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


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About wendyb1063

  • Rank
    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 03/20/1965


  • Location
    Wisconsin, USA
  • Country
    United States

Contact Methods

  • eBay
  • AIM
  • Livejournal handle
  • ICQ


  • BPAL of the Day
    Snake Charmer
  • Favorite Scents
    Notes: vanilla, spices (especially clove these days), resins, amber, musk, carnation, incense, rose, booze, hay, grass, tobacco, honeysuckle, powder, cream, sandalwood, patchouli, honey, violet, apple, smoketonka, benzoinBlends~2010 list: WILF, Snake Oil, Flowering Chrysanthemum, Mictecacihuatl, Snake Charmer, Golden Priapus, Dorian, Black Lace, Antique Lace, O, Samhain, Devil's Night, Mead Moon, Hod, Alice, Tintagel, Eclipse, Black Phoenix, TKO, Hay Moon, Clockwork Couture: Male, Banshee Beat, Magdalene, Gun Moll, Liz, Sin, Tombstone, Panther Moon, Schwarzer Mond, Luna Negra, Berry Moon 2011, Waltz of the Snowflakes~2018 list: Most of the above plus many new ones: Eve with Sage FU, Pink Moon, Oak Moon, Hunter Moon, La Prostitution et la Folie Dominent le Monde, Smut, Body Remember, Glowing Vulva, Third Charm, Mourning Lace, Emerald Lace, Krampus Lace, Snake Skin, Winter, My Secret, Pere Noel, Now Winter Nights Enlarge, Stekkjarstaur, Midnight on the Midway, Boomslang, Paduan Killer Swarm, Closet Raid, Dragon Smooched Snake Oil, and so many I've missed!!! Least favorite scents: Metals, ozone, aquatics, sharp florals,

Profile Information

  • Pronouns
  • Interests
    BPAL! Reading (especially historical fiction), cooking, using wild plants and weeds, homebrewing, writing, gardening, music (oboe, recorder, piano), hiking, science, crafts
  • Mood


  • Astrological Info
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign
  • Western Zodiac Sign

Recent Profile Visitors

7,563 profile views
  1. wendyb1063

    Silk Daffodil

    I really like this! The smell of daffodils is so ephemeral and hard to capture, I think. But I love neroli and spices and amber, too, so this was a natural blind buy for me. This reminds me a lot of Closet Raid laced with a good dose of neroli. It's sophisticated but also warm, clean, and pretty.
  2. wendyb1063

    Thirteen (13): January 2023

    This is really gorgeous. I have many of the previous 13s, and they are deliciously foody, and I cherish them. But this one is special. The lavender and herbs in it give it a drier, perfum-ier, spa-like vibe that I love and that differentiates it from other 13s.
  3. wendyb1063

    And Here I Shere My Corne Full Lowe

    This smells very much like the July Labors of the Months scent (in fact, I thought at first I ordered two of the same bottle accidentally). Luckily, I like it: it's a happy, sweet scent. It doesn't necessarily smell like the given notes, although there is a warm, sunny, wholesome, grain scent. I feel like there is a pleasing similarity to many of these Labors of the Months (at least those for the warmer months).
  4. wendyb1063

    Prairie Witch

    This smells just like I imagine a mixture of Jack and Lamb's Wool would smell. It could be a Weenie, yes, indeed, as others have said. It does eventually veer into candle territory: there is an almost waxy scent to it after a while. Yes, it does have the fall candle vibe, but it is a fun ride, especially when you are looking forward to fall!
  5. wendyb1063

    With My Sythe My Mede I Mawe

    This is a really nice blend! When I put it on last night (without remembering the notes), it smelled to me like buttered toast (made from hearty, tasty bread) with orange marmalade. It was a comforting scent to wear to bed, and I still smell traces of it on my wrist in the morning. The fennel is not licorice-ey, but I think that note plus the honey is what brings the citrus peel to mind when I smell it. I don't get much smoke, but it does smell like toasted or freshly baked bread. I've really been enjoying these Labors of the Months scents!
  6. wendyb1063

