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- 30 years old
- May 31, 1982
- Knitting, gaming, knitting some more, spinning (wool), SCIENCE! and math books, Ancient Greek and old French literature.
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Myrrh and opoponax, musk, ambers and copal, galbanum, lavender, rosewood, fig, champaca, coconut, opium, cypress, galangal, high john essence, olive blossom, sometimes ozone, honeysuckle, narcissus, black currant, and vanilla.
I tend to smell best in dark, resinous scents, though I also tend to like snowy scents and sun-aspected scents, though I'm scared of the real day-ball.
Fruity and foody aren't my bag and any of their notes tend to jump out of a blend and scream at me, though apricot and honey can usually hang around without causing a ruckus, and I'm finding myself obsessed with coconut all of a sudden. I try to avoid vanilla, but I'm still sort of a sucker for it. Cajeput, civet, milk, cedar and linen go bad on me. I have not yet found any scent I like that's got anything to do with blood (dragon's or otherwise), wine, dirt, or patchouli, which makes me sad because that's about a half of the catalog.
Favorites at the moment are: Seance, Hades, Anubis, Death of the Grave Digger, Masabakes, The Lion, Tzadikim Nistarim, Mercury, Sol, Sylph, Gemini, Chimera, Urania, Yog-Sothoth, Frau Holle, Lyonesse, Defututa, Coyote, Eden, Brown Jenkins, Event Horizon.
But I am always curious and willing to try something I haven't tried before. Gimme your best shot!
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04 July 2006 - 12:13 AMhttp://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/sardanapal.gif
I have to admit, the smell in the bottle was rather sickening. Sweet, sordid, and chaotic. I'm so glad I tried it on, though, because there's a spiciness and warmth here that tempers all of the honey and grape smells. It's still sweet, that honey really kicks things up a notch, but the woods and myrrh hold their own, too. It's stronger than the other Salons I've tried, though I'm not sure it's my favorite. My boyfriend, however, likes this one the most.
Actually, it reminds me quite a bit of Lilith, which I also have. So I'd say it has its time and place, but it certainly is an exciting, bold, and luscious scent.
18 October 2005 - 03:38 AMYou know, I was thinking about posting a "help me with my Yule choices" thread, but someone beat me to it! :P
Actually, I think I can narrow things down to... not all of them. Heh. But I'm debating Stardust. It sounds... very complex! I'm attracted to it because its latter mentioned ingredients jonquil, tobacco flower, white sandalwood, and poppy will probably work well on me. But I'm a little afraid of the champagne. I don't like the taste of champagne, I'm much more of a red wine kind of girl. But the last time I tried a scent with red wine in it (Wanda) oh boy, that was one of the worst smells I think I've ever experienced. I hope the imp wasn't bad. But boy! Wouldn't want that again.
So has champagne been in any previous scents? Does it smell more like white wine or more just a crisp, bubbly smell?
I think I might go for it because it sounds a little like Grandmother of Ghosts, which worked very well for me.
In other news, I think the others are going to be Herr Drosselmeyer (though it sounds masculine, hey, mechanics and magic, it just doesn't get cooler than that! and I like the smell of pipe smoke, haven't tried it ON me, though. It sounds sort of like the new Hellfire), Gingerbread Poppet even though I can't do foody scents well, it just sounds so comforting and warm, Mistletoe in case the GP just won't work and I want something festive, and Talvikuu which just sounds like a home run for me. I can't do scents that are too incensey and amber turns to rancid powder on me, so that eliminates the rest of the competition. :D
04 September 2005 - 07:53 PMJust a (hopefully) quick question. I'm a relative newbie to perfumes, and I haven't ever smelled myrrh by itself before, so I wanted to check with the pros before putting in an all-myrrh order.
I've tried a few imps now, and a lot of the notable ones (penitence, cathedral, and medea) start off differently, but then after about 3 hours all mellow out to almost the exact same warm, slightly sweet, amber-y smell. Since myrrh is the common ingredient in the three, that's what I assumed it was.
It's not the scent I originally intended on going for, but I guess my skin really likes it, and it smells nice, so why not work with your skin, right?
So, if it is myrrh, are there any particular scents you'd recommend? I like the end result of Penitence and Cathedral, but those first three hours sort of made my nose curl with the bitter, resiny scents. I'd like to avoid that in the future. Medea suprised me with how nice it smelled, even when wet. Definitely smelled like a candle or perfume shop on me. Comforting and wonderful, though I'd prefer it as a room smell as opposed to a personal one. Anubis, Wings of Azrael, and Bastet sound interesting. I'm mostly looking for a good myrrh (or whatever it is)-based scent that doesn't have the initial bite.
P.S. patchouli smells positively awful on me, so that would be the only real stricture. Velvet and Nyx also sound interesting, though I'm not a big chocolate fan and florals turn to powder very easily on me. It might be interesting to see myrrh and musk together, since my skin seems to amp both. Which would win? Two scents enter, only one scent leaves. Bwahahaha!