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  1. EmpressPixie

    When your favorite GC blends are discontinued

    Have you tried reading through the reviews for the Macabray? It might just depress you, but a lot of the time people will review perfumes against each other like.. AngelicRuin compared it to Snow White: http://www.bpal.org/topic/51369-the-macabray/page__view__findpost__p__1312198 or inurbanus comparing it to Cloister Graveyard in the Snow: http://www.bpal.org/topic/51369-the-macabray/page__view__findpost__p__1329715 I'm sure there are a ton more.
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    Snake Oil Hair Gloss

    I wear this basically every time I wash my hair. The vetiver is crazy strong when my hair is still wet, but once it dries, everything settles into a nice, sexy vanilla. I constantly get compliments on it from those closest to me.
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    Implacable Beautiful Tyrant Hair Gloss

    IMPLACABLE BEAUTIFUL TYRANT When, with flame all around him aspirant, Stood flushed, as a harp-player stands, The implacable beautiful tyrant, Rose-crowned, having death in his hands; And a sound as the sound of loud water Smote far through the flight of the fires, And mixed with the lightning of slaughter A thunder of lyres. Golden amber, frankincense, white ginger, and oudh. In honor of apparently being the first review, I unscrewed my bottle to sniff the hair gloss (which I've never done before). It smells almost like a very sweet patchouli in the bottle. It definitely sent me back to the notes saying, "is there patch in there?". I wanted this as an alternate (less sexy) hair gloss to wear to work and patch is definitely not my-office-friendly. In my hair, it's sweet but with an almost watery quality to it. The oudh is very strong at first and there is a smokey note that I was hoping would stick around (it didn't). The ginger is definitely what's contributing to the "almost watery" quality I'm getting. Now that my hair is drying, it's got a watery/earthy/peaty sweet quality. The biggest standout notes for me are white ginger and oudh. The frankincense is calling in support from way back in the back (it's a note that tends to disappear on me) and the amber lays out a nice sweetness to pull everything together. It feels like a very feminine gloss, definitely more work friendly than Snake Oil (my current go-to gloss). And definitely very spring/summery -- almost floral or tropical in its sweetness. Also, work appropriate! Yay!
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    Searching for the Perfect Vanilla?

    Hmm, have you sniffed her? I wonder how prominent the floral notes are. *goes to search reviews* I don't find the floral notes to be prominent at all. I had actually forgotten there were florals until I posted the description. Most floral notes give me a massive headache, but Liz is lovely.
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    Searching for the Perfect Vanilla?

    Liz? A light, feminine vanilla floral perfume and a swirl of smoke and leather.
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    Finding BPAL blends similar to Dior perfumes....

    You could try finding some Black Butterfly Moon: Lady of the Night orchid, benzoin, opopponax, currant, black chypre, white gardenia, ambergris, damp, wooded mosses, and black lily. I have no idea how rare it is, but I think it matches in spirit in several ways.
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    Woods~

    Have you sniffed Male Nude, Arms Upstretched? It was with the 2011 Lupers I think. Dark musk, linen and chypre. Some interesting GCs: Incantation: Deep, wispy, and unfathomably dark: vetiver, dark woods, crumbling and burnt black sandalwood and a drop of lemon rind. Coyote: The warmth of doeskin, dry plains grasses and soft, dusty woods warmed by amber and a downy, gentle coat of deep musk. Aziraphale: Ethereal musk, blonde woods, and dusty Bible accord. And another old LE: The School House: Dandelion, white clover, balsam fir logs, and birchwood switches.
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    Art Swap Questions

