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  1. TrailerTrashPrincess

    The Ghost of a Ghost’s Ghost

    this smelled so familiar when i was decanting it, and i've narrowed it down to that it reminds me of an old* Lush product. (*i love the smell of a lot of Lush stuff, i was a loyal fax-and-mail-order customer of The Body Shop, ordering overseas from their UK office, starting way back in the late 80s, then followed through the various incarnations. up until a couple of years ago when i just couldn't justify the expense anymore. still love the smells. still using up stuff from my ancient stash. haven't bought anything new from them in 2+ years now, though, and still have never set foot inside a Lush store. maybe someday! even though there's [at least] one in Atlanta now!) whatever it was that i think this reminds me of was yellow, with either dandelions or chamomile or tiny yellow flowers of some sort embedded on the top. i think it was a hair product. but i didn't use it as shampoo or conditioner as it was intended, i used it as either soap or a lotion block. probably why i can't remember what it was called. i tested this tonight and i'd have sworn this was some sort of chamomile, white tea, maybe tonka, kinda thing. i never in a zillion years would have guessed this was oakmoss, lavender, aloeswood, patchouli & rockrose. i do adore aloeswood, though. and patchouli. if the idea of a light, clean/crisp/refreshing sort of could-be-soap smell, that's chamomile-y, slightly astringent without being bitter, and yet just a little bit earthy sounds good - don't be afraid of giving this one a try. if you're not a fan of oakmoss or patchouli don't let that scare you off. i like both and still never would have guessed they were in this.
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    The Gibbous Moon

    while decanting this, probably a week ago, i spilled a little (horrors!) and tonight i found the yarn i used to sop it up and wondered why it smelled so good. after a week of chilling on some (acrylic) yarn, it was like honeysuckle and moonflower. maybe a touch of orris, but no moss and no cucumber. i always expect white ginger to smell like my college roommate Rebekah's awapuhi shampoo (which smelled good on her, but i hated it on me, and out of the bottle). overall, a beautiful soft floral but leaning towards being high pitched and likely way too floral for most.
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    Frostbitten Jack

    almost exactly Snow White. i don't understand it, it shouldn't be, but it is. i buy Snow White because it smells like a certain memory. i can't wear it, it goes funky on me, but this - on my skin, smells the way Snow White does in the bottle. maybe just a little warmer (might be the pumpkin [not pumpkie pie, just real, straight pumpkin], and i do love pumpkin!).
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    Blueberry Sufganiyot

    the Strawberry Sufganiyot is one of my top 50 BPAL scents, ever. might be top 25. fresh blueberries are ok but in muffins and baked goods, so yum! (and, to be honest, even artificially blueberry flavoured things like cereal and instant oatmeal are fine by me, too) i had braces for 9 years, and had it drilled into me to not chew gum, so i never was much of a gum chewer. it hurts now, and i wasn't supposed to then. but boy did i love the smell of it, back in high school. and this, on me, smells like sun-warmed grape bubblegum, leaning towards the Blueberry Muffin doll from my Strawberry Shortcake collection. so a little bit grape bubblegum, and a little bit plastic doll-head, with eau de faux blueberry. i might just like it more because of that, than if it had actually smelled like blueberry pastry on me.
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    Sugar Cookies in a Snowdrift

    [No additional description provided.] i don't wanna be first, but somebody has to be. so forgive me for not being all that good with reviews and we'll hope that the folks who post after me are better at it. a couple of years ago there was a Yule called Mud-Mingled Boot Slush that was a minty slushy scent with hints of good clean dirt and something that kinda felt like waterlogged cement. i'll need to dig it out to do a side-by-side but this reminds me so much of that, except with shortbread cookies (like the tin of "Danish Butter Cookies" the size of your head that we pick up at Sam's Club every year around this time). i don't get Sugar Cookie (like the '05, The Devil's Bake Sale, or any of the other versions, either), but a more buttery sort of cookie, which i'm fine with. it could've been called Yellow Cake Batter In The Snow and that would make sense to me, too. but it is the minty-snow-y-ness that is the most dominant here, but it is sweeter than the Mud-Mingled Boot Slush from ... whatever year it was. 2016? i hate peppermint, but this doesn't bother me. the mint is more like essence-of-cold-frozen-air than actual, like, toothpaste-y mint-y-ness. this isn't something i'll wear as perfume but i think it would make a good car air freshener (Little Snowy Tree) type scent.
  6. TrailerTrashPrincess

