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  2. Seajewel

    Smells to Work Out To - 30 Day Challenge

    All, I am following this exercise and your discussions with much joy, but haven't posted because my capacity to work out right now is very limited. I was, however, inspired by y'all to get on the treadmill and walk a mile on Saturday night. I was wearing an assortment of scents as I do nearly daily, but particularly You Get What Anybody Gets - You Get a Lifetime. Which, by the way, was not very nice for the first hour before settling into something alluringly woody without being pine or cedar. I'll try to post whenever I can get a workout in--currently limited by working too much and a lingering shoulder injury that has flared up pretty badly recently. At the start of the lockdown I was running a lot outside which felt great, but work was slower and my shoulder was less of a problem then. Would like to get back into a regular workout schedule though..
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  4. Angelshair

    The Rose

    Got this as a frimp in my last order so thank you BPAL. I would have never ordered this myself as I typically despise anything rose scented! In the imp: smells like putting your nose into the middle of a young rose just after a good old April Shower. I can picture the rain drops that have made a little pool in the center of the petals. Wet on the skin: feels like I’m back in primary school sitting on the field on Sports Day after it just been cut. In our boredom we’d rake up the cut grass with our hands and chuck at it each other (not the best when you had allergies but who cares)! The rained on rose smell did initially disappear on application but she’s now peeking through. Dry: there’s no longer that rained on rose smell. The pool in the petals has dried up and now it smells more like a rose on a hot and humid day but there’s still a lovely freshness that rounds out the scent. Its so strange but the smell reminds me when my mum would take me to witchy shops. It reminds me of crystals and fairy statues. The Rose, to me, smells like a curious child exploring down the bottom of a rose garden stepping gleefully into fairy circles. This is a scent I would never go for due my aversion for rose everything but I’m so glad this was included as a freebie in my order as is brought back a lot of lovely memories for me.
  5. Amazonia

    Smells to Work Out To - 30 Day Challenge

    Today's scent is Startled Toad. Appropriate, since I was startled during my walk by a random dude chilling under one of the bridges along the bike trail. I didn't see him until he loudly exclaimed "HI!" and it damn-near scared the pee out of me. He looked like Klaus from Umbrella Academy (Mmmm, dreamy). Luckily, he did not throw his dick at me. Ba-dum-chee 🥁 You gotta google the label art if you're unfamiliar, then you'll get that joke. As far as the scent itself, it blended pretty seamlessly with the various nature smells outdoors. I could not detect it during my walk, but I can faintly smell it now. My skin is sucking up everything I apply lately though, so that could be a factor as well. Thighs were sore this morning, so I hung upside down on the inversion table for 5-ish minutes, which helps stretch things out a bit. Did the doggo mile routine. Dropped him off at home, then headed out to the bike path. I set out in the opposite direction along the path today, and walked the one-mile trail through the park at the head of the path. After that I turned arounded and completed my normal four mile route, then home. My solo walk was 5.5 miles, so 6.5 total for the day. Ooh! I can smell Startled Toad more strongly now! Slightly sweet, slightly musky, slightly resiny...I really like it. And guys...my thighs are already looking a little smaller and less jiggly. I need to try on my jeans and gauge my progress.
  6. torikitty

    Apple II

    This doesn't even have 2 pages of reviews yet?!? I also can't believe I haven't put in my review yet, so I'm not helping. This is one of my favorite apple blends from this year's releases. It's so clean, fruity, and refreshing. These notes blend so well together, I wouldn't be able to pick out any particular notes. Maybe green apple. My skin chemistry does nice things with pink pepper, kinda like a musky, powdery thing that I really enjoy. I don't feel like cedar, juniper, or lemon are overpowering at all. Sadly, it doesn't last very long on me. Maybe 2 hours. It becomes a close-to-skin scent after the initial blast. But this does feel like an apple that you could wear year-round.
  7. Angelshair

