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evil enabler
42 years old
November 20, 1971
Female Female
Knitting, spinning, all sorts of crafting, mushroom hunting.

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Twitter  hmiewald
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Website URL  http://www.etsy.com/shop/DarkYarns


BPAL of the Day:
Antikythera Mechanism
Favorite Scents:
No. 93 Engine, Falling Leaf Moon, Snow White, Heroine, Skytyping with Chemtrails, Bengal, Mircalla, Crib Girls, Hope, Pickled Imp, The Candy Butcher, Hope, Sunbird, VM Hestia, CO Vajra.

Favorite Notes: Cardamom (!), Chocolate (!), Peach, Honey, Beeswax, Sandalwood, Skin Musk, Aloeswood/Oud, Lemon, Sugar, Incense, Champaca, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Carnation, Vanilla, Fir, some Rose, Lavender, Ginger, Amber, I love most everything resinous, incense-y, or spicy.

Notes of Pain, Angst, etc.: Red Currant, Melons of all stripes, most berries, "butter", most "green"/herbal scents (I am really intrigued by these, but mainly they turn to soap on me), heady florals, pepper.


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Vancouver, WA
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  1. Lotus Moon 2010

    13 June 2010 - 04:53 AM

    "Courage!" he said, and pointed toward the land,
    "This mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon."
    In the afternoon they came unto a land
    In which it seemed always afternoon.
    All round the coast the languid air did swoon,
    Breathing like one that hath a weary dream.
    Full-faced above the valley stood the moon;
    And like a downward smoke, the slender stream
    Along the cliff to fall and pause and fall did seem.

    A land of streams! some, like a downward smoke,
    Slow-dropping veils of thinnest lawn, did go;
    And some thro' wavering lights and shadows broke,
    Rolling a slumbrous sheet of foam below.
    They saw the gleaming river seaward flow
    From the inner land: far off, three mountain-tops,
    Three silent pinnacles of aged snow,
    Stood sunset-flush'd: and, dew'd with showery drops,
    Up-clomb the shadowy pine above the woven copse.

    The charmed sunset linger'd low adown
    In the red West: thro' mountain clefts the dale
    Was seen far inland, and the yellow down
    Border'd with palm, and many a winding vale
    And meadow, set with slender galingale;
    A land where all things always seem'd the same!
    And round about the keel with faces pale,
    Dark faces pale against that rosy flame,
    The mild-eyed melancholy Lotos-eaters came.

    Branches they bore of that enchanted stem,
    Laden with flower and fruit, whereof they gave
    To each, but whoso did receive of them,
    And taste, to him the gushing of the wave
    Far far away did seem to mourn and rave
    On alien shores; and if his fellow spake,
    His voice was thin, as voices from the grave;
    And deep-asleep he seem'd, yet all awake,
    And music in his ears his beating heart did make.

    They sat them down upon the yellow sand,
    Between the sun and moon upon the shore;
    And sweet it was to dream of Fatherland,
    Of child, and wife, and slave; but evermore
    Most weary seem'd the sea, weary the oar,
    Weary the wandering fields of barren foam.
    Then some one said, "We will return no more";
    And all at once they sang, "Our island home
    Is far beyond the wave; we will no longer roam."

    Soporose and lenitive: opium-laced golden lotus with rich amber, red sandalwood, pomegranate, frankincense, and rose otto.

    Okay, I'll go first.

    This reminds me of a sweet version of Smoky Moon / Tristesses de la Lune. It has the same muzzy/soft sandalwood base that I love, but it is made more complex by the amber and opium. Floating over that is a sweetness that might be a combination of lotus, pomegranate, and rose. It's very well-blended and I have a hard time picking out the individual notes. It is beautifully complex.

    I was a bit afraid to try this based on previous reviews comparing lotus to bubblegum and my own experience with other perfumers' versions of pomegranate, but this is wonderful. No trace of bubblegum or screamingly tart pomegranate. I'm very glad I took a chance and ordered a bottle. This is a definite win.

    I would say this is a close to the skin scent that does not stick around for too long - I would probably slather this a bit more than I usually would.
  2. Something like Bulgari Blv?

    30 May 2009 - 05:33 PM

    Hi, this is my first post and I'm new to BPAL. My favorite perfume of all time is Bulgari Blu or Blv. I'm not good at picking apart frangrances, but it's described as "This icy-hot fragrance for the frankly feminine female combines surprisingly chilly notes with warm chords reflecting her passion. Icy vibrations of ginger are unconventionally mixed with the freshness of wisteria, intensity of musk and depth of sandalwood on a feminine base of flax flower and warm vanilla."

    Any recommendations for a BPAL that has the same icy-hot mood and some of the components

    ETA: sorry I noticed there is a thread where this should have gone, but I don't now how to move my post.


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