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#1 imaginepageant

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 03:04 PM

You know when you blow out a candle and the smoke is curling up into the air, that smell? It's one of my favorite smells. I swear I liked blowing out my birthday cake candles almost as much as eating the actual birthday cake. I'd die if this were made into an oil, or if it already is—nothing I've seen sounds like it, but if I've missed it, someone please point it out to me!

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 03:17 PM

I adore that smell!!!!

I get that smell in Temple: Daoist, which is TAL so it's a bit hard to get. Apparently Gypsy Queen has candle smoke as a note, but I haven't smelt it yet so I'm not sure.

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 03:34 PM

I get that from Darkness :P

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 01:02 PM

Curling, wisping candle smoke is such a wonderfully mysterious smell. I was really intrigued by the mention of it in Gypsy Queen, but alas, I'm broke and there will be no Carnaval Noir (as long as I don't cave in the next week....)

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 01:38 PM

Perversion smells a bit like that to me - like burnt out vanilla candles.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 04:55 PM

Gypsy Queen, definitely. It's that smell, plus some floral incense, for me. Some people get the blown-out candle smell from Cathedral as well...I get that a bit, but it's more resiny than anything.

But I would definitely say that Gypsy Queen is the way to go if you can order it before Sept. 1!

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 08:53 PM

I second Joseybird. That's exactly what Darkness smells like on me.

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 01:51 AM

Eidolon, sadly now discontinued, had that blown-out candle note to me. Perhaps you could track down an imp or a bottle through swaps, though. I would offer mine, but it was long since used up, as I also enjoy the candle smell. :P

I second (or third?) Gypsy Queen, as a blend that is currently available. And this is probably just me, but I think The Caterpillar also has that smell (among many other notes), although not quite as strong as in Gypsy Queen.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 07:41 PM

Darkness, totally.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 10:27 PM

I get that in Dragon's Milk...

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 07:18 AM

Both Hellfire and Brimstone (more the former) have a sort of fireplace-candle-burnt-smoke sort of quality to them. THere's also one that someone makes (albeit I forget who) that isn't BPAL called 'Fireside', but Fireside smells a lot like Hellfire anyway, so... yeah. Haven't tried Darkness though.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 10:14 AM

Darkness!! I even wrote that in my review 2 years ago :-)


quote of my own review:
Candles, blown out by a sudden chilly wind on a dark, dark night, that exactly how this smells to me. Candle smoke.

It's too heavy for me, to wear but it makes a great roomscent if you want that spooky feeling.

Edited by quinkel, 27 November 2006 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2006 - 11:34 PM

i get it from gypsy queen, like many others. also freak show was very candley/smoky.

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 12:07 AM

Try Licwiglunga -- on me it was like a sour/tart pomegranate candle that was just blown out.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:11 AM

The Hand of Glory is exactly that smell plus leather, it's meant to be a human hand (the leather I guess) dipped in candle wax and lit. Smells like a candle, pure and simple.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:05 PM

Gaueko. Also, seconded for Hand of Glory.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:30 PM

pumpkin smash too.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:52 PM

Doubt you're still looking, but I would say Priala from Carnaval Diabolique fits this very well.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:32 PM

reviving this thread because it's a good one! and also, to add Hanerot Halalu to the list. yum. i'd say HH and Hand of Glory are BPAL's best blown-out-candle scents yet.


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