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blood*rose*flowers

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About blood*rose*flowers

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 10/22/1975

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    Edge of the Deep Green Sea (ok I live in the California Desert I can dream)
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    United States

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    The Cure, Tori Amos, Nightmare before Christmas, Mini Coopers, Tank Girl (the comics not the movie), Cats (the real things, little weird 50's-60's ceramic ones and other kinds too), Heather's (the movie), tattoos, reading, writing, Renaissance faires (I am not a geek though I just like the free beer) and more!!
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    cheerful

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  • Favorite Scents
    Libra, Strawberry Moon, Harvest Moon, Gingerbread Poppet, Snake Oil, March Hare, Blood Rose, Midwinter's Eve, Thalia, Shub-Niggurath, Pink Moon, Cheshire Cat, Chimera, Jack, King of Spades, Perversion and Intrigue. TALS/Purpose Blends: Detox, Somnus, Bastet's Laughter, Properous Business, 9 Mysteries, High John, Black Cat

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  • Chinese Zodiac Sign
    Rabbit
  • Western Zodiac Sign
    Libra
  1. blood*rose*flowers

    Cherry Sugar Cookie

    Crushed, I so wanted delicious Sugar Cookie with a touch of cherry sweetness, but I hit a huge wall of plastic straight out of the gate. The bits on my clothing, don't go there, but the cherry is alcoholic, and heading to a heady booze, the sweetness is lightly there, but mostly its dead drunk for me. My nose is still slightly off from being poorly, but so far husband and kid vetoed this one, but need to give it one more go, before I give up, as I so wanted this to work
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    Numb v2

    This scent is similar to the original but there is difference right off the top. Comparing this to the original you get a much softer less intense medicinal scent then you get in the bottle of the original. It has a softer, more powdery floral scent from a flower I just can't place. This one on at first is so much lighter and softer then the original. Again the new floral note in it offers a light sweetness and delicateness. It almost disappears for a second, but a little more sniffing brings it back. Next to the original in this stage shows two totally different scents, but one's that are clearly related at the same time. In the end this scent has many of the notes that made me fall in love with Numb, but with an added softness that reminds me of that soft floral of Havisham or some of Beth's other older florals. If you are a floral lover, or like a classic feminine scent you are going to go weak in the knees for this one!! I don't tend towards either but I still love this one!!!
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    What do bottles and labels look like?

    Can any one help me figure out what year night's Pavillion I have?? I need images of the labels if anyone has them. Thanks!
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    Abramelin

    This oil is based on a traditional Jewish ritual blend, used to heighten magical work. This scent is firey and powerful. I have not used it yet in ritual but the scent from the bottle makes you want to get to work! Add it to any ritual use that you feel needs an extra boast.
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    Tried #5

