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Minh Scent

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About Minh Scent

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  • BPAL of the Day
    Antikythera Mechanism
  • Favorite Scents
    Woody (especially sandalwood, teak, cedar and palo santo), tobacco, candle wax, resins (especially frankinsence), rose, sage, geranium & rose geranium, tonka bean, coffee, balsam, patchouli, vetiver, vanilla, osmanthus and shea. Also welcome musk, jasmine, gardenia,neroli, labdanum, tuberose, orange, lavender, rosemary, honey, chocolate and coconut in certain proportions. Do not have a death scent. Adore BPAL and have not meet one I don't like, but present top three: The Antikythera Mechanism, Samhain 2014, In Templum Dei. Also love The Maj and Blackbird (House of Matriarch) and NAVA, Solstice, Arcana, Alkhemia and Possets...and some days just need a dose of Lush's Karma for old times sake.

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    Poetry, music, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, spirituality, teaching, animals, scents and their magic, perfumery, gardening, stars, food, wine, olive oil, massage, reading, Chinese and Indian films, scrabble, human beings, colors, art, biking, language, travel, cultures...and etc.
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  1. Minh Scent

    Ubi Bene, Ibi Patria

    I adore Meditation Buddies, and since this has similar notes (and I bravely resisted a backup of MB), I had to try this. The two scents are in the same scent family, but where MB is more ethereal, Ubi Beni, Ibi Patria has a bit more substance form the sweet vanilla vibe of the cookies. It is not overly sweet .Funnily enough, although MB seems more "delicate" as I death matched the two twice this wee, MB actually lasts longer. The Florida Water and light rose notes are so lovely!
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    This is mostly lovely, powdery orris and violet on me, with just a trace of frank. Since I love all three of those notes, this is a win-win for me. Delicate and classy.
  3. Minh Scent

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

    This might be my favorite of the collection. This is one of those "whoa!" perfumes for me in that it smells so atmospheric...having been in the Cathedral, this is what it smells like- incense, candles and stone. The lavender confuses me a bit at first. On my skin, this is the first note that comes forward, but then, yes, it does become a more incense, smokey lavender, and then the other notes come out as well. Beautiful!
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    Zonked in Paris

    This is a beautiful and realistic coffee on me, with a strong vanilla background. Certainly one of the more lip-smacking coffee perfumes I have met. It only lasts about 30 minutes on my skin, but reapplying is never an issue!
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    Fire Hair Gloss

    On application to my hair, the scent starts with a lovely blast of tobacco, cinnamon and a bit of ginger. which transforms into a beautiful red musk. The first day I wore this, I got ALL musk- classic beautiful BPAL red musk. Two days later, the tobacco has really come out, although it is still predominantly a musk scent.. This is gorgeous and long lasting! If these notes are your jam, I highly recommend it!
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    Candy Canes, Powdered Sugar, Snickerdoodles, and Vanilla Cream

    The peppermint helps this from being too sweet. Like others said, there is an initial blast of mint and then it settles. I get too much baked goods at first, but it calms down to a more enjoyable vanilla. Interestingly, the mint peeks in again, making it altogether very pleasant.
  7. Minh Scent

    The Mysterious Rappings Polka

    This is one if the more unusual scents I have enjoyed from BPAL. (Unusual wearable, not unusual Gore Shockesque!) I am not used to so many things going on at once. The only thing that bars complete enjoyment for me is that the toffee is a little too sweet. This is something you want to wear home when you can keep your nose to your wrist and enjoy the morphing.
  8. Minh Scent

    Frostbitten Blood Kiss

    Blood Kiss with Snow White is a brilliant idea! The sexiness of cheeries, vanilla and vetiver with the prettiness of a snowy dusting. Actually it is almost a blizzard, the Snow White quite strong.
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    Pine Smoke Hair Gloss

    If you are a fan of evergreen forest and incense, here's your HG! The pine and resins are a harmonious combination and pleasantly on the stronger side. I don't pick up any smokey vibe. Lovely!
  10. Minh Scent

    Cathedral Incense Atmosphere Spray

    Interesting, this one. I was expecting an incense-heavy perfume, but it is quite light in the resins, with more focus on waxy candles to my nose. Very pretty scent.
  11. Minh Scent

    Peacock Queen Hair Gloss

    I was expecting a more "in your face" rose, but it is not at all. However, this makes it, as Doomsday mentioned, very work appropriate. Pretty, elegant rose I am happy to have in my "arsenal".
  12. Minh Scent

    Yule Incense and Black Fig Hair Gloss

    This is beautiful!!! As the previous reviewers stated, it is so Christmas like without being fake-candle-esque. The bayberry is just a beautiful combination with the figs and resins. Perhaps my favorite of the collection.
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    Ginger Cardamom Hair Gloss

    This is such a fresh, ginger note...smells just like you are grating it in your kitchen. But it is not sweet-foody at all, just lovely fresh ginger, spiked with cardamom. The cardamom is the first note to dissipate and the ginger stays around for a bit more, but not as long as I would like. Very natural.
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    The Black Snowman

    Hmmm, my experience is a bit different than those above, although perhaps a bit closer to Donkehpoo's description of "dark floral with a touch of tobacco and wood". I get nothing weird, vegetable or soggy wet wool. My impression: It starts out as a very earthy wet magnolia, but as it dries the oude (very light) and tobacco start stepping up. The floral has a tad of sweetness in it as it dries down. The further it goes into drydown, the more the tobacco comes through. Final drydown is a very sexy, deep, perfumey floral.
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    Shadow Lace

    This is beautiful! The standout note is the rich plum. The other notes all there, but making a complex background for the plum. It is dark, perfumey and has a complex drydown.