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About FallDaze

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 12/29/1987


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    Seattle, WA
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    Oh so many to list! Reading fantasy stuffs, watching horrible but awesome at the same time B monster movies and writing amateurishly about them, spending time with my family and fiance, and running in circles being chased by our bunny. That last one's an all time favorite ;)
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    Mechanical Phoenix, Metal Phoenix, October, Phoenix Steamworks, El Dia de Reyes


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  1. FallDaze

    Suck It

    In the imp it's cherry cough syrup through and through. Wet it's now more like a cherry gummy candy. As it dries though, it's changing into a lighter, nicer scent. And now it's going, going, GONE! What the hell?? Less than an hour later there is absolutely no hint of this scent at all! I couldn't even find the application spot on my hand.
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    Truly the scent of autumn itself -- damp woods, fir needle, and black patchouli with the gentlest touches of warm pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, allspice, sweet red apple and mullein. In the imp all I get is dark damp leaves and patchouli. No warm pumpkin, no fir, no apple, no nothing! Wet the fir is coming out and it now smells like wet wood shavings. Fun! As the day goes on, I get a very nice whiff of a scent I can only describe as fall, and underneath that more wet wood shavings. Without the shavings, this would be a perfect scent for me.
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    In the imp it is surprisingly unapplearing. Sharp, and with a bite of cleaning supplies. Slightly apple scented cleaning supplies, tart and harsh. Wet it's more like apple shampoo. Not unpleasant anymore, but not something great either. Sadly the shampoo scent sticks with me throughout the day. I had really high hopes for this one, and I'm not gonna lie, I'm disappointed
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    In the imp it's a slightly spiced muted apple scent. Quite enchanting. Wet it is a pretty and warm spicy scent. The apple seems to fade a little bit on the skin and the spice takes over. As it dries that gorgeous spiced apple scent is back. Deliciously fall-like. In the locket it is much sweeter than the spicy apples on my skin. After a while the clove starts to kick in. A very nice mulled cider scent. It smells like autumn incarnate! Keeper!
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    Feeding The Dead

    In the imp it's an interesting scent to be sure. Slightly foody with a hint of alcohol and a smokey incensy background. Wet yuck! Bitter, funky stale food and cleaning supplies! A weird plastic type thing. Man my skin chemistry just completely butchers this scent!
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    Dia de los Muertos

    In the imp I get a very heavy floral. No leaves, no incense, no food stuffs, just heavy florals. Looks like I'm gonna pass on this one as a locket tester as well. The heavy florals start disappearing. In fact, wet, almost the whole scent stats disappearing! Now it's a very , very light semi sweet food floral scent. Bizarre! After a few hours it's an incensy, almost honey like plastic. Blah. I'm not seeing any great redeeming transformations here, honestly. The honeyed plastic, if anything, becomes more pronounced.
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    Devil's Night