    What is your favorite fairy tale, persona, or motif? What imagery does the story/person/thing evoke for you? Do you like or hate how it was handled by a movie or show? How about illustrations and pictures on the subject? Any you are particularly in love with? I think I answered this at length in the thread. How are you with ethically sourced (read: found in the woods on the ground, on the beach, etc.) formerly living bits? Examples: feathers, butterfly wings, fossilized teeth/bone, clean-but-not fossilized bone. Go for it! Would you rather have half of something that was super fabulous in conception, but ultimately too much to pull off completely in the time frame(although still fully functional? Yes. Do what you want and then send it my way. Is there something specifically in fairytales you do NOT want to see? Really, really graphic violence and incest. And would you be limited to the idea of 'fairytales' or would you be happy with crossing over into 'origin stories' or 'mythology'? DO IT. If you've mentioned that purple is a favorite color, which shades do you prefer? Jewel tones -- so vivid but darkish. If in your questionnaire you talked about different styles or listed a number of favorite stories, now that we've been talking about the subject, has anything sort of popped into your head as a "you know I REALLY wish my artist would do something with X story/theme/subject/style." ? I do like Art Deco and Art Nouveau, but I would also really like whatever style you are most comfortable with. I'd rather have a piece you are comfortable and confident making than something you bent over backwards to make in a style I like, but weren't as comfortable in. I'd like to see your expertise. How do you feeel about nudity? I'm not opposed. How do you feel about more practical crafty kinds of things, rather than more traditional "art"? Like would you be ok with a decorated box or bag, or something like that? I would love it. Would you like a retold fairy tale (in poem or story form) written by your artist as part of your swap? Sure! How do you feel about receiving a recipe of some sort based off your faerie tale of choice? Yessssss. Or say a meal plan you could do for a day or like a dinner party or something? Okay, yes, this would be fun. How do you feel about anime in general? I'm down with it. What kind of bodyshapes appeal to you in pin up art, male and female? Curvy, but realistic lady shapes. How do you feel about excerpts in your art? Are words okay, or would you rather leave language to the imagination? You do what you want. What is your favorite grimms tale? This is haaaaaaaard. Seriously, I don't even know. New As of 10 Feb: Would you mind getting extra non fairytale goodies along with the required item? Like teas, bacon caramels, soap? Sure! Would you enjoy a wearable item? something hand knit by chance? I'd love it. The asker of this question sent me a pair of wrist warmers last year and I wear them ALL THE TIME. She's a fantastic knitter. New As of 11 Feb: What kinds of things do you like to eat? All kinds of things. We're serious foodies. Oh, except not mushroom-truffles. Those kind of taste like feet to me. No matter how I have 'em, then end up just being gross. And I love mushrooms. But bllerrrrgh. If you were my patron, is there are particular animal (or animals, or animal tale) from a faerie tale/myth/modern tale/legend that you love or emphasize with? No. New As of 12 Feb: Do you have a particular house color palette? I think I already said this -- we have a very nice neutral light taupe wall color. I tend to decorate in browns and jewel tones. New As of 13 Feb: If you were my patron, what would you be hoping for in miniature? Whatever you are planning on sending me.
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    TKO

    I liked lavender when I was younger -- it was basically all I wore perfume-wise, but when I got into BPAL, I dunno, I was just done with it. The lab's lavender note is also harsher in a way than I like. Anyway, I've been avoiding lavender perfume for a few years now, but I got some TKO in a swap as a frimp. And I was a little curious about it since everyone raves about it all the time. At first sniff it's a somewhat harsh lavender. Very strong lavender with maybe a hint of vanilla beneath it if you really look. Wet is the same as the sniff, but I think the lavender actually rises to the top and the vanilla just totally disappears for the moment. It's almost like italian dressing -- the lavender just floats on top like oil, while the vanilla sinks to the bottom like herbs. But after about ten minutes, they play together nicely. The lavender recedes a bit and the vanilla steps forward. And the rest of the time it is on, that continues until eventually I'm let with a nice toasted marshmallow scent and no lavender at all. I have been wearing this on a daily basis lately because I was having some trouble sleeping. TKO just puts me right out. It's amazing and a total godsend. Realizing my little imp wouldn't last forever, I already have a bottle. Plus, I kind of love the "go to sleep smelling like lavender, wake up smelling like toasted marshmallows" effect. It's so cool.
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    Maple Smoked Bacon?

    Milk Chocolate, Cassia, and Bacon is the only bacon scent I can think of.
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    Winter Holiday Fun Swap

