All about Home Fragrances

2015.06.10 03:49 ATP151 All about Home Fragrances

This sub is dedicated to discussions related to all types of Home Fragrances such as; Candles, Incense, Room Sprays etc.

2011.03.11 03:18 Fragrance Discussions for all Genders

A PLACE TO SHARE ALL THE FRAGRANCE SMELLS! Welcome to fragrance! We're a global, diverse, open community of adults that connect to discuss, share knowledge, experience, and love of perfumes. We encourage exploration, independence, and informed discussion. We discourage herd preference/behavior and fragrance influencers. Be respectful, inclusive, and don't cause needless drama. A sense of humor helps.

2021.02.15 09:43 SnooMacarons4754 FemFragLab

We understand that fragrance can be unisex, but some of us feel the need to express ourselves through more feminine leaning perfumes or perfumes marketed for women. I urge you to post whatever it is that you would like in regards to perfume, body sprays and any other kind of scents. If you feel that this community is missing something, feel free to message your ideas. This community wouldn't be anything without you! 🧪 🧚‍♀️

2023.05.29 03:58 murkybitch my current samples - scentsplit/luckyscent haul

hopefully this is the correct flair!! just sharing my current samples i'm rotating, if anyone has tried these lmk what you think!
Ex Idolo - Love & Crime
Indult - Tihota
Lamar - Kajal
Fragrance du Bois - Santal Complet, Oud Jaune Intense
Mancera - Melody of the Sun
Thameen - Peregrina
DS&Durga - Debaser
Tiziana Terenzi - Kirke, Cassiopeia
Sospiro - Bel Canto, Vibrato, Contralto
BORNTOSTANDOUT - Drunk Saffron, Fig Porn
Xerjoff - Torino21, Cruz del Sur II, Apollonia, Accento Overdose, Nio
M. Micallef - Ylang in Gold
Memo - Inlé, Sherwood, Sintra, Lalibela
Initio - Atomic Rose
Van Cleef & Arpels - Santal Blanc
Alghabra - Sweet Reflection
Maison Crivelli - Hibiscus Mahajad
Akro - Bake
Giardini di Toscana - Bianco Latte
Comme des Garcons - Odeur Du Theatre Du Chatelet Acte 1
Liquide Imaginaires - Blanche Bête
Nishane - Ani
Matiere Premiere - Parisian Musc
Marissa Zappas - Annabel's Birthday Cake
Penhaligons - Changing Constance
Perris Monte Carlo - Ylang Ylang Nosy Be
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2023.05.25 19:10 crimzn05 [WTS] Niche/High-end Sample Bundle w/ Best Sellers from Amouage, Bond No.9, Chanel, Comme des Garcons, Creed, D&G, Dior, Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier, Paco Rabanne, Parfums de Marly, Prada, Tom Ford, Versace, YSL (Decant)

I have for sale my collection of 97x 0.75ml vial samples for $150.
All purchased this year from Microperfumes and Luckyscent to perform a crash course in popular fragrance. I used very little to test, so each vial is still 90%+ full, with most closer to 100%.
I take Cashapp, Venmo, and Paypal. Add 3% for G&S fee if needed.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
See below for pics:
See below for the full sample list:
Amouage Jubilation XXV (EDP) Amouage Reflection Man (EDP) Ariana Grande Cloud (EDP) Ariana Grande God Is A Woman (EDP) Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man (EDT) Azzaro The Most Wanted (EDP) Blu Atlas Atlantis (EDP) Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street (EDP) Bond No. 9 Chez Bond (EDP) Burberry Her (EDP) Calvin Klein Ck Be (EDT) Calvin Klein Ck One (EDT) Calvin Klein Eternity M(EDT) Calvin Klein Eternity F(EDP) Carolina Herrera Good Girl (EDP) Chanel #5 (EDP) Chanel Bleu de Chanel (EDP) Chanel Chance (EDP) Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (EDP) Comme des Garcons 2 MAN (EDT) Comme des Garcons Black (EDT) Comme des Garcons Wonderwood (EDP) Creed Aventus (EDP) Creed Aventus Cologne (EDP) Creed Green Irish Tweed (EDP) Creed Millesime Imperial (EDP) Creed Silver Mountain Water (EDP) Creed Viking Cologne (EDP) Creed Virgin Island Water (EDP) Dior Fahrenheit (EDT) Dior Homme Intense (EDP) Dior J'adore (EDP) Dior Miss Dior (EDT) Dior Pure Poison (EDP) Dior Hypnotic Poison (EDT) Dior Sauvage (EDT) Dior Sauvage (EDP) Dior Sauvage Elixir (P) Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense M(EDP) Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense W(EDP) Dolce & Gabbana The One (EDP) FRANK los angeles FRANK No.2 (EDP) Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio (EDT) Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profondo (EDP) Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo (P) Giorgio Armani My Way (EDP) Giorgio Armani Stronger With You (EDT) Gucci Bloom (EDP) Hermes Terre d'Hermes (P) Initio Oud for Greatness (EDP) Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male (EDT) Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum (EDP) Joop! Homme (EDT) Le Labo Santal 33 (EDP) Paco Rabanne 1 Million (EDT) Paco Rabanne Invictus (EDT) Paco Rabanne Phantom (EDT) Parfums de Marly Delina (EDP) Parfums de Marly Herod (EDP) Parfums de Marly Layton (EDP) Parfums de Marly Percival (EDP) Prada L'Homme (EDT) Prada Luna Rossa Carbon (EDT) Maison Francis Baccarat Rouge 540 (EDP) Maison Margiela Replica: Beach Walk (EDT) Maison Margiela Replica: Jazz Club (EDT) Marc Jacobs Daisy (EDT) Montblanc Explorer (EDP) Montblanc Legend (EDT) Montblanc Legend Spirit (EDT) Ralph Lauren Polo (EDT Roja Elysium Parfum Cologne (EDC) Thierry Mugler Alien (EDP) Thierry Mugler Alien Goddess (EDP) Thierry Mugler Angel (EDP) Tom Ford Bitter Peach (EDP) Tom Ford Black Orchid (EDP) Tom Ford Costa Azzurra (EDP) Tom Ford Lost Cherry (EDP) Tom Ford Neroli Portofino (EDP) Tom Ford Ombre Leather (EDP) Tom Ford Oud Wood (EDP) Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (EDP) Versace Dylan Blue (EDT) Versace Eros (EDT) Versace Eros Flame (EDP) Versace Pour Homme (EDT) Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb (EDT) Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme (EDP) Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium (EDP) Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme (EDT) Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L'Homme (EDT) Yves Saint Laurent Tuxedo (EDP) Yves Saint Laurent Y (EDP) Yves Saint Laurent Y (EDT) Yves Saint Laurent Y Live (EDT) Zoologist Squid (EDP)
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2023.05.23 16:35 Taztiger72 Reputable North America Websites

