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About erraticprophet

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 10/12/1975


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    New Jersey
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    Snow Glass Apples
  • Favorite Scents
    51, Anactoria, Coyote, The Cracked Bell, Death Cap, Dorian, Embalming Fluid, Gingerbread Poppet, Hexennacht 2008, Hunger Moon, Jezirat Al Tennyn, Les Bijoux, Nocnitsa, Satyr, Snake Oil, Snow White, and White Rabbit. As for notes, even though I'm a city girl at heart, I love anything that smells like nature. Specifically, the woods: trees, moss, fresh earth, grass, leaves, berries (generally tart berries, not dark except dark cherries), aquatics, fresh air, some floral notes (honeysuckle, apple blossom, gardenia, magnolia, ylang ylang, some roses). That sort of thing. I also love some foodie scents, such as: vanilla, almond, berries (again), lemon, grapefruit, cream, pepper, caramel, tea, sugar, cinnamon (as long as it stays in the background, I tend to amp it), clove, spices in general, honey, ginger, saffron, herbs such as basil, thyme, sage. Things that don't fit in anywhere else: musks (I don't think I've met a musk I haven't liked but I favor: skin, golden, red, and blood), incense, patchouli (as long as it stays mild, I amp it), cotton, ambers (even though most turn a bit powdery on me), leather.

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    Yay lists!<br /><br />Music: Frank Black; David Bowie; EELS; Kristin Hersh; The Magnetic Fields; M.I.A.; Modest Mouse; Neutral Milk Hotel; Nirvana; Pixies; Queens of the Stone Age; Rasputina; The Smiths; Regina Spektor; Throwing Muses; TV on the Radio; Violent Femmes; Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs<br /><br />Books: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, American Gods, Candide, Coraline, Fahrenheit 451, The Glass Menagerie, Good Omens, Hogfather, Invisible Monsters, James and the Giant Peach, Neverwhere, No Exit and Three Other Plays, Pride and Prejudice<br /><br />Movies: All About Eve, Arsenic and Old Lace, Blazing Saddles, Bringing Up Baby, Chicago, A Christmas Story, Clue, Donnie Darko, The Goonies, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Princess Bride, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Rear Window, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Vertigo, Young Frankenstein<br /><br />TV Shows: Absolutely Fabulous, Arrested Development, Bones, Carnivale, Dead Like Me, Good Eats, Heroes, House, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Lost, The Office, Pushing Daisies, The Soup, What Not to Wear, Wonderfalls <br /><br />Basically, summed up, I like quirky, I like funny, I like geeky.
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    I'm a Libra who doesn't act like a Libra. I have a temper and run off at the mouth. I say what I think, usually without thinking first. But I'm really funny. Promise!
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  1. erraticprophet

    What do bottles and labels look like?

    I can't wait to get mine! I love the art!
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    Different smells/colors, same perfume

    It took a while for mine to smell like much of anything. I'd say at least 2 weeks. It was great after a month. But, yeah, when I first got it...nothing.
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    How do you apply your BPAL oils?

    That's why I use reducer caps. I'm so clumsy that I have spilled before-- a bottle with a wand cap and a regular bottle-- and it was so traumatic that I switched forever to reducer caps. You get just the right amount that way.
  4. erraticprophet

    Oils making my skin dry, help!

    Are you sure you're not having an allergic reaction to something in the scents? That said, some oils do have the ability to dry out skin.
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    Milk and Cream Notes

    I second Dana O'Shee! It's unbelievably yum! Very milky and soothing. Alice is lovely! Very milky and a wonderful carnation note in there. Gluttony was more caramel on me than milky. *Adds Shadwell to her wishlist.* Love milk! Love tobacco!
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    The scents that get you the most compliments?

    I get most complimented on Dorian, Snow White (probably the most complimented), The Wild Men of Jezirat Al Tennyn, Les Bijoux, and Mme. Moriarty. It's a mixture of throw, skin chemistry, and other people's likes. With one of my friends if she likes something, she says it's powdery. Kills me every time. I find that other BPALers give the most compliments and have better noses (example: "Mmmm.. Red musk! Is that Mme. Moriarty?").
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    Limited editions equivalents in the general catalog?

