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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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    United States

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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


    This one smells like a masculine fougere. I get musk, amber resin, notes of champaca, herbs, and woods. It's definitely not just a perfume, if you ask me. I get a ton of throw from this in the first two or three hours, and it goes from a fresh green to a more woodsy green as it dries.
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    Doorway Scrub

    I mopped my house yesterday with Doorway Scrub, Clean Yer Home, and the TAL Winter Protect floorwash offered during the LA Will-Call and my house smells amazing. Doorway Scrub smells primarily of lemongrass to me. It's bright, sparkly, and fierce. Definitely a cleanser.
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    Clean Yer Home

    I mopped my house yesterday with Doorway Scrub, Clean Yer Home, and the TAL Winter Protect floorwash offered during the LA Will-Call and my house smells amazing. I am going to add some Clean Yer Home to my house cleanser so that I can spray it all over my house. 10/10 would buy again. It smells mainly of rue to me.
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    Frostbitten TKO

    Snowy, extra marshmallowy almond TKO. If Snow White and TKO had a baby, this is what it would smell like. Yup. Good throw and wear length.
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    Streuobstwiese Soap

    This smells faintly of apples, white flowers and a whiff of grass. It's beautiful and I wish I had purchased it fresh. I do have to say that for a soap that is close to 10 years in age, it's still amazing. Lovely lather.
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    Gingerbread & Lemon Sugar

    Lemon sugar, ginger, and a whiff of gingerbread spices. Lemon Scented Sticky Bat does Christmas Spice. Imagine if you caught LSS Bat, but with gingerbread instead of just lemon. There you have it. Good throw and wear length.
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    Gingerbread & Candyfloss

    Soft cotton candy and spiced gingerbread. This is spicy cotton candy on me. Like cinnamon cotton candy. Medium throw, average wear length.
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    Gingerbread, Tobacco, & Tonka

    Chewy tobacco, gingerbread spices. This is mainly a spicy gingerbread tobacco blend. It smells like good foodie chewie tobacco. Good throw and wear length.
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    In Dubiis Libertas

    Blue cypress, amber, and vanilla. Out of the three, this one may be my favorite. Gorgeous vanilla wood. Good throw and wear length.
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    In Omnibus Caritas

    Honey, vanilla, and marshmallow. This one smells sweet and golden. Medium throw and wear length.
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    In Necessarias Unitas

    Aquatic honeyed wood. This smells like patch, oakmoss, and a whiff of honeyed wooden oudh. Surprisingly wearable. It's a good aquatic wood blend. Good throw and wear length.
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    Black Haus

    Relying on notes here because I apparently tested this but forgot to actually write a review. I wrote down lavender, oudh, and leather. Yup. There you have it.
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    The Flame of the Bear

    Bright berries, pine, and a whiff of sunshine. UGH, again, this strikes me as a TAL blend. Fresh evergreens, bright winter sunshine, and lovely berries. This is the sweetness of the winter season in a bottle. Good throw and wear length.
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    This smells like hot chocolate with Kahlua, and a whiff of marshmallows. It's a lovely hot chocolate blend. Good throw and wear length.
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    The Moon's My Own

    Lemon, mugworth, and snowy ice. Honestly, this codes to a snowy Lemon Scented Sticky Bat, sans musky fur. It also makes me think of the moon in winter, and honestly gives me a very TAL-ish vibe. Like you should use this for magical purposes during the winter. Good throw and wear length.