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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
    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

    Asleep in the Deep

    Plummy aquatics. Dark, cool, salty opium and plum. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Good Ship Venus

    Cardamom, wood, and a whiff of patchouli and pepper. This one is a dark woodsy spice blend. Good throw and wear length.
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    Boney Was a Warrior

    Rosemary, jasmine, and oakmoss cologne. It's soft, slightly masculine, and definitely a cologne type of blend. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Wolf Moon 2021

    Sweet grasses turn into a grassy sandalwood, balsam and a whiff of musky pine. Good throw and wear length.
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    Mandarin & Osmanthus

    Osthmanthus smells like a white-ish floral to me. The mandarin provides a citrus overlay, so it ends up like a soft, white floral with citrus overtones. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Coffee Bean & Caramel

    Chewy caramel and ground coffee. The coffee is slightly perfumey, so I think the Turkish coffee description is also accurate. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Strawberries & Honeycomb

    Strawberry candy, and a whiff of honey. This is a bright, sugary strawberry. Very straight forward. Very tasty. Good throw and wear length.
  8. zankoku_zen

    Pink Roses & Pink Peppercorn

    Sweet roses, hint of spicy pink pepper. Soft, pink roses. Good throw and wear length.
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    Black Currant & Vetiver

    Woody, gritty vetiver with a bit black currant. It's dark, woody, and gritty. Good throw and wear length.
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    Tobacco & Pine Needle

    Spicy cologney tobacco and pine resin. This codes as very masculine to me. Good throw and wear length.
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    Honeyed jasmine and red musk. Hints of hay and red sandalwood. Heady, sexy. Great throw and wear length.
  12. zankoku_zen

    A Hundred Years Ago

    Salty aquatic cologne. I feel like Irish Spring went to sea, and decided to become a pirate. Great throw and wear length.
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    Hell's bells. This smells exactly like crisp, wet, juicy iceberg lettuce leaves. It's cool, green, and lettuce. The throw is terrible. The wear length is worse. I am not surprised given how OLD this sucker is, but when you first apply it, you get this bloom of cool green lettuce on your skin. The small drydown almost tinges it toward green apple skins. It just smells fresh.
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    Haul on the Bowline

    This is cocoa beans rolling around the dirty rooty earth. It's basically a very earth cocoa blend on me. Imagine if you'd been digging in the cool earth, but instead of dirt its ground cocoa. Yup, you got it. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Hanging Johnny

    Red sandalwood and a whiff of hemp. Basically, I'm getting a ton of red sandalwood. It's sort of delicate. Very lovely.