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  1. KatyC

    Petite Planchette

    Absolutely gorgeous. Sweet resins mixed with expensive wood, I totally agree that this 'glows' and it manages to be cozy and sexy at the same time. Decent wear length. I should have bought a back-up!
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    Dead Leaves, Violet Candy, and Sugar Crystals

    On first application, this was overwhelmingly dead leaves - almost headache-inducingly strong DL with no hint of sweetness or violet. After about half an hour though, the DL had totally 'burned off', leaving pure Parma Violet - exactly what I wanted! Once it gets to the violet stage is has good throw and wear length.
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    2015: Lace Phoenix

    On my skin this isn't as light and sweet as the other reviews suggest. It's a beautiful incense with the tiniest touch of sugar and a definite stone/cement/architectural note. It isn't as sweet or delicate as I expected but it's very atmospheric and quite haunting, and I will enjoy using it on moody days.
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    2004: Paper Phoenix

    I only got into BPAL this year so I didn't get to try the original Antique Lace, though I do have a smidgen of original Dorian. When AL was re-released I excitedly bought a bottle but ended up swapping it away because I was thoroughly underwhelmed - on my skin it was no different to Burberry Brit EDT. For me Paper Phoenix elevates AL to what I was expecting it to be. The Dorian tea note is strong but it blends beautifully with the vanilla of AL, and on my skin there is just a hint of pink peppercorn and lavender to add a little bit of complexity. It lasts all day on me, and has decent throw too. In short, this is perfection. It may have even knocked Hesiod's Phoenix off the top spot in my BPAL all-time favourites list!
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    Three French Hens

    When I tried this fresh from the mail it was pretty much pure vetiver and really quite unpleasant, even though I tend to enjoy vetiver a lot more than some. A few days later it's settled down a bit but the vetiver is still really strong, there's definitely more than a drop in my bottle! I get the bourbon vanilla now though as well as a hint of the redcurrant, and I actually think I quite like it - it's just completely different than what I expected! I am hoping, though, that aging will bring more vanilla out, and in the meantime I'm going to try some on my husband as I think it might work well on a man.
  6. Is there anything GC or currently available that can be compared with Hesiod's Phoenix? I searched this thread and found a couple of recommendations for things that are now DC'd themselves. Any suggestions very welcome as I'm losing hope of finding any more HP!
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    Solstice Swap Q&A

