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  1. darklorelei

    A Ginger ale scent?

    I love BPAL, but I've always been really disappointed in their gingers. I love a really fresh sort of ginger scent, and that's pretty hard to come by in the BPAL line. Baobhan Sith is probably the only one that's not super heavy (to me), but ginger is definitely not at all the dominant note in that scent.
  2. 10/9/10 I came home with some Dungeon Crawl and some Bedbugs yesterday. If you were my witchee, would you want some of either/both? Nah. 10/7/10 Did you forget anything fun/interesting or find something new and exciting? Don't think so. 10/5/10 Would you like to receive international magazines, even if you don't speak the language it's written in, just to ogle the pictures or for the novelty of it? If yes, what kind of magazines, or what magazines in particular? I do, but I really don't need more paper. would you have interest in any of the new Christmas stuff from Lush? Not really a Lush person. Except for Celestial. Oh, witchee-poo... if there was one bottle you could have from the NYCC exclusives, what would it be? Too late, but nothing appealed. If someone were to make you one of the items in this post which would it be? I don't understand this question. If you were my witchee, would you mind a gift certificate where you'd have to do it old school style and mail it in with your order form? I might not get around to it, tbh. 10/4/10 Do you have a preferred weight of yarn to work in? Lace, sock, worsted, bulky, handspun with variation? Mmm. Yarn. I mostly use lace and sock yarn. Well. I use all weights, but those are the easiest to use when stashed. Anyone like little seasonal decorative wreaths? Like gravevine wreaths embellished with silk flora, etc.? I'm not so into seasonal stuff. Do any witchees need a Snuggie? Haha, no. 10/01/10 So, who here loves pomegranates? Are the good as a fruit, a flavoring or just a scent? I haven't had pomegranate anything in ages, so I don't really even remember what they taste like. Haunt Update? Well, I'm sure it's all sold out now, but I've never tried Haunt products. They seem a bit heavy for me, scent-wise. I don't know. 9/30/10 Villainess has an update. Anyone wanting anything from it? Nope. Hoping Wasabi will come back for winter. *Sigh* How are all the witchees fixed for purses--lunchbags, etc? I like bags, but I tend to just use a trusty tote until it dies. Now, I have a question for you. About notes. Which are your favourite ones? Do you have a kind of "note top ten?" Anything that works particularly well on you? Do you have a perfume category (foody, floral, aquatic, musky) that you favour? And are there any notes you have never tried, but think would work well on you? 1. Roses. Especially the green ones. 2. Grapefruit. 3. Ginger (but in a fresh, hot way, not the foodie way, if that makes sense.) 4. Bergamot. 5. Geranium. 6. Pear. 7. Black Pepper. 8. Tea. Would you like a sugar skull decorated by your witch? Or do you like sugar skull stuff in general? I don't DISLIKE them, but I'm not that into it. 9/29/10 Is there one scent that is your goto for comfort on a bad stressful day? Like the perfume equivilent of a security blankie? Not at this point. Probably should be, but no. What are you going to be for Halloween? I'm not going to go out. Is there something just super random you like/enjoy/want/are ogling that has not been and will not be covered by any other questions, because it's just that WEIRD? Hmm. I don't think so? 9/25/10 If you could make a scent that represents where you live (or have lived), what would be the ingredients? I...don't know. Are you in need of Roller bottles or anything of the like? If this question means supplies, I wouldn't say know to a few reducers. 9/24/10 Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? A cephalopod! Would you want a local/tourist item from your witch? Like a t-shirt, mug or shot glass? Nah. Okay, who wants NAlloween and some Vampire Apothecary goodness? Not I! Venomous Villains? I feel like the only person who's meh about this collection. Last Unicorn? No thanks. Who is your fav Disney Villian/villianess? How about hero/herione? I adore Maleficent, and I like Ursula quite a bit. And now, my confession, I don't really care for the good guys. Didn't when I was a kid, either, haha.
  3. 9/23/10 Do you collect stones/rocks? Nope. I think they're shiny and neat, but I don't need more dust collectors. What's your favorite Halloween Music? N/A? 9/22/10 Do you have a deviantart print wishlist or favourites list? No. Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Halloween update? Seance looked kind of interesting-ish. What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes? I love shoes! I wear 9.5/10. Do you like paper dolls (new or vintage) or coloring in books? Everyone loves coloring books! Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags? I...don't understand the question? What song is on heavy rotation for you right now? "How Come That Blood" - Sam Amidon Are you coveting any of the NYCC atmospheric sprays? Nah. If you could get any one thing hand-painted from your witch, what would it be and what would be on it? I've always thought hand-painted shoes are neat. Would you (assumin' you're a yarnie) be interested in a naturally-dyed yarn that's designed to very gradually fade with washing? I prefer brights. Yaaay chemicals. If you have played before... I'm not a gamer. 