    Hexennacht (2005, 2016, 2019)

    In the bottle: smells like walking past a grass garden that’s been freshly cut and the flowers have just been trimmed. Wet on the skin: the same but more amplified and with a more medicinal smell. Like there’s something almost menthol-y lingering in the background. The trimmed flowers were roses. Dry: roses and a slight tinge of musk. Overall, from the description I expected this to be a lot more of a woodsy and warm scent than a floral and green scent. I think ageing this will help amp up the amber and smoke so I’ll keep it around for a while, if not, I think we’ll have to part ways.
  8. zankoku_zen

    Lavender, White Clove & Ambrette Seed

    Clove lavender. My brain wants to both cuddle and smoke at the same time, which are two very conflicting messages. Perhaps you embrace this conflict. Or perhaps you are like me, and are too befuddled by the experience. Medium throw and wear length.
  9. zankoku_zen

    Lemon Peel, Marshmallow, & Orange Blossom

    Citrusy marshmallow and a whiff of orange blossom. And then it dries to jet puffed marshmallows with a hint of lemon zest. If that's what you're going for, carry on folks. Medium throw and wear length.
  10. puellacaerulea

    Tahitian Vanilla, Mysore Sandalwood, & Bergamot

    In the decant and once on, it's primarily lush, tropical vanilla floral. I didn't expect bergamot to play well with this kind of vanilla, but it really does -- the citrus is just a tad dissonant, but in a way that adds some complexity to the scent. The sandalwood is pretty subtle, adding a bit of dry softness to the scent. Over time, the bergamot and vanilla fade while the sandalwood remains constant -- hours later, I get a pretty soft sandalwood with a hint of that vanilla floral and bergamot behind it. Overall impression: lush vanilla floral, but the bergamot and sandalwood keep it from going into full dessert territory. A little on the sweet side, but the end result is great.
  11. Rayleigh

    Lavender, White Clove & Ambrette Seed

    I'm not familiar with either ambrette seed or white clove, and part of why I tried this was to see if I could isolate ambrette seed as a note -- and no, I still can't, but I think I get how it contributes to a blend, at least. This starts off sharp and medicinal. I can just barely pick up on ambrette seed as a kind of musky note? But it's not at all prominent. The lavender and clove clash for a while, and I was sure this was not only not going to work, but it was about to veer towards headache town. Then the two decide to get along. The clove is toasty and bright, and the lavender is a clean (not soapy) complement. Lavender is generally used as a calming scent, and clove is so energetic, and I am a big fan of dissonance in all art forms. I'm happy to hang onto my decant of this, though the wear time is shorter than I'm used to.
  12. Threemoons

    Bluebeard's Wife

    Oh, but is this a gorgeous aquatic. Super-duper clean-smelling; getting fresh saltwater with just a touch of white floral aquatic notes; if you are afraid of roses in blends this one may be for you as a gentle intro. This smells like you just stepped out of the shower at some super high-end spa; not sure how else to describe it.
  13. Threemoons

    Shelter

    This one was really a surprise on me. I didn't get any of the patch at all; rather, I got a very bracing, clean citrus vibe out of this, with little spicy hits of ginger. This is really aptly named; there is something incredibly comforting about this scent. Oddly enough, I also didn't get much of the lavender in this; normally I tend to amp patch and lavender but here they stayed politely in the background. This one is all about the herby citrus front and center.
  14. DizzyGinger

    Melancholy Inferno

    Tomato leaf is my favorite scent of all time, so I was really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, to my nose it's pretty much all ashes and red musk, as the previous reviewer noted. It's intensely powdery and smoky, with none of the fresh green I associate with tomato leaf. I can't stand powdery fragrances, so I gave it to my boyfriend hoping it was just my body chemistry and maybe he'd amp more of the tomato leaf, but sadly, no, still pure powder.
  15. DizzyGinger