    Young Woman Powdering Herself

    This is a lovely, old-fashioned scent that lovers of powdery florals will enjoy. The powder is not particularly sweet and there is no cream/vanilla note; it is indeed like an old-fashioned dusting powder. The throw is moderate, and after 8 hours, I can only smell traces on my wrist. I may have to upgrade my decant.
  7. wendyb1063

    An Opiate Vapor

    This is one of those types of scents that the Lab does so well. It is a gorgeous, moody, dark opium. It's brightened by the champaca orchid, giving it an almost champagne-like effervescence and a high-end perfume vibe, a bit reminiscent of Closet Raid. The violets are there, too, giving it a velvety base. I put it on at bedtime and could still get traces of its scent in the morning.
  8. wendyb1063


    Wearing this today after a long hiatus. It has aged beautifully. It goes on with a blast of marshmallow and then some oak and nutty coffee. I think I get some sweet vetiver here as well. I'd put this in the same family as Stekk and Two Sheep and Two Goats.
  9. wendyb1063

    Vase de Lilas a la Fenetre

    This is a lovely, lovely scent that does, indeed, showcase lilacs in full bloom. I thought it would remind me of my Mother, who loved lilacs above all other flowers. And it does, but even more, it reminds me very strongly of one of the very first "little girl" perfumes I had as a young child. That doesn't mean that this is a youngster's perfume; I think it could be worn by anyone of any age. I'm so glad I have a bottle of this beautiful perfume.
  10. wendyb1063

    blends containing that coveted lemony vanilla?

    What about Lemon Scented Sticky Bat?
  11. wendyb1063

    White Clover, Elderflower, and Apple

    This is a lovely, lovely scent! Even my husband (who classifies most of my scents as "cardboard", "men's cologne", or "weeds") said he really liked it. It's a masterful combination of the three notes. The white clover brings sweetness and a hay-like/coumarin-ish warmth, but also some floral character to enhance the elderflower. The apple brings its own balanced tartness and sweetness. We have lots of both of these plants growing on our land, so to me, this is the ultimate upper Midwest summer scent. I remember one time biking near a field of white clover in bloom, maybe 25 years ago, and thinking it was the most beautiful scent I had ever smelled. This reminds me of that. It has some serious throw at the beginning.
  12. wendyb1063

    And With My Spade I Delfe My Landys

    Really? No one has reviewed this one yet? To my nose, this perfume is richly fragrant with the BPAL snow note and coniferous tree notes. The amber is in the deep background, proving a hint of warmth. I don't detect any florals, maybe a hint of iris, but perhaps they will come out with time (although I'm not sure what snowdrops and hellebore smell like). This honestly smells more like a Yule fragrance. It's quite lovely and makes me think of walking through a pine forest on a quiet winter day.
  13. wendyb1063

    Vanilla Husk, Nutmeg, & Hay Absolute

    I really, really like this one! It's like Tombstone without the cedar, per my husband. The vanilla is indeed reminiscent of Antique Lace, and the nutmeg is fairly quiet. The hay is beautiful. Longevity is good: I put it on more than 12 hours ago, and it's still very noticeable. The scent profile doesn't change much over time either.
  14. wendyb1063

    Penis Bound With Gold Ribbon

    I wanted to love this... but I just "like" it. I think I assumed it would be sweeter, with some grounding vanilla vibe from the amber. But there is something about this one that doesn't quite do it for me. The lemon here seems almost bitter, like lemon rind, and there is almost an aquatic note to this as well. It does have pretty good longevity, though. We'll see how it ages...
  15. wendyb1063

    Languishing for Love

    This one starts with a very strong almond/cherry blast. After a few minutes, the musk comes through, as does the chocolate and mint. The almond/cherry face to a marzipan/playdough note that I really like. The star anise is barely a whisper. It's not as foody as it sounds, but is more of a sweet, dark gourmand. It's got serious throw! Overall, I like this quite a lot! I suspect it will be one I wear often. It reminds me a bit of WILF but with cherry and almond.