9/21/10 Do you like garlic...? I really like garlic, but in the normal places. Can I talk to you about the living dead? How do you feel about Zombies? Really overplayed, but still kinda fun. I enjoyed the Zombie Survival Guide. 9/20/10 If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update? Nothing grabbed my eye. How many bottles of BPAL do you have? Seven. I know! Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? I like what I do now. I run and swim. Anyone else into Emily Autumn? Nope. What's on your walls? I have a ton of prints, but the only thing on my wall right now is a print of a Tiffany window. But yeah. I like old ads, old propaganda posters, anything Deco-esque. do you like Girl Scout cookies? What kind? Thin Mints. Especially when frozen. What's your take on homemade apple butter? Want some? I make my own! But I love apple butter. 9/19/10 Do you read/like fantasy? What kind of books or authors do you love? Which one would you like to read? Would you like gifts related to it? I like some YA/kids fantasy, but I don't really like stuff in the doorstopper/romance/blah blah. Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? Soap isn't that much of my friend, but I like anything grapefruit or ginger. But like, true fresh ginger, not so much baked-good-y I wondered if my witch or any witch would enjoy things like nice pens to draw with or anything similar? Nah. For those who are yarnies, would you like other-than-yarn witchery? Hooks, needles? Preference of material? Do you use/would you like handmade stitch markers, etc.? Um. I'm set for most stuff, tbh. I don't like blingy stitch markers, generally. I love most fibers. EXCEPT COTTON. COTTON IS SATAN. (I don't mind cotton other clothing, but knitting with cotton yard gives me the shudders) Does anyone do altered books? Would you be interested in old books to alter? Any type or title in particular? Altered books make me sad. Did someone ask about incense yet? Would you like some? Something to store or burn it in? What scents? What form? I don't. Any oddball free things you collect or would want saved for you? Nope. 9/18/10 Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? Not I! I pull my hair back always, but I'm pretty basic. Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? No. How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? Dunno. Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? No. What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...) I love the cold. I love forests. What do you wish you could make/craft if you had the know-how and supplies? Specifically, which particular items? I wish I could learn to do more sophisticated jewellery. Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? Nope. Anyone need address/phone type books? No. 9/17/10 Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd’s that you’ve been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? Pretty much just the stuff on my Amazon wishlist. Used is fine if it's not bootleg and is in good condition. Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? No. Would you like a custom/altered toy either from a seller or from your witch (like My Little Pony, or a Barbie or any particular toy that can be changed?) Custom MLPs crack me up in a good way. Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? Kisses? That...sounds gross. I'm more into traditional halloween candy like the candy pumpkins. Anne Taintor, anyone? Pretty funny! Which web comics do you enjoy? LOTS. McNinja, Cat & Girl, Abominable Charles Christopher, Wonderella, A Softer World, Dinosaur Comics, many more. 9/16/10 How do you feel about recipes? Om nom nom. What kind of a cook/baker are you? Pretty good one, if I do say so myself. Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? I mostly cook for myself. If I send you something home made would you like the recipe for it? sure. If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? Sure How about home made mixes or kits? Kind of like the cookie in a jar thing, where you would need to add the perishable ingredients? eh. maybe. if you are a tea lover, what are your flavor preferences? Green? Black? Herbal (I know, technically those are NOT teas, but tisanes)? Flavored blacks/greens? I like Earl Grey, Chai (spicier the better), am intrigued by rose flavored tea. 9/15/10 How do you feek about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? Eh. Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? Not really. Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive managas or anything related to them? I'm not super into manga/anime. I like Monster and Pluto, though. Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? Sure. If you have something on a wishlist that we could craft INSTEAD of buying, though it might not end up identical to the wishlist thing, would it be okay to craft it instead? Obviously we don't want to copy anyone else's design, but if we can replicate the flavour or intent that you like without stepping on toes? Go for it. OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? I like tights! I LIKE knee socks, but I'm not sure how well they'd fit. I have very, very muscular calves. How do people feel about word magnets like the magnetic poetry stuff? already have. If you could have any costume, or if you aren't into costumes, necklace or other accessory, from any movie character, what would it be? Uhhh. I covet the shoes in a lot of really early films. How do you feel about samples/decants of things other than BPAL? Soap slices, lotion/scrub/shower gel decants, single use make-up/beauty products, etc. If you think I'd like it, sure. What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Or do you just plan on ordering individual items? I'm too picky for Inquisition. Still debating Ginger Skulls. 