    Excolo AIZEN-MYOO- no AL-SHAIRAN- ok ANUBIS-no BARON SAMEDI- NO BASTET- wanted to love her more but ok CENTZON TOTOCHTIN- no COYOTE- no CZERNOBOG- no ELEGBA- no EOS- no ERIS-no EVE- no GAUEKO- no GRANDMOTHER OF GHOSTS-no HADES- no HECATE- ok KALI- ok KURUKULLA- ok LILITH- ok LOVIATAR- no NEMESIS- ok I think NUIT- no NYX- no I think OBATALA- no ODIN- sadly no OGUN- no OLD SCRATCH- ok PANNYCHIS-no PEITHO- no PELE- Really, Really like why don't I have a bottle ????? SACRED WHORE of BABYLON- ok SHANGO-no TEZCATLIPOCA- NO! THANATOS-no XIUHTECUHTLI- NO YEMAYA-no CALLIOPE-no CLIO-no MELPOMENE- no POLYHYMNIA- I think no TERPSICHORE-no I think THALEIA- good and I have actually been debating a bottle of this one EUPHROSYNE-no THALIA- #1 summer scent I LOVE THIS SCENT I have approx. 1/8 of a bottle left but a 10ml all full and waiting YUMMY! AGLAEA-no THE NORNS- I don't think so but I would like too re-try them because I have no memory ALECTO- NO MEGAERA [reformulated 5/1/2005]- ok I think UTRENNYAYA-no VECHERNYAYA-no ZORYA- no THE STATIONS OF THE SUN- I have tried some but off hand can't remember what and what I thought Next my favorite most untested section Voodoo Blends AUNT CAROLINE'S JOY MOJO- REALLY WANT A BOTTLE this stuff rocks! BLACK CAT- good BLOCK BUSTER- would like more CHUPAROSA- no FIRE of LOVE- ok FRENCH LOVE- ok HAS NO HANNA- have an imp I need to work with HIGH JOHN the CONQUEROR- I love this stuff (not for scent) it works great I need a bottle LOVE ME- ok RED DEVIL- good VAN VAN- have an imp but need to pull it out WATER of NOTRE DAME- no I tried a lot of Tarot oils and I only liked the Sun but felt odd using them so my imps still sit mostly untouched. I might need to re-pull out The Sun though. Same with the Sephiroth but am curious about GAMALIEL due to the Lilith connection. The Chakras I have sniffed here and there but haven't been able to afford the entire imp scent to work with them to see if I want bottles, my Libra balance hates the idea of working only with one chakra. Panacea ELIXIR V: MOXIE- yes would like more ELIXIR VI: DETOX- LOVE! I have my 10ml down to 3/4 full ELIXIR VII: SAFARI- liked my imp would like to use it for what it is for I would love to try more of these though for what they are for. Sonium Somnus- LOVE Would like to try more Carnaval Diabolque- I have tried most all of them but only liked Mme. Moriarty, Misfortune Teller MELISANDE, THE PUPPET MISTRESS- Own a bottle Faith and Hope- split with friend but still need my Hope like both Slightly interested in Privilidge, sadly no Pruno though, and that one seemed so funny hahaha! I Hope this helps!!! If you want a list of favorites of LE's I can definetly expand my list hahaha! But most of my most favorites are listed and sadly many have become expensive over time Curse you beautiful Poppet, Strawberry and Pink Moons and Midwinters Eve!!!!!!!!! But how can I completely complain since I no longer have to sell my soul for Shub! That is the end of the current scents YIPPEE!!!
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    Tried #4

    Ars Draconis DRAGON'S BLOOD- yes DRAGON'S BONE- no DRAGON'S CLAW- no DRAGON'S EYE- no DRAGON'S HEART- no DRAGON'S HIDE- no DRAGON'S MILK- ok DRAGON'S MUSK- no DRAGON'S TEARS- ok own a bottle LADON- no Rappaccini's Garden ASPHODEL- ok BANEBERRY- no I think BELLADONNA- no BLACK HELLEBORE- no BLACK LILY- no BLACK LOTUS- no BLACK ROSE- ok BLOOD LOTUS- ok BLOOD ROSE- LOVE! sadly close to a 1/4 of a bottle left in mine COBRA LILY- no DEATH CAP- no DESTROYING ANGEL- no DEVIL'S CLAW- no MANDRAKE- no MOON ROSE- ok SHADOW WITCH ORCHID- no SLOBBERING PINE- no SQUIRTING CUCUMBER- no! STRANGLER FIG- no SUNDEW- no WOLFSBANE- no YEW-TREES- no I have tried some Salon's but I don't remember which off hand so I am skipping that list for now. Picnic in Arkham AL AZIF- ok ARKHAM- no AZATHOTH- no CTHULHU- the only aquatic I like, DH has a bottle THE DEEP ONES- no THE HIGH PRIEST NOT TO BE DESCRIBED- no MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY- NO! THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZAHN- no NIGHT-GAUNT- ok, need to re-try NYARLATHOTEP- no R'LYEH- ok I think SHOGGOTH- no SHUB-NIGGURATH- HELL YEAH!!! One of my top scents, I still have my first series bottles but can always bathe in more HERBERT WEST- no Y'HA-NTHLEI- no
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    My want to try list

    This is going to be short to start but I will be adding them as I think of them COCKAIGNE- yerevan Hamptons 51 TANIN'IVER GAMALIEL OYA Persephone Mania HORN OF PLENTY BITCH Baku Temple of Dreams Nanshe
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    Tried #3

