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So Lightning actually ended up getting much less aggressively ozone and quieting down into something more calming. Fitz-rat is also sneakier than I had originally anticipated. He is now a Vicious Attack Rat of Doom (or so he thinks), and he lounges about, quiescent, no longer sniffing and twitching at my strange-smelling wrists. So when I think he's not interested, he springs forward and attacks! It's so weird.

Fool-rat honestly seems to be uninterested; he sort of sniffs like mad for a bit and then genuinely loses interest. I can sort of see his blog:

Brother is acting stupid again. (I bet all his entries start out this way.)

Is quite clear to me that smelly wrists are not food. Why does brother think that they are food?

Stupid brother.

Will sleep in corner or groom myself while brother makes himself look silly attacking non-food-smelly-wrists.

De Sade )
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I have discovered that I haven't been writing up a lot of BPAL stuff, mostly because I'm too lazy to take assiduous notes on the five bazillion different stages of the smell. But I'm still curious enough to write up impressions, especially when they're weird ones. Anything that turns to powder will probably just be skipped over, because those are really boring.

Shadow )

Torture King LE )

Ides of March LE )

Lightning )

BPAL: Succubus

Wed, Jul. 13th, 2005 10:16 pm
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BPAL: Bat-winged, flame-eyed, and possessed of an unearthly, perfect beauty: the Daughters of Lilith, the Succubi, invade the dreams of men and lie with them in rapturous, unholy sexual union. The scent of their skin is bittersweet, dusky and terminally seductive. Mimosa, orange blossom, neroli and bergamot with a drop of sweet clove.

Imp: Citrus combined with clove. Well, I think it's clove... it's a darker, sort of spicier flavor that makes the citrus smell more cider-like.

Wet: Sigh. Flowers are coming out to play again, and the citrus is moving to the background. Right now it's an interesting floral that isn't very floral at all, more spicy than anything, but I am predicting powder come a few minutes.

Drydown: Yup... powder. Sigh. It was smelling so nice in the beginning too!

Oh well. At least this was one of the four free imps the lab threw in with my bottle order.

BPAL: Thalia

Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 11:47 pm
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BPAL: Good Cheer. Plumeria, pear and white champagne.

Imp: Hrm, interesting fruity-alcohol smell, although I'm not sure if I would have identified it as such before reading the description. I definitely smell the pear.

Wet: Ok, this is strange. It's starting to smell remarkably like vanilla. And now pear. Hrm. Except... a slightly fake pear, if that makes any sort of sense.

Dry: Strangely, it is now wavering somewhere between vanilla and powder. I'm guessing the powder is the plumeria finally kicking in, heh. Yay me and floral. At least I am consistent. Oookay. Now this is strange. It smells like vanilla. I have no idea where this has come from. I am still amazed that it hasn't turned to powder. It's completely not me, but I'm just so happy that there's something on me that doesn't smell like powder!

Fitz-rat: More food-smell! I lunge for food but get spanked. No idea why. No fair. Oh well. More interesting things to do, like figure out how to get under the couch covers again. (He actually smells rather nicely of vanilla and muskiness and very like dessert. This is all very disturbing to me.)

Fool-rat: Hrm. Newish. Boring. Will sleep. (He ran away before I could rub my wrists on his fur. Smart fuzz!)
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For my own reference, to be updated whenever.

Wishlist )

Notes )

BPAL: Kostnice

Wed, Jun. 15th, 2005 08:26 pm
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Wow. I've finished my batch now!

Imps up for trade:


All around the level of the label. Would prefer trading, particularly for anything citrusy or non-floral.

[livejournal.com profile] yhlee, I've got Severin, Phantasm and Dirty for you.
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ETA: You know what's really funny? While this turns horribly powdery on me, it actually smells nicely floral on Fitz-rat. Well, nicely floral intermingled with rattiness, that is.
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First, I got my first BPAL shipment in today! Joy!

I have: Dirty, Blood Rose, Moon Rose, Burial, Lady of Shallot, Severin, and Wrath (Blood Rose being the extra). I figured this being the first time 'round, I'd try scents from all over the continuum, instead of scents that sounded like they would smell like Embalming Fluid, which I adore.

I smelled like cinnamon for a while when I was trying on Wrath.

However, being greedy, I opened up every single imp to smell a little, and now I smell like a really weird mix, since I've got a piney scent, florals, an aquatic, a spicy/incensey and assorted others.

One of these scents (or all of them!) is driving Mr. Fitz-rat nuts, as he is trying to eat everything in sight. He just tried to eat my necklace, the back of my hand, and my hoodie.

My rats have never bitten me, but right now the smell is making him think that I'm something really nummy, because he's nibbling on my fingers.

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Tue, Apr. 26th, 2005 09:08 pm
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Ok, I am having way too much fun with this scent thing ^_^. Sadly, my BPAL order probably isn't going to be getting here for forever, alas.

More smell analysis! Apologies to people who are already bored with this, but this is all new and interesting and exciting!

Tried on Donna Karan's Be Delicious in the department store last weekend, which comes in an adorable apple-shaped bottle. Alas, the perfume doesn't smell like tart green apple, like I thought. It smells like slightly too old, mealy apples. Yuck. And it was on me all day and drove me nuts.