Try these places:
  2. Fragrancenet com
If you are in the EU, UK or anywhere else help and post for your areas👍
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2023.05.21 03:02 RisingChaos SOTC 2023 post-samples & stats, review retrospective, random musings

Xerjoff box still fits 'em!
Here they are in full glory
Oh, where to begin... I suppose with my original niche deep dive culminating in a massive vanilla sample frenzy. Which I'm still doing here and there despite finding some amazing vanillas for me, BTW; I just bought a decant of Ambre Precieux last week and I'd give it a solid 4.5/5. A lovely musky vanilla.
After an extended break, I've been sampling discovery sets since last February starting with a lesser-known budget niche house and just finishing with an American indie darling. And that brings me here today, less than a week before my vacation. To Miami, where you know I'm going to be spending days drenching myself in that sweet, sweet smelly water between Osme Perfumery and the massive department stores.
All past reviews are stickied at the top of my profile on request of mods. *ahem*
Let's go through 'em... in alphabetical order? Sure, why not.
Join the Club - 400 Xerjoff (Warm Floral, Sweet) - Xerjoff's honey tobacco fragrance nobody pays attention to, but I think it's superior to Naxos. It is a white tobacco in the background of a lot of floral and fruity notes, though. It's difficult to describe other than it's a honey-tobacco scent mixed with an indescript melange of fruits and flowers. Semi-gourmand.
Acqua di Gio Profumo Armani (Fresh Aquatic, Aromatic, Smoky) - Ah, the classic men's aromatic aquatic. I love the added sweet patchouli and touch of incense, and for a long time really filled holes in my collection with a lack of aquatic or for that matter smoky fragrances in it. One of my few designers that stands in there. Oh, I wrapped thread tape around my collar because it leaked slightly in shipping and I'm paranoid. But this guy isn't going anywhere.
Alexandria II Xerjoff (Warm Woody, Aromatic, Sweet) - Arguably Xerjoff's flagship fragrance, along with the previously mentioned Naxos. I resisted trying it for a long time because of oud's reputation as a stinky, fecal note but most oud fragrances don't lean heavily into that reputation. It turns out big businesses like making money, who knew? Eventually I got around to it, though, and I can't lie, this is good stuff. There's hardly any oud in it, but off my skin it's primarily a soapy lavender scent given a crisp and refreshing apple-cinnamon facelift. Almost like a fougere, or a slightly flavored Prada L'Homme. More versatile than it's given credit IMO.
Atomic Rose Initio (Fresh Green, Floral, Sweet) - Among my first niche purchases, in the original niche sample frenzy. A gloriously bright rose, a green stemmy one, atop a fluffy bed of sensual vanilla that takes over in the deep drydown. Quite versatile.
Aqua Sextius Jul et Mad (Fresh Green, Aquatic) - I picked up a sample of this, I believe, from Indigo Perfumery when sampling the exorbitantly expensive Strangelove NYC fragrances. This is somewhat the aquatic scent I always wanted AdGP to be, somewhat the mint fragrance I was always looking for, and yet somehow also neither of those things. Very idealized "chlorinated swimming pool" with a sinus-opening bright mint & eucalyptus combo swimming within a marine matrix.
Au Coeur du Desert Tauer (Warm Woody, Amber, Spicy, Smoky) - The higher-concentration flanker to critical darling L'Air du Desert Marocain, which put Andy Tauer on the map. I needed $7 to fill out my ScentSplit free birthday gift (of $20 value) and this was the #1 rated unisex fragrance on Parfumo at the time, and the price was right. I wasn't prepared for this to live up to the hype, but it's the #1 rated fragrance in my heart. 💙 A wonderfully complex mixture of dry spices and syrupy, balsamic amber. Not smoky per se, but the spices are so dry it can come across that way.
Bon Monsieur Rogue (Fresh Green, Fougere) - One of two Rogue Perfumery purchases, an indie house I stumbled across specifically in search of a fougere fragrance and heard good things about. Well, I'll say it's a damn good house pumping out vintage-inspired fragrances. BM itself is a classic "barbershop" fragrance smelling of shaving foam and green notes, bearing a surprising resemblance to an all-time classic, Drakkar Noir.
By the Yuzu Grove Galleria (Fresh Citrus, Woody) - Yes, a YouTuber scent. You can hate on my boy Ashton all you want, but he seems like a pretty above-board gentleman who just loves his hobby. This is a solid lemon-yuzu scent with a carbonated bubbliness to it on a light woody base, however I'll admit this is mostly only in my collection as a better-performing Yuzu substitute for the extremely expensive and poor-performing LV On the Beach. OTB is so good it turned me toward a yuzu scent hunt, like the prior mint and vanilla scent hunts I did. Also, this is discontinued and I did nab a backup bottle during the 75%-off clearout. $$$
Fig Infusion Essential (Fresh Fruity, Powdery) - Released right before I bought the incredible-value, bargain-price Essential Parfums discovery set. I didn't think I'd like it, and didn't think it could possibly out-do Divine Vanille which I had tried back during my vanilla frenzy, yet it ended up being my favorite of all. It's a light 'n' fresh powdery scent, lightly tinged by tea & figs. My skin usually eats fragrances but I get unusually strong performance from it.
Hawas For Him Rasasi (Fresh Aquatic, Fruity, Sweet) - One of three ever blind buys because hey it was cheap, it was getting a lot of hype, and I wanted something cheaper than AdGP to slot into that fresh aquatic hole in my collection. The supposed Invictus Aqua clone release before Invictus Aqua, so odds are it was probably more inspired by the original Invictus and maybe, just maybe, Paco Rabanne took inspiration back from Hawas to create Aqua? Eh, whatever. Solid if not somewhat screechy aquatic plum scent, and yes at a bargain price typical of these lower-end Middle Eastern houses. I may have grown out of it a bit, but I still think it smells pretty darned good. Not the summer banger I thought it'd be, it's more of an all-arounder due to the cinnamon warming it up slightly.
Homme EDP Guerlain (Fresh Green, Aromatic, Woody) - The first blind buy, because I wanted a sample during my mint search and I couldn't find any, but the 100mL bottle was $33 so... 💁 Immediately became THE cheapie staple of my collection. "The mojito fragrance." A fresh lime, mint & rum top on a base of blended woods, aromatics, and floral notes. Versatile, sophisticated, masculine fragrance that punches far above its weight.
Homme Intense Dior (Warm Woody, Floral, Powdery, Sweet) - #1a to ACDD's #1b. A community darling that also lives up to the hype for me. Oh-so-powdery, rich 'n' sweet, woody iris scent. The performance is actually kinda bad on my skin, though?
Infusion d'Oeillet Prada (Warm Floral, Powdery, Spicy) - After giving the Infusion lineup a try, this was the biggest standout: a cool and fresh, yet warm and spicy floral scent. Prada is best known as being the masters of soapy scents and the Infusion lineup is more or less predicated on a soapy water base "infused" with different flavoring agents. Oeillet is French for carnation -- which is weird because Prada is an Italian house but I digress -- and carnation smells like cloves, so it has this hot-n-cold thing going on which is unique and incredibly versatile. I had no particular plans to actually buy it though, but I couldn't pass up Jomashop selling 100mL bottles for $45. In fact, I regret not buying two to have a backup because this is a great cheapie staple to complement the more aquatic/fruity Hawas and green/woody Guerlain Homme.
London Widian (Warm Fruity, Leathery, Sweet) - Another scent I gave a chance to because it was a top-rated Parfumo scent, when I needed another throw-in for a Luckyscent discovery set order. It's a leather fragrance, and I know I don't generally like leather scents but I also kinda felt the need to have something in my collection representing such a major note. Well, this ended up blowing me away. The leather is supple, smooth, and drowned in a bath of rich raspberry syrup. Beautifully balanced, this is much less aggressive than its inspiration, Tuscan Leather. Surprisingly so, perhaps, since it also contains violet and oud.
meltmyheart Strangelove (Warm Floral, Woody, Sweet) - I was looking at chocolate scents, both to complement my vanilla deep dive and after being left unimpressed from Maison Tahite's offerings, and this is the big one that kept coming up. What's that? It costs what? Excuse me? Well f--- me because holy s--- this stuff smells good. Like a cup of spiced hot cocoa... with iris. Because iris is good. DHI dunked in bitter dark chocolate. Okay, compared side-by-side I honestly have to say I still prefer DHI. However, this performs better and you can damn well smell the quality here, which it better be for this price.
Mousse Illuminee Rogue (Fresh Green, Woody) - The second of Rogue; I couldn't decide between this and BM, so I bought the 30mL of both instead of a 100mL of one. This is a tactical nuke of treemoss & cypress very mentholated by bay leaf & tuberose, like a walk through the forest on a dewy morning. Maybe the pine-scented aftershave to BM's shaving foam. It's oddly addicting.
Oud Satin Mood Extrait MFK (Warm Floral, Sweet) - Along with Xerjoff, MFK was a house I sampled heavily in my original niche deep dive due to the amazing price of their choose-four sample packs. (Even now, on the new price-gouging American site, it's still an okay price.) It's hard to tell with this house, as some of their higher-concentration flankers smell way different from the original and others smell almost identical. Well, I didn't like the original Satin EDP because the benzoin goes sour on my skin. Extrait removes that and replaces it with cinnamon, one of my favorite notes, but also cranks the dial between the Oud and Rose all the way over to the Rose side of things. And what a gorgeous, brooding rose it is. Also, l*git [thanks, post filter] one of the beastliest performers in all of perfumery.
Pineapple Musk Dame (Fresh Fruity) - Dame Perfumery is another, depressingly unknown, American indie house. I believe I first came across them when looking at chocolate fragrances and found Chocolate Man, but their biggest claim to fame seems to be their spot-on soliflore scents. I bought Soliflore Peony for a friend because it was on half-price clearance, and that's what started my sample dive into them. Their individual samples are unfortunately overpriced, as much as their bottles are arguably underpriced, but you tend to get samples with bottle purchases and they offer occasional bundle deals that are great values. This was a new release with sample included in the Man Cologne sample bundle, and it turned out to be the pineapple scent I always wanted. No muss, no frills, no smelling like Aventus. Just an unpretentious fresh-cut pineapple scent on a bed of clean white musk. 🍍
Reflection Man Amouage (Fresh Floral, Woody, Powdery) - One of Amouage's flagships, and the recommended "beginner" scent as the outlier to Amouage's usual heavy, spicy Middle Eastern opulence. One of the more masculine white floral scents out there, very jasmine-forward with a sweet pop of pink pepper on a woody backdrop. Clean and versatile, like a Prada L'Homme that never goes soapy. I like it and it's actually fairly unique in the men's fragrance space.
Starlight Xerjoff (Warm Spicy, Sweet) - I was so blown away by this in my initial niche dive, it became my very first niche purchase. Retail, because Starlight was still a new release at the time... and it still took about two years before it became a regular appearance on discounters, so I'm not gonna complain about having overpaid. This is a cardamom bomb of unmatched quality, given a sparkling fresh spritz of bergamot that is evocative of its name and tinged with amber plus cinnamon. One of those "Christmas in a bottle" scents. Gourmand. Monster performance.
Sultan Royal Crown (Warm Sweet, Fruity, Smoky) - This was the ultimate winner of the vanilla search. A warm, syrupy vanilla-amber scent with just the right accents of dried fruits and smoked wood chips. Not too one-dimensional like some of the "pure" vanillas, but not taken over by the accent notes either. Comes across very smoky off my skin to a lot of my coworkers, but to me it's much more faint.
Uden Xerjoff (Fresh Citrus, Woody, Sweet) - Opens with an extremely photorealistic lemon, only to lead into a rum note that totally punches me in the face and steals my lunch money, drying down to sweet vanilla & woods. The rum note is intoxicating enough to have gotten me to buy it, eh. Somewhat of a niche version of Channel Allure Homme or Edition Blanche, with added rum plus much better performance.
Vanille Havane Les Indemodables (Warm Sweet, Spicy) - Another find of my vanilla deep dive, but the vanilla here is only a bit player and I actually ended up buying it as a tobacco scent. This is a boozy rum & dry tobacco leaf fragrance, sweetened with a rich swirl of chocolate & vanilla. A top-notch gourmand.
