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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


    Frumenty to me smells like cinnamon, nutmeg and popcorn. I think its the effect of the cracked wheat cooked which smells like a cooked grain, which means to me... popcorn. Spiced porridge if you like. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Black and Red Candy Canes

    Anise, clove, hint of opium and red musk underneath. There's a whiff of mint as well, I swear. This one is an anise-red musk blend. Good throw and wear length.
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    Blackcurrant Glogg

    Black currant, spices, clove and port wine. Boozy black currant! If that's what you're looking for, this is a nice warm blend. Good throw and wear length.
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    Mincemeat Pie

    This smells strong of nutmeg, clove and allspice, with apples and raisins and hints of other fruit. In other words, this smells like mincemeat as you're making it. Delicious! For all of you apple pie lovers, give this a whirl.
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    Song of the Otherworld

    This one is slushy wet snow (I get the Ice Queen snow note), with whiffs of fir and blue musk. It reminds me a fair bit to Ice Queen, sans the berries and the blue musk always makes a strong appearance for me in a very distinctive manner. Good throw and wear length. Evocative of the deep cold quiet of a snow day in the middle of the night.
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    Shattered Silence

    Gin, moss, and a touch of wood and then the black musk starts to come through, and it ends up a spectral sort of musk. Icy and yet deep dark musk. Good throw and wear length.
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    Hearthflame and Incense

    Sweet smoky incense, touches of pine, wood and almond. It's mainly a woods + incense blend. Medium throw and wear length.
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    Blueberry Sufganiyot

    A ton of blueberry jelly and a whiff of pastry. If that's your sort of thing, than my friends, look no further. Good throw and wear length.
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    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.