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  1. Mountaingrrl00

    Just Before Penetration

    Juicy and mouthwatering, like cutting a ripe grapefruit. It reminds me very strongly of Pacifica Ruby Guava until the fig shows up, an earthy fig I have smelled in other BPAL blends. I don't get the vanilla cream per se but I imagine it's the base holding it all together.
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    Pink Fuzzy Handcuffs

    This is surprisingly enduring. It starts out a little synthetic-smelling -- I think that's actually how my nose is interpreting the rather green-chilly rose note -- but soon settles down to a soft, sugary vanilla marshmallow-like scent. As it warms on my skin, the rose blends with the vanilla and feels more pink than green. 24 hours later, it's a gorgeous soft sweetness lingering on my wrists.
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    Femme Fatale Scents

    Debauchery is my favorite in this category: civet, red Egyptian musk and opium.
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    Pomegranate, Wild Plum, and Green Tea

    Wonderfully juicy in the vial and on initial application. It is mouthwateringly tart on the surface, but with enough bitter, earthy and powdery complexity to avoid reading as sweetarts. I get the tannins from the dark fruits, and a cloud of dry green tea that's part hay, part fancy soap. The soap/powder facet dies down quickly, and becomes more of a musky underpinning. I love the combination of these notes. It's a very fresh take on clean and fruity. A definite wrist-huffer that keeps getting better on the skin.
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    Pomegranate Ink

    Pomegranate with a strength behind it, like a less-smoky vetiver or maybe an aged patchouli. I love the dry-down, which brings out a rich honey undertone.
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    A Little Silver Scimitar

    "Incisive" really fits well! The fir needle is at the forefront, while the other notes meld in the background. I was worried when reviews described it as aquatic, but it's not cologne-like; the ambergris lends a muskiness that lingers. Bright yet complex.
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    Batty Lace

    I don't get the leather or musk, but I do get Antique Lace with extra gourmand vanilla. .
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    Switch Witch 2023 Answers