9/14/10 Chocolate or other types of candy? NOT CHOCOLATE. I love most other candy, though. For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? Bags. Someday I will graduate to a pot... Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot alike, or would like to be alike? Not really. Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, etc. Nothing with in a SW budget. Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? I hate live music. If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? Nothing domesticated, but I love all cephalopods. Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? I love almost all plants. I wanted to be a botanist when I was little. Do you have a favorite quotation? Song lyric? Book passage? WhateverthehecktheycalltheanonymousregionalwisdomthingiePROVERB! that word. No, not really. What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? (A scent where even a tester would do) Not really. Is there anything you would like that can be delivered over the internet? Things like fanfic recs, cat macros, mp3s you are looking for, how-to or amusing videos, things like that Sure. What would your last meal be if it could be anything in the world (sky is the limit, drinks too, the whole shebang) I'd probably go to Zingerman's, get my usual order (#26, please), and then since it's my last meal, I'd probably pile on the sides of mac and cheese and rice pudding. And then gelato and something baked, too. HEY IT'S MY LAST MEAL I DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT CALORIES. NaNoWriMo? The flesh is willing, but the mind is weak. I still try every year because I'm a sucker. Last year I hit a whole 1200 words.
  4. I've gotten rid of a few that weren't really relevant to me. If it isn't answered, I don't care either way. 9/13/10 what interests you from the latest lab update? GINGER SKULLS. But other than that, I've had a bit of a drought of stuff appealing from the Lab. How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff? Love stationery! Either. Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated veggies, pickled onions, chili jam?) Yum! Nothing too spicy, though. If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Sure. Would you like something you have to make yourself? I...don't really get this question? But I do like craft supplies... Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you? Go for it! Who is your favorite soap etailer? Villainess and Arcana, I guess. I don't buy a lot of soap online. I'm more particular about scents. What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? Meh? With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference? Nah, not really. What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I like makeup but don't wear it as often as I'd like. Currently I wear Meow's foundation and MAC eyeshadow/lipstick. I wear a variety of colors, usually on the brighter side. I've been looking for a good red lipstick for a while, but I've been really struggling to find one. 9/12/10 Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to last.fm immediately and create an account! Download the scrobbler! Link us to your account! If you reject this assignment, maybe just tell us what your mp3 player says you listen to a lot? I'm darklorelei there, but I don't have scrobbling connected right now. There's a ton of music that hasn't made it on there. I have ridiculously eclectic taste in music. Any countries you're interested in? Nothing in particular. I'd love to travel everywhere. Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? No thanks. Well. Salt/sugar scrubs are nice. If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? Uh...sure? Are you a foodie? Yes! HOWEVER, I don't really like good cheese, booze, or olives (I know, I know). For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? I don't really do holidays. Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? I do, but I have too many already. 9/11/10 Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? No thanks. Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? I've kind of grown out of it. If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? No video games. How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? I love plants of all sorts. I don't have a garden at present, though. How do you feel about marzipan? om nom nom If you could have 3 BPAL bottles fall (gently) out of the sky right this second that you've been looking for or pining for - which 3 would they be Just the stuff on my wishlist, really. Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding? Not really? Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? Ginger Skulls! If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) Sure! 9/10/10 Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? No. I don't like honeycrisps. If you were to receive a knitted item (such as a scarf, hat, etc), what colors would you like? And do you have any sensitivies/allergies to any materials? No handknits, please Gift Certificate: physical or email? Doesn't really matter? Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? No scented candles. What places to do you visit that you'd like a gift card to? Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, B&N, a favorite restaurant or clothing shop? S'bux, Amazon, Borders. But I'd rather get things than gift cards. Cake or Frosting? Frosting. 9/9/10 What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? Oklahoma. Shut up. The weird dream-rape scene and the fire are scary when you're 4! Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? Doesn't everyone? Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, Statler and Waldorf. If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? I really want a kitty. Comfort Rereads?: I reread EVERYTHING. But I s'pose anything by Dorothy L. Sayers. Will you be going out of town during the round...? Nope. If you are in school now, what classes are you taking? Does anything you are currently studying really interest you? (if you are not in school, is there anything you are trying to learn?) Need to go back to finish my degree (long story). I'd really like to get a double masters in Musicology and Library Science. What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus. A lynx. What's YOUR favorite word? tintinnabulation, yclept, inure. Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most? A bit! I don't dress it or anything, but I have a minor obsession with airships. 9/8/10 Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you? Medusa Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff? Not really. My ammo cases do nicely. If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why? I am AWFULLY fond of technology. But maybe the 20s? Favorite Halloween Candy/Treat? Those orange pumpkin candies. What are your favorite baked goods/homemade treats? I like almost everything baked as long as there's no chocolate (but white chocolate is ok). Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? No thanks. 9/7/10 Socks? Sock Dreams? Anyone? Soooocks. I like tights best, actually! I love socks, but my calves are very muscular, so anything really tall is a no-go. What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? I listen to sad songs, watch my guilty pleasure movies, and reread my favorite books. Favorite Halloween/Scary movies/books Not so much into Halloween, but I really like Hitchcock movies. I don't like straight up horror in any medium. What would the name of your custom blend be? The description? Have to think about this. COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? Loff them. I'm currently liking The Unwritten and Hellboy/BPRD, I liked Y the Last Man and Ex Machina, and I'm really looking forward to the return of Batwoman. I tend to be more of a DC girl in general. Warm drinks? Pumpkin Spice Lattes, hot Vernors, hot apple cider. 9/6/10 When you go to an etsy wishlist... If it were QUITE similar, sure, why not. How picky are you? Very. Do you wear make up? When I'm not lazy. Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them? Yay, but not so much into memorabilia. I like The Little Mermaid, the original Fantasia, and Sleeping Beauty best. Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? Just plain dvds. Would you like custom icons as a gift? No. 9/5/10 What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time? Salt and vinegar chips, gummy candy, string cheese Ebooks Ew. Nail Polish: I'M OBSESSED. Seriously. I tend to go for fun colors over work-safe. I like glitter, jelly, and creams, but not so much shimmer unless it's really cool. Current favorites are Zoya Kotori, Orly Royal Navy, and Zoya Charla. (Blue is NOT my favorite color, this is a total coincidence) Soft/plushy things: Always! What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do? Upholstery! Also get moar bettar at jewellery. For those who decorate for Halloween... I don't. 9/4/10 Are you into Austen's books? Northanger Abbey is AWESOME. I like P&P for the socioeconomic aspects. S&S and Persuasion are kind of dull, and I find Mansfield Park and Emma DEEPLY creepy. Do you read Tarot cards? If not, would you be interested? Used to. Not into it any more. So for those of you who are into Harry Potter at all, which house do you think you'd be sorted into? Slytherclaw. SHUT UP THAT'S TOTALLY A THING. What, if anything, is your guilty TV watching pleasure? ANTM and Bravo's reality shows. Hey, you said guilty. Celebrity crush?: ...does Tesla count? Knitted things?: I'm a big knitter, don't need more. Do you like scented tarts? No. Lip balms? Maybe? Do you have any body mods? Plain pierced ears. Booze. Do you drink it, would you like some EW. What is your favorite artist or art style? ART DECO. I also like Klimt. 9/03/10 Hallowe'en plans? Nothing. Mix CDs? Sure. Girlyness level? I like cosmetics, I hate pink. 9/02/10 Baked goods: om nom nom Are you someone who'd rather have lots of small testers of different things on your wishlist, or would you rather have one or two "big" things? Tester unless indicated. How about tshirt/bottoms sizes? Unisex S, Geeenerally a women's XL for those small-running tees.
  5. darklorelei


