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  1. Saffrin

    International Shipping Info+Questions

    Check out the price calculator on USPS's website. I believe they have a fairly flat international starting point, so it'd start at about $7.10. For reference, a 5ml weighs about 1oz.
  2. Saffrin

    International Shipping Info+Questions

    Technically customs wouldn't have an issue with it if it was just marked "perfume oils". However, customs agents tend to actually know the postal laws and restrictions, where as post office workers are more sketchy on them. You can also use "scented oils", "body oils", "fragrance oils." All of these are entirely correct, as that is what the product is - oil with a scent.
  3. Saffrin

    What does "going live" mean?

    Generally, it's the time it is available for. In this case, "Lilith series live until December 8" means "Lilith series available until December 8". "X goes live on" is "X becomes available on".
  4. Check in with your post office. Sometimes they mark it as delivered when they load it for delivery, and if they can't deliver it, don't edit the tracking, etc.
  5. Saffrin

    Different smells/colors, same perfume

    There are definitely some batch variations from time to time. On top of that, though, 3 years is a pretty big time difference for aging, particularly when the older one is an imp, which age faster than bottles anyway. Vanilla is something that comes out a lot with age, too. There's a thread floating around dedicated to this question, but for the life of me I can't remember what subforum it is in. Silly me. Found it! http://www.bpal.org/topic/3142-different-smellscolors-same-perfume/page__st__575
  6. Saffrin

    International Shipping Info+Questions

    I don't really know the answer, but I had a parcel from a decant circle in the US sent back by the postal service and it took the best part of 3 months to get back to it's origin, so it may still have a while to go before it turns up. I believe, to save on shipping costs, that when parcels get sent back internationally, it tends to be via surface mail, rather than air. Surface mail takes a great many months. :/
  7. Saffrin

    How do you apply your BPAL oils?

    That's how I apply all mine anyway. Haven't had a single one go ew from it or anything. I would assume most people use wand caps so they don't accidentally spill when they tip the bottle. I think those that are more worried about skin oils tend to use coffee stirrers or the such, which are easily one time use.
  8. Saffrin

    How do you apply your BPAL oils?

    I use oil straight from the bottle. Finger over the top, upend, rub finger in spot. I do have some with wand caps from forum sales, but I forget they have them every time, and almost spill them everywhere when I don't lift the wand up high enough to clear the bottle when putting the cap aside. :/ Reducer caps are the bane of my existence.
  9. Saffrin

    Different smells/colors, same perfume

    Dee is also one of the names that has come up quite a few times in recent history in the batch variation thread.
  10. Saffrin

    Scent Recommendations By Hair Color?

    I'm naturally a dark copper redhead, all autumny, and it's kind of funny to see people putting down redheads as spicy/resins, and then lots of the redheads saying they're all about floral/fruits. Count me up as another one. I love spring meadow and summer orchard kind of scents. Fruits, florals, honeys with a small bit of earthiness. My mum is also a copperhead, but lighter/softer all over in general. She's a huge foodie, loving vanillas, etc, as well as a huge dark kind of person. Her collection is all food based scents, and then there's Queen Mab and Black Ice thrown in randomly as top loves. My blonde sister is all soft florals and roses, whereas my brunette sister is all about bright, slightly spunky scents. She likes sparkling fruits and loud candy scents.
  11. Saffrin

    Allergy Questions, Allergies and other reactions to oils

    Unfortunately, the scent doesn't have a notes listing, so it'd be hard to pin down. Headaches are easily set off by notes your body doesn't like, and it doesn't have to be particularly rare - just one you haven't had before, and the lab has a LOT of notes. Mine, for instance, are reallly common - white tea, black tea and opium, though I only have a few imps with them, because the lab has such variety.
  12. Saffrin

    Bog water etc.

    Bayou (A lazy, warm deep green scent with a thick aquatic undertone: Spanish moss, evergreen and cypress with watery blue-green notes and an eddy of hothouse flowers and swamp blooms.) might fit what you need, though on me, it went all hot, and not much of the water, but, skin chem and all. Another one that I got warmish/humid woody swamp from was Niflheim (The House of Mists, a land of icy fog, shadowy darkness and soul-chilling cold. Dark, damp blossoms winding through an impenetrable, murky gloom.) but a bunch of other people don't get the warmth from it that my skin brought out somehow.
  13. Saffrin

    Where is this scent?

    Yeah. They haven't made scents for a greattt many years. Think I started buying from them in '08, and the scents were long gone then. You should have some delicious super aged goodness, by the sounds of it. Found this in relation to a scent being compared to Pint O' Stout: "In the bottle, FMB is an interesting and complex tobacco/chocolate/coffee/boozey blend. It shares a similarity to Bombshell Bath/Fyrinnae's ancient, long discontinued Pint O'Stout scent, except without POS's sharp mystery note." The writer also says it kinda smells like a 7-11 coffee bar.
  14. Saffrin

    Bon Vivant

    Imp: The fizzy champagne hits first, followed by a bit of strawberry. Smells like actual strawberries, and not the candy version. It's only a little bit of strawberry. Most of it is very boozy booze. Wet: Slightly champagne infused strawberry, rather the other way around now. Not one to be into booze, but the strawberry being the majority on this scent is yummy. Fizzy. The other half has decided it smells like bubble bath. After a while more, it's turning back towards the champagne. Silly white grapes. Smells like white wine, brightened slightly by the strawberry. Dry: Strawberry is turning a bit more candy and fake now. The champagne is still realllyyy boozy, and in my face. Loved the real strawberry at the start, but int he end, turned too fake and winey for my liking,