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About zankoku_zen

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    The MacGyver of BPAL
  • Birthday 12/20/1979


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    Washington, DC
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    favorite scents: dorian, PALLAS ATHENE, VOODOO QUEEN, star promenade, RED MYSORE SANDALWOOD, sugar phoenix, pip, hellhound on my trail, the magician's tools, IRENE ADLER

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    bpal, reading, anime, making friends, coffee, tea, music, never surrendering, tripping on the light fantastic, the nightside, lewis caroll, philosophy, surrealism, impressionism, takeshi kaneshiro, kung fu, mi5 (also known as spooks), bulgari, cinema, RENT, tarot, the crow, U2, frou frou, the postal service, peru, webcomics, mash-ups, nintedo DS, final fantasy, borderlands 2
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    TAL Hoarding


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  1. zankoku_zen

    Lavender, White Clove & Ambrette Seed

    Clove lavender. My brain wants to both cuddle and smoke at the same time, which are two very conflicting messages. Perhaps you embrace this conflict. Or perhaps you are like me, and are too befuddled by the experience. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Lemon Peel, Marshmallow, & Orange Blossom

    Citrusy marshmallow and a whiff of orange blossom. And then it dries to jet puffed marshmallows with a hint of lemon zest. If that's what you're going for, carry on folks. Medium throw and wear length.
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    *squints* Gun Moll, is that you? Actually, this is a softer version of Gun Moll - a ton of opium, tar (which has a whiff of tobacco to me), skin musk, and enough florals to be reminiscent of Gun Moll's jasmine. However, its got less bite and less oomph than Gun Moll. So basically, Gun Moll before she founds guns. Medium throw and wear length. If you enjoyed Gun Moll, this one is very similar to that to me.
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    Swan Maiden v2

    This is a prototype. Swan Maiden v2 was one of those prototypes that were originally released during an event exclusive clean house at WCWC back in 2011, I believe. It has made a sporadic appearance in the Lab's etsy page and I never manage to snag it. The notes for the released version are: White gardenia, white iris, sandalwood, calla lily, French magnolia, muguet, jonquil, and orchid. This one is a softer version. I don't really smell gardenia. It's a light watery floral, white flowers, delicate. And then it dries down to a very pleasant skin musk. It's pale, ethereal, and very feminine. It has low throw, and almost no wear length on me. I feel like you would have to slather yourself in this. But hey! FINALLY got to try this baby.
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    Skin Musk, Cream, & Honey Dust

    Musky honeyed cream. This is sweet honey, and honestly, this smells like a blend that should be used for Venusian purposes. It's like you're beautiful, golden, and a goddess at the same time. Men and women smell you and bow themselves to you and weep to touch you. I'd recommend this as a seduction blend if you can do BPAL honey or BPAL cream, or BPAL musk. If you can, then go get what you want.
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    Tomato Leaf, Black Pepper, & Hay Absolute

    Tomato Leaf and a whiff of fresh cracked peppercorns. Unfortunately, it dries a bit soapy on me. It's fresh, green, tomato leaf soap. IMMA GONNA CRY UNDER THE TREE OF DESPAIR(tm).
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    Dies Patribus

    Strawberries and fruit loops. This smells like strawberry cereal. Or Fruity Pebbles, with extra strawberry. Sweet, sugary, cereal.
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    Hay Moon 2020

    Comforting grains, honey and oats over an amber base. This one smells like the bounty of harvest, golden grasses and golden honeyed oats. Lovely.
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    Tahitian Vanilla, Mysore Sandalwood, & Bergamot

    I am amping the hell out of the tahitian vanilla. It is lush, sweet, and tropical vanilla. This actually is giving BBW Brown Sugar vibes. Which means that mr. zee_zee will fanboy over this. Great throw and wear length.
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    Aged Vetiver, Chocolate & White Sandalwood

    I mainly get a gorgeous slightly smoky sandalwood with a whiff of chocolate sweetness, but its mainly sandalwood. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Sweet Patchouli, Labdanum & Ylang Ylang

    Ylang and yalng fades into a sweet resinous patchouli. This is one of the most accessible patchouli blends I know. This patchouli as a perfume. Good throw and wear length.
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    Bergamot, Orange Blossom & Vetiver

    Bergamot and orange blossom. It's a sharp citrus blend and then it basically disappears from my skin after 30 minutes. Medium throw, low wear length.
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    Cacao, Black Amber & Black Copal

    Smoky cocoa and a whiff of amber. It's slightly ambery, slightly sweet, and a whiff of chocolate. More wearable than I anticipated.
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    Please Scream Inside Your Heart

    Maple cinnamon churros. I ain't mad. This one is foody, cinnamony, and doughy. Good throw and wear length.
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    Dried Strawberries, Red Musk & Bourbon Vanilla

    Musk strawberries and musky vanilla. This is a sultry fruity vanilla blend. It stars off as fruity summery and dries down to a musky vanilla. Medium to good throw, good wear length.