    Would you like a scarf? If so, colors, length, iwide or skinny? Bulky yarn or thin and slinky?? How about some dishcloths, for the kitchen? Or spa cloths for the bathroom? If so, which? Any particular colors?? No, thank you -- my mother is an avid knitter and I have more knitted things than I can use. Would you like any of Cat Coven's Halloween goods? It's her original artwork based on medieval art. (It's a limited edition of everything, so hopefully things aren't sold out yet.) The fairy folk pillowcase if Cat Coven makes more. Look at The Green Salmon's webpage The Green Salmon - do you fancy any of the teas, coffees etc? It's a favorite place for me to stop on the coast, and I'll take any excuse to drive to the ocean. The Papua New Guinea A/X Organic Morobe sounds wonderful. What are your favorite halloween/samhain treats to eat? Please be specific. I have access to various candy stores, including healthy candy lol. Candy: Black licorice! I like Amarelli licorice, especially Spezzatini, Senatori alla Violetta, and Rombetti. A really good piece of dark chocolate. Small quantities, please! 4) Would you like any of these Snag Halloween tights? And if so, which of their sizes? https://snagtights.com/pages/halloween Toadstool, Spideysense, size C. Also is there anything you would particularly like from the UK? Last time I was in England, I bought some stretchy bamboo socks at, I think, a Boots near Heathrow. I haven't been able to find anything like them in the USA. What Halloween things off RedBubble do you like? Share link if possible. https://www.redbubble.com/i/t-shirt/ERROR-404-Costume-not-found-Halloween-by-dexy122/34548106.5PU4R Is there anything you might want from Japan? Snacks (autumn flavors are out~), nerdy stuff, cute stuff anything! I'd love some Japanese persimmons if you can send them to the US! A few autumn-flavored snacks would be nice, too - maybe something in chestnut flavor? Or a cute fashion accessory. I don't know a lot about Japan -- I'm open to surprises! Moonalisa? Spectral Moon looks nice. Australia? Tim Tams? Again, I don't know if you can send fruit to the USA, but if you can I'd love some finger limes, lemon aspen, or similar. -Do you enjoy fanfic? I would be happy to write something for you, and/or read/comment upon/gush over thing(s) you've written, if that's something you'd enjoy... It's not a genre I'm all that familiar with. -Would you appreciate rare TAL decant(s) in 1 mL amber roll-on bottle(s)? Definitely! There should be some on my wish list already, and I'll see if it needs updating. Enamel pens? I'm unfamiliar. - I make lightweight hairfalls, the kind that can be attached to a pony tail or to pig tails. They are good for those of us that are more tender-headed. I use a variety of materials like shibori ribbon, and puffy yarns and pieces of lace and silk. You can use them for every day or as part of your Weenie costume. Is this of interest to you? If so tell me what length, what color(s) and if you want one for a pony tail or two for pig tails. I'd be game for one. Waist length, silver/white, for one pony tail. -During my recent travels I got to experience the incredible delight of Serge Luten perfumers here in Paris (imagine if the Lab and Anna Sui made babies inside a Cadbury Cream Egg decorated with stained glass windows and...you've come close to the experience of being in that shop). Anyway, after spending gobs of monies, they loaded me up with delectable samples of their insanely expensive wares- do you want some??? Yes please!!! -Haus Of Gloi just had their Halloween update! Anything appeal to you? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1 The Little Hedgehog hair oil sounds good. While thinking of stuff I might want from UK I was reminded of Future Primitive Soaps which has released it's fall stuff. Would you like anything from there dearest witchee? https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk The High Priestess Anointing Oil I harvested some elderberries yesterday and I have a lot more out there, so I made a batch of elderberry syrup. Would you appreciate a 4oz bottle of it? (Based on the recipe at https://www.thespruceeats.com/elderberry-syrup-4845433 but I did not have any cloves, and I added a half cup of sugar to reduce tartness and increase syrupyness - it's still fairly thin.) I would definitely appreciate that! - Do you want anything from Sea Witch Botanicals (I can buy it locally from shops)? A Rider-Waite tarot deck. I discovered Hirons Drug Store - which is basically an Unbelievable place to browse for every kind of eclectic, fun, spooky, weird, and even useful thing you could want - so tell me some Odds And Ends of things you like or want, I know this is open ended, sorry - - gadgetry, stickers, toys, pens, costumery, snacks, decoration, kitchen stuff, etc Kitchen stuff! Gadgets for a small kitchen. I'll try to list some specific ones later. Pens and college-rule notebooks. Gift Certificates you'd like to places that are local to you? Just Coffee here in Madison. May list others later. - How do you feel about ILNP nail polish and what are your favs from the new Cosmos collection and any others on their site?? t others I rarely wear nail polish, but a small bottle of a fun color would not go amiss! From the Cosmos collection I like Deep Space. Other favorites on the site are Hi-Score, Retro Teal, Bottoms Up, Amber, and Sunny Days. I live in Japan, so are there any more “traditional” Japanese souvenirs you’d like to have (think chopsticks, tenugui, washi paper, etc.)