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25 November 2008 @ 10:03 pm
BPAL Wishlist  
Flist, feel free to ignore this post. I just need to get a BPAL wishlist up, since people keep asking me and I'm tired of going all ghetto by posting my c/ped notes from Word into an LJ comment.

Notes I like: grapefruit, vanilla, grass/dandelions, carnation, sugary musks (like Smut and Dorian), light/airy scents, apple (fresh apples and cider, but not so much apple blossom), Asian scents (like Aizen-Myoo and Holiday Moon), tea, ginger, foody (although not as much since my pregnancy -- apparently, my hormones are looking out for my bank account), white musk, sunflower, amber as long as it doesn't go powdery (blonde amber, as in Berenice, seems to be a real winner here, and the Nepalese amber in L'Estate is wonderful as well)

Favorite scents: Hungry Ghost Moon, Berenice, L'Estate, La Primavera, L'Autunno, Snow White, Smut, Morocco, Dorian, Aizen-Myoo, Holiday Moon, Kindly Moon, Empyreal Mist, Pink Moon 2007, Budding Moon, Harvest Moon (all vintages), NIFSA: Ebisu Making Love as Two Octopuses Look On, Creepy, Snow Glass Apples, Midway, The Crumpet Rebellion

Dislikes: patchouli, vetiver, most lavender scents, most wood scents, earthy/dark/dirty scents, smoke, myrrh (unless it’s just hiding in the background), heavy florals, heavy scents in general, aquatics, lemon/lime/verbena as the predominant note (I amp these like crazy and end up with a wristful of Lemon Pledge), jasmine and gardenia (most of the time), very dry and/or hot scents

LE Wishlist:
L’Estate (prefer bottle, but I'll swap for imps)
La Primavera (prefer bottle, but I'll swap for imps)
Berenice (prefer bottle, but I'll swap for imps)
Hungry Ghost Moon (one of my favorite scents; I'm always glad to take more of this, but bottle only)
Empyreal Mist (prefer bottle, but I'll swap for imps)
Kindly Moon (bottle only)
Et Lux Fuit
The Ecstasy of Passion
Pink Moon (2005 or 2007; bottle only)
Spirits of the Dead (A Demon in My View)
Annabel Lee (A Demon in My View)
The Unheavenly City
Screeching Parrot (imp preferred)
The Ecstasy of Infatuation
Corazon (imp or sniffie)
Kingsport (imp or sniffie)
Freak Show
Pumpkin Patch 4 (from 2005/2006, NOT the 2007 or 2008 one) (imp preferred)
White Phoenix (imp preferred)
The Unheavenly City
Sagittarius 2007
13 (June 2008 – green label; imp preferred)
Beltane 2005-06

GC Wishlist:
Black Pearl
Centzon Totochtin
Drink Me
Embalming Fluid
Juke Joint
Kubla Khan
La Belle Au Bois Dormant
Les Bijoux
Machu Picchu
Nostrum Remedium
Poisoned Apple
Shub-Niggurath (new version)
Stimulating Sassafras Strengthener
The Coil
The Temptation
Current Mood: fragrant
Atalanta Pendragonneatalantapendrag on November 26th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
Pssst, no-one's bid on my Chanukkiyah auction yet. I've also got a bottle of Woobie's Honey Tea you might like.
Miss Sophiamiss_sophia on November 26th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
Excellent, and now I have bid (from Siri-hubby's Paypal account)! Honey Tea sounds yummy, too. I don't have many non-BPAL scents. Let me know what you want for the Honey Tea as well. :)
Atalanta Pendragonneatalantapendrag on November 26th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
I've got the Honey Tea marked at $4, but I'll cut you a deal on it if you're getting anything else from me as well, either the Chanukkiyah or anything else from my sales post. If you wanna speak for one or more bottles from the sales post I'll set them aside for you until after the Chanukkiyah auction is over.
Miss Sophia: Chinese Fireball Ooohmiss_sophia on December 5th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
I got your package today, and...wow, you know my scent preferences way too well. The Honey Tea scent is amazing. I have a number of imp-sized samples from Woobie, but none of them has made me go, "Whoa, OK, I love that" the way Honey Tea did. And the teas you sent are AWESOME. Where did you get them, especially the orange mint one?
Atalanta Pendragonne: earl greyatalantapendrag on December 5th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
You should try their scents in a shampoo or bubble bath or the like; far better than as just the oil. Woobie'll never be my fave etailer but they have some great products. I forget if Honey Tea is LE or GC... it'd make a great shampoo!

