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About Tesseljoan

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 05/14/1979


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    Voodoo, Ambergris, O, Dana O'shee, Crucible of Courage, Hellfire, Nine Mysteries, Snake Oil, Morocco, Schwarzer Mond, Umbra


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    Taurus, Libra rising with moon in Sagittarius
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  1. Tesseljoan

    Ceylon Cinnamon, Black Clove, and Copal Atmosphere Spray

    Beautiful cinnamon, with clove and copal as the supporting cast. I'm going to mix this with a chocolate scent to see what happens.
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    Bridal BPAL - BPAL for weddings?

    Thanks to Laurel for posting a link to this thread! I wore the unity set (red rose and white rose) on my wedding day. The scent wasn't my husband's thing but he sprinkled a bit on a bit of cloth that he kept in his pocket for the day. The symbolism of combining the two perfumes into more awesomeness made it the perfect choice.
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    I haven't used Anthelion in a while, but when I did use it, the effect was pretty awesome. Last year I had a mild depression. Nothing appealed to me. Granted, I had a shitty job, but I started to hate my hobies as well. I lost my concentrationa and appetite and wanted to give up. I used Anthelion to anoint myself. I didn't use it in a ritual, I just took a quiet moment to still my mind, and apply it. The effects were not lightning speed, but within weeks things started looking up. My situation didn't change, but I was able to handle the shitty bits, and to find small joys again; incredibly precious when you haven't had those for a while. several weeks later I got counceling, and things have improved a lot since then, of course. But that first nudge was desperately needed, and I'm glad I had Anthelion handy for that.
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    International Shipping Info+Questions

    Nope, but wouldn't a print of your paypal receipt do for the 'bill and payment confirmation' part? I'm at a loss for the latter part though. How hard is it to translate 'perfume oil' and couldn't they look it up in a dictionary themselves? Or do they go as far as wanting to know the ingredients or something?
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    Copaiba balsam, Tolu balsam, hay absolute, cardamom, and hiba wood. Cardemom and... amber. When this scent dries, it becomes a heady tunisian amber on my skin (I know, I know, it's not there). No wood notes for me, but a beautiful round and warm scent. Hoarding time.
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    This barely made it into my bottle order, because of the Lush comparisons... I would never have selected this based on the note listing. BOY am I glad that I did! Cytherea is a winner for me. There is indeed a fleeting similarity to the dearly departed Skinny Dip, but this scent is so beautiful and evocative in its own right. Just a shame I don't have the words to do it justice.
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    Quirkiest, most bizarre oils

    Hellfire is weirdly sweet tobacco with leather. Not impable, but not exactly something you would expect from a perfume: Mad Sweeny. Smells like a single malt whiskey. I adore this one.
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    I wish my mistakes were this good. On my skin, dragon's blood mainly comes out, but it's tempered by a creamy clove. The clove is so gentle and foody that I almost thought it was carnation at some point, but now it's more clove-y.
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    This is a perfect scent. It is foody and gourmand, but very subtle as well. On th edrydown, I'm left with the scent of musk and vanilla, but nothing overpowering, honestly, it is a PERFECT mix of my all-time favourite BPAL scents. I would chase this down. O yes. Anyone want to rob a bank with me?
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    Wet, this smells more like an aquatic to me. I read the reviews first, and when I grabbed the decant I went "huh?" Now that it is dry, I can smell the jasmine. Usually jasmine makes me run and hide in a corner, but with those fresher notes, I find I can actually wear this (I can't and I won't, it has other European decantees to visit!)
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    Shanghai Tunnel

    Another from the International sniff circle by Ahania. This is a soft green to my nose, with dampness and earth thrown in. Unfortunately, my skin chemistry does weird things with it *shakes fist at skin* and it morphs into something generic and sharp. But that first wet phase is indeed lovely.
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    Voodoo Queen

    I wasn't too impressed with this when it was wet, but mmmmm, spicy and deep and lovely. Very mysterious scent.
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    The Crumpet Rebellion

    Another review from the awesome European sniffies circle (aka Ahania we love you!). This smells lovely and buttery when wet. I like foodie, so I had high hopes for this one. And I'm definitely not dissapointed. Other smells are peeking through, like currant, and... sugar perhaps? It makes the scent aas a whole less foody, but more interesting.
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    I'm also someone who chooses to avoid florals, but I couldn't resist getting decants of the entire Gaiman set. The flowers in Mam-Ji are of the headier, almost soporific kind. Combined with the incense and hint of spices, this actually *gasps* works on my skin!
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    Mr. Jacquel

    Beautiful blend. When I put it on, it's very spicy, but right now it has dries down to a fantastic velvety patchouli and spice blend. On my skin this works like a spicy cross between Umbra and Chimera.