    Devil's Night 09 In the imp it's very musky and muggy. Hmm...not my usual type, so I think I'm gonna pass on my locket testing this time. It's smokey and musky and spicy on, but the musk is mellowing nicely. Oh now damn it! It's softened to a pretty, smokey, incense-y scent. Not too heavy on the incense though. Like a fragrant bonfire on a cool night. Why? Why Weenies?? Why you gotta do this to me? You know I'm poor right now! The smokey part reminds me of October. Which is why even though I enjoy this scent a whole lot and will most likely keep the imp, however I think I'll have to pass on a bottle.
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    In the imp it's a smattering of scents. I can clearly pick out the caramel, the apples and the coconut swirling about. Wet it's a like a sharp boozy apple. Like an appletini if you will. In the locket the caramel stays more true and its not near as boozy. Well damn it, I was all set not to like this one but it's dried beautifully! A soft, sweet apple scent that is just perfect for fall! Barring some horrible transformation, this one will most likely be a keeper! In the locket, the caramel is running rampant and just isn't doing it for me at all. I think this is the first time that I've had a scent that works on my skin but doesn't ring my bell in the locket! Thankfully the gorgeous sweet apple scent stays pretty true!
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    In the imp, it's very sharp and lush and green. I can pick out what I think is the ivy and rowan, the sage, thistle and possibly the heather. They all swirl together vying for top note position. Wet it's still very sharp but almost immediately starts to calm down and soften up. It's still a bit sharp but no where near as in your face about it. Still very green. In the locket it's more of an almost dried, herbal green than the sharp wet green in the imp. As it dries on my skin it's turning into a very soft but soapy green herbal scent. A pleasant bar of soap if you will. Unfortunately it seems to stay in this soapy stage for the rest of the day
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    In the imp, it's very sweet and very creamy in a buttercream frosting kind of way. Wet the sweet cream scent disappears almost immediately, but I expect that with cream notes. It's still slightly sweet but in a "slightly sweet scented old dried out playdough" way. In the locket though its still that sweet cream scent but its not as strong/cloying as it was in the imp. After a while it's rather burnt plastic on my skin. Not very appealing honestly. In the locket it's not as sweet and creamy and it seems like the cotton is also coming out. Very faint and soft though. In the locket at the end of the day Boo smells like sweet and slightly creamy cotton candy. It's a very light and soft scent though. Not bad, but I think Bite Me can meet my sweet creamy Halloween scent need better, especially because I can wear it on my skin
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    Bite Me