? Tenugui would be lovely. Brujitas The cucumber watermelon hydrosol sounds nice. Tiny Bones Not for me, thanks. Witchie! BloomChic - just discovered them - Take a look at the Halloween stuff (Plus Sizes too), and tell me the link and the size of whatever thing you like! Im placing an order soon!..... https://bloomchic.com/collections/halloween/products/halloween-ghost-print-pajama-set size 12 I make things from thrifted sweaters that I cut up & make things from. Do you like armwarmers? Long or short? Solid color ( elegant) or funky stripes made from multiple sweaters? Fave colors? Is cashmere okay? Wool & related blends? ( I never use scratchy wool for arm warmers.) Do you like buttons used decoratively? I like armwarmers, and my preferences are long, solid color, cashmere, no buttons. Favorite colors to wear: peach, mustard, rust, golden brown, violet, teal. I also do coiled & sewn rope work- it's functional art I wrap the rope in fabric & add appliques. I just had my first art show with these- bowls, trivets ( that can hang on the wall when not in use), coasters. Is this something you'd like ? What sort of Halloween fabric? Whimsical? Witchy, bats, mushrooms, moths? How gothy do you like? I have velvets & sparkly stuff to work with too. What is your preference witchee? That sounds beautiful, and I am in need of trivets/coasters. Whimsical Halloween-adjacent fabric would be nice. I like the idea of mushrooms. I'm not super-gothy, but I do like velvet a lot. Would you like anything from Trader Joe's? (Pumpkin products are, sadly, not in stores yet, but they will be during this round!) Sure! I don't know what's on offer yet, so I'll update this question later. Do you have any Halloween traditions? Lately it's been staying home and cooking all the autumn goodies. What about Halloween-related fandoms? (ie. The Nightmare Before Christmas) Nope. How do you feel about cherry things? Check out Cherry Republic and let me know if anything catches your eye! I love cherry things! Montmorency Nouveau Preserves looks amazing. Similarly, are you into fancy flavors of olive oil or vinegar? Check out Fustini's and let me know if anything appeals! I am into both! I like robust olive oils, sherry vinegar, dark balsamic vinegar, and truffle flavors. We also have an awesome store for jams and sauce, American Spoon which you should totally check out! Sour cherry spoon fruit, quince conserve, wild thimbleberry jam! Would you like some locally sourced maple syrup? That would be lovely. Finally, I live in a place known for fudge. Do you like it and/or are their flavors you particularly like? My favorite shop is Murdick's if you need to see a flavor list. Not for me. Anything from the IKEA Halloween store catch your witchy eye? https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/campaigns/halloween/ I don't really decorate for Halloween. https://wildsoulriver.com I own the Magical Nature Tarot and love the feel of the cards. They have candles and teas and tinctures and books of the activist or witchy sort. Anything you see that you'd like? Journal of Radical Permission, breath steam, essential oils to destroy the patriarchy, mushroom coffee. I live near a Penzey's Spice https://www.penzeys.com - do you cook? - Do you want fancy schmancy spices or spice blends? - Do you have a favorite alternative source that you prefer and or recommend? For example egads I am asking lots of Qs Curio Spice Co, Diaspora etc do ethically sourced spices. - If you cook is there a type of cuisine you are interested in learning more about and would appreciate a starter pack of spices for that type of cooking? I cook a LOT! Fancy schmancy spice-wise, I'm always in search of good saffron. I don't have an alternative source, but Curio Spice has lots of things I'm interested such as yuzu peel, mastic, rose buds, curry leaf, makrut lime leaf, and korerima. I'm interested in learning more about Persian cuisine. I already have Persian limes and mahleb, and would welcome the rest of the starter pack. Colourpop's Haunted Mansion collection dropped today. If you're interested in makeup or skin care, are you interested in anything from Colourpop? https://colourpop.com/ I am a sucker for unusual mascara colors like the bff ones on their site. Anything of interest from Cellar Door? (They have candles and soaps.) The Michigan Moonglow soap looks cool! Are you into wax melts, candles, incense, room sprays, or none of the above? I will do the occasional room spray. Would you like anything from Luvmilk's Monster Mash? I'd try the dusting powder. I dye yarn. Are you a person who crafts with such? What fiber, weights, and colors would tickle your fancy? Would you rather have two different 100g skeins or enough of the same something for a bigger project? I don't craft with yarn. Provided my experiments work, would you be interested in a bar of homemade tallow soap? I promise I will not send you anything particularly suspect, so this is entirely contingent upon my competence. No, thanks. Do homemade caramels or shortbread tickle your fancy? Either/both! in small quantities, though :-) What are your chocolate preferences? White, milk, dark? What inclusions (fruit, nuts, none, etc.)? Dark! I like it plain and with fruit and/or nuts. I especially like trying new and unusual inclusions. I make mixed media art (like collaging kinda). Is a mixed media art piece (small like an altoids tin or small canvas) something you'd be interested in? That sounds like fun! Bonus points if the art doubles as a functional piece (altoids tin that I can use for storage, etc.) What music platform do you use (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.)