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  1. Threemoons

    406: NOT ACCEPTABLE v1

    I get a lot of black pepper and marine notes in the bottle, along with undernotes of green tea. On, it gets both more green tea-e and the marine note develops more. Black pepper blast hangs around for a while also. Long unfold, medium throw and length.
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    Pickle Hair Gloss

    Okay, finally got my mitts on a bottle of this, and using it as a HG and body spritz. I thought it would be much stronger on me as I tend to amp vanilla, but a ton of people said it was like high-end tropical suntan oil which is what I was going for, so I gave it a shot. SO glad I did! On me, the "lotion" note dissipates quickly and leaves behind a very soft, faint veil of vanilla and tiare with some coconut notes. Luckily, it is NOT a gourmand-y blend on me, which is what I was hoping for. Unlike a lot of my other faves, which tend to run to the very strong (think patchouli/creosote/red musk notes) this one is not only office safe but job interview safe and NYC Gross Sticky Summertime safe. So so gentle and pretty.
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    Wow, first! This is a SUPER fresh garden cucumber smell; it even has a sort of "fizzy" edge that reminds me of the fuzz on cucumber vines. Fresh, light, vegetal. Reminds me of picking cucumbers in my grandma's garden when I was a little girl, right down to the fresh sappy/sharp smell of the freshly-twisted cuke stems.
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    British Invasion

    This one is such a morpher on me...goes from strong smell of brand new suede shoes, to cheap high-alcohol men's aftershave with leather, then morphs to a sort of woody/almond thing with some citrus, down to a resiny non-gourmand almond with wisps of bergamot...
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    FORMULA FFSST5: Hospital

    On me, this is another "blink and you'll miss it" scent. In the bottle: Almost nothing; getting very faint whiffs of an almost citrussy iodine and clean cloth. On, wet: Very faint metallic ozone notes start to pop up. Still very light, almost not there. Drydown: An almost invisible linen and ozone scent. Perfect for really hot summer days; just wish it lasted longer on me.
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    FORMULA FFSS8: Spaceship

    This one on me, like a UFO, only appeared in flits and was almost invisible. I got a sort of citrus vapor that flickered in and out of being detectable, and at the end of the day had settled against my skin as the faintest sweet skin citrus.
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    Eve (With Sage Fuck Up)

    Okay, I'm going through some Great BPALS of Ages Past and pulled this one today. It has settled down SO nicely! Gorgeous incence herby dark floral on me.
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    Some Heraldry

    I have a bottle of this and it's ageing gorgeously for me. It was never super-masculine on me, but now it really wears like an expensive woman's sandalwood soap, like the old catalog item from Caswell-Massey. It's NOT like the Chinatown Bee Flower sandalwood soap, nor the Mysore Sandalwood soap from Indian shops. Sweet tobacco flower is what I think the floral side is, and I am getting more of a light/floral sandalwood rather than a masculine one. The leather is really staying in the background on this one.
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    Sweet Potato Musk

    Tardy to the party but finally got my hands on this. Loving the maple syrup note; finding it oddly comforting in my scent locket today even though it's as hot as hell in NYC and this is such a fall/winter scent!
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    Chaos Theory VI: Recursive Self-Similarity v7

    Got #143 of the Frankincense series as a frottle with a large order. How to even go about describing this? In the bottle--a WHACK of resin, almost like bowling alley polish, with a floater of institutional white hand soap of the sort that the dispensers are filled with in office buildings, etc. On, wet: The soapy note unfolds into the most unusual dried white flower petals scent--still planty/resinous but perfumey also, with a sort of interesting background waxiness (magnolia???). Drydown time is relatively short, and a sort of lingering lilly/magnolia/resin scent lingers behind, along with the faint smell of..oddly enough--hot glassware coming clean out of the dishwasher. Unfortunately low wear length and low/medium throw. Very office friendly though! Really surprised by how delicate and complex this one is as the rest of my Chaos Theories (both perfumes and HGs) were much stronger. OTOH this has had 10 years to mellow out, and it did so very nicely! So glad I have this; I love unique editions! Feel glad to have gotten this aged treasure out there.
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    All Head, All Spine, All Limb, All Loin