    November 9th Sooo. Yules. Those just happened. What are you interested in, Bunny? I ordered three decants and to be honest, I'm not even that interested in them. I mean, enough to order them, but I would be shocked to find any bottle-wants. I am super excited about the trading post, though, and will be stalking oh, most of the Yule Candles. Okay, all but one of them. Do you like coin purses? No. I. Just. No. It's. No. November 8th Do you prefer dark or milk chocolate? Depends on what's in it. Good milk chocolate is delightful, but Hersheys, for example, tastes like vomit to me. Dark chocolate is often a safer bet because I almost always like it except for cheap European dark chocolate which is oddly sweet half the time. November 7th What are your opinions on traditional holiday cookie flavorings? I'm thinking anise and cardamom in particular. Nom. Do you like artisan oils and vinegars? Nom. Bunny, could you use a 2012 calendar, and, if so, do you like big monthly ones or the page-a-day type? My mum always gets me a calendar. November 6th Charity gifts? Either fair-trade type stuff, or virtual type gifts, like vaccinations or school supplies being bought on your behalf, or something along those lines? No. We're actually really picky about the charities we support. Bunny, are you interested in tarts from Two Timing Tart? What scents, if any, are you interested in? No. Do you need any holiday recipies? Is there something in particular that you'd like baked or made for you? And for those of you doing the no sugar/low sugar, etc. thing these days, how about savory things? I would love some recipes! Speaking about candles, how much do you look forward to the BPTP candles that will be launched on Etsy? I don't know if there will be other scents than the Samhain and Pumpkin Cookie one, but is there a specific one you are longing for? OMG. OMG. OMG. SNOW WHITE AND CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD ESPRESSO AND MIDNIGHT MASS AND YES. But those will probably be up about the time the swap ends, so do not worry about them. <3 Does anyone have issues with gently used things like books, etc.? No. Are you a big ol' nerd for any particular subject? Science, math, linguistics, etc? Or particular authors/fandoms? Yes. We do like the science, I love fairy tales, crafting. We cook a lot with science. You can read my blogue, craftilykimberly.com, so get an idea of my crafty things, but I don't post as often as I should and I'm working on that. I'm doing NaNoBlogMo instead of NaNoWriMo because I know I can succeed at that. Bunnies, how do you feel about lemon-flavored items, like lemon marmalade, lemon curd, lemon pound cake, or lemon cookies? Yes. fingerless mittens or full mitts? Fingerless with a mitten flap. November 4th reveal, yes or no? No. I really think the mystery is the most important thing in any swap and wish to be secretized forever. Ever knowing who my fox is would just ruin my life. (And for future stalkers out there, I am just harassing my foxy who accidentally revealed a bit prematurely. I cannot STAND the mystery and if you don't reveal, I will make a list and cross names off and geo-locate everyone based on anything they've ever said on the forum and correlate "just sent" messages to postage stamps and figure out who you are.) Any favorite cuddly characters? Not particularly, but I am learning to see the way of Tony and Steve being adorbs. Moxie Nouveau groupon? I would use it if it happened, but I would not go out of my way for it. what's your favourite colour? Jewel and earth tones Your favourite gemstone? Garnets. My engagement ring is a green one (tsavorite) and my right hand ring is three red ones. They are the only stones I wear every day. Sometimes I throw in other stuff, but if we're being honest... Your favourite animal (real or imaginary)? The bolifur of course! (Our ginger cat, Willow, who also goes by the bolifur) And do you have any intense phobias? Since you can't make me stand six feet off the ground, none that you care about. (Super high heights do not bother me. Flying? No big. But god forbid I end up a few feet up.) Are you Nano-ing this month, bunny? If so, how would you feel about merch/donations to the cause? I was. I failed. I'm doing a blog post a day instead. I always support merch/donations to that cause. Do you like/need boxes for perfume/knicknacks? I love boxes. Boxes and I are friends that go way back. Waaaaay back. BFFs for life. November 2nd Is there any particular holiday DVD that you don't have that you would like to own? Not really. How do you feel about superheros? Are you a Marvel or DC fan? Do you have a favorite hero? WELL NOW. http://joannaestep.com/art11/nightlight_large.jpg In all fairness because I have not read these things yet, I should say Sandman is my favorite comic and Fables is second and these are Vertigo which is the dark-in-the-kind-of-cult-sense of DC, so currently DC but I'm totally working on that Marvel thing. Would my bunny like anything in particular from Lush? I do have access to an actual Lush store, and also wouldn't mind ordering retro items online. No? I mean, I never turn down good bath stuff, but I've never tried Lush. There. I said it. I've never tried Lush. would you like a Paintbox from Paintbox Soapworks? If so, which scents? Comfort and Joy Frnkn, Gld and Mrrh Do you have kids (or kid-like pets) who your fox may want to take into account, either in terms of a little extra goody or simple safety? NO. Well, it shouldn't kill a cat, but we're childree. How do you feel about honey/beeswax? Would you like any? Shrug. I would be excited if you sent it and not disappointed if you didn't and this is my overall opinion on things for swaps for the most part. It's not that I'm totally ambivalent so much as I like surprises and I like almost everything. Are you a Trader Joe's fan, who either doesn't have a store nearby or just loves their stuff and has a wishlist? This is our regular store, so... The Paintbox Soapworks Yules are up, or at least round one is (updates coming throughout the week). Interested in anything? Comfort and didn't I just answer this? I like sorbettos the best. If I were to place ONE LAST Weenie order, (uh, which I will) what would you want me to include for you? No. Will you be away for any part of the round? Yes. Definitely. I'll get back to you on when. There is always a house-sitter, though so no worries about mail or what-have-you. Anyone else with an Etsy store and a member of Tradeaholics (or you could join) and interested in bartering for gifts for their bunny? Everything in my shop is up for trade. No. What type of books do you like? Dying to read anything? Urban fantasy for the most part. Um. I wish you could make Kindle lists public and yet I would