? Do you like receiving music recommendations? Bandcamp, CDs, mp3s, cassettes, terrestrial radio -- quirks due to my generation and being a musician myself. I'm happy to receive music recommendations. Because I’m a knitting kind of witch, would you appreciate a pair of hand knit socks. If yes, would you like them in a particular colour? Yes, I would. I live in alpaca fiber socks for six months out of the year here! A turquoise color would be especially fun, but really any color is welcome! What type of spooky season imagery do you like? (Ie. bats, ghosts, vintage Halloween, etc.) Vintage Halloween, spiderwebs, skulls, dark colors, draped fabrics, veils. Astrid's Autumn Line and Anniversary Tea Party just dropped. Anything you want? Nothing's catching my eye at the moment. Homemade and preserved food goodies - Which of these things would you like my dear witchie? All are organic and grown or made by me. sun-dried heirloom tomatoes dried ancho chile peppers - can be whole halves or ground into a delicious powder sugar-free candied pecans and walnuts or almonds gourmet quality fudge in many flavors (formerly from my ETSY shop which I had to close until I have my own home again) please give me an idea the kinds of flavors you like. My more popular ones are Penuche, Choc & PB, Pumpkin pie, Forest fruit (with cherries, blueberries and cranberries), Vegan chocolate dried italian plums (pitted) sugar-free canned plum or logan berry jam freshly dried rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley individually or in combo almond flour baked goods (low carb, sugar free, and gluten free) - give me examples of savory and sweet things you'd like I'd love some dried ancho chile peppers ground into a delicious powder. The plum or loganberry jam also sound good, depending on what they're sweetened with -- I'm good with unsweetened, or sweetened with honey. Might you like a witch hat? Later this month I'm taking a class at an area museum where I'm supposed to decorate 2 hats. Also I crochet wicked cute witchy hats. A crocheted wicked cute one appeals to me. Do you see anything here that interests you? They have dry shampoos, whipped soaps, awesome hand cream, linen spray, sugar scrubs and perfume. https://www.etsy.com/shop/faefragrance/?etsrc=sdt I could definitely go for the heavy hand cream. The Porcelain Dolly scent looks good. Anything you want from my favorite local tea shop? www.fridaytea.com I'm more of a coffee person. How about from my skincare person? drjensbeautylab.com/ This person sounds amazing! I could definitely use her zit zapper and anti-aging eye cream and sunscreen (the fragrance sounds lovely) and basically anything for my skin type! How about from my witchy Chandler? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeresaLynnsSimpleLux A sniffie in Breathe scent. It's also that time of year where I make handmade soap (usually with calendula infused olive oil, tallow, oatmeal and honey) and candles (feel free to specify color and size, I don't usually scent them, but I do have a clover and apple scent I've been wanting to play with). I can also annoint and dress candles with TALs and herbs. Any interest? Interested in an anointed/dressed candle. I also grow herbs which can be culinary or magical. I'd be happy to prepare a smudge or dry some herbs for your enjoyment. I currently have oregano (yellow and standard), mugwort, thyme, sage (purple or garden), tea peppermint, chives, lovage, plantain, comfrey, raspberry leaf, and yarrow. I'm probably forgetting something. I'd love some dried raspberry leaf. I also make salves! My go to in an arnica, calendula and comfrey mix for healing wounds or chapped skin. This can also be used on pet paws. We do have barely enough time that I could do a custom infusion. The go-to one sounds great. Anything in the Paintbox Soapworks Halloween update looking good to you? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2023-weenie-collection/ Nothing in particular. If you have a furry friend living with you, what sort of treats do they like? My furry friend likes Greenies and Delectables Bisque. In the non-edible treat department, he loves stinky valerian toys and also likes silver vine and catnip. What is your feelings on seasonal mugs? Yes or, no? Too many in your house or bring them on?? Too many in my house. Are your wishlists - Amazon, Etsy, etc - up to date, and if so, are they all linked somewhere that I can find them? Amazon is up to date and in my sig. Do you have anything you use every day that you wouldnt mind getting more of? I will think on this and update the blog! Anything you love or need to have from Adagio or Rishi teas? Nope - coffee drinker here! List here things you wish you would've added to your questionnaire Also need to think on this! 9/14 Nocturne Alchemy just dropped their Halloween update! You like the looks of anything? https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection Masquerade Tefnut intrigues me! Also Haunted Tree, Haunted Castle, Conjuring with the Enchantress from the returning LEs. Is there anything you would like from the Weenie update? Grave Moss & Bone Splinters, Bringer of Evil, Make a Face Any of the non-foodie hair glosses. How do you feel about stickers? If positively, are there any themes you'd