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Amber Tears

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    Amber, myrrh, frankincense, other sweet resins. Honey, peach, jasmine, magnolia, gardenia, milk, cream and beeswax. My top favorite note is all types of wines.Favorite BPALs: Anubis, Peach VIII, Chimera, The Flowers Cleave Apart and Perversion.

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  1. Amber Tears

    Honey Hard Candy

    A sugary, potent, floral honey. Nothing surprising here. It quickly devolves into a sugary, floral base but I still personally love it (though I am extremely biased towards honey/floral scents). If you love sweet floral blends, this is a must-try.
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    Adventuresome Encounters

    On my skin, at least, the yam plays beautifully with the other notes. It's not unlike taking a whiff of a sweet yam casserole, albeit the subtle notes of oakmoss and amber make it perfume-y. If you want a more subtle gourmet scent, I'd reccomend trying this out.
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    Cacao-Dusted Rose Petals

    To me, the cocoa was only a whisper at long throw, sniffing my wrist I only get a slightly sharp rose. This is a delightful perfume but I didn't get strong enough chocolate. If you're shy about chocolate notes, I'd recommend but I will pass for a full bottle.
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    Cheerful Oxen

    My skin works very well with honey, so perhaps it will work different with other types of skin chemistry. However, this is a very "fuzzy and cuddly" scent, very ideal after a long steamy shower before bed. The patchouli is tame, only serving to be a slightly earthy base to the other notes. The hay is subtle but is grassy. The honey and oud rounds up all the other notes into a warm and comforting scent. I do not get any menthol. I will be buying a full bottle.
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    Rendezvous With Her Lover Behind the Rice Straws

    My, oh my 😍 this worked beautifully with my skin chemistry. Both the wet and the dry-down was similar for me: a milky, sugary musk that begged for someone to come close enough to smell (a short throw). The musk is beautifully skin-milky, ever so slightly grassy and almost suggests vanilla in its' warmth but it is not vanilla. Nor is it syrupy or over-the-top. A beautiful close-to-skin fragrance. I have an imp ear but I will buy 2 full bottles: one for regular use, will cook up a batch of lotion base and dump the 2nd bottle into, because it's such a homey smell I want to roll in. I'm in love 💘
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    Honey and Beeswax scents

    If you don't mind a little apricot and a little elemi, Pandy is a very honey-rich scent. Note the description says honeycomb instead of honey, for me a honeycomb note is more realistic. Some reviews say it's like sniffing out of honey jars. But, and this depends on skin chemistry, the apricot may make it a little "lollipop-y". For me, it's a delicious orange blossom honey perfume. Its GC but unimpable. http://www.bpal.org/topic/78250-pandy/
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    Warrior Unicorn Florals

    Maybe try Hell's Belle?: Oleander with wet, sweet mandarin, lush magnolia, a rush of deep musk and a touch of spice. The magnolia in Hell's Belle is feminine, but never juvenile. It's one of my favorite florals. The musk just blends in so well. While it might not be as directly kickass as Lady Savage, it is definitely the scent of an alluring siren waiting for her next victim. A little less courageous then you might want, but: Lily, The Prostitute: Heady blossoms of jasmine, white gardenia, and magnolia sharpened by neroli, given a voluptuous depth by red patchouli, oakmoss, and cedar. Molly, Reaper of Justice: White lime with lily of the valley, oudh, Himalayan cedar, nagarmotha, and tobacco for the sheen of raven feathers, and saffron, white honey, and amber for her fierceness, strength, and courage. I haven't tried it, it's new. I'm actually really curious to see how the lime interacts with the Lily of the Valley. Marquise de Merteuil?: Stately, bold, aristocratic and cruel. Opulent galbanum and amber, glistening peach, and a bouquet of French florals, with a merciless undertone of jonquil and heartless vetiver. I was about to recommend Josie, then I remembered you were the person who recommended it to me a while back. Edited for grammer
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    Obatala

    In the imp I get a slightly fruity yet fleshy coconut. Once it hits my skin, it opens into a rancid butter smell. Uh oh, I seriously hope my chemistry isn't rejecting the milk note. A few minutes later: Ok, false alarm. The sour butter died out and a beautiful, creamy shea note took its place. The coconut is simply gorgeous. Reminds me of the freshly cut coconuts from an island I once went to. The creamy milk and shea notes do make this suntan lotion-esque. But that's not really a bad thing, either. Obatala is more genuine, if that makes any sense. This blend makes for a gentle yet persisting aura of coconutty deliciousness. Basically a luxurious, milky shea pureed with coconut. I really don't get a distinct aquatic note from this blend. Perhaps it just makes Obatala refreshing. Love, love, love! Obatala is perfect since summers around the corner Edited to cut out unnecessary riff-raff
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    Looking for a BPAL that Resembles a Favorite Perfume

