purchased and reviewed by ThoraSTooth
All the Dust of the Land (Plagues of Egypt, 2015): An infestation of Ceylon cinnamon bark, black patchouli, tonka absolute, bitter almond, and frankincense.
Medb v4 (Clearing out the Cobwebs I, 2009): no description given.
Upon Man and upon Beast (Plagues of Egypt, 2015): Dry patchouli and white sandalwood oozing with lesions of labdanum, wet red cherry, and opoponax.
A Very Grievous Murraine (Plagues of Egypt, 2015): Brown musk, myrrh, and sun-baked leather afflicted by splotches of saffron and red musk.
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All the Dust of the Land begins by smelling like a frankincense cake with patchouli filling and tonka icing. There's a dusting of cinnamon almond on top, but it's very tangy and dark. After a while it becomes mostly patchouli and tonka, a robust, dark, thick scent. Black patchouli lovers, this one is pretty tasty.
Medb v4 is a green scent. It starts off with some aquatic, herby, citrusy, meadow floral. It calms down quickly and a sugary citrus-lavender impression arises to balance out the floral. It reminds me a bit of Bat of Longevity for a long time, but eventually mellows to a lightly vanilla floral with grass-green undertones.
A Very Grievous Murraine starts off very red musky, with a lot of myrrh beneath and some bitter saffron. It's dark, very dark. After a while it becomes mostly red musk over myrrh, and stays that way for many hours. This one had rather a lot of sillage/throw on me, like red musk usually does.
Upon Man and upon Beast has a somewhat fugitive cherry note, or maybe it's just that the patchouli slapped it down. This one is pretty dark, with patchouli and other resins; I get an almost leatherishly dark feel from it. After a while, though, it goes over to mostly patchouli and opoponax -- staying on the dark side.