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- a little too imp-ulsive
- 32 years old
- July 16, 1980
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For BPAL blends, please see my top ten in my signature.
Florals: Heliotrope, Lily, Magnolia, Narcissus, Neroli / Orange Blossom, Poppy, Sunflower
Fruits/Veggies: Coconut, Cucumber, Fig, Pomegranate
Gourmand, Non-Spice, Non-Resinous: Cream/Milk, Sugar
Greens: Aloe, Conifer Notes (Pine, Spruce, etc.,) Ivy
Musks: Ambergris, Vanilla Musks, White Musk
Resins: Copal, Myrrh, Peru Balsam, Sasparilla, Vanilla
Spices: Cassia, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger
Bitter Orange, 'Buttery' Accord, Civet, Jasmine, Sweet Pea, Wisteria
While I like both honey and lotus, both of them tend to overwhelm everything else on my skin.
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06 September 2006 - 05:42 PMChaos Theory 3: DCCCI (801?)
Overall note impressions: Red musk, amber (multiple types -- dark, honeyed, and powdery), vanilla bean, patchouli, dark musk, sasparilla, other resins and spices?
In the bottle: Almost a pure Red Musk single note. Sweet and strong; if you've smelled Smut, you know the note -- it's the same musk.
Wet (applied): An initial strong waft of vanilla bean hits my nose upon skin contact. The red musk is still very apparent, but now there is a dark, sweet vanilla liqour counteracting it.
5 - 20 minutes on skin: We have a morpher on our hands. The gauzy red musk has parted to reveal a scent remniscent of Snake Charmer. With the musk and candied vanilla beans still backing the scent up, though, this seems less of the Snake Charmer, and more of an exotic, copper-skinned snake-woman/Naga (circa Laurell K. Hamilton, perhaps?) full of slinky, sexual intent. Honeyed, slightly powdery amber is at the forefront.
20 minutes - 1 hourish: From the clouds of sweetness the distinctly feral scent of black musk has surfaced. It's slight and subtle, far from choking like most of Beth's scents that incorporate a dark musk. This is menace contained -- the still seductive naga smiling, the faintest drop of blood visible on a fang, her belly full of the Snake Charmer's blood who wished to contain her, his body safely tucked away.
1hourish+: The dark musk evidence slowly fades from view, and instead there's the red musk/vanilla bean/powdery amber/snake charmer combination. She's soft, seductive, and well-fed now. The body has long been safely disposed of, and there's nothing better to do on the lazy summer afternoon but sprawl out amidest the honeyed indian spices.
Final thoughts: I love fragrances like this that bring creativity and visualization so easily to the forefront. I"ve never been much of a Chaos Theory person, as most of the bottles I've had have always struck me as "nice, but lacking the softening process of blending and reblending that makes a fragrance really come alive, artistically speaking". This is my first real exception to that, I think. While I have, admittedly, never been one for the scent of Snake Oil, Snake Charmer, Smut, etc. on my own skin because it just doesnt' work well with my personality, my hats are off to the beautiful blending of those, and now to this Chaos Theory as well. Quite a lovely winner.
Related Fragrances: Snake Charmer, Smut, Golden Priapus, Snake Oil
Previously reviewed by neuilly.
06 August 2006 - 05:09 PMOkay, I've put it off long enough. Teggy needs help. I've been trying to find a middle eastern/indian scent that smells like a curry restaurant. I've tried Morroco and Scherezade and both are just far too sweet. I won't want sweet. Smoky is fine, and so is a little wood, but I want zero florals or fruits.
My problem is that I really have no idea what notes to look for. Please help? /grovel
If you were willing to look at something non-BPAL, there's several options. I don't know if you're married to the idea that it has to be a BPAL oil or not.
I'd say your best option based on your wants, in my opinion is Oriental Lumpur by Les Nereides. You can purchase it at a few places on the web. One place I consider that is reputable that has it is:
A couple others that sound like they MAY plese you is Padparadascha by Satellite and Dinner by Bobo. Really, the Oriental Lumpur seems spot on, though. You can get samples of it most places as well.
01 June 2006 - 06:42 PMI've found that Herve Leger and Fae smell almost identical!!
21 February 2006 - 06:52 PMI'd have to say that Morocco is my favorite carnation. It rally highlights the spicy/exotic elements of the flower well with the combined notes.
23 December 2005 - 07:27 PMI find that Lick It smells like a Peppermint scented oil + Black Opal on me.
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