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    Vrishka Rajaya V2

    I can't believe I'm the first to review something! This scent takes me back to being 2 or 3 years old, playing in our overgrown backyard. My dad's about to mow the lawn and I'm upset that he's going to kill all the pretty yellow flowers (dandelions). If you were to pick a dandelion by breaking it's stem, you'd smell this. It's not just the yellow bloom, but the juice from inside the succulent stems with it.
  2. Okie dokie, thank you for mentioning that. I figured posting a message on Facebook might offer some alternative ways of getting in contact with CS or get a message passed along to have someone look into it and e-mail back. I shouldn't have said when I didn't know for sure that that was acceptable or not. But oh well, lesson learned, I will just wander off now and place another BPAL order. Were you referring to BPAL FB or Twitter specifically, or to their personal Facebook and Twitter accounts? I see the BPAL accounts as places to make announcements (or sneak peeks !) and the personal are, well, personal. Either way, it would never occur to me to try and contact them that way regarding customer service... Sorry if I was beating a dead horse above, I was just trying to work it out in my brainz.
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    Tiki Princess V3

    I was surprised by this one- I didn't expect to want to get it, but, well.... It's definitely in line with the Tiki Bar part of the Luau Lounge, rather than the Flotsam and Jetsam portion. With Tiki Queen being more on the floral side, I totally expected her li'l Princess to be likewise. But nope. I totally get the grenadine reference above, but also a bit of cherry syrup, with the slightest hint of something green. Smells like it'd taste delicious and refreshing!
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    Strawberry Moon v4

    I get solely the smell of the strawberry itself. No green in this at all for me. Just a juicy ripe strawberry.
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    Boomslang v2

    Definitely heavier on the Snake Oil and lighter on the chocolate. Still would know it's Boomslang, just not as in your face chocolaty.
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    While the alpha-numeric name seems to denote chicken (as posted above), I get Peanut Butter. Dry roasted peanut butter! Whether it's meant to smell like that or my nose just registers it that way, I'll take it
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    Snow White v2

    I get straight up watermelon from this version. Seeds, rind, and all. It's very refreshing!
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    Lunar Eclipse

    Immediately hit with frankincense, tobacco and red moss. Thank goodness the violet leave and Darjeeling tea aren't far behind, and they herb it up until the sweets come to play. But the sweets are subtle. This has an ancient feel to it; rich, dark, and historical.
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    Mechanical Phoenix

    A totally cleaned up grease monkey aroma. Like, he's been working in the shop all day, but used the gritty handsoap, because there's a 'thing' he's being dragged to tonight with the in-laws.
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    Thirteen (13): October 2006

    First sniff definitely has a lighter, sweet fruit feel that quickly deepens and becomes more herbal. I don't get but a smidge of chocolate from this one, more of a Turkish Delight vibe.
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    Thirteen (13)

    In our paean to all the mysteries surrounding this enigmatic number, there are thirteen lucky and unlucky components, including white chocolate, tangerine, currant, mandarin, white tea and iris. First sniff, I get a nutty feeling, quickly followed by the smell of US Sixlets/ UK Smarties (those little candy covered chocolates, not M&Ms) especially in the Feb. '06 version. After wearing for awhile, the chocolate deepens just a bit.
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    White Phoenix

    A very smooth floral. While not quite sweet, it's one of those scents you'd want them to make dryer sheets from.
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    Green Phoenix

    Light green mint to start, then the sage and cucumber pop in to say "hi". After a bit, the green tea and what I expect is the musk smooth it all out. Wish I'd get more of the lime rind, but I don't get any....
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    Pirate Moon

    Fresh from the bottle, I get hit with the red musk, ambergris and lime. After a bit, it warms up with the wods, tobacco and leather. There's a small bit of 'bite' to this one on me.
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    Purple Phoenix

    Purple in the extreme. Like if purple had a scent, Beth's totally captured it. The outside of purple candy and gumballs smell like this. Especially if you're holding a purple bouquet of mixed flowers. Anyone who is infatuated with purple must LOVE this. (I'm partial to it myself )
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    First hit- oakmoss, quickly followed by tuberose and linden. Epitome of "perfume", without being a lovely perfume. Sort of what you smell at Perfumemania when you first walk in.
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    Red Phoenix

    Not a fan of the patchouli family, and truly, that's the only part of this that puts me off. Everything else? Fine and dandy. Luckily, the patchouli hits me first, then is kicked in the tookus by the cassia, plum and benzoin. A rich dark scent, that makes me think of the backrooms of the shops in Chinatown.
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    Blood Phoenix

    Blood: expressing passion, will, and a sensual aesthetic. Dragon's blood resin, helichrysum, burgundy wine grape, red musk, opoponax, red poppy, myrrh, carnation, tonka, almond, mimosa, jonquil, and neroli. Even though it's not listed, I get pomegranate and strawberry on first sniff, then the almond brings a cherry-ness to it. It's definitely a sweet, chrystaline red scent.
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    April Fool

    A lovely "springy" scent to me. The huckleberry and tangerine add such a nice tartness to it, but the herbs keep it from getting overly fruity. It was one I needed back ups of.
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    Mi-Go Brain Canister

    Starts out very tropical fruit for me, which, after a bit, softens into a floral, that wants to be heady, but just doesn't reach that point. Thank goodness, as heady = headachey for jjr.
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    Mort de Cesar

    Definitely "balsam-y", with a hint of the clove. After a bit, the cypress comes onto the scene. It's lighter than I expected from a "death" scent. I think it may be the blood accord, which I tend to like anyway.
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    Pink Phoenix

    Let's play dress up and be princesses! Such a sweet innocent, happy vibe. All girly and glittery with wands and tiaras.
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    The Phoenix

    Immediately I get the blood, lime and sea air. There's an ozone-y sensation that tickles the back of my nose, just above the soft palate. It stays very clean and fresh on me.
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    Hony Mone

    If you've ever smelled Allysa Ashley musk, this is exactly what it smells like on me.
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    The bay rum and red currant introduce the amber musk and tea rose, with the darker scents anchoring it, without overpowering. Sort of reminds me of my grandfather's pipe tobacco, minus the cherry.