    In the imp: Cotton candy. A subtle muskiness-oh no?! Wet: More cotton candy with a really sharp rose pointing through. Almost white-floral like. I gotta say, I don't know if it's just my nose, but I am having a really hard time smelling it unless I put my nose right on top of it. Drying: The rose finally comes out, but it's still very sweet and cotton candy, and no throw at all. I'll stick to more robust roses like 257 and Rose Red.
  6. darklorelei


    I'm so happy to get a chance to try this! It's basically all my favorite notes, so I've been really anticipating it. In the imp: holy HELL is this hideous. Super sharp florals. Wet: Soapy white floral, but almost dies completely on my skin. Not really getting bergamot or geranium at all, which is sad. Oddly, for once I wish this had more of a base, which is bizarre as basenotes tend to be my nemesis. Drying: Still fairly faint (at least to my sinus-y nose), but the geranium is finally starting to come through. Yay! Over a bit of soft sweetness. I want to say that's the gardenia, but I have really weird scent associations, so it could well be the tobacco flower. Overall: I like this. It's way more floral and girly than I usually go for (despite my love for these notes). Not sure it's a bottle yet, but definitely hanging onto the imp for now.
  7. darklorelei

    Hell's Belle

    Strangely, I get almost no magnolia from this; or at least not the magnolia that is outside my window. It reminds me of nothing so much as a craft shop - that kind of generic holiday/candle shop spice.
  8. darklorelei


    The cranberries smell like cranberries! If anything, this smells like plain ol' cranberry cocktail. There's definitely musk in the background, though, and, as always, my bizarre chemistry gives the scent the bizarre background of bubblegum.
  9. darklorelei

    Belle Époque

    For me, the lily of the valley is definitely the most dominant note. Floral, slightly soapy, but not in a bad way unless you get too close. The vanilla also comes out; to me, the overall impression is that of pears or gardenias, though those notes aren't pleasant in the blend. Pretty, but not extraordinary.
  10. darklorelei


    In imp: very herbal fruit. Sage? Not really a fan. On skin: almost completely disappears. Reminds me of nothing so much as berry chewing gum. This was honestly a big disappointment for me. I was hoping for more orris and fewer berries.
  11. darklorelei

    Allergy Questions, Allergies and other reactions to oils

    You probably applied it too soon after your bath. Your pores are all open and your skin is more sensitive.
  12. darklorelei

    Relaxing BPAL Scents

    Eve and Psyche are really soothing to me.
  13. darklorelei

    What do bottles and labels look like?

    It really depends on what you're getting. Patchouli gets a lot better as it ages, but things like citrus should be used sooner.
  14. darklorelei

    Sleepytime BPAL

    I think some TKO might be in order.