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Spellbound - Ars Amatoria - Perfectly enchanting! An irresistibly sexual, utterly rapturous blend of three roses, radiant amber, and sensual red musk.   Queen Mab - Excolo - Warrior, Trickster and Goddess of Magic and Poets, she is one of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Queen of the Faeries. A very complex scent, both shadowy and fierce: black orchid, sandalwood, night-blooming jasmine, osmanthus, Somalian rose, and Chinese musk.   Perversion - Ars Amatoria - The perfect scent to wear to your next bondage ball, dungeon adventure or sojourn to your favorite pleasure dome. Smoky rum and black tobacco with a whisper of steamy leather with a splash of crystalline chardonnay, layered over a sensual, sweet, and deceptively magnetic base of ton   Swank - Bewitching Brews - Simply cool, the essence of Lounge: the scent of a crisp pomegranate martini.   #20 Love Oil - Bewitching Brews - A potent, enticing love formula, favored among Louisiana courtesans.   Scherezade - Bewitching Brews - A master storyteller who possessed unfailing courage and compassion, a sharp, quick wit, and a true understanding of human nature. Saffron and Middle Eastern spices swirled through sensual red musk.   Persephone - Excolo - Beautiful, radiant daughter of Demeter... her loveliness was so exquisite that even Hell itself could not resist her. Pomegranate and rose.   Voodoo - Bewitching Brews - A midnight scent, evoking images of flickering golden firelight reflecting off the sheen of glistening skin and the jerking shadows of bodies suffused with spiritual ecstasy. A deep, powerful, resonant blend of myrrh, patchouli, vetiver, lime, vanilla, pine, almond and clove.   List not done, review Conjurer's Bag.

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Notes to Self:

Try Inez again: first impression was great, second bad, third curiously delicious...try it again!   I'm missing Titania, find her or order another imp.   Scents that work for me:   Lily of the Valley, Rose, Coniferous tree scents, Coconut, Plumeria, smoke (maybe) ...   Iffy wish list: Titania (if can't find)   5ml's: Come To Me All Night Long Titania Snake Oil     Coconut Black Pearl Perversion The Star Spooky Snow White King of Spades Eden (already have) Red Lantern     Pine Dracul Jabberwocky Voodoo Dublin   Smoke Hellfire Hunter Moon Hexennacht Samhain Wildfire   Rose Spellbound Rose Red Old London Maiden Persephone Queen Mab Harlot #20 Love Oil Ingenue Ophelia Silentium Amoris Lucy's Kiss Zombi The Empress Pride Old Venice Eve Psyche Old Rome Rapture Seralgio   Sandalwood and Cedar Cathedral Queen Mab Noir Sin Velvet Dragon's Claw Anne Bonny Kathmandu Jezebel Rakshasa Tushmanatay Gaueko Midnight Mass   Sexy (suggestions from bpal): Scherezade Sin Swank Dana O' Shee Lust Debauchery Red Devil Ravenous Queen Mab Perversion Blood Rose Spellbound De Sade Bordello Hellcat Harlot Hollywood Babylon Tempest Zombi Rapture Queen of Hearts Veil Desire Love Me Voodoo Tombstone Old Athens Queen of Sheba Hemlock Hunger Depraved Dragon's Milk Gluttony Alice Velvet Black Lotus Aizen-Myoo Psyche Persephone Incantation Bewitched Aureus Old Shanghai Masquerade Desire Sudha Segara O Old Morocco Wanda     What my favorite imps include: Titania: A nocturnal bounty of fae dew-kissed petals and pale fruits: white grape, white peach, iced pear, musk rose, sweet pea, moonflower and snapdragon. Come To Me: ? Maybe Lilly of the Valley and some rose...? Herbal too. All Night Long: Cinnamon, Cedar, Cloves Thalia: Plumeria, pear and white champagne. Snake Oil: A blend of exotic Indonesian oils sugared with vanilla. Snake Charmer: same as Snake Oil but I am detecting peach as well: Sensual, sibilant, sexual and hypnotic: Arabian musk and exotic spices slinking through Egyptian amber, enticing vanilla, and a serpentine blend of black plum, labdanum, ambrette, benzoin and black coconut. OTHER NOTABLE SCENTS: Lilly of the Vally, Cedar, Sandalwood  

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Fell off the map and now I'm Back!

