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  1. sweetrose

    Trying to branch out!

    So far, the #1 scent that smells heavenly on me is Rumpelstilzchen. The only two that have really been terrible on me are Dragon's Bone and Catherine, which I got as frimps. They were soo bad on me. Most of what I've tried are fine on me- just not awesome. I've tried Ranger (pretty much just patchouli and juniper on me), Elf (delightful- then gets soapy), Yorick (surprising works pretty well), Dragon's Milk (only smells like dragon's blood), Miskatonic University (holy coffee, Batman!), Coyote (it's pure amber on me), and a handful of Weenies and others. Like I said, most of them are fine but not great... I guess I'm still trying to find my BPAL niche. I'll definitely look into these, thanks! Jazz Funeral sounds especially amazing!
  2. sweetrose

    Trying to branch out!

    Hi! So I've been doing some research on the fragrances that I tend to like best, and I've noticed a trend... These notes seem to show up a lot: Patchouli Musk Rose Geranium Jasmine Vanilla Orchid Pink pepper Vetiver Amber Orange I can easily go through the forum and the BPAL website and find lots of great scents that have these notes, but I don't want to get stuck just endlessly buying the same types of scents (cause I could totally see myself doing that- pretty much all of my non-BPALs have orange top notes, floral middle notes, and patchouli or musk base notes). Based on the notes that I know work well on me, what other notes or oils do y'all think I should look into? Basically, I'm trying to learn about what other notes work for me, but I don't know where to start. I've tried just buying imps of oils that sound cool, and it hasn't really worked out. The things that appeal to me artistically or emotionally have so far not been things that work well with my skin chemistry!
  3. sweetrose

    Pumpkin I (2014)

    This is my very first review! In the bottle... Holy spices. All I smell is allspice and cardamom. It smells like opening the spice cabinet at my mom's house. That's not a bad thing. It's very dry and warm and evokes fond memories. Wet, it's still mostly cardamom and allspice, but with some ginger now too. I don't actually smell any pumpkin. There might be a drop of black tea? Or maybe I'm talking myself into thinking that. When it dries, it's all spices and ginger. No pumpkin. No tea. This is very soft and dry smelling. To me, it smells like pumpkin spice, but not the Starbucks kind. My mom makes great pumpkin pie, and she insists that the only way to do it right is to blend your own pumpkin pie spice. Like mix up your own cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, etc. instead of using store-bought pumpkin pie spice. This smells like home-blended pumpkin pie spice! So, for me, this feels more Thanksgiving-y than Halloween-y. It's nice, but I wish I got more of the notes. On me, this is pretty one-dimensional spice.
  4. sweetrose

    What BPAL would this fictional character wear?

    Anybody here a fan of Welcome to Night Vale? I feel like '51' is great Cecil scent, but not sure about Carlos. Maybe something from Steamworks.
  5. sweetrose

    Scent Recs based on your PERSONALITY!

    This looks fun! I've been hovering around the BPAL forums for quite a while (like a really long time), but just placed my first order last month. I would love some suggestions! I'm bad at talking about myself, so this is going to be a bit scattered. My personality is... Admittedly somewhat prickly. I take myself too seriously. I can be a little (or a lot) over sensitive. My sense of humor is pretty dry; usually when I make a joke, people don't get that I'm joking and kind of just stare at me. Awkward. I can be pretty moody. I'm bad at hiding my feelings. I think that's where my 'prickly' sort of reputation comes from. If I'm not in the mood to talk, I am just not in the mood to talk. I can't fake it. I'm obsessive. If I say or do something awkward, I will replay it in my head over and over and over. I don't always take kindly to sarcasm and "mean humor." In my opinion, whatever happened to just being nice? I care a lot about people, but I'm not particularly 'warm.' I'm kind of emotionally unavailable. I don't like talking about how I feel, or opening up, or being vulnerable. I need a lot of space. I'm hard on myself; I'm very understanding of others, but my standards for myself are incredibly high. I hate the way I look. I'm not necessarily shy, but I have trouble speaking up in large groups, mainly because I refuse to talk over people or force people to listen to me. Sometimes I let go of relationships too easily, because I'm not really willing to try and make people care about me. It's easier for me to talk about my flaws than my strengths, but I'll try! I go out of my way to try and be kind to people. I make a point to never say anything behind someone's back that I would be afraid to say to their face. People are sometimes impressed by my toughness; I love being with people, but I don't need people. I can manage on my own, thank you very much. Multiple professors have commented on my determination, describing me as the kind of person who just doesn't let go of goals and tasks. I give people second chances (and third, and fourth, and fifth chances). I don't have casual friends; you're either just an acquaintance or a friend for life. If you're one of my friends for life, I'll throw my heart and soul into our relationship. I'm usually the friend that cares the most and tries the hardest. I legitimately think about how my actions affect others. I can own up to my mistakes. If I screw something up, I'm not scared to admit it. I'm an okay liar, but I never lie, because if I do, it rips me up inside until I end up confessing. I think rules are made to be followed. It's like, it's okay with me if YOU don't follow the rules, but I'm following them. SOMEBODY has to follow the rules or this whole society thing breaks down. My major is wildlife biology. I do research on bats (field research, I don't hurt them or anything!). I love hiking. When I hike, I'm mainly looking for creatures and wildflowers. One of my favorite things to do is go out into the woods, take pictures of wildflowers, and look them up in my field guides and learn their names. I love seeing animals on hikes, especially snakes, frogs, or salamanders. Cool bugs are good too. I also love caving. Something about being completely surrounded by rock is very grounding for me. I love nature, but I'm not a typically outdoorsy person. My diet sucks, I'm in fairly good shape but not great shape, and I spend most of my free time watching Netflix. I love hard, hands on work, but I like to look good doing it; I'm that girl who shows up to 5 AM field work with a full face of makeup. There's nothing I'd rather be doing than either drinking wine on the couch while having a Netflix marathon with my best friend, or sitting around a campfire trading stories and drinking beer with my people. People either love me or hate me, which I get. I either love or hate me too, depending on the day.
  6. sweetrose

    Looking for a BPAL that Resembles a Favorite Perfume

    What about Le Labo? I searched this topic and found a recommendation that Haunted resembles Le Labo's Labdanum 18, but does anyone have suggestions for any of their other perfumes? The two that I've tried and loved are Rose 31 and Iris 39. Iris 39 is iris with patchouli and musk. Rose 31 is an almost masculine rose, with vetiver and cedar.