Virgin Mint Carolina Herrera (Fresh Green, Citrus) - It's always been hailed as a top-notch mint scent, but until recently I was never able to find a sample of it at good prices. What, it's discontinued? *sigh* Well, nonetheless I'm overdue giving it a shot... and it turned out to be the mint scent I wanted. Sorry, Aqua Sextius, you're an aquatic masquerading as a mint scent. Super bright, but it uses spearmint which is much sweeter and smoother than the kind used in most other mint fragrances. It's not toothpasty and artificial, yet not bitter green like some of the more realistic "muddled leaves" mints. 🌿
And also addressing the mini Outremer Bergamote + Florale, which I bought to assess their performance because they did smell really good in the store when I finally found myself near an Anthropologie:
Bergamote - Like cutting into an underripe, lemon-limey bergamot. Crisp and refreshing, yet lacking in juice. It has a clean musky base and seemingly some faint white florals to smooth out any edges. Performance is terrible, but at this price point you can't complain.
Florale - A mixed bouquet of primarily pink flowers, soft and dusty almost like crushed freeze-dried petals. Rose, iris, and carnation seem to be the main players to me, the latter noticed through the clove-like spiciness present. I love powdery scents, so this is quite up my alley, and the performance is actually quite moderate.
I've also tried Vanille in the past, should be in the vanilla review topic? Smells almost exactly like Ligne St. Barth's Vanille West Indies and punches far above its weight, but I'm not going to pretend it's among my most favorite.
Part II: The other stuff.
There's 24 fragrances in my collection, not including the mini Outremer bottles. If I had to, how would I rank them?
  • Tier 1: Au Coeur du Desert, Dior Homme Intense
  • Tier 1.5: Uden, Oud Satin Mood Extrait, meltmyheart, Pineapple Musk
  • Tier 2: Starlight, Alex II, London, Sultan, Bon Monsieur, Mousse Illuminee, Infusion d'Oeillet, Vanilla Havane, Atomic Rose, Fig Infusion, Virgin Mint
  • Tier 3: 400, Aqua Sextius, Guerlain Homme, Acqua di Gio Profumo, By the Yuzu Grove, Reflection Man
  • Tier 4: Hawas, (Bergamote, Florale)
Hawas is the only one I've ranked a 9.0/10 on Parfumo, the rest are rated 9.5/10 (Tier 3) or 10/10 (Tier 2+). I can't find a better replacement that isn't exorbitantly expensive, but as prices increase over time I may just have to up my limit of what I consider "cheapie" from $50/100mL (or $0.50/mL) to $100/100mL ($1/mL) anyway and then I'd probably say Pineapple Musk is now the new cheapie in that fruity niche of my collection.
If I were to grind this down to a more focused collection, Hawas would definitely go. Aqua Sextius will go once my travel spray is empty, as I've "replaced" it with Virgin Mint as a mint scent even though Aqua Sextius is still a banger of an aquatic... As much as I respect Starlight for being my first niche purchase, it's the most redundant with my other gourmand/amber scents and shares the most similarities with ACDD. One of the Rogues would probably go, 400 would probably go, Yuzu Grove ideally wouldn't have to exist in the first place. That brings me down to 18, and I could bring it down to 10-12 if I had to (but I won't here).
Parfumo's newly introduced Profiler tool gives us stats! But they're not super helpful since it does things like separate "Cedar" from "Cedarwood" as a note, etc. So here's some of my own.
Fresh/Summer vs Warm/Winter scents, as based on subjective interpretation of Parfumo/Fragrantica votes rather than my personal opinion:
  • Fresh - 8
  • Either - 6
  • Warm - 10
My opinion is that most scents can be worn anytime, especially since in most cases modern humans are in climate-controlled spaces a majority of the time. Only the absolute heaviest or lightest would I nominally adhere rigidly to their supposed uses only, but nonetheless I think I'm fairly well-balanced. That was always the original intent of my curating.
Gender split, same process as above:
  • Masc - 13
  • Unisex - 8
  • Femme - 3 (Atomic Rose, Infusion d'Oeillet, 400)
The majority of niche scents are marketed as unisex anyway, because why not sell to twice as many people? Fragrances don't have genders, only people do, but people generally listen to marketing. I have owned two explicitly femme-marketed fragrances in the past: Acqua di Gioia was my first ever perfume purchase, mostly because I thought it was Acqua di Gio but it is a nice fresh smell nonetheless, and Light Blue Eau Intense where something they put in the male side of that line just smells like BO to me. LB Intense was a contender for the Hawas cheapie spot, being much more of a pure freshie appropriate for slightly different situations, but ultimately I leaned in favor of Hawas.
Type split, by subjective personal placement on the standard fragrance wheel: Fresh, Floral, Woody, Ambery
  • Fresh - 13
  • Floral - 7
  • Woody - 11
  • Ambery - 8
Many fragrances go in multiple categories. Again, I think I am relatively balanced. You might think this chart is at odds with the Fresh/Warm chart, but it's mostly that fresh scents are more likely to end up in the "either" category than warm scents.
Note breakdown of collection:
  • Citrus: Bergamot(8), Orange(7), Lemon(5), Grapefruit(2), Lime(1), Yuzu(1), Clementine(1), "Citrus notes"(1)
  • Other Fruits: Apple(3), Pineapple(2), Fig(2), Plum(2), Date(1), Raspberry(1), Melon(1), Pear(1), Almond(1), "Fruity notes"(1)
  • Resins & Sweets: Vanilla(8), Amber(6), Frankincense(3), Cistus/Labdanum(2), Cocoa(2) "Balsamic notes"(2), Honey(1), Benzoin(1), Fir balsam(1), Myrrh(1)
  • Herbs & Spices: Cinnamon(4), Lavender(2), Cardamom(2), Ginger(2), Rosemary(2), "Spices"(2), Saffron(1), Pink pepper(1), Sichuan pepper(1), Sage(1), Clary sage(1), Cloves(1), Nutmeg(1)
  • Florals: Rose(7), Jasmine(5), Geranium(4), Iris/Orris(3), Violet(3), Ylang-ylang(3), Lily-of-the-valley(3), Orange blossom(3), Carnation(2), "White flowers"(2), Neroli(1), Freesia(1), Magnolia(1), Mimosa(1), "Floral notes"(1)
  • Woods: Cedar(13), Sandalwood(10), Oud(5), Cypress(2), Guaiacwood(2), Rosewood(1), "Woody notes"(1)
  • Leafy Greens & Other Plants: Patchouli(9), Vetiver(5), Oakmoss/Treemoss(3), Mint(3), Tobacco(2), Styrax(1), Artemesia(1), Ambrette(1), Bay leaf(1), Ceylon tea(1), Coffee(1), Eucalyptus(1), Orange leaf(1), "Green notes"(1)
  • Miscellaneous: Musk(9), Ambergris/Ambroxan(4), Rum(3), Leather(2), Aquatic/Marine notes(2)
I lumped ambergris and ambroxan together because many brands say ambergris in the note breakdown and we all know they aren't using real ambergris. MFK readily admits that, for example, and that's a high-end brand. It's probably safe to assume it's never real ambergris unless the brand goes out of their way to ensure you it is, such as with Les Indemodables Escale en Indonesie. Besides, ambroxan is the main olfactive constituent of the real stuff.
Is there anything particularly insightful here? Eh, not really IMO. I would say my favorite notes include Iris, Cinnamon, Lavender, Jasmine, Basil, Mint... mostly not reflected by the numbers here. Rose randomly pops up as an unnoticed mid note in a lot of things. Obviously musk is a common fixative, but I suppose I'm a bit surprised by patchouli. Maybe I shouldn't be, with its infamy in hippie culture if it can cover up weed smell. Cedar is kind of a default woody scent, and likewise bergamot as a citrus. Bergamot is strange, since it (or its analogous aromachemicals) can more or less emulate most other citruses and sometimes non-citrus fruits (especially pineapple) depending how it's used, plus it's not really a citrus fruit commonly available for eating.
Any regrets?
I've sampled heavily and curated from the beginning. Kinda wish I didn't sell my 150mL Prada L'Homme for $80 shortly before Prada started becoming scarce and pricy on discounters, though. At the very least I probably could've gotten $120+ for it without waiting too long, but honestly I'd love to have kept it and use it as a generic "I can't afford to offend anyone but still want to go the extra mile" scent. I rated it a 9.5 on Parfumo well in hindsight, and Infusion d'Oeillet a 10, but I think they're on-par and could stand to bump L'Homme up to a 10/10 too. Meh. Pineapple Musk somewhat fits that role now, not to mention Oeillet of course, but neither are quite the same.
Part III: What if...?
I decided to do a fun exercise here. With the exception of Hawas as above, all of my collection I've rated 9.5 or 10 on Parfumo. But I've 70-ish fragrances I've given that rating to! So, why don't I own them?
All 10/10's:
  • Xerjoff Symphonium - I did own, as a chocolate fragrance. I sold it for roughly cost when I bought meltmyheart.
  • Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain - Redundant with ACDD, of course, which I slightly prefer. LDDM leans more dry and herbal, ACDD leans more syrupy and ambery.
  • Mercedes-Benz Club Black - Eh, cheapie I finally tried long after buying Sultan and ACDD. It's not as good as them, but it's still quite an excellent vanilla and at a bargain price so I agree with the hype. Performance is solid overall, however the vanilla fades in the drydown to straight ambroxan.
  • M.Micallef Note Vanillee - I liked it enough to buy a 10mL decant to evaluate further. The boozy vanilla Guerlain SDV wishes it was. However, performance is subpar and it dries down to... straight jasmine? Still smells good but I wish it stayed smelling like the opening the whole time, same with Club Black except this one ain't cheap.
  • MFK Baccarat Rouge 540 - I did own the small bottle, but I resold it because I literally never found myself wearing it. Very mid on paper, but on skin it radiates such a pleasant sweetness.
  • Roja Elysium Parfum Cologne - Heavenly smell, abhorrent performance for its price point. I don't like the Parfum as much because it's more dense, which I sometimes find true of other concentration flankers. Also, I have not tried the new Eau Intense yet!
  • Perris MC Arancia di Sicilia - Amazing blood orange + iris + cinnamon + vanilla scent. The peak form of MFK Amyris Homme. Bought a decant but I decided the performance isn't quite up to par. However, it's close enough I'd probably buy a bottle still if I stumbled onto a great deal.
  • Maison Tahite Vanilla² - Best pure vanilla on the market, and excellent performance to boot. If I didn't already own Sultan, I'd probably pocket the extra money to have bought this first instead but I also like Sultan's little additives.
  • LV On the Beach - This is the #1c to DHI + ACDD. Unfortunately, performance is so bad I'm not sure I'd own it at half the price.
  • City Rhythm Austin - Redundant. More or less Vanille Havane without the cacao.
Select 9.5/10's:
  • Xerjoff Accento Overdose - Strong pineapple musk scent, but there's something a little off about the musk that dissuaded me from moving from decant to full bottle. Huge performance, though Dame's Pineapple Musk smells better anyway.
  • Xerjoff Renaissance - My first mint love, but performance wasn't up to par.
  • V&R Spicebomb Extreme - Owned it before I got into niche. Sold it because Starlight obsoletes it IMO.
  • Unique'e Akdeniz - Very unique, very powerful marine-pineapple-leather scent. The opening is kinda rough, and I decided against buying this when I purchased London as a leather scent and Pineapple Musk as a pineapple scent.
  • Electimuss Imperium - Somewhere between Aventus + Ani + Hacivat. It's a very good vanilla-forward freshie, to be certain, but it's similar enough to Uden I can't pull the trigger.
  • Scents of Wood Plum in Cognac - Another hype beast that lives up to it IMO, I just have no particular impetus to own it. In part due to the confusing manner in which the company sells their product, in part because I have both plum and rum surprisingly well represented in my collection already. Also, stains like heck.
  • Margiela Whispers in the Library - Owned it. Decided it was too soft-spoken after all, I barely wore it for that reason, plus I was starting to own too many vanilla scents.
  • Essential Divine Vanille - Owned it, but I was always on the fence about it and sold it once I started buying my top vanillas same with WitL.
  • PDM Pegasus - Bought a decant along with Reflection Man, but this one fell on the losing side. Performance was passable, just not 100% sold on the scent enough to nab the bottle. A nice, if divisive, metallic vanilla. A slightly better niche version of Dior Hypnotic Poison, which is funny because that's femme-marketed and this is masc-marketed.
You can check out the full list here if you want, I suggest sorting by Scent (popular) and selecting List mode. And I think I'll leave it at that. I hope I managed to entertain a few people with my excessive blabbing! I'll probably come back from Miami with a whole new crop of Discovery Sets in tow, and maybe a visit/review post for Osme Perfumery (if even allowed *ahem*). Until then, fragrance.
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2023.05.20 18:59 Daveylonglegs Review of Eau Mer by Pekjo

