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Iron Shunga Death Match 2 - Betwixt & Between

ethaisa
Date: 2010-03-17 11:08
Subject: Iron Shunga Death Match 2
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Tags:bpal, decants, scent notes, shunga
Penis Admiration
Lilac, ho wood, smoky vanilla, galbanum, and tonka.

So many notes to like in here, and then there's the lilac. Which I enjoy in the wild and not so much in a perfume. Fortunately it gets smothered in cream as the vanilla warms up and hints of smoky wood drift by. Much softer and lighter now; this is a perfect example of a scent I would have written off without a wear test. Drydown is very soft, but a lovely blend of woods and vanilla.


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Picture Book & Pleasure Toys
Pink rose, red musk, red sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver, nectarine, black tea, ambrette, jasmine, and blackcurrant bud.

Wow! Scuffle in the toybox - a lot going on in here, starting with the vetiver and rose duking it out and the sandalwood cheering them on. The rose wins, but a hint of vetiver smoke remains. The red musk drifts in and out but decides not to stay. The sandalwood does its best smooth things over but the rose remains sharp and hisses at the jasmine (disappointing - they usually play well together on me). No sign of the tea at all. The final drydown is pleasant and powdery, with a lingering hint of rose, but not worth the confrontation up front.


Winner: Penis Admiration Quite a surprise, considering that first hit of LILAC. But I think that will soften with time and suspect this will age wonderfully. This wins it a spot on the 'possible' list.
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User: labrys6
Date: 2010-03-17 23:04 (UTC)
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Rose, vetiver, currant and tea...ah, so tempting. But I am not a jasmine fan; so I'd hiss at it, too!
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ethaisa
User: ethaisa
Date: 2010-03-18 05:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I *adore* jasmine sambac - it smells like spicy tea to me, and not as floral as some others, which can be hit and miss. One of my favourite oils (Feu Follet) is a rose and jasmine blend, which is unusual for me as I'm so picky about both!
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