    The closest I've come to finding Hunger Moon 2007 is Scales of Deprivation.
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    I want to smell like dirt! Dirt, Earth, Soil recommendations

    I love dirt! Particularly fresh, moist, earthy dirt. I need to get more scents featuring it. So far I've tried: Death Cap- My favorite earthy scent! It's all warm vanilla and fresh earth. Nocnitsa- Another favorite! Smells like a walk in the forest. A leafy-berry-dirt smell. Jazz Funeral- Boozy flowers give way to moist earth. Beautiful! Burial- I liked it at first-- it was pine-y and earthy-- but then I started to amp the vetiver so much that I got a headache. Worm Moon- I really love this. Potting soil with a hint of decaying wood and a tiny whiff of flowers. Nosferatu- I didn't get earth from this. I got sweet, slightly rotting hay. It was a very powerful scent and reminded me very much of my grandparents' barn. I think I need a bottle of it just for that. Malediction- It smelled like turpentine and vetiver. Gave me a migraine.
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    Got this as a frimp recently. (I really need to go through my imps and finish up my reviews! ) Initial Impression: mostly jasmine with a hint of sweetness On Wet: JASMINE! On Dry: OH HAI!! IZ JASMINE!!!! Final Impression:
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    What do bottles and labels look like?

    Well, someone's already got a bottle of it up on ebay and the picture is pretty good. Thanks. I just checked it out. It looks awesome! I can't wait to get mine!
  11. erraticprophet

    What do bottles and labels look like?

    Anyone have a picture of Frederic yet? I'm dying to see him!
  12. erraticprophet

    Something like Marc Jacobs' Daisy?

    I've been looking for a blend myself! It's one of my favorite non-BPAL perfumes. I'll re-list the notes: top notes- wild strawberry, violet leaf, and ruby red grapefruit, heart notes- violet, jasmine, and gardenia, base notes- vanilla infusion, musks, and white woods. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread!
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    Romantic Scents

    Ah! Love is a marvelous thing. Congratulations! Some beautiful scents that remind me of the first flush of love.. I Died For Beauty- The Venusian splendor of ylang ylang and violet stirred by hyssop, frankincense, and grave loam.- So achingly beautiful. I'm not a floral gal, but I really love this. The frankincense and grave loam really make this scent! Jezebel- Biblical witch, priestess of Astarte, and general troublemaker. A true role model for today's upwardly mobile Modern Woman. A gloriously decadent blend of honey, roses, orange blossom and sandalwood.- Decadent is definitely the word for this perfume. Les Bijoux- Skin musk and honey, blood-red rose, orange blossom, white peach, red apple, frankincense and myrrh.- Very sexy, a bit sweet. This one unfolds slowly. Gorgeous! Suspiro- A Latin word that means to sigh or draw a deep breath, that also suggests longing, desire, yearning, and a passionate wish. Ylang ylang with white plum, white orchid, jasmine, calla lily and lily of the valley.- Another floral unlike any other. Scherezade- A master storyteller who possessed unfailing courage and compassion, a sharp, quick wit, and a true understanding of human nature. Saffron and Middle Eastern spices swirled through sensual red musk.- Sexy and soft. I love this one.
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    Allergy Questions, Allergies and other reactions to oils

    I don't know about anyone else's experiences with TKO, but I tend to wake up feeling very groggy when I get it on the fabrics near my head. I'm assuming that it's the prolonged sniffing that's doing it. When I have it only on my skin, I'm fine. It's usually faded before I wake up in the morning. But the few times I got it on my blankets or pillow, I'm dead beat for a good part of the morning-- but, then, I'm not a morning person either..
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    Loving the frankincense!

    I forgot to mention that I have tried Cathedral. I didn't much like it because it smelled all waxed church pew with only the faintest whiff of incense. I wanted more incense! I gave it away.