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    Three Witches

    Resurrected Three Witches: Wet: Wow...I didn't like this at all. Smelled like a weird pipe tobacco. Dry: CLOVE with a touch of cinammon and an itty bitty bit of pepper. This is the first BPAL with clove where I can actually smell the clove! Very nice...I like this alot.
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    Milk Moon 2005

    Add me to the folks who get the rancid milk smell. Eventually, the sour smell goes away but it took about 5 hours. Then it mostly honey. At the end, it smelled like a creamy version of "O". No mint, no coconut. I may try it again but I don't think I can take the sour milk smell stage. Stupid skin.
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    First on and in the imp: dark and herbal smelling, sharp On: As someone already said, this what I hoped Intrigue would be. The sharp herbalness fades and the dark fig scent comes forward. There is a slight fruitiness but it's more spicy than fruity. Conclusion: I really really like this. Dark, figgy and sexy.
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    Alice: Initially, this smelled almost exactly like Dana O'Shee to me...mostly milk and honey. But then the floral components makes an appearance. I can see why this is so popular. This is a beautiful creamy, slightly sweet floral.
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    Graveyard Dirt

    Graveyard Dirt: In the bottle and wet: Yep...that is exactly how dirt smells!! Luckily I do not get the scent of peat moss (usually a gag inducing smell for me). Drydown: The dirt smell fades and I get 100% cedar. Not sure how I feel about this one. Cedar isn't a real favorite of mine and it dissappears pretty quickly. I'll have to try it again.
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    This is really lovely. This is amber but a dry soft amber that is very different from the wet heavy amber i get from Haunted or Golden Priapus. I can smell a bit of the floral and a little bit of a powderiness (which isn't a bad thing for me). I like this a lot.
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    Brimstone: Wet: This is a very strong acrid scent. Very sharp. Strangely enough, it's not unpleasant at all. Sulfurous but without the rotten egg smell. Dry: The acridness dies down but it's still very present. I don't get any smoke from this. Ash and burnt earth. As it dries, there is a sweetness that comes through. This is one of the BPAL's that evokes a very clear image for me. Volcanoes...molten lava that hardens as it cools and charred earth. I really like this.
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    Titania: Wet: light fruity scent. I can definitely smell pear and grape. Dry: Very light fruity scent This is a very pretty, delicate scent but fades very quickly on me. After only an hour, it's gone.
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    Intrigue: I was expecting to love this; chocolate and fig?? Sounds wonderful. On me, no chocolate, no fig, no smoky, no sandalwood. Just fruity. My father used to love to eat dried figs and I think that is what I was expecting this to smell like (dark, rich and chewy). Fresh figs probably smell fruity which is what Intrigue smells like on me. Oh well.
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    Anne Bonny

    Anne Bonny: Overall this is a soft, sweet spicy scent. Unfortunately for me, the patchouli just takes over on my skin and I don't care for patchouli.
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    June Gloom 2004

    June Gloom: Wet: Very lemony....very much like lemonheads candy and it has a lot of throw (and I mean a lot!!!) Dry: The lemon scent almost completely dissappears and I'm left with a lovely soft floral There is a "watery" component in there too. I have to say, I love this!
  12. "Haunted" is mostly amber but it has a wee bit of musk. It also is a pretty soft scent (not real strong).
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    Golden Priapus

    Golden Priapus: At first, the pine is quite prominent giving this a masculine feel. After a few hours, the pine moves to the background and the amber/vanilla takes over. I am not overly fond of the pine but the amber/vanilla is gorgeous. Love this!
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    Snow White

    Snow white is absolutely lovely. I've had to wear it a few times before I figured out what it reminded me of. Pastel pillow mints! Those mints that sometimes resturaunts have sitting in a bowl as you walk out the door or are sometimes served at weddings: they are creamy and minty and melt in your mouth. Snow White smells like those mints taste. Of all the BPAL I've tried, this is definitely in the top five.
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    Gluttony: Wow! On me, a caramel, hazelnut scent is what wafts. If I sniff my wrists, I get the coffee and just a wee bit of the chocolate. I didn't find that it was too sweet or cloying. I really like this.
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    Recs for those who can't do sweet perfumes?

    Tintagel has a fruity spicy feel to it.
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    Zephyr: When I first put this on I smelled mostly lemon, so I wasn't too thrilled. I am not a big fan of citrus scents. After a few hours, the lemon has dissappeared and I am left with an absolutely lovely light musk and sandalwood scent. This is really wonderful. It's soft and warm but not too sweet and not heavy. I am going to be getting a bottle of this!
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    Sacred Whore of Babylon

    And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth. An ancient formula that inspires unrepentant decadence, lechery and debauch. First, I get a very strong sharp green scent. I almost washed it off but decided to wait it out a bit. After a few hours, I can just barely detect the sweet spiciness that everyone else has mentioned, but it's dominated by the sharp green scent. Alas, this whore is not for me.
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    On me the spice is most predominant. But then I get bits of apple and then bits of pumpkin (but it's not foody or sweet). But then there is also that feeling of a crisp fall day and dried leaves. This is really, really lovely. One of my favorites!
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    Black Cat

    Wow! I generally don't like florals but this is such a pretty soft scent. At first there is a definite herbal, green component. Then it dries to a very delicate soft rose scent. I am not getting any mint. Very soft, very feminine. This would be good for days when I want to feel "pretty" as opposed to "sexy." This is definitely a keeper!
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    I really like this one! Wet: very cherry Dry: The cinnamon really kicks in and it really reminds me of how those cinnimon hard candies taste like! And I think the pepper and clove add a little darkness!
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    Tintagel: Wet: Very fruity.. the dragon's blood is very dominant Later: The spice (cinnamon) and leather come out to play. It really reminds me of potpourri and christmas. This is really very nice. I generally don't care for fruity scents but the spice/leather really mellows it out.
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    Wet: reminds me of almond Biscotti! Dry: the almond dissappears and it smells like orange candy (not a fresh orange) Later: the orange gets less candy-like and a slight spiciness comes into play. Nice!
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    Black Pearl

    Black Pearl Wet: coconut with a fruity component On: within 20 minutes, this completely disappears I actually reapplied because I thought I just did put enough on. But no, same thing. This is the first BPAL I've tried that did that. ETA: I decided I had to give Black Pearl another try in case my skin chemistry was wonky the day I initially tried it. Well, apparently that was the case, because I put some on last night before bed and could still smell this morning. Woohoo! It is a very soft coconutty scent with a light fruity component. Lovely.
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    Jack II Oh. My. God. This is fabulous! Buttery caramel popcorn at first and then it dries down to a creamy, buttery pumpkin that is just divine! This is the first BPAL that my boyfriend said "I like that!" (I usually get "that's nice)