rather not have stickers of? Selectively positive. I've collected them for awhile so they need to be pretty unusual! No other restrictions. What about crystals, cool rocks, and gemstones? Sure, something pretty and unusual would be nice. How do you feel about Squishmallows and Squishables? (They have mini and micro sizes for those who like cute plushies but don't have a lot of space.) I'd be open to a mini one as a cat toy / buddy. Would you wear enamel pins with chains that are meant to be put on lapels? (Something like this.) I would not. Speaking of enamel pins... The Pickety Witch's Autumn and Halloween collection just dropped. Has anything caught your eye? Nope. I used to make mobiles out of paper cranes, would you appreciate something like this? if so, what size restrictions do you have, if any? ie., should it take up less space vertically or horizontally? color palette preference? So pretty! But I'm afraid it would get destroyed in my household. ordering bulbs from https://oldhousegardens.com and was wondering if my witchee would like some. I'd be interested in cat-safe plants I could grow indoors, or outdoor beginner plants for Zone 4b. Would you like something like "sock arms" if I find time to craft? (Sometimes I make a pattern called Toast or Toasty {one has a thumb the other is just a tube} http://www.afriendtoknitwith.com/2008/09/toasttoasty.html. here are other photos from my blog: https://www.elkaknits.com/?p=845 ) -- If so what sort of colors? Yes, in warm neutrals, olive or teal. Witchee, what's your take on seasonal-themed Washi tape? I don't find myself using it. What about seasonal treats from Trader Joe's? Yes, I like sampling bits of all the different stuff! I make gluten-free biscotti this time of year, lemon and also cocoa varieties: does this sound good to you? Lemon sounds awesome! Would you like me to make a music mix for you? I kick it old school with a burned CD. If you're into this, name at least 3 to 5 genres of music you already love, or are interested to explore more of! Sure! I still have a CD player in my car, and like jazz, funk, singer-songwriter, Americana, Afrobeat. Anything you'd like from my Ren Fest? There is an outstanding garlic based shop I'll be going to next weekend, for my annual stock up of their spice blends & garlic oil blends. Any other Renny stuff that you like? From the garlic shop, that garlic and olive tapenade sounds amazing!!! if you are a person who appreciates tarot and oracle decks, do you have a strong preference about receiving new ones vs gently/barely used? No strong preference. So I have another question. Are you a Studio Ghibli fan, and if so, what are your feelings about fan made art featuring characters? I also think I asked another question about people’s feelings on hand knitted socks too. I like Studio Ghibli, and am particularly a fan of the soundtracks. Fan art sounds intriguing. Totally down for hand-knitted socks! Want anything from LUSH? Here's the link specifically to their Halloween drop (https://www.lush.com/us/en_us/c/halloween) BUT, feel free to peruse all of it. (And Witch, even though this is my question, yes, I WILL be answering it in my bloggy-thing just the same (autocorrect changed "bloggy" to "bloody", which I find just about perfect, all things considered ) I find the site overwhelming to navigate, but I'd be happy to be surprised with some LUSH you think I'd like. Part 2 of the Autumnal/Halloween drop from Haus of Gloi is coming this weekend- take a look and see if anything is compelling! https://www.hausofgloi.com The Spider Silk scent sounds right up my alley. If you are so inclined, do you want or need any natural items or ingredients for spellwork that could be collected from forests, ocean, fields or stream? I also have access to oak gall ink and various other esoteric substances. Anything that calls to you for me, especially from the ocean. Are you a fan of the show Cobra Kai? Nope, never heard of it! Do you enjoy any of the scented items from Victoria's Secret? I liked Dream Angels Heavenly once upon a time. Would you be interested in receiving a silver locket with papyrus and herbs inside, as a protective amulet? Yes. So Witchee mine, are you a spellworker? - any interest in acorns from a tree known as The Mother Oak at my Ren Fest grounds. It is the biggest tree I've ever seen in MI. It is cared for by tree scientists from MSU. It is the mom to every other oak on the grounds. Saturday is Mabon & I will go & gather acorns before the park opens to patrons as I do each year. But this time it's actual Mabon. So Witchee dearest, would you like some? Yes please! Witchee, do you like anything from Lenny Mud? The porcupine pen holder looks nice. From previous questions you've answered, I know a lot about the teas you'd like from specific places, but I want to know your more general tea preferences. Black, green, white, rooibos, oolong, herbal? No caffeinated tea, as I'm a devoted coffee drinker, but I'd be happy to take some rooibos, and herbal tea in bags. (I especially like Algonquin Tea Co's Lucid Dream tea.) Torrid? I don't see anything there for me. How do you feel about nail wraps, like from Espionage Cosmetics? They are having a tempting fall sale. Anything catch your eye? https://espionagecosmetics.com/collections/itsfallyall23 So much cuteness, but these working hands need unadorned nails. Is anyone into colouring in? Every now and then, yes.
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    Cherry Red

