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About Bamels

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    evil enabler
  • Birthday 12/10/1985


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    England, UK
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    United Kingdom

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    Dead Leaves and Blackberries
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    Vanilla, Honey, Leather, Violet. Snake Oil, Womb Furie, Hemlock Honey, De Sade & Black Annis, Penny Dreadful

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    My daughter, photography, bpal, baking, reading, home education, Paganism, ukulele


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  1. Bamels

    #20 Love Oil

    Frimp: A wonderfully, edible, herbal, rose. Florals go soapy on me, so we'll see how long this lasts (I can taste soap as I'm typing). From a distance this smells lovely, but when I sniff my wrist I am starting to smell soap. It's dry now, and while it is not horrendously soapy, it's still not something I would wear.
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    Frimp: I just purchased a bottle of Ranger after falling in love with the frimp. We'll see how this goes. I amp leather, so that is automatically what I can smell first. Hmm, baby powder is coming out. Leather and baby powder is a bizarre combination! It smells nicer now, the balance seems better. But I already have 2 leather scents so am unsure what this has to offer me. I do like the softness of it though, so will keep the imp and see how often I use it.
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    Le Lèthè

    Frimp: My second red musk note frimp. It smells like an expensive incense stick in the imp. A syrupy smell is starting to come out of the spice as this dries. I'm not keen on the outcome on my skin. I think there is a floral in there which has messed with the syrup. It's a pass from me.
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    Frimp: This smells like Dr Pepper in the imp. I can smell aniseed as it's drying. This doesn't have as much throw as I thought it would do. It's a lovely soft, sweet scent. But I'm not sure how often, if ever, I would wear this. A few minutes after writing this, and the smell is gone.
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    The Mahogany Tree

    Frimp. I can smell sticky sweet syrupy wine and currants. I don't think this has aged well. It still smells the same when dried, something has turned, or it's just not agreeing with my skin. Off to swaps.
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    Frimp. In the bottle it smells like a green, slightly piney menthol.As it dries I am getting a slight ghost of a smoke scent. Like I am walking through a pine forest and someone has a campfire going in the distance. A leather note is coming out as it dries (assuming the buckskin). I amp leather, so I feel like it may take over, which will be a shame! It's now dry and the leather isn't too strong. It's a wonderful scent. It reminds me slightly of De Sade, but less dark and moody, more woodsy. I can't tell if I want to keep it or not. I may hold onto it to see if I have an occasion to wear it.
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    Black Phoenix

    Frimp. In the imp it smells like something in my food cupboard. A hidden chocolate stash maybe? Looking through others' responses, I can now pick out the almond. It's not too sweet or foody, which is nice. A soapy note is starting to come through now it's drying. It's getting softer as it dries, it's not unpleasant at all, but I was expecting a bit more of a WOW factor from it. It's gone slightly powdery now. I think this will go to the swaps as I don't wear powder scents any more.
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    Hope and Fear Set Free

    I bought this purely for the bottle art as it is one of my favourite paintings. I think the frankincense is going to dominate the scent for me, but hopefully it will be wearable as I would hate to have to part with it! The bourbon vanilla is coming out to soften the frankincense as it's drying. It's turning a little soapy on me, so I'm not entirely sure when I'll wear it, but I do want to keep it.
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    Frimp. In the bottle it smell like a car air freshner. I know there is no rose scent in there, but it really is quite rosy. Maybe the violet has turned funny on me?! It smells too artificial on me. I think i'll pass.
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    Frimp. This smells like a clean scent. Looking at the notes, I am slightly dubious about the florals. It's currently drying, and it really does smell like an honest and truthful scent. I don't know how else to describe it! I can't work out if i like it. The frankincense is getting stronger though. It's definitely not an unpleasant scent, but I can't work out when I would wear it.
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    Frimp. I hardly want to try it. Florals are not my friend, but on it goes. Floral soap when wet. Floral soap when dry. SWAP!
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    Frimp. It contains my dreaded vetiver, I'll see what it does, but this is usually a note of death for me. Well, the leather is coming along but vetiver is still hanging around. It smells like a grunge club. But not in a great way. Pass.
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    Litha 2006

    I bought this to wear when celebrating Litha, so am not hugely bothered about the smell, as long as it isn't horrendous. I can smell heavy florals in the bottle, and something that is almost soap, but not quite. It has a good throw. When on and wet, the florals die down, and I can smell something citrusy. Nice, like the sun It's really fun and full of sunny energy
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    Mabon 2010

    I bought this to wear when celebrating Mabon, so I am not hugely bothered about the smell (unless it's horrendous). If it's great, fab, I'll wear it more often. If it's meh, eh, at least it's only once a year. Bottle smells slightly syrupy but with a sweet medicinal tang (hops?). When on, the tang dies down nicely and is leaving me with herbal syrup. It's a lovely scent and the perfect balance of power between Lammas and Samhain!
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    Voodoo Lily

    Frimp. I don't like lily or florals so am scared to try this! It doesn't smell straight-up floral in the imp which is promising. It's kind of citrus-alcohol. On my wrist it smells of straight-up soap. Shame! No saving this one.