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Seven Word Story: Greed

02 September 2018 - 02:32 AM

The subject of our latest #BPAL7wordstory contest was Greed. The winning entry was submitted by Melanie C:
Killed the last rhino for its horn.
Ambergris accord, orris root, and carrot seed.

Wow, no one has reviewed this yet??
I ADORE carrot seed and I love ambergris, so I had to give this a go, despite orris almost always smelling terrible on me.
Wet: Gorgeous glittering carrot seed (Don't ask me why it smells glittery, I don't know). With musky, slightly watery ambergris and powdery orris. The orris isn't too terrible here yet, somehow the powderiness kind of works? But really I would much prefer it without it. I want a carrot seed single note.
Dry: This settles and comes together beautifully and is really pretty stunning. The carrot seed is dominant but backed nicely by the ambergris, which becomes really smooth and mellow. The orris just adds some vague slightly powdery, slightly creamy sweetness. I only got a decant in a bottle of this, and will likely want more, so I am glad these seem to be GC for the meantime! LOVE that carrot seed!

Hot Buttered Rum Hair Gloss

11 February 2018 - 08:57 PM

Hot buttered rum with a touch of molasses, lightly spiced and swirled with a touch of cream.

I love rum notes, and this one is delicious, the same one in Captain Lilith, to my nose. However, the cream I think is somewhat ruining this for me. Cream is not always my best note, and this is turning slightly sour, and also slight "scorched" to my nose, while also somehow being kind of plastic. Butter is often not good for me either, so that could be the problem too. I guess this one is not for me, despite how amazing the rum note is.

Honey Maple Hot Toddy Hair Gloss

28 January 2018 - 09:05 PM

With apple bourbon.


This is very apple-y and boozey! Not getting as much of the honey or maple as I had hoped. It is almost caramelly though, and quite yummy. I would describe it as a caramel-sweet apple hot toddy. It's lovely, but no sign of the maple I was so hoping for.

Dana O'Shee Bath Oil

21 January 2018 - 03:57 AM

In Irish folklore the Dana OShee are a fae, elven people that live in a realm of beauty, their nobility akin to our that own Age of Chivalry, eternally beautiful and eternally young. They surround themselves with the pleasures of the Arts, they live for the hunt, and to this day can be seen riding in procession through the Irish countryside at twilight, led by their King and Queen. However, the Dana OShee are not benevolent creatures, despite what their unearthly beauty may imply. They are vengeful and treacherous and possess a streak of mischievous malice, and many have whispered that their true home lies deep in the shadowed groves of the Realm of the Dead. Hearing even a single chord of their otherworldly music leaves one stunned and lost to the mortal realms for ever, finding themselves prey to the Dana OShees hunt or enslaved in their Court as servants or playthings.
Offerings of milk, honey and sweet grains were made to placate these creatures, and it is that the basis of the scent created in their name.

I have JUST started using bath oils for their original purpose - in the bath! It turns out I LOVE using them this way, OMG they make my skin so soft!! Dana was not very strong in the bath itself, but was lovely on my skin afterward. As such, I think I will keep this one as a moisturizer and use some of the stronger scents in the bath. This is totally true to the perfume, they smell identical to my nose. Honey with milk and hints of something nutty (to my nose it's like almond). I <3 Dana and I glad to now have the BO and HG!!

Nine Ladies Dancing Hair Gloss

11 January 2018 - 03:34 AM

Eight Maids-A-Milking
Seven Swans-A-Swimming
Six Geese-A-Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves and a
Partridge in a Pear Tree
A billow of lime cotton candy, a dribble of absinthe, a few scattered sugar plums, and one squished fig.

This sounded far too fun to pass up, and it is!! All the notes are totally identifiable. Yummy sweet-tart lime (which is the star in this), sweet fruity sugar plums, a dash of absinthe and just a hint of sticky fig. This is a candy lover's dream. If you like lime, you should try this, this is the best lime candy note I have ever smelled. I have no idea if I will ever find occasion to wear this, but it makes me grin from ear to ear and I will be holding onto my little 5ml for times when I feel silly and whimsical.