I wish for the health and happiness of my family. I wish to be a more mindful, attentive person. I wish to be better at prioritizing so I accomplish more and stress my husband less. I wish to be more generous, to be less attached to unimportant things, to not waste energy on what doesn't deserve it. I wish to make the most of my life. Even as I am wishing these things for myself, I know I'm incredibly blessed with many joys, and I wish these joys and more on everyone.
I wish to get my packing for the trip done soon. I wish to write more and better poetry that sings of the world. I wish to do well on the LSAT. I wish for consolation for the grieving. I wish upon a falling star. I wish on the first star I see at night. I wish on the stray eyelashes I find on my love's cheek. I wish on wishies.
I wish so much that "wish" now looks and sounds like a gibberish word. I wish for the fulfillment of wishes, through generosity and hard work.
And I wish everyone happy holidays!
Raspberry, lime, blueberry, tangerine, lemon, juniper, and white grape....it sounds so fruity and delicious! I was trying to figure out why I love Bess so much and think it's the grape variant--also love Titania with its sparkly fruits and grape too.But I just spent $75 on BPAL this past month, so I don't think I can buy more perfume already. What do I do? I really am becoming addicted =P Hm, maybe I can ask my sister for an early b-day present? And now I want an actual multi-colored metallic pinwheel as well
I have been rather BPAL and forum obsessed lately. My second review, and my second blog post today XDIn the bottle: Rain and flowers and a touch of citrusy soap.Wet: A feminine, sweet floral with aquatic notes, and I agree with fairnymph--it's not citrus rind but the milder white pith. Can't place the specific flowers in it.Initial drydown: Not sure what the flowers are in here, but the floral reminds me a bit of Lancome Tresor, except less headache-inducing and muted by watery aquatics. The citrus has gone into hiding, but some greenery has emerged. A little musk? Maybe bitter herbs? Moderate to strong throw, much stronger than Strawberry Moon, which I tried for the first time yesterday.45 minutes later: Same strong floral, mixed with rain and something musky green. Not sure it really smells like Tresor, since I haven't smelled it in years, but it has a similarly feminine, sensuous ambience. Has a warm feeling despite the aquatics--this would be the June Gloom-ness. Something I'd wear as an evening perfume rather than an everyday scent. Except, darn it, it's giving me a headache--I'm just not good with strong florals.3 hours later: Wet flowers, a slightly bitter green undertone, no detectable citrus.Verdict: A nice BPAL take on a traditional feminine floral, but I've come to realize while I like this kind of perfume on paper, in reality it gives me a headache. I'll give it another shot in a couple weeks to make sure today's headache wasn't a fluke, but looks like it's just not for me.Next up, putting together a wishlist!
I got my Strawberry Moon yesterday, yay! This is my first review, a teeny bit revised.
In the bottle: smells like juicy strawberry gum, except without the artificiality, and I can smell a green, slightly creamy tang...must be the grass and dandelion.
Wet: Juicy strawberries and green stems with a creamy undercurrent, probably the vanilla-infused sugar.
Initial drydown: A trace of strawberry sweetness remains, but the creamy, milky notes are dominant, with some floral and a little astringent green coming through. The dandelion sap, I think, gives the scent a faint acrid tinge. I had hoped for more strawberry but it's still appealing. It's like sitting in a field of grass and flowers on a warm, early summer day, holding a bowl of strawberries completely drowned in cream and sugar in your lap--can't see any red in the bowl at all. Not very much throw, but I dab rather than slather.
45 minutes later: Oh lovely, the strawberry is coming out again; it's not so drowned in the creamy grassy floral sweetness anymore.
4 hours later: Lingering strawberry and vanilla sugar with a touch of green very close to the skin.
Verdict: If you are looking for something that screams strawberry, you may be disappointed. The initial drydown is interesting, but I don't care for the slightly acrid note or the disappearance of the berry. Ah, but once the strawberry comes back, it's just delicious--strawberry evenly balanced with floral, sugary sweetness and green underneath. I need to go eat strawberries in cream and sugar now.
Now that I have finally located that darn entries tab all the way to the right, I can post in my blog, hurrah!
I thought I should make a comprehensive list of what BPAL I own or have owned. So here it is.
A bottle of Bess
A bottle of Strawberry Moon
A bottle of June Gloom
Imps of Swank, L'Ecole Des Filles, Kumiho, Jabberwocky, The Lotus Tree, The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
Rose Red 2007 (hiding somewhere in my apartment)
Chaos Theory IV: Edge of Chaos, DLLXXXV
Snake Oil (given away)
High John the Conqueror
Port Au Prince
The Hanging Gardens
Bess (also in hiding)
Two, Five, Seven
Dorian (given away)
Manila (given away)
Manhattan (also in hiding)
Serpents With Glittering Eyes And Forky Tongues
Persephone (given away)
My frimps (yay for BPAL's generosity):
The Sea Foams Blood
A Countenance Foreboding Evil
Raksha (given away)
Possibly others, hiding away