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About VictorianLass

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    sexy swapper
  • Birthday 11/27/1962


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    Queen Alice
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    Favourite BPALS:Eclipse, The Mouse's Long & Sad Tale, Alice, Queen of Hearts, Antique Lace, Blood Kiss, Prague, Velvet, Vice, Eden, Morocco Favourite Notes:Vanilla, Bergamot, Rose, Carnation, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Almond, Benzoin, Orange, Mandarin, Berries, Cherry, Tonka Bean, Chocolate, Coffee, Caramel, Anise, Marshmallow, Amber, Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Soft Musks, Least favourite notes~Red Musk, Pine, Balsam, White Florals, Lime, Moss, Dirt

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    British Victorian Literature, Romantic Poets, Fairytales, Shakespeare, Pre-Raphaelites, Classical Music, Faeries, Tarot, Oracles, Runes, Crystals, Candles, Incense, Cottages, Owls, Wolves, Ravens, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Bookmarks, Postcards, Historical Homes, Antiques, Victoriana, Lace, Perfume, Old World Santas, Chanting Monks, Adult Colouring Books, Zuni Fetishes, Gourd Rattles, Bones, Hedgewitchery, Magic, Mythology, Blackmore's Night, Nox Arcana, Medieval Babes, Wadruna, Faun, Mysteria, Loreena McKennitt, The Moon and the Night Spirit
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  1. VictorianLass

    Cat-Lilith and Cat-Dad

    In the bottle: Warmed up butter On the skin: Buttercream with vanilla and a slight bit of chocolate cupcake goodness, with coconut starting to come forward. Dry Down: Lots of coconut cream with a dash of butter and velvet cupcake. The coconut is definitely winning out, which is bit sad for me, as I find it more of a tropical, suntan lotion smell, whereas the other fragrances worked nicely together and they should have stopped there, imo. Buttercream, vanilla and red velvet cupcakes sounded so divine!
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    Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary

    Sometimes simple is wonderful! We have two notes here and they are having fun battling each other out on my skin! In the Bottle: Cherry with patchouli incense On the Skin: At first a bright cherry bomb that is quickly smoked down with a beautiful, rich patchouli. Very dark and heady! Dry Down: A little less cherry, but occasionally wins over this incredibly rich patchouli woods, but a very elegant one. Not overkill, yet strong and long lasting. The patchouli reminds me of a metaphysical store I used to go to back in the 80's, which is sadly now gone. They must have burnt a lot of patchouli incense. But the cherry in this sweetens and warms it up nicely. It gives me a balance I really appreciate and works well together. The patchouli definitely wins out and I wish the cherry lasted a little longer, but it still has a hint of fruit in it several hours later. This is making me very sentimental and wanting to pull out all my oldest tarot decks and books from that shop!
  3. VictorianLass

    Back in Blueblack

    The most mysterious Lavender I have ever come across and I love it, not being huge on lavender fragrances. In the Bottle: Bergamot and a warmed up lavender! On the skin: Lavender, bergamot, a dash of patchouli, vetiver...at first a bit powdery or soapy, but quickly transforms into something darker as the chocolate comes through. Dry Down: Lavender fading to the background on my skin, bergamot, vetiver, a very soft patchouli and hint of chocolate settling down. A slight green scent whispering throughout... An hour later, the lavender is back, softly, on fairy feet and raven's wings! If I were attending a fairy ball in Faerie, at midnight, this would be perfect to wear, though I am pretty sure I would never return...
  4. VictorianLass

    Candy, Chains, and Furball

    Love this! Very unisex, imo. In the bottle~soft chocolate scent, a bit woodsy. On the skin~Chocolate at first, with patchouli and a dash of peppercorn piercing through, warming up with almost a soft cedar scent.I love this scent! Very late autumnal! Dry Down~Chocolate now very faint....Krampus has lured in the child with sweets, but the sweets are gone! Now it is full on wood, patchouli, cedar, dark woods, a quick slap of peppercorn with his switch and into his bag we go!
  5. VictorianLass

    The Balcony Scene

    In the bottle~A soft warm floral scent, rather nondescript, but pretty and very feminine. On the skin~I definitely smell the vanilla bourbon warming up the florals and after about 10 minutes the carrot seed is coming forward. Dry down~The roses are soft, sweet and warm, not overbearing. Just a soft hint. I smell a tiny bit of licorice in this scent as time passes and the carrot seed. The carrot seed goes so nicely with the roses. I love deep dark rose scents, but this is not one. It is definitely softer without being powdery, warmer and balance with carrot seed to make it a gentle, but alluring fragrance. The carrot seed almost lends a tad of green to the mix. I took a chance on this and it is nicer than I expected!
  6. VictorianLass