    In the imp the almond is the predominant note with a soft smattering of cream in the background. Wet it smells kind of...not as tasty anymore. It goes all clinical cleaning supplies as it dries. Not very appealing at all. In my scent locket though, it seems to have gotten more mouth watering. A delicious creamy almond pastry. Yum yum yum! After a couple of hours on my skin, the clinical smell is gone. Now it smells like almond incense, if there is such a thing. A very dry, slightly smokey and sweet smell. In the locket it's faded a bit in the pastry department. It's mostly an almond with a slight hint of cake batter in the background. Still scrumptious smelling though. After even longer, it smells of marshmallows, and not the sickeningly sweet ones either. It's soft and rather muted. At the same time the locket is starting to turn to the incense-y almond that I got a while ago on my skin. Over all it's a win!
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    ***7/6*** What new scents from the update are calling your name?: Berry Moon is almost too tempting to pass up, and I'd love to try Stinky, Twinkle Twinkly Little Bat, How Doth the Little Crocodile, and Tis the Voice of the Lobster. I have easy access to Asian candies, tropical fruits(mangosteen, mango, durian, jackfruit) flavored biscuits/chips/snacks, dried tropical fruits, Japanese/korean/taiwanese cosmetics brands and music/CDs. Is there anything you will like from Singapore or Asia in general? I've never been over there, so I'm not totally sure.... ***7/3-5*** Do you play any musical instruments? Which ones? If not, are there any you'd like to learn? What styles of music do you play, and are you interested in learning any different styles? Nope Are you partial to any kind of comedy? Some of my favorite comedy movies are The Hangover, Liar Liar, Sex Drive, and Role Models. What did you do for the 4th and/or the holiday weekend? Not near as much as I should have. Went to lunch with family, went clothes shopping with Mom and Little Sister, saw fireworks at night Partials, samples, sniffies? Yes please! I almost prefer them to the bottles because imps/partials mean I get to try more! Bottles are reserved for ultimate favorites Have you read anything by China Mieville, Neil Gaiman or Charles de Lint? If so, what? Like/dislike...?? I've read some Neil Gaiman and Charles de Lint and really enjoyed them. Good Omens is fantastic, and so is American Gods. Other than books/cds/dvds are there any "things" that you collect or symbols which you have an affinity for? Not that I can think of. Do you like musicals? What have you seen? What do you want to see? Any you'd like to own? I do enjoy musicals. I love Phantom of the Opera (the most recent one), Sweeney Todd, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, My Fair Lady. I did not like Moulin Rouge, Rent or anything like that. What are your thoughts on J.R.R. Tolkein? I like his books and the movies If you answered that you would like recipes, are there any national or ethnic cuisines you prefer or don't prefer? I am not a fan of Chinese food at all, or Thai food. What's your favorite summer activity? waiting for fall I like swimming too though Would you like a recipe booklet (homemade) for homemade smoothies and shakes? Love one! What's your favorite vacation spot? I loved when we went up to New Hampshire to visit our grandparents for the summer. Would you like anything nostalgic? Things you loved from their childhood or maybe things you've always loved that were from a time before your own? I would love to own the movie Rockadoodle! It was a favorite as a child, and is the last of my childhood movies that I'm missing. ***7/2*** What styles of jewelry do you like? Bold and funky? Delicate and dainty? Short necklaces, long ones, chokers? Bracelets or anklets? I'm really trying to build an actual wardrobe, complete with jewelry, so I've been looking lately! Some of my favorite types of jewelry can be seen here on my etsy wishlist HERE! Some of it is just so gorgeous! I'll be trying to buy one or two pieces that I love a month, but don't worry, I won't be purchasing until the round is over Does my witchee like hats, a floppy summer sun hat or something more stylish? Would you like a hand knit cap or hat? Knit hats or floppy hats, sure! What kind of shopper are you? Do you make a budget? Planner, or compulsive? Do you like to buy what's new, special offers, only the usual? I try not to shop unless I have the extra monies, but I do tend to shop compulsively. I try to buy things on sale cause of the whole little spending money thing. ***7/1*** Non-melting candies....what are your favorites? I like jawbreakers! Other than that most candies I like are melty. What are you happiest about (besides SW)? What makes you feel good this summer? Any summer? I'm happiest about the fact that we will be moving to Seattle this November. My favorite thing about summer is that fall is coming up next! Do you like coffee and/or wine? Nope What are your thought on World Market? Some of their stuff is rather kistchy, but some of the stuff really is nice. If you are a dog lover, or gigantic dog nerd like I am, would you like any breed-related items from this site ? If so, which breed(s)? Not really A witch wants to cheer you up. What are we cheering you up from? In other words, what are the most pressing problems you're facing right now? Most pressing problems: Getting our apartment cleaned and packed to move in with the in-laws for the months leading up to November. We've got to save every penny to get up to Seattle. Then we'll need to find a place and jobs.... And then getting used to my family no longer being just a phone call away... but mainly saving up money, and then moving to Seattle and all that entails. Who out there