    Amazon & Etsy wishlists are in my signature. Any Weenies you missed out on? I didn't manage to get any Weenies! I'd love to try: I Heard Many Things in Hell Groan of Mortal Terror The Dead Hour of the Night The Dreadful Silence of That Old House Stealthily, Stealthily (especially) All Souls 2017 Day of Skulls October (especially) Dead Leaves, Violet Candy and Sugar Crystals (especially) Pumpkin Spice Cathedral (yes, I really should have just put an order in) Are you Amazon & Etsy Wishlists up to date? I'll update my Amazon one with books I'd like to read, in case it makes the Story category easier - there's loads but I tend to keep them in my head (until they fall out so I never end up getting them). will do this tonight (13 November). How do you feel about animated films? I tend to really like them. LOVE Studio Ghibli stuff and that whole aesthetic. I also like French animated films like Belleville Rendezvous and The Illusionist. And I'm a general fan of Disney. Does anyone need any cosmetic or larger bags? I always need bags of all sizes! If I were to knit you something like fingerless mitts, do you like short or long over the fingers? To the wrist, mid arm, or to the elbow? Thumb or a thumb hole? Frilly or not? Preferred color? I like fingerless gloves so I can still use my phone, or those ones with a mitten flap - though I expect they're difficult to knit! I like gloves that go to the wrist, no frills just as minimal as possible, though multi-colour/variegated colour is nice. Navy, purple, orange, green are my preferred colours (preferably fairly dark as my gloves always end up getting mucky for some reason!). Is there a book you've always meant to read, but never got round to it? A Tale of Two Cities, Brighton Rock, anything by Edgar Allen Poe, anything by Jack London. If you've expressed an interest in candles, do you prefer unscented or scented and if the latter, what scents? Both! For scented, I like woodsy, smoky scents and also love lavender. My favourite candle of all time is a blackcurrant and rose blend. I really like beeswax candles too. Do you like windchimes or other similar tinkley noisemakers? I really don't like wind chimes. I'm up for any noisemakers that I can control - music boxes, for example. Do you/would you like Christmas/holiday music? If so, any particular genres or styles? I do! Jazz Christmas music might be fun, or just anything unusual - I have all the usual songs already. Do you have a Goodreads? Is it useful for my stalking purposes? I don't I'm afraid, but I'm about to update my Amazon wishlist with books so hopefully that will give a feel for what I like! Are there any holiday movies or shows you would particularly love to get your hands on? I think I've got the ones I want already Would you prefer your nourishment to be literal (i.e., actual food) or representative? Either! I like the idea of representative, but I do love food, so... In terms of actual food, are you comfortable with homebaked goodies so long as potential allergens are not involved? As long as it will survive ok in the post - absolutely! Do you have favorite holiday foodstuffs? I'm a mince pie fiend. I also love Lebkuchen and anything involving cinnamon. Are you adverse to burning things as part of your sacrifice? Not at all! I like burning things So how do you feel about teas? Would you be interested in getting some for your "nourishment" part of your gift? If so, are there particular companies you love or have always wanted to try? Special varieties you like- holiday blends, or decaf or solid standards like Earl Grey or Sencha? Love tea! Bagged or loose leaf. I don't know about brands but my favourite teas are Russian Caravan and Lapsang Souchong as I love the smokiness, but I like pretty much everything. A holiday blend sounds amazing! Any tasty decafs are welcome too - I'm avoiding caffeine after midday at the moment. And what about tea accoutrements, like rock sugar, nice honey (I have a fabulous apiary that is literally 6 blocks from my house!), a special spoon? Yes please to all three! I adore honey, especially floral honeys like Lavender - it mostly goes on my toast, but it could go in tea! Or maybe coffee is more your thing? I have access to an incredible little shop that sells some of the best bean I've ever had (let me put it this way- even when I lived in Coffee Capital SEATTLE, I had bean delivered to me from this place!). If you like coffee, what kinds? (this place does AMAZING DECAF as well as the strong stuff!). And would you want your beans whole or ground (if ground, what grind do you like?) I really like coffee, though I don't know too much about it. I drink espresso from a moka pot, and I like it strong and smooth. I have a grinder, so ground or whole is fine by me! - Scented candle lovers: do you have a