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About VetchVesper

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    obsessive precious hoarder
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    Houston, TX
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    Top 20 - Indulgence, Depart Pour Le Sabbat, Satan Starting From the Touch of Ithuriel's Spear, Nasty Woman, Krampus Lace, Snake Skin, Die Begierde, Paduin Killer Swarms, Noctule Bat, The Dream, The Golden Room, Satyr, Voodoo, Blood Kiss, Kyoto, No. 93 Engine, Tezcatlipoca, Portrait of a Young Woman w/A Unicorn Others I Love- Licorice Bats, Prosperous Flowers of the Elegant 12 Seasons, The Caterpillar, The Bow & Crown of Conquest, Masquerade,Scherezade, Tezcatlipoca, Night Gaunt, Kabuki, Bathsheba, Elf, Kitsune Tsuki, Lady of Shallot, 3rd Charm, Witch Dance, Wan White Humming Hive, Aerowyn, Mithras, The Chapel, The Small Brown Cat. Torture Queen, ugh... the list goes on and on.... I tend towards resin and incense smells, especially patchouli, nag champa, vetiver, dragon's blood, and copal. I like heavier, darker fragrances, especially when mixed w/florals or pseudo-gourmand notes, but I can really fall for a good white floral or bright citrus on occasion. Gardenia, honeysuckle, and moonflower are favorites. I like leather, red musk, dark vanillas, and rum. Oh, and black licorice/ anise. I luuurve it! Strait up gourmands and salty or oceanic aquatics just don't seem to be my thing. Cedar and lemon grass are no-no notes, and green musk clings and won't let go!

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  1. VetchVesper

    What BPAL would this fictional character wear?

    Any My Hero Academia fans out there? Midoria All Might Bakugo Uravity Tenya Ida Froppy Todoroki Shigaraki Endeavor Eraser Head And any other favorites. There's so many!
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    Something about this one seems Christmassy to me, but Christmassy in a witchy, pagan way. There's a swirl of incense among dark fur trees, and a deep fruitiness from the orchid and currant that makes me think of dark, blood red berries. To me, this evokes druid circles on starry, Solstice nights. It doesn't seem menacing, just dark, mature, and kind of sacred? I'd group this one with Morgause and Nemisis.
  3. I'm doing a decant circle once I have time to get the post up! I will totes jump on that thing.
  4. i know, right? I'm usually resist the Lilith release, but Puppet Kitty caught my eye as well. Really cute idea.
  5. You might keep an eye on the Lilliths. There tend to be a lot of light, sweet lavenders in those releases.
  6. I can't think of anything in the CG's that's an exact fit. White Rabbit has the linen, but the blend has a pretty different feel, at least on me. Cheshire Cat has lavender, citrus, and sort of a playful light feel that's similar, but it doesn't smell the same. Schrodinger's Cat is another one you might look at, but again, it's different, just kind of in the ball park. Possibly Embalming Fluid and Shanghai for the light, lemony tea smell. That's all I got! Hope it helps.
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    Witches' Kitchen

    Bust'n out some old Weenies! .... waaaaait..... Anywho, it's been a few years since I got a decant of this one, and I wanted to revisit it since I'm more acquainted with the lab's beeswax note. This is a nice example of it. I get dry, green herbs supported by beeswax at first. I can smell the mandrake as sort of a sharp, dry earthiness that's kinda similar to ginger. After it start warming up on my skin, the beeswax takes the lead, but there's a singed sort of smell going on, like I'm smelling the candle and the snuffed wick and smoke. There's also a sweetness that strikes me as the bay rum, but is probably a mix of the rum with the honey and myrrh. The last thing on my skin is myrrh and beeswax, gentle, warm, and glowing. It only lasts a couple hours on me.
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    Server Gremlins

    Server Gremlins has crept into my brain and taken hold. It's spicy, dirty, earthy and lovely. There's definitely some cinnamon in there, but just a bit. Probably some patchouli. Maybe some mint? There's just a hint of something soapy in the dry down. Sometimes I get a whiff of bubble gum at the front end, but that's gone in a flash. Over all, Server Gremlins reminds me a touch of The Rat Speakers, but it's wonderfully shifty. A discordant little blend that plays tricks with the nose and hangs around happily for many hours.
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    Aeval - Resurrected

