When my sister (20) went into the bathroom this morning she yelled "OMG it smells like semen in here!". I (16m) was the only one to use the bathroom before my sister and I did masturbate in there. I'm pretty sure my parents heard my sister say that and it was really embarrassing. Now I'm too nervous to masturbate anywhere in the house, not even in my own room. Is my sister a mutant (please say yes) or does cum have a signature smell?
That way the Cloak actually lives up to its legend of being the Cloak that can hide you from even Death, and Harry, if he finds out about how Dumbledore and Fake Moody could see him, learns to silence his footsteps, walk silently, and remove his scent, so he really IS invisible.
(21m) Today one of my coworkers told me she thought i smelled amazing and was describing what she thought i smelled like and she said “A marshmallow that’s wearing a Burberry coat and Chanel earrings” i definitely think that’s my favourite compliment on fragrance i’ve ever gotten haha (i was wearing Maison Louis Marie L’Etang Noir with a light spritz of Margiela Jazz Club to booze it up a bit)
It can be body care, candles, room spray, wax melts (ik old) or anything they’ve carried lol!
I've seen a lot of people saying they like a women's perfume so much that they have bought it for all of the girlfriends they have had through the years. Am I the only one who is a bit against that? Everyone can do what they want of course, I just find that I (and most people) tend to associate scents with people. And if you make them all smell the same, doesn't that ruin it a bit? If I found out my boyfriend bought me the same perfume all of his other girlfriends had worn, I wouldn't exactly be happy about it. I don't want to smell like them.
Over the summer, my family caught covid. My wife, myself, and two of our three kids had mild symptoms while our youngest had none at all. My wife and I lost our senses of taste and smell - mine came back but hers hasn’t yet.
As the months have passed, my wife has become increasingly short with me when I mention anything to do with smell. I’ve absentmindedly asked if she liked my new cologne and she rolled her eyes. I’ve asked if the litter box smells and needs cleaning to which she just said, “Why ask me? How would I know if it smells?” I’ve baked cookies with the kids, asked if the smell is making her hungry, and she just stared at me.
Before losing her taste and smell, my wife would handle most of the cooking and baking. She loved being in charge of the kitchen and seeing her so uninspired is devastating. I’ve taken up making meals and encouraged our eldest to help out and learn. Last night, I worked late and came home to a god-awful smell. Our eldest had put a pizza in the oven but forgotten - it was black and hard as a brick. I walked into the house, fingers pinching my nose, and asked my wife what was going on. She looked confused and said the kids were all upstairs waiting on me to get home to make dinner. I was frustrated and told her that someone beat me to it because something was burning and the whole house reeked. She asked ‘how the hell’ she was supposed to know that and I (regrettably) said, “Because attentive parents know what’s going on in their homes.” I know it’s not her fault she can’t smell but it is inconvenient.
Our eldest later explained that they had purposefully put the pizza in when their mother wasn’t around so that they could impress us by making dinner. However, being only 12, it’s not shocking that they forgot. My wife got even more mad, saying that the only reason the eldest is trying to cook at all is because I encouraged it.
Since last night, my wife has hardly spoken to me - other than to say she feels incredibly disrespected by my ‘constant’ reminders that she can’t smell. I think they’re sometimes fair questions - especially when to do with safety. I mentioned the situation to some coworkers today and they agree with my wife, saying that I'm the asshole for not adjusting to our new normal. It's been roughly six months since she lost her senses but its habit to speak as though everyone has them. Maybe that makes me an asshole, I don't know. AITA for engaging my wife in conversations to do with scent even though she can... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was obsessed with viva la juicy from 14 to 16, brings me right back to sneaking out, high school dances, etc
Hey everyone! Caroline posted on Facebook today that she is going to be discontinuing some scents in order to make room for new ones. I immediately had to go buy a FS of Shibari and wanted to give everyone a heads up in case a favorite is on the chopping block! This is the post detailing which scents are leaving:
"The BAD news: I don't discontinue scents very often (see: my scent list. 📷*), but the time has finally come -- it's grown to the point where I've got to cull some blends that either require components that have been difficult to source, are redundant, or blends that I've just outgrown and would like to leave in the past. Many of these blends have been around for a LONG TIME, and it's time for me to move forward without them.*
The GOOD news: this allows me to create newer, better blends that may share similar notes, but with a higher level of development and higher-quality components.