be so embarrassed. If you like Christmas music (or any other holiday music, for that matter), what kind of style do you like? Traditional? Modern and poppy? Indie? I DO LIKE CHRISTMAS MUSIC. TRADITIONAL FOR THE MOST PART. WHO DO YOU LIKE YOU ARE, POPSTARS, THAT YOU JUST WRITE NEW SONGS? WTF IS THAT? CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL. Except that I always hold down shift. It's easier. Do you enjoy things that taste like roses? For example chewing gum, turkish delight, delicious goo that you eat by the spoonful out of a glass jar (and they all taste of rose. Yes, we have all these in Greece.) No. No. No. No. What? No. Also, same question about mastic. Would you be interested in trying it out? (If yes, any preferences? for example you wold prefer to try the chewing gum, the turkish delight, an Easter bun (I can go hunting, some companies make them all year round although it's not the same as the bakery Easter ones ), the raw resin itself, anything?) Uh. What? i live in the city of the chicken wing. if i were to send you something savory, what's your heat tolerance (or sweet and heat for that matter). I do like spices. Do not send me chicken wings in the mail. I will look at you like o.0 If your fox/bunny were to gift you with a giftcard from anywhere, as in any store foodwise, music wise etc. what giftcard would you like? Whole Foods or Amazon. I am the most lame. If I were to send you chocolate is there anything I should avoid as in nuts, cherries etc.? Also, what are some of your favorite holiday candies? I have a really long SW answer to this. You can go read that. Baaaasically, I like chocolate. Does anything from Fusion Sweets interest you? No. I can make all of those things easily. Interested in anything from the Elements and Artifacts Yule update? Yes. See Etsy <3s. October 30 Dear Snow Bunnies: Do you do a Christmas tree? If yes is it themed or specially colored or do you just have all different ornaments and such? I AM GOING TO. AND IT WILL SPIN AND HAVE FIBER OPTIC LIGHTS AND SCIENTIST ORNAMENTS AND A REALLY TACKY ONE AND GIFTS UNDER IT. Would you like a special ornament? Only if you make it or it is awesome. Tim Tams. Yay or nay? Meh. I know some people are squicked out at the idea of eating things that other people make, or the thought of deep fried cookies sends them into cardiac arrest. If you were my fox, would you like to receive some homemade goodies, or would you prefer that your goodies came from the store? What? I don't care. Don't poison me, though. That's for my manservant to do. Especially if I call him my manservant one more time. Would any Bunny like to receive Holiday serving bowls, trays, platters etc...? Winter/Christmas or Thanksgiving/Fall themed? Uh. If you make it, sure. Otherwise, no. My lovely fluffy Snow Bunny, would you like a bodyscrub made by me? If so, what scent(s) would you like, if you had to think along the lines of essential oils? And would you prefer sugar or salt? A dryer scrub or one that's more oily/moist? Yes! If you make it, I will love it. Dear snow bunny, do you like candles? if yes, then what kind? scented (what scents), unscented, what colors, do you like them plain/painted on the outside/with decorations attached to the surface/sculpted? If you make it, I will... you see a pattern? Also what do you think of little soaps? I know most people don't use soaps nowadays but I love the chocolate/vanilla/cocoa/butter/sugar combo scents that I see at beauty stores I use soaps. I use them in the shower. Who doesn't use soap? That's not even... Socks! Slippers! Do you love them or not really wear them? If you love them, do you also love Sock Dreams? Slippers! I could use some slippers like whoa actually. I love the mary jane style or also the classic stick a foot in and trudge style. Would you wear something like this if your Fox were to knit you one? If so, what color? http://www.ravelry.c...gap-tastic-cowl I would wear anything you made me. Seriously. I'm like everyone's grandmother. I will love it because you made it and wear it because of that. talk to me of coffee. Whole bean? Ground? Flavored, not flavored? Decaf, whole caff? Favorite roasters? Drip, french press, keurig? BRING ON THE TEA? I love tea. Not red or white though. I mean, some whites. Definitely no reds. Green and black are nomtastic. Coffee-wise, I am obsessed with our local stuff. Think yours is better? Bring it! Who else here loves or would like to try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics? If so, what would you like? See my SW answers about cosmetics. Have you tried anything from Cocoa Pink and if so, what products and scents do you like or would like to try? No. Anybody into nail polish? Any color or formula preferences? Kind of? I'd love more. Some lavender that is work appropriate but not icky would be awesome. Or a robotic scarab bronze. That one... I kept waiting for it to come back in stock to order it and it never did. If you found a $50 bill on the ground and were to place a Lab order, what would be in it? (And shipping is free through the magical BPAL unicorn!) Elegba, which I never remember I want. And Prince Lir. October 29th So... someone has gifted you a $20 gift card from Walgreen's to ONLY use on things for yourself. No necessities here. What do you buy? Nail polish. Wasn't I just explaining? I live near a brick and morter location for a really, really good spice store. would you use cooking spices and if you would, what would you need? (it's penzey's if you want to google it). I live near a brick and mortar location for a really, really better spice store. So there. I've lived by a Penzey's and it's nice and all, but my Spice House can kick your Penzey's buttocks. (I don't do sports at all, but my local food stuff vs yours is totally a game I'm into.) Do you like knitted goods? If so, what would you like, what colors, and do you have any sensitivites or preference when it comes to type of yarn (ex: wool: yay or nay? do you prefer machine washable materials? do you not care?)? Love them! hey swap partner...could you use a new mug? Not really, no. I obsessively use the one Lioness gave me when she was my Switch Witch. Is there any sort of regional food/drink/treat you miss or have always wanted to try? Yours? To answer all future questions: If you made it, I will be super excited and love it. If I've never had it, I'm happy to try it. If I can learn about new things, I am delighted to have or try them. If they are not new, it is unlikely, unless you have ignored my warnings about headache inducing strong florals, that I will actually dislike it. I am not the pickiest. Really. And I get overly excited about swaps. And I you.
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    Bottle List

