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About merveilleuse

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  • Birthday 09/21/1984


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    scents with lavender, clove, vanilla, lily of the valley, rose, mint, dirt, grass, and lilac! not all at once, though.


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    How to make a paypal order.

    haven't done this in awhile... i sent money through paypal but didn't get a paypal confirmation. reason to worry? the transaction shows up in my paypal account.
  2. some additional information about merveilleuse! i loooove leggings and tights. i am usually a size Small in these types of things. solid, fishnet, colored... i love 'em all! i adore scarves (it's cold in MN, yo!) i love any sort of lip balm or gloss. i love crunching leaves on the sidewalk in autumn. i love apple orchards. i love being cozy, and smelling woodsmoke, and sitting by a fire. i love anything ginger flavored or scented. i love citrus, especially lemon and lime! Do you believe we control our destiny, or does our destiny control us? toughie. i certainly think there is some choice involved, but i am also fairly certain that things happen a certain way for a reason. What was your favouritest job ever, and why? sappy, but perhaps it would be my ushering job. super easy, and i met my boyfriend there. we were just young scampering ushers at the time. me in high school, him in college. sigh! Are you interested in things like home remedies for ailments, cleaning solutions, etc.? yeah! Any cooks? Could you use anything cooking related? Aprons? Cookbooks? Measuring Cups? Recipes? Herb/Spice containers? Fancy Spices? Dish Towels? Cocktail napkins? Amazing Beaded Pot Holders? (like from our very own Pottersville! ) Something else? yes to cook books, recipes, apron, spices, and dish towels! i'm just getting into cooking real food, and it's fun. i love aprons and pretty towels. What are your phobias? i am not a fan of spiders and centipedes. and... public speaking! fear.gif What is your favourite flower (or plant)? i adore lilacs, roses, chamomile... and many more. i wish i had a big backyard and space for a garden! What is your favorite color? i love olive green, pale yellow... Describe your ideal picnic lunch. Where would you go? Who (if anyone, and yes there can be multiple people) would accompany you? What sort of food would you take? And, of course, if a picnic lunch sounds like a horrible idea, feel free to say so! i love picnics. i'd bring a beverage like champagne or a good beer, or lambic! and get sandwiches from this deli that i like. and maybe some chocolate cake, and iced tea. the bf and i have a history of picnics, so i'd probably bring him along. Are roasted pumpkin seeds and home made chex mix the best fall snack foods, or what? yeah! Whats your favorite pie, my dear SW's? i'm not a big pie person, but pumpkin sure is tasty. Do you like socks? Blankets? Wrist warmers? Arm warmers? Headband? Shawl? Or what kind of knitted thing would you love the most? oooh! socks, blankets, yes!!! and scarves and hats, too! How do you feel about ghost stories? Do you like to tell the old tales around a campfire? Read true accounts on the web way past your bedtime? Do you like to pick up a good anthology of Poe stories on a blustery day? Or is all that too scary for you? oh man, i love ghost stories! Nother question! Coffee or Tea? TEA! Interested in locally produced products? Food, skincare or both?Olive oil? Lavender oils or soaps? yes yes yes! Did you order anything from the most recent update? no... but the forum only scents sure look good!
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    i adore O. i've had the same bottle for at least four years, but have never worn it regularly. embarrassingly, i recall possibly having diluted it back in the day, when i didn't want to be super scented. in any case, what i have left in the bottle is gorgeous. thick honey and vanilla. a real skin scent but better (and my boyfriend actually likes it, which is fab coming from a guy who gets headaches immediately upon sniffing certain strong scents!) i want to buy a brand new bottle, to compare, but i'm trying to save money. so i'll try to wait until i use this one up. it's still plenty strong.
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    i like this! the jasmine is most prominent. it's bright and girly. i will likely use up my 1/2 decant.
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    very bright, very sweet, perfume-y. this is a clean, floral scent. i don't detect any honey. this is very pretty, but a little strong. i like it, though, and would apply lightly.
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    this is very pretty. light, bright, a bit of coconut. i'm not sure it's entirely "me", but it's very pretty nonetheless.
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    This is really, really pretty. My GC comparison is Snake Oil (one of my favorites). this is creamy, powdery, amber-y and just... really good. mm.
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    BPAL wishlist

