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    Days of Winter Sunshine

    Days of Winter Sunshine 
"Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins."
- Gustave Flaubert
 Rain falling through the heart: carrot seed, frankincense, white jasmine, sea buckthorn berry, and iris. This, this is goooood. It's a light jasmine with a hint of fresh green and a touch of the sea. Dry down is mostly frankincense and jasmine, I looooves it!
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    HATTA Copaiba balsam, battered brown leather, and Ceylon cinnamon. This! This is gooooood. Leather, definitely well broken in leather with spices, cinnamon isn't overpowering and in your face, but you know it's there and I've no idea what Copaiba balsam is supposed to smell like, but to me it smells like the aftertaste of root beer...not that that makes any sense, but it's what it smells like to me and I love it!
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    Green apples, lemon something...verbena I think, and then something sweet and dusty. Not bad!
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    Dunwich V2

    So this starts out identical to my husband's shaving cream, but quickly turns a bit floral with some ozone, a touch aquatic, and definitely oak moss.
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    THRIVE If you make a purchase at Black Phoenix Trading Post on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday, you’ll get a squirt of a TAL-inspired blend, THRIVE: a warm, vibrant, prosperity-generating blend of ginger root, gingergrass, frankincense, cardamom, tonka, and hay absolute. wow, this is really gingery! fresh ginger lightly touched with frankincense makes this a really refreshing smell. don't really smell the other parts individually, but it does have a hint of spice to it. love!
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    Smoky, Sweet Scents?

    Bonfire Night is sweet and smokey, but more neutral than feminine.
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    Disco Snowballs

    was slightly worried about the currant and plum, but they did not interfere with the love that is mint and citrus, with a hint of florals
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    Like Brooms of Steel

    Not sure what this smells like, but it is a very comforting scent to me with a hint of apples when first applied. Dry down reminds me of blankets at my grandma's house in the winter, I love it! Scent is rather subtle and lasts for hours.
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    All Hallow's Apple

    Loved the beginning, fresh apple, lovely turned dirt...but then the autumn leaves came and blew away all the happy it took over everything and crushed the apples, covered the dirt and laughed! The first part was still amazing though, might have to see how it works in a scent locket.
  10. Dark Chocolate with Wormwood, Fennel, Sweet Flag, and Lemon Verbena, Dusted with White Sugar whee! wow, my decant is mostly chocolate sludge love it! very hard to mix though. initially, there is a blast of chocolate, followed by a whiff of lemon and the slight hint of licorice. dry down seems to be a slightly smokey chocolate that's been kissed by sugar. pretty good, actually
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    Autumn Fancies

    thank goodness other people are getting lemon out of this from reading the description i was sure it was a figment of my imagination. this starts out with a quick whiff of vetiver, which fades fast and turns into lemon verbena and a little bit of amber. unfortunately, lemon verbena always smells like lemon drops mixed with lemon cleaner, so this is not for me.
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    The Zoom

    cedar cedar cedar cedar cedar...oops, is that some dragon's blood? just a hint? no! ahahaha! cedar! more cedar! no lime, no sunflower, barely a hint of dragon's blood...this is all cedar all the time.
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    Dorian in the Pumpkin Patch

    this is yummmmm! heavy on the spices on me, but after a bit Dorian shows up and it's a party i think it would be overwhelming during warm weather, but it is perfect for the coolness that is (hopefully) coming.
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    Witch Dance

    aah, red musk, you sometimes play nice but this time not so much even after a year of aging you are still angry powder! sadness!
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    Mango-Infused Pumpkin Chai Latte

    mango bubblegum! then a few spices, but mostly the bubblegum thing
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    [Redacted] Dragon

    unfortunately, this is all vetiver on me
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    Rapunzel in Ballpoint

    apple apple apple and then a whisper of musk, it really does smell sparkly somehow
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    Noh Mask and Maple Leaves

    whoa, serious green! and that's just from opening my decant on skin, the green dies down a lot and turns into some softer and spicy woods...is a very soft clove, quite nice and long lasting as well
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    Butterscotch and Blackbeetles

    this really shouldn't work on me, patchouli and myrrh both hate me and the mention of vetiver made me not even want to try it on but very glad i did! this is an amazing blend of sweet and dirt and a teeeeny hint of vetiver that doesn't take over and kill it love it! very grateful to the person who sent me this frimp cause i never would've tried it on my own!
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    The Lurid Library

    sad, no book scent for me, all infernal servant!
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    The Ghastly Garden

    did not expect to like this one, but i do! a bright green scent to start off and then dries into a soft floral aquatic scent.
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    Using BPAL to negate the smell of death?

    too bad embalming fluid isn't that strong of a scent
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    SW Fall 2012!