    The stuff I wear very rarely or is on the swap list: (Mind you, some of it I wear rarely, but when I wear it I love it. It's just that the favorites are what I choose from every day without thinking much about it and I store them in a different place.) CT: IV MCCLLXX (Floral-less Antique Lace) Western Diamondback MB: Bigger Critters Passionate Shepherd Szepasszony Black Moon (older edition) Lawn Gnome the Traveller Hellgate of Ireland Sunbird Saw Scaled Viper 13 Feb '09 Butter Rum cookie Dark Chocolate, Whiskey, and Cognac Autumn Moon of the Mirror Stand Love's Philosophy Mabon Womb Furie Tabella Sachs Ghulheim Frederic Samhain '09 Pink Champagne Fledging Raptor Moon Visiting the Temple of Auspicious Fortune Alone on Winter Solstice Blue Moon (Brian) The Stormhold Conservatory Tableaux Cesky Krumlov v1 Lady Lilith 13 Aug '10 Tony Miller vs State of California Harp of .... The Favorites: MB: Underbed Cake Smash Smut '10 Snake Charmer Res'd x2 Midnight Kiss x2 Raven Moon x2 Snake Oil '10 Snow White Mme Moriarty Sky City Before x2 Boomslang v2 Bansheet Beat x3 Spanked Resd x4 Phyllocrania Paradoxa v1 x2 Eat Me x2 Gypsy x2 Gingerbread Poppet I always wear Gingerbread Poppet with Spanked over it because GP is too buttery on it's own for me. Banshee Beat is my fiance's favorite (he doesn't realize it, but every time he's complimented me on my perfume since I got BB, that's what it has been). PPv1 is my favorite, but in a "special occasions" kind of way, if that makes sense. It's so etherial that I feel like wearing it on non-special days is abusing it. Eat Me and BB are my most commonly worn things.
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    And again, Autumn SW '11