    Snakes in the Lemon Tree

    This is basically pure sugared vanilla on me, with a bit of a woody foundation from the bark and the barest hint of lemon. On the drydown the lemon disappears completely, and it becomes more wood-forward, but is still primarily a strong vanilla. I don't really pick up the vetiver at all. I was hoping for something a little sharper, with deeper woodiness and less sugar, but though it's not something I'd normally wear it's pleasant enough to throw on once in awhile. Unfortunately the staying power is not great either.
  16. Almond Blossom

    Hay Moon 2020

    I had very high hopes for this one, as I love the lab's hay note. Lovely as it is, I found Hay Moon strangely lacking on... hay. Yes, it is very pretty and evocative and a perfect late summer scent, but on me the hay note was barely detectable, and it was mostly about wheat, oats and marshmallow - which is nice, but not what I was hoping for. It is a very gentle scent, with not much staying power. I was looking for a replacement for my beloved My Mommy In A Boat, with its knock-your-socks-off hay note, but this is not it. It's still very lovely though, and I'm glad it's now gone to a better home.
  17. Almond Blossom

    Aged Vetiver, Chocolate & White Sandalwood

    This scent is pure perfection for vetiver lovers, I'm surprised it doesn't have more reviews! Vetiver and chocolate is a match made in heaven, and they blend together so beautifully. Can't detect much sandalwood, but I guess it's adding to the overall impression. It's so well blended and smooooth, like it's already been aged for quite a few years - definitely "aged" vetiver! As the reviewer above said, the throw and staying power are serious indeed, and I too am drowning in clouds of vetiver for hours after applying it - which for me is heaven! If it's one of your hate notes I'd stay away, but if you're ok with vetiver, give it a go. It's gorgeous.
  18. zankoku_zen

    Morphine

    *squints* Gun Moll, is that you? Actually, this is a softer version of Gun Moll - a ton of opium, tar (which has a whiff of tobacco to me), skin musk, and enough florals to be reminiscent of Gun Moll's jasmine. However, its got less bite and less oomph than Gun Moll. So basically, Gun Moll before she founds guns. Medium throw and wear length. If you enjoyed Gun Moll, this one is very similar to that to me.
  19. zankoku_zen

    Swan Maiden v2

    This is a prototype. Swan Maiden v2 was one of those prototypes that were originally released during an event exclusive clean house at WCWC back in 2011, I believe. It has made a sporadic appearance in the Lab's etsy page and I never manage to snag it. The notes for the released version are: White gardenia, white iris, sandalwood, calla lily, French magnolia, muguet, jonquil, and orchid. This one is a softer version. I don't really smell gardenia. It's a light watery floral, white flowers, delicate. And then it dries down to a very pleasant skin musk. It's pale, ethereal, and very feminine. It has low throw, and almost no wear length on me. I feel like you would have to slather yourself in this. But hey! FINALLY got to try this baby.
  20. I’m so much more drawn to amber, resiny and dark vanilla scents, but at the same time I love love LOVE my memories of the Greek isles. Which oils remind you of your times there?🧿💙🤍 (and why? I love a story)
  21. Rayleigh

    Lemon Peel, Marshmallow, & Orange Blossom

    I would love to find a citrus perfume my skin doesn't eat, so I wanted to try this to see if lemon peel has more staying power than regular old lemon. It does -- in that it doesn't flee the instant it touches my skin, but sticks around for a record fifteen minutes. I'm not sure how I feel about it while it lasts. It flips between a smooth citrus scent, with surprisingly tame marshmallow -- and smelling like those chalky Valentine candies, with fresh grated lemon zest on top and some bitter orange blossom. It seems to start to settle into the former, thankfully -- crisp but not cleaning fluid, sweet but not candied -- but then its time is up. I'm left with a whiff of marshmallow alone, which isn't my jam. That brief middle stage was pretty, but citrus and I remain star-crossed.
  22. fairybites

