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About LushNatty

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    evil enabler
  • Birthday 10/26/1977


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    Seattle, WA
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    Knitting, crochet, sewing, other miscellaneous fiber/crafty stuff, liberal politics, keeping up with my podcasts, cooking (sometimes), audiobooks (so I can listen while I do my crafty stuff), and sometimes I'm even interested in my job.
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  • Favorite Scents
    Favorite scent in nature: sea water. I also love Snake Oil and its variants, resins, spices, green smells...sexy stuff. Carnations, yum, roses, ick.


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    Scorpio sun, Taurus moon (uh oh, I'm bipolar!) and Gemini rising.
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  1. LushNatty

    Traveling with BPAL

    I personally like medical tape-- you know, the white tape that they sell in drugstores alongside the gauze pads. It's really stretchy and it clings to the contours of what you're trying to tape, so it stays on better and helps prevent leakage. Tape the lids of each bottle and imp and that'll help.
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    Job Interview Recommendations

    Ooooh- I have to look for a part-time job starting next week, and I just got an imp of that in with my last order. Good to know.
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    In the bottle: smells exactly like Butter Rum Life Savers. Applied: smells exactly like Butter Rum Life Savers. It’s making me hungry, but like most rum scents, this is not something that I can really wear as a perfume. Unlike other rum scents, this one is not as sharp, although the rum does come out more on the skin—but not in the really, piercingly sharp way that rums usually do on me. So it would be possible for me to wear it as a perfume, but I probably won’t anyway. Out of the alcoholic notes, the lighter ones (like champagne and white wine) suit me better as body scents. This is a really yummy scent, though. If I don’t find someone who really wants the imp, I’ll probably just use it up as a room scent. In fact, this is a perfect home scent for the holidays. (I wonder why this isn’t a seasonal offering?) On a scale of 1 to 5: 4.
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    In the imp: kind of a light rose vinegar smell. Not bad—very aquatic. Applied: I thought at the very first moment that I smelled something a little leathery/smoky, but this so quickly turned to STRONG cloying rose on me that I can’t detect anything else. This is not unusual for me with rose—which I usually can’t wear—but I was hoping to pick up more of the earthy scents with it, and hoped maybe that would ground the floral a bit. Unfortunately, that’s not happening here. I will add the caveat that I got this imp in a swap, so it may not be fresh. Whatever else it is, it’s really overpowering rose and I will have to wash this off—it’s giving me a headache. Hey—at least if I want a scent with a whip, I have my beloved Loviatar. On a scale of 1 to 5: 1.
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    Oils for Scent Lockets

    OK-- you just satiated a months-old curiosity, and now I definitely have to get the Trading Post lockets b/c I make jewelry!!! Thanks for the info--
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    Oils for Scent Lockets

    OK. I have to ask a really stupid question. How do you put the scent in the locket? Don't laugh at me, please!!!!
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    Who do I email with questions? BPAL/BPTP contact info

    I would have bought Trouser Snake no matter what notes were in it, for three reasons: 1. I would like to see the bottle artwork 2. I would like to have a bottle of "Trouser Snake" with my others on my dressing table 3. If someone asked me what perfume I was wearing, I could say that I was wearing Trouser Snake and let them wonder.
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    Who do I email with questions? BPAL/BPTP contact info

    Dang, now I've got that song in my head. I may end up singing this to myself, however-- with the Grammar Time lyric-- when I grade papers this semester. Inspired, Dannahmal.
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    Who do I email with questions? BPAL/BPTP contact info

    Q, I think the issue was that nobody had contacted her back yet. If someone had, I don't think she would have posted this thread.
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    Who do I email with questions? BPAL/BPTP contact info

    Hmmm...that sounds like it isn't the norm, because I have had absolutely top-notch service from the lab every time I've ordered. Granted, I just got my fourth lab order today and I have not been around as long as a lot of other people here, but I have had email contact regarding two of those orders and the people I emailed (usually Sara) were fantastic about making sure everything was taken care of. I guess I would check the FAQs section for a thread of who to contact when there is a problem, and see if there is a specific person that you haven't contacted yet that handles complaints. From my short time on here and from knowing a lot of other people who are even more hardcore than I am, I would imagine that your issues will get resolved pretty soon. (For one thing, someone is sure to see this thread!) Good luck, and I hope it all works out for you...
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    Turn around time

    Believe me, you're not a tool. This is information that nobody knows until they have to find out. I'm still learning a lot of stuff and I am on order number 5.
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    Turn around time

    You'll get it automatically. It's generated when they print out the shipping label off the USPS system. Also, this thread has info on what to do when you have questions on where your order is...just FYI! http://www.bpal.org/index.php?showtopic=2426
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    Turn around time

    You'll get a CnS notification when your order is ready to ship, but before you get that, the best you can do is to check the "I got my order" and "Click and Ship" threads pinned at the beginning of this section. On those threads, you can get an idea of where the lab is on sending out the orders. You'll notice, when people list the order date, that the dates progress in order (more or less) and then you can get an idea of how close the lab is to getting to the orders placed on the date you placed yours. That's really the best way to check, and it saves you and the lab a lot of hassle. Check the last page or two first-- that's the easiest way.
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    Snow White

    In the bottle: this is one of those strange scents where I absolutely cannot smell anything in the imp. At all. Applied: This one has me totally confused. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I don’t, and it changes with every test. The biggest source of confusion, however, is that I am having trouble smelling it unless I slather, and even after slathering I don’t notice the smell unless I get my nose right up against my skin or flap my shirt so I can get a whiff of cleavage. Also, I get totally different notes every time I take it on a test run. It reminds me of Mary Poppins’s magical medicine that changes flavor every time she pours a new spoonful. The first time I tested it, I got snow and faint white roses. The next time, I got vanilla, sugar and snow. The next time, I smelled snow and wildflowers—like I would have expected from the description. Then I read the reviews, and now (on the fourth test, and after really slathering) ALL I can smell is plastic and some sort of sickly, pungent floral. My take on this is that I can relate to almost every review of this scent, positive and negative, except for what people have said about this scent having a medium to strong throw. On me, regardless of whether I get good or bad notes dominating, they are uniformly weak and, if I don’t slather, totally undetectable. On the other hand, if I were to get a bottle of this, this would be a bottle that I would probably use up within about a month or so (unlike my other scents.) I probably won’t get a bottle, due to the unpredictability of the applications. Of the snowy, innocent scents of the season, I will be going for Snow Bunny. On a scale of 1 to 5: 2.5. ETA: Ever since I wrote this review, I have totally fallen in love with this scent and I cannot stop craving it. It’s fresh and slightly sweet and completely unlike any other scent I have ever smelled. This is the only scent for which I ordered two bottles for my own use—normally, I am strictly a one-bottle person even on LE’s. This is definitely in my top 5 favorite scents, if not number one. Goes to show once again how initial impressions can be misleading—lots of times, the stuff I love right away ends up not making it into regular rotation, and the stuff I was so-so on at first ends up being a winner. This is a perfect example. On a scale of 1 to 5: 5. Maybe even 6.
  15. LushNatty

    Has No Hanna

    In the bottle: Smells like fruit with a whiff of perm solution in the background. Applied: Now it smells like fruit with honey, and the perm solution fades to just a general tangy smell that I get out of a lot of the Voodoo oils. I don’t practice it, so the only way I would be using this oil is in meditation and for aromatherapy. However, there are a lot of other blends that I would prefer for those purposes, and I would imagine this would be better used by a person who knows about and practices other spiritual paths than mine. Doesn’t make me feel especially happy, but only because of the tangy stuff.