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ElinaMakropulos

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About ElinaMakropulos

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 04/11/1981

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    New Jersey
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    United States

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    hermes trismegistus
  • Favorite Scents
    skin musk, vanilla, yuzu, honey, citrus, iris, blue musk, fig, amber, woods, resins, patchouli, civet, woods - anything warm and spicy will do wondrous things to me :) Intense florals, roses, foody scents (with a couple of exceptions), and aquatics go so very, very wrong for me, alas! Can't tolerate: vetiver, tonka (except way in the background) favorite BPAL of all time: Judith and Holofernes, Schlafende Baigneuse, Snow White, Schwarzer Mond, TKO, Oisin, Venom, Buck Moon, Pediophobia, Shadow Witch Orchid, Dorian, Antique Lace Others: Alice, The Antikythera Mechanism, The Lion, Sugar Moon, Love Me, SATYR!!, Eclipse, O, Jacob's Ladder, Queen of Clubs, Queen Alice, Masquerade, Hay Moon, And There Was A Great Cry In Egypt, L'Autunno, Honey Moon, Tokyo Stomp, Chanukkiyah, The Sportive Sun, Temple Viper, Czernobog, El Dia de Reyes

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    you name it, I've probably got at least a passing interest in it. However, my main interests at the moment are my afghan hound, perfume, anthropology (getting my degree in it, I'd better be interested!), opera, cultural materialism, books, medical mycology, anything scary or spooky
  • Mood
    jibbery oinkery

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    Rooster
  • Western Zodiac Sign
    Aries
  1. ElinaMakropulos

    Leda

    The glittering crimson and gold musks of Sparta enveloped in gilded white swan feathers of pearl orris, white oudh, white sandalwood, and translucent spiced petals. So lovely. It reminds me of a more refined version of nag champa incense. Very dark, resinous oil, the perfect marriage of orris and incense.
  2. ElinaMakropulos

    Venus Murcia

    Very grassy, soapy and cologne-like at first sniff. On my skin it reads as expensive men's soap. I can't tell yet if I like it or if it's just too soapy.
  3. ElinaMakropulos

    Aristocratic Couple

    Slightly more intriguing in the bottle than on me; in the bottle it was spicy vanilla whereas on my skin it's all apricot, all the time. Not unpleasant, but I had hoped for less fruit and more vanilla. I'm going to keep trying it though and give it some time to mellow out.
  4. ElinaMakropulos

    The Glittering Apple Of The Stars

    Chalk me up as another who smells Snow White + SGA. However, unlike SGA, the apple is totally under control here and plays nicely with the musks. It's more vanilla than floral to me, and I love it every bit as much as I hoped I would. Definitely need a bottle
  5. ElinaMakropulos

    general SW catch up

    Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you?Not so much If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? Villainess, Amazon, Paintbox Soapworks, Sockdreams, L'occitane...really though - anything! What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters?Not so much a fan of the comics... Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in?My yard is not conducive to gardening but I would lOVE a pretty flower garden someday. If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase?I LOVE glittery stuff, crazy colors, and colored mascaras. All stuff I love to use but hate to buy for myself since they're not practical. Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types?lovelovelove both, especially a really good dark coffee or jasmine green tea. Are you going away for any part of this round? I will be visiting family in Texas this weekend (Sept 23-26) and will be in Pennsylvania Oct 6-8. If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? Sure! Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? I would have never thought so previously, but I'd probably love it what are your favorite types of Halloween candy?lollipops and sour gummies! Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands.Soap I'm open to anything, truly. If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now? I don't have any kids but my husband and I are trying, and any cute baby stuff would be welcome Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? Absolutely! Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc) Love em but we're all full up on em! Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less? I wish I could. What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.)Yesssssssssss Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it? Eh. Anything from the update ya'll are liking? I updated my wishlist. Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? Definitely! What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!)Time with my family, an amazing meal, and a looooooong massage. Possibly some cashmere undies too do you like real sugar skulls? Things with sugar skull designs? YESSSSS!! Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific?I cook but I have NO STORAGE in my kitchen, so kitchen stuff is a no-go for me. New question: How do you feel about maple syrup?Blech Do you like beef jerkey, I know some may be vegatarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerkey abounds. If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. (OK that borders on obscene)-Love jerky, mostly thicker and softer, but not always. Also loved smoked cheeses and dried sausages. Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work. Sure. A warning is nice, but maybe not 100% necessary. How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? Sour gummies :love: How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals? Sure! I have an iphone 3GS Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings? Ears are pierced, once each. SOCK PREFERENCES? Any and all! Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe? I was just thinking last night that I need some toe socks
  6. ElinaMakropulos