is equally challenged and would appreciate icons/banners as witchy gifts? I most likely would not use them Lip balm? love it ***6/30*** Have you any desire to read Hannibal? sure If your witch goes to Convergence (or is bestest friends with someone, same thing), is there anything you'd love to have? I'd like a chance to try anything from Convergence! Are you freaking out over any of the discontinued scents, dear fellow Witches? luckily no For those candy loving witchees. Are there any 3 that u love and would like more of? And, are there any 3 that u just cannot stand and would not like any of? I don't like coconut or caramel. Color me weird, but it's true. I do love me some jawbreakers though. Do you have an electric stove, and would you like a bowl and tarts to use the residual heat (and for extra safety)?no thanks What is your favorite classic fairy tale or children's story ? The original Little Mermaid, no question. None of that Disney crap. I much prefer the original versions of fairy tales, and The Little Mermaid is my fav. What of the summer update (Egyptian, Lawn Ornaments, etc.) appeals most to you? Spinning Multicolored Metallic Pinwheel sounds like it would be heaven during the summer here. I'd actually like to try Lawn Gnome and Plastic Pink Flamingo as well, but Pinwheel would be the one I'd like to try most. And non of the Egyptian blends call out to me. With all this talk of chocolate, do you prefer milk or dark? milk chocolate, no competition What's that one thing you keep meaning to get but keep forgetting or passing over? all sorts of stuff. Oh course I can't think of anything at the moment ***6/29*** Do you like coconut? Nope, I'm not a fan Puddin' posts ebay sales of older stuff every now and then - what of the current lot are you dying for? Hmm...anything on my WL if it ever goes up Do you tweet? Yes, I'm SaraSass on twitter What kind of mythology are you interested in? Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Japanese, Chinese, pretty much anything. ***6/28*** Which flavors are you interested to try from the Chocolate Research Facility? Rose with rose petals, peanut butter, Irish cream, cappuccino, cafe mocha, latte, espresso Do you wear makeup or nail polish? Need brushes, containers, storage, mani/pedi supplies? What colors and brands do you like? I do wear makeup, but don't really pay much attention to my nails. I'm very hard on my hands so nail polish doesn't hold up too long. I would not turn down brushes or storage containers. Do you like shiney hanging porch decorations like windchimes or those things that spin and swirl in the wind? alas, I do not really have a porch to decorate Hair adornments? I don't pay attention to my hair much. Just about the only hair accessory I'd be willing to wear would be headbands. Pretty ones though. Is there any infomercial product you're dying to try even though you know it probably sucks? Not that I can think of at the moment, but it's been a while since I've seen an infomercial though What are your favorite websites (besides this one, and the online shops you listed in your questionnaire)? I visit fmylife.com, pennyarcade.com, leasticoulddo.com, icanhascheezburger.com. I do a lot of stumbling online We have so many talented witches and they really need to promote themselves more so, if you made something by hand for a previous witchee or have an etsy store or some other outlet for hand made goods, will you post it here with pictures or links? Or, if you want to brag on a previous witch's talent, this is the place for that as well. well, I've been told that I make some mean baked goods, but other than that my crafting skills are nonexistant. If you could make your perfect scent (or at least most desired at the moment!) what would be in it? darn it why do you want me to get all creative?? Well, it's summer and hot here in TX, so something light and fruity or maybe some light florals. I've recently re-discovered my love for Blue Fire thanks to my scent locket. So I have a question for the witchees, and hopefully mine will answer as well...In trying to decide what to fix for dinner, I thought that I've received some great recipes from friends (particularly the culinary mastermind that is scotchgrrl). I also have a few great recipes of my own. So would anyone like to receive some original, or very much loved recipes from his/her witch? I would LOVE that! Particularly quick and easy dinner recipes or dessert recipes! List things you DO NOT need any more of: Clutter. We're starting to pack up to move, so the less clutter the better! ***6/27*** Is there something that would offend you if you received it in your mail/gift/email)? (as in profanity, a bad words in an email/card/music ... or a card or something with a scantily dressed man/woman pictured on it, crude/immature humor tshirts, etc ...) My humor is rude, crude and profane. No racial or hate e-cards though What do you like to snack on? fruit What is the color scheme you use most when you decorate? think oceans for the bedroom, forests for the living room, and fire for the kitchen If you have music or DVD's on your wishlist, do you mind getting a burned copy? How about if it is original packaging but previously used? Or do you only want it new? Do not mind at all Who is your favorite artist? What are some of your favorite pieces of their work? I love Selina Fenech. I love her art style Are you a candles person, incense person, or just a BPTP spritzer for room scents? Candles Candles Candles. I don't do incense, but we always have candles burning. What is your favorite latin or faux latiny phrase? Hmm... I'm not sure that I have one... Carpe Diem is always a good one! ***6/26*** How are you doing for BPAL storage? Need any boxes? I do have a lovely BPAL box that was made by a fellow forumite, but