favorite store/brand? My favourites happen to be prohibitively expensive unfortunately - Neom, Diptyque and Molton Brown. BUT, I love trying indie brands and would love to try some new ones. Edited to add that I do like Yankee too! Especially their baby powder, the cotton one and anything cinnamon/christmassy. Favorite/Least favorite bath products (e.g. do you like scrubs, bar soap, gel)? Favourite- bath oil/salt/bubbles, scrubs, body lotion. Least favourite- bar soap, shower gel, shampoo (I have fussy hair). - What sounds are comforting for you? Any that bring up good memories? Crickets/cicadas! And rain, thunderstorms, general rainforest sounds. I used to have an app that had all sorts of sounds, and I *loved* one that was called something like Hollywood summer nights or something. It was a combination of summer garden sounds and a distant freeway, it was perfection; but the app isn't available anymore - Would YOU like to receive a singing bowl? I would! I've recently started meditating, so I think a usable singing bowl would be great. - Would you mind receiving a pre-loved book (one in good condition)? Not at all! I actually particularly love old Penguin classics (with the coloured panel covers), but all second hand books are fine by me. - How do you feel about fruitcake, assuming that I can make it without any stated allergens? Not for me, thanks. - How about rum/whiskey/bourbon balls (these are no-cook, so the alcohol is still pretty potent)? Very much for me, thanks! - What is your favorite store-bought holiday treat? Candy canes, jelly fruits, boozy truffles.
  8. BPAL Favorite BPAL oils: Anesthesia, Die Biegerde, Morocco, Dorian, Bones of Capys, Flickering Lantern, A Thousand Thoughts, and Hopes, and Joys Favorite notes: Rose, French lavender, beeswax, honey, smoke, incense Favorite non-BPAL perfumes: I hardly ever wear non-bpal, but when I do it's Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'eau Least favorite notes: Lemon, verbena Least favorite non-BPAL perfumes: Angel by Thierry Mugler If Beth made a custom blend for you, what would the notes be, and what would you want the label art to look like?: It would be lavender with a warm woodsmoke and a hint of beeswax. The label art would be of the rooftops of Edinburgh at night with smoke coming out of the chimneys. Lifestyle Style/home decoration style: Sort of Scandinavian/going for a ski lodge vibe! Favorite decorating colors: White, taupe, with hints of navy and pink Things you collect: No real collections, but I can't get enough candles or gel pens Favorite music: The Smiths Least favorite music: Dance/house type stuff. Vegetarian/Vegan?: No/No Other food restrictions: Artificial sweeteners give me migraines, so I try to avoid them Favorite flavors: Cherry, cinnamon, bubblegum/general candy flavours Favorite foods/drinks: Pizza, cheese, pickled onions, marshmallows, Swedish Fish, Hot Tamales. Cider, cherry colas, cream soda, root beer, wine, gin, peat whisky Favorite authors/genres: I love detective noir, cozy mysteries, non-fiction books about unusual but interesting topics, cyberpunk, books about travel, some urban fantasy and I seem to like American classics. My favourite authors are James Ellroy, China Mieville, Raymond Chandler, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett. Least favorite authors/genres: I'm not into romance, anything especially tragic or to do with war, and as much as I want to read horror it's better that I don't! Books/authors you'd like to read, but haven't yet: I enjoyed Bukowski's Post Office, and I'd like to read more by him How do you feel about receiving gently used books as gifts? I love old books! Favorite stores (including clothing stores): Sephora (because we don't have it in the UK), H&M, Topshop, Tiger, Uniqlo, Crate & Barrel Favorite online stores (including B&B stores): Hush, Cult Beauty, Beauty Mart, ban.do, general browsing on Etsy Magazines you subscribe to: None Magazines you like, but don't subscribe to: None Favorite movies: Delicatessen, The Darjeeling Limited, What We Do in the Shadows, Sideways Favorite TV show(s): Seinfeld, Curb, Parks & Rec, Frasier, Flight of the Concords, The Thick of It (so comedy, basically). Friday Night Lights, West Wing Hobbies/crafts done: Drawing, watercolour & acrylic painting. Running. Ashtanga yoga. I've recently started writing my own cozy mystery series. Clothing & Jewelry Hair type: Curly Skin Type: Combination Allergies (specifically B&B related): None Other things to avoid: Silicons & sulphates in hair products, ideally Tub, shower or both?: Tub, always Favorite bath & beauty products: Bath oils & body oils, face and hair masks Clothing Style/Fave garments: I'm all about cozy. I work from home so I wear pyjamas *a lot* and when I'm out I like to wear comfy skirts and