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About Poenari

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  • Birthday 06/04/1954


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  • BPAL of the Day
    Whichever one fits my mood, but I smell gorgeous!
  • Favorite Scents
    LE: Eve, Our Hearts Condemn Us, Blood Popsicle, Streets of Detroit, Funnel of Love, Witch Dance, Callidora, Sumatran Red Patchouli, Banshee Beat, #ows, Infernal Lover, Snake Charmer, Mme. Moriarty, Clemence, Chrysanthemum Moon, Death of Autumn, Sugar Skull, Fearful Pleasure, Premature Burial, Crypt Queen, Makhanitis, Melainis, Mircalla, Lilith Victoria, and practically any Snake Oil variation. GC: Blood, Snake Oil, Dragon's Heart, Urd, Goblin, Hetaire, Anne Bonney, Eat Me, Lust, Le Lethe. Trading Post: Puddin' takes most of my monies. Bath oil & Hair Gloss in scents that go with all of the above. Atmo sprays: Smoky, incense, dark and sexy. Lucy in Darkness! Too many Trading Post scents to mention. I especially love red musk, black musk, any/all patchouli, clove, and dragon's blood notes.

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    My family, my kitties, my BPAL, my friends here on the forum and FB! I have been a fan of gothic horror since I was a child, thanks to my dad, who introduced me to Poe at an early age. I love classic horror movies (the old Universal Studios monsters) and Hammer Horror from the 60's and 70's. I love Anne Rice and her vampires and witches. If I had been born in a later generation, I probably would have been a goth kid. As it is, I've aged into a bohemian gothic hippie in my 60's, and don't give a damn. :wink:
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    Happily retired


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  1. Poenari

    Black Phoenix

    In my 13 years as a Bpalista, I had never tried Black Phoenix! I added an imp to my last order to remedy that. It has that uniquely BPAL smell; is sweet and a little sticky, starts out with a blast of cherry cola that dries down quickly on my wrist, leaving an undertone of incense. Very nice and I don't know why it's not recommended more often!
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    Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil

    Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil - I have the 2017, and in the bottle this is going to be the same. Beautiful Snake Oil predominates the pumpkin spice, as it does in the 2017. I will be putting this in my backups to live deliciously. I mean age deliciously.
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    Dead Leaves and Chai

    Dead Leaves and Chai- sweet dead leaves, slightly damp in the pile, and no tea. I can tell that the chai has softened the leaves note though. Keeper because I love the dead leaves scents. This one doesn't seem like the cologne version of the leaves note, either.
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    Red Hot Snake Oil

    Red Hot Snake Oil - as expected. Cinnamon red hots over Snake Oil. And then on drydown, a hint of chili powder. Hope that part fades, as I don't care for those chili spices. But now I really understand the "red hot" part! 😂
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    Amber Pumpkin Hair Gloss

    Very much the pumpkin spice notes I love, over a golden amber. I love to use this one as a body spray. Lasts forever on my skin. Happy with my decant, but I don't need a full bottle because I have a lot of beloved pumpkin spice perfumes from the Lab.
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    Pumpkin Spice Silkybat Hair Gloss

    Pumpkin Spice Silkybat - WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER! The Silkybat is fully present over the pumpkin spice, making it another wonderful Silkybat variant. Just enough spice not to overwhelm. This will be my Thanksgiving scent.
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    Pumpkin Spice Dragon’s Milk Hair Gloss

    Pumpkin Spice Dragon's Milk - this one leaked under the tape and into the box, so I got a good whiff of it. The Dragon's Milk is very muted. I sprayed it on my arm to be sure, and yeah, it's not what I expected. Reminds me more of Playful Cat atmo than Dragon's Milk or Pumpkin Spice! Will have to revisit after a few weeks.
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    Scherezade in the Pumpkin Patch Hair Gloss

    Scherezade In the Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin spices first with the red musk Scherezade notes underneath. Need to let it sit and mingle for a few weeks.
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    All Hallows Chaos: Pumpkin Spice

    I blind bottled my first ever Chaos Theory scents last year because I figured I can't go wrong with Pumpkin Spice or Samhain, and then apparently forgot to post my reviews. Bottle #102 - this is now almost a year old, so the review is for the aged scent. It's been kept in a dark box in my bedroom, which is always quite cool in temp. The pumpkin spice is front and center in the bottle. On my skin, it is very quickly followed by.... OMG this is the cream soda scent in my bottle of Kinda Sorta Snake Oil w/Cream Soda! The cream soda rises up and tempers the pumpkin spice notes very thoroughly. After 30 minutes the overall intensity has dried down and softened to a sweet creamy pumpkin spice. This is a huge win in my book.
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    Men Will Fall to Her Darkness

    Oh my, this is lovely! I knew that the notes in this were all winners, but the sum total is perfect on my skin. This is a beautiful blend of musk and resins, and the lavender is just slightly there, sweetening it all. On my bottle list!
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    Lady Hatton

    Ok, this one is right in my wheelhouse! Lovely champaca and incense. The patchouli is very discreet and not showing herself. This is a rather glamorous scent. Great throw and wear length.
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    Upon opening the decant and pulling out the wand for a swipe, whoosh! All single note leather. Uh-oh, this won't work on me. Quickly after application, the clove shoves its way forward. The mezcal note is on the middle of the fight between the other two notes. I usually amp clove over everything, but this one stays true to its distinct notes on me. I can't wait to try this one on my husband.
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    Soapy lavender! I actually buy a lavender scented laundry detergent, and this is very similar. Not soapy in a bad way, but in a fresh clean way. The herbs keep it from turning too soapy, while the lavender has good throw. This is not a sleepy-time scent, but is something very nice that could be worn practically anywhere.
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    Alleviate the Frenzy

    I blind bottle bought this one, because amber and peach musk just had to be a win on my skin. Oh, this is just gorgeous! A beautiful scent, very high end smelling, a delicious skin scent.
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    Nimue the Blood Queen

    This is so gorgeous! It's all dark plum, dark sweetness, and dangerous seduction. Smells expensive, luxurious, and a little bit deadly. The cherry doesn't stand out, nor do the oud or incense. The overall effect is delightful and I can't stop sniffing my wrists. I really love this decant and now I need a bottle.