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    Occurrence at the Diner

    OCCURRENCE AT THE DINER House salad, no dressing. Wow! I'm the first to really review this.... I'm kind of nervous. In the bottle: Floral. Smells like salad, but a bouquet of light flowers mixed in with the salad. Very white and pale green. Pretty. Wet: It smells like the Unicorn and Squirting Cucumber mixed together. I can smell l linden blossoms, lettuce, and cucumbers. Very light, not overpowering. Strong enough for me to smell, but not heavy and nauseating like some florals can be. Dry: This scent does not last that long, but longer than most light scents. The second Squirting Cucumber touches my skin, it's gone. This isn't. Remains pretty much the same as when wet. Doesn't really morph. Overall: I really love this scent. It doesn't last that long, but it is really very pretty. And of course it's awesome that it's Amanda Palmer! I would definitely get this scent again.
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    The First Soft Snow

    The first soft snow! Enough to bend the leaves Of the jonquil low. Heavy drifts of snow blanketing winter's narcissus. I want to start by saying I just love snow scents. So pretty much any BPAL that smells like snow, I will love, and have loved. <b>In the Bottle:</b> Very similar to other snow scents (mainly Snow Moon, Snow Maiden, and Snow Bunny). Pine, sweet powdery white snow, and light delicate florals. But this is the purest form I've smelled. Snow Moon had a bit of astringent in the background and Snow Bunny is heavier on the pale white floral. But this is purely snow and flowers, just as the description says. Lovely!! <b>Wet:</b> Smells the same as in the bottle. Doesn't morph at all. <b>Dry:</b> This is the fastest fading snow scent I've tried so far. The prettiest and lasting the least amount of time on my skin. But it stays true for that 1/2 hour! <b>Overall:</b> This is by far my favorite snow scent. I just wish it lasted longer. I'd get another bottle of Snow Maiden or Snow Bunny before getting another bottle of this, though. They all smell similar, but the other two last longer on me.
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    Centzon Totochtin

    In the imp: Coffee and caramel. Almost like Bailey's. There is a slight damp wood smell, sandalwood maybe. My fiance said it smells like a bakery when I opened the imp. On the skin: Sweet coffee After an hour: Smells slightly smokey, a bit like church incense, with a spicy smell in the background. Almost like cinnamon, but this doesn't burn my skin like cinnamon does. It fades really quickly. The smell is barely there.
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    Daphne Honey

    In the bottle, sweet sweet plastic. On the skin, kind of reminds me of Alice. A very girly scent. A perfume I would wear when I was very little. The plastic fades, and the scent becomes very delicate as it dries. Lightly sweet floral, definitely honey. Normally I would not like a scent like this, it's pretty have in the imp. But on the skin, it's nice. Good summer scent, glad I tried it!
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    The Isles of Demons

    This was actually one of the first frimps in a long time that I had not tried! I can't put my finger on the exact notes. I was expecting a slightly dark or dirty smell, but was pleasantly surprised. There is a woody smell, sandalwood, maybe. Something sweet, lightly sweet, a floral/fruit. I really can't put my finger on this one. It's blended well. When it dires, it lasts for a few hours, but the woody lightly sweet smell vanishes and it smells a resin scent.
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    The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

    in the imp, smells of light fruit. Definite pomagranate and apple. Maybe a bit of the fig, but it's not as heavy as in other scents. It's like a natural smelling fruit punch. Not too sweet and heavy and artificial, but not as natural smelling as just a fruit or juice. On the skin, I smell a bit of lemon. Or powdery lemon musk. And still the fruit. But it doesn't get nauseatingly heavy and sweet. A bit creamy. I like this one! I;m more of a rose or honey person, but I might keep this imp! It's lovely!!
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    Loup Garou

    In th imp it smells like dirty pinesol. Like pine scented cleaner that has been used. Um... I'll try it anyway. In the skin it starts to smell like dirty mint. The mint starts overpowering as it dries and the eucalyptus comes out very, very strong. Like Vicks vaporub strong. It dries down to a delicate powdery woody smell. I'm not sure what wood it is. It might be the juniper, but it smells more like pine cones, but delicate and distant. It's a nice masculine end smell, but to get to it, it's not that pleasant. I'll give it to my boyfriend to try also. It might smell good on him.
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    Alice's Evidence

    Containing nary a neutron of meaning: rum-quince-cassis with prune and a bit of black ginger. In the imp, Cinnamon and a faint fruity musk. A bit like cinnamon bubble gum. I'm afraid to try this as the cinnamons and nutmegs an those scents burn my skin. I'll try a tiny, tiny bit and see. Smells like cinnamon gum, and only cinnamon gum! Like the Dentyne fire gum, the one that burns your mouth but is so delicious (at least to me, as i on;y chew cinnamon jum that almost burns my mouth ). Almost smells like a cinnamon yankee candle, but doesn't smell that artificial, just potent. Love it, but would rather chew it than wear it....
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    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat

