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About Andalei

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    Banshee Beat Dee The Illustrated Woman Heavenly Love and Earthly Love Mme Moriarty Grooming Scene in a Brothel Vanilla, resins, musks = <3!

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  1. Andalei

    V'al Hanissim

    This is what I wanted Light of Men's Lives to smell like! Beeswax is very predominant here - warm and slightly floral. As it dries down, you get whiffs of a spicy, smoky scent - very reminiscent of a freshly blown out candle. I can't really detect any of the amber I'm familiar with from BPAL but my bottle is very fresh. This lasted all day on me and I think it will age incredibly well.
  2. Andalei

    In Vendetta Hair Gloss

    Giuseppe Palizzi Sweet brown musk, sandalwood, and oakmoss. Think this is first time I've ever been first! I apologize at being rubbish at reviewing. I just used this from a decant without knowing the notes and I was way off on my guess. Immediately upon spraying into the palm of my hand, I could have sworn I was smelling clove. It was very warm spicy/sweet smelling. Now I am picking up a more woodsy scent, but it is still more "warm" in feel. Sadly, most of my impression of this scent came from what I'd rubbed into my skin after applying to my hair. This scent didn't leave the usual scent cloud that HG does and even sticking my nose right in my hair I can't smell anything.
  3. Only 2? Unpossible! Titus Andronicus - Sweet sexy amber with a hint of musk Dee - Sexy and comforting, like a sweater stolen from your boyfriend that still holds his scent. Both of these are "masculine" scents, but I'm female and they smell amazing on me.
  4. Andalei

    Cozy scents

    Chimera, Haunted, Inez
  5. Andalei

    Recommendations For These Very Particular Notes

    I'd definitely recommend Tombeur, Chimera and The Illustrated Woman.
  6. Andalei

    What Scent Is This?

    From what I could gather from doing a search of the "thirteen" thread in BPAL chatter, my guess is February 2009. http://www.bpal.org/topic/54559-thirteen-13-february-2009/ This thread seems to be a great place for info on all the thirteen blends: http://www.bpal.org/topic/87922-thirteen-past-and-present-incarnations/
  7. Andalei

    International Shipping Info+Questions

    I'm quoting myself because right after I said this, we were charged customs fees on a large combined order! I jinxed us. It was only $19, which I hear is pretty low compared to the size of the order, but still, it had never happened before and I was shocked. Was it on an order shipped with DHL? Based on past experience (my mom orders fabric wholesale from the US), orders shipped courier (UPS/DHL/Fedex/etc) are much more likely to be hit with customs fees than orders shipped USPS. UPS especially also likes to charge a $35 brokerage fee on top of the customs charge (I think Canada Post charges a $5 fee). I wasn't very happy to hear that recent orders were being sent DHL because of this.
  8. Andalei

    'Pink' scents

    High Strung Daisies Lady Death Savage (the description isn't all that "pink", but the first time I smelled it I immediately thought of pink) Sticky Eyeballs and Floppy Entrails Candy Phoenix
  9. Andalei

    Edith Cushing

    I'm glad to see a few more recent reviews state that they find Edith to be more perfume-y than foody because I was starting to think my nose was broken! This is a gorgeous scent but leans more toward floral vanilla on me than foody vanilla. It lingers on my clothing *forever* but doesn't last very long on my skin sadly.
  10. Andalei

    Something sweet and STRONG? *newbie*

    I'm wearing The Witches today and it is definitely both sweet and strong!
  11. Andalei


    Finally got to try this thanks to the amazing MuskWitch! I was actually afraid to try it because I didn't want to fall in love knowing I'd probably never get more. Luckily I'm safe! In the imp: Sweet, tiny bit plasticky vanilla. On my skin: Sweet, slightly powdery vanilla with a hint of musk. Dry: More of the same, but super faint. Overall, I definitely wouldn't complain if I ever got my hands on more, but I won't be stalking Ebay auctions. This has almost no throw on me and I like to knock people out with my BPAL.
  12. I've never smelled the shampoo, but Sachs (Roman chamomile, bourbon vanilla, and smoky vanilla bean.) was the first one that popped into my mind. It reminds me of really good, slightly sweetened chamomile tea. A little herbal, warm and snuggly. I love it for bedtime.
  13. My order from 10/15 was shipped last week, but when I track it, USPS informs me "USPS Tracking™ is unavailable for this product for CANADA." My packages have always been trackable before and this makes it very hard to stalk and text my roommate to bring the precious in from the cold while I'm at work.
  14. Andalei

    Different smells/colors, same perfume

    It's so funny you bumped this! I was actually coming to write that I was going through my backup box last night and for some reason decided to sniff both bottles of Dee that were "wrong". The oldest of the two now smells almost the same as the Dee I love, and the other one is getting closer as well. I initially fell in love with it from an aged imp, but the first Lab bottle I bought smelled the same as that imp, so I just assumed it didn't change much with aging. But now I'm wondering if somehow that first Lab bottle had already been aged when I got it and I just don't like the smell of fresh Dee?
  15. Andalei

    Different smells/colors, same perfume

    Did that ever resolve? Dee's unavailable right now, I wonder if it will be as it was when it comes back... Sadly no. They sent me a replacement for the bottle of Dee that I purchased last year but the replacement smelled exactly the same. Both 2013 bottles smell strongly of patchouli, which isn't a listed note and I was told by customer service that nothing had changed and no one at the Lab noticed a difference.