I apologize for my extended leave of absence from the site and you wonderful people, you know how life goes... ! Now it's nearing the end of October and I'm calming down a bit to hibernate over the thick Montana winter. I am still loving the bpal scents and am ready to start researching them again and blogging about them. I especially get in the ritualistic mood around Halloween, so that also brought me back around. To me the use of scent is a magical ritual and I can't wait to dive back into discovery. If anyone would like to send me a message please do, I will be checking more frequently.   - Sophie

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Yes's

So Far: Come To Me #1 Favorite, AMAZING!!! The Illustrated Woman Snake Oil All Night Long - I LOVE THIS!!! Inez Morocco Namaste (incense only) Titania Midnight Belle Epoque Dragon's Tears 51 Manhattan Viola Black Phoenix Snake Charmer

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No's

This list is in progress:   Sophia Phobos HI'iaka Miskatonic University Venice Moscow Follow Me Boy Vixen Imp Eden Wings of Azrael Twilight Haunted Xiuhtecuhtli Brisingamen Nero Eros O Tiger Lily Jezirat al Tennyn Black Dahlia (I'm throwing it in the bathtub though...yummy bath!!!)

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Scent Evaluations

This blog serves the purpose to keep my memory in check about what I've discovered about scents. I doubt it will hold much interest for outside readers, since anyone can just check the website to get thoughts on scents. If you happen to be interested in my opinion however, read on. Favorite to Least Favorite:     51 Luminescent, glowing, and otherworldly: green mandarin, neroli, honeydew, white amber, guava, freesia, white and green musks hovering over desert scrub, smashed wood, and the dry, biting scent of night air over the Groom Lake salt flats. Marvelous. Love this one too!   Absinthe   All Night Long As if the name didn't spell it out for you. This blend relieves all sexual inhibitions by simultaneously relaxing and arousing. Starts out as redhots, after about 20 minutes is changes to a wonderful warm cedar. I love love love this! I can't stop smelling it. This may have to be ordered as a 5ml.   Belle Epoque Sweet opium, Lily of the Valley, vanilla, mandarin and red sandalwood. A spicy floral vanilla. Delicious incense. I love this one. I'm getting the sandalwood as it starts to absorb and warm on my skin. Also the Lily of the Valley, which does amazing things on me. I will continue my review.   Black Dahlia Voluptuous magnolias strewn over orchid, star jasmine, black amber and smoky rose. Too dark for me. Bitter florals, sorta sour, too heavy. I think it's the amber that does it to me, I really can't do it.   A very floral soap scent...I'm throwing it in the bath! Black Opal A play of geological darkness and jagged brilliance. Soft and luminescent with flashes of black fire.   Barely there...vanilla, dirt, something a little unsettling, almost a plastic smell.   Black Phoenix Our signature oil. A dark, languid scent. Promotes hedonistic tendencies and extreme self-love. You won't stop kissing mirrors for a month.   Delicious vanilla spice. Warm and a little sharp. A great incense, but delicious on as well. Woody smell too, cedar. I love this scent, which is strange because the first time I tried it fresh from a new bottle I didn't particularly like it. Now to me it is like "Snake Oil" meets "All Night Long".   Brisingamen The amber necklace of Freyja, Norse Goddess of Love, Sex, Attraction and Fruitfulness. Her magnificent necklace was bough from four Dwarves [Alfrik, Berling, Dvalin and Grer] at the price of four nights of her passion. When Brisingamen graces your throat, no man can resist your charms. A glittering mantle of rich golden notes: five ambers, soft myrtle and apple blossom, myrtle, and carnation.   Smoky cinnamon at first... I'll have to test this again, the amber may have screwed me again!   Come To Me A phenomenally powerful attractant. Sexual and commanding in the extreme. Fantastic - Really Works. I get so much attention wearing this stuff. I don't even think it smells that amazing myself, but the boys LOVE it.   Dragons Tears Bittersweet yet powerful: salty aquatic notes and bursting with dragon's blood.   Starts out intensely floral with an overwhelming saltiness. Morphs into a nice spring floral, reminds me of lilacs. I don't think I'll be buying a bottle, but I will keep testing out the imp.   Eden   Disappears on me very fast. Sorta fruity and floral but for some reason I am unable to really distinguish the hints in this one. Ends up smelling like dried fruit on me. Nice enough but not a must-have.   Eros   Follow Me Boy A houdoun recipe dating back almost 150 years. This blend is favored by prostitutes, exotic dancers and others in the sex industry for its power to attract, seduce, and enthrall. Ensures financial gain and increased profits. Delicious.   Hanerot Halalu Yule '08   Hanging Gardens This perfume is an interpretation of the Hanging Gardens by night, based on further accounts of its fruit and flora: date palm, ebony, fir, pomegranate, plum, two pears, quince, fig, and grapevine with plumeria, three gardenias and dry rose. Need to test out more, seemed rather generic on me. Haunted A mournful, poignant scent, thick with foreboding. Soft golden amber darkened with a touch of murky black musk.   