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    Favorite Bpal scents: Snow White, Alice, Venusian Phoenix, Tattered Lace, Josie


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  1. becca_s

    Every Day is Halloween

    I'm happy I got a bottle of this before it left the site because I really enjoy wearing it. I agree with previous reviews that this is a more complex scent than its described. When first applied I get the spices- I can definitely pick out black pepper and ginger and maybe a tiny bit of cinnamon. The spices are mixed with something sweet and musky though- perhaps this is the pumpkin or this contains a musk. After a bit of wear time I get the sandalwood which is a warm, toated sandalwood that doesn't veer into being high pitched or taking over. The pumpkin is really hard for me to pick out and I wonder if it is the musky element I can smell here. It is so well blended that all the notes are hard to distinguish individually. This is warm and inviting kind of scent, alot more complex than it's description.
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    Vase de Lilas a la Fenetre

    This scent is a very spring like burst of fresh lilacs. I can also detect a hint of the muguet at times. It's a very fresh and lush floral that doesn't turn powdery or soapy on me and it has decent throw. I think I can smell amber in the background but not so much vanilla. Lilac is definitely the star here.
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    Vanilla Bean, Marshmallow, and Benzoin

    This is a really gorgeous scent. A dreamy blend of vanilla and marshmallow backed up by the sweet, resinous benzoin. To my nose the vanilla is a realistic vanilla bean. It's very wearable and is more of a skin hugging scent. I think that this would also be great for layering with other scents.
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    October 32

    I'm really happy I got a bottle of this before the Halloweenies finished. On initial application I get the dead leaves and the clean wool note. It's very atmospheric and evokes the image of being outdoors in the cool autumn air with the leaves swirling. The early stages of this are a little cologne-y but the cream kind of takes this scent in another direction. I get quite a bit of cream and it works so well with the other notes balancing them out and giving the scent a creamy edge. I find the cream becomes more dominant on the dry down and I do really enjoy this stage. The amber and tea are lightly in the background for me. This scent is really unique to me because I don't have many dead leaf or wool scents and I feel that I will wear this one quite often especially in the cooler weather.
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    Pumpkinville really surprised me because on my skin I'm not getting a whole lot of pumpkin. I get mainly red musk and ... florals? Maybe, it's Jasmine as other people mentioned but I also wondered if it was Lily. I find the red musk the dominant note so the florals don't become high pitched, they are very well behaved. I don't get any pumpkin spices at all. If I put my nose to my wrist I can detect what I think is a hint of pumpkin. After a few hours wear time I'm left with a blend of red musk and floral notes. I'm wondering how this will age and if the pumpkin and spices will become more pronounced.
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    Sugar Cookie Snake Oil

    On me I get alot of musky snake oil and ginger bread, the sugar on me is just a hint of brown sugar. I was initially surprised as was expecting something sweeter and with more vanilla. This is a completely different kind of cookie though made with Yule spices, it reminds of ginger bread, with a sprinkle of brown sugar. The snake oil is quite heavy on the musk during the initial application and then the other notes come out. I enjoy this scent, I find it perfect for the yule season. It's warm and cozy without being overly gourmand.
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    Brown Sugar, Cream, and Earl Grey Tea

    This smells like a freshly brewed pot of expensive earl grey tea with a teaspoon of brown sugar and perhaps a little cream somewhere to the side. This really could be a duo on me between the earl grey and brown sugar. Cream is one of my favorite notes but I get very little here. This is quite a clean, fresh scent on me. I can smell the bergamot from the earl grey. The brown sugar does not take over and complements the tea really well. It adds a sweetness and grounds the scent. Overall, I really like it because I do like tea notes. It is light wearing and stays close to the skin. ETA: After sitting for a couple of weeks this has settled beautifully and I get more cream. The three notes are blended beautifully and I find myself reaching to wear this alot. It's perfect as an everyday scent 😍
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    Marshmallow and Black Plum