hcolleen sent me the teas, about twice as much of each as I sent you, so I figured I'd share the wealth. And when I saw "orange mint" I know I had to tuck some in for you! I figured it would make much nicer padding than bubblewrap. Enjoy!
Miss Sophia: BPAL bottlesmiss_sophia on December 6th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
I just checked, and Honey Tea was from Summer 08, so that sounds like LE to me. Awwww. :( Do you have any recommended GC scents for shampoo from there?

Snake Moon and I tried both teas last night, and they are SO GOOD! I'm going to have to look up the orange mint one to buy more. The funny thing is, orange is the one citrus variation that I'm not usually a huge fan of, but it was so so so good in that tea. You rock! &hearts Please thank hcolleen for me as well! :)
Atalanta Pendragonneatalantapendrag on December 6th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
There's a pure honey scent called Oh, Honey, and then there is Vanilla Tea, which is yummy. I tried Vanilla Tea as a shampoo and it was wonderful. I bet Vanilla Tea shampoo and Oh, Honey conditioner would be a great combo!
Miss Sophia: Chinese Fireball Ooohmiss_sophia on December 8th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
Ooh, that does sound yummy. I have to say, I was a huge honey fan until (oddly enough) BPAL came along. Now, whenever I see honey, I'm like, "Hmmmm, that's probably going to go rancid on me." Which is so not the case -- I need to get out of the BPAL honey mindset!
Atalanta Pendragonneatalantapendrag on December 8th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
It's really interesting, the way different perfumers' creations vary. I haven't had good luck with BPAL's honey either, sadly, but I adore their resins. But Conjure Oils, who does the most amazing fruit scents I've encountered, makes resins that don't really do it for me! In my experience, Woobie's scents aren't something I'd necessarily wear straight, but they make for wonderfully luxurious products.
~Lirpa~: ?katje0711 on November 26th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
Woobie's Honey Tea? I love it! Is that a BPAL scent?
Miss Sophiamiss_sophia on November 26th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Nope, Woobie is a separate company. You're welcome to sniff it when you come here in January! :)
~Lirpa~: Cool!katje0711 on November 26th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
You're welcome to sniff it when you come here in January! :)

LMAO! That just sounds... wrong. LOL

I believe I was suppose to check out your BPAL when I was there in Sept, too. ;)

Anyway, there's a reason I was so amused with the idea of Woobie. There's a group of us on The Fuselage that have come to refer to Locke as the Woobie. LOL
Miss Sophia: BPAL bottlesmiss_sophia on December 6th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
Late reply is late. >>

Well, since I'm having a LOST party at my house when you'll be here in January, you can definitely have a sniff then! My collection is sort of large.... :P

Ah yes, I've heard "woobie" attached to all sorts of fictional characters. Even Severus Snape. o.O
~Lirpa~: Thinkkatje0711 on December 7th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
After a while all of them will start smelling the same. lol

I can't say I'd ever connect woobie to Snape. Alan Rickman, yes.
Miss Sophia: Snape L'Orealmiss_sophia on December 8th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
After a while all of them will start smelling the same. lol

That's why you sniff coffee beans after a while -- clears the...olfactory version of the palate. But yeah, after smelling enough, it gets sort of jading (which I know is not a word, but I'm going to use it anyway, nyah!).

I can't say I'd ever connect woobie to Snape. Alan Rickman, yes.