t-shirts/jumpers, flat shoes or trainers. I love fluffy socks! Favorite clothing colors/colors to wear: Green, taupe/brown, navy, grey Type(s) of jewelry worn: Necklaces, sometimes Ring/wrist/collar size: Ring size O, I think? But I don't really wear rings (not even my wedding ring) Jewelry - gold or silver? Silver Do you have any allergies to metal? No Favorite gemstones: Opal, amber, anything that's more stone than gem - if that makes sense. Sock/Shoe Size: UK size 6, US size 8 Random Questions: - On a scale of 1-5, how organized are you? 1 - Where, outside of the U.S. would you love to visit? (if you're international, this can be anywhere): Tokyo -Where, inside of the U.S. would you love to visit?: Anywhere I'd get to see wild wolves & bears, so probably Yellowstone? -Favorite City in the US/World?: In the US - New York (I've only been there & Orlando). In the world: Bologna (with Edinburgh a close second) - Do people tell you that you act older, younger, or your age?: Younger -If I gave you a toy gun with flashing lights, would you hide and start shooting people from around corners OR would you thank me on the IGI thread and then quietly donate it (a niece, Oxfam, Goodwill, wherever)? (there are no wrong answers for this, so don't be afraid to answer honestly): Thank and quietly donate - What animal do you feel like the most?: Left Shark. An actual animal...probably a domestic cat - Your favorite feature about yourself: I quite like my hair - Do you live in a neighborhood or in the middle of nowhere? In a village, about 20 minutes from a city -Have you ever thought, "oh, I'm going to get myself one of those one of these days" but then never do? List 1 under $10 and 1 over $10. Under $10 - some cute stickers Over $10 - a ban.do agenda, or similar big planner - How do you feel about boi witches?: I'm not sure what it means, but I'm sure I feel fine about them - Do you like garage sales (boot sales)? No, I hate haggling - I like to slather my food in : Any available condiment, but if it's appropriate then ideally buffalo sauce & blue cheese sauce. Here in the UK, I put mint sauce on pretty much all meats, to everyone's horror - State fairs or carnivals? I like them (not sure if this is a choice question or a yes/no one) - You throw caution to the wind and runaway to join a traveling circus. What job would you want ( a main performer, a side show, a behind the scenes spot, etc) and why? I think I'd want to be a clown as I'm terrified of them, it might be a sort of extreme exposure therapy. - What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with? I don't know much about mythical creatures but I always thought it would be fun to be like Puck, the sprite in Midsummer Night's Dream - mischievously meddling in other people's affairs. - Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put any number of items in the box that symbolize who you are. The items can be may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but they must fit within the box. What do you choose? Notebook & pink gel pen, a few paints, a four-cheese pizza (probably a calzone, so it'll fit), a GPS watch, a sprig of lavender, some fancy bath oil, my kindle, some shells from my nearby beach, a ticket to my local comedy club, one of those classy little cans of gin & tonic. - Do you need storage boxes/bottles/containers? Decorated or Plain? I always need more containers of any sort. Decorated or plain, I don't mind. - The world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Helicopter up to Edinburgh with my husband and have pancakes at my favourite cafe. Then fly to Tuscany, where a Maserati would be waiting for us. Drive round Tuscany looking at the scenery until we arrive at Bologna at lunchtime. Have cotoletta bolognese and some good wine for lunch, then spend the afternoon wandering the streets looking in little shops etc. Go to a deli and buy some really good meats, cheeses, bread and wines, and spend the evening on a private balcony overlooking the city. So basically, I'd eat. - Do you like steampunk & if so what kind of steampunk item would you most like to receive? I do! I love the aesthetic and I've read a few stories/seen a couple of steampunk films, I'd be open to anything. - Do you have an Etsy shop? No - Would you like to receive baked goods, if so what kind? Ideally not, I'm a bit funny about baked goods in the post - What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? This might have come across in previous questions, but I'm basically obsessed with art/pictures to do with cities or the night sky, or ideally a combination of the two. Just as an example, this is one of my favourite prints that I have, and I love Jeremy Mann's cityscapes. I also really like art/crafts depicting the moon, either realistically or more cartoony.
  9. KatyC