    wanted! imps are perfect, as many of these i've not tried. i would LOVE more TKO (had a decant and made it into an amazing room spray!) i have VERY aged bottles of snake oil and o, and would be really curious to try out fresh blends of these. looove snake oil! the forum-only lilith scents sound really fabulous! bold = would really like to try aizen-myoo amsterdam baobhan sith bengal cancer detox envy F5 florence grr lilith victoria london lustration meditation moxie mr. nancy muse old scratch oof pele rome rose moon safari schrodinger's cat shub-niggurath skuld TKO quietude villain water of notre dame any of the somnium blends... sleep is good!
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    wishlisty stuff (non-bpal)

    a list of things i would be so happy to try! stash tea flavors: green yerba mate chai white fusion green & white christmas morning sweet cinnamon double spice chai or anything else! (really, truly. all tea is good tea for me ) teavana flavors: mate lemon blast earl grey creme white ayurvedic chai lavender dreams white tea (really freakin' expensive, so this is just an idea. i love lavender!) rooibos chai (or any of teavana's other flavors! they all sound amazing!) TEA IS GOOD. (and obviously tea not on these lists is much appreciated as well!!) villainess birth rite stuff any of the Burn candles! or really, anything! i have always loved gingersnapped, the soap and smooch. other e-tailers i love: possets! i also LOVE haunt on etsy (re-opening on 9.28 ) etsy (LOOOOVE ETSY) etsy wishlist! I also loooove body and face scrubs, particularly sugar. I love feeling squeaky and scrubby clean! I love most anything that smells of lavender, mint, vanilla, lilac, ginger, rosemary-mint. I love herbal stuff. I love anything that will put me to sleep. also, I just started taking baths again, so any bath type stuff is much appreciated. woo!
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    Love in the Asylum

    ah, at first, sweet sweet roses and flowers, tangy, but after awhile, this smells WONDERFUL on me, smoky, spicy yet creamy, tobacco-y, warm, autumnal and christmas-y, just delicious. it's comforting yet makes me want to get close to people so they can smell me. I am so lucky to have been able to try this!!!!!
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    Baobhan Sith

    I like this one. it's light, but beautiful - I suppose maybe it's the apple blossom, but to me is just smells like flowers. a lovely spring garden with lots of white blooms. it smells REAL, too, unlike other flowery perfumes. it puts me in a nice, spring-y mood.
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    Patron of the Aztec pantheon, he is the personification of light within darkness, warmth in the cold, and life in, and after, death. He is a creative and destructive God of Fire and Light, and is appeased only by sacrifice, trial, and the slaughter of his people's enemies. Copal, plumeria and sweet orange and the smoke of South American incense and crushed jungle blooms. this one is verrry hard to describe. it is beautiful, kind of adult-ish smelling, and after awhile it morphs into something creamier and reminiscent of snake oil [both this and morocco become snake oil-ish on me]. I really find it nice - like I could wear it anywhere and it would be appropriate. I can't think of even one word to describe it! I can't smell specific notes ... it's just delish. [thank you friendthegirl and minilux!]
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    Sudha Segara

    this, to me, is definitely not milky, but it is a bit creamy, if that makes sense. it is light, a bit spicy from the ginger, and lemony all over. it fades quickly on me. people who've smelled if on me relate it to some kind of cleaner, which stopped me from frequently wearing it. I think I'll try it tomorrow morning as it seems like a wake-up kind of scent. it's lovely.
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    Pronouncing "BPAL" and scent names!

    i also thought it was 'sah-hane'. my religion professor recently pronounced it 'salmon', though. it sounds different in my head than when i say it aloud, you know?
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    Snake Oil

    to me, this is more comforting than sexy [though it is sexy in its own way .. more sensual rather than outwardly sexy]. it smells best when it's gotten onto my clothes and i can smell it the next day and the next [as in wearing the same shirt to bed every night]. it's my favorite and i keep coming back to it [though i've never gotten a real compliment on it]. elizabeth