Brand new to BPAL and don't know where to start:
BPAL scents that remind us of favorite commercial perfumes
The Forum Top Ten list is a good resource (most recently compiled November 2008).
Scents for men/gender neutral scents:Refer to this thread in the FAQ.
Everything you've always wanted to know about layering
GC Scents that are reminiscent of your favorite Limited Editions
GC Scent Staples for Newbies
Similarities Between General Catalog Scents
Translating TALs to BPAL scents (for when you love the smell of a TAL oil but want to wear perfume without ritual)
Scents to Wear for a Job Interview
Bridal BPAL - scents for your wedding
Fond of particular notes? Look here to find recommendations for:
Almond (includes Amaretto)
Anise, Licorice and related scents
Bakery - baked goods scents
Citrus, featuring Orange (see Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Grapefruit threads as well)
Clove and Clove Cigarettes
Dirt, Earth, Soil
Evergreen notes, including Pine
Grass and Hay
Incense and Resins
Milk and cream
Musk - general discussion, see these separate threads for Red and White/light musks:
White Musk and lighter musks
Peach, Apricot and Nectarine
Smoke and Fire
**If a note doesn't appear on this list, it doesn't necessarily mean that there isn't a thread about it in Recommendations. Please do a search before starting a new thread and if you happen to see that a popular, widely discussed note hasn't been added here, feel free to PM the current Recs mod, ivyandpeony, to let her know. And of course you can PM her for search help, with suggestions and what have you.
BPAL by the season:
Summer: Scents to beat the heat, and Late Summer into Fall
Fall: Autumnal Scents
Winter: Here, including the perfect winter forest, Scents for a cold, crisp night & Holiday scents
Looking for a category, a mood, help with a problem? Look here to find recommendations:
[ Bonfires, campfires, burning leaves
Calming, Relaxing, Comforting
Dark, Scary, Ghostly, Foreboding...
Gourmand & Foody
Green scents, including green florals and green grass
Light, Gentle, Subtle, low throw
Old books, paper & libraries
Stimulating - for waking up and staying awake
Good for Bedtime, or Problems with Sleep
Sweet BPAL scents, including candylike scents]
BPAL to fit the weather!
(Edited to remove broken links, etc. by ivyandpeony 8/10/06)
(New links added 1/24/08 by ivyandpeony)
Edited by ivyandpeony, 03 March 2013 - 08:00 PM.
correcting broken links