If I don't pay close enough attention, sometimes idiocy takes over. :)
Bakeneko - Warm amber musk, Satsuma tangerine, black tea leaf, cardamom, cherry blossom and cinnamon. - For the first 10-20 minutes of this, I can smell cinnamon more than anything. Barely peeking around the edges is a bit of something floral - though it doesn't smell like what I associate with cherry blossom. Half an hour in, I get nothing but musk - and a rather mundane one at that. I was testing this one at bedtime and fell asleep after that, so I'll have to give it another try when I can observe it longer. There was nothing left when I woke up. I'll add to this notation after further testing...but at this point, it seems likely to go into the sale/swap pile.
Pink Phoenix - Vanilla bean, honeycomb, sugared pear, sweet pea and a dribble of strawberry. - Sugary sweet to start, like a bowl of candy that someone's grandma (not mine) kept in an ornate dish on the coffeetable for guests. Ribbon candy. After a couple of hours, it's like ribbon candy with someone making pudding in the background; a warmer, creamier scent starts coming through. Not a scent I'll be out looking for, though it's fairly enjoyable.
Juke Joint - Kentucky Bourbon, sugar and a sprig of mint. - I thought this was a gimme, and that I'd love it...but not so. After all, I like bourbon (and it's smell), I like sugar, and I adore mint. Boozy scents tend to work really well on me. Juke Joint, however, starts off smelling like some kind of crappy men's cologne, and fades to a sort of generic sort of vanilla, then cuts out altogether within a couple of hours. I'm deeply disappointed.
Gaueko - Blackened sandalwood and misty lavender, with curling wisps of smoky tobacco, nag champa, and labdanum. - On application, I get sandalwood and lavender, with nothing else. Then it starts to smell floral (which, as you may know, I'm not a great fan of). Eventually (after an hour or two) the floral settles down to a very pleasant and quite strong incense. I may actually use this one as a room scent.
Wulric the Wolfman - cocoa absolute, French vanilla, birch tar, lavender, bourbon vetiver, wild musk, clary sage, and cistus. - This one has the tendency to seperate into components in the vial. One must shake it up (for awhile) to get a good mix, it's kind of a pain. But it's SO nice! The cocoa absolute is amazing. First I get a sort of rich chocolate cologne (bourbon vetiver, I'm guessing, based on my Juke Joint experience). The chocolate fades a bit, and I'm left with a sort fo smoky, complex, warm vanilla scent - the best vanilla I've experienced yet. And every now & then, wisps of the cocoa reassert. It's really lovely.I may have to spring for a bottle of it.
Also, a note about Strawberry Moon: When I first got my tiny little stash of this, it was in a fit of Firefly-induced Kaylee-squee (because of COURSE I think of Kaylee when I think of Strawberry Moon). I liked it okay, but wasn't nuts about it. I didn't even review it here, I was that unimpressed. Several months later, I decided to send part of my stash of it out with a sale or swap, and as I was checking to see how much I had, got some on my skin and LOVED it. So now I've got a mere partial imp, and am nearly afraid to wear it again, because I don't want to love it too much. Too hard to find!
In other news, my favorite new layering combo is Strangler Fig with Quincy Morris. Now I may have to search out another bottle of QM. ::sigh::