Getting some lime...maybe with barely some milky vanilla cream: keylime pie...Very subtle. Weird! More citrus than sweet cream. Getting the musk. sorta yummy, will try again soon.     Hi'Iaka mai'a, hibiscus, white ginger, akala, na'u, Hawaiian moon flower, yellow ilima, pink lokelani, jewel orchid, and fringed orchid. In Bottle: Banana Candy and Orchid   First Dab: Still smells like banana candy, warming into flowering leis. Very tart and sweet and tropical. I'm not sure what some of those ingredients smell like, such as the moon flower that it contains, but very floral. It also has the pungent resin base of most perfumes, a little astringent. ...Definitely a Spring and Early Summer scent... or just a Hawaiian scent, would go well will all warm and tropical climates, especially in the Morning. Getting sorta a Channel #5 after scent. 1.5 Hour Later: The Lokelani, a type of rose, is definitely coming out now and is giving the scent a very soapy smell on my skin. Rose comes out very strong on me and very soapy. I would wear it on a tropical island, that's about it.   Illustrated Woman Skin musk, smoky vanilla, pine pitch, patchouli, Indian resins, golden honey, and tobacco.   I love love love this, I need more time to test this in order to write a good review...   Inez Golden amber, vanilla musk, myrrh, cedar, carnation, and red sandalwood.   At first this was My All Time Absolute Favorite!!! But now that I've tried it again several months later it ain't so great...did it turn in the bottle? sad! Was: Vanilla, Woody, subtle patchouli ... Now: chocolate, a nice enough smell but not on my skin, I'm not a candy bar. I'm gonna wait and give it another go around soon, maybe it's just my mood, or the day...   Imp Devilishly playful: white peach, amber, golden musk and patchouli.   This really does put me in mind of an imp. I essentially like the scent, but it is not something I would wear around. Not sure what it reminds me of, not something I particularly want to keep smelling all day. No Amber for me. Jezirat al Tennyn The Dragon’s Isle: smoke and fire, earth and wind. The rage of the elements blasting over a primordial paradise. Wow! Very Smoky and Fire. Earthy...dirt. Meets its description nicely. Sharp and awakening. For some reason it reminds me wet aspens in the forest. Its overly masculine for me, but a guy would appreciate it...then again I might try it again for a whole day just to see how it does over a long period of time.   King Cobra   Lune Noire '08 LE   To be fair I tested it a long time ago and put it in the NO pile, but I think that's only because I didn't actually want to smell like it, but it has a yummy scent. Lune Noire on me is slightly soapy and powdery and floral like cherry blossom, with almost apple cider quality.   I am still deciding whether its "wear" quality or just a pretty scent. I have just enough to do a few more tests. After 2nd test and 2hrs: too sharply soapy/powdery for me! damn!   Midnight   Miskatonic University The scent of Irish coffee, dusty tomes and polished oakwood halls.   After awhile turns into a irish coffee-wood scent. Quite Delicious! It's a great pick-me-up in the morning, and that's when I'll be wearing it to go with my coffee, forget about having a pastry! By the end I'm not smelling so much of the wood, it's as if I spilled vanilla coffee on myself... in a good way!   Mme. Moriarity Red musk, vanilla bean, pomegranate, patchouli leaf and wild plum.   At first I enjoyed a tobacco scent, but it soon faded. Not a huge fan, too incensey for me. It's growing on me, very summery. I will save it for summer.   Morgause   Has too much resin in it for me. The other parts are too heavy for me as well.   Morocco   Moscow A rich, bold blend of imperial rose, carnation, lush jasmine, lily of the valley, dark musk, amber, bergamot and gilded tangerine.   A bit to rich and intense for me - heavy, run of the mill on me.   Moscow interesting lime undertones at first. Resin also, ends up smelling like old lady perfume on me. heavy, makes my nose twitch.   MotM   Namaste   Classic Incense...pretty generic scent - will use for that.   Nero   O The scent of sexual obsession, slavery to sensual pleasure, and the undercurrent of innocence defiled utterly. Amber and honey with a touch of vanilla. Seems to be everyones favorite... but I have to keep testing it to see if I like it. Starts out like cherry candy on me. Fades into that vanilla and honey and still has a cherry candy smell on me. Later - turns into honeysuckle almost. Yep lots of honey in the end. Still deciding.   Ode On Melancholy   Phobos Chilling white musk, lemon verbena, white grapefruit and lemongrass. Lemon Pledge. I wore it for 25 minutes and it I just reeked like house cleaner. It was bitter and astringent in the bottle and on my skin. I had to wash it off and cover my wrists in snake oil! Maybe I should apply less and find another scent to blend it with.   Queen   Slobbering Pine Dewy, wet, whiplike and sticky.   