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  1. maijasu

    Stimulating Sassafras Strengthener

    I ordered an imp of this mostly because I was curious about all the hype. I didn't expect much though, as root beer is not one of my favorite things and I certainly don't want to go around smelling like I spilled some all over myself. But...this is AMAZING! I do smell a slight resemblance to root beer, but this is much more complex. The vanilla is not plasticky at all, and there is also something deep and resinous about the scent. This is the first BPAL I've tried in a long time where I just couldn't stop sniffing my wrists. So yeah, I think I'll be getting a bottle.
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    I'm a ginger fan, and I War. On me, there is no bitterness at all, and it's not even that dry. It's sweet but not foody (I turn to Shub for my foody ginger needs). I sometimes can't wear patchouli, but it doesn't turn dirty in this blend; instead, it melds with the musks and ginger into something very smooth. I wouldn't call it particularly fiery. Now, bear in mind that I'm pregnant, so my nose and hormones are a little off from normal. Still, if you like ginger, this is definitely a blend worth trying.
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    This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever smelled, and I've tried a whole lot of BPALs. It's spicy carnations with honey and cream. One tiny drop on one wrist was enough to make gorgeous wafts of scent throughout my car this morning. I am so glad to have snagged a bottle of this right before it went away.
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    Squirting Cucumber

    Mmm, fresh cucumber and green grass! This is so fresh and crisp, perfect for summer! It doesn't last too long, and it's very light, but I'm still a huge fan. Very glad to have a bottle of this one!
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    The Knave of Hearts

    This is foody deliciousness, morphing into soapy rose. I should just stop trying anything with roses in it. Swap.
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    This is the perfect summer scent! It's fruity, with non-soapy florals and very clean-smelling musk. I adore it, and I'm so glad it's in the GC so I can tame my hoarding instincts. Otherwise, I'd need several backups.
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    Bien Loin D'Ici

    I'm getting mostly herbs and musk from this, and very little honey or caramel. It's ok but not what I was expecting, and I'm not sure I'll be keeping it around.
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    Ohh, I love this!!! I smell the flowers and the fruits and the sweet honeyed cakes, and they combine to make something deliciously happy, bright and springlike. This is just gorgeous, and I can see myself wearing it whenever I want to cheer up. A huge winner!
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    Pink Moon 2007

    I really wanted to like this--I even ordered two bottles of it! And the bottle art--so adorable! And I love carnations. How could this possibly go wrong? And yet, go wrong it does. Something about it smells almost sour on me. Very weird. I definitely preferred the last incarnation of Pink Moon, and I'm glad I have a bottle of that one. The '07 version will need to find a new home. Note: Faith and Hope both smelled gross on me too, so maybe there's just something about sugared florals? Anyway, I know lots of people who don't have such wonky skin chemistry will love this.
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    Aries 2007

    On me, this morphs from black pepper to SN dragon's blood, with no other notes to be found. It doesn't smell bad, but I'm not particularly fond of it, either.
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    The Dodo

    Umm, where are the fruit and spice? On my skin, this is very woodsy, with maybe a hint of musk. I actually like cassia, but I'm not getting any here. Something about this just doesn't smell right on me. Swap!
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    Queen Alice

    At first, nauseating sweet wine. Luckily, it dries down to something much nicer, a blend of foody and creamy and floral with a hint of apple. Still, the wine just doesn't agree with me.
  13. I'm another one who can't wear the Misk U oil--the "dusty tomes" just don't work as a perfume for me. But this soap is all sweet coffee, and so lovely and moisturizing. It didn't leave much scent behind, but that's just fine with me. I'd definitely buy it again, and I'll probably try some other scents too!
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    Lady MacBeth

    This is very sweet wine and berries on me. It's surprisingly cheerful for a something based on Lady Macbeth. Very nice.
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    This is a very pretty, fresh apricot scent. I smell the musk and orange blossom in the background, and they mingle very well. The overall effect is sweet and feminine. I do like this a lot, although I may not need a bottle since I already have Fae and Aglaea.