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27 October 2016 - 05:03 PM

Antiwar [and] anti-everything-that's-smelly: sweet red patchouli and orris root with bourbon vanilla, caramelized labdanum, peru balsam, and almond milk.

This is tested straight out of the mailbox!  The wet stage is all almond extract on me (which is usually how it is for me with anything that contains almond.)  However, that fades quickly and I get mostly sweet resins.  The patch is there, but it's not super strong.  It's kind of a swirling, sweet, resiny scent - it's pretty reminiscent (to my nose) of Misfortune Teller v3, but with a patchouli base note.  It's really nice - a winner!  




06 March 2016 - 05:08 PM

The Amalthea Gossamer Ring: flecks of pink ice haloed by rose-tinted amber.

For me, this scent is definitely in the "snow" category of BPAL scents. I don't get much Amber or Rose specifically - more of a rounded, adult smelling ice scent. I think the Amber is taking the edge off of the snow note because I don't get that ozone-y scent here.


Ugh, this is a terrible first post!

Terra Vigoris

13 March 2015 - 03:13 AM

The Land of Cheerfulness: blood orange and apricot with Chinese geranium, Italian bergamot, langsat pulp, cardamom, white peach, and white sandalwood.

On me, this is bright and cheery - very citrus heavy with the predominant note being bergamot. It reminds me strongly of some of the "metal" Chinese new year scents. On dry down, I get a touch of the peach and sandalwood. I got no cardamom or geranium at all.


So pretty and so perfect for spring. This was my first lunacy in ages and I love it.

The East Indian Palace

30 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

Blackwood and sandalwood, cashmere and Moradabad brass, camiki and pippali, Kali Mirchi and sesame, all swirled in a warm mélange of incense and jaggery.

To me, this smells like soap at a fancy restaurant. I can't pick out any specific notes other than a well rounded soap smell.

Midway Plaisance Atmosphere Spray

30 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

Popcorn and nuts coated in molasses, iced cocoa, freckle bread, canelés, hot green tea, cinnamon-spiced apple cider, honeyed oat muffins, and crème pâtissière.

Holy foodie-riffic batman! This smells strongly of popcorn, chocolate and spices. It's a really pretty scent, but is so strong that it gives me a headache. Great throw on this.