Jump to content
Post-Update: Forum Issues Read more... ×
BPAL Madness!


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About claudia6913

  • Rank
    1/32 too few
  • Birthday 03/22/1980


  • Location
  • Country
    United States

Contact Methods

  • eBay
  • Livejournal handle
  • ICQ
  • Twitter
  • Yahoo
  • Website URL


  • BPAL of the Day
    The Perilous Parlor
  • Favorite Scents
    Autumn Coolness, Lawn Gnome, Agape, Eat Me, Lamb's Wool, CT: Vanilla 617 & 505, Spicebush Swallowtail, Snake Oil, Mme. Moriarty, Cthulhu, Hollywood Babylon, Black Butterfly Moon, Sahmain, CC: Female, Rosy Maple, Liberty

Profile Information

  • Pronouns
  • Mood


  • Chinese Zodiac Sign
    Nothing Selected
  • Western Zodiac Sign

Recent Profile Visitors

6,715 profile views
  1. claudia6913

    I Sit and Sew

    Okay, I think Jasmine sambac is like my "me" scent, which goes into making this scent absolutely heavenly on my skin. Soft, sweet, feathery light, and just perfect for those too hot days, or not hot enough days, or days when you feel like you need to warp yourself in something cozy, or any day. Yes, any day. I could bathe in this scent. I want to bathe in this scent. Enough with the flowery (heh) stuff. I get the jasmine, the violet leaf which isn't quite as green as you would imagine, the tea leaf which gives a nice base and the vanilla that wraps around it. The white musk acts more like a sheer veil - keeping it from overpowering while still allowing the scent to come through.
  2. claudia6913


    I received my bottles on Saturday (today is Tuesday) so they've had appropriate time to sit and come to a more normal temp. Harper is gorgeous and sexy and everything I wanted it to be and more. I am consistently blown away by the CD scents and this is no exception. The throw is decent, I can smell it as I type this. It's luxuriant, woody, lazy, and almost cozy. It's an odd mix of sexy - if sexy were a soft warm blanket you wrapped around yourself.
  3. claudia6913

    Festival Orgy

    I'm only just now really getting to wear this since my meds are pretty much settled and my chemistry isn't shifting wildly. I've had this bottle since March 2017 - so approximately 7 months and holy cow! This is earthy with the moss, soft with the florals, and grounding with the sandalwood. So beautiful, so gorgeous, and so much what I've been unknowingly looking for. The throw on this is pretty generous for a scent that, even when it's reaching out, is still delicate in nature. The unexpected warmth of today is lending itself to this blend and it's just blossoming on my skin. I couldn't be happier with this scent!
  4. claudia6913

    Belle Vinu

    In the vial I get a deep rosewood with a hint of osmanthus resting over that. On my skin the red sandalwood comes out and the flesh of the white peach reveals itself. Wet this is warm and inviting, slightly floral, and just a touch sweet. I like that it’s not overpoweringly sweet and that the woods and the osmanthus has the ability to truly shine without being overwhelmed. As it dries I get lovely glimpses of the scent as it wafts a bit. The throw isn’t strong, but just moving my wrist a bit allows the scent to float up to me. There is a moment where the sandalwood and the rosewood seem to fight and become slightly bitter and the peach smells almost overly ripe. That odd bitterness doesn’t seem to be waning either. Okay, about 10 minutes later and it seems to have stopped being at odds with itself and settles into this softly woodsy scent with a hint of sweetness, some ripe peach flesh, and a touch of florals. Unfortunately, this lasted all of an hour before it’s vanished from my skin. To be fair, I put no lotion or other products on as I normally do to help longevity. My skin like to eat scents and moisture. So take that with a grain of salt. Overall, however, barring that weird bitter phase, this is a very pretty, light, sweet but not too sweet blend. Perfect for warmer days and sunshine.
  5. claudia6913


    I'm doing a 30 Scents in 30 Days on my blog and today is Zombi! My initial sniff from the vial is deep, moist earth - brown and fertile, perfect for worms. On my skin the moss and oakmoss come out and give it some greenness along with that rose leaf. I now have a rose bush in my yard and so I can say with confidence that this rose leaf is so very, very true to life. The rose leaf doesn't hold much of an actual rose scent in it, but when you rub it you get a softer greenness from the leaf than you would from something like a blade of grass. So, I kind of hope I'm not the only one that finds things like rose leaves and sniffs them to compare to perfume notes. But if I am, oh well! I just find it fascinating! Over everything you get those dried roses, crunchy and yet somehow they still retain a trace of the fragrance they had in life. The earthiness is strong and at times almost overpowering all the other scents. This is more like being in a forest and over-turning a moss covered rock. Your senses are immediately assaulted with the musky earth that hasn't seen the light of day in who knows how long. On your fingers you get a touch of the mossy scent from disturbing it. Over everything there is this soft, dry floral fluttering about. After the wet stage, and after that drydown phase where it's still wondering what it wants to be, you get to the full dry down, where the scent has warmed on your skin and melded with your own personal scent and it does what it will do - and I love it. On my skin it is this softly brown scent, earthy and musky. Over that is that luscious green scent that can only be oakmoss. It gives it a cologne feel, but I love it. And over all of that is this gorgeous and soft rose scent. It is brown, green, and pink all wrapped into one. This does not overpower as the dry down did. If I could just go from wet to this glorious scent I would be all over it. Perhaps setting this one back to do a bit of aging will do it some good. The throw on this blend is fleeting - sometimes it comes to greet you, other times I find I have to sniff around the spot I put it to really get a sense of the blend. When it does choose to waft around it's mostly a mossy scent with a hint of floral, whereas on my skin I get more of that earthiness. Overall though I'm quite happy with this scent and it will most likely be added to my "eventually get a full bottle" list. For now I'll enjoy this little sample.
  6. claudia6913


