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About SevenSins

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 12/31/1956


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    Dragon Moon
  • Favorite Scents
    Favorites: anything with amber, dark musk, cinnamon, pepper, clove, opium, civet, red musk, opoponax, iris, orris root, lily of the valley, frankincense, myrrh, patchouli, sandalwood, rosewood, cedarwood, calla lily, wisteria, violet, lilac, carnation, jasmine, gardenia, cardamom, bergamot, lemon, neroli, bitter orange, white or black rose - will try anything as long as it doesn't have anise or licorice or strawberry. Love incense-y, resin-y, white or black florals, earthy, spicy and citrus-y scents. Not a big foodie - but will try anything at least once! Strike out pretty regularly with prominent chocolate or prominent honey notes, although as background notes or in very well-blended scents they are okay. Current loves: Three Witches, O, Aglaea, Cabaret, The Raven, Ace of Hearts, Sin, Satyr Really really hate anise and licorice. Note: While I always appreciate freebie gifts, I cannot have sugar, please don't send me candy. I might end up just throwing it out so I am not tempted.

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  1. SevenSins

    Gift Certificates?

    There are a number of generic wishlist sites you can use. I am considering doing so myself. The Things I Want MasterWish Wishlistr Wishood Wishroll WishCentral And I am sure there are others.
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    CCNow Questions & Problems

    Read through this thread and you'll see that the CCNow status does not match what is happening at the Lab. If you made the order before the oils come down off the site, then you will get them. Shipping times have varied over the years, I am not sure what the current turnaround time is, but I do know it's vastly less than it was last year. I've waited as long as 2 months + for orders to arrive. You will get a CnS from the Lab when your order ships out. You can watch the Click n Ship thread to get an idea of where they are in order processing.
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    How full is full?

    Sometimes that's how they come from the lab. They use a calibrated machine to fill the bottles. The bottles can vary greatly with regards to glass thickness etc, and the oils can have different viscosity. Those variables mean that different oils in different bottles can appear to be at different levels, but in truth, they measure out 5ml of liquid. You can't go by appearance. You need to measure the oil itself.
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    Why are LEs limited? Will they come back?

    Silentium Amoris is an example of a discontinued catalog blend being brought back (revisited) for a short period of time as an LE. In this case, this blend was brought back temporarily to celebrate the Lab's anniversary. Last year we got Red Phoenix and Pink Phoenix as LEs and Puck, Sepulcher, Three Witches and Despair as the revived/revisited discontinued blends. So the oils that make up the blends may not be rare oils, such as some of the oils used in the LEs, since the blends themselves were at one point catalog blends. (I hope that made sense)
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    What a gorgeous scent! Unfortunately, my skin doesn't like it much. It's beautiful, until I put it on. I can't even describe what it does on my skin, but it's not nice. So, off to the swaps, there are too many other lovely scents for me to keep one I can't wear.
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    Something in this one does not like my skin. I don't usually do herbally, green scents very well, and this one is no exception. I wanted so much to like it, but it's not for me.
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    I love white florals - so I was really looking forward to this one! Unfortunately, my chemistry doesn't always love the white florals like I do. This one smells lovely in the bottle - and goes on beautiful! But on drydown it turns to soap on me. And not a good clean soap either. Maybe it's the gray amber, I don't know. Usually it's some kind of musk that does this on me. Whatever it is, I am sadly going to pass this on to someone else who can love it more.
  8. Nobody has mentioned Torture King. The lime in TK is wonderful! A beautifully blended morphing scent. And I like Whitechapel for in your face citrus. I would also second Aizen-myoo. It's a sweet sharp scent, really nice.
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    EPIC BPAL Spreadsheet Thread

    I have one planned, I just haven't done the coding yet. But I have all the tables and queries and forms and whatnot mapped out. I just have to sit down and write the damn thing. I haven't been able to sit at the computer for long enough periods of time since surgery to get it done though. It's a real monster to design - at least this was. I am trying to include swaps and sales as well as inventory.
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    EPIC BPAL Spreadsheet Thread

    I'm about halfway done with designing an Access database - although I have really given myself a challenge with it. I am trying to create something to track inventory, orders, swaps, eBay transactions, feedback, reviews, switch witch, TAL, BPTP and just about anything else - including adding in other retailers and additional products. It's a monster, but it's a good brushup experience for me. I am also not used to working in Access. I also want to put a front end on it using .NET and possibly make it web-enabled, so one could use it online. But that's a ways off. Right now I'd be happy if I get the standalone Access database working properly.
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    CCNow Questions & Problems

    CCNow marks the order as shipped when the vendor (in this case the Lab) picks up the order from the site. They assume immediate shipment.
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    Again thanks to Brienze for the sniffie! In the bottle: Creamy, spicy, vanilla/musk Wet: I only used a teensy drop from the end of a toothpick, but really, that's all I needed! This one went on spicy and smoky and creamy and maybe had a touch of fleeting pumpkin? Really just a fleeting glimpse of the pumpkin and then maybe more like a smoked sugar cookie. Dry: This one morphed through a couple stages as it dried. Went into a very foodie vanilla rum cream cake kinda stage, at which point I was ready to write it off (not a foodie girl) and then it changed again! Turned into a beautiful, spicy rich scent with a touch of cream and a touch of booze and a touch of smoke - all well blended as if you were walking down the street and catching whiffs of scents from different shops. VERY nice! I think again, I would love to have a little of this, but won't pay $300 a bottle for it. Or even $100! But it's a gorgeous scent and I hope everyone that has it really enjoys it!
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    Voodoo Queen

    Thanks again to Brienze for the sniffie circle! In the bottle: Spicy, smoky, incense yet still "perfumey" Wet: I get a touch of wine? when it first goes on, then it softens into a creamy, smoky, yet spicy floral. Dry: A little less smoky, a little less spicy, a little more green, definitely more floral. Feminine with a sharp edge. Very well-blended. Nice morph! There's something familiar about the floral - but I can't really pick out what I am smelling. A tangy sharpness remains from beginning to end. I can't tell about throw, I am using such a tiny drop off the end of a toothpick, but the scent is strong enough that I could imagine the throw would be pretty good. Gorgeous scent! Another one I would be happy to have, but won't give up my firstborn for.
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    Doc Buzzard

    Thanks to Brienze for the sniffie circle! In the imp: Sweet, resinous, rich Wet: Just a wee drop from a toothpick to test, but enough to say this is sweet - opium den sweet - with an underlying rich resinous tone to it. Complex and wonderful! Dry: Doesn't morph much as it dries. Very there. Very sensuous actually. Earthy and woodsy at the base with a strong sense of confidence, masculinity and strength. Rich, complex, well-blended. If I have a chance to get my hands on some of this without cutting off my arm or offering up my only child in sacrifice, I'd do it.
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    Bat's Blood

    In the bottle: Sharp, smoky, not sure what I am smelling Wet: LILAC! Drydown: still lilac, a little smoky, but lilac nonetheless. Verdict - not sure how it works as a Voodoo blend (yet) but I love the way it smells!