    Holy cannoli! I have been hunting and searching for the perfect New Leather Jacket scent from BPAL and I think I finally found it (and yeah, I don't have a bottle of Riding Crop yet but I want to fix that). Really totally New Leather Jacket on me, start to finish!
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    Withering Heights

    I am a total sucker for retail exclusives, and all of the other BPAL creations done for this publisher have been fantastic--as is this one! I just got this, and it was a little bottle-tight this AM, but I put it on anyway. In the bottle--furniture workshop wood resin; almost hints of the faintest whiff of fresh wood polish, like a new door installed in an old apartment. On, wet: I normally amp red musk like nobody's business, and I am very pleased that in this case, it's really staying in the background, adding just a liiiiiitle lift to the leather and the black musk/oily notes of labdanum. The leather notes come out first, followed by more complex woody smells. After drydown, a sort of resinous cherrywood lingers on (hard to describe unless you've actually worked with cherrywood in a woodshop and/or pruned a cherry tree--think almost sour cherry notes blended with sapwood). At the end of the day, after a longer drydown, what lingers on on me anyway is tiny hits of the leather accord and a resinous black musk/sap smell. Very low throw on this--it stays very close to the skin on me--and medium to low wear time before re-application. I really like it as the black musk is the ruling musk here, not the red, which as mentioned I wouldn't even know it was there if it wasn't listed. Glad I got it!
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    Melancholy Inferno

    An emo conflagration: tomato leaf, black pepper, coriander, burnt cedar, and crimson musk. Okay, BPAL's Tomato Leaf Note is one of my faves, and even though I amp red musk like an absolute fiend, and have a lot of other red musk BPALs, I had to get this one for the tomato leaf. WORTH IT! In the bottle: The burnt cedar and black pepper notes are what first hit you, which to me is a great sign as in the musk is NOT a bully on this one. On, wet: The gorgeous tomato leaf immediately starts to unfold and rise to the top of things. I love BPAL's tomato leaf note because tomato leaves, when crushed, are sort of like if a plant could sweat...think clean sweat, its astringency is there but also a real cleanliness. From then on in, the magic really starts to happen. This one has low to medium throw on me but a long wear time, and it undergoes an interesting morph along the way. As the top notes of the tomato leaf die down, the coriander steps up, but both that and the leaf keep things vegetal rather than smoky or floral. The cedar stays in the background and is really more like fresh cedar bark rather than a cedar keepsake trunk or such. Then, as the day goes on, the red musk gradually creeps up, and slowly turns the whole thing gently to a cool floral on me...not quite quite any one flower, not spice, and not woody...never really "sweet" but floral, maybe crushed wildflower petals? Anyway, if you are a tomato leaf note fan, you need this in your life. It's also a tame starting point for folks wary of red musks.
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    Blood and the Lemon

    Honored to be first post on this! I am in LOVE with BPAL citrus notes, and their red musk, and when I read the description I had to get it. In the bottle: Fresh-squeezed lemon juice with only the tiniest bit of dragon's blood; it's really all about the lemon. On, wet: Starts to unfold immediately with red musk notes, but the citrus keeps up very very well; getting notes of sweet grapefruit in here; maybe that's the "coppery/sharp" note in the description? Drydown, short-termish: The citrus is still hanging on really well, which is great as lemon normally just vanishes on me after 10 minutes. The red musk seems to deepen/develop a bit more and becomes more complex over time. Day's end: Even without re-application during the day, the red musk held on faintly, along with distant bitter citrus notes. So I give this one a long wear rating and medium throw. Going to try re-application during the day to see how it builds up, but I am really loving this as it is pretty much just what I expected--two of my favorite BPAL notes in one place.
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    Heart-Shaped Beanie on the Metro

    I am so glad that I got this blind-bottle. On me, the rose comes out swinging when wet, but upon drydown, the orange blossom and the white sugar notes (think the sugar rim on a cocktail glass) come forward. I wish wish WISH this was available as a body dust/powder.