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    Buck Moon

    Let me just add another "gorgeous!" to the chorus. At first sniff, it reminded me of Storm Moon--cool & citrusy. Dabbed on, it softened & deepened; it's a wonderful light, soft scent that's perfect to wear at the close of summer. And it lasts! I dabbed it on my wrist 9 hours ago & have washed dishes since, & I can still smell it. This one's going into the "order again if it's offered" pile!
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    This is a heavy scent, spicy & fruity. Very, very sweet. & not to my taste (there's sweet, & then there's icky-sweet; & on me this comes out the latter).
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    This is a beautiful, complex fragrance. Wet, it's botanical, like crushed plants with a hint of balsam: a little cool & green. As it dries down, the balsam lingers. Dry, it changes to something warm & subtle & sophisticated. & it lasts for hours. This one I'm ordering in the big vial!
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    Black Rose

    Wet: It's rose with a hint of sweetness that makes it smell lush & decadent. Certainly not your granny's tea rose! Drying: It mellows. The scent fades fairly quickly on me; but I can tell it's still there, like the ghost of some old sin. It's a lovely rose with an intriguing hint of darkness. I'll be using up the imp & probably ordering more.
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    Black Forest

    A 5ml bottle of this was in my first order with BPAL, because I couldn't resist the description. First wearing took me straight back to childhood: wet, it smelled like the mentholated rub that was slathered on me when I had a cold. A few minutes later, it smelled like a fragrance I wore in high school. Then it settled into my skin & sweeted, & smelled lovely. What a walk through my past! Luckily, that was the only time I had those reactions to this marvelous scent. I love opening the bottle & sniffing: it does smell cold & mysterious & piney. Sometimes, as it dries, I can smell other botanicals; then it dries warm & sweet, though I still get a hint of pine. The experience is like drifting down through branches of evergreen, to flowers blooming on the forest floor. This is one of my favorites.
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    Harvest Moon 2004

    I've worn this one several times since I got it, & I love it more & more. First time wearing, it seemed like a confusion of scents--& way more sweet & floral than I tend to like. As it dried, though, I could smell the warm spice of dry leaves comig through; & then the berries and wine. An hour later, it all had melded into the smell of a warm October day in the woods--lovely. That first wearing was the only time I've smelled the grapes & wine. It still smells wonderful & spicy on me, though. I, too, have trouble with the scent fading quickly; but yesterday I mixed a couple drops into Neutragena body lotion & smoothed it onto my arms & legs, & the scent lasted & lasted & lasted. I walked around in a fragrant haze all day & could still smell it when I went to bed last night. Definitely a keeper!