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About ziggystardust13

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  • Birthday 04/09/1985


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  • BPAL of the Day
    Sugar, Poppy Tar, and Red Currant
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    Most loved scents: Mme. Moriarty, Snake Oil, Snake Smut, Hell's Belle, Love Me, Perversion, Urd, Mummies of Mexico City, The Other Miss Forcible, The Unicorn, The Vampire Bride, Dorian, Sugar Poppy Tar & Red Currant, Cognac Stained Sheet Ghost. FAVE NOTES: vanilla, incense/resins, patchouli, tobacco, earth/moss, woods, cinnamon, tea, herbs, opium & smoke, magnolia, fruits, cardamom, saffron, buttercream/cake. NOTES OF DOOM: honey,vetiver, and cassia are my death notes. Orris is usually a no go. Not a fan of white musk.

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  1. ziggystardust13

    Sugar, Poppy Tar, and Red Currant

    I ordered a tester of this and after the first sniff, I put in an order for a bottle. I love it THAT much. I enjoy scents that are sweet but balanced by other notes, in this case an almost soporific spice from the poppy. I was wary of the red currant. It doesn't work for me in Eat Me and fruity notes can be iffy. But the currant is subdued and just blends seamlessly with the other notes. I'm not big on commercial fragrances and there are very few that I enjoy, but this is almost identical on my skin to Juliette Has a Gun MMMMM..., except it has more depth and I love it more. My favorite of all the trios I've tried so far, it stands on its on and doesn't seem too linear or lacking (even though its only comprised of three notes). This sweet poppy concotion is highly addictive.
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    If your top 5 scents are... Then try these!

    Seriously adding all of those to my wishlist. They sound divine!
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    If your top 5 scents are... Then try these!

    Ok here are my current top 5! Snake Smut Urd Hell's Belle Mme. Moriarty Solstice Lace Runner up or tied with my top 5 😆: The Other Miss Forcible As you can probably tell, I love a good sugared incense and sweet notes paired with deeper notes like patchouli and resins. I don't do bpal honey though.
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    Brood X

    I am so glad I was able to test this beauty. She is dark yet subdued. Earthy yet refined. Amber and hay give way to warmth while the sugarcane adds just the right amount of sweetness. I want to roll around in this! The hazelnut lends a decadent richness to this shadowy, earthy blend. If sweet+earth is your jam, BroodX is for you. I for one love this.
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    Rose Petals and Palo Santo

    True rose (that doesn't go powdery) backed by Palo Santo. It's a very straightforward scent. While its very pretty but I do wish the palo was just a bit stronger, but thats because I love the scent of palo! Rose lovers will love this one. I could see this layering beautifully with incensey blends.
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    Magnolia scent?

    Hell's Belle is the most magnolia forward scent I own in bpal. Its got a spicey edge but its beautiful. Absolutely recommend that one.
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    What would you put in a BPAL starter pack?

    If I could curate the ultimate starter pack: 1. Snake Oil (must have) 2. Dorian (the other must have) 3. Spellbound or Scherezade (sexy incense) 4. Zombi (earthy) 5. Vixen or Hell's Belle (unique florals) 6. No. 93 Engine or Tavern of Hell (unique/complex GC favorites) 7. Mme. Moriarty (I associate this with Beth and to me its quintessential bpal) 8. Alice, The Caterpillar, The Mad Hatter, or White Rabbit (Gotta have the Mad Tea Party!) 9. Elf (RPG fave) 10. Bewitched or The Apothecary (something green and fresh)
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    Blacklight-Reactive Poster

    So happy I had the opportunity to try this. First off, LOVE the label. The scent itself is one of those WOW scents that only BPAL can pull off. How did the exact smell of those things get in here? Perplexing. Dank. Nostalgic. The Nag Champa pulls to the front the longer this wears on the skin. If you want an experience and not just a perfume, its a must try!
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    When your favorite GC blends are discontinued

    I just discovered Fallen also and I LOVE it. Its so beautiful! Violet and Vetiver are usually not notes I even like but they work so well in Fallen and don't go weird at all on my skin. I don't know anything else that smells similar but now I'm more inclined to try more scents with violet.
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    High-Strung Daisies

    This was a frimp from the lab with my last order. Its not something I'd really pick for myself but I must say, I love it! Its not the most complex, beautiful perfume. But its fun! I chose it today for work and really find it uplifting. Its definitely a "pink" scent. I get all of the notes in this but they are very well blended. Its sweet without being cloyingingly sweet, and I can see people that aren't floral fans still enjoying this. Up close its actually pretty faint once it dries down, however, its one of those scents that is still somehow wafting around me and I get these little glorious whiffs now and again. I would love to have this in a bottle and highly recommend when you just want to wear something sweet and fun.
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    The Wish

    The notes in this just called to me so I decided to purchase a bottle straight away. I'm so glad I did, because this scent is so beautiful. This is not merely a fruit-chouli scent, though the components are definitely there. The candied smoked fruits are just gorgeous and lend a sort of tart sweetness that compliments the deeper notes. Its not "fruity" in the least though, nor is it overly sweet. The oud is well behaved (sometime it can go funky me but I honestly don't detect it). The laudanum is strongest upon application but eventually blends in seamlessly with the rest of the notes. All in all this ends up being pretty soft. I can see wearing this to my office job or for a special evening. It reminds me very much of Dark Delacacies. I no longer have that scent to do a side by side comparison, but it definitely shares some similar notes and evokes a similar feel. Elegant. Beautiful. Just like the artwork represented on the bottle.
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    Dead Leaves, Blackcurrant, and Golden Champa

    This is the best dead leaves blend I've ever tried. Like top 10 good. This starts out with a blast of the familiar dead leaves note. The dead leaves nearly disappears after the black currant and champa come forward. It ends up being an inky, deep scent that isn't overly sweet. It is reminiscent of an expensive perfume, like Dior Poison or something from Tom Ford. It also reminds me a little of Bpal's Insects on the dry down. This is a slinky sexy blend that I may dare to wear during the day, but can definitely see wearing at night. Not at all what I was expecting from a dead leaves scent but I'm absolutely in love with it. Color association: deep purple
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    I was so happy to get a bottle of this during the last restock at Bloodmilk. I can see why its so loved. Out of the bottle I get patchouli and a hint of sugared lemon. Freshly applied the lemon sugar swirls around the patchouli with an almost chocolate like note. These notes are light and complimentary to the patchouli, but fade rather quickly. As Silkybat dries, it becomes a true sugared patchouli. So simple and so beautifully done. Pretty good throw but I can also see slathering this because its just delicious. I wore it to bed and was completely comforted by it, but could even see getting away with this patchouli at the office.
  14. ziggystardust13

    Looking for a BPAL that Resembles a Favorite Perfume

    So there are only a handful of commercial scents I like, but Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent has really grown on me. I hate that its alcohol based though and of course its super expensive. Any bpal recs?
  15. ziggystardust13

    A Night In the French Quarter

    This is all plum and violet with a hint of petrichor. I love plum but I was wary of the violet in this and so far it’s trying to steal the show, but it could be because I always amp violet to the high heavens. This scent is definitely evocative of dusk when all the light has nearly gone and the sky takes on a purple/blackish hue. I will test this again after it’s had some more time to rest to see if the violet shrinks a bit, but make no mistake I love everything else about this scent.