YES. THIS. And that's exactly the problem: Most of those people seem to be convinced that the two are one and the same. *sigh*
~Lirpa~: Little Locke Wizardkatje0711 on December 8th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
Coffee beans. I hadn't heard of that but it makes sense. The thing is, have to put the perfume on before I can get the full affect and after a while you smell like a whore house. LOL

I can vouch for a fact that AR is NOTHING like SS. How? I've met him! Hee!
Miss Sophia: Fred & George - WICKED (animated)miss_sophia on December 8th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
Well, this is true: Because BPAL is a perfume oil, it tends to smell different on different people, depending on skin chemistry and other factors, so you do need to try it on to get an accurate idea of what it's like on you. But (a) there is no way you'd manage to try on all the scents I have (not enough skin space -- my collection is rather scary!), and (b) oh, no, you wouldn't smell like a whorehouse...you'd smell like ABSOLUTE CRAP! I've tried on too much BPAL at once before. It's wretched!!!

Ooh, how's you meet Alan Rickman?

Edited because that so was not the icon I had meant to use. Fixed!

Edited at 2008-12-08 05:27 am (UTC)
~Lirpa~: Save the Hunterkatje0711 on December 8th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
I have tried on loads before, actually. If there's a way I could remove the oils and reapply, then I could do more. lol But it's not only the oils, it's any perfume. I need to smell it on me.

I saw AR in NYC when he was in Private Lives on Broadway in 2002. After the show he came out and met all the fans. Very gracious and sincere person.

That other icon was a bit disturbing!
Miss Sophia: Moody Mentosmiss_sophia on December 9th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Haha, yeah, I could watch the two of them say, "Wicked!" over and over. It's mesmerizing as well!
Atalanta Pendragonne: match girlatalantapendrag on November 26th, 2008 06:00 am (UTC)
It's from Woobie Bath. It's one of the things on my sales post; I'm in the midst of a destash.
~Lirpa~: Eyekatje0711 on November 26th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
That's so awesome that they chose to call it Woobie!
I am not a number; I am a free man!arxev on November 26th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
I'm almost positive I have several of these. I'll comb through and take a look.
Miss Sophiamiss_sophia on November 26th, 2008 06:00 am (UTC)
Ooh, awesome! <3 I'm always glad to swap or buy. :)
I am not a number; I am a free man!arxev on November 26th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Okay, I have a bottle of Dorian, and I still have that new-Shub-in-old-Shub-bottle. And then I have imps of:

Aizen-Myoo, yours and my favorite tea soap thing
Drink Me
Nostrum Remedium
Stimulating Sassafras Strengthener
and an imp of Smut 2008 if you have any interest in that! Also an imp of 13 that I'm not sure of the year on -- I think it's 2006, maybe?

Let me know if you want anything. I realize this is just a general wishlist but I'm honestly dying to get rid of stuff, my boxes are beyond overflowing.
Miss Sophia: BPAL bottlesmiss_sophia on December 6th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply -- I'm way backlogged with comments and am trying to get through them all. How much do you want for your imps? I could go for Drink Me, Nostrum Remedium, Stimulating Sassafras Strengthener, and Zephyr. :)
I am not a number; I am a free man!arxev on December 6th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Not a problem. :) Is $8.50 for the lot okay?
Miss Sophiamiss_sophia on December 8th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Sure, that works! Let me know what your Paypal addy is, and I'll send the funds!
The Fizzy Champagne Princesspuredeadthingy on November 26th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
I definitely have Creepy! I never wear it, so you may be getting a Christmas present.
Miss Sophiamiss_sophia on November 26th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
Awww, you are so sweet, thank you! &hearts I actually do have a bottle of it, but I am never averse to getting more. Hoarders unite! Do you have stuff you're looking for? I have A LOT here; maybe there's something I've got that you'd like?
madame sosostris: sirius/homsarshantih on November 26th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
hee! I have quite a few of those, actually, but I read this post as a general wishlist for use in future swaps, rather than a declaration of things you are seeking right here and now. If I'm wrong, hit me up. *g*

(And dude. I still have your Villainess stuff. In a box on my desk. Remind me to bring that w/ me lest I forget ...)
Miss Sophiamiss_sophia on November 26th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
I'd still be interested to hear what you have, just in case I'm dying for some of them. :) Yay Villainess!