    In the imp, smells just like melon! Honeydew and cantaloup. Reminds me of Yemaya, which I love. On the skin, a bit musky, probably the tea. But there's a bit of sweet citrus, like a creamy melon poking through. Turns a bit powdery as it dries. But it's primarily powdery, lemon musk. There's a hint of melon, but it fades more and more as it dries. Like it, don't love it. Would have preferred the melon scent to stay a bit longer.
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    Aunt Caroline's Joy Mojo

    smells like bubble gum in the imp, but a pale yellow or green bubble gum. A refreshing sweet, not sickly candy sweet. On my skin, I'm getting a watery sweetness. It's light and refreshing and girly. I prefer the powdery or clean refreshing scents, so I might just give this to my friend.
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    Ooh, I like this one. Slightly sweet and dark. Initially, in the imp, cherry and peppermint. Wet on my skin I get cherry and eucalyptus. it dries to a nice licorice. I didn't know what was in this, I read the notes after I tried the imp, and the notes are basically what this smells like! I could smell some red musk, but I think this more because the oil is a dark color, that my mind just went to red musk. usually red musk overpowers all the other notes, but not in this. Black licorice and cherry, yum!
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    This is not what I was expecting at all. I thougt this would be more 'golden,' more because of the name of the scent than because of the notes! But...this was more green and fresh and herby smelling. I get a bit of pine (?) from this. Not really too heavy. No rose though. Alas...
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    The Apothecary

    Herbal woody citrus smell. I don't know where I'm getting the wood, but it's there. Very dry and crisp. This wasn't really what I expected from this, from the notes. It fades very quickly. It's pretty, but I was hoping something more green and grassy than what it turned out to be.
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    Mint, mint, mint in the imp. And initially on my skin. But then it turns to BO and I have to wash this off!! I don't think my skin like lotus because every scent I've tried with lotus turns to BO. And I really liked the mint in this!!
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    Heavy florals and spicy incense. Really strong on my skin. I don't really like incense and it's bothering me in this. Without it, though, I think the florals would be too heavy. If you like incense, this is worth a try.
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    Eat Me

    Vanilla cake. I don't really like foody scents, but I want to eat this one! Not really getting anything but cake from this, there's some musky fruit, but it's really all cake.
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    The Ghost

    White florals, like a room spray. Lysol or something. Turns soapy on my skin. Smells fresh and even pleasant in the imp, but doesn't work on my skin.
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    I was really expecting to like this one, but alas! This one is really heavy in the imp and on me. Very sweet, slightly incensy. Darker than I thought it would be, I get jasmine, or something else really heavy from this, and not enough rose. I couldn't even wait for the dry down, I had to wash this off.
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    Lucy's Kiss

    This is simple, light rose. i don't really get spicy from this, although this reminds me of Maiden except sharper in some way, carnation maybe.... Kind of a musky stale rose, white or pink. Love love love scents but this is not my favorite.
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    What do bottles and labels look like?

    Love the Gypsy label! Don't particularly like the bright ones, but this one is pretty! Or, attractive, i should say!
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    What scents are masculine? Gender-neutral?

    That does sound good for a guy! I never thought of fruity scents (exception citrus) for my bf to wear, but I might try this. black currant is a bit tart, so it might work.
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    The Hamptons

    Exactly as described, a cosmo! Vodka and cranberry juice and lime. Very boozy and sweet. Smells distinctly of vodka. Has a slight cola smell for some reason, but I think the boozy smell is reminding me of this. Don't know if I would like to smell like this all the time, but definitely smells delicious. Not a very strong scent, and fades a bit to the sweet citrus and cranberry. Want to drink it more than wear it.
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    Bruised Violet Compound

    Very watery and sweet violets. I get no patchouli from this. Reminds me of Brusqu Violet without the mint. Very faint scent that fades quiqukly. Not the usual sickly sweet floral, but watered down.
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    Gift Certificates?

    I agree with everything, Farenath. BPAL's a small business and this would be a liability. However...I would love to get gift cards or even give them. My family who don't use BPAL are not going to order from anything but Amazon, as others have said. And they thinks a visa giftcard is just as impersonal as cash. So they give gift cards to stores i don't go to. And it's a waste of their money. I'm just ranting now... Bit, it would be nice to have gift cards!
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    Red Musk

    I'm not a fan of red musk at all. I mean at all! When my old roommates would burn candles with it or wear perfumes with it I wold get nauseous. But...I love love love love Spellbound. It's not too heavy on the red musk because of the roses. It's the dark jezebel and jezebel is the sweet spellbound...At least on my skin. But love love love Spellbound! i feel sexy when I wear it and it doesn't make me nauseous.