    Just wanted to add, I found a BPAL very similar to Ralph Lauren: Romance. Seraphim: calla lily, wisteria, white sandalwood, Damascus rose and frankincense. I was surprised, especially since it was a frimp (I swear the Lab Staff are psychic!). My sister loved it and accepted the imp.
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    The Obsidian Widow

    I'm love the Lab's red wine note, it's the perfect fruit scent for me. It's dark, sultry, not artificial-smelling and I'm grateful that my skin chemistry loves it too. I was excited to try a scent with both wine and jasmine. In the imp, it's a fruity wine. On my skin it bloomed into a really complex wine + floral. Rose is forefront, but the jasmine is just barely there. I don't detect much sandalwood or patchouli; I'm positive the Sandalwood, Patch and Myrrh merge for an incense vibe. Not incense smoke, but like high-end, unlit incense. And all that is splashed with Pinot Noir. As first it's strongly ROSE. As time elapses the rose calms down some, but she's still very much in the spotlight. It is reminiscent of a powdery, womanly perfume. But even then, Obsidian Widow has a niche in my collection. For occasions I have to smell more 'mature' at weddings and fancy restaurants, Widow is my go to BPAL.
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    Bliss

    In the Imp and on my skin: No fancy adjectives needed. This is straight up Hershey's milk chocolate with almonds. Delicious and accurate. BUT... Gourmand is really not my thing. Womb Furie, Rigorous Love and Obatala is as close to foody I can tolerate. However, my mother adores Hershey chocolate and I decided to surprise her. I had her cover her eyes and I slathered a little on her wrist. I then told her to take a whiff and guess what it smelled like. She sniffed, she squee'd and licked her wrist before I could stop her. Well, she likes it.
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    Bog water etc.

    This month's lunacy seems pretty appropriate for the 'bog water' criteria: PALUS NEBULARUM: The Marsh of Frogs: weedy green musk, three boggy mosses, water lettuce, and water hyacinth against a backdrop of glittering moon rocks.
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    Against Idleness and Mischief

    This blend was one I anticipated the most in my order. I was hoping the chamomile would be stronger, I love the smell of dried chamomile flowers (though in their defense, I've tried chamomile essential oil and it smells NOTHING like chamomile flowers. So maybe it's a difficult note to deal with). However, the honey note is the same one that's in Pandy! Against Idleness and Mischief is basically Pandy minus the lollipop-ness, to my nose. Pollen loaded honey creamed with a little vanilla (tonka). It stays rather close to your skin, but IMO that's preferred for such a sweet blend. Not cloying and is a refeshing summer scent. Edited to add: I finally detected the hyssop. It's a bright, green note that prevents the blend from being tooth-achingly sweet. Against Idleness and mischief is great for scenting hair! For best results I braid my hair and run the imp's wand down the braid. 2-3 swipes provides all-day sillage. Bottle worthy!
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    Scents that help you study

    There's iole A serious, studious scent: fig, night-blooming jasmine, red sandalwood, bourbon vanilla, oak bark, leather accord, and black amber. Of course, I'm sure you already tried Miskatonic University: The scent of Irish coffee, dusty tomes and polished oakwood halls. For me, I like to study with Mage: All mystique and thrumming power: gurjum balsam, Sumatran dragon's blood resin, olibanum, galangal, oleo gum resin, and frankincense. <- I'm biased towards mage, because I'm a huge Skyrim fan and this is what I imagine the Archmage's Quarters smelling like. Rosemary and Lavender are known to boost mental clarity, Arcana: Frankincense, rosemary, lavender, neroli, and verbena. So does citrus scents, Embalming Fluid: A light, pure scent: white musk, green tea, aloe and lemon. There's a whole lot of lemon, orange, and lime scents. Mint is also a fog-clearing fragrance, Juke Joint: Kentucky Bourbon, sugar and a sprig of mint. <- not roadhouse boozy, don't let the bourbon scare you A perfect studying scent is what you associate studying with. whether it's an alchemist's laboratory or dusty library books. Find what you associate success with
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    BPTP & BPAL Layering Combos!

    Lithe and Lascivious Regret bath oil + Lady Mcbeth (or Flowers Cleave Apart if you like Jasmine) <- I layer those if I want to smell like a bucket of berries.
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