Came home from work and stole some of [livejournal.com profile] fannishly's Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, which I thought I would like, given that Embalming Fluid has tea notes. Alas, no. It just smells sort of sour on me. I think it's the alcohol base and my skin, I really do. It's really weird. I think that's why I haven't been able to find a perfume I like before! The only time I don't get overwhelmed with the alcohol smell is with really heavy, musky scents like Chanel No. 5, which I just don't seem to take to on me. A whiff of it on other people smells nice, but it just doesn't feel right for me to wear it all day long. So all the clean scents that I seem to be gravitating toward were overwhelmed by the alcohol and the skin-alcohol reaction. Weeeeiiird.

The really funny thing was that after putting on Green Tea, I played with my rats. And apparently Fitz-rat has very good perfume-skin chemistry! Or, er, perfume-fur chemistry? Last time I tried on Chanel No. 5 and picked him up, he smelled like a really weird combination of expensive perfume and rat for two days. I am quite sure Coco Chanel never anticipated that her flagship scent would adorn a rat. Also, I would just like to say that Chanel No. 5 + rat smells really, really, incredibly weird.

Anyhow, this time Fitz-rat ended up smelling just like Green Tea. And this is after it faded off my skin in no time! And it smells better on my rat than it does on me! This is just sad...

Now I am wearing L'Eau D'Issey lotion, which is really nice and grassy on me. Sort of scared to try the perfume itself, because I think the alcohol smell will take over and make me feel carsick. Maybe Green Tea lotion will smell better on me.

Another happy smell is Gap's So Pink. According to them, it is:
- Top notes: sparkling pink grapefruit, juicy orange, and a watery accord
- Middle notes: muguet, fresh lily, sweet pea, sunny flower
- Bottom notes: fresh jasmine, soft musk

I can't tell. It just smells like grapefruit to me.
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Not sure if my nose is up to snuff...

Embalming Fluid )

This is really interesting! I don't pay attention to this kind of thing at all, so it's very strange trying to come up with words that describe scent and how even strong lemon smells "thin" to me while the maybe-musk smells "thick." The only problem with this scent is that it fades in about two hours. I don't know if that is a long life span or not for a scent, but I like it a lot and wish it would last all day so I wouldn't have to reapply.

So. From my admittedly very small experience with perfumes and scents, I dislike anything too musky or thick or sweet (vanilla is right out). Chanel no. 5 is nice on other people but I don't want to smell it on me 24/7. I don't like things that feel like they're going to hang around in my nose for a long time, if that makes sense. I think I am not so good with florals, though I can't distinguish most of them. From smelling candles and stuff, I know I dislike the smell of lavender and lilac, jasmine is ok when it's light (like the tea), I love the smell of fresh roses but possibly not rose perfume. I'm not sure if florals smell right on me as well -- they don't smell me-ish or something. I thought I would like fruity smells, but Akuma's raspberry is too sweet and thick on me. I really like Gap's "Pink" perfume, which smells like grapefruit, so I'm guessing that I like citrus smells. Maybe it's that I like smelling food, but I don't like smelling like food, ergo, ixnay on most fruits and foody sweet smells (vanilla is my nemesis outside of the kitchen). For some reason, citrus doesn't make me feel like I smell like food. I smell like food peel, yes, but not food. Plus, the thought of eating lemon peels or grapefruit peels isn't very appealing.

So I think the general consensus for me is that I like clean smells that aren't too cloying and are fairly light. I don't like it when they smell too "cool" because it makes me feel a little nauseous, so maybe a touch of musk, like Embalming Fluid? It's very interesting trying to figure this out! I mean, I don't think about this at all. I think I would like sort of green, nature-y smells, or light clean florals. Although my definition may be different from most people's! I like the light honey smell of some roses, not overpowering. I don't like floral scents that remind me of pollen. I think I really like spicy/soapy smells that just fade into my skin and leave a little residue of spiciness. It's like... scents that make you feel hungry instead of full. Er. Or I guess scents that don't linger and only leave little wisps of scent, instead of overstaying their welcome and getting crumbs all over the place. I want scents that are nice houseguests that always leave before you get sick of them and leave you remembering them fondly.

Uh, yeah...

I also realize that this list will probably make no sense to those of you who are not me (I'm pretty sure that's all of you, although reading Angel Sanctuary has led me not to discount the possibility of an evil twin, twins, computer copies or reincarnations of myself). Apologies... it's really hard for me to find words to adequately describe how I feel about scents, particularly because I don't think about it often.

It's so strange thinking about this! I usually don't think of myself in terms of scent, so it's fun trying to figure out what smells like me. My hair smells like Pantene Pro-V or Dove (no idea what those smell like, in terms of flowers or anything), my skin smells like a combination of Caress bar soap and Nivea lotion. I love the smell of Caress. Nivea is a little too milky thick smelling for me, but it moistrurizes like mad, so I keep it. And now my wrists smell of Embalming Fluid! Where does one apply essential oils? Wrists? Neck? I miss smelling like Caress, because it had this spicy afterscent.

Anyhow, I am eagerly awaiting my first order of imps. After that, maybe I will trade around with people? I know [livejournal.com profile] yhlee would like to swap, and I just saw [livejournal.com profile] the_red_shoes do a BPAL post...

Perfume recs are also very welcome, though I think I tend to shy away from perfumes because I hate the way the alcohol base tinges the scent. Actually, any recs in general would be good because I have no idea what smells like what. Then again, the way I describe things, probably no one has a good notion of what I want to smell like! ;)


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