Notes: Eaumer Fragrance Notes ambergris, anise, bergamot, Haitian vetiver, herbs, jasmine, lavender, lime, mastic, musk
About the scent (located from Eaumer, a play on the perfumer’s name (O-Mer), is the tonic we’d prescribe to anyone who’s ever had a bad experience with an aquatic. Forget what you know about this genre, with its overdose of Calone and potent aromachemicals – Eaumer is here to turn the concept of aquatic on its head and reconfigure all your expectations. When you wear Eaumer, the most pleasant surprise is that a scent can be naturally rather than chemically marine-fresh. Salty anise, lime, and vetiver combine to evoke the brackish freshness of a sea breeze, mercifully free of the melony sweetness common to most aquatics. The lime note sluices everything with an antiseptic brightness that will jolt you awake. The natural gasoline and rubber facets of jasmine are brought forward and accentuated, cleverly creating a petrol-on-sea-water effect that feels novel but also refreshing. When all is said and done, though, ambergris is the rock on which Eaumer is built. Redolent of minty tobacco, minerals, and sea salt, the ambergris fills the scent with a radiant freshness, but also a lingering mammalian funk. And it’s this contrast between bright and murky that makes Eaumer such a pleasure to wear on a hot day.
My thoughts- Opening of a strong chemical blast of lemon disinfectant cleaner that settles to crushed mint and herbs.
The fragrance fades quickly and soon the middle notes peak through; mostly a blend of more herbs, some lime and a touch of lavender but trying to detect it was a stretch.
This is by no means a beastly fragrance; this is one that fades quickly and is more suited for someone who likes to keep a scent to themselves and rather than shout to everyone what they’re wearing, it begs people to come in a little closer to discover what they have on.
I originally wanted to try this because of the sea/marine aspect but get little to none of those notes within this scent. To me, this is a lemon/lime/herbal dominant aroma that, like the opening that I described earlier, stays slightly medicinal/janitorial as it conjures up images of generic cleaning solution.
Not bad; but not for me.
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2023.05.16 23:41 whitearcades Love Passage d'Enfer, but conflicted/have questions