    Diabolus AKUMA- ok BAOBHAN SITH- no I think BLACK ANNIS- like so many others NO BLACK PHOENIX- ok BLOOD COUNTESS- no BLOODLUST- ok BLUEBEARD- no CATHERINE- no I think DJINN-no DRACUL- no FENRIS WOLF- no HELL'S BELLE- ok HELLCAT- like have a bottle IMP- like KITSUNE-TSUKI- like have a bottle KUMIHO- ok LOUP GAROU- no MALICE- ok MEDEA- ok i think NEPHILIM- ok PAIN- no PHANTOM- no PHANTOM QUEEN- no RAGE- no SERPENT'S KISS- ok SZEPASSZONY- no VILLAIN- no WICKED- no Carousol BILQUIS- no MAD SWEENEY- no MAMA-JI- sadly no MR. IBIS- no MR. JACQUEL- would like to own MR. NANCY- sadly no SPIDER- ok I think Mad Tea Party ALICE- Yes THE CATERPILLAR- no CHESHIRE CAT- ok THE DODO- no THE DORMOUSE- no DRINK ME- no EAT ME- sadly no, I so wanted to like this and layer it with Beaver moon FRUMIOUS BANDERSNATCH- Like have a bottle I need to use more JABBERWOCKY- no THE LION- ok MAD HATTER- no MARCH HARE- Love sadly I have less then a 1/4 left in my bottle THE MOCK TURTLE'S LESSONS- no MOUSE'S LONG AND SAD TALE- no THE QUEEN OF HEARTS- no THE RED QUEEN- no TWEEDLEDEE: no TWEEDLEDUM: no TWO, FIVE & SEVEN- like WHITE RABBIT- No, No, No, No this is one of the four scents that does AWFUL things on my skin, its ugly. Illyria THE APOTHECARY- no DESDEMONA- ok GONERIL- no HELENA- no IAGO- no JESTER- ok LADY MACBETH- yes have a bottle LEAR- no OBERON- no OPHELIA- no OTHELLO- ok QUEEN GERTRUDE- no ROBIN GOODFELLOW- no ROSALIND- no TAMORA- ok TITANIA- ok TITUS ANDRONICUS- no VIOLA- no Wanderlust AMSTERDAM-no ATHENS- no BAGHDAD- like BAYOU- no BENGAL- ok CAIRO- no CROSSROADS- no DANUBE- no DELPHI- no DUBLIN- no thank goodness better this then Glasgow EDEN- no GLASGOW- Like and would like to get more then an imp GOMORRAH- no THE HAMPTONS- liked I think I need to re-try this one THE HANGING GARDENS- Like have a bottle HOLLYWOOD BABYLON- yes KYOTO- ok LONDON- no MACHU PICCHU- no MADRID- ok MAG MELL-no MOROCCO- ok MOSCOW- no NEO-TOKYO- no (thank goodness) NIFLHEIM- ok PARIS- ok PORT-AU-PRINCE- no PORT ROYAL- no PRAGUE- no R'LYEH- no ROME- no SANTA EULÀRIA DES RIU- no SANTO DOMINGO- no SHANGHAI- no SILK ROAD- nice SRI LANKA- nice TENOCHTITLAN- no TINTAGEL- no TOMBSTONE- no VENICE- no VERSAILLES- no VINLAND- no WHITECHAPEL- no JEZIRAT AL TENNYN- no LYONESSE- no COCKAIGNE- how did I miss this one I really need to try it! yerevan
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    Tried Take 2!

    THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS ENVY- no GLUTTONY- yes have bottle GREED- YES have bottle that hubby stole LUST- ok from memory PRIDE- no SLOTH- no WRATH- ok from memory COME AND SEE THE BOW & CROWN OF CONQUEST- no THE GREAT SWORD OF WAR- ok THE SCALES OF DEPRIVATION- no DEATH ON A PALE HORSE- ok ANATHEMA- no BLACK DAHLIA- no CATHEDRAL- no DE SADE-no DIRTY- no DORIAN-no FAUSTUS- ok from memory HELLFIRE- no HYMN- no JAILBAIT- Love it and FINALLY bought the bottle LAUDANUM- no LES INFORTUNES DE LA VERTU- no MAGDALENE- no MALEDICTION- ok from memory NERO- no PENITENCE- no ROADHOUSE- NO ROSE CROSS- no SEA OF GLASS- no SERAPHIM- no SIN- Ok TZADIKIM NISTARIM- NO VICE- no Love Potions AVE MARIA GRATIA PLENA- no BATHSHEBA- no BORDELLO- yes have a bottle BRISINGAMEN- no CARNAL- ok CASANOVA- no DEBAUCHERY- no DELIGHT- ok DEPRAVED- Good DESIRE- ok FORBIDDEN FRUIT- no I think HARLOT- ok HETAIRAE- ok HUNGER- ok JEZEBEL- good have a bottle KABUKI- ok LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT- ok LA PETITE MORT- no THE LADY OF SHALOTT- no LE SERPENT QUI DANSE- ok LUCY'S KISS- ok MUSE- ok NEFERTITI- nice O- O as in NO! PERVERSION- yes PSYCHE- no QUEEN OF SHEBA- ok RAPTURE ok RAVENOUS- I wish this didn't smell like bandaids on me SALOMÉ- no SATURNALIA- no SED NON SATIATA- no SERAGLIO- ok SEVERIN- no SNAKE OIL- sadly no I sent mine off into the world SUCCUBUS- no VICOMTE de VALMONT- no VIXEN- ok WANDA- no WHIP- no
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    Here's to a new beginning!

