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3.7

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129 reviews
62%
would repurchase
3.5/5
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4.0
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Jun/24/2017

I like Snake Oil in theory, and in the bottle, but I just don't always love it on my skin. Not enough to have a full bottle, at least. I am not a big vanilla perfume lover in the first place, so I guess that definitely clouds my perception on this one a little bit. It is a pretty iconic indie perfume, and if you want something that's a little weird and outside the box but not *too* …Read more

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About reviewer (564 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue



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Aug/27/2016

Ewwwww! Snake Oil is my most hated of the BPAL scents that I have purchased. It smells disgusting, like stale counterfeit nag champa that has been sitting at the bottom of a dusty draw for several years.

The bottle is cute, the price is steep, and the scent is over-hyped and extremely dissapointing. I tried to give my bottle of Snake Oil away to several people and they all politely …
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Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


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May/06/2016

For God sakes, I DO NOT understand what all the fuss is about with this scent, it was gross, and cheap smelling, old lady, candle, charmin tiolet tissue, inscense head shop hideousness, my GOD. it was bad. Real Bad.

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Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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Feb/24/2015

I am a fan of all things vanilla- foody, sweet, smokey, incense etc. Snake Oil smells like vanilla incense and kind of reminds me of the Renaissance festival. In my opinion, that's a win. I like it both fresh and aged. I like to wear it on difficult days when I feel like I need an extra boost of good vibes. It's also great for cold or rainy days because it is warm and comforting …Read more

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About reviewer (36 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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Nov/12/2014

I originally tried this fresh in 2006. "NOPE" was all I could say at the time, but that's changed. Fresh Snake Oil is my enemy, aged is absolutely glorious! I have a bottle I've been aging for over 4 years. My body chemistry amps amber and only amber in a blend, becoming a sickly-sweet baby powder. This is apparently not true for aged amber!

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About reviewer (296 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


4.0
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Aug/13/2014

I really hated this the first times i tried it. Then i tried it on a cold day & I still didn't get it! All I got was this weird medicinal smell...then the medicinal smell went away & I got more of the vanilla & spice & it felt warm but I wasn't thrilled. My husband however complimented me on it every single time I wore some of it. He rarely ever comments on my perfume …Read more

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About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Dry, Dark, Warm

HairBlack, Kinky, Fine

EyesBlack


5.0
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Jun/08/2014

I typically don't care for sweet warm vanilla scents, but I really enjoy this one. I totally understand why this is popular.

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About reviewer (26 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOther, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


2.0
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Sep/04/2013

Play dough/baby powder smell. Very lasting. I have a wool scarf that absorbed snake oil & even through 2 washes hasn't let up. It smells like smokey vanilla on the fabric but not on my skin.

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About reviewer (19 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBlack, Other, Medium

EyesHazel


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Jul/12/2013

I've never understood why Snake Oil is so popular in the bpal fandom. I don't think that it smells anything like vanilla. To me, it smells like a sweet-ish, cheap, powdery, headshop incense and somehow a funkiness that really reminds me of sweaty, dirty hair. It dries down with an ashy smokiness.
I've tried to wear this out on many different occasions and have never met …
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About reviewer (268 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOther, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen


2.0
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Jul/05/2013

Dry its a play doughy/powdery smell. It smells cheap. Darn. I wanted it to work since I love vanilla & smokey scents, neither I get from this.

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About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Fair

HairBlond

EyesHazel