Hence, as of 2/15, the following scents will no longer be available:
Barbe a Papa
Bay Harbor Butcher
Camp Crystal Lake
Heaven Above, Earth Below
Lavender London Fog
The Listing Attic
Where My Uggs At?
Men who smell like flowers, I just love them! ❤️
I am snowed-in and bored. If there was a collection based on your life, what would be in it? Things like, what scents would represent different phases in your life, your personal style, places you've lived, specific memories, etc.. They can be already existing perfumes or just make something up.
I'm clearly thinking of smells, but if you're not into that, what colors would be in a you-themed eyeshadow palette?
This was inspired by long-ago discussion posts like, "if your hometown was a perfume, what would it smell like" or "imagine your favorite people were scents".
How come my hair doesn't retain shampoo scents such as PANTENE or Head & Shoulders? I like how these products smell, but the scent doesn't stay on my hair after showering. When I was a kid, I even tried not washing most of the conditioner in hopes the the scent would stay but to no avail.
Fast forward to today, I spritzed my hair about 7 times with this citrusy cologne perfume (with no alcohol content aka not the eau de 🚽 bs) and the smell went away an hour later. I only did this because I saw how strippers do this to not leave their scent behind, so cheating husbands' wives wouldn't discover their cheating. I'm not one but still tried this anyways 🤣
Ever since the day before yesterday, my hair's smell reminds me of ammonia. (I've been stressed and depressed so I figure this is why that is). Even after spritzing, the scent went away and now my hair smells like ammonia. I've read how a weird scent coming from underarms signifies stress (rarely happens to me), but from my head too? Or is this all in my head?
Oh and one more thing, I used rollerball oil that smells like herbs on my skin a few weeks ago, and I smelled like ammonia where I used it (I wasn't stressed though). Maybe my skin has a bad reaction to perfumes? I have sensitive skin (dermatographia) and I get severe allergies when I smell certain perfumes or anything scented.
Example 1: I used the EOS shea butter shaving cream last year and it made me sneeze every second, tear up, and develop a runny and itchy nose until I washed it all off.
Example 2: If I smell someone with cheap body spray, I literally sneeze and will continue to do so until I'm at a far proximity.
If perfume lasts longer on certain skin types (not mine), does this relate hair wise too?
Hi yall! I love lavender in every from - from its sharp, medicinal ways to other times it can smell soft, powdery, and sweetly floral. I would love to smell like that constantly, so what are your favorite scents where lavender is the shining star? I don't mind the scent qualities of the lavender, but I want it to be the far most prominent note in the perfume, since I know it can be drowned out by others and I don't want to buy something with lavender in it, only to not be able to smell it over the other notes.
Big bonus if it's a lemon + lavender scent!
For those who love strange and unusual perfumes, I'd love to hear about the most unconventional you've come across and what you thought of it.
I’m on the hunt for a cotton candy scent that’s like the cotton candy flavored popsicles I used to eat as a kid! Or like that drugstore body spray but hopefully with less of a chemical aftertaste. It’s been so long since I’ve had actual cotton candy idk if I’m even looking for the real thing or something in my childhood memories.
So far I’ve tried Stereoplasm and NAVA cotton candy scents and I end up with kind of an artificial sweetener sharpness? Like candy, but not like the creamy sweetness I’m looking for. Which is a bummer because I’ve read so many good reviews so I know they work great on other people. I’m testing Pink Dragon from Cocoa Pink right now and I think it’s a little closer but not quite right still.
What’s your favorite indie cotton candy experience?
Van Cleef and Arperls - Santal Blanc • JHAG Anyway • ELDO Hernann • ELDO She was an anomaly • Le Labo Gaiac 10 • Le Labo Another 13 • JHAG Not a perfume • Glossier You • Byredo Accord Oud • Byredo 1996 • Byredo Velvet Haze • Atelier Cologne Clementine California • JHAG Lady Vengeance • BBW Kaleidoscope • MFK Aqua Universalis • Byredo Super Cedar • JHAG Not a perfume 100ml (an obvs fave) • Mustela Musti • W.Dressroom Paris and New York •
I've been following this sub for years, and purchased some indie perfume samples here and there. Yet, I've never been able to find an indie-made scent that matches what I'm looking for.