Backstory: I'm new to the fragrance world and want to keep my collection as minimal as possible. I literally don't own any full-size bottles, just two travel-sizes that I feel guilty for being "meh" on after the impulse purchase. I don't want to get into impulse buying too much, and I really want to be careful. I want a small collection that brings me a lot of joy — I would rather drop a lot on a few perfumes I know I'll love for years (after doing a lot of research/sampling) than a bunch that are cheaper but disappointing the second time I wear them!
I got two samples of Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan Parfumeur from Luckyscent and I'm completely enchanted. Like, I suddenly realize why people wear perfume to bed (that used to confuse me) and why people get *so* into fragrances in general. Unfortunately, it took a lot for me to even notice the scent (used up the whole two samples in a day, and I'm not nose-blind)... and even then it faded quickly. So I don't know if I can justify buying it.
People who own Passage d'Enfer: does this happen to you? Does having a spray instead of blot applicator help?
Also, I noticed that there's also Passage d'Enfer Extreme. How is it different? Does it last longer?
Finally, on another thread someone compared Relique d'Amour by Oriza L. Legrand favorably to Passage d'Enfer. Anyone familiar with both/can weigh in?
Thanks in advance:)
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2023.05.16 04:00 crimzn05 [WTS] Huge Sample Collection w/ Creed, Dior, PDM, Tom Ford, YSL (Decant)