    I got a brief whiff of the original several years ago. These were my notes. "Very sweet and bright w/ a softness that reminds me of Fae and a juicy sweetness that reminds me of Titania b/ better. I can smell the sweet pea, reminding me of BB&B. It's nice, but I like Fae better." This version smells pretty different than Fae to me, but it does have that soft, feminine musk note. It reminds me a bit of the Mouse's Long and Sad Tale as well, undoubtedly due to the sweet pea, but also b/c of it's gentle, feminine, and cozy feel. I have a set of soft, baby blue pajamas that this scent seems perfect for. The musk is powdery soft and feminine. Hazy. I can smell a gentle, dry sage, and the light fruity floral bouquet of the sweet pea. There's a touch of dusty green to the smell, but over all, it's an unobtrusive floral. I don't really get the tonka note, but perhaps it grounds Aeval and adds to the coziness. I bought a bottle, and will be wearing it as a night time and bumming around sort of scent.
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    Amber & Lace

    This stuff's pretty glorious. Amber and Lace starts out as a wonderful, grown-up caramel, with a subtle, warm, earthy core. Gradually the dusty amber becomes more pronounced, turning this to a sweet, golden, brown sugar crusted resin. It's sensual, dry and raspy in texture, and I am very happy to have a bottle. ETA: Yeah. I definitely get some smooth tobacco going on too, but tobacco tends to smell caramelly to me, so that, with the vanilla creme. There ya go. Mmmmmmmmmm.....
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    The Stream

    This one is odd and discordant to my nose. I get lavender mixed with a thick fruitiness at first, which I think is a combo of the ylang ylang and lychee. During the dry down, I get some of the floral of the lily of the valley. It doesn't go soapy, which is a plus. I don't have tons of experience with BPAL's magnolia note, but I think I detect it coming forward as the fragrance wears, adding a bit of floral lushness. The blend is just to discordant on me though. The lavender seems screechy and harsh against the cloying fruit and not quiiiiite soapy florals. This one is not a win for my chemistry.
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    Silk Road - Resurrected

    So, I did a review of the original Silk Road a while back, albeit, my experience was with a well aged imp. I was happy to grab a bottle of the resurrected version and I find it pretty tasty, but it smells pretty different to me from the original. Of course, I never smelled the original Silk Road fresh, so maybe with age, they will be more similar. The original Silk Road smelled like dusty, mellow cinnamon with a backing of sandalwood and unidentifiable spices and woods. There was an old world feel to it, like something you'd expect a gypsy wagon or some hole in the wall shop in Egypt to smell like. It was very, very smooth and much calmer than most of the red hot candy cinnamon my skin tends to project. I'm guessing it was Ceylon cinnamon. The new version is much more vivid. It still smells exotic and dusty but less esoteric. More like a bustling bazaar than a place of antiquity. At least, that's how my brain reads it. The cinnamon is still very nice, but it's more in your face. It doesn't burn, and it doesn't go red hots. There's a backing of something floral behind it though and a tad soapy. Perhaps champaca? It's still very hard to pick out individual notes. I don't smell sandalwood, which makes me sad b/c I love sandalwood. It's still a very nice spice fragrance though, and a nice alternative to Plunder, which just made me smell like strait up spice cabinet and gave me a headache to boot. I'm hoping, as this ages, more complexity will emerge.
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    Zoƫ Hair Gloss

    Really a nice warm chocolate. Aging has brought out the amber, and there's definately a resinous undertone that lends some sophistication to this one. The caramel adds a touch of warm sweetness. I don't get a strong maple note, but I'm guessing it's adding strength to the caramel effect.
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    The Chicken-Legged Hut

    Yup. This one is DEFINITELY all about the magical chicken feet. Smells just like em. Far from horrifying, I actually find this fragrance very comforting. I think it's got a bit of patchouli in it and there's something very nutty in the opening. It's very bready smelling, but with a backing of hay and earthiness. I do get the herbs, though they don't smell green to me, more like dried. This fragrance is warm, homey, and slightly dusty smelling. I don't get any sweetness, just savory nut bread. It's a jeans and comfy t shirt kind of smell, comfortable and down to earth and different from anything else I've come across in the general catalog.