Call me basic, but I like almost soapy green/white/amber scents, occasionally with a touch of floral that isn't powdery, sweet, or overwhelming. Musk, amber, green tea, lemon verbena, bergamot, rose, and patchouli, maybe even a little oud or jasmine or orange blossom. These are fairly typical notes (not necessarily all together at once) and are found in mainstream perfume.
What I always, always find are scents that have these notes include additional notes which I dislike and as such overpower the scent for me: tobacco, sandalwood, violet, lily, VANILLA, dirt, smoke, metal, water/atmosphere notes, etc.
The only indie scent that comes close to what I like is Belles For Her by Sixteen 92, and although I haven't bought it yet, London by BPAL tickles my fancy.
I'm not into wearing 15 different scents for different phases of the moon in the 4 seasons. I'd like to have a fragrance library of maybe 6 solid scents. I don't need or want all of these notes in a single fragrance, but damn I'm sick of reading reviews where everything I like has added candy or gravestone notes.
Are there ANY indie houses or scents that cater to those of us who don't want to smell like smoke and metal cake, or witchy graveyards in the rain??
Edit: Holy moly. You are all wonderful and so helpful!! I thought all indie perfume was esoteric and layered. Nay, dear reader, that is not true. Why I put off asking this for so long, I don't know. But now my perfume journey has a guide!! Thank you all.
I'm curious about what similarities you have noticed between B&BW scents and other brands, especially high-end fragrances. Here's a list of the dupes I've noticed, feel free to share your own in the comments!
Kaleidoscope vs Glossier - You
Sweet Whiskey vs Maison Margiela Replica - Jazz Club
Love and Sunshine vs Marc Jacobs - Daisy Eau So Fresh
Twisted Peppermint/Bonfire Bash vs Victoria's Secret - Bare Vanilla La Creme
Edit to add:
Coconut Mint Drop vs Sol de Janeiro - Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
I would love to hear your thoughts if you've noticed these same similarities, as well as other scent dupes!
The cheap, the bourgeoisie, the ones that are made in someone’s shed- any that make your space smell as good as you do!
For context, I am referring to things like your Wedding, a birthday, a party you met your SO at, et cetera.
Example: I wore Pink Sugar to my 16th birthday party, Living Grace to my first job interview in the medical field, and Agent Provocateur Fatale to my wedding last year.
What scents tell your life story?
Death & Floral - Black Friday '20 & Winter '21
This review is long and long overdue, but I’ve been spending a lot of time getting to know these scents and figuring out what works for me, and I'm excited to share what I've learned. Before I review the actual products, I want to highlight the above-and-beyond customer service that D&F has shown again and again. Any time I’ve asked a question via the chat on the website, I’ve gotten a friendly and helpful response within minutes (can’t be easy for an indie company, I’m sure!) and they’ve always honored my requests down to the detail. I made a large order for Black Friday, but a lot of the scents I picked out really didn’t work for me. I discovered that the ones I didn’t like had either heavy musk or strong sweetness (which I do like on their own, but that’s the weird thing about perfume—it may work for your nose, but not on your skin). With fresh knowledge and a better understanding of my skin chemistry, I returned to the chat to ask for recommendations. They stayed and chatted with me for almost an hour! Based on what I said I didn’t like (strong musk and sticky sugar) and what I do like (fruit, citrus, and light sweetness) they picked out Painted Pears, Color Me Blood Orange, Honeycomb, and No Nukes Smog Spray. I can say, hands down, these recommendations were 100% spot on. This was such a great experience, and I don’t think I’ll ever want to pick out scents on my own again! I feel so fancy with my personally-curated fragrances, and they all work so well on my skin. I’m going to add the scents that didn’t work for me to my next donation to Project Beauty Share, and hope they end up in the hands of someone who will love them.
Another thing that I’ve learned after getting to know these fragrances is that D&F seems to have a signature note that appears in most (but definitely not all) of their scents. You know how all Lush products smell like Lush, regardless of what scent the product itself actually is? It’s the same phenomenon happening here. In my opinion, the D&F signature scent is botanical and musky—like the basement of a flower shop. It’s a blend of things fresh and old, which is a beautiful, literal representation of the name, Death & Floral.
This was my absolute favorite, and is the scent I keep coming back to. It’s fresh and clean, barely... keep reading on reddit ➡