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Nov. 10th, 2014 02:37 pm
handypolymath: (trelawny)
BPAL IMP WISHLIST
 
absinthe
agnes nutter
bewildered in a dream
chimera
coyote
dormouse
famine
hand of glory
hatta
hunter
kyoto
laudanum
medicine show
omen
plunder
ranger
robotic scarab
rome
scarecrow
seraglio
sheol
smokestack
squirting cucumber
tacitus' phoenix
the bow and crown of conquest
the great sword of war
tombstone
troll
tzadikim nistarim
u
vice
white rabbit
zombi
 
SWAPS ON OFFER

BPAL imps:
fog machine juice - 'single note' [no description]
against idleness & mischief - Pollen-dusted honey, diligent tonka, steadfast chamomile, and goodly hyssop.
tweedledum - Absurd! Green mango, fig, patchouli and green tea.
harlot - Somalian rose, Moroccan rose and Bulgar rose with a sultry dribble of cinnamon.
mary reed - Salt air, ocean mist, aged patchouli, sarsaparilla, watered-down rum, leather-tinged musk, and a spray of gunpowder. 
the light of men's lives - The wax and smoke of millions upon millions of candles illuminating the walls of Death's shadowy cave: some tall, straight, and strong, blazing with the fire of life, others dim and guttering..
mantis - Crushed herbs and sweet amber resin with a streak of patchouli, neroli and golden musk.
psyche - Bulgar rose, Chinese white musk, lavender, orchid and frankincense.
Prototype PPV662- "a soft musky/amber blend with rose throughout."
Prototype ICD23- "A sort of jungly, feral green."
Prototype PPN143- "herbs? green? fir? bracing, went soapy on me"


Conjure Oils samples:
la maceta - vibrant marigolds, scarlet geraniums, green leaves and fresh soil smile up at you from their terra cotta home.
odin - Mist- covered Norwegian ash, mossy emerald lichens and the smoke from the Fates' campfire
four leaf clover - Lucky sweet clover, lemon sugar and green fig, wisteria for hope and a drop or two of raspberry for gorgeous love 
the pernicious parasol - cherry, plum and apricot are cloaked in black vanilla and slathered with bitter almond, tart green apple, d'anjou pear and the tiniest tinge of cassava.


House of Gloi samples:
insalata nocturna - Italian lemon, rubbed tomato leaf, olive leaf, black fig syrup and basil. 


Perfume samples:
l'artisan parfumeur: fou d'absinthe - absinthe, star anise, dry pine, cistus, angelica flower, blackcurrant buds, clove, ginger, nutmeg, patchouli, pepper, pine needles, fir balsam
montale: intense cafe - coffee, rose, amber, vanilla, white musk

Lace edged hankies:
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[edited 4.4.15]

handypolymath: (monster)
I've learned that I'm open to smelling like a lot of strange things.  I enjoy a scent that's evocative, whether it's of place, character, narrative, activity, even something edible or poisonous.  I have favorite notes, and ones that work well with my skin, but I'm oddly more willing to sit through a mediocre failure of a scent than a boring movie.  
 Tell me a story, give me a mise en scene. )
handypolymath: (cigar)
I've been sniffing around, and here are my thoughts:

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Next up: some of the BPAL prototypes from [personal profile] synecdochic's recent decant circle.
handypolymath: (number one)
I've had an old silver cigarette case for years, and now it holds tiny vials of perfume samples.  Today I wore Knize Ten

*Holy Hell, what is going on in my nose?  I discard a ton of adjectives without pinning down the sensation.  It's not spiky, sharp, medicinal or fuel.  Is it rosemary? The bug-killing juice of geranium stems? A chemical spill in a barbershop?

*It's out there like The Tick is out there.  Waaaaaay out there.

*My grandmother used to brew Earl Grey tea in a coffee percolator, reheating the pot during the day; that's the bergamot here, severe without explanation or apology.

*This is a very dangerous dandy.  This is Sydney Greenstreet as Gutman.  Or possibly Howard Stark.

*Something in this smells like if you removed all the sweet 'root beer' notes from sassafras root.  There's an occasional soapy note, but it's a mug of shaving soap.

*Oh, wow, leather.  New car leather, suede and solvents, with whiffs of savory cold vanilla.

*And the tail end is sandalwood.
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