    Smells just like the way that color makes me feel. It's a playful, bold, happy scent, sweet and very cherry. There's a tinge of marzipan, a twist of musk, and a comforting sweetness. I'm judicious with my bottle purchases but this definitely qualifies. It's so cheery!
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    This Is Halloween 2022 answers

    I just have to start this ....Cellar Door just posted their Halloween goodies - I love their scents, soaps and candles - which of these might you fancy? Maybe the black soap? If you'd like handmade knit items, are you good with soft wools or do you prefer acrylic only? I've found I can wear alpaca wool, but otherwise prefer plant and synthetic fibers. Are there any items you'd love for fall/halloweenie? (Ie mittens, hat, fingerless mitts, cowl, legwarmers) Socks would be nice. Anyone fancying the new Paintbox Soapworks or Witch Baby Soap Halloween launches? Nothing's really catching my eye. Would you be interested in an adult Halloween coloring book? I recently backed on kickstarter for one by a local gothic art market near me and it's due in during the swap period. Sure. What are some OCYL brands you've been wanting to dabble in? Elorea, CB I Hate Perfume, Kerosene, Etat Libre d'Orange. I am working on making bath bombs. Would you be willing to try my creations? How about wax tarts? What type of scents do you favor? If they're something that could be used in the shower, sure! For these I like citrus scents. What kinds of home smell good things do you like? (I.e. incense, candles, wax melts, felt scent balls, essential oils, linen spray) Essential oils by themselves or in felt scent balls. My question for the fellow pumpkins would you like anything from the bath and bodyworks Halloween line? 🤔 Not for me, thanks. Do you have any interest in spooky squishmallows? Nope. And would you enjoy spooky stationary? A small notepad or post-its would be welcome. I know a lot of us are witchy and have deeply held beliefs about the materials we use as part of our practice. If you're one of those individuals, are there certain herbs, crystals, etc that you do not want to receive? Just keep it ethical. If in doubt, feel free to reach out or have a Nacho Witch ask me. When you have a distinct preference for one holiday over another, What are some cross over items that actually work for both? Seasonal fruits, sweets. One question (that is actually several questions) -- Local honey? Infused/flavored honey? Local infused/flavored honey with Southwest notes (jalapeno, other pepper, mesquite, acacia) I'd be into trying any of these. Any spooky/weenie DVD's you're missing and would like in your collection? I have a DVD drive on my computer and no collection! If there's something you think I'd like, sure. I'm into weenie more than spooky. Dang (or good!), another serious question -- Shampoo and/or conditioner bars and if so, for what type of hair (dry, fine, oily, curly, normal)? I've never tried them - I'd be game for a conditioner bar. My hair is dry, thick, coarse and curly. I just got the email that the Ectogasm Halloween Collection is live. Does anything interest you? https://www.ectogasm.net/collections/halloween The socks look fun. On a scale from Paprika Is a Heatwave to Let Me Eat a Peck of Pickled Ghost Chiles, how spicy is too spicy, and how spicy is just right? Ghost peppers are too hot for me, but I do like it pretty spicy. Bird's eye, Scotch bonnet or habanero chilis are just right. I make lightweight hairfalls- would you be interested in some? Either to incorporate into a costume or just for your own year-round use? If so, name your colors and preferred length, and if you have any fiber allergies you want me to take note of! Not for me, thanks. If I were to make you a set of arm warmers/ fingerless mitts, what color(s) & style would you like? Long and and black or soft colors. Sold and stripes both appeal to me and I love cashmeres! Homemade canned and baked and concocted goodies? Any aversions? If I could make you some of my fudge, what would you prefer? No aversion to homemade treats! As far as fudge goes, I like it on the lighter side - fruit and/or nut flavors are good to me. Are you open to trying different indie perfume houses if I find a scent that I think you'd enjoy? Definitely! I love making stickers!! If I could design you some stickers, what would you love to have? It could be halloween themed or not! My art style is a bit simplistic, cartoony, and cutesy, I usually draw fairies but last year I did a swap on reddit and made someone a bunch of halloween dog stickers lol. (Sidenote: They probably won't be waterproof, but they're glossy vinyl!) Big brown tabby cats, a flying piano, monarch butterfly. I've got a bunch of small round labels perfect for bpal 5ml label lid art! Name your top 5-10 scents that you'd love to have lid art made for! Just as a fun little extra in your package if desired (Could also work for other companies with lids just like the BPAL bottles) Pognophobia, Insupportable Misery, Anthelion, Luperci, Enkhespalos. I am going to Dragon Con for the first time! Which of these BPALs do you want? Peach Absinthe sounds interesting! Would you be interested in a bag like we sell in our etsy shop? https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com - if so, but you don't see fabric you like maybe link to some photos of fabric you like? - we can do small box bags or pencil / cosmetic / notions type bags too. or with a drawstring on top instead of a zipper. - you don't HAVE to use them just for knitting/crochet, you can use them for cross stitch or even not as project bags. Sure, I like a lot of the fabrics with cats. If you are a yarnie, are you interested in a ceramic yarn bowl? I have an extra Harry Potter (I know, I know) one from Lennymud that I bought before the whole JKR debacle and it didn't profit her in any form anyway. I believe it's Gryffindor themed. I'm not a yarnie. If you are a yarnie, I'd love to gift some yarn from my stash so give me an idea of colors / weight / material / yardage you'd like. Not a yarnie. Are you interested in trying some of our "thunder butter"? It's like tiger balm or icy hot, but with herbs, beeswax, cayenne or ghost pepper, menthol, wintergreen. cbd version or no? Sure, without cbd. I need to inventory our canned goods but do you like things like peach jam, cardamom plum jam, peach butter, plum butter, pickles, applesauce with nothing