    October 14th Do you like scary books? What's the best/scariest thing you've ever read? Not really, no. October 13th Are you interested in anything in the latest round of Lab auctions on eBay? Nothing reasonable, that's for frickin' sure. What favorite song(s) would you think would translate into a cool or unique scent? California Dreamin' by the Mamas and the Papas (brown leaves, the heavy scent of rain, a little church incense and dust, and under all of it something warm and clean/comforting). Anyone interested in VApothecary's Halloween update? Nope. Interested in anything from the Beaver Moon Lunacy update? Nope. I sent you with $20 into a drugstore/Walmart (nothing too fancy/imported/expensive, just your average selection), and you are restricted only to the candy aisle. What would you blow it on? Andes mints. 13 packages of them, apparently. October 11th What is your favorite kind of cookie? Triple chocolate. My fiance makes them sometimes. I call them orgasm cookies. How many boxes are you hoping for? However many you send me. How do you feel about loose leaf tea in baggies? I mean, I have a TON of loose leaf, would it be okay if I send you samples in some zip lock baggies? Or is that something that would squick you out? I do like tea. How would you feel about getting a custom poster with your favorite quote on it and some cool graphics? I'm an architecture student and can print posters (provided I make them) at pretty much any size using Adobe Illustrator at a low price. Also if you would be interested in this, what quotes would you like? That would be awesome. Um Favorite quote. I have some, but it's hard to remember them on demand. October 9th Is there anything you would want from NYCC, something you'd like your witch to ask me to pick up? Nah. The best thing I ever ate...: Oh, god. The first time I had Daniel (my fiance)'s roast chicken with the potatoes that sit under the chicken as it roasts and get covered in chicken fat. SO AMAZING. SO TERRIBLE FOR YOU. October 6th Do you like liquorice? If so, hard or soft? Sweet or salt? Normally salted or so salt it pulls your face into a fishy shape? And which shapes do you like? I like black licorice. I had no idea it came in so many choices. Mac using witchees, what computers do you use? What peripherals/accessories do you have and what would you LIKE to have? What do you use your computer for? I have a mac that I use for stuff at home. If I ended up with accessories, that would be cool. But I'm a bit "eh" about it -- like, at some point I'll probably get a mouse but .... Do you like listening to audiobooks? Would you like to receive one, and if you would, what sort of audiobook would you like--or is there a particular audiobook you've been meaning to get? I do like them, I really liked John Hodgeman's More Information Than You Require and the sequel. He did them so well for audiobooks. So, um, anything similar, I suppose. October 5th Are there any DIY / Crafty / Free / Budget items you'd love to get but haven't noted yet? (Or, maybe you'd just like to emphasize something you may have only noted in passing?) YOU GOT ME ROVING, I LOVE YOU. Do you own a DSLR camera? Are you interested in a minky camera strap like these? What about anything from Photojojo? I do. I have no camera strap, so I'd be down with whatever. But nothing else, really. Is anybody else into film photography? Interested in receiving film, supplies, etc from Lomography? Not anymore. I'm making the transition. Painfully. Don't tempt me. (But ask me about the super cool camera I found for $15 in a thrift shop that is 75 years old AND STILL WORKS.) Are you musically inclined? Do you play an instrument or sing? If so, what? Nope. I love singing, I do not do it well. But I do it a lot anyway.
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    More Autumn SW.