    Fairy Bites

    In The Bottle: Strong peppermints. Honest a bit overpowering and I was worried I wouldn't enjoy this. On Me: Thankfully the peppermint subsides after a while and it now smells powdery, closest comparison I've tried would be Follow Me Boy but without the lemony scent and definitely not as strong as that one. Very nice! Not my favorite scent from BPAL so far (that honor would go to Mouse Circus) but it's still a great scent and will probably be my favorite from the Labyrinth line. With the strong peppermint note, I would wear this more around the holidays and wintertime than year round. I wish I was getting the other notes from the description but either my body chemistry or my nose sucks (honestly probably both plus being fairly new to fragrance in general). While it was a bit of a grower for me, I am happy to get the bottle. For one, it's my username on this forum and the site and Labyrinth is my favorite movie, but I enjoy it enough to not just settle for a decant. Curious about layering this with Follow Me Boy and other scents in my collection to see if I'd enjoy it more.
  23. BuxomM

    Switch witch 20 q’s

    last updated 9/28 11:48PM 9/23/20 https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie? Enable me I have been remiss--witchee (or anyone needing a minion), I am notorious for homemade caramels, shortbreads both savory and sweet, and catnip/catnip laced toys. I've also started playing with homemade marshmallows and fruit candies. Any interest? I love caramels & shortbreads, and homemade marshmallows are my favorite, but I wouldn’t trust them in this heat 9/25/20 I happen to live near this amazing place. Do you have any interest is anything that I could pick up there? The have hand made pottery, cookie molds, cookbooks with historical recipes all sorts of good stuff. https://www.gcv.org/shop/ —————- 9/22/20 Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? ***sparkle skulls Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preferance? *** no preference Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind? ***love tea, earl grey, green or black flavored Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo *** polite pass Would you be interested in a gently-used tarot deck (or other oracle)? If so, toss out some styles you gravitate towards, cause I have SO MANY DECKS and I'd love to send one or more along! *** unique, colorful, tattoo, I was given a sugar skull version Are you interested in receiving a burned CD of music? If so, name of genres, artists, styles that you are into or would like more of to explore. *** sure, pop, oldies, alternative, rock, r&b,Michael buble, boys ii men, lady Gaga Do you have an Amazon wishlist? If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link! wishlist on amazon link https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/FKBZ1VWX6YIR?ref_=wl_share Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay? Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa? What are your thoughts? ***love it in all things snacks & scents Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another? *** meh, occasional treat, especially love some of the flavored varieties. —————- 9/19/20 Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles? ***I got some slonks from Ajevie of waiting, dragon slide, and metal twin How would you feel about recipes? ***sure, quick & simple is ideal. Would anyone be interested in anything from Bucees?! It’s a magical giant beaver gas station/shop! It has spices, fudge, Knick knacks, all things Texas, candy, beef jerky, roasted nuts, and of course beavers! Most things like the fudge and nuts are made in house. ***sounds good 9/20/20 How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess? If you've got a system, please share it. *** in a box with a slotted clear lipstick holder, bottles & imps, grouped in slots, chocolate, fruit, coffee 9/21/20 I'm a knitter. I have some knitted washcloths done, and can knit up more. Would you like some? Also, if answered soon enough, I can maybe get a scarf done. Would you like one? What colors would you like? Thin or thick? With or without fringe? Are you allergic to any fibers - wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca? *** no known allergies, any of those, scarf with fringe, black or rainbow Witchee, darling, there's a *slight* chance I might be going on a trip next week and *might*, in the course of this trip, have access to Disneyworld goodies from Epcot and Magic Kingdom - any stuff you might desire? *** all the things, sweets but they don’t travel well, I love Halloween/sugar skull thinks, coco, stitch, a mug —————————————- 9/11/20 in Is there anything you'd like from the UK? ***Stationary, tea, postcards, Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? ***Final Fantasy7/Vincent valentine, Care Bears, my little pony, Addams family, hufflepuff, Star Trek, Constantine, ... plenty but can’t think How do you feel about tea? Preferences? Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/), Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest? What about tea tools or cups? ***love tea, can always use refillable bags/tea steepers/infusers, oversize mugs ***Teas:matcha, cream/vanilla black or green, earl gray How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray? *** incense irritates my allergies, prefer wax melts, candles & sprays work too Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too? ***Too much family, my 8 year old niece is like my shadow 9/12/20 Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality! ***friends forever, scaredy cat, witch, halfmewn stickers What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? *enable me Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? *enable me I do pour painting/acrylic fluid art (with varying degrees of success, haha). Would you like a custom piece in colors of your choice (takes 3-4 weeks with curing, longer if you want it sealed, so it would arrive post-round if custom) or a piece already finished in my collection? I have mostly 12 x 12 and 10 x 10s right now. Pics available upon request! ***sure, rainbow or red, black, grey After enjoying looking at the links several others have put in the questions, I decided to add some of my own favorite independent artists who I enjoy supporting - so, what do you think of the goodies from these people? And specific items you love? Enjoy! 