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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

    Snake Eyes Gleaming in Spring’s First Twilight

    This is cuddly lavender snake on me. The oude gives it a dark, lush depth. I get a bit of oakmoss slinking in, but not the geranium or violet leaf. As a big fan of SO, I have quite a few of its variations. This is one of my favorites.
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    Zombie Green Hair Gloss

    This is such an unusual beauty. I don't get zombies or swamps at all, but a cooling, seductive freshness from the chypre and lots of one of my favorite BPAL notes- dandelion! Can't remove my nose from my braid!!
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    Le Coucher de la Mariee Hair Gloss

    Hmmm. I keep trying this one, because it sounded like a win-win, but like Milo, not sure what the fuss is about. I would say it is "pretty" and the chypre plays nicely with the vanilla. Probably my lack of enthusiasm is because I already have a vanilla HG I am ultra-gaga about- Antique Lace - and everything pales in comparison. That being said, if you need a lovely, versitile vanilla, go for it! It is like Antique Lace Lite. Nothing to kick out of bed!
  4. Minh Scent

    Alma Venus

    How did I not review this? With the wax and the neroli/tuberose, it was love at first sniff in 2015 and a year later, I had to search for a second bottle replacement and then a third partial! BPAL wax note is one of my favorite and it this perfume, it is the centerfold amongst seductive white florals with hints of honey and orange.
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    Smug Yale Alchemy Lab

    I got this based on the majority of reviews that this is soft grasses and a nonfoody vanilla. That is exactly what I am getting and love it!
  6. Minh Scent

    Elegant Vulvas

    Starts out very creamy with a salty note. (I tried it three times, and yep, there is a salty note in the beginning which quickly disappears.) The flowers soon come out. They are neither lotus not cherry to me, but something nondescript, yet still very pretty. (I know what real lotus smell like and that is not this; also, I have been around many flowering cherry trees and I do not get a scent from the. Maybe the American variety? But I accept-happily- any note interpretation.) Dry down is a creamy and gently floral, with a gorgeous honey note. I am not picking up the teak. Late dry down, I get almost a waxy quality, which pushes the scent up a few notches for me. It is indeed rightly named, as it is an elegant scent. Beautiful!
  7. Minh Scent

    Honey, Hay Absolute, and Amber

    This starts off as a beautiful wave of honey, very similar to the one in GC Honey Hair Gloss. (I am on my second bottle of that, so a fan!) I cannot pick out the hay absolute, but suspect it might be what is keeping the honey from being too sweet. There is a soft grassy shadow, but definitely not hay to my nose. Drydown is a gorgeous honeyed amber with very light nuances of green. I am delighted!
  8. 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.
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    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!
  12. Minh Scent

    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!
  13. Minh Scent

    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.
  14. 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.
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    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.