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hyejungkook

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    Poetry. Piano. Yoga. Tea. Travel. Reading. Cooking. BPAL, of course.

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    Bess. Titania. Two, Five, Seven. Rose Red. Baobhan Sith. Queen Mab. Ulalume. Manhattan. Blockbuster.

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  1. hyejungkook

    Wishes

    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!
  2. 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
  3. hyejungkook

    June Gloom

    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!
  4. hyejungkook

    June Gloom 2009

    My second review! In 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.
  5. hyejungkook

    Strawberry Moon Review

    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.
  6. hyejungkook

    Strawberry Moon 2009

    My first review...here goes: 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--I need to go eat strawberries in cream and sugar now.
  7. hyejungkook

    Current BPAL scents

    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. Waiting on: 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 My bottles: Rose Red 2007 (hiding somewhere in my apartment) Chaos Theory IV: Edge of Chaos, DLLXXXV To Autumn My imps: Titania Bastet Phantom Queen Snake Oil (given away) Egle Bensabiel Szepasszony High John the Conqueror Port Au Prince Ulalume The Hanging Gardens Queen Mab Blockbuster Neo-Tokyo Machu Picchu Bess (also in hiding) Dirty Two, Five, Seven The Dormouse Dorian (given away) Manila (given away) Ophelia Maenad Tweedledee Manhattan (also in hiding) Baobhan Sith Aizen-myoo Serpents With Glittering Eyes And Forky Tongues Persephone (given away) My frimps (yay for BPAL's generosity): Anubis Dragon's Blood The Sea Foams Blood Vampire Tears Van Van Ochosi A Countenance Foreboding Evil Wanda Raksha (given away) The Ghost Hunger Possibly others, hiding away
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