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Date: 2009-01-10 14:12
Subject: bpal OMGS!! Ode to Aphrodite (and Eros)
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Divine, shining.
White amber, coconut, white musk, oakmoss, and tobacco flower.
    This one comes across as remarkably aquatic on me; it must be the white amber and white musk. Overall it's light and vaguely floral and I can't really pick up the coconut at all; definitely a 'white' scent. LATER: there's a lovely spicy resin in the drydown - I suspect I will like this one better when it has some age on it.

She who turns to love.
Florentine iris, frankincense, violet, ylang ylang, amber, and orchid.
     A strong floral - violet with sharp hits of iris until the orchid comes out front and center. The ylang ylang jumps around a bit waving for attention, then subsides. The resins are soft; again, I suspect I'll like this better later on.

Richly crowned.
Antiqued amber, frankincense, pomegranate, myrrh, rose absolute, and bois de rose.

Vanilla amber and orange blossom.
   OMGS. Definitely need a back up of this.

Deviser, contriver.
Black plum, burgundy wine, sandalwood, and champaca.

The dark, of night.
Teak, frankincense, caramel, oakmoss, red currant, labdanum absolute, bitter clove, patchouli, star anise, tobacco, and black musk.
   Oh, how do I love thee? There isn't a single thing in here I don't adore. I even like the tobacco note! Want more!

Of shapely form.
Jasmine, honey, labdanum, rosehip, ambrette seed, delphinium, and white ginger.
   Very sweet floral overall, but jasmine directing the rest; even the rosehip can't stand up to her and the ginger and del are faint end traces on drydown. I like it, but Feu Follet remains my fav jasmine scent.

Laughter loving.
Peach wine, carnation, lemon peel, osmanthus, blood orange, wood violet, and tuberose.

Of the sea.
Bergamot and French lavender.
     Lovely, but you REALLY have to LOVE lavender!! Fortunately, I do.

Mother of Desire.
Rose absolute, caramel, ripe red berries, pink pepper, Balsam of Peru, cognac, and benzoin.
    Beautiful. Back up bottle ordered!!

Lily of the valley, tea rose, orris, ambergris, and plumeria.

Ally in love.
Vanilla, heliotrope, red sandalwood, pear, black lily, white wine grape, and white rose.
   Understated and lovely, and that pear note lingers until the sandalwood (I do believe red is my favourite) starts with the woody powder action.  Am sorely tempted to get a backup, especially since J likes it too.

Ambergris, pale musk, peru balsam, golden amber, cedar, lavender, spikenard, narcissus, vanilla caramel, white sandalwood, and woodmoss.
   Lavender comes roaring out of the bottle, so much so that for a moment I thought I'd put on Pontia by mistake. It calms down into a herbal musk with hits of spice - and pale and powdery, likely the white sandalwood at work. I'm really finding I need to watch that note, but the drydown here is very appealing.

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User: labrys6
Date: 2009-01-10 20:52 (UTC)
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Some of those sound incredibly delicious! Out of money, alas, had to re-build son's business computer. Damn it. I must try to find a way to get imp's ears to try at least these:

:::::off to devise and such-like:::::
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User: ethaisa
Date: 2009-01-10 21:53 (UTC)
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I'm not sure about Psithyristes (Lily of the Valley always worries me) but I'm with you on the others! Do you know about the lj comms sinandsalvation or bpal_decants? there's a couple of people doing 1/2 imp decants, which I have found useful when watching the budget. This time tho I'm really tempted to do a circle myself.
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User: labrys6
Date: 2009-01-10 22:00 (UTC)
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I like lily of the valley. I think it is my inner (and even outter!) old lady. I like rose, too...even fairly pure flower scents of a single note work for me.

I don't dare get into a specialized lj group, lol....I am afraid I would finally fall into addiction!! And I am too old to form new habits that would need breaking. But, if all my devising doesn't work....
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User: ethaisa
Date: 2009-01-10 22:02 (UTC)
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hehe it can be an addiction, that's for sure! Other than books, bpal is my main monetary vice these days.
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Taistealaí: Descent
User: hazelbranch
Date: 2009-01-10 23:17 (UTC)
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I saw this update and thought "OMG, C&J are going to go crazy!". :P
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User: ethaisa
Date: 2009-01-10 23:23 (UTC)
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Yeah, we're pretty much doomed. But its a nice kinda doomed. And we'll smell good.
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