    This. is. gorgeous! Soft, resinous, slightly floral but not overwhelmingly so. The red clove is a nice touch of spiciness but doesn't detract from any of the notes. This is blended beautifully and I can definitely see this one getting a lot of love. I know it will from me.
  7. claudia6913

    All That I Possess

    This is soft and supple leather, the light brown that's been bleached by sun and use. The clove is soft, but gives a touch of it's spice to it. The myrrh and guiacwood give a golden feel, and the amber gives it a shine. The CP line feels like it is the height of Beth's work so far.
  8. claudia6913

    Mare Vaporum

    Beautiful and soft jasmine with a touch of the other notes hovering around it.
  9. claudia6913

    Lady Lucille Sharpe

    Very soft and powdery, dark and beguiling. It's an intriguing scent, very feminine, very soft and delicate, but deep and dark.
  10. claudia6913

    Sir Thomas Sharpe

    This is a very warm amber scent. It is soft, yet solid, immovable, yet somehow languid. It is not a scent I thought I would go for because fougere's and I just don't tend to get along, but this isn't a lavender fougere. It is some how deep and dark and almost slinky in its presence. Very glad I got this. Not complex, but definitely a winner.
  11. claudia6913

    Dead Leaves, Frankincense, and Copal

    This blend has less of the dead leaf note, though it's there in the background. Copal is the strongest note with frankincense backing it up. It has that scent of like ... beach shops. It's what I remember the shops along Hilton Head, SC smelling like. Which I assume is the copal. Very woody and dry.
  12. Leave it to Beth to make a hyper-realistic dead leaf note. Wet this is a super strong blast of dead, crunchy with a under-layer of wet and desiccated leaves. As it dries the myrrh and vanilla come out and the leaves move to the back. Dry this is a soft myrrh vanilla with just a hint of crunchy dead leaves scattered around.
  13. Henry Fuseli Golden amber, carnation, blackcurrant, aged black patchouli, red musk, and vetiver. Red Musk, vetiver, and carnation with an under current of patchouli are the highlights of this blend while wet. As it dries the amber comes forth with its golden resinous feel. The black currant gives just the barest touches of sweetness. As this dries the patchouli remains a dark base for the scent as the vetiver and musk swirl around while the amber and the carnation and currant attempt to lift the blend out of the dark earth. This is the first blend where I've been able to reliably pick out vetiver and found out I actually like it. So beware those hoping this is light on vetiver ... it's not. Edit: Okay, this was reminding me of something and I just couldn't figure it out but it finally came to me! It's like a cousin of Lawn Gnome. It has that same patch/currant combo. That's why I love it so much. =)
  14. claudia6913

    The Unquiet Grave

    One kiss of clay-cold lips: frozen white roses, frankincense, white gardenia, white sandalwood, and vanilla orchid. Another beautiful blend from this update. The frozen roses are beautifully red, yet laced with ice crystals. Not overwhelmingly so, but noticeable. The gardenia is very prominent throughout the blend. The sandalwood and frankincense give it a nice grounding base. The vanilla orchid gives not only a touch of sweetness but a hint of that hot house feel I get from orchids. Overall this is a soft sweet floral blend, with a hint of something ... darker. But only a hint.
  15. claudia6913

    Second Spring

    Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus An accolade: drifting leaves tinted in the bold reds of pomegranate and currant, the golds of amber and honey, russet myrrh, a touch of cypress-green, and crisp patchouli-brown. This is by far my favorite from this update that I've received so far. It is beautiful and morphing, just like Magnificent Autumn. It starts off with a blast of pomegranate and currant. Sweet and red. But then the amber and honey comes out. Moving then into the myrrh, the cypress, and then lastly the patchouli. I am so enjoying smelling this as it morphs. My husband says it's very nice and subtle. This is one of the few honey scents I can wear where it's not amping like crazy on me, or smelling ... off. Seems that after it's gone through the stages, it goes back to the amber/honey combo with a touch of myrrh and a hint of patchouli. So beautiful and complex. I love these scents Beth is making that feel like a journey.