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    Red Rose, Jareth, Iago, Othello, Whip,Theodosius, Death Adder, Cottonmouth, Haloa, Dee, Snow White, Beanman and Beanwoman ..., Body Remember, Mary Read, Sugar Skull, Smut

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  1. Pittseminole

    What's the best coconut blend?

    Skin chemistry is such a cool thing - on me, even though I usually amp benzoin, Goblin is 100% gnarly patch, you can't even pick out the other notes they just lend a sort of sweet creaminess. I love both Body, Remember and Tiki King. I don't find them to be very similar to each other, but now that I think about it, you can pick out that it's black coconut - which to me is a warmer, dryer coconut. Death Adder has black coconut in it, and now that the Snake Pit is back, it wouldn't be hard to get your hands on maybe that's worth a shot. You could also try Death Cap, the notes aren't listed, but whatever coconut note is in it is very warm and dry to me. Could be black coconut. Yeah, I would agree that Body Remember and Tiki King don't smell alike, but they do share that black coconut note. I've ordered a decant of Death Adder. Death Cap was all soil and dirt on me.
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    What's the best coconut blend?

    I think it's balanced between the notes. Although with my skin chemistry I can end up with a sweet benzoin coconut and a hint of patch. (That said I like most BPAL patchoulis, so long as it's not the dominating note) Awesome! I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks!
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    What's the best coconut blend?

    Is the patchouli very strong? The "gnarly patchouli" has always made me steer clear of Goblin. Though, as a GC it's going to go on my try list.
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    What's the best coconut blend?

    I'm almost done with my bottle of Body, Remember and I rarely see it pop up on the sale page. Does any one have a suggestion for a similar coconut replacement? I liked the black coconut note from Tiki King, too - also hard to find. On me, Body, Remember is strongly black coconut, slightly musky, and sweet. So, any recommendations for a good sweet black coconut?
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    The Snow at Midnight

    I have to start by saying I love soapy and aquatic blends. On my skin, this is definitely soapy. It smells clean, fresh, and slightly sweet. I would put this in the same vein as Creed Silver Mountain Water. This would be great to wear on hot summer days or after working out at the gym. When I close my eyes, I can smell the blackcurrant and water - which I'm guessing is the snow note. But, overwhelmingly I smell crushed sweet tarts and soap. As Little Bird said, "like huffing dryer sheets"
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    Picture Books in Winter

    Take my review with a grain of salt - I received the bottle today. I'll edit my review if rest changes things. In the bottle: Yum! OMG, this is sweet wonderful caramel! Wet on my skin: Leather - no sweet caramel just strong leather. If I could touch the leather, it'd be a buttery suede-like leather. Seriously, I can't smell any other notes at this point. When I close my eyes, I can really picture smelling a leather bound book with gold embossing for the title and author. Dry on my skin: The leather is gone, and now I smell incense, paper, and an unobtrusive floral that I can't quite pinpoint. Wow, this is beautiful dry. I wish I could describe this better. It feels almost aloof and distant. I don't notice much throw. I wonder if that will change after it settles from shipping. Final thoughts: I have several leather based fragrances in my collection and this manages to be unlike any of them. I'm so glad I bought this blind. I'll probably need a back up.
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    Floral Haters Gonna Hate

    You might like Pickled Imp, if you can track some down. Cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and pine sap. I don't actually get any pine sap from it. On me it's all cinnamon vanilla heaven.
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    Lady MacBeth

    My mother would always give me grape flavored cough syrup when I was sick as a kid. Wet, this is exactly how that cough syrup smelled. As it starts to dry, it sweetens up into grape bubble gum. Dry, this is beautiful. Huh, what a morpher. Dry it is slightly herbal and musky. It still has berries is but a drier tarter berry. It's smells like a sexy vampy woman. If the dry down was what it smelled like from the beginning, I'd buy a huge bottle of this. As it is, I can't get over the awful grape beginning. Although, I can see this being very, very lovely on someone else from beginning to end.
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    Little Flora

    For me, the color of this fragrance would be rich kelly green. On my skin, this is so stem heavy/grassy? It definitely has a soapy floral edge to it that my skin amps and my nose hates. This is just not good on me. As a side note, I was complaining to my mom that this might have to be the first bpal I resold or swapped away. She sniffed the bottle and loved it so much I gave it to her. She said it reminded her of summers in Michigan when she was growing up. So, my loss might be the start of her bpal addiction.
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    Rose Recommendations - which blend is for me?

    You might try Thanatos since you like sandalwood and myrrh. It's "dry white sandalwood and soft Siamese benzoin over a lugubrious blend of myrrh, Moroccan rose, mastic, tomb moss and a thin whiff of Greek incense." Another rose with myrrh is Phantom: Myrrh, dark musk, attar of rose, and ylang ylang. If you're willing to try fruity roses, I would recommend La Bella Donna Della Mia Mente. On my skin it's roses, pomegranates, and peaches.
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    Scent for Halloween?

    I'm wearing The Magi today. It's very heavy on frankincense and myrrh, which I adore.
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    Origin: Frimp from the lab In the Imp: Cedar. It's like I'm standing in the middle of a lumber yard. Wet on skin: Lots-o-Cedar! But, there's also a little incense in the background that I like. If the incense was stronger than the cedar, I'd be happy. Dry on skin: Way too much cedar. Unfortunately, cedar is one of the few wood notes I truly hate. Incense/resin notes come out a little more on dry down but not enough to overpower the cedar. Overall: I'm terribly disappointed in this. The incense in the background is beautiful. Unfortunately, I hate cedar and it takes over on my skin.
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    Rose Recommendations - which blend is for me?

    Foodie, I'm new to being a rose lover, so I can't give you a ton of suggestions. But, you might like Phantom. It's myrrh, dark musk, attar of rose and ylang ylang. Parlement of Foules is a Lupercalia blend released three times that contains white rose and soft resins. I'm still too new to BPAL to have tried it, but it's on my must purchase list when it comes back. Also, Elizabeth of Bohemia was released in last year's Luper update and is described as rose oude. There might be a few bottles of it floating around in forum sales. Can I ask what you meant when you described Miss Jessel as "tree-ish"? Does that mean it has a leaf/stem note like Rose Red? I'm still debating buying a bottle in my next order.
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    Sandalwood Scents

    Hi Everyone! I'm hoping I can get some recommendations for a BPAL that is similar to Chanel's Bois des Iles. The listed notes are Jasmine, Damask Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Bitter Almond, Gingerbread, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood and Vetiver. I'm putting this in the sandalwood thread because all I smell is sandalwood, powder and a hint of spices such as cinnamon or clove. (Gingerbread is that you?) I cannot find any florals or almonds on my skin. It's just a spicy, powdery sandalwood. Reading through this thread I think I should try imps of Morrocco, Sin, Tushnamatay, and Baghdad. Does anyone know if I'm on the right track? Can someone suggest any other powdery sandalwoods? I cannot wear cedar, hay, saffron, and dried leaves. Thanks in advance!