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MAGICKAL MEANINGS OF INGREDIENTS:
WORMWOOD ~ Divination, protection, love, calling spirits.
LABDANUM ~ One of the oldest known perfume ingredients. Considered holy, used in tribute, and as a sense-memory tool to stimulate the subconscious. Said to revive long forgotten memories and feelings.
BENZOIN ~ Prosperity, astral projection, purification.
DRAGON’S BLOOD ~ Entices errant lovers to return, increases power of other ingredients. Love, protection, exorcism, potency.
SANDALWOOD ~ Love, exotic, sensual atmospheric; aphrodisiac. Healing, spirituality, exorcism.
LEMON ~ Energizing, uplifting. Longevity, faithfulness, fidelity, friendship. Used to attract spirits.
STRAWBERRY ~ Attraction, friendship, draws fortunate circumstances in all areas of your life.
AMBER ~ Fertility, creativity, love, luck, riches.

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This actually kind of reminds me of Canary Faery at first, it's like a soapy lemon.  And I don't say that as a bad thing, that's just the impression I get.  Some resins tend to read soapy on my skin, so I'm not surprised.  After a time the lemon backs off and the strawberry comes to the fore.  It's nice, I really like that combo even as the resins might be a little too soapy for my tastes.  It really does have a happy vibe to it.

 

ETA: in the long drydown this becomes wholly resinous but with a sweet aspect to it, which I think is probably the benzoin.

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I picked up my sample blind, not referencing any notes, and put it on as I was running out the door for school drop off. The dry down on this one sooo good. I love benzoin resin incense but I like benzoin better in Friendly Ghost. I was a little confused when I first put it on because I did remember that Friendly Ghost was resin-y. Imagine my surprise at the lemon and strawberry beginning, on the way to the drop off line. :lol: I can still  catch faint whiffs of the strawberry mixed with the benzoin. This is just so good. Verdict: on me it ends as strawberry tinged incense; full bottle worthy!

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The benzoin is really nice in the long drydown, I agree.

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For the first two or three minutes, without knowing the notes, the lemon was surprising and I instantaneously thought of Fraise Citron! 🍋 🍋 🍋 Which I adore, duh, but who doesn’t? So after looking up the notes I am excited to see how this evolves. 
 

ETA: Three hours later, the lemon was still going strong! I was so happy it didn’t disappear on me, I never can have enough lemon. As the day went on, it became more powdery and smooth. Resinous, yes, but more cozy and warm, not dark or heavy. It’s now 12+ hours past application and it’s still addict-ably huff-worthy. 

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On first application, I get lemony, strawberry soap. Now it’s drying down into what I can only describe as old-fashioned smelling, like I’m in an older house, circa 1800-1900’s, that’s nicely scented. Maybe I smell benzoin.     It’s nice. 
 

On my shirt it smells like fresh lemon laundry. Once again, another scent smells better on my shirt than on me. ☹️

 

I think the title does match the scent!  An old-fashioned non-scary ghost. 

 

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Friendly Ghost was really unexpected. It starts off lemon over something plant like. Around 10-15 minutes later, the resins start to get louder. It's kind of heavy, but not super heavy. As it wears, I mostly smell the dragon's blood and sandalwood, with occasional bursts of brightness. Oddly enough, it makes me really sleepy.

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