I have for sale a bundle of 97x 0.75ml vial samples for $175.
All purchased this year from Microperfumes and Luckyscent to perform a crash course in popular fragrance. I used very little to test, so each vial is still 85%+ full, with most of the female scents still at 100% (my wife was not as enthusiastic about this experience).
Hoping to pass these along and recoup half my cost.
See below for the full sample list and pictures:
I take Cashapp, Venmo, and Paypal. Add 3% for G&S fee if needed.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks for looking!
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2023.05.08 18:11 parfumexquis A Beginner's Guide: The Pros and Cons of Scent Discovery Sets and Where to Buy Them

A Beginner's Guide: The Pros and Cons of Scent Discovery Sets and Where to Buy Them
Fragrances have the power to evoke emotions, trigger memories, and enhance our overall well-being. For many, they're an essential part of their daily routine. As important as it is to find the perfect scent that complements our personality, it's not always the easiest task.
That's where scent discovery sets come to the rescue. These sets allow us to explore and experiment with different scents without having to commit to a full-size bottle. They're especially convenient for those searching for something unique and exclusive, such as rare and hard-to-find perfumes.
However, the market can be overwhelming, and not all sets are created equal. To truly elevate your olfactory experience, it's important to find the best and most reputable options. Look for sets that include micro fragrances, which allow you to detect each individual note with precision. Additionally, consider investing in a custom perfume to order, tailored specifically to your preferences and personality. With the right scent discovery set, you'll unlock a whole new world of unforgettable aromas.

