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Juliet's Silk


Hah one hour into the forum and here I am already contemplating a BIG order.

I have to say that none of my bottles got really empty during that year and ALL my imps have aged beautifully.


I have to get the two scents the Lab made for Ted's+Beth's baby - they just sound too wonderful not to get them. Sweet, powdery baby scents are right my thing. I hated Snake Oil because it turned into something awful on me, but my aged Imp smells beautiful.

Then Alice, White Rabbit and Dana O'Shee tell me to finally buy them too. Persephone wants to come along as well.

Am I stupid - 6 bottles? That would double my stash :eek:


Let's see and compare notes:

The ones I have already:


Snow White

A chilly, bright perfume: flurries of virgin snow, crisp winter wind and the faintest breath of night-blooming flowers.

Dragon Moon

dragon's blood resin, tea leaf, bamboo reed, sandalwood and cherry blossom.

Antique Lace

A soft, wistful blend of dry flowers, aged linens, and the faint breath of long-faded perfumes.

Dragon's Milk

Dragon's blood resin and honeyed vanilla.

Enraged Bunny Musk

Soft cotton blossom, white musk, baby's breath, clover and pale powder notes.


This is the scent of candied chestnuts, buttered, covered in brown sugar and honey, alongside the scent of cedar smoke and soft pine.

I hate Hearth, it's sickly sweet and smokey.


My favorites of the bunch are Snow White and Dargon's Moon, so the list is going from favorite to hated. Bunny Musk is nice but the Musk is overpowering the whole scent, sadly. Musk tends to go very strong on me, apparently.


The ones I want:


Milk and honey with rose, carnation and bergamot.

White Rabbit

Strong black tea and milk with white pepper, ginger, honey and vanilla, spilled over the crisp scent of clean linen.

Dana O'Shee

Offerings of milk, honey and sweet grains.


Pomegranate and rose.


I think I originally didn't order those because they fade so fast on me. But having aged for two years, White Rabbit is almost overpowering me at the moment. Beautiful.

I had Alice on my wrist yesterday evening, but it stayed very faint, sadly.

I cannot find my imp of Dana O'Shee - I know I loved the smell but I also know that it always made me crave Marzipan. I don't like to smell like food too much.

Persephone is going to be tried later.

My problem with the scents is that they all smell very alike so if I want to use perfume and have to chose one they all seem the same to me. Except for Persephone, which is fruity. I don't like it as much as the other scents so if I was to eliminate one of them, it would be her - but she is so different that it would be stupid. At the moment, everytime I want something fresh, fruity for hot days, I take Dragon Moon.


Without having smelled them:


Snake Oil blended with Dorian, plus soft vanilla flower, lily of the valley, lavender, and fennel.


Honeyed milk, baby powder, lavender, orris root, sage, carnation, angelica, frankincense, and rose otto.

I don't think we have to talk about them, I want to get both and I'm positive that I'm going to love them. Neither Dorian nor Snake Oil were favorites of mine - but mixing them seems a sure way to create a gorgeous perfume. Plus lavender? I'm sold. Additionally, the medicinical note I always got from Snake Oil is gone after aging, it smells REALLY nice now. I'm starting to sniffing my wrist more and more - wow, everytime I take a sniff I like it even more. Who knew aging could have such an effect?!

Gladdener of hearts has all I love: Milk, Baby Powder, carnation, Rose - I need to have it! I does sound a bit like Alice - so maybe I should leave Alice out? I love Alice, but I tried her yesterday and she disappointed me a bit by being very faint.


I have Snake Oil and White Rabbit on my wrist since maybe 30 minutes now - and White Rabbit is almost gone, after starting out very strong. Ugh! Persephone is a nice rose. I think I'm definitely get her, even thought she is almost faded after 10 minutes as well.

So, what about Alice, Dana and White Rabbit?

White Rabbit is preferred to Alice - it was my very first BPAL and even thought it fades fast at least it's much stronger on first application than Alice.

I can't remember anything about Dana... I calculated my total when I was ordering all of them, without leaving any of them out. The total is so high (gulp) that I wonder if the 15$ for one 5ml I could leave out isn't a drop into the sea anyway. Hmmm!

Advice? I have Snake Oil scent mixed with White Rabbit and Persephone in my nose... yumm.

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Hmhm, difficult, we have very, very different taste XD


I think it is a nice idea to get Persephone because as you said it is a change from the general trend. If you are worried about them lasting so little, you can always take an imp with you and re-apply.


The LEs, well, if you do not like them then you can surely sell or swap them afterwards XD but you may kick yourself if you don't get them now (or pay through the nose later)


As for GC, there is never hurry because you can always get them. Or you can just get imps for now. They last quite a bit and you can test them again fresh and see if you still like them.


I have the impression you would like Sudha Segara XD

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Nonono bad Medvssa! No enabling for more scents, I'm trying to make my order SMALLER not BIGGER XD

The thing with "you can get it later" are the $13 shipping, but we have talked about that already. XD I guess, I am going to buy all of them at one time or the other anyway, so I can do it now as well. The imps for all three were about the first imps I ever got so I have them since 3 years now (whoa) - and I still love them. But everytime I ordered I thought "hey, this scent is an LE, you can get the GC later still, get the LE now!". Poor neglected GC scents. XD The only thing that bugs me is that all of them are so alike - powdery, sweetly, all of them. Hum. Diversion can be nice too...


I just realized that I have bought 5 out of my 6 bottles without trying them out first - I only knew that Dragon's Milk smelled nice, the others were unknown to me. With the exception of Hearth, I love them all to pieces, so I'm not worried about the LEs. I'm sure I'll love them.

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Okay. I'm the Queen of Indecisiveness.

Hence I usually decide on the whim of a moment.

My order is placed and hopefully it arrives before I leave the country XD I placed it just as I wrote here, but maybe I should have included Snake Oil. All I can smell is Snake Oil... yumm.

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