I think I found Luckyscents when I was looking for the Tilda Swinton perfume, and then discovered to my sheer delight that you can buy $5 (roughly) samplers of the majority of their stock - and believe me, you aren't going to find most of these lines on Strawberrynet. There is some absolute batshit insanity here.
Etat Libre d'Orange - Tilda Swinton, Like This : Starts off very sweet and floral, which surprised me a little, but the drydown goes into honey liquer territory and stays there. Smells like summer and dusky evenings. Verrrr nice, I'd half been expecting something really balls out and weird.
And Aargh oh god it is the weirdest perfume ever. It smells like dust and decaying fruit and centuries-old tobacco stains. It's not bad, per se, but it is not a scent you would/should apply to yourself intentionally. Hang on, I got it - this is what Tywin Lannister smells like. Money and contempt.
This one is strong. Sort of - cherry concentrate but not sweet, though it loosens up into something more palatable. I can see you making enemies if you wore it in a crowded office, though.
Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vanille: Okay. Okay you guys. I get it now. I smell like baking cupcakes!
The Beautiful Mind Series - Intelligence and Fantasy: Very incensey but kinda sweet and girlish. It keeps twisting in with the O scent and it is doing my head in.
By Kilian - Love: Oh man - this is gorgeous. it's like a cocktail built around a faint scent of musk sticks and bourbon vanilla. It's sweet and understated and quite daywearish, and probably the most potentially mature sweetness I've met. Very nice. Will further investigate this one!
Penhaligon - Amaranthine: This is wonderfully soapy. smells like a beautifully clean linen cupboard at your grandmothers, all creamy florals and lavender sachets and hot baths. Loverly.
Okaaay! I'd like to try another one of the Blood Concept line because by god I want one of those cannisters. I have a suspicion they might all be equally whatthechrist, but hey, I can talk myself into almost anything!
Elsewhere I'm going to try a few more Kilians, and a few more ultra-niche ouds. I have a wishlist going on like you wouldn't believe. Do have a look at the site, a good 90% of their labels are ones I've never heard and it's fascinating!