I am always open to more! Is there any place you've visited where you feel like you left your heart there? This one is tricky. DH and I are not loving the place we live at all right now. It's just not right for us. So we're scrimping and saving like mad people to try and get to what I'm now considering the Holy Grail of places to live, Seattle. I've never been, but DH has, and he's shown pictures, and told me all about it, and it sounds like my type of paradise. It gets cold, which I love, it's kind of close to water, it's not stupidly sunny all the time.... Even though I've never been there working so hard to be able to move there has kind of put my heart in Seattle already. Of course, Maui, where we honeymooned, or New Hampshire, where I spent summers with my grandparents, or Louisiana, where I was born and raised, all have special places in my heart as well. What one item would you just love to have that is made by a Switch Witch? Anything! The Switch Witches here are notoriously crafty and wonderfully sweet and kind-hearted, so anything made by my Switch Witch I will appreciate and love because s/he took the time make it themselves for me! Is your abode a palace covered in fur, a disaster area ,or a neat freaks delight? Yes to the first two. A super fluffy cat and bunny, and a short haired cat who sheds a particularly large amount of her fur combine to make our place almost perpetually covered in fur. It's also a messy horrible disaster area. Not for lack of us wanting to clean, which we do all the time, we just can't manage to keep it that way. Are there any phobias you have that you absolutely, positively, do NOT want anything from your witch referencing? Well, there are a few, but they are things that I would hope wouldn't be referenced in the first place I'm extremely needle phobic, as in shots and taking blood. It's a big Do Not Want on that front. Same with worms. I don't like them, they are icky and make me extremely squeamish. Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Well now I like to think of myself as a good witch! What kind of a car do you drive and would you want something you could use in your car? Rear view mirror charms, steering wheel covers (a new thinkg for the knitters ), car blessing medicine bags I drive an 06 Kia Rio. I just got rid of my old steering wheel cover cause it was so dirty and gross and I haven't had a chance to replace it yet. Something to make my car smell good would be very appreciated! Do you want to know when you have something coming in the mail, or would you rather it be a complete surprise? I would usually prefer to know so I can be on the look out, especially if it's FedEx or UPS, as they sometimes leave packages on the back door, which we never check. What is your mailbox situation? We live in an apartment complex, so a very tiny mail box. Packages though are delivered to the front office and we are left with a cheery neon pink slip in our box informing us of the packages arrival. ***6/25*** Are you interested in Tarot or Tarot art? I think the art is beautiful, but I can't see myself ever learning. What would you think of soap samples/shampoo bar samples? (I believe the latter can be used as soap if you are not shampoo bar inclined). Or other sample sized bath/beauty products, for that matter? Love it! I love bath stuff and love samples! What about burnables as in candles, tarts and/or incense? I love candles, and we burn them a whole lot and could always use more. Not so much on the tarts and incense though. Who knits? Do you also spin and dye? What supplies, that you wouldn't buy for yourself, would you just love to have for that activity? Alas, I do not knit Do you like coffee? Whole bean or ground? Bold/Medium/Mild roast? Not a coffee drinker and DH works at Starbucks for his coffee fix. So you have enough socks and wraps... (shush, VCW!) Are there any other knitted goods you might like? Lap blanket? Fingerless gloves? Arm warmers? Little knitted animals? Silk scarf? Head band? Wrist cuff? Dish clothes? I would love fingerless gloves or arm warmers! I just love that style, and hopefully if we get up to Seattle I will have more of a chance to wear them! Thin or chunky style or yarn, I'll make a perfect outfit with them! ***6/24*** Are you obsessed with honey? If so, is there a particular kind you like best? Spun honey, flavored honeys, certain types of honey....etc. I do enjoy honey, however we don't use it very often at all and I'd be afraid it would go to waste. What are your favorite materials? Or material things? Some people like jewelry, some like woods, some plants... Material wise I'm not too picky. I like a good, snuggly fabric for scarves or things like that, a light tee shirt material for well...tee shirts, and I do love the feel of satiny sheets! Is there anything you've been wanting to learn that your witch might be able to help you with? I'm really getting into baking. I love to bake, and I've decided that tiny kitchen or no, I'm gonna start! I'm currently trying to bake 1 new thing a week and just experiment around, so any light dessert recipes or cookbooks or cake decorating books or kits would be cool. Posters, yes or no? not really What are your favorite animals? Or, what animals resonate strongly with you? Cats. Big cats, domestic cats, any cat you can think of, I love it and want to learn more about it. Are there any historical figures you are particularly interested in - say, that you'd enjoy reading about, or movies, etc.? Not that I can think of at the moment. What, if anything, are you earwormed with right now? Luckily nothing! Woo hoo! Although I've had Fall Out Boy's Infinity on High CD in my car player for over a week now. What scent are you wearing right now, if any? I'm naked scent wise at the moment. Just woke up