    Dear Witch, I've had the worst headcold for the past few days, so if something in here sounds totally rubbish and doesn't make sense at all, um, let me know and I'll do cold-to-common translations. October 3rd Does anyone else like collector Barbies? Nope. Sorry. What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get? I think I've answered along these lines before so I'll skip it for now (but may come back to it later). Tarot No? Tell me about something you like, and why you like it. Haven't I been doing that for the past gizzillion questions? (I would have more patience for this question if I wasn't still pretty sick -- but nowhere near the epic disaster that was yesterday re: being sick) If you're the MMU type of Witchee, what Geek Chic Cosmetics tickle your fancy? Uh? Would any witchees be interested inQuinn Popcorn? No, but I love spicing my own popcorn, so popcorn flavors are always welcome. October 2nd Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee??? I'm sure I would, but I'd probably never use them except in swaps. Nocturne Alchemy's NAlloween Pt. 2 update is live here! (And for a few days, last month's update too.) What do you want? I try to stick to BPAL. To keep the obsession under control. What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff? Sold out on the stuff I like, so... Luck charms? Not really Does anyone want anything from... here...? No. For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles? Not particularly. Candles. Would you be interested in getting a custom necklace fromhere? It would be beautiful, I'm sure. But unless you are making it, not really. Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now? Not really, no. Is there a song on Itunes that you haven’t downloaded yet? I'm sure there are, but generally when I think of them, I download them. Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted? Nope. Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or pg)? Not so much, no. Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there? I have not. if you were my witchee, would you want some of my hot nuts my candied nuts my nuts covered in butter and brown sugar candied walnuts? Ha, no. Thank you though. October 1st Is there anything you either didn't like or had never heard of that you're now curious to try thanks to the discussion in this thread? Not really, no. Reveal? Yes, please! Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent? Yes, please! Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try? Yes, please! (If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know more about this.) September 30th Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update? Ha, missed the boat on this one. Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal? Not me. You get a package in the mail containing 3 things you have really wanted more than anything else you've mentioned so far in this thread. (they are all reasonably priced of course! ~$20 or less apiece). What are they? #occupywallstreet, how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc? I'm not big on it, but my fiance would probably love hemp soap. The only BPAL he really goes out of his way to compliment is Banshee Beat. Is there a magazine that you DON'T read because you can't find it near you, but wish you could? If and only if you are in Australia, then Delicious is the most amazing magazine. They did a trial thing here with a pocket sized version and I LOVED it. And no one else did. And they discontinued it. Describe your sense of humour. Odd. I should find and take that test for you. Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?) I have pleeeeeenty. I'm about to make an order from Sephora (nothing off of my wishlist, witch, so don't worry about that). Is there anything for you that you would like to accompany my order, if you're my witchee? Well, I've said my bit about makeup. September 29th What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? Do you like bold bright prints with fun things, or monochrome, solid colours? Crossbody. Solid with a screen print would be lovely. Leather is also a favorite. But always crossbody. julep maven monthly boxes: Maybe? Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon? I would if it was a place we'd go to anyway. I wouldn't go out of my way to do so. Like commercial socks? I like sock dreams. Does that count? What kind of bear is best? Our cat. We tell him to "be a bear" when we give him treats and he gets up on his hind legs like a bear! Is anyone interested in reading The Night Circus? If you send me a book, I will read it. That said, Night Circus sounds intriguing. Hershey's Pumpkin Spice kisses? Dear god in heaven, no. I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like? No, sorry? Who here likes Stephanie Pui-Min Law's artwork? Very pretty. Do you drink wine? OH HEAVENS YES. Is it just me who is nervous at revealing herself to her witchee, and finding out who her witch is?! I'm not at all nervous about it and you should not be either! I will want to know who you were, so I know who to thank! You have taken such excellent care of me thus far. If you don't reveal, though, I'd really appreciate some sort of "this is the end" declaration or card or something. Just so I know. Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series??? It's one of those things I'd love as a gift but would never want to spend the money on. I recently saw candy corn in non-candy corn flavors like CHOCOLATE and CARAMEL APPLE. It's not a fancy brand, I just saw it in the drugstore, but who here would like something like that? No. Just. No. I like candy corn, but I think we got candy corned out this weekend. September 28th JONES SODA CO has LE soda packs for The Guild, Buffy, D&D, So Cute, etc. Would you be interested in these, Witchee? No. I mean, yes, but no because the sodas are so hit and miss with me and I would want to drink them which I think sometimes ruins the whatever. It'sBanned Books Week! Are there any books on the list you'd be interested in checking out? No? I love BBW, though. And libraries. I have just been enlightened to THESE. Are these flavors relevant to your interests? Yes. September 27th What is something people are always surprised to learn about you? Well, people in real life are surprised to learn that I spin yarn. And often then go on a tangent about how they realized it had to be made somehow but never really thought of it in terms of being something PEOPLE could make, etc etc. Um, online, I'm liberal and hippish, so the whole MBA thing is usually a surprise. So who else watched Babylon 5? I should. If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be? Boobs McGee. Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable? No just no. Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Other things you're squicked/freaked by that's best left by the wayside? I LOVE MUPPETS. what level of contact were you hoping for? I agree that this should totes be in what we get as witches. Um. I am cool with whatever level of contact you have the time to give me. Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon? I answered this. I did! Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to? Museum of Surgical Equipment. Also the Jellies at the Aquarium. September 26th Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try? I think I answered this at length in thread, but Studentska bars are my favorite thing in the world. (Milk chocolate with fruit.) What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in? Not so much. That I can think of. If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it? I'd do my level best to recreate a studentska bar. Obsessed? No. September 25th Stuff you've been meaning to do: Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves? Yes! Do you have any bedtime rituals? Is there any particular product you have to apply or a certain shirt you wear or an act you perform to get you in the "bedtime" mood? Nope Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts? Not really Princess Bride? Yay or nay? Yay, but not as yay as I used to be about it. And I do like the book better. Still a big fan though. Savor's Dread Pirate Roberts is one of my favoritest things (I have it in soap, cream, body spray, and linen spray form them... and shaving soap!). What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches All of them. Seriously, I love classic fairytales. Um, I'm not so hot on, like, the little match girl or any about the virgin mary, but the magicky wondery ones are awesome. Also, 1,001 Arabian Tales are awesome. Also, myths and legends. If you find a myth or a tale that I don't know, I'm sure to love it. September 24th how do you feel about ethical animal fiber, i.e. wool and the like? I love it? I spin things so I'd love it to spin. I also knit things, so I'd love it to knit. I also live in a cold climate, so I'd love it to wear. What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel? Sure. Cute. Look down. What are you wearing, right now? Jeans. T-shirt. Hoodie. Kerchiefs? Yes, please! It's the weekend, and you find yourself without a single chore or responsibility for a few hours. Right this very moment, what's the one thing you would do if you could do anything? Well, we went apple picking this weekend which I enjoyed very, very much. September 23rd Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? I'm sure there is, figure it out. I trust you. I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like? Not really. I do my level best to stick to BPAL in terms of all things smelly. Obviously it doesn't always work, but I try. what's your favorite kind of pizza? BBQ chicken with smoked gouda, bacon, and jalepeno peppers. Thin crust. who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want! I don't really have any... which could explain a lot. Haha. Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area? I'm sure there are, but I cannot think of them at the moment. September 22nd If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have (phones, tablets, books, keys, kettles...), what would your ideal pouch/cover have? Design, material, additional functionality/features like pockets or lights or secret hidey-holes? Pockets! Secret hidey holes! These are things I love! Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes? A photo? Yes. A collage? Not so much. If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes? I agree with others that those look... very expensive. But if you designed a fabric and sent it to me, I'd use it and love it. Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people! I covered this already. What is your favorite word? Well, it's been discussed at length in thread, but my three favorites are: petrichor, sinople, and superannuated. What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? If you want to knit me some, I'd love them, but my last witch made me some really lovely wrist warmers so I would hope for something that just does arm warming. But seriously, some sleeves that I could add to my many t-shirts and suddenly have long sleeves would rock. I just don't want to have to choose between Witch #1's knit gear and Witch A's knit gear. You know? Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? Yeah. I like candles. And tarts. And what not. I think I like candles better than tarts, though. I really love the soft light they give off. What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? Pickled. So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question) Nope. Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan? Nope. Well, we went apple picking. What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? Medium. September 21st Cthulhu: yay or nay? Sure, but not yayayayayayay. Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Not really. Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs: Sorry, no. Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? And if you did (or plan to), you should share what you're getting No. I listen. Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! Sure. But you have to explain why they are cool. If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences? No allergies. Um... a hooded scarf or shawl would be amazing. If you have a pet, could you please post a photo of it? I really need to see what your pet, if you have one, looks like. He's fat and orange and a cat. He's on a diet, so he's been losing weight lately. We're trying to make him less of an obeast. Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? Ha, sure! How do you feel about terrariums? Awesome! What's your favorite horror movie? Wait, what? No. I get nightmares. I'm a big ol' scaredy cat. If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? I'm talking about the bath products, lotions, face lotions, teas, food, etc that you really use every day. A good quality earl grey tea. Dread Pirate Roberts crema from Savor. Frank, Gold, & Myrrh sorbetto from Paintbox Soapworks A good quality medium roast coffee. A nice wine bottle opener (we can't find ours right now but are stubbornly refusing to buy one because we know it is here somewhere). (nice to me = classic waiter tool corkscrew) An incredibly moisturizing, but light feeling lotion (I use the crema, but something better is always a good thing). It is VERY dry in the winter here. Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay? Yay! Way more yay than cthulu. I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? Sure. No. and snarky or sarcastic is probably best. No religion. Unless it is kind of anti-religion. My fiance is an evangelical atheist. Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? Yes. YES. YESSSSS. Victorian era. (I've always loved the Victorian era -- like, always always. My fifth grade history project was an indepth look at Victorian clothing. And I've always been into fantasy and sci-fi. So I'm also really into Steampunk because HELLO TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS.) If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? Story usually. Art/style is less exciting to me. In a pre-Harry Potter world, it was a lot harder to find a good urban fantasy story without looking to comics. Of course, I do like the artwork, and some of it is simply stunning beyond belief, but story first. If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it? I just don't know. I'm sure if you wanted to get me one, you'd be great at figuring it out. if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? Mucha, probably. Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. Soap would be awesomesauce. I can already do photography and dyes. What's 'your' song/your theme song? The song that gets stuck in my head most often is California Dreamin by the Mamas and the Papas. But Guns, Gold, Girls by Metric and Trouble is a Friend on the Easy A soundtrack are the two things I listen to the most, I think. What would be your superpower? The store would always have what I needed or wanted when I went. It might sound lame now, but Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other times when it's just kind of annoying... it would be awesome. Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Heck, yeah. Actually I'm in the process of making a quilt from a lot of my old t-shirts, so if you have one gently used to send my way I'd totally wear it, but if you have one that is funky-nasty-tore-up and you are about to bin it, as long as the main image is intact, I'd take it and cut it up for my quilt. Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts! No allergies. Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? I think... I would only want one from Switch Witch if, like, you sent it last and the charms were themed to correspond to emails or ecards or things I said or things you sent or somehow themed to this round of Switch Witch and BPAL. Does that make sense? Like, if you put effort into something like that, I want it to really remind me of you. September 20th Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup. Cool. Cool, cool, cool. Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? Yes. Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get. Robotic Scarab claw polish, Smokestack claw polish, Exotic Bazaar, and a t-shirt. Are there any characters that you love or identify with? Blunt, curious women who are smart and socially awkward. A question! If you are crafty, what's your personal art style? I'm not talking just about what art you like to look at, but what kind of art do you like creating? Do you have a "process" while you're creating beauty? Uh. Uh. Uh. No. Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? No. No. No. Will not look. Stick to the BPAL. No new obsessions! Illegal! So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? That would be awesome. But. You gotta let me know someone is coming over or I might not be here or have time or what not. But, like, a lunch date (I'll be happy to make lunch) or whatever, just... fair warning.
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    Amaranth? Anyone?

    Just purely looking at scent descriptions: Harvest Moon ('04, '05, '10, & '11) all have it. Dia de los Muertos ('04, '05, '06, '07 & '09) all have it. Capricorn, Vasakasajja & Larentalia all have it. And in the GC: Odin. Hopefully someone with a bit more specific knowledge can help out past this.
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