    Pumpkin Spice Sanguinem Menstruum

    just did a decant of this and wanted to come here to note that it is ORANGE. like super duper milky cloudy orange. there was one of the 'Weenies that looked a lot like this. thankfully they smell really really different. i'm... coming down with something so my smeller's not smelling things very well but i do get that pumpkin spice* smell, with a little bit of something almost floral-y? don't really get any of the original SM though. * = i don't like that pumpkin spice thing. i love pumpkin, and pumpkin pie, and nutmeg, but whatever's in that "pumpkin spice" flavour/smell that took over this time of year, i don't like it. (i also don't drink coffee, use any kind of pepper, eat ketchup or mustard, but i love fruitcake and will happily drink straight Golden Grain)
  7. TrailerTrashPrincess

    Pumpkin Dust

    i'm from Georgia. and i adore peaches. fresh, canned, cobbler, however you wanna serve it up, i loves me some peaches. i also like pumpkin. not that "pumpkin spice" thing, but actual real pumpkin-flavoured-pumpkin. no spices needed. actually, i like most orange foods. except mangoes, and peppers. a few years back we had the Pie update and there was a Peach Cobbler scent that made me sad because it didn't really smell like peach cobbler to me. this, though? this smells like peach cobbler. not a fancy one, but the "dump" kind you make with canned peach and a cake mix. i've tested it about five times so far and i keep gettin' straight up peach cobbler. which i'm totally ok with.
  8. TrailerTrashPrincess

    Ghost Music

    most white musk goes straight to Tide / laundry detergent for me, and i just can't do it. too high-pitched and headachey. Neroli more often than not will smell like Fritos corn chips to my nose. i've had perfumes (not just BPAL, but commercial ones, too) that had violet root and violet leaves as a primary note and i've liked them, and i adore iris scents. honeysuckle, i like real ones - they're one of my favourite flowers - but in perfume it almost always has something not-quite-right about it. lavender i only go for if it is sweet like TKO or Lilith's Lavender. so, all that aside, this is really pretty. surprisingly pretty. it is soft and clean and kinda reminds me of some fabric softener i had a while back. i don't get any white musk or any Fritos. and the lavender, while not as sweet as TKO, isn't the medicinal/minty kind, either. so... yeah, kinda like getting a hug from a friend and they use a different kind of laundry soap/softener than you do. a snuggly, comfortable hug of a scent.
  9. TrailerTrashPrincess

    413 U.S. 15 / Miller Vs. California

    yesterday i opened one of my BPAL boxes and reached for something but... apparently i grabbed the bottle beside it instead of the one i meant to pick up. i was getting dressed in a hurry to go run errands so didn't think too much of it. anyhow, i got into the box again today to try and figure out what i wore, and picked this up and put it on again - that's what i wore yesterday. and after a couple hours i figured out what it reminded me of, so i got that bottle out and sprayed some on my other wrist. so i have this on my left, and a different scent on my right. and while they're not 100% identical, they're darn close. so. for any fans of Electric Youth, this might be a good substitute. eta: this is the newer version. i have both but the one i have on right now is the new one.
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    Hexennacht (2008)

    i loved this. i loved it SO much. i didn't much like the older one, but the '08 was just lovely. i went through... several bottles. now that i sold the last decant i had stashed away - 'cuz i knew i'd never use it - i figured i should jot down my thoughts. when it was fresher (oh, a decade ago) there was a bit more forest in there. woodsy-chilly-trees, deep in the woods where the sun never really hits. never got bonfire smoke, but there's a skin musk and the powdery amber. and the memory of trees. it is almost like the memory of a most excellent night, in a bottle. i hope we get this back again someday.
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    Eldritch Bloom