    Cozy scents

    Just that name is so cozy, without even knowing the notes I need to try it!
  10. KatyC

    Cozy scents

    (Feel free to move this onto an existing thread, I was surprised I couldn't find a suitable one!) What are your favourite scents for cozy days? Not sleep scents, to me they're a bit different (lavender, basically), but more like a wooly jumper in scent form. Mine are Hesiod's Phoenix and Morocco. I'm really hoping to hear of some that are currently available, but all coziness is welcome!
  11. KatyC

    Leather

    That's a big help. That's exactly how Pleasures I is on me too, but I love leather generally so I've been hoping Nobodies would be softer - thanks!
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    Leather

    If I find Pleasures of the Imagination I too accurately black leather to be enjoyable (it reminds me of horse riding as a kid), will Nobodies Watching Wrestling not work for me either?
  13. KatyC

    Q&As

    Sorry, I'm not really on social media so I have limited stalkability! My amazon and etsy wishlists are in my signature - please feel free to take anything on those lists as inspiration, don't feel at all restricted to them. My Steam wishlist is somewhere in the answers below if that helps too. Would you like one of the Teeturtle t-shirts? I'd only wear them for 'lounge wear', but they're cute for that - especially the Howling at the Moon glow in the dark one! The relaxed M would probably be best for me. How do you feel about indie makeup? I've never used it, but I am up for trying. I don't wear much eyeshadow but I'm a blush & highlighter addict. What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School was one of my most-watched videos as a kid, but my enthusiasm for SD has since waned. Would you be interested in trying Criobru? It sounds interesting, so sure. How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? I would love that - my bpals are currently kept in USPS priority mail boxes Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks): Ive only tried a few things but I love them! - What are your faves if you are? Sheet masks definitely, essences, high SPFs for the face and anything in cute packaging. I know I like Tony Moly stuff, and Id love to try other brands. What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... Running is the big thing Ive gotten into this year. Ive also started following baseball after seeing the Tampa Bay Rays on holiday. Being in the UK I dont have a particular attachment to any place in the US so I decided to support the Phillies because I like their typeface (then I saw their performance, but Im sticking with them anyway). What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? Coffee: whole beans or ground? Flavor and roast preferences? Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? Loose leaf or tea bags? Anything specific you don't like? Are you in need of any gadgetry?: I drink too much espresso, using a stove top moka pot, and I love trying new coffees - whole beans ideally. As far as flavour/roast, the richer & stronger the better! I also love tea, all teas but Russian Caravan is my favourite - I love smokiness. I like both loose leaf and bags, so I can choose depending on my laziness level. I think I have the gadgetry I need, and I definitely don't need any more espresso cups (I have approx. 2 million). Are you a Moonalisa fan? Never heard of it before, but the stuff looks nice! Are you interested in Coco Pink or House of Gloi? I don't think so. Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? As beautiful as they are, I wouldn't use one - I don't really do non-chrirstmas decorations. Are you interested in FuturePrimitive? How haven't I seen this site before?! I love the look of the whipped body butters and the bath grains - v. much up my street. Lush Halloween collection? Looks brilliant, and I do like Lush. Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? I only listen to a few podcasts, and I don't think there's much merch associated with them - Frank Skinner, The Cycling Podcast, We're No Doctors w/ Busy Philips, Desert Island Discs, Geoff Lloyd. ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? I bite my nails, so polish is out Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, for what purpose would you want it to be made? That would be cool! I'm enjoying using TALs so something like this would be nice. As for purpose, anything to do with creativity or motivation/discipline would be most useful. Do you like poetry? I like a few poets, mostly the metaphysical poets and I love Philip Larkin's work. I usually *hate* hearing poetry recited though. Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? I do! Although I'm not sure what a custom repaint is, but if it falls in the same category as stuffed animals I'm sure it's good. Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? I don't knit (yet) so yarn wouldn't get much use Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? That would be lovely Is there anything you want from Japan? ​Any interesting stationery, fun little gadgets, all the stereotypical stuff! How do you feel about nail wraps? As above, I don't use nail stuff If you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? A cowl or handwarmers would be great, I don't wear hats. As for colours, I like grey, orange, navy, green. Would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? I have quite a few scarves already but kitted washcloths sound nice! No allergies. If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? Victorian London has always appealed, especially the shady backstreets! Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. The stuff is really pretty, so yes - not earrings or rings though. Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? Not for me Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ The body oil and scrubs look nice What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? I'm easily creeped out by dead/demonic faces so I'd rather stay away from that. I do like cute ghosts, anything to do with the moon, bonfires. Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? I do, and it would! Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? I love a good paperweight! Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? I'm not particularly fond of it Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? I tend to wear my hair loose so not for me What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Yes, yes and yes! Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? I'm interested in them but I've never pulled the trigger on one. Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? Not for me How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? I use Amazon prime music at the moment Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? I like both - love my kindle, but I still like attractive old books, and new books for non-fiction Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? Candles are always welcome. I haven't had a tart burner for years and I would really like one. I've got an essential oil diffuser. Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have? I only play games casually these days- I don't have a console or a PC, just a MacBook Pro, and I always have to quit WoW because I can't play in moderation! My main game these days is Stardew Valley, I've seen some adorable SDV merch around and would love anything to do with it! I also love the Elder Scrolls series and would be very happy with any related merch. My steam wishlist is here, it's in a random order. The main games I want to play are Factorio and Rimworld: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198014409053/wishlist How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf - The blue is really nice Chevron scarf - I already have one similar Lacy and fuzzy - I prefer thick, warm scarves! Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) - Nice! Leafy! - Not for me Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? - No, it's largely vile. I do like Hoegaarden and Duvel, but I'd never choose them over other alcohol. Like booze? What kinds? I'm a big gin fan (and I liked it before it was cool ) - as long as it's not Bombay Sapphire I'm happy. I also like cider, especially Normandy type ciders and ones meant for mulling. Thistly Cross is my favourite cider maker. Like Wine? What kinds? I do! I mostly drink red, anything with savoury or smoky notes are a hit for me. I also like prosecco (who doesn't?) Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! I don't tend to wear anything in my hair, so not for me. For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? I don't watch horror because I'm too easily freaked out. The nearest thing to horror that I do watch is one of my favourite films - What We Do in the Shadows. Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) Definitely! Trading post shipping is a little prohibitive so I don't think I'm going to be able to get these: Pa-Pow, Pickle & Elland hair glosses, and from Fatherhood: A Cute Kid Morning in the City of Angels My Little Themysciran Princess Spinning on Graves Wednesday's Child is Full of Woe Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I love to do both! I could really do with a new wooden spoon and a chopping board. I also love to get unusual spices, extracts etc to play with - infused sugar is always nice, and anything rose/Violet/lavender (I was born an old lady, apparently). What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. Hmm... I've been looking at snow globes this morning, so maybe one of those! Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? Sure! Favorite gemstones? Opal, amber, sapphire (of all colours, I like to drool over the natural sapphire company site), emerald. If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? A bit of all of those options, really! I've out some jewellery on my etsy wishlist for an idea of the sort of style I like. Any love of pirates or SCA? Not particularly I'm afraid Is there anything you would like from Disney World? I LOVE all Disney World merch! I was there in June and didn't do half as much shopping as I wanted... The shadow boxes are really cool but pretty pricey, I love all the snow globes (I bought the It's a Small World one ), and all the dinnerware & cooking stuff. My favourite rides/shows at DW are the Haunted House, Tower of Terror, Mt Everest and more than anything - The Enchanted Tiki Room! Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? I'm mildly into HP, apparently I'm a Slytherin. How do you feel about chokers? Very uncomfortable! are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? I've actually just recently started looking into this, I find tarot very interesting. I'm an uber beginner so very up for books about anything - and I only have digital tarot so a real pack would be lovely. World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? I would love either! It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? I do wear socks! Usually crew or ankle length for regular wear, but u *love* fluffy socks for wearing in bed - my feet are permanently cold Would you be open to previously-loved books? I would! What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? Definitely! So what are your favorite fandoms? I'm not sure I'm into any fandoms, I don't like star wars, star trek, game of thrones etc. I do like Disney and I saw that might be classed as a fandoms? Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com I need these Parks & Rec vinyl figures in my life: url="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/kgpt/?srp=1"]http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/kgpt/?srp=1[/url]. Also, anything from the Star Watcher section of the site - I started a wishlist but it was basically just that whole section, especially the glow in the dark calendar! Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? I don't think I mentioned that I love maps. Old maps, fictional maps, maps on prints, tea cloths, clothes, jewellery, anything! And I might not have mentioned how much I love baths - baths for me usually last about an hour (it may be a reason I still haven't decided whether I want kids, can't bear the thought of disrupted bathtime...) and I love all bubbles, oils, fizzes, anything to go in a bath! If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. I'd love a night sky themed room, with tiny spotlights all over the ceiling for stars. Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? I do, and I would! It would be for cooking. Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? I want to see Hamilton and Book of Mormon, I'm not sure what merch there is for those, tjough I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm through Mannahatta or Broadway would be amazing! I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? I can't think of anything in particular Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? The animal treasure boxes are adorable! And the greetings cards are really nice too. Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. I've loved hannahzakari.co.uk for years (and currently covet the Relatively Stable pin). And copying off another witch's answer, I'd now love to try http://www.devonshireorganics.com incense - I really want my house to smell like the Vatican! Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! I would buy a big canvas original painting with either a cityscape, a map, or the night sky on it (or one of each), something from offermanwoodshop.com (the man himself would be at the biggest craft show imaginable, I assume!), a handmade ring with a big old natural sapphire, and an unusual pendant. Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm Sounds delicious! do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? I think I mentioned above that I take a lot of baths - I love all of the above! Anything that smells good. What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? I have an iPhone SE and a 13" Macbook Pro. I'd really like a laptop case as it's getting scruffy, and I change my phone case often so I'm always up for a new one. I don't have a tablet, but I do have a kindle paperwhite. --Something I would love, is some cool new wallpapers for my macbook - I like space, landscape & arty wallpapers Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ We don't have this in the UK and I've always ignored it because I assumed the scents would be overly sweet and fruity. It looks like I'm totally wrong! The following scents sound great to me, in candles, bath stuff or body lotion/oil: Lavender & Cedarwood Eucalyptus & Spearmint Leaves Marshmallow Fireside Sweater Weather Flannel Lavender Birch & argan body oil Rose water body oil I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like? Whatever looks good! I don't know much about crystals Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? Not for me, I'm a bit weird when it comes to bread (has to be eaten on the day it's baked, or frozen then grilled when needed) What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? white chocolate and/or honey! Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.) That sounds heavenly divine - I love muscle rubs and need them too! Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? I am beyond interested and am desperate to try both! Lavender liqueur, oh my goodness. Want some honey from the bees on our property? Absolutely! Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. If it travels in the post ok, definitely! Rose petals would be amazing, and cherry & strawberry are always great How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. Ooh, yes I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. They sound nice! Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. Or how about a couple of pillowcases? I can't have enough totes or pencil cases so either of those would be very much appreciated do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? I haven't figured out what do with them yet but I like them a lot and would like more! No particular hankering, but I do love hhe Carnaval Diaboliques. Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ They're lovely! I particularly like In the Land of the Hanging Heart Cages. Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? Foxes! It's pretty much guaranteed that I'll love anything fox-related. Jack Russells, greyhounds & whippets, tuxedo cats, bears, goats, sharks, capybaras. I don't think there are any mythological creatures I particularly love. would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) No thanks, I think I only know one of their songs *blush* Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? Yes! Either. Take a Knee doesn't appeal to me as a scent as apple pie can go very wonky on me (though I love grass/earth notes) but I very much support the cause so I'd love a bottle anyway. Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? My life is both complicated and plasticky, unfortunately, so I wouldn't use anything in this area. Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson Yes, they're lovely! I particularly like the Unkindness of Ravens illustration, on anything. Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? Yes, both! If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? I like anything that looks reasonably modern - from minimalist to crazy patterns, as long as it isn't 'grandmother floral' type stuff I'm very happy What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Yes please! Love all stationery. Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ I love the animal bottle toppers! And the origami set looks very cute. Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) I'd love any of those things except a hat. Any autumnal colours would be grand. Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? I don't collect any Starbucks stuff, but I've had my eye on heir flasks for a while - last time I was in there was a very tempting glittery gold one. Bearistas sound adorable. anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. As long is it will survive the journey - I love fudge! Chocolate or butterscotch would be amazing. do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker) Love spicy foods, they look very good. what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? Day of Skulls La Calavera Catrina October*** The Witch Bride Dead Leaves, Bourbon, Black Cherry & an Orange Twist** Dead Leaves,Violet Candy & Sugar Crystals*** Stealthily, Stealthily Suspicion of Foul Play I'm a bit giddy about the dead leaves & Violet Candy combo, two of my very favourite notes! I'll only be getting them myself if weenies hang around until November (this is my first year of being into bpal so I'm not sure), as October is taken up with SW and fun car stuff. Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ The jacinto mitts and the unicorns! What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? The Governess, Vial of Holy Water and a back-up bottle of my beloved Hesiod's Phoenix What are some things you do NOT want to receive? Anything likely to go mouldy in the post - I have an irrational fear of this after a bad lost luggage experience! is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store LOVE The Reader and The Swan! I'd be happy with either of those on anything Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? No thank you Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors? Ooh, Rosemary Mint body butter. And the orange clove lip balm sounds nice too! How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions I love Golden Treeson! Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list: I've never tried Haus of Gloi before but I like the sound of Blood Orange Marshmallow, The Horseman, Grimoire, Spider's Silk & Hex in whipped soap or bathing dust. Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market? I love honey and things made from it, love hot sauce, love scented candles, so any of that would be great! Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com I don't think so. I'm always tempted by matte lipstick but I tend to find it uncomfortable. Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)? The eyeshadows look nice but I'm only drawn to the boring shades so it's probably not worth it for me. How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff? I'm fine with HK, not a particular fan but I like anything cute! Would you like to get some favorite recipes? I love recipes, so yes please! Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut I can't see anything in there for me at the moment. Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/: I would love: Abandoned Theatre atmosphere spray Autumn Cider Hair Gloss I Foamed! I Raged! I Swore! Hair Gloss Dead Leaves & Burnt Marshmallow Hair Gloss Would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit? Yes! A plush snoopy would be fabulous, a mug would be great, or anything really. I've been to Kennedy Space Centre once but I didn't do nearly enough shopping Does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/ Another retailer I've never tried! The Burnishing Glaces sound gorgeous, in Foxcroft, Heat of the Night or Witches Cottage. And the perfume oils in Cliffside Bonfire, Conjure, Fires in the Night, Gibbon's Boarding School, High Noon, Library... (let's just say anything from the entire Ambers & Woods section).
  14. KatyC

