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About tarotgirl99

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  • Birthday 12/18/1957


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    Maiden v.2, PX117, Honey Moon, Tetramorph v. 2, Morocco, Snake Charmer, XCDL13, Buck Moon, The Masque, Perversion, Black Heart, Dia, Gibbous Moon, Sybil, many more... I love honey, fig, amber, narcissus, carnation, rose, orange blossom, coffee, most florals...

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  1. tarotgirl99


    The sweet smell of Impeachment--nothing sweeter! But on me, this is not cloying, it's not even too jeune fille; it's light and floral and juicy (but not dripping). It is the perfect scent for public encounters, in part because it elevates my mood. Just like impeachment does.
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    The Queen of Love

    This is glorious, warm Honeyed Rose love on me. I do feel like the Queen of Love when I wear it. Good throw and long-lasting, too. Bottle-worthy for sure.
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    The Night Priestess

    My first perfume love was Love's Musky Jasmine. I was mad for it. It is such a strong scent memory for me I've tried to get a dupe a few times, to no avail. Leave it to Beth to give me my dream--with a BPAL twist. The Night Priestess is the Musky Jasmine of sainted memory, but with that occasional Clove spice note to remind me that even the sweetest scent memory contains a sharp note. I have an imp in a bottle, but I think I need a full bottle. Throw is only average, but it hangs in for 9 hours or so.
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    The Initiatrix

    This reminds me most of BPAL's Hope, that sweet blast of vanilla rose. I can also smell Crucible of Courage, but I like it better. This has some serious, serious throw and lasts and lasts. I may need to buy a bottle of this. Not all roses work on me but this one definitely does. The Benzoin stabilizes the potent rose of the Initiatrix, serves as a guide, so the power is more hand-in-glove than overt.
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    The Scroll

    The drop of Ceylon Cinnamon has the heart of a lion. It dominates the sweetened myrrh, but the honey and myrrh provide a warm bedding. This does not evoke scroll-ishness for me. More like a holy manger and a very generous wise man. ETA: The dry down of this (3 hours later) is nummy. I found myself rubbing my nose in my wrist without realizing it. The honey has emerged and it's like a subtle Bengal (the scent). A nummy, cuddly Bengal lion cub.
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    The Eternal Virgin

    Wet: I can smell all three of the stated notes. The most enticing dance. I want to live in this stage. Dry: Carnation thrusts his flower face to the front of the pack and never steps aside. I love carnation but not as much as that aforementioned holy trinity. Occasionally the sweetened milk enriches the carnation, but mostly it stays in the corner. Throw is sensational--I got unexpected whiffs on the regular. It lasted quite a long time (9 hours or so). I am going to try this a few more times before deciding whether or not I need a bottle. If it stayed in its initial wet stage, I'd buy them all.
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    The Storyteller

    The Raconteur, the Town Gossip, and the first character to appear on the stage in the first act. He is the Minstrel of the Heavens, the Devil’s Messenger, spinning morality tales, singing songs of loss, laughter, and triumph, and murmuring prophecies to all. Beeswax, leather, hearth wood, and campfire smoke. The Storyteller is amazing. The beeswax gives the scent a sweetness, but the leather, wood and especially the campfire smoke make it so SEXY. I haven't huffed my wrist like this for a scent since I can't remember. It's unique but not bizarre, and that's a fine line for someone like me, who is not a huge scent groundbreaker. This is bottle-essential. Nice wear length, decent throw.
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    The Fool’s Tranquility

    On me, this is Honey SN. No pepper, not of any kind. It's a lovely honey and it lasted--very lightly--all day. Almost zero throw. I have to stick my nose in my wrist if I want to visit. I like the idea of putting this on when I want the "fool's tranquillity" to face the day. A que sera sera state of mind that allows you to keep moving lightly.
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    Black rose, dried apricot, and black fig. I bought both the perfume and the hair gloss, because I love Black Rose best of all the roses. And apricot! And fig! That will be sweet and powerful and spicy, I thought. I was wrong; it went really bitter on me. It had moments of greatness at the beginning but there was a good hour of unpleasantness before it went back to a simple and lovely Black Rose. I can not tell you how much of a fail this was for me, because I was so sure it would be divine. And BPAL has too many perfect from the get-go scents on me for me to suffer through an hour of nasty. I am looking forward to reading other reviews, because my skin can be really funky.
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    Pink Fuzzy Handcuffs

    There's a perfume brand that does a lot of sugared scents. This reminds me greatly of their Sugared Rose. I also don't smell vanilla or cotton candy. I like it, but an imp will do me just fine.
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    Cat Chasing Butterflies

    Peach blossom is definitely less sweet and fruity than peach, which makes this scent more sophisticated and significantly less foody than you might expect. On me, it definitely morphs into something almost bitter at times and then comes back to center. The musk does make it perfumey or hair spray-esque, but not for long. It's just definitely a morpher, because when the musk and amber come out, the perfume isn't sweet enough for my taste. But after a few hours, it settles into loveliness. Not sure if this is going to be a keeper for me.
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    Snake's Kiss

    I did not get any lemon! When I first put this on, I got huge clouds of creamy honey/honeycomb wafting from my wrist. The Snake Oil puffs itself up slowly, but soon swallows the majority of the heavenly honey. I get tiny gasps of it but am reminded that I am not a Snake Oil girl as a rule. It has strong sillage and I can still smell it faintly 12 hours or so later. In this batch of Lupers, I find I am falling in love at the beginning of some scents only to fall out of love a too-quick hour or so later. How apropos.
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    An Encounter of Three

    This starts as a very different, surprisingly bitter and sophisticated scent. Mostly I get caramelized sandalwood with the cassis appearing early and disappearing fairly quickly. I think the tonka is what sweetens the sandalwood. It has little throw and not much longevity (and I slathered). It's not me.
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    Cacao-dusted red rose petals. Wet: OH, SO CACAO! The combination is interesting, because you can also smell the rose petals underneath, which are pink-soft and sweet, like Faith (or was it Hope?). Drydown: There's a too-short period where the two combine together in the most interesting way. I would love to stay in this unique and pretty place, but . . . After an hour: It's just soft rose with an occasional whiff of cacao if you breathe deeply enough. It's pretty enough and I may keep my imp, but I'm undecided. Strong throw, longevity.
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    Red roses, black leather, and toasted almond. I thought this had the power to be SOOO sexy. Red rose and leather! I could hear the castanets and the flash of a switchblade knife in my head. In real scent life . . . more like new age music! The Toasted Almond is the predominant note. The leather is non-existent on me and the rose is not full-bodied, but cloyingly sweet. Fortunately, it's mostly overpowered by the Almond. Unfortunately, the scent is like an old funeral wreath that died in a metaphysical store on me. It makes me think of head shops that had too overpowering a smell and gave me a headache. Warning, though--my skin is non-normative. You may have better luck. Not great sillage nor longevity.