    Black plum, opium tar accord, black patchouli, white sage, ti leaf, and heady white orchid. the main image for this is... beautifully creepy. and that's also what my first thought was, upon sniffing this in the bottle. beautiful... and creepy. i love the BPAL orchid, and i think that's part of what's giving it the creepy~ness. i adored the long-discontinued Regan and this is just about the closest thing i've smelled to that in ages. this isn't as sweet, the plum and patchouli give it a warm purple-y depth, but there's still an orchid-y-ness to it. the patchouli doesn't stand out, though, so patchouli or sage haters don't necessarily fear this one. k? there's a hair gloss that this reminds me of, a teensy bit, but i've got the brain-fog and can't place it. i'll figure it out, though.... could it be wicked matriarch?? my nose isn't the best and my skin is weird... so hopefully other folks will post with better, more eloquent reviews. *** i was messaged by someone who wanted to know what the label art looks like, since i mention it is creepy. it is the main image from the Kickstarter for this scent, with the words at top/bottom cut off, but otherwise (as long as this link works) this: ...edited again because i was a 90s goth girl, but i'd never heard of Kambriel. i hadta look that one up.
  12. TrailerTrashPrincess

    Diabolical Fantasia

    Smoked agarwood, tobacco absolute, brittle white musk, King mandarin, and neroli. i don't wanna be first. i have whatever it is that makes neroli smell like fritos, so i'm always wary of neroli in things making it smell... snacky. but this doesn't have that problem. i also tend to register white musk as detergent, but again, not in this blend. there is something creamsicle~ish about it, but in a gorgeous, stylized way. this is gorgeous. seems incense-y and is really just lovely. i'm not getting a tobacco note, but i figure it is the smoked agarwood that's making me think incense because Aloeswood is my faaaaavourite incense scent. (more than nag champa, even). honestly i think if there was no white musk in this i'd be obsessing over it. as it is, i think it is gorgeous, though. *note: i'm on the verge of a migraine and my chemistry is doing some wonky stuff, and i'm not feeling 100%, so i might come back and update with a re-test on a more normal sort of day.
  13. TrailerTrashPrincess

    De Sade - Resurrected

    i still have an imp or two of the old, original one. i so wanted to like it because i love the smell of new, high-quality leather. (i don't buy new leather, only secondhand, but i don't begrudge anyone who does. because then i get to smell it!) ...but i never liked the original. i hoped, perhaps, this new version would be more what i was wanting it to be... but, sadly, it isn't. don't read the spoiler if you like this scent, or want to like it. ok? for folks who wanted a Dead Man's Hand or Quincy Morris type, sorry, this isn't it.
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    dry elm bark, amaranth, warrior’s musk, and Odin’s Nine Herbs of Power. in the imp and wet on my skin, this is so delicious. strangely like Miskatonic University, but minus the irish coffee. dry woodsy (but no cedar or pine or anything readily identifiable), and something like maybe a brown musk... and something that might be hay-ish. i could certainly envision a Viking smelling like this. a Viking fond of his soap. or maybe even the favourite soap of a Viking smelling like this. (did you know you can still buy the soap that George Washington used? And JFK for that matter. they didn't use the same soap, but the same company. That company - Caswell Massey sells a 3-bar box of those two, plus the one Eisenhower liked. i never much cared for Eisenhower's favourite, but George and JFK woulda been some fine-smellin' dudes. 'splains a lot about JFK in hindsight, i guess.) sadly after a couple of hours this turns into something that reminds me of Ivanushka. it goes very pickle-y.
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    Deadly Nightshade Honey Bonbon

    i held on to this bottle for ages, because it smells so nice in the bottle but just never worked on my skin. now that this bottle is going on to a better home, i figured i should share the notes i had in the box with it. something about this reminds me of a cologne my Daddy wore at some point. it doesn't really smell like chocolate, and it also doesn't really remind me at all of regular Deadly Nightshade Honey. this is kinda like a sweet cigar - unlit. but on my weird skin, the Lab's honey note dominates everything... and i can't stand it. i love honey, but apparently only east coast honey and not west coast honey. boo.