    General BPAL/BPTP wishes

    BPTP Down The Rabbit Hole room spray Okiya room spray Exotic Bazaar " Unspeakably Evil Temple " Gertrude Dix's " Dia de los Muertos (regular tee, size large) More coming!
  7. ElinaMakropulos

    Something my witch should know about me

    ...I am a compulsive giver-away of things I love if I know someone else will love it too. My feelings toward BPAL is that as much as I love something, there will always be something else to love, so if I can make someone else happy then I will do it without hesitating. This means I've given away rares and bottles I love more than anything, but in the end it was worth it. I'm actually not sure if this is a GOOD thing, but it's a big part of who I am. ...having said that, I do *not* give away gifts. My feeling on gifts is, someone thought enough of me to gift me something, what kinda jerk would I be to give it away? Basically what I am saying is that I am weird.
  8. ElinaMakropulos

    Halloweenie update wishes

    My witch: this is strictly for reference - no pressure! BPTP: SGA soap Harvest Festival room spray Sugar Skull soap FRUITBAT FRUITBATH BATH OIL (all caps because I am copy + pasting - not shouting!) SPUN SUGAR SPECTRE BATH OIL FIG AND WHITE SANDALWOOD HAIR GLOSS SNAKE OIL HAIR GLOSS BPAL: LA CALAVERA CATRINA REGINA EREBI THE GLITTERING APPLE OF THE STARS THE GOLDEN APPLE OF THE SUN THE BLACK APPLE OF SATURN DEATH EMBRACES A YOUNG MAIDEN AN INCUBUS LEAVING TWO SLEEPING WOMEN MUSE OF THE NIGHT NIGHTMARE THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH THE ZOOM
  9. ElinaMakropulos

    PW141

    Uh...this smells straight up like cherry chapstick. The same weird chemical cherry/menthol/waxy smell. Incidentally, I happen to like the smell of cherry chapstick, but I don't think I want to smell like it.
  10. ElinaMakropulos

    Nepthys v4

    It was so sharp and pungent I couldn't pick out any notes, just rushed to wash it off. I'm going to keep trying it, just with way less. Very "perfumey" and sharp.
  11. ElinaMakropulos

    Venus

    Gorgeous pink rose and expensive soap, but in a VERY pleasant way. Normally I'm not one for soap/rose scents, but this is soft enough that neither becomes sharp, cloying or aggressive. Beautiful clean scent, perfect for work
  12. ElinaMakropulos

    Black Lace

    I totally get the apples. It smelled like L'Autunno for the first hour or so, that incensey-appley smell. Now a couple hours later it just smells faintly spicy.
  13. ElinaMakropulos

    Hod

    Hod is Alice's sexy grown up cousin. Gorgeous, spicy, enticing...my husband couldn't stop sniffing me! It has incredible throw and longevity, too. It's got the spicy carnation edge but it's rounded out a teensy bit by the sweetness of the amber. It'll be my very first multiple bottle purchase, I'm in love!
  14. ElinaMakropulos

    The Brides of Dracula

    I dunno what in this blend is smelling like mimosa to me, but it's lovely. Soft mimosa with the teeniest hint of lily, and dries down to a very pretty floral (but still heavily mimosa-y) musk.
  15. ElinaMakropulos

    Osiris v4

    I fully recognize that this smells lovely, but to me it's got this cloying, sickly aspect that is a total turnoff. In a way, that's good for a scent named for the God of the Dead Final summation: sickly sweet mummy + ornate coffin wood.
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