added, applesauce with red hots, dried apples or pears, bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, blackberry jam, huckleberry jam, candied jalapenos? All the jams sound amazing. Any interest in things from our garden like dried mint, catnip, lavender, rose petals, dill weed or dill seeds, sage, rue, mugwort, rosemary? Rose petals, yes. How about alcoholic things like rose petal liqueur, lavender vanilla bean liqueur, various flavors of mead (chocolate orange, strawberry mango, whatever my son is making)? In small amounts - I don't drink, but would find culinary uses for these occasionally. Rose petal liqueur sounds especially nice to me. Pumpkin bread or zucchini bread? How about blueberry zucchini bread with a lemon glaze? Mmm, pumpkin bread. I make specialty simple syrups. You can use them in teas or cocktails (and desserts). How do you feel about a Hibiscus simple syrup? I use 2 ounce bottles for these so its just a fun amount. That sounds delicious! Tea: I have a morning coffee habit, so don't have any more caffeine-space for tea. But herbal tisanes are welcome. I prefer bagged. Tights: Sure, warm ones will help with Wisconsin winters. Size L. Would you like to receive a 2D collage art piece? What overall vibe would you be into? (spooky, autumnal, whimsical, eerie, lovely, occult, bizarre, smutty etc.?) Maybe, if you felt you could do something that speaks to me. Lovely, whimsical, autumnal, bizarre are all possibilities. - Do you like rocks/gemstone jewelry? Prefer polished/smooth rocks or raw/rough? Any favorite stones, rocks, colors that you'd like? I rarely wear jewelry. New August BPAL releases I joined a decant circle, but I didn't get Lavender Buttercream and that sounds good too. Luvmilks seasonal goodies are out! What scents and formats appeal to you, my little pumpkin? Goblin Sugar Scrub looks nice. Would you like a Pyrex 4-cup Nightmare Before Christmas bowl with lid? (Can also get Starwars and various Disney ones.) No thanks. August Tea's fall sale starts tomorrow, 20% off everything on the site with code FALL20. Is there anything you would like to try, my Pumpkin? https://august.la/ All of the Rooibos ones look nice. I prefer tea bags. I've recently taken up embroidery, would you like a small (I embroider on 4" hoops) embroidered piece? What sort of design would you like? Oh, interesting thought. Something a little cottagecore and a little bit rock & roll? Peacock feathers: Yes, please! My kitty enjoys them. Do you wear nail polish, and if so, would you like some? What colors or finishes? I don't wear nail polish. I'm going to the farmer's market tomorrow, and there are lots of great vendors. Would you be interested in soap or chapstick or bath/body products? If you find some effective chapstick that tastes good, I could go for that. Would you be interested in a tumbler like these? If so, what theme would you like it to be? Glitter or no glitter? What color do you want the liquid to be or would you prefer the blood drip look? No thanks. How do you feel about ribbons? Is there anything in particular you are looking for if you'd want some? What about ribbon remnants? Colors/textures? My mom is my exclusive ribbon provider. 😉 Would you be interested in any skincare items? Anything you would not want? In small quantities, sure. Nothing too complicated or involved. Do you have any interest in trying my infused moonshine whiskey? I've been thinking of experimenting with autumn spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and maybe a chocolate chai. Nondrinker here, and it doesn't sound like something I could cook with, so no on this. Any interest in spooky shape wax melts in your favorite candle scents? (What are your favorite candle scents?) That sounds fun. Citrus essential oils would be awesome. How about lotion bars? That'd be nice for my dry winter skin. Unscented or lightly/simply scented would be ideal. Bird and Blend tea just did their Autumn drop! Anything look good to you? https://www.birdandblendtea.us (Also, if you're not a pumpkin person, I invite you to check out the rest of their offerings, which are always exceptional!) I'm not really into tea these days. Arcana Craves halloween drop! Anything catching your eye? https://arcanacraves.com/ I'm curious about the Trees layering note, the Smoked Vanilla layering note, and Honeys Crave Smoldering Cauldrons. Pickety Witch: Nothing is striking my fancy there. Nail polish: I don't wear it. Lush: The Blood Orange appeals to me. DIY band patches: I'm already awash in this kind of merch due to being a musician and supporting other local musicians, so I'll pass on this. Because clothing sizing is so notoriously random &&& my idea of cute may be entirely different from your cute... sock dreams? yea or nay? Anything in particular catch your eyes? Yea. I like anklets and crew length. There are lots of novelty prints I like there. The bamboo looks nice too. New Q: I have been buying soap from https://rockytopsoap.com for at least a decade as they are unscented and less likely to affect which perfume I pull out.... I realize they are not colored and swirly and as pretty but they tend to be super hydrating and luxurious. Do you have any interest in these? Maybe a small one? Does anything appeal from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween Update? I just placed my order, so I can add-on a treat or two for you until Monday night, September 12th! https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection Haunted Tree, Conjuring with the Enchantress both look good to me. Are you interested in any art supplies? If so, what kinds and colours? Sure -- surprise me! I already have color pencils and crayons, but anything else is fair game. What are your fave smells for incense, and do you have a preference for format (cones, stick, loose without needing charcoal, loose that needs charcoal)? No incense for me. Anything catch your eye from this super cool queer creepy-cute style UK artist? https://www.abprallen.co.uk/ Nothing's catching my eye. Pls say more about your book preferences if you haven't already! Esp. regarding fiction. Favorite recent read was The Overstory. Here's a question... there's sooooooo many on here about tea but for my fellow coffee gals... do you prefer whole bean or ground?? if there's a choice how do you like your coffee ground?? I prefer whole bean.
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    Wanton Airs, Bodiless Airs

