds me of my beloved Titillating Temptress which is highest praise. Love it!
  20. OMG the LP Box of Everything is here! I've never had such a big order before.... I am trying to figure out if I can make myself open just a few things at a time but it all looks so wonderful, especially the Magical Boxes (which are the loveliest bags) of Mystery!!!
  21. Omg just my shipping notice for sale order! I am a little worried about how to handle signature now that I'm in new town and not convenient to post office, but I'm sure it will all work out!
  22. Apparently I am making up for the last two years and ordering the store... Occos Mocha, Creamy Almond, Lemon Buttercream, Lavender Buttercream, Raspberry Rhapsody full bottle set now of all Chakras with backup bottle of Heart Gargoyle Gargle Butterscream Lemon Cougar Potion Panther Madeline's Hot Memphis Nights Hauntings spray boosted with CB (soooo sad no Gotcha! but ah well) Undercover Lover spray Fairy Cakes -- oatmeal, pumpkin, lavender, lemon, rose, strawberry and my mystery boxes, over which I am quite frankly losing my mind with excited anticipation -- a Black Cat box and two spells It's good to be back!!!!
  23. So I've reached Sinfully Indulgent Which, given my sale extravaganza, seems just about right
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