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    snake charmer
  • Favorite Scents
    Scents: Snake Charmer**, Voodoo Queen, Snow White, Anaconda, Black Orchid, Dark Delicacies, Spanked, Buck Moon, Coyote, Shub Niggurath, Morocco, Sleepy Moon, Hungry Ghost Moon, Snowflakes, Black Lily, Strength, Banded Sea Snake, Whippoorwill, Death Adder, Temple Viper, l'Inverno Notes: some ambers, vanilla, almost any wood (sandalwood!, cedar, rosewood, oud, fir, pine), resins (myrrh, frankincense), incense, smoke, LEATHER, patchouli, ginger, pepper, spicy, coriander, cardamon, mossy, musk (light musks and red musk), cinnamon, plum, fig, smoke, lily, orchid, neroli!!!! though amber is my fave by far.

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  1. cranberry

    Looking for the closest scent to Voodoo Queen

    thank you! :wub2: I remember looking at that one! I've got a wee bit of VQ left and tried it on last night. All i could think was that I could not be without it (or the like) in my life!
  2. Looking for the closest scent to Voodoo Queen. It is my Holy Grail, along with Snake Charmer. Old school I know but there you go. Grateful for input. I've been out of the BPAL world for quite a while, but still love my favorites and would love to find something comparable to VQ
  3. cranberry

    Giant Squid

    what a pretty tart green apple scent! maybe with a bit of aloe and a sweet floral way in the background. as it wears spice comes out. love it!
  4. cranberry

    Clockwork Couture: Male

    at first the clove reminded me of ecstasy of passion but that passed quickly (in a mini-sec). now this smells very much like cologne and very masculine.
  5. cranberry

    Banshee Beat

    this reminds me of sugared aged patchouli. yum! maybe with a hint of tea.
  6. cranberry

    Clockwork Couture: Female

    so gorgeous! first it's all about the leather - clean, smooth and then immediately a sweet fruitiness. the leather and vanilla orchid are most dominant on me at first, with hints of moss and sweet amber. the tonka adds sweetness. lovely. thank you so much Twilight Eyes for the chance to try this!
  7. cranberry

    Are bpal blends all-natural?

    I don't want to get the drama going again, but I do want to add a couple points. first, there is the title of this thread "are bpal blends made from 100% undiluted EOs." so I don't think it is unreasonable do expect discussion about what is in the oils - natural, synthetic, vegan, etc. second, that was a great post by Beth. third, I do not think that Jayne was or has been a troll. Beth answered some of her questions but not all of her questions. so yes, I agree, asking the lab direct would be the best way to go, however, in keeping with the topic at hand, it is not out of line to question it here. or to continue to question what the oils are composed of here. Beth, in her post, did not address the question of synthetics, molecules or not. vegan does not equal not synthetic. synthetic was addressed a while back but it clearly was not most recently. that raises what I think to be a legitimate question. I think aine summed it up pretty well. eta quote
  8. cranberry

    Spawn of the She-Devil v1

    there's something here that reminds of the tricks - I'm thinking magnolia. this is a dark, sweet scent, not vanilla sweet by any means, but more softly subdued sweet, sensous and slinky. not overtly musky but I would believe it's a base note grounding it. I'm also getting a whiff of cherry. dragon's blood too I think. I like it.
  9. cranberry


    first sniff, this smelled sour and somewhat fruity. sniffing deeply, that could be cognac or if not, most certainly some sort of wine scent. It's a very light blend, quiet and close to the skin with not a lot of throw. Now the sour wine smell is gone and there's an artifical smooth oily note along with a soft sweet scent, perhaps fake strawberry. now something vaguely floral emerges and blends with the fruity-oily scent. now after it's been on about 20 minutes or so, this is a sweet, slightly floral, slightly fruity scent that really smells most like sweet powdered sugar candy. it's still a light scent that is unnoticeable unless my nose is pressed straight to my skin.
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    Aswang v1

    At first this smelled like artificial bananas. That quickly went away and now it smells like orris, something slightly astringent and bright – maybe gardenia? Tobacco for sure, maybe a spash of something green. Very interesting scent. Now the green is gone and it smells of tobacco, orris, light musk, and a faint juicy sweetness. It’s similar to the tobacco-orris-musk notes in Smoky Moon or Black Lace, without the dry sandalwood or rich velvety vanilla, respectively.
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    Construct v3

    This is a very light in tone, fresh, clean type scent. Rather high pitched – this could have a white tea, ozone, linen…it is in the vein of Embalming Fluid and some of the other very clean, light fresh scents. I don’t wear this sort of scent so I can’t tell one note from another here, just that it’s that sort of scent.
  12. cranberry


    Very sweet, fruity. This is sugar and fruit no doubt about it. Some of the sugar has turned to toffee. The toffee adds a depth and this is pretty yummy really.
  13. cranberry

    Capela Dos Ossos v5

    Oh yum! Light frankincense and sandalwood – this is wonderful! This scent is not very strong but it smells really good. This is one of my very favorite incense blends – simply stunning!!! Thank you TwilightEyes to try all these protos!!
  14. cranberry


    Slightly aquatic with predominant thick heady flowers. Some resins too underneath and supporting. This blend brings to mind the color purple and lushness, richness. Ah, now it’s becoming more clear, I smell petitgrain, maybe a bit of orange blossom….the aquatic note that I smelled in the beginning has disappeared, and this doesn’t smell purple to me any more. Though it does still retain the lush quality. It’s more a shimmer of color, rich jewel tones. This is a very pretty, sensual scent. Now that it’s been on a while, the bitterness and brightness that characterizes petitgrain really comes out. The color has changed yet again, and instead of being rich jewel tones, this is lighter, more ethereal colors. Backbone of golden amber. I really like this scent.
  15. cranberry


    Very bright, sweet fruity floral, smells candy sweet.