1) https://www.catcoven.com/ 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com 3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ 5) https://www.faunwood.com 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ 7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com 2 crystals, pretty shapes & colors 3 you still killin it print One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies. I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it. So, which of these things might you like? Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size. ***Mittens, scarf, rainbow, black, deep red I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? *polite pass 9/13/20 Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? ***Starry night is one of my fave pieces, love Michael parks, I like fantasy & color & cartoony & popculture Who is your fashion icon(s)? ***don’t really have one ... Diane Keaton What is your favorite mythological creature? ***unicorn is there anything you want from Lush? ***Honey I washed the kids, soap, shower gel, & body spray Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? ***i’m always curious about insight into my professional life How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollysRainbow -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)? *** pumpkin & apple pie fudge How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? ***sure 9/14/20 Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk *** sugar scrub, pumpkin chai whipped soap, mocha soap Do you have an Etsy wishlist? ***yup in swap help blog it. ETSY WISHLIST link buxomm https://www.etsy.com/people/buxomm?ref=hdr_user_menu-profile&tab=lists I wanted to share this link to a soapmaker I love and ask if y'all see anything you would like from them! https://www.herbneden.com/ *** vanilla mint coffee soap Nui Cobalt Designs perfumes...(just got her latest email): How about the scents being discontinued? The Critters? https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/collections/critters-2020?page=1 or other ones? *polite pass 9/15/20 I have a friend who does pet caricatures. He's done ones for all of my pets. Is this something you would be interested of for your pet(s)? * no pet Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? ***My office is year round halloweeny, nothing specific Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) *** bubbling scrub pumpkin eater I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? ***Love cream black but have enough, earl gray moonlight, want to try chocolate truffle What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home) ***granola, brittle, caramels, or hot choco 9/16/20 Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilGloom (this is our @spookygrrrly - switch witch code coming soon to a spreadsheet near you.) ***cute How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ? (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...) *dont have projects, but a knit unicorn or hat would be fun Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? *trying for more colorful for office, but Sebastian Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? No show, I have fat calves If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? *im near one but love their dried fruit & nuts How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol. *sure do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? **sure, can go in office Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) https://miruscandles.com/collections https://briarwickcandles.com/collections **Wax melts:liquid light, great hall, the burrow, butterbew 9/17/20 Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in? What, and what store? ***Nothing specific Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? *it all looks good 9/18/20 Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference? *not super, can handle some but too much & I would not enjoy Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.? *pumpkin chai latte soap ———————- 9/9/20 would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders? Something cross stitched would be awesome 9/8/20 Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.) red& black mask or smalll post card. If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? I don’t what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? Sugar scrub, geek print for my office If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? Stickers, stationary craft stuff, holiday stuff 9/5/20 what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups? I even make things with berries I grow in my garden. I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla. Interested? Those all sound fantastic Is there something that you're especially hoping to receive for this round? For example, a brand you've heard of that you're especially wanting to try, or a certain "thing" that you really want but just cant bring yourself to buy for yourself?? If you know of great hot chocolate mix Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? Either Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? Mexican vanilla, vanilla sugar, cinnamon sugar. 9/3/20 Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty spiked eggnog soap 9/2/20 Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks glimmer of light mask one of our fellow BPAL friends makes custom masks, Hakutaku Custom Masks on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HakutakuMasks/ ). Would anyone be interested in one of her masks? 15cotton or the geisha silk 9/1/20 are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ? Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something. Almond air freshener 8/30/20 Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me! Stationary & lychee What are your favorite self-care items or activities? I'm especially curious about things that you hesitate to do/get because they feel like frivolous luxuries. Bath bombs rarely take baths but love sugar scrub 8/29/20 Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? Pumpkin cathedral & GOAT scrub or soap Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catchyour eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? banana cream pie perfume. Honey maple hot toddy hair gloss.
  24. torischroeder9