and all that. ***6/23*** Anyone reading an amazing book right now? Nope, not right now What socially respsonsible site would you recommend to ALL Witches? I would love to be able to give a good answer for this, but I usually spend my interwebs time looking at stupid stuff What is your favorite anime, or if you don't like that what is your favorite animated series? Do you like villians that are funny because they are meant to be, or are you like me and love the villian that just can't seem to get his evil schemes to work? I love Hellsing, Blood +, Mythical Detective Loki of Ragnarok, Chrono Crusade, Sailor Moon Tea. How do you feel about it? Not a tea drinker. I've tried many types, they are just not for me. would my future witchee like to receive steampunk style jewelry? Sure! Does your feline like catnip? I'm sure they would enjoy it thoroughly Salt soap bars (soap made with a large quantity of salt, like salt-scrub-in-a-bar)? You know, I have never tried a salt bar, but I would definitely be open to it! How would you feel about homemade jelly/jam from home-grown berries? We actually just got some jars of homemade jellies and jams from the in-laws, so we're pretty set for now. Homemade dill pickles? Made from cukes, beans, snap peas, baby zucchini? I actually don't like pickles ***6/22*** Based on Prior Carnivale act prototypes...which one are you truly excited about? Oh! There was one prototype, I think it was for one of the rides, that mentioned blueberry!! I'm very excited for that one! Would it bother you if you are not the first person to receive the same gift? Imagine a Witch who always sends her favourite book, for example. Not in the least! Pets: What do you have, and do they need/want anything? A tubby bunny name Franny, a fluffy kitty name Lilith, and a snuggle kitty named Rosette. They're pretty set on toys, but they do love treats/ Does anyone play video games? What platform(s)? Are there any new or vintage games you would like? I do indeed play games of the hack n slash or dungeon crawler variety. God of War, Devil May Cry, Champions of Norrath and games of that ilk. I have all of those already though, I just have to finish playing through some of them. Twilight fans, would you be interested in any products from this Etsy seller? If so, add the items you like to your Etsy favorites and make sure your wishlist is posted somewhere for your witch. No thanks Are you in need of decanting supplies, wand caps, or other scent-related paraphernalia? Right now I'm all set, thanks! ***6/20-21*** Are there any single notes (likely non bpal) that anyone is dying to have/try? Hmm... I rather prefer blends of scents to single notes net flick or the likes gift subscriptions? A month of Netflicks vs a DvD? We probably wouldn't use it Adorable Japanese characters? none in particular but I like them cause they're cute! My fiance sent me an early dvd rip of Coraline that he was given (pretty sure it's not been released yet, but I sometimes have a hard time keeping up) and I was wondering if anyone would like a copy of it? nah, I didn't have the urge to see the movie Do you collect dolls or miniatures? What kind? Do you like to get new clothes or items for them? Nope If you were to make a seasonal mix CD for this summer, what would you name it? It's too fucking hot during Texas summers and hopefully we can get the hell out of here. It would be a working title. Would you like any recycle/upcycle supplies for your crafting? I'm not really a big crafter Is there a program you might have missed or show you love which is gone from the airwaves which might be found (or burned) for you by a Witch? You know, I always love Daria, and Rocko's Modern Life Do you play any online games, like World of Warcraft? If so, what server do you play on, what's your character's name, etc.? Nope Would anyone like bath bombs or bath melts scented with one of their favorite Bpal scents? I do these for myself sometimes and find them to be quite enjoyable. Sure! Anything Metal Phoenix scented or oh! El Dia De Reyes and Pickled Imp too! Would you like homemade cinnamon buns or sticky buns? While they would be tasty, I sincerely doubt they would survive to down here. Is there anyone here that likes Hello Kitty or any other Sanrio Characters? I like Badtz Maru or whatever his name is. He is rather cute. Any non NZ or Aus witchee that I get gets Tim Tams, OK? fine by me ***6/19*** For non-US witches: is there anything from the US you'd love that you can't get where you live now? I am a US witch lol How many potential witchees have an iPod, or download MP3s? I have a Zune ***6/18*** Are there any of the BPTP bath oils you adore (particularly ones that you cannot get anymore). What about the room sprays? bath oils, not really, same with room sprays. How would you feel about an ultra-girlie shawl or wrap in summer-weight (lace)? I would love one What would you think of hand-dyed items? fine by me So, I hear you don't like lacy wraps! How do you feel about hand-knit socks? What? Who said I don't like lacy wraps? LIES! I love socks too though ***6/17*** What kinds of crafts does everyone either enjoy making or enjoy getting? Do you have a certain type of handmade item that you love to collect? Socks, boxes, jewelry, dolls etc? I enjoy baking, cause it counts as a craft! I like boxes, and would like to have more jewelry, but don't have the monies right now to go out and get any. Clearly, vegans are not into soaps with honey or milk, etc. But, if you're NOT a vegan how would you feel about soaps made with emu oil? Squicked out/concerned about animal cruelty, or willing to try them? Honestly as long as they are cruelty free I might be a little squicked out, but still willing to try them.
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    June Gloom 2009

