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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
  • Mood
    BPAL Beast Mode


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  1. zankoku_zen


    Soft lavender with whiffs of sage and patchouli. It's a very nice lavender, tending toward herbiness with the patchouli bringing some earthiness to it. I get almost no wear length on this scent on my skin though.
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    Goblin Stampede

    A TON of cinnamon, nutmeg, and whiffs of cardamom and coffee. This is mainly a very nutmeg-cinnamon blend. Spicy. With a whiff of coffee in the background. Great throw and wear length.
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    Svarta Fönix Bókaflóð

    Sweet smoky mahogany, whiff of paper and vaguely touch of spicy fur. This smells like an older library. With cats. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Dead Leaves and Wildflower Honey Hair Gloss

    Light floral honey with whiffs of dead leaves. Pretty light honey blend. Very autumnal.
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    Sour Pard Alchemy Lab

    In case you’re wondering whether we’d actually have the balls to forge ahead with such an openly testy mascot, the answer is: not yet… but you stand warned. Ginjinha and dried red fruits, bitter almond, carnation, tonka bean, and red musk. Cherry liquer, tonka and almond, and touches of red musk. I get a ton of cherry and red fruits from this blend. It's somewhat sweet and boozey. It gets muskier on the drydown. So yes, red cherry musk.
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    Stoned Griffin Alchemy Lab

    If we’d known sixteen years ago which direction the legislative wind would end up blowing, things might have gone very differently for BPAL. Stoned Griffin is like a distant cousin of Black Phoenix who never quit his college band, and tells you the same three stories at every Lunacy event (but they’re really good ones). Kush, fiery red patchouli, myrrh, and sweet black musk. Myrrh, musk, and a whiff of patchouli. This one is an earthy musky resin. Low throw on me but great wear length.
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    Mopey Boar Alchemy Lab

    Smoky incense, truffle, and spices. This one is a deep somewhat earthly spicy scent on me. It has some herbal tones to it, which I am assuming is the truffle. Good throw and wear length.
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    Bellicose Clam Alchemy Lab

    Grapefruit + yuzu bomb. This is the grapefruit dream scent I've been waiting for. It's grapefruit and hints of yuzu and maybe mandarin. Super sweet and juicy. Love it.
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    Smug Yale Alchemy Lab

    Sweet green gras that dries down to a green vanilla. If you love grass or vanilla, give this a whirl. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Bagpipe Dog Alchemy Lab

    Gin, lime and a whiff of pine. If you like gin blends, give this a whirl. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Sweet Strawberry Gingerbread

    A holiday creation of Lilith’s! Squished strawberries and gingerbread with a touch of French vanilla and mint. Sweet strawberry candy, whiff of vanilla and gingerbread. It's a ton ton ton of strawberry candy on me. For those of you that like candy blends, give this a whirl. Good throw and wear length.
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    Dark fur, bloody clove and a whiff of ozone snow. This one is a much darker blend that I expected. It smelled vaguely aquatic in the bottle, but I got a ton of spicy blood musk and fur on me.
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    The Temptation of St. Nick

    Dry spices cacao, vanilla, and nuts. This one is a nice warm nutty cacao blend. Good throw and wear length.
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    Dead Leaves and Kettle Corn Hair Gloss

    Sugared popcorn and a whiff of dead leaves. Neither of which is super strong on me. Slightly salty.
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    The Violet Window Hair Gloss

    I get a ton of powdery violets, and a whiff of oudh. But yeah, VIOLETS.