    Satyr

    I also cannot believe I've not reviewed Satyr before. I definitely have opinions about Satyr based on memory. Let's see how accurate. In the imp: Delicious red musk. A touch of something woodsy, but it's only a touch, so I can't get closer. On my skin: Wet, it is also delicious red musk, now with a touch of something spicy. As it dries, still wonderful red musk, with now more than a touch of something that's spicy and woodsy. I can't strictly call it. If you told me there was a bit of black pepper in here, I wouldn't be surprised. With time, it fades to something warm and woodsy, threaded through with red musk. It's very nice, though probably a little more conventionally masculine than my personal red musk tastes bend.
  25. Lucchesa

    A Demonstration of Affectionate Excitement

    Well-aged decant. A Demonstration of Affectionate Excitement starts out similar to Cathedral, with cedar and that frankincense that mimics cedar. I'm not sure I could differentiate the ho wood, but there was that fresh sharp bamboo note. So: opening: cedary frankincense and bamboo. In the next stage, the bamboo receded and the myrrh and beeswax began to partner with the woods and frankincense, so kind of a honeyed Penitence. Gradually the woods began to fall away, leaving incense and beeswax, with the latter lasting longest on my skin. Lovely at every stage.
  26. Lucchesa

    Smells to Work Out To - 30 Day Challenge

    Welcome, @a_bear! Hi, everyone! Good workouts! @Amazonia, my daughter has a heavy bag in our basement. It was what she asked for for Xmas last year. I have no idea what to do with it so have just left it alone, but she uses it regularly. I like wearing manly man scents, too; she tends towards softer and sweeter (Daybreak and Irish Coffee Buttercream are favorites of hers). @Madame Mew & a_bear, thanks for the yoga suggestions! Today's WOSOTD: A Demonstration of Affectionate Excitement. It happens to be the first scent in my decant box, and I kept it but never reviewed it, so I'll remedy that now. It started off woody, then softened and sweetened quite a bit. A friend I hadn't seen for a while wanted to walk the lake, so I rode my bike to meet her, and we did the 2.8 mile circuit at something more like a stroll than a workout rate for me. But it was a gorgeous sunny day and was wonderful to be out. Then I rode my bike to the post office and back home, which got my heartrate up more. And after that I walked a few blocks to a friend's house because she wanted my dog to check her backyard for raccoon smells. Abby decided the raccoons had moved on.
  27. theseagrows

    Monk

    this starts with a clean sandalwood incense and ti leaf. it's clean and woody-very 'spa like' to my nose. after awhile the honeyed saffron takes over and it's really nice, and dries down to saffron and ti leaf, though it's quite subtle, i can see how it would be good for layering, but i'm not really into layering...anyway, still a pretty scent but also gives me a bit of a headache? so i'm not sure about this one. i think it's too cologne-y for my tastes.
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