    The labs marshmallow note has become a favorite of mine recently so I blind brought a bottle of this and it is quite lovely. I get quite a balanced mix of the black plum and the marshmallow. I think the marshmallow here is more toasty and gourmand. This is a little sugary to me, which must be coming from the marshmallow. Plum is normally a note which becomes very dominating for me in many blends but to my surprise it does not take over here. This really does smell like a plum flavored marshmallow! ETA: This is quickly becoming one of the scents I reach for alot, definitely becoming a favorite 🥰
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    Honey and Amber are two of my favorite notes so I knew that Horses would work for me even before I tried it and it does! The initial application reminded me of O without the vanilla but this is scent is also unique. The honey is deep and rich and the amber is sweet and warm. I don't get any beeswax from this. On me the smoke smells like a hint of incense or a candle just lit. I don't find it smoky. It's a warm and deep scent, it really is perfect as a winter scent, it's quite cozy as someone else described.
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    On Wednesday, I Will Promise You a Phantom

    When first applied I get the initial blast of lavender and wisteria but it is quickly softened by the most gorgeous vanilla. The lavender and wisteria fade quite early on and I'm left with a ylang-ylang and vanilla dominated scent. The myrrh stays quietly in the background for me. This is a soft, gentle scent. I enjoy it alot and can imagine wearing it as everyday scent. It has good wear length and throw without being over powering.
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    Midnight Fog

    This is a purely night blooming floral scent. At first I get misty wisteria merging with the honey suckle. It smells very fresh and realistic. Jasmine is not a note I normally go for but I felt compelled to try this scent based on the other notes. I can say that this being night blooming jasmine is perhaps not as intense as other jasmine notes. Even though this is very floral it's not overly high pitched on me. It's a kind of soft, comtemplative floral that somehow fits its night time description. It's a scent that I will enjoy wearing in the evening.
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    Mouth So Sweet, So Poisonous

    When I first applied Mouth so sweet, it started out very perfumey but after settling in for a few minutes it becomes a sweet, plummy scent. On me the plum is front and centre, backed up by the berries. In the background there is a musky honey and a light dusting of opium and bourbon vanilla. I can kind of see the Lady Una comparisons and I think perhaps they share a similar honey musk note. This is a far more sultry and sweet scent though and maintains a slightly perfumey vibe on me. On my skin, this is all about the plum and berries. Even though it's quite fruity the plum and berries are definitely of the darker kind and opium makes this a deeper scent that's perfect for autumn wear but would also suit being worn year round. This is a deep purple scent to me and its quite lovely. Edited to add: after about an hour I get more of the musky honey and vanilla mixed with dark plum. This is my favorite part. It has great throw and wear length
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    Blood Kiss

    On me I mainly get clove and wine with a hint of cherry. There's also something smoky about this scent. It reminds me alot of being younger, and sneaking out to parties at night. Kind of like a youthful perfume mixed with wine with smoke wafting around. Very interesting scent. Wine is not one of my favorite notes because I find it tends to take over but if you like wine notes, you will enjoy this.
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    A Place of Seeing

    I brought a bottle of this based on the reviews and it did not disappoint. My skin amps lavender so when first applied I get a burst of lavender followed by the subtle pink rosebuds then the marshmallow and amber. I really like the labs marshmallow note, it's not too sweet or overpowering. It's just a lovely soft, dreamy kind of marshmallow. After this settles into my skin I get the marshmallow, amber and sandalwood blending together so beautifully with hints of the floral- mostly lavender and the tiniest amount of pink rosebuds in the background. The marshmallow and amber stop this becoming perfumey on me. I can imagine wearing this alot because it would make a great every day scent. It is subtle but lasts a long time. I applied this to my neck and got some in my hair. It smelled so good all day. I'm beginning to wish I got more than one bottle.
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    Lights, Camera, Something

    On first application this is all lavender on me, it's a very ethereal and realistic lavender. After a couple of minutes the vanilla blends with the lavender and reminds me a bit of TKO, then I can smell a hint of cardamom. After it settles the lavender, vanilla and cardamon blend together harmoniously to create a soft, dreamy blend. On me it is a subtle scent that hugs your skin. I like this one alot.