    Birthday Surprise

    Deliciously chocolate! In the bottle~Dark, not too sweet, not too bitter, chocolate! On the skin~First smells like I just poured Hershey's syrup all over me and then quickly transforms into a dark, decadent lava cake. Dries down~A devilishly tempting lava cake that slowly fade to warm baked brownies...the gooey kind...that you want to eat while watching Hocus Pocus....
  7. VictorianLass

    The Scottish Princess

    This scent is so unique! Really quite lovely! I was listening to Cher's single Dark Lady and imagine this is what the fortune teller would have worn. I'm going to get a lot of wear out of this one! And yes, Lady MacBeth in a bottle. No question about it! In the bottle~Something floral and a touch of clove. First on skin~Clove warmed with a dark but very pleasing musk, floral, but not specifically red roses....yet! Dry down~Warm blood and a lovely dark musk dripping over cloves, with a hint of antique roses from an ancient grave, most likely picked by a guilty hand!
  8. VictorianLass

    Lucy's Kiss

    Starts off with a pungent rose and spice mix for me, like a vampire's bite! Sort of an innocence lost feel, as there is almost a sultry scent to it, which is unusual with roses, but works quite nicely with this scent. Dries down on the skin softer, slowly fading over time, to a very Victorian Rose, and disappears elegantly once the sun rises....
  9. VictorianLass


    In Bottle: Dark chocolate covered cherries! Wet on Skin: Chocolate, deep bright cherries, a touch of sweet orange to balance it out. Dry Down on Skin: Same for about 2 hours, then the orange and cherry calmed down to a soft fruit and the chocolate almost became like a light Nag Champa 6 Hours Later: Ever so slight scent of chocolate, cherry and Nag! I love this scent and ones similar to it because they stay on me for ages and I seem to enjoy each phase as it changes!
  10. VictorianLass


    For me this started out with a spicy, almost licorice scent to it. Dried down to cedar and frankincense. I love it! "She left Mass with incense hanging on her Gunne Sax dress, to remind her of all that was holy, but it was all in vain. She tore away from her family, running through the village and into the carnation fields, tugging at the black licorice she had hidden away in her pocket, and barefooted, soaked up the sunlit afternoon in her own Sunday style."
  11. VictorianLass


    I am in love with this scent! On first whiff I get blasted with a creamy cherry bomb! On me I feel like a creamy white chocolate covered almond truffle that was dropped in a jar of maraschino cherries! Sweet, creamy, cherry and divine! Dry down still smells quite creamy on me, but the cherry has settle back and the blackberry has come into play in a wonderfully sweet way. The fruit in this makes it delightful for autumn and the holiday season, as well as year round, whenever you want to dally in dark forbidden fruits!
  12. VictorianLass

    How do you apply your BPAL oils?

    I am a complete dunk and dabber and not the least bit ashamed of it! I absolutely love drowning myself in perfume and for the full size bottles I only get perfumes I like. After all, they are made to wear and use up and buy again! I am not worried about contaminating them because I am the only one who will ever use them and I go through them fast enough. As for the leftover oil on my finger, after dabbing it on my skin, I just slide it in my hair for a longer, lingering scent! Then I wash my index finger with soap, water, dry it and voila. I am done! So far I have not spilled any oils. Knock on wood, mirrors, glass, anything you want! For imps I use the wand, unless I find out I love it and then dunk and dab again!
  13. VictorianLass

    Scent to match book thread!

    I've tried Moscow and liked it, despite its not being as deep or complex as I'd imagined, settling into a similar sweet lily+orange to that of Belle Epoque. As for my own recommendation, I'll put in a plug for Pulcinella and Teresina of the Carnaval Diabolique, who for me turn from a curious wine vinegar in the bottle to a sweet, rich wood blended with rose nectar on the skin. Thanks! I will look those up and see if they appeal to me!
  14. VictorianLass

    Scent to match book thread!

    Not sure if this has ever been done here, but thought it might be fun to try! Like many others on this forum, I Iove scent and reading. Why not mix the two? I am trying to find the perfect BPAL scent for reading Russian novels. Anna Karenina, War & Peace, Dr. Zhivago. I am thinking something of deep roses, frankincense, tobacco, vanilla, after dinner chocolates and coffee, cherries and champagne. There is one titled Moscow which I think I will order. Any other thoughts that might fit the mood of a Russian novel, with heavy snowfalls, elegant drawing rooms, fine dinners, romance and seduction, corsets and muffs, trains, exquisite libraries and deep red velvet curtains?
  15. VictorianLass

    If your top 5 scents are... Then try these!

    I find O and Stekkjarstaur to be similar to Mouse's Long and Sad...all three have a "good enough to eat" quality without really being gourmands (though perhaps Stekk could be classified as such...) Thank you! I will look into these two! Do they still make Antique Lace or has it been discontinued? I love that scent so much, but mine is empty and I could not find it online in their listings.