What are scent discovery sets?
Scent discovery sets are small sample-sized vials of different fragrances that you can try before committing to buying the full-sized bottle of perfume. They are commonly sold as a set of between 3-10 samples, allowing you to experiment with various scents and determine which ones are best suited for you. Buy perfume samples online could be an option for safe blind buy.
These sets usually come in two types: those distributed by fragrance houses, which could have multiple brands within them, and those made up of various brands and fragrances from manufacturers.

The Pros of Buying Scent Discovery Sets

One of the advantages of buying a scent discovery set is the cost. You can get to experience different fragrances and explore several brands of perfume without necessarily buying the full-sized bottle. Another advantage is that scent discovery sets are an excellent way to try new and exciting scents.
You get to discover new scent combinations and possibly discover hidden gems that you’ve never thought to try before. Additionally, spending time experimenting with fragrance discovery sets can rekindle your love for perfumes, boost your creativity, and help you choose a signature scent that better suits your style, personality and taste.

The Cons of Buying Scent Discovery Sets
While scent discovery sets are an excellent way to explore various fragrances, there are some downsides to them as well. The first is that not all fragrance houses offer sample sets, so this might limit your choices. The samples provided may also not be enough to help you determine whether a particular fragrance is right for you. Furthermore, if you end up liking several options in the discovery set, it can be difficult to narrow down your choices to opt for one particular fragrance.

Where to Find the Best Perfume Discovery Sets
There are several excellent places to purchase your fragrance discovery set. This blog would not be complete without mentioning our store, just click here or search for dicovery set on our website.
Sure another fabulous options are Sephora and Etiket known for its vast collection of perfume houses and sample sets. Another alternative is Luckyscent, where you’ll get to find a carefully curated selection of perfume sample sets from various fragrance houses. If you’re looking for affordable perfume discovery sets, you could check out Scentbird or The Fragrance Company, where you can sign up to receive a subscription service. You can also buy fragrance discovery sets directly from fragrance houses like Parfums de Marly or Tiziana Terenzi perfume.
Scent discovery sets are an excellent way to explore different fragrances find your perfect signature scent or discover hidden gems in the perfume world. While there are some cons to buying scent discovery sets, the pros outweigh them, and they are a fantastic way to try before you invest in the full-sized bottles.
Visit online perfume stores, fragrance houses or popular brand stores like us, Parfum Exquis to find the best scent discovery set that suits your needs and budget. All the best!
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2023.05.07 19:15 Mission-Art-2383 [WTS] sample + decant bundle- dixit and zak, guerlain, slumberhouse, prin, rogue and more! (decant)
SOLD asking for 95$ shipped conus for the bundle, cost is easily more than double asking
all have been used 1-2 times max, offering
dixit and zak rising mysore 3 15 ml
slumberhouse fjerne 5 ml
scotch peat strangers parfumerie 5 ml
trnp prayer 5 ml
guerlain tonka imperial 5 ml
apoteker tepe anabasis 2 ml
apoteker tepe karasu 2 ml
rogue champs lumier 2 ml
rogue flora and fauna 2 ml
rogue vetifluer 2 ml
rogue fougere l’aube 2 ml
meleg mushin kyoto 2 ml
meleg the baroness 2 ml
clandestine laboratories novochoc 2 ml
clandestine laboratories orpheus 2 ml
hendley bourbon 1.5 ml
hendley cola 1.5 ml
the rest are all .7 ml samples from luckyscent:
jorum studies trimerous
jorum studios arborist
jorum studios carduus
olivier durbano jade
marlou ambilux
parfum prissana mandarava
zoologist hyrax
zoologist squid
zoologist moth
zoologist elephant
masque milano montecristo
parfum d’empire ambre russie
parfum d’empire cuir ottoman
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2023.05.03 16:56 laughayetteoutloud [SELL] [US TO US] [PERFUME] Mostly samples, a few Full Sizes - SEVERAL different houses!

**Updates this week include a FS BPAL (Its Own Sweet Will is Heaven's Will) and a new Arcana Craves FS (Moss Layering Note).*\*
No minimum purchase amount!
Scent descriptions as well as fill levels and other notes can be found on the spreadsheet HERE.
At this time, I am only interested in selling, not swapping. Thank you!
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2023.05.02 00:44 Umm_hello [WTS] Luckyscent Sample Bundle - DS&Durga, Zoologist, Bortnikoff, Etc (decant)

Hey y’all, I’m selling the Luckyscent samples I’ve acquired that I no longer need. These were all $4-$8 each so I’m asking $25 shipped for $44+ worth of samples. Most of these are unused with the exception of Tauer and Debaser. These are 0.7ml vials.
I will also throw in a free 50ml bottle of Boucheron Jaipur EDT
DS&Durga Bowmakers Debaser Cowboy Grass Mississippi Medicine El Cosmico Burning Barbershop
Bortnikoff Musk Cologne
Tauer L’Air du Desert Marocain
Zoologist Sacred Scarab
Byredo Super Cedar
Heeley Menthe fraiche
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2023.04.30 12:46 queenshans Accident à la vanille - Crème de la berry Jousset Parfums

Hi everyone! So I was looking at lucky scent and came across this new perfume by Jousset Parfums. Here’s a description from the website:
For lovers of indulgent desserts come to life, this is everything and then some- the luscious, buttery vanilla of the original Accident, laden with sweet strawberry and heavenly whipped cream; a divine touch of a perfect cheesecake accord providing the ultimate touch of decadence.
Fragrance Notes: Vanilla, Strawberry and Cheesecake accord, Whipped Cream, Sandalwood and Vanilla; Vanilla and Styrax
The notes sound absolutely gorgeous! Has anyone tried it? If so, what are your thoughts?
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2023.04.26 16:48 laughayetteoutloud [SELL] [US TO US] [PERFUME] Mostly samples, a few Full Sizes - SEVERAL different houses!