    This should be interesting another Blog I can have good intentions to use and then neglect for long periods of time!!! I am shocked how many people already started these things,wow! I realised I have nothing to say. Ugh what a crappy why to start.
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    What Scents I have tried and Opinions

    My opinions on tried Scents, these are to the best of my memory and tried to include if I only have a bottle, not if I own an imp. If it isn't on the list I either totally can't remember it or haven't tried it. Bewitching Blends ABSINTHE- Ok AEVAL- I think only ok ANNE BONNY- NO AntIQUE LACE- NO ARCANA- OK BELLE ÉPOQUE- OK BEWITCHED- no BLACK FOREST- NOOOOOOO BLACK OPAL- Ok BLACK PEARL- smells like suntan lotion so sadly no THE BLACK TOWER- same no as BF BLISS- no BLOOD- YES own bottle BLOOD PEARL- same as BP BON VIVANT- Uber love and I have less then half a bottle BRIMSTONE- no CATHODE- no CALICO JACK- no CHIMERA- I think this was good I need to re-check it out THE COILED SERPENT- wanted to but no DEE- no DELIRIUM- this scent stalked me and I still dont like it ECLIPSE- yes own a bottle EPHEMERA- I don't think so FAE- ok GRAND GUIGNOL- I like this one GROG- no HAMADRYAD- no THE HESPERIDES- apple is a no HYMN TO PROSERPINE- I don't think so, I need to re-check this one out INCANTATION- no INTRIGUE- no JACK- I tried to love it but no JOLLY ROGER- No pirates life for me JUKE JOINT- no LA BELLA DONNA DELLA MIA MENTE- sadly most of the La's and Le's didn't work for me I know I found one ok but I have it in Imps LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI- " LAMPADES- Yes, I believe I have a bottle LEANAN SIDHE- no LIGHTNING- NO MAGUS- no MASQUERADE- no MATA HARI- sadly no MORGAUSE- I tried it and was on the fence but I think I liked it ok, need to re-try NAMASTE- ok PENNY DREADFUL- with the name I wanted to but no POISONED APPLE- no apple RAKSHASA- ok SAINT-GERMAIN- no SCARECROW- NO SCHEREZADE- ok SHATTERED- sadly no SUDHA SEGARA- yes SWANK- OH YEAH! Another halfed filled bottle of yum! TWENTY-ONE- no ULALUME- no ULTRAVIOLET- no UMBRA- ok VEIL- I think ok VELVET- no chocolate VOODOO- ok WILDE- love it on hubby not me YGGDRASIL- ok Funeral Oils DANCE OF DEATH- No DANSE MACABRE- No EMBALMING FLUID- No HAUNTED- Ok HOUSE OF NIGHT- no JAZZ FUNERAL- no LES FLEURS du MAL- no MIDNIGHT- no NOCTURNE- no SHROUD- no THANATOPSIS- no TWILIGHT- no WINGS of AZRAEL- no ZOMBI-no Elements BURIAL- no HURRICANE- no INFERNO- yes UNDERTOW- no
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    Intergalactic

    In the bottle; My first thought is wow this smells like something I have smelled before, but I can't place it. But it reminds me of the holidays. It has a light musky, spicey, floral scent. On: This maybe one of the few slightly citrusy scents I can wear for that reason I am thinking this has bergamot or something similar (no orange since orange goes on me), it also has something like maybe sandalwood or something in that arena. Making this scent a lovely blend of spice and sweet. I also feel like there is something almost aquatic in the back. Final Thoughts: I will first admit this is not the first time I had tried this one and I had already come to a decision about this one so this review is quick to reflect it. While I like this scent there is something that just makes me feel like it should be on a guy (much in the way I feel Wilde is the ultimate men's scent). I am very girlie in most of my BPAL choices so this just isn't quite me, but I am so lucky cause it is swoon worthy on my guy!!! Thank you again Beth and everyone at the lab, I get the best gift of all a great smelling guy
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    Chaos Theory III: Strange Attractors

