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#501 Lucchesa

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:01 AM

 

I have always gotten great service at Pilot Vials: http://www.pilotvial...l-on-vials.html

Thanks for the recc!  And to make double extra sure - their rollers work with BPAL bottles? I have zero desire to decant into new bottles. 

 

 

The ones that LuneNoir recommended above that definitely fit the 5ml bottles look like they're back in stock;

https://www.gotoilsu...-round-bottles/



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:30 PM

 

 

I have always gotten great service at Pilot Vials: http://www.pilotvial...l-on-vials.html

Thanks for the recc!  And to make double extra sure - their rollers work with BPAL bottles? I have zero desire to decant into new bottles. 

 

 

The ones that LuneNoir recommended above that definitely fit the 5ml bottles look like they're back in stock;

https://www.gotoilsu...-round-bottles/

 

I just bought a bunch so heres hoping that they work right lmao

Ty for the link!! It was most helpful



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:27 PM

I just got my order of rollers from the link above and installed them on my bottles. So far they're working great! I also got the installer tool to help with fitting the roller in the bottle opening, I recommend that too.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:52 AM

Hello! Newbie here, Ive been lusting after BPAL for many, many years and finally took the plunge these holidays, ordered four imps and now four more. The thing is, oil gets on my fingers every time I open an imp, being someone that cooks and bakes a lot, its best if I avoid that, so Ive been putting on rubber gloves when opening and applying imps, but is there a trick to avoid getting them on your fingers or its just one of those things you must shrug off and live with?
Also (please dont kill me for this) does anybody combine two scents by pouring them together and making one out of them? Is it even advisable? I just received The Antikythera Mechanism, which is nice, but combined with Shanghai? ooh baby! It made sense to me to just get a roll on bottle and mix them up... sacrilege?

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:37 AM

Hi, Francesca!  In my case, getting oil on my fingers is something I just shrug off.  It doesn't inevitably happen, but sometimes it does.  And some of the imp caps are so tight that I apply so much force getting them off that tiny droplets spray everywhere -- I've even gotten oil in my eyes.  But it's a small price to pay for the magic that is BPAL.  Some of the forumites who've been around longer than I have may have suggestions though.  

 

As far as blending -- they're your oils.  You can do whatever you want with them!  There's a whole thread on layering BPAL, which is basically the same thing except you're not mixing them in the bottle, just on your skin.  One member recently posted about her experiments in making her own Lab Rat blends (Lab Rat was an LE with the scent description "All the things!"), combining various imps into bottles.  http://www.bpal.org/topic/91523-inspired-by-lab-rat/ Not heresy at all.  Enjoy!



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:25 PM

Thank you for that link, Lucchesa, it was a very interesting read. I have been experimenting with layering the oils directly on my skin and in addition to the mix I mentioned, I find that pretty much everything I got improves with a touch of either The Antikythera Mechanism or Shanghai, the thing is, I tend to smell more of what I layered last and I’d like it if it weren’t so... I digress, thank you again!

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:20 AM

Is there a place to order both roller balls and wand caps? Just curious. I got my first bottle with a wand cap on it and really like it. I just can't see paying 9 bucks shipping for a bunch of fancy caps when I also want to try the roller balls too... mainly cause I'm thinking "That could buy me some bpal." XD

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:40 PM

I am a complete dunk and dabber and not the least bit ashamed of it!  :biggrin:

 

I absolutely love drowning myself in perfume and for the full size bottles I only get perfumes I like. After all, they are made to wear and use up and buy again!  I am not worried about contaminating them because I am the only one who will ever use them and I go through them fast enough. 

 

As for the leftover oil on my finger, after dabbing it on my skin, I just slide it in my hair for a longer, lingering scent!  Then I wash my index finger with soap, water, dry it and voila. I am done!  

 

So far I have not spilled any oils. Knock on wood, mirrors, glass, anything you want!  

 

For imps I use the wand, unless I find out I love it and then dunk and dab again!   :laugh:



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:36 PM

Hello! Newbie here, Ive been lusting after BPAL for many, many years and finally took the plunge these holidays, ordered four imps and now four more. The thing is, oil gets on my fingers every time I open an imp, being someone that cooks and bakes a lot, its best if I avoid that, so Ive been putting on rubber gloves when opening and applying imps, but is there a trick to avoid getting them on your fingers or its just one of those things you must shrug off and live with?
Also (please dont kill me for this) does anybody combine two scents by pouring them together and making one out of them? Is it even advisable? I just received The Antikythera Mechanism, which is nice, but combined with Shanghai? ooh baby! It made sense to me to just get a roll on bottle and mix them up... sacrilege?

 

Hi Francesca, concerning your imps leaking onto your fingers, I rarely have this problem, but my friend gets it on her fingers like %95 of the time.  The two differences I've noticed between the ways we open our imps are that she is WAY more careful about it, ironically, and that she tends to hold her fingers further down the top of the imp so that they are touching the line between the glass and the plastic.  My hypothesis is that her skin touching the seal is sort of drawing the oil up when she wiggles the top out.  So maybe throw caution to the wind, and hold the top of the imp higher up?  I also wiggle my tops out vs. pulling them.  

 

Maybe we'll have to run scientific experiments since this is now officially a forum  question. :P

 

As for mixing Shanghai and AM - You do you, boo boo.  



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:25 PM

Is there a place to order both roller balls and wand caps? Just curious. I got my first bottle with a wand cap on it and really like it. I just can't see paying 9 bucks shipping for a bunch of fancy caps when I also want to try the roller balls too... mainly cause I'm thinking "That could buy me some bpal." XD

 

you might try ED Luce. They definitely have wand caps.




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