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Fulltiltredhead

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  1. Fulltiltredhead

    Two, Five & Seven

    Well, I have been grouchy and moody all day long, probably caused by not enough sleep the past two nights, and disappointment over cancelled plans, so I was really not in the mood to like anything this evening, but I came home to a BPAL box and thought, well, maybe this day's not a total loss. I don't know how, but BPAL always comes when I feel the worst, hooray for BPAL. Lessee, here, what did I order? OH! Two, Five & Seven! Smart me, I have been wanting a rose! And then it smelled just exactly like Robitussin cough syrup with a dash of Mr. Clean floor cleaner. Which much intensified my grouchiness. Fine, not my day, but getting on with it, I go out on the balcony to water the plants and it occurs to me after a few minutes how good my rose geraniums smell. Must be because it recently rained. Really nice! They're really very rosey ... except I came back in the apartment and realized it wasn't my rose geraniums, it was Two, Five, and Seven. The miraculous BPAL morph took place within about 20 minutes and enveloped me in green grass and rose after rose after rose. I love Beth.
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    Butch yet not manly scents?

    I think Golden Priapus fits that mold - also Queen of Sheba. You might try Come to Me. Although that may be fresher than what you want, it's very slightly musky and has a pheromone quality to it - but I think all Beth's scents do, so I'm prejudiced. I can't think of any others right now - I'm fairly heavy into femmy perfume. Here's hoping you get some more answers! It's an interesting question.
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    Beltane 2005-06

    I can't believe I haven't reviewed this one, since I've amassed three bottles of it. I love it, and I get compliments even from "straights" on it -- I can wear it to work! Yes, green floral. As to what florals, it's amusing to see everyone smelling one thing and another, from jasmine to honeysuckle to hyacinth. I have no idea what's in there, to tell you the truth. I don't get jasmine. I get a melange of bulb flowers (tulips, daffodils, hyacinths) daisies, and grass, some herbs, and I swear I caught a whiff of freshly turned earth. I'm guessing a rose or two. One of its several facets is a tad bit soapy, and I love that bit of clean smell, whatever it is. It wears really well - I get about 8 hours from it - with quite good throw.
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    Allergy Questions, Allergies and other reactions to oils

    I get that nasty taste in my mouth from frankincense, and cedar gives me the taste in my mouth, nausea, and a headache. I found this about galangal: "The root contains a volatile oil, resin, galangol, kaempferid, galangin and alpinin, starch, etc. The active principles are the volatile oil and acrid resin." Resins are incense. So there's something those elements have in common - they're resinous.
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    The Ides of March 2005

    The Ides of March smells like wildflowers in lush green grass -- a perfect Spring scent! It lasts well, too. ETA: You have to be old to remember this - anybody remember the original Herbal Essence shampoo? It's along those lines, to me. Which is a really good thing. It's very clean and refreshing to my nose.
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    Nuit

    Absolutely stunningly fucking beautiful. Stars like diamonds in a black velvet sky. A religious experience, like the Goddess just manifested in front of your face. Somehow high and pure and deep at the same time. In the vein of Moon Rose, but more. If you don't like florals and you don't like rose and you don't like jasmine and you don't like musk -- get this. If it doesn't change your mind, nothing will.
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    Rain Scents

    Sea of Glass smells like rain to me.
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    Black Pearl

    I love iris/orris - and it's usually described as elegant, chilly, distant. Black Pearl takes iris to the beach and puts it behind the ear of a smiling Polynesian girl in a bikini. Brilliant! Sweet, tropical, I get a pineapple or galanga smell in the top notes (which I think is the iris/hazlenut weaving together) - it does smell round and silky - the scent has equal depth and range. It's scrumptious. It's all I can do not to put my nose in my shirt so I can huff it. Gotta have a big bottle ... ETA: It's lasted 10 hours so far, with good throw, too.
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    "Warm" scents?

    BPAL vanilla is the best. Just seconding the recommendations for Velvet, Snake Oil, Scherezade, O, Morocco. But Velvet is my favorite of the warms that I know (so many more to try!) - to me, it's the very warmest.
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    What Scent Is This?

    Lohengrin, so sorry that impie didn't work out for you! I hope your headache gets better.
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    Golden Priapus

    What she said! I used this to train my sweetie to wearing scent. He asks for it now if he doesn't see it, and if he does, he hands it to me to put on him. Because he knows he's gonna get jumped but good. I do think of it as Snake Oil for men. It's a nice compliment as a His scent to Her Snake Oil, too.
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    The Dormouse

    I like the way Ultraviolet said it, best: The boy even liked it smelling it straight from the imp! and he doesn't like anything!
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