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About kscha2017

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    evil enabler
  • Birthday 03/23/1985


  • BPAL of the Day
    The Hare
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    Frostbitten Malediction, Malediction, East African Black Patchouli, Wild Woman with Unicorn, Traipsing Through the Crop Circles, "the alligator selfie was a bad idea" (bpal7wordstory:Pride), Sturgeon Moon (2017), Anesthesia, Lilith's Bubblegum and Roses, Mistletoe, King Cake, Midnight on the Midway (2015), Stormclouds Over the Midway, Ask the Nearest Hippie, Blacklight-Reactive Poster, Temple Viper, Iulia l'Artiste du Diable, Meskhenet the Vulture Maiden, Moons of Jupiter: Metis, Easter Lily SN, Smite all thy Borders with Frogges; Dead Leaves, Hemp, Mossy Soil, Frankincense & Oudh; Rendezvous at the Bath, Bess, Megaera, Fairy Wine, Queen Gertrude, Villain, The Witch's Garden, Witch's Tea Party, Ship of Hel, Black Hellebore Honey, Deadly Nightshade Honey, Yellow Jessamine Honey, Against Idleness and Mischief, Creeper Dragon, Glaucous Snow, Hurđaskellir, Zombi, Jabberwocky, Baneberry; Two, Five, and Seven; Delirium, Embalming Fluid, The Harlot's House, Hyrokkin, Frostbitten Zombi, Shattered Silence,Blood Moon Full Lunar Eclipse, MPF13 HG, Zombie Green HG; Rose Red HG; Dark Chocolate, Black Tea & Patchouli HG; Obedience to a Secret Impulse HG, Sleet HG, Sensitive Folk Musician Dragon HG, Blue Spruce and Snow-capped Pine atmo, Portal of Death!!! atmo, Peaches in the BPAL Garden atmo, Down the Rabbit Hole atmo; Fluttering Peonies BO, Spiderweb Kimono BO, A Fling in the Lagoon BO.

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    Book reviews & literary critique, product testing & reviews, business management & PR, coffee & tea, nature & cemetery photography, hiking the trails, Medieval & Renaissance history & literature, Pre-Raphaelite art, indie & foreign movies, world music, Bollywood, archaeology, anthropology, comparative religion, entheogens, mysticism, hoodoo/conjure, cryptozoology, Ren Faire, SCA, jousting, combat archery, geocaching, letterboxing, expatriate retirement, and discovering eBay users who create numerous accounts to bypass buyer restrictions ("Hi, Jen!").
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  1. kscha2017

    Peppermint & Pine

    Somewhere, I thought someone had reviewed this and mentioned how it smelled something along the lines of "not the nice kind of peppermint and pine". I didn't understand that concept. I love pine, I love peppermint. I could be happy smelling either/both all day long. But I sniffed the bottle and totally understood: this is not happy peppermint, not happy pine. This is death and desolation peppermint and pine. I get a strong, vivid vision of dry white bones sticking out of the frozen mud under a snowy pine tree in mid-January. Dark, a bit foreboding, slightly creepy. Love it. Quite strong on both scents, blending perfectly.
  2. kscha2017

    The Wellerman

    Omg, pretty sure I can't pass a breathalyzer for awhile. Took a huge whiff from the bottle and my mouth and throat were immediately full of deep, dark, strong, piratey rum. Good rum. Old rum, in oak barrels, carried across the sea. Thick enough to eat for breakfast, sweet and fortifying. Strong and bold and in your face! I want to slather this on and find my nearest Ren Faire. Or lay on the beach. Definitely want to drink this.
  3. kscha2017

    Gula Bath Oil

    Dark, rich, warm, luxuriant. Sophisticated, not sickly sticky sweet like candy. I can smell each element. Normally not much of a foodie fan, I do love vetiver and this strikes my nose as having a strong vetiver undertone, although it's not listed.
  4. kscha2017