    Sleepytime BPAL

    It's not valerian, but have you tried Anesthesia? It's lavender & peppermint so it's got a couple of the same ingredients as your pillow mist. I haven't tried Lurid but I have tried TKO and the lavender in Anesthesia is very different - TKO goes very wonky on me but Anesthesia smells like proper French purple lavender. For me it's the perfect sleep scent. Otherwise, as annemathematics says TAL have a couple of sleep scents. I can't smell the lavender in Nocturne because I amp some other note in it, but it definitely works for getting me to sleep.
  15. KatyC

    Nocturne

    Unfortunately I don't get any of the notes mentioned in previous reviews from my bottle of Nocturne. No lavender, no rose, maybe just the slightest hint of jasmine. I get a strong, sharp citrus, a bit like those mosquito repellant candles. I do amp lemon terribly, so there must just be a small amount in it and my skin is ignoring every other note. So, to me it doesn't smell great. BUT. I've been suffering a bout of insomnia after coming off some medication that had amazing sleep as a side-effect. I'd been getting at most a couple of hours sleep a night, and when I did sleep I had extremely vivid, violent, creepy nightmares. But this is proving so effective, for the past 3 nights I've fallen asleep within half an hour and actually stayed asleep until morning. The nightmares have gone, replaced by my usual odd but not unsettling dreams It's totally different from my usual sleep scent, Anesthesia, in that the actual smell doesn't comfort me, but something about it just plain works. I'm so glad I've got a bottle!
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