    9/24 Paintbox Soapworks: Interested in anything from her? all the sorbettos! list in etsy, actually ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there? loooove think geek, haven't actually much from there except for microbes What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding? naptime? are there any e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc? nope, i try to avoid looking too much, because i end up wanting all the things and i don't need them! 9/23 Lip balm - tube or tin? either! Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes? sure! durable though, i am rough on things Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles? would have to be able to listen to them in the car, otherwise it's just too noisy...patricia briggs, terry pratchett, most fantasy stuffs Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no? sure, if it's smaller than a big bar of soap, or if i can cut it up Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like? only if they are unbreakable, have had three little flash drives broken in one way or another Would you like a pair of knitted socks? sure Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related? dishcloths! always need those Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples? (perfume, eco/"green," skin care, hair, music downloads, cosmetics, soap...) i love getting things in the mail! i get birchbox right now, wouldn't want to get a perfume based one, cause, well, bpal do you have a problem with nudes???Male or Female? would prefer none, thanks People ask a lot of questions about dogs and cats, but I know a lot of forumites have rodent pets. How would you feel about hammocks or toys for your rats/hamsters/gerbils/etc.? no rodents 9/21 My Little Pony... Cute or meh? eh, my oldest looooves them, anything would be taken by her I realize that we had a similar question in the ?aire, but I need you Witchee-s to list at least 5 items, each ranging $20 and under from Amazon.com or Walmart.com. hmm, wishlist at amazon should have five things My new job is at a consignment store where we have all kinds of designer brands for very reasonable prices. Are there designer clothes/purses/sunglasses that you desire/love? (Give some indication as to your "style" as well. For example, do you like bohemian-style frocks in lavender? Crossbody purses in black? Sunglasses that are round and bug-like?) i would go with frocks in lavender out of those choices, could also use a purse, but that can be hard to pick out for someone else Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting? all the things!!! hehe, i've only bought one (bonfire night) and decants of the haunted house, debating one the fizzy one or the mango one right now In the meantime, let me know what you like to do on the Internet to kill time. Flash games? What are your daily websites/blog visits, or favorite YouTube videos? flash games, facebook, forum, pinterest, recipe browsing And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms? 9/20 What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent? don't actually have one Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting? quite a few! have all of the haunted house coming as decants though if you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears? yep and yep 9/19 You are meeting up with someone on a casual lunch/early afternoon thing. This person is someone you want to impress/look good for (for whatever reason, not necessarily romantic, and not necessarily for business either). What would you look like, given the contents of your wardrobe/etc? the poor person! probably jeans and a button down shirt with a tank top underneath, that's about as fancy as I get You are to be let loose in a clothing store of your choice, to pick a full outfit, down to the shoes, the accessories, etc. and things would be altered to fit you if needed. What store would that be, and what would you look like? i have no idea...live in jeans and a tshirt at home and work in scrubs, not all that much variety in my life You open a box from the post office to reveal the 3 things you want most right now. What are they? (caveats: size doesn't matter, but they have to be tangible/buyable). running shoes that fit perfectly, terry pratchett books in kindle form, recipes for all the weird veggies my csa keeps sending WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!! movies, comedians, black humor, your partner, a comic strip? what? lots of things, i am seriously easily amused Candy Corn? sure! I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there? candy! origami paper! umm, cute things, hehehe If you have cats, do they like catnip toys? If you have doggies, would they like a super-reinforced canvas toy with a squeaker in it? cats would seriously love toys, the kittens (well, they are two, but still seem like kittens!) loooooove playing fetch and pounce If you have kids, what are they into? baby is into whatever her sister has 6 kid is into ninjago, legos, drawing, music and hello kitty How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like? probably not a good idea around here, kittens eat any string that is away from its herd Looking at the warehouse, I notice that our lovely Greenwoodtree is able to do chart readings and/or forecasts at a very reasonable rate. Is this something you would want? sure =) Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf? not really If you are on Livejournal, would you appreciate LJ stuff like paid time, custom userheads, stuff like that? If you are NOT on LJ but are on other sites that have similar paid-for services (Flickr, for example?) would you, and what are those sites/etc? have nothing like that if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? n/a! would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? sure Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? all of the above! tea would go to my husband but i love all the others Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? all of them *nomnomnom* Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) none for me Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please? i have a goodreads account i think...but obviously haven't updated it, hehe 9/18 Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? i love games! dnd, random casual ones (diner dash, my kingdom for the princess i,ii and iii) board games, was seriously into eq until the older daughter was born, would try wow but time isn't something i have a lot of Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground? yes! love me some coffee! flavored, basic, fancy you name it...i have a grinder so beans are perfect Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place? happy happy! Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY? yes! CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something alltogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...? oooh, i love pottery! coffee mugs, soup bowls, could really use a fruit bowl, they keep getting broken . earth tones or deep jewel tones for glazes Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it? none, i even mention a song and my husband either has it already or will go buy the album just to hear it Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire? apparently i have forgotten them... Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting? none Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? loved ginger and grapefruit, discontinued a long time ago though Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be? sure! hmm, woodsmoke, pile of leaves, rain and cloves or woodsmoke, leaves, cinnamon and apples Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey? haven't really looked! could use some seriously moisturizing hair stuff though, if you have any favorites Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)? sweet! bubbly! fruity is also nice, love hard ciders are there any if MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in? not my type of book I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there? never been to lush, am afraid to look Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? nothing planned Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth ? mostly indifferent but souvenirs are always neat or postcards! dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? i'm talking something like this. mmm, don't think so Do you lust after some new socks/tights? yeeees 9/17 Ninjas or Pirates? ninja! I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant? sure! just to smell, since i have no bath I live near a Mast General Store. It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you? i love spices and candies Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? trick or treating with small humans and handing out bags of candy to other ones a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"? heh, sure...i don't always answer the door though, so some warning would be good Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? yah c) If the delivery requires a phone number (as say, some florists do) would you be OK with that information being tracked down by your Witch or asked of you anonymously? i don't answer my phone...my husband finds that habit highly annoying Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? sure! love beverages! Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? And if so, would you be interested in supplies and tutorials? if i had the time i would love to learn languages, am not even particular about which one(s) Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? hehe, no thanks! Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? nope Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? have not heard of these! would definitely try them Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays! i only have an angry ancient iphone that refuses to shuffle music anymore Witchee, what are your favorite quotes? Dying for your beliefs is good. Just don't make it Plan A. We've done the impossible, and that makes us mighty. What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? like frogs, dislike things stuck between my teeth Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you? There's an herbal shop I really like here in NYC called Flower Powerthat has quite a wide selection. food grade lavender or other edible dried flowers If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? hehe not very witchy here Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern? don't have any If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images? serenity, celtic knots, dragons, anything Serenity/Firefly related Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs? Alice, Schrodinger's Cat I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. What's your favorite indie brand of nail polish? Or what's your favorite mainstream brand of nail polish? Or are you not big on polish? loooove polish! have lots of Zoya, but branching out would be fun too! i like sparkly/glittery things and jellies Stuffed things: yea or nay? small humans have a lot of them! but if you want to get something for the furry kids, sure mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you? umm, sure I live near this very cool Retro store (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them? candy! what? too much sugar? 9/16 Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example) kitchen things! i heart them! spice mixes? sure! Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear? loooove pj's! XL or XXL, with a draw string please, due to small humans What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? yes to all, white the least, except in cookies I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places? I live near a WF and a Penzeys, but no TJ's so anything from there would be neat Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? please mail me strange food I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible! multi-colored tights w/out feet, fuzzy socks, nail polish What kind of cuisines do you like? (I mentioned this in my ?aire but curious what my witch may like)And, what are your favorite restaurants? everything! so far i haven't found a cuisine that i didn't like at least something in; Korea House and Muang Thai are two of my favorite restaurants around here I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? canadian things! maple is delicious! hehe what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? firefly, dr who, lotr, coffee related...sure! i take a men's XL Do you have an eReader and if so which one? oh how i love my kindle Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? tarts! this time of year something spicy or citrusy or both Marzipan? yah! Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter? depends, how durable are they? i am rough on cleaning supplies Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Also, does your state allow alcohol to be shipped through the mail? hah, sure! no idea about shipping though If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that? oooooh, i do love things i can't get here! those koalas are delicious and spices are always neat If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)? sure! they wouldn't get much use, but i would still love them and hug them and call them my precioussssss Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? the older child would, but she will claim something regardless so don't go out of your way unless you really want to Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice. i would love maple syrup or wild rice! I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them? sure! How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? warm and fuzzy Last year, my wonderful witch Alethia adopted a bat for me from batworld.org, a bat rescue and sanctuary. Bat's World Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? could you name it? that would be so cool 9/15 Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things? love for the s'mores What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom.
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    Zebra Heliconian

    this is not good! i may have to change my opinion of vetiver! this is a really nice scent, soft but with a hint of vetiver making an appearance and actually not taking over! dries down soft and with a hint of something fuzzy or furry in the background, if that makes sense
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    very wow! scent! to begin with, even with just a quick swipe to test it. a very green scent with a nice floral punch, calms down pretty quick to soft green rose and some other flower with a touch of something spicy in the background. not bad for a rose scent!