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About Melantha

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    diabolical decanter
  • Birthday 07/10/1965

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  • Favorite Scents
    Dorian, Mouse's Long and Sad Tale, Snake Charmer, Blood Moon, Pink Phoenix, Smut, MB: Underpants, The Perfumed Garden, Bordello, Samhain 05, Chrysanthemum Moon, The Haunted Palace. Notes: vanilla, wine, cognac, fruits, peony, lily of the valley, lilac, honeysuckle, musk, incense, sweet pea, pear, spices

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    Medieval and Renaissance history, the SCA, boardgaming, reading anything and everything I can get my hands on, embroidery, music music music, calligraphy and illumination, scrapbooking, crafts, and now BPAL. :)
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  1. Melantha

    June Gloom 2004

    Unfortunately, it's Lemon Pledge with florals on me.
  2. Melantha

    Queen of Diamonds

    Grapefruit amps on my skin, and doesn't like me. 'Nuff said.
  3. Melantha


    Simply put: Wearing this, I feel like I'm in India. Sigh.
  4. Melantha


    I was worried when I put it on. The initial sniff on my wrist was great - then it morphed into something a little sour smelling, and not particularly nice. That stage lasted about 10 minutes... And now there's this wonderful soft spiced orange, with a hint of musk. Gorgeous. I will cherish my bottle. And the kitty's cute, too.
  5. Melantha

    Mabon 2004

    A fabulous fall scent. Of course, I adore fall scents of all sorts, so it's difficult to find one that I don't like. Berries, cider, and woods. All together, and smelling wonderful.
  6. Melantha

    Midwinter's Eve

    Yum yum yum. Plummy and sweet, with the florals lying under the surface. I wore this Christmas Eve, and it was the perfect scent! Mmmmm.
  7. Melantha

    The Cracked Bell

    I just tried this recently, and am very pleased. It has something in common with Winter of our Discontent, but is slightly different; I wish I was better at picking out notes so that I could be more specific. A bit spicy and sharp, though not spicy in a "clove and cinnamon" kind of way. It's hard to describe. The incense really rounds it out nicely. A new fave Yule scent!
  8. Melantha

    Doc Buzzard

    Oh, man. I won a partial on eBay, and yay! I love masculine scents, and this defintely is. I can't pick out any particular notes, but that smoky, resinous thing that other have mentioned is definitely here. I had Doc on one hand, and Mum Moon on the other (my fave BPAL) and Doc was winning the wrist-sniff battle. Oh, that I had a whole bottle of this!
  9. Melantha

    The Winter of Our Discontent

    I got an imp of this from kiio's decant circle, mainly because of the name. A few of the notes were worrisome to me, but I figured why not? I got three BPAL and Arcana packages yesterday, and went into an orgy of testing. After a little while, I smelled this incredible smoky, spicy scent that practically had me drooling. An enabled friend of mine was over, and she got the same enslaved look on her face when she sniffed my arm. I immediately started trying to figure out which of the samples was this heavenly scent. It was Winter! Oh, I'm glad I went ahead and bought a bottle unsniffed, and now I know I'll be buying one or two more before it disappears. Wow.
  10. Melantha

    Jacob's Ladder

    Amber is one of my favorite notes, along with tonka, benzoin, and ambrette. This is very close to being a perfect scent for me. It just wafts around me, warm, and comforting, and lovely, and lasts a long time. Amber sweetness. Mmmmm.
  11. Melantha

    Storm Moon

    This did SO not work on me. I guess I'll have to officially give up on ozone/aquatic blends. I can't seem to find one that doesn't make me wrinkle my nose when it hits my skin.
  12. Melantha

    Sleepy Moon

    Nice. I got it both for the Oriental tie-in, and for a sleep blend. It's okay, but I don't like that lavender seems to be in everything that's considered a "sleep" blend. I get a bit tired of it, personally. I'll probably swap it.
  13. Melantha

    Peony Moon

    Peonies are my favorite flower, so this was a must. Ah, gorgeous. There's really not a lot to be said, except that the other notes tame the peony a bit, and it's so great. Lasts a long time, too!
  14. Melantha

    Chaste Moon 2005

    Now, I don't like florals. Really, I don't. But a very kind swapper sent an imp of this as a frimp, and I had to try it. Beautiful. I can't describe what it is that makes me love this, but I do. It's not "floral-y" at all; the notes blend so wonderfully that it just makes me happy to sniff it. I will treasure my imp.
  15. Melantha

    Beltane 2005-06

    I wanted to love this, as Beltane is my favorite sabbat. However, florals and I do NOT get along.... case in point.