    My two (VERY high numbers) CMLXII- 962 In the bottle- OK this is strange, I get a tingle like of menthol I believe from eucaluptus (like my nose actually tingles like from Vicks though lightly) but there is also a spice here ginger or a dusty cinnamon its not clear what that spice is. I don't know why I feel like at least in the bottle this scent should have been included in the Arkam series as it reminds me of some ancient dark Lovecraftian monster. First on- The tingle is still there but the actual scent of the ecualuptus is gone this has a dusty tone of a slight spice with just a tinge of floral coming up at the back as it rests on my skin. But not a girly floral a darker floral in perfect balance with the now slightly resiny scent. Changing spiral of scent- OK I think that this scent was designed to exibit almost every style of oil Beth has ever done. I have seen aquatic and slightly ozone with a slight spice in the bottle, visted menthol (ok while not mint it still has that tingle), slightly resinous, floral, a sweet almost fruit , then what comes up but a light wood and who knows whats to come. None of the stages are of the heaviest of the catagory but they clearly are defined. The drydown- This is a hard one to peg because I think the drydown on this is going to take a long time to settle. I am still getting changes with the spicyness coming and going and mixed with either a slight floral or a light resinous scent. Overall- I think in the end this is almost aquaticy but with a slight tinge of spice. This one is so hard to explain but was so fun to experience. While I don't know if I would wear it I would love to have everyone get a chance to play with it to see what exactly it does on others. Because this one sure made my head spin and was FUN!!!! MXIV- 1014 In the bottle- Is that cherries? Not cough syrup cherries but bing cherries with some other slight sweet and maybe a wood behind. This is a bit like my CT2 but at the same time very different. First on- Sweet, Tarty, with a slight touch of maybe spice. The wood like scent is showing up as it sits. Though changing this is not quite the same as the last this one has toned way down, the its getting deep and dark. The sweet is mostly hidden under a layer of light dark woods and something else. Drydown- For a second I thought this had vanished but no its there slightly exotic and just a hint of sweet. It is very hard to explain except to say it is sexy as hell. Overall- I am so on the fence about this one. I think it might grow on me but I will have to see. But let me tell you this is one of those naughty CT3's that really gives you no hints in the bottle . None at all. eta: darn you lil' 1014 why do your woods have to rise up. Why? It has a slight cedar scent. I don't much care for the woods so this one might go to a new home
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    Chaos Theory III: Strange Attractors

    In regards to bottle DCCLXXXIII (783?) How can I love someone so much and hate them at the same time? Beth how could you be so cruel? This small bottle here has complete control over me and is sending me into a Libra Balance freak out. This little bottle numbered DCCLXXXIII is almost exactly what I have been dreaming about for over 10 years (closer to 15 but I can kid myself) I thought it was Numb that had brought me close to remedying the problem of a discontinued long remembered and impossible to replace "me" scent but now I see I have kidded myself. It is not Numb that has brought me close to the original scent but this DCCLXXXIII with its Violet and Roses and something slightly spicey (White Ginger???) and maybe a sweeter white floral. While it is not an exact match it is so close it doesn't matter. Or maybe it is not a closeness but a strange hold this bottle has one me. It has made me apply it every single day since I got it (over a week). While I have two other CT2's on the way I am afraid that DCCLXXXIII won't even let its hold go in order for me to sample them. This is why I both hate and love you Beth you have given this bottle so much life that its grip will not let go of me, normally that wouldn't be so cruel but this is the only bottle, this is it. I know when this bottle is down to its last drops it will sit in a worshipped place with its kin and make me set out on another search in the future for a lovely scent such as this. Sincerally the worshipper of bottle DCCLXXXIII (Yes this is a strange review but blame the DCCLXXXIII. I also know about 90% of you are out there gagging at the thought of violet or anything similar in Numb and how you didn't like its skin reaction on you. But this review is for those of you that love Numb, you will understand and I think many of you would drool over this one. I am so happy this one landed in my hands! Thanks for the 3!)
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    Chrysanthemum Moon

    I agree with most of what has been written, so far only Budding Moon has turned my head this run but CM not only turned my head but dropped me to the floor. This is a spicey scent but not hot, it is milder in some ways then past Ginger scents. There is a dry dustiness for me though the cream notes and others ib and flow the ginger holds true. It is not a green smelling ginger (like in shub) but a redder almost cooked ginger scent, but not as foody as poppet. This is a spice cabinet aged and dry but rich and beautiful. If you are a spice fan this is one of those scents that doesn't have anything exactly like it. This will be a perfect match for many of us who have been longing to fill that need for spice. This is delicious scent!
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