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About Rane.

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  • Birthday 07/25/1986

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    The Bow & Crown of Conquest; Hyakki Yagyo; The Black Tower; Nes Gadol Haya Sham


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  1. Rane.

    I Was Put an Alien in Their World

    I find myself craving this scent almost daily for a while now. Snake Oil itself I don't wear much because of the toasty-warm smell, but this blend is mouth watering to me. On wet the herbs are upfront, give me warm, toasty, golden brown impressions. Then the Mimosa, floral Neroli, & then a sharp hit of Star Jasmine cuts thru. A sweetness is there too, like a baked good covered in sugar crystals surrounded by petals. I can't get enough! Dry down it mostly smells like a floral, with a ghostly, faint toasty background; A complete switch from initial application. I think this, & Hyakki Yagyo, are now tied for #1 favorites in my BPAL list/signature scent.
  2. Bought this Feb. 2018. When I first opened & applied it I became overwhelmed with a tobacco smell. That is not an ingredient tho! It had a papery, dried tobacco, or papyrus smell. Wasn't bad, but I couldn't figure out when I'd be comfortable wearing it. Cpuldn't pick up other notes. So I put it in a dark chest to age, darling! Aug, 4 2019: It smells heavenly. I'll describe it as a creamy, lightly spiced, wooden, dried paper, sage man-musk, with a delicate sweetness. I feel like the vetiver, balsam, & sage give it the chocolate-like impression I keep noting. As it dries out on the skin I'm left with more spicy musk notes like cedar, sage, with a light myrrh floating around. A complex one, & kinda special/magickal to me! Makes me think of friendship, late nights with a book, & warm hugs!
  3. Rane.

    A Chance Meeting in Springtime

    In the bottle I smell peach cream. It's love/dislike for me on that. This one I have to apply to fully enjoy. Kind of makes me think of it as the sister of Body, Remember. Once I apply it tho, oh goodness I could easily melt: Soft peachy cream, delightful fig. I think the sandalwood is giving it that creamy smell.
  4. Rane.


    I own the 2019, never smelled any other version. One reason I bought this was the combo of scents I've never encountered before. It smells like baby powder in the bottle & upon applying, but it starts to open up into a mature sexy, herbal, Earthy smell. Patchouli stands out to me most, as that scent I'm more familiar with. This is my go to scent for days I feel manly. haha! Also a favorite to put on after a shower, right before bedtime.
  5. Rane.

    Three Lovers

    So lovely. I like wearing it, tho it gives me super feminine vibes. Fine with me! I mostly smell roses & silk, a hint of cedarwood. Overall I get an impression of dhoop sticks & Ivory soap bars.
  6. Rane.

    Beachy, Tropical Scents

    I was gonna suggest that [Body, Remember 2019]. My wife loves it. Wasn't too fond at first, but it aged a few months since I bought it. Now we both wear it & can't get enough. It's a lovely sweet coconut smell. Usually those are too much for me.
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    This one is a sexy red dress smell on me. In the bottle it had a rubbery note to it that was strange. But once I smeared some on it turned into a sweet, Indian incense, smoke, & musk smell. Galangal & opoponax have to be what creates that sultry scent. My favorite thing about this is my wife said she didn't like the bottle smell, but she couldn't stop smelling me after I put some on! 💖
  8. Rane.

    Tricuspid Valve

    I feel so sad that I don't like this. I had to wipe it off cuz it smelled like I hadn't bathed in weeks, & I bathe maybe 1 to 3 times a day... & I love dirty hippy, incense smells, but this one was a nasty no no. Maybe it was my chemistry that day not working well with something in the blend. However, like with An Excerpt... from Luper 2018, it aged amazingly. Perhaps this one will too. I smelled it again, two days after first application, & I can tell it is starting to blend together. I think this just needs to age in the dark in my box. Love you, BPAL!!
  9. Rane.

    Caressing the Gilded Lily

    Glad to own a second lily of the valley perfume in my life. First one was a vintage Avon bottle. This smells so exotic, like a spring floral with a crisp melon blossom, & tea. Those stand out most to me.
  10. Rane.

    Wet Fingers

    It is a slippery scent to me in the bottle, & I love the sandlewood note that makes it seem like a beautiful floral with a naughty center! Plays with the nose. It is mostly minty when it dries on my skin.
  11. Rane.

    The Bow & Crown of Conquest

    I added myself to the restock list & finally was notifiedaybe 5 months later. I bought this immediately! Lol I wore this to work one day & someone said I smell like a brand new car, complimentary, mind you. I don't smell that but whatever. Lol It's a deep, warm scent, with a vanilla hint. The sage & cedar blends so well with the vanilla. This is my go to scent when I want to make a first impression.
  12. Rane.

    Nes Gadol Haya Sham

    2018 edition: I smell maraschino cherries with a lemon verbena note in the bottle. On my skin dried it smells like cherry incense, syrupy sweet, but not sickeningly sweet with the lemony note faintly cutting thru. It has exceptional throw too. Applied to my inner elbow it will stay a good 6 hours.
  13. Rane.

    Reflections Under Bereavement

    Love it. I get the impression of fresh laundry or if grandma's linen closet had a designer musk note. Soft incense smell & clean fabric with the lightest kiss of musk. I'd say this scent was a little outside my normal choices & I'm glad I picked it.
  14. Rane.

    Exhausted Sailors

    Salty, but I'm salivating over the hinoki wood, & kelp. I can barely smell spice & a touch of lime, but mostly I smell SALT. It's sexy & manly.
  15. Rane.

    Hope / Auspicio

    So simple but delightful. I like blending this with Vasilissa. Alone I smell like a field of carnations. I don't pick up much of the oudh tho.