Starts as a masculine pine cologne on me, too masculine for me... but then morphed into a sickly sweet floral mixed with pine - not a great mix in my mind. I gave it to a guy friend to try out, maybe he'll have better luck though I doubt he'll switch it for his burberry.   Snake Charmer   Snake Oil By far, our most popular scent! Magnetic, mysterious, and exceedingly sexual in nature. A blend of exotic Indonesian oils sugared with vanilla. First Impression:   Instant Vanilla and spicy liquor scent with dry spices. Sweet and almost has a sauna dry wood scent. I love this scent, it's very comforting and warms the blood. I feel very sexy, confident and relaxed with this scent constantly keeping me company all day.   Sophia: My Namesake The Gnostic goddess of Wisdom. A solemn, deeply profound draught of lavender, soft musks, star jasmine, black rose, delphinium, and gentle spice.   In Bottle: I was surprised that the scent wave of ingredients gave off an impression of licorice, wintergreen, musk’s and spice inside the bottle. First Dab: Sweet and tart to start like candy hearts. Then deepens into a heavy rose/white musk - luxuriant. There is some lavender blended with the rose. Not getting too much of the spice. Child Sweet and Evolving into a Mature Feminine 1.5 hour later: Powder Rose and Musk: Baby Powder   Same Later ON... Just like Baby Powder on my skin. Not for me unfortunately!   Tintagel   Titania A nocturnal bounty of fae dew-kissed petals and pale fruits: white grape, white peach, iced pear, musk rose, sweet pea, moonflower and snapdragon.   Fruity, bubbly, delicious! Bright and sociable, flirty.   Thalia Plumeria, pear and white champagne.   Yummy Melons! Then pear and plumeria...wow, this is so delicious. I wish it would keep more of its initial brightness instead of fading so soft, but it's still wonderful!!!   Tiger Lilly   Twilight An enigmatic, otherworldly scent, brimming with power and mystery. Lavender and jasmine, with a touch of glowing honeysuckle.   Starts out like sunscreen on my. Very sharp to start. Softens into: Yuck...too soapy floral for me.   Venice lemon, red currant, wisteria, red rose petals, heady jasmine, Florentine orris root, waterlily, red sandalwood, violet plum, and violet leaf.   All I'm getting is Rose, Violet and Jasmine. On me it smells like an elderly ladies perfume, very strong and sour floral. Ick! It starts to warm up on me, the sour floral fades into soft generic elderly florals, like a potpourri sachet that goes in the linens drawer. Second Try: LEMONS!!!!!! Then Rose. Tea. More of an English scent than Venice... Limey Not so icky to me this time. Probably not my thing.   Viola Gentle tea rose, lilac, Calla Lily, and Somalian Rose layered over golden Peruvian amber, Spanish moss, red sandalwood, rosewood, and myrrh, with the lightest touch of Mandarin.   Amazing, smells just like spring/early summer when I pass my neighbors blooming garden. It is sweetly fruity too. LOVE IT!   Vixen Lascivious, flirtatious, and vampy as hell. A true heartbreaker’s perfume. The innocence of orange blossom tainted by the beguiling scents of ginger and patchouli. Wrecked havoc with my chemistry... either that or I just really don't like whatever is in there! After all the hype I am so sad, not my thing at all. I hope I can give her another home with someone who will truly enjoy her! After second try...That ginger and patchouli are a dangerous mix I think as far as my nose goes. Then it goes a bit vanilla-y on me...is it the orange mixing in? I don't know...it keeps confusing me. Wanda Along with Loviatar, she has become something of a 21st century Patron Goddess of all Dominatrixes. While Loviatar is the Goddess of Pain, Wanda govens Control. She is the breathtakingly beautiful sable-wrapped marble queen of Sacher-Masoch’s fantasies. Her scent is a deep red merlot with a faint hint of leather, sexual musk and body heat over crushed roses, violets and myrtle.   Tangy sweet and fruity at first. Softens quickly.   Wings of Azrael   Xiuhtecuhtli  

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What I Got & What I Want

My very first imps:   Belle Epoque Midnight Queen Sophia (my name) Hi'Iaka Black Phoenix Wanda Venice Snake Oil All Night Long Come to Me Follow Me Boy   Bonus Samples: Phobos Brisingamen Miskatonic University Dragon's Tears   From Friends: The Illustrated Woman Morgause Tintagel Lune Noire '08 LE 51 Viola Inez Slobbering Pine Black Opal Twilight Ode To Melancholy Mme. Moriarity Imp MotM Morocco Titania The Hanging Gardens Absinthe Vixen Snake Charmer King Cobra Hanerot Halalu Yule '08 Wings of Azrael Namaste O Thalia Kubla Khan Xiuhtecuhtli Undertow Himerus Eden Manhattan Nero Tiger Lilly Dorian     I have been trying them all out, so far my favorite's are: The Illustrated Woman, All Night Long, Viola, Snake Oil and Come To Me, but I will a put up detailed descriptions when I get chance to really test them.       Wish List:   Endymion Red Devil La Belle au Bois Darmant Oberon Hunger Midnight Kiss Ars Amatoria   ANY BEWITCHING BREWS: THE CONJURE BAG all my favorites come from here.

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