    Mouthwatering in the vial and wet on my skin. Cognac predominates, with the aromatic bergamot offering more citrus dimension. The oud is subtle and well-blended, lending a slight earthiness. This manages to be fresh and rich at the same time. I love the lab's cognac note, and it really shines in this setting. I could see this becoming a favorite.
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    Honey and Beeswax scents

    Thanks! Those both sound promising. :-)
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    Honey and Beeswax scents

    I'm on the lookout for honey-patchouli combos.
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    The Sheepfold, Moonlight

    This starts out with a sharp, pungent blast of green, ozone-like cologne -- if it's hay, it's new-mown and mixed with the fuel from the lawnmower. I was worried I would get a headache and have to wash it off, but it settled down pretty quickly. Dried down, it's Cafe Au Lait and a Wool Blanket but with a soft, saffron-like hay in place of the coffee. It turns out to be a lovely, subtle skin scent, warm without being heavy. I think this will be nice for summer and for layering.
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    Cypress, Patchouli, and Mud

    I was really excited about this one, and it lives up to my dreams! It encapsulates the richness and liveliness of river mud and shady evergreens. I get the impression of a cool morning, dew beading on the grass. The cypress is a little sharp at first, and becomes sweetly aromatic as it warms up on my wrists. The drydown combo is to die for - rich and earthy, clean and uplifting, almost edible to this dirt-loving nose. It reminds me of my old BPAL favorite Ace of Pentacles and might even surpass it in my affections. Fans of Luperci, Graveyard Dirt and Zombi will probably love this.
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