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  1. miri

    Monster Bait: Bloody Mary

    Sweet, very red, and slightly powdery - I enjoyed this! It's definitely cooked fruit, rather than fresh (it's almost jellied fruit, really)... It lasted well, and was fun
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    Velvet Panther

    I noted that this was a powdery, ambery, sweet citrus at first, but after a while, I ended up with soap. And it didn't stay around that long... The amber must have been the dark vanilla and musk conspiring to trick me I don't know if this might need to settle for a little while longer before re-testing it, or if I should keep my imp for my scent locket... Or both
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    Velvet Tiki

    Velvet Tiki was quite floral when wet, but dried to a nice vanilla with very little throw (though it may have been overshadowed by the O CTV I had next to it)! The next day, it smelled almost like digestive biscuits, which was rather bizarre - but hey, it stuck around!
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    Velvet Pink Kitty

    Velvet Pink Kitty is definitely related to Velvet Unicorn. It's less sweet and slightly boozy. If you took a double shot of gin, added half a bottle of apple and raspberry J20, and topped it up in a pint glass with tonic water, you'd get a drink I'd really like something rather close to this! Definitely one to try again - not sure if it's bottle-worthy, but it is fun!
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    Velvet Nudie

    I don't get the lemons from it - a very light, sweet, almost furry vaguely floral scent. I quite like it (it's sweet, clean, feminine and gentle), but I get virtually no throw from it at all, and I put on a decent amount...
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    Velvet Unicorn

    Very, very sweet pink sugar (possibly pink Nerds candy (limited edition strawberry, perhaps?), with a very slight edge to the sugar). As it starts to dry down, fresh red berries come out of it (seriously, like somebody got a bowl, put some fresh, tart fruit at the bottom, then filled it up with candy/pink sugar, to try to trick kids into eating the fruit!) and the sugar lightens a bit to a meringue/candy floss sort of scent (berries still peeking out every so often) Rather pretty, but it would be nice if it had more throw... But I think most scents, even the ones that stick around (I still had scent 24 hours after application, up close - then I showered) stick right to my skin...
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    Lascivious, flirtatious, and vampy as hell. A true heartbreaker’s perfume. The innocence of orange blossom tainted by the beguiling scents of ginger and patchouli. When I first applied it, I got a very, very light ginger over sweet flowers. The ginger went away, leaving me with a reasonably heavy sweet floral. Not a distinct "orange blossom" - I'd have guessed "jasmine" if I had to, because it's got that sort of sweet, heavy, enveloping-ness to it. Four hours after application, still a sweet, heavy, jasminey floral. It's not unpleasant, but I wanted ginger and orange and patchouli from it!!! I think I'll have to try it again at some point with different expectations, because I can't get over the "but I didn't want it to be like that..!" factor today! ETA: 7 hours after application, I'm getting sweet patchouli with a hint of ginger spice!!! Of course, I do need to huff my wrist with my nose practically pressed to my skin... But now I can see the Karma similarities at least (though I personally find Ravenous closer)...
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    In the wet stages and for the first couple of hours, I wouldn't have guessed floral. (I'm trying to test all my untested imps - a different scent a day. Reach in, try to remember if I've tested it before, sniff, if I like, apply (if I really like - like this and Kubla Khan yesterday - apply somewhat generously!). Look up notes afterwards.) I had a sweet, smoky, spiced but not spicy mandarin - if Carnal and Sin had a love-child, this would have been it. After a couple of hours, it started to go more floral - I lost my mandarin and started to suspect rose. I've now got a rose, sweetened by jasmine and rendered very slightly smoky by myrrh. I might try this in a scent locket as the wet stage was very nice, but I'm not a fan of the scent of rose (my boyfriend got me two dozen a few years back for Valentine's Day - I sniffed deeply and said in delight, "Yay - hothouse flowers! No scent!" They're very pretty and I like stroking them coz the petals are all soft and velvety, but the smell doesn't do it for me - from the blooms or on my skin).
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    Kubla Khan

    Oh wow - this is not one I'd have picked for me from the list of notes (leather's usually an automatic dealbreaker for me - I don't like the scent of the real stuff, or the notes that mimic it! And I'm not a fan of rose), but I only get ones I like!!! This is a very well blended sweet, slightly smoky, golden vanilla/amber scent. I've caught little whaftlets of sandalwood, maybe a slight hint of ginger... But the florals and leather haven't made an appearance.
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    How do you apply your BPAL oils?

    Do people find that their skin condition affects how long it lasts, so that when their skin's a bit dry, BPAL goes away quicker? I'm 95% certain I've heard this as a theory before, to add to the personality type/body temperature debate..!
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    Hay Moon

    I quite like this, but I do think it's a bit outclassed by Mead Moon. I first tried Hay Moon and Mead Moon at the same time (different wrists), and really loved Mead Moon (it's such a match for Lush's Honey Trap!) but wasn't blown away by Hay Moon. I only put a little dab on each wrist to re-test it, but have been really enjoying it. It starts off as quite a green scent, like cut grass waiting to dry, but sharper, but as it dries the honey comes out to play, the grass turns to hay, and it ends up a warm, gentle, sunny scent, with little wafts of honey, lemon and mallow. My biggest problem with it is that it doesn't have much throw and goes away quite quickly. I put a load more on to see if it was a case of quantity, with the same results.
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    Amber, cream accord, white honey, apple blossom, skin musk, caramel, and teak. I tried this on after reading the Mead Moon and SGA reviews and almost thought I was imagining the scent - a deep, dark, complex honey, with a little apple edge. Looking at the notes: nope! It really was a case of 'reach into Grindhouse Ladies bag because I need to start testing them, pull it out, take imp cap off, breath deeply, slather'. This is good! The caramel and white honey sure do play nice together! And I did actually put enough on to be able to feel it as a layer on my skin... *whistle* The cream accord and apple blossom give it a - err - creaminess. I think the teak's staying in the background, adding to the depth of the blend but in a subtle, refined, unobtrusive way. This scent is GOOD. (Edited to add description.)
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    Mead Moon

    I'm a little amused by how many people have compared this to various Lush scents - and have to agree with the person who said that it's Lush's Honey Trap lip balm! It's definitely a predominantly honey scent, but I think the rosemary, lemon and nutmeg are notable temperers (in that order), cutting the sweetness and giving it a general creaminess with a little edge. It's a good one!
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    Pickled Imp

    While this made my brain bop and go "Chimera! But more throw!", I think it's actually closer to Gingerbread Poppet - it doesn't have the copal dry-down, at any rate... I really like both of the aforementioned scents (and have bottles of both), so I intend to enjoy my Picked Imp decant and think hard about whether or not I need a bottle. It's sweet, spicy, almost sticky/syrupy and rather gorgeous!
  15. I don't think it's been mentioned yet, but Hermia is basically Rock Star plus pink pepper. Given that Rock Star is one of my favourite soaps...