    JUNE GLOOM 2009 It’s May in Los Angeles, and we’re baking slowly as the weather hits the low 100’s… Here at the Lab, we are praying for a little June Gloom. Bright summer flowers, fresh herbs, and a bit of citrus rind dampened by the scent of morning mist and rain. This is the 2009 version. ~ In the bottle - Love. This. A gorgeous sweetly floral aquatic with a slight underhint of citrus. It's not overly herbal or overly aquatic either. A truly gorgeous blend and I can only hope it stays this lovely on my skin. For some reason it reminds me of jasmine. ~Wet - Soft, light, floraly aquatic. It's very subtle. Almost the kind of scent that you don't notice when it's there but you definitely notice it's absence. Very nice. I have a feeling all of these would be great summer blends. ~Dry down- That lightly floral aquatic seems to be fading into something a little less pleasant. I'll probably end up keeping this one though just because of how it smells in bottle. Thank god for scent lockets! It seem sto be getting darker and dirtier as time goes on. ~After a while - This has definitely gotten down and dirty with time. I prefer the fresher scent myself, so this will probably get a lot of use in the old scent locket
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    Litha 2009

    Midsummer, Ukon Juhla, Alban Heruin, the Light of the Shore. This is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, marking the sun's highest path across the sky. The Sun God and the Lord of the Forest are at the apex of their strength, and the Holy Day itself is a celebration of light's triumph over darkness. The world around us is teeming with light and life, and on this day fertility rituals for both the land and its people are observed. Golden honey and moss, with honeysuckle, chamomile, parsley, white gardenia, frankincense, carnation, vervain, gum arabic, yarrow, and liquid copal. I've got the 2009 version, for what it's worth. ~ In the bottle - A sweet, herbal scent. Very green. Reminds me of what it might smell like to fall asleep in a vibrantly green field under a blooming tree on a hot day. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet though. ~ Wet - Sweet carnation and a summer field. Deliciously green and fresh. The parsley is starting to come out and is adding a little sharpness. Not at all the hot, humid and sweltering summer scent I was anticipating. ~Dry down- A grassy, herbal summer scent. As it's dried, it seems like the grasses that I'm detecting have dried a bit as well. It might be going a little plasticy, but I can't be sure. It might just be a case of over-sniffing though. I'll see how it goes. ~After a few hours - a sweet honeyed grassy scent. Slightly herbal, but it definitely reminds me of summer. I'm a little iffy on this one, but I'm going to hang on to it and see where it goes.
  15. FallDaze

    Velvet Tiki

    ~In the bottle - warm, tropical and fruity. I keep catching whiffs of different notes vying for the top. First it was vanilla, then it was the pineapple and papaya, then the coconut. It just keeps changing every sniff I take. ~ Wet - warm, tropical vanilla slathered fruits, delicious and golden. The scent itself reminds me of some shampoo I used to use though. Hopefully that association will fade though. ~Dry down- A very light tropical vanilla with a muted hint of bright fruits. It might be too much vanilla for me and not enough fruits. I'll give it a little longer and see if those fruits make a comeback. ~After some hours, it's practically nothing but sweet vanilla at this point. Probably going to try to rehome the bottle.