    The Woman at the Edge of the Woods

    On me, it goes on as a light, soft, comforting scent of dry woods and vanilla, tending towards a masculine cologne. Then it flips to strong, bold, bitter and menacing. Then back to gentle, then back to bitter, repeat. Perfect. Glad I bought two bottles. This should age beautifully.
  5. kscha2017

    Please Scream Inside Your Heart

    I screamed out loud, sorry. I smell cinnamon French toast fried in butter, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, drowned in sweet sticky syrup. Could almost hear the sizzle, somehow the frying is going on right as the scent touches my skin and slowly fades. It "feels" hot, very much an experience of being right there as the treat is made. Reminds me alot of BPAL's King Cake as I seem to be picking up some almond too.
  6. kscha2017

    Vetiver, Patchouli & Apple Peel

    Light, bright, and refreshing. All three balanced perfectly, none dominates. Crisp juicy green apple. Patchouli and vetiver are gentler than anticipated. However, it fades fast and completely on me with nary a tell it was ever there. Probably will use it in my locket. Oddly enough, I would love this scent as a deodorant. 🤷🏽‍♀️
  7. kscha2017

    Beeswax, Lavender & Acacia Honey

    My new favorite, flat-out orgasmic. Thick, rich, bold, not-too-sweet, sun-warmed, overpowering honey (just the way I like it) and cool, sharp lavender. The beeswax is a light background note, holding it together. Bought 2 bottles so far, likely to get another. Can't praise it enough.
  8. kscha2017

    Lavender, Sea Salt & Rain

    Just like it says: lavender, sea salt, and rain. Image of standing on the shore as wind blows salt spray in my face, a gentle mist of rain falls, and I'm holding a large bunch of fresh-cut lavender. A hint of melancholy, echoes of lost love or tragedy. Reminds me also of BPTP Sleet Hair Gloss, there's slushy, winter on the verge of spring coolness about it. Love it enough to order another bottle.
  9. kscha2017

    Wild Rose & Cherry

    Reminds me of our yard in spring as a kid. We had a cherry tree that burst into white flowers and scattered petals all around. This smells like the memory of that scene. Cool, wet with dew, real red cherries and a lovely natural red rose, not overpowering on either. Maybe a hint of green grass.
  10. kscha2017

    Wild Cherry Chypre and Smoky Patchouli Hair Gloss

    Wow, my nose says expensive handmade black licorice and cherry licorice had a baby. Nice depth, rich. I'm not usually a big fan of cherry but I love patchouli. Glad I went ahead and ordered.
  11. kscha2017

    Cacao & Black Moss

    This called to me. Normally, while I like to eat chocolate, the chocolate scents don't usually become keepers. This one is a keeper, and I'm ordering another. It's reminiscent of a forest, dark, deep, old, fragrant with black earth. Yes, I smell chocolate; yes, I smell moss. Together, a forest. Images of the forest in the movie Legend when the bear passes by.
  12. kscha2017

    'Tis Not Madness

    Sweet, rich, deep, and bright. So lovely and as I am a fan of each element separately, so perfect.
  13. kscha2017

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

    Very strong on incense when wet. Almost had to wash it off. One tiny drop goes a long way. After several minutes, I am getting the stone and lavender smoke. I think the (very faint) beeswax is blending in with the lavender smoke.
  14. kscha2017

    Overlooking the Garden

    This is beautiful. I got a decant but need a bottle. On me, it smells like daffodils and apple blossoms, and sunshine on raindrops. Very spring/summer, youthful, hopeful, positive.
  15. kscha2017

    The Mummies of Mexico City

    In the bottle, and wet on skin: no scent Dry, a couple min later: faint copal A few min later: nothing A few min later: faint dessicated earth and/or dusty stone A few min later: faint dust and gold with a hint of copal It's extremely faint, almost non-existent, on me which is surprising since incense is usually overwhelming. This smells "quiet" and "underground" which I suppose means it captures the essence of the scene perfectly, while being, perhaps oddly, warm and comforting.