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About zankoku_zen

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    The MacGyver of BPAL
  • Birthday 12/20/1979


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    Arlington, VA
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    United States

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  • BPAL of the Day
    Prototypes are my Jam
  • Favorite Scents
    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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    BPAL Beast Mode


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  1. zankoku_zen

    Get Your Shit Together

    Moving is 1000% stressful. This to me smells like star anise, lemongrass, ginger, and a whiff of clove. This is both a refreshing slap and a resounding shake to ground yourself. It's a jolt to the system. I used this after feeling frazzled from a weekend of packing. It left me feeling better about where we are in the process as opposed to feeling defeated and overwhelmed by it.
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    Security Blanket

    Dark red in color. I get lavender, labdanum, palo santo and sandalwood. This one is a mix of a sleepy lavender type blend and something like Power which actually seems to be amplifying the curative properties in this blend. It's not a lavender sleep time blend, but more akin to the rituals you have before you go to bed to get you ready to go to sleep. It's not knock you out to sleep, but more like slow down, breathe, and let sleep come to you. I used this after feeling frazzled from a weekend of packing.
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    Cool It

    Peppermint, whiff of lavender, touch of chamomile and jasmine. This sort of reminds me to Cooling, but it's more soothing. While Cooling works on anger, Cool It works on anxiety. The effect is very similar though. I used this after feeling frazzled from a weekend of packing.
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    Tea Roses and Lace

    An opium-addled Victorian Easter: sugar-spun vanilla lace, black tea with cream, black tobacco and opium tar, a smear of chocolate, lavender-iced cookie crumbs, wilted tea roses, a burst of pink peony, green cognac, and a lacquered white musk.  Roses, cookie crumbs, burst of light florals and vanilla lace. This one is a much more foodie Lace than Queen Mab's lace, very Victorian in feel. Low throw and medium wear length on me though.
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    Queen Mab's Lace

    And pleasant is the fairy land, But, an eerie tale to tell, At the end of every seven years, We pay a tithe to Hell, I am so fair and firm of flesh, I'm feared it be myself. The scent of twilight in a secluded grove. A tinkle of laughter in the distance echoes through the woods discordantly, and the shadows are thick with menace: a gossamer vanilla lace enveloped in a veil of honeysuckle, wild jasmine, poppy, crushed grass, evergreen, white cognac, white amber, lilac butter, tobacco, indigo musk, and bee balm. To me, this is like if Antique Lace and Host of Air had a child, and dropped it into a bed of honeysuckle. I get light florals (honeysuckle being predominant), vanilla lace, crushed grass, and a whiff of musk. Beautiful, light and ethereal.
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    Gargoyle Junk

    Cool stone, frankincense, and a whiff of rose. This one is a cool frankincense blend. Medium throw, low wear length.
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    Superior Vena Cava

    The hollow vein that contains blood from the arms and head. A perfume of thought and action: blood chypre, ambergris accord, beeswax, oppoponax, tuberose absolute, and red musk. I get a red musk, blood chypre and a whiff of beeswax. This one is a bloody red musk, with touches of chypre, beeswax, and oppoponax that both lighten and darken it. Low throw, average wear length.
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    Game Over

    Clove smoke, cotton candy, and bloody musk. It's a smoky cotton candy blend. Also known as cotton candy goes goth, picks up black and red as a palette instead of her custom pink, and wears some clove lipstick. Good throw and wear length.
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    Pulmonary Valve

    That which permits blood to leave the heart: white musk, sorrowful carrot seed, tobacco flower, and black currant. White musk, black currant, and a whiff of carrot seed. This one is a melancholic white musk. It's white, clear, and sort of wistful. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Voluminous Red Blanket

    Cherry musk, dried red fruits, geranium, red rose petals, red labdanum, and agarwood. Cherry, musk, rose petals and a whiff of labdanum. This is a very sophisticated cherry musk blend. It's red, but not like red musk. Cherry, musky, grown up. Good throw and wear length.
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    Sinoatrial Node

    Crisp ginger, lemon and apples. This is citrusy fruit, with a hint of creaminess, and its light, refreshing, and fruity. Good throw and wear length.
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    Light creamy honey, milk, and soft warm grasses. This one is a very light and creamy blend. Good throw and wear length.
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    Cito smells like honey cakes. Its honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and a whiff of ginger. It smells warm, comforting, and generally up beat. Monster throw, medium wear length.
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    First Fruits

    Fruit salad! I get grapes, white pom, fig, and something that smells like banana. This smells like fruit salad, and dries down to a golden fig and pom blend. Medium throw, low wear length on me. But fruity and delicious!
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    Excellent Pancakes

    Take a quart of fine flower, a pint of sacke, halfe a pint of ale, six or eight spoonfulls of faire water, eight yolkes of eggs and three whites, a little nutmegg, ginger, cinnamon and salt, blend all these together and straine them, they will make excellent pancakes. Not only does that 18th century recipe make excellent pancakes, but those pancakes were also believed to cure malaria and most horse-related diseases. Bonus! Shrove Tuesday is the last day of Shrovetide – or Carnival – and the final day before Ash Wednesday, when the season of fasting that marks Lent commences. Before you try to absolve your sins through deprivation, confession, and repentance, have one last carb-filled, sugary, gluttonous hurrah: pancakes cooked with ale, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon, topped with fried apples, almonds, mascarpone, and jam.  Pancakes, nutmeg, ginger, fried apples, and a whiff of jam. This one smells foodie, pancakey- and appley. If you wanted pancakes and apple sauce, here you go. Medium throw, average wear length.