No minimum purchase amount!
Scent descriptions as well as fill levels and other notes can be found on the spreadsheet HERE.
At this time, I am only interested in selling, not swapping. Thank you!
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2023.04.19 16:12 laughayetteoutloud [SELL] [US TO US] [PERFUME] Mostly samples, a few Full Sizes - SEVERAL different houses!

No minimum purchase amount!
Scent descriptions as well as fill levels and other notes can be found on the spreadsheet HERE.
At this time, I am only interested in selling, not swapping. Thank you!
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2023.04.14 03:57 Imaginary-Employ5070 Solution for Stingy LuckyScent sample Sizes 😂

Solution for Stingy LuckyScent sample Sizes 😂
Since sampling is so important and since some of these samples are super tiny lol. I bought these spray vials from Amazon for $8 so I can actually test properly. It comes with a dropper but pouring straight from the bottle worked for me. I just peeled off the sticker and adhered it to the new bottle🫶🏽
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2023.04.12 15:59 laughayetteoutloud [SELL] [US TO US] [PERFUME] Mostly samples, a few Full Sizes - SEVERAL different houses!

No minimum purchase amount!
Scent descriptions as well as fill levels and other notes can be found on the spreadsheet HERE.
At this point I really only want to sell; however, if you want to swap, please feel free to ask if I'm interested. My spreadsheet linked above also includes ISO tabs for reference.
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2023.04.05 15:52 laughayetteoutloud [SELL] [US TO US] [PERFUME] Mostly samples, a few Full Sizes - SEVERAL different houses!

No minimum purchase amount!
Scent descriptions as well as fill levels and other notes can be found on the spreadsheet HERE.
At this point I really only want to sell; however, if you want to swap, please feel free to ask if I'm interested. My spreadsheet linked above also includes ISO tabs for reference.
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2023.04.03 01:10 LSD-Chemist Has anyone tried Lait de Biscuit?

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2023.03.27 17:30 laughayetteoutloud [Sell/Swap] [US TO US] [Perfume] Mostly samples - Alkemia, Alpha Musk, Andromeda’s Curse, Arcana, BPAL, Chronotope, Cocoa Pink, Colornoise, DE, Deep Midnight, Hag Root, HoG, Hex, Luckyscent, NAVA, Nui Cobalt, Olympic Orchids, Osmofolia, Poesie, Possets, Solstice Scents

$5 shipping to start for oils, $7 for EdPs/EdTs. May increase based on package weight, a more accurate shipping estimate can be provided with your zip code or state. Will ship within 3 business days!
No minimum purchase amount!
Direct-purchased scents were only used once unless otherwise stated in spreadsheet HERE. For scents RIS, I tried to describe their fill level as best I can.
Spreadsheet also contains scent notes and sizes! Mostly these are samples but a few are larger or FS.
I strongly prefer to sell but may be open to swapping for the right scents. Please see ISO pages of spreadsheet for reference, but know that is not a guarantee of a swap.
Thank you!
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2023.03.25 00:01 A_Peridot Does anyone know how to search for larger sample sizes on Luckyscent?

I keep up with Luckyscent newsletters and they sometimes announce having samples that are 1.5–2 ml, but does anyone know if there’s a way to search for individual samples that are larger than their usual 0.7 ml? Or are there so few that the only ones they have are the ones they mention in their newsletters? If not there’s always other decant sites or I could focus more on their discovery sets ofc. Thank you for taking the time!
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2023.03.24 16:38 oatmilkshark Chocolate/lactonic scents make anyone else nauseous/have a headache?

I love the smell of chocolate, milk, anything like that. But the fragrances that smell most like those scents give me an absolute splitting headache and extreme nausea. I've tried so many times with so many scents (tried the Chaubaud Gourmand set for a while and also the Rose Chocolat) but I've only ever had like the most adverse reaction outside of getting hives or vomiting. Anyone else have this problem?
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2023.03.21 01:08 Main_Vermicelli_2883 [WTS] 4160 Tuesdays Oakmossery- fresh chypre AND Guerlain bundle- mini, decants, and official L’Art et la matieres samples (bottle) (decant)

Guerlain Bundle:
For⛵️$95 shipped CONUS Paypal friends and family (or add 4% for goods and services), Venmo, or Zelle
Guerlain sample, decant, and mini bundle
8 samples of L’art et Matiere line brand new, never opened: Oud Khol, Oud Nude, Angelique Noire, Iris Torrefie, Rose Cherie, Spirituese Double Vanille, Bois d’Armenie, Santal Pao Rossa
Jasmin Bonheur Mini with box, 10ml bottle, 1-2ml gone, see fill line.
Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz 3ml decant sprayed once, see fill line
Gourmand Coquin 5ml decant bottle, just north of 3ml remains, see fill line
For⛵️$90 shipped CONUS (retail $130) Paypal friends and family (or add 4% for goods and services), Venmo, or Zelle
4160 Tuesdays Oakmossery 50ml bottle sprayed 2 times, with box
This is a beautiful Chypre! Peach, lavender, rose, jasmine, sandalwood, and a heavy dose of gorgeous Oakmoss!
I love this one, but after I bought it (from Luckyscent) I got a bottle of vintage Mitsouko. Mitsouko is like the buxom and rich great aunt of Oakmossery. She takes up all the space (and oxygen) in the room she wants. I love her. Oakmossery is the niece in her 20s, both fashionable and carefree in springtime. Both are gorgeous, I just want to be more grand dame than ingenue at this moment in time 🤣
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