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    I like musk, but I think it's mainly the white musks. Florals are ok, unless they're overpowering... usually the "white" flowers are thumbs-up. Beth's spanish moss and "herbs" tend to like me. Love Berenice, Bayou and Oisin (please let me know if you have Oisin available!). Check my wishlist in my signature for more of the things I love. :)

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  1. I've never had to sign for the package. --M
  2. Moryssa

    Where is this scent?

    It's in the Limited Editions. Hod --M
  3. Moryssa

    Where is this scent?

    The Vampire Tarot blends are based on short stories by Neil Gaiman, so they're under his section. If you look at the menu on the main page, there's a section of all of the co-branded lines, with a link for Neil. Once you click on that, it brings up another page with a menu of the different Gaiman lines, and "15 Painted Cards From a Vampire Tarot" is the first thing on that list. --M
  4. Moryssa

    Vieux Carre

    How is it that I've never reviewed this one, since it's one of my absolute favorite scents? I don't even remember where I first got a tester of this one, but I've since managed to get my hands on a bottle, and it's one of the very few bottles that would have to be pried out of my hands. It's like Bayou and New Orleans got together and had a lovely smelling baby. It's got the mossiness of Bayou, with the jasmine (yum!) of New Orleans. I get no rose at all from it (nor from New Orleans) but that's most likely because my skin amps jasmine to high hell and back. --M
  5. Moryssa

    I Fell in Love with a Floating Brain v1

    You know those orange slice candies that are kinda the consistency of the chewy part of jelly beans, and are covered in grains of sugar? These things. Yep, that's what this smells like to me. It's definitely fizzy and citrus (it's orange to me, not lemon). Unfortunately, it dries down super fast, and becomes orange-scented hand-soap on my skin. Not that "soap"="bad" in my world, just that it's unfortunate because I wanted to keep that fizzy orange scent. --M
  6. Moryssa

    What do bottles and labels look like?

    The only one I bought was Traipsing Through The Crop Circles, so it's the only one I have to share... (Sorry... cellphone pic, so it's blurry and icky...) --M
  7. Moryssa

    What do bottles and labels look like?

    Yeah, I tried that and it doesn't work, it gives me an error saying that the url needs to end with .gif and my image URLs don't. And they're jpegs. But thanks for trying! ETA: I think maybe it's cause my pics don't end in .jpg either, but....I use LJ to host my pics and I would like to continue doing so, and LJ's pic urls simply don't end in .jpg. Also I believe I have tried to post images in that format before (when they did end in .jpg) and it still didn't work. I've modded forums and post on many, many forums in a variety of codes and this is the only forum that won't let me post pics! Actually, you can fake it with the LJ pictures. The link that you have for your picture is: http://pics.livejournal.com/fairnymph/pic/001h5t6k/s640x480 All you have to do is add '.jpg' to the end of that address, and it should work... So you just have to remember to manually add ".jpg" to the end of the address when you copy and paste it. --M PS: I agree with TwilightEyes... and there are enough of us that work with PhotoShop that I'm sure we could find SOMEONE who'd be willing to make the pictures look vintage for you.
  8. Moryssa

    Are bpal blends all-natural?

    Venneh: prefab does not equal synthetic. (at least I don't think it does.) I don't know... the whole "what's the definition of natural and what's the definition of synthetic" question confuses me anyway, but I do think that jayne's question is a different one than the one you're answering. --M
  9. Moryssa

    Are bpal blends all-natural?

    Can one of the mods pull out Beth's response here and sticky it to the top of the whole freaking message board? , Beth. I've never met you, and probably won't ever have the chance unless you decide to visit Chicago (and you're welcome to do so... I'll make dinner! ) but I still (heart) you to pieces. --M
  10. Moryssa

    Copper Phoenix

    This is going to sound weird, but this smells like Cracker Barrel to me. I can't figure out what it is that's triggering that association, since I don't get it with other honey or amber blends. I can't pick out any specific notes in this one-- it's just a really nice sweetness (but a tangy sweetness, not a cloying one). I don't get rose (which I usually amp), and I don't get patchouli (which I normally turn up my nose at), and I don't even *really* get honey, although that's probably where the sweetness is mainly coming from. --M
  11. Moryssa

    Tin Phoenix

    I'm really glad I don't read the reviews here before I do my testing, for the most part. I'm also glad I didn't check the notes in this one before I sniffed it and thought it interesting enough for a full skin test. Because ozone is one of the notes that make me nauseous and occasionally triggers a migraine... and with all the "This is very ozone-y" reviews, I would have put this aside and never even looked at it again. I don't smell ozone. At all. It's lemony, and I get a sort of effervescent fizziness that someone earlier mentioned, but no ozone. Thank GOD! I really like this a lot, but it's hard to pin down exactly what I'm smelling. I'm definitely keeping the imp... and now I have to decide quick if I like it enough to add a bottle to my collection. --M
  12. Moryssa

    EPIC BPAL Spreadsheet Thread

    Kristana: Try Hackess' spreadsheet. All of the new items are added at the bottom of the sheet, so all you have to do is find in Hackess's spreadsheet the last thing you remember/have in your current spreadsheet, and then copy everything below that and paste it into your permanent one. --M
  13. Moryssa

    Pronouncing "BPAL" and scent names!

    According to one website's translation that I saw, it means "The Sleeping Bather". Most of the pages that I translated came up with "Sleeping", but weren't quite sure what "Baigneuse" was... this was the first that gave me more than "The Sleeping Baigneuse". --M
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    Your Best-Bet "Must Try" Enabling Scents

    I pretty much agree with Apple above, but I will say that almost EVERYONE that I've handed an imp of 51 to has talked about how much they love it. It's one of the very few scents that both I and my best friend (who is a complete scent opposite from me) both have bottles of... so it's one that I definitely pull out to share with people when I'm trying to enable them. I usually use some of the more unique ones, too-- like Love's Philosophy (cake batter!) and Graveyard Dirt (dirt!)-- just to show them how amazing Beth is... but obviously this is for enabling when I'm sitting with someone handing them a bottle to sniff, not when I'm telling them what to order. --M
  15. Moryssa

    EPIC BPAL Spreadsheet Thread

    Because you asked, Hackess: I'd appreciate it if the categories on the spreadsheet match the ones here on the message board, simply because it makes it easier for me to find the review threads once I've identified a scent that interests me. But you're awesome and I'm happy with the spreadsheet just the way it is, too. --M