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[Sep. 6th, 2005|09:44 am]
Whole lotta labia.
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Having driven myself slightly nuts with waiting for the official order I went ahead and just bought some off the swap/sale boards.

Oberon
They say: Orchid, white musk, and bergamot wafting over juniper berries, with a gentle touch of soft, earthy patchouli.

I say: Me and the orchid do not agree. Or maybe that's the patchouli. It had a bite in the bottle and it's got a bite on me. Sadly, this is not going to be a winner for me. It mellows out quite a bit but it still sits there right on top of the skin making my nose water. It's like baby powder and patchouli slapping me around. Smells almost exactly like Nantucket Briar from C&E. My mother loves that, it gives me a headache.

Queen of Sheba
They say: A woman of exquisite, unearthly beauty, profound intelligence, wit, and exceeding wealth, the Queen of Sheba - called Bilquis by the Muslims and Makeda by the ancient Abyssinians - traveled by caravan to Solomon's realm seeking proof of the king's reputed wisdom. Bearing gifts of exotic spices, a veritable mountain of gold, hearty camels and precious stones, she presented herself to the king and, bearing her heart to him, asked him a series of challenging questions, and was ultimately convinced of the truth of his wisdom, knowledge and judiciousness. In the end, the great king and queen conquered each other's hearts and fell breathlessly in love: the perfect marriage of equals. Her scent is a bounty of golden honeyed almonds and a whisper of African and Middle Eastern spices.

I say: Like sweet almonds, with just a hint of dryness. Lovely. Wet on me: Like almonds and incense. Dry on me: Still with the almonds and honey. Not so much with the middle eastern spices. Sweet, but not really me. The honey comes out after about two hours and I'll probably use up the imp but won't buy any more. I might try this as a room scent. Almonds are apparently not a good dominant scent on me.

Kuang Shi
They say: Bust out the dzang dzi! This scent honors the zombies of Chinese lore. Mandarin orange, white musk, mango, and white sandalwood.

I say: Wet : a little too much fruit. Wet on me: Wow. Fruit. And.. Some kind of tang to it. A real bite. The bite fades and leaves me with this nice sweet light floral. I'm not usually a floral gal, but man this is nice. The musk mellows out the orange and the sandalwood just sits under it all being slightly powdery. There's still something of a bite to it though, won't order, but might use up the imp unless someone wants it.

Iago
They say: Malevolent, dark and shadowy: sinuous black musk, wet leather and vetiver.

I say: In the bottle? This reeks. It's this heavy choking thing. On me wet it's even worse. It's like some kind of horrible baby powder with claws. After about an hour of drying it settles into something… tolerable. Before I reread the description I kept thinking this was some kind of sweet floral. Then I went back to the spreadsheet. That must be the vetiver. I don't get any leather out of this at all. But maybe some of the musk. Into the swap pile, as Lin would say.

Severin
They say: Dry black teas, Earl Gray, and leather.

I say: Wet: It's mostly the teas, with a nice whif of bergamot from the Earl Grey hiding in there. No sign of the leather yet. Wet on me: This smells like fabric softener. And like fake citrus. Almost like dishwasher soap. After it dries: This smells like a really clean well-groomed man. Just a little whif of leather underneath it. I am in absolute love. Big bottle? Yes please.

There are two more from the bunch to try: Queen and Vixen and I think both will be a little too strong for me. But if all I get out of this is my Severin love, it's still be worth the cost. I wandered around for most of last night with my wrist about shoved up my nose this smelled so good. I smelled like a slightly naughty librarian. All aftershave and old books and.. something. Heaven.

So, into the swap pile with the others. I've got about three other sale orders coming in this week as well as the official order which I expect in about three weeks. So I'm having fun. Eventually I'll put up a big post so I can track these and a wishlist on the forums but for now, it's just fun.
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2005-09-06 01:50 pm (UTC)
Hey. I've got two that I'm supposed to send you, provided that I can get myself together now that I can stop panicking about ELF.

I think one of them is Queen, though, so let me know if you want a second imp of the same thing.

Hi Melly.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-06 01:59 pm (UTC)
Well let me give it a whirl tonight and if it suits I'd *love* that second one. If not, let it go to someone who really wants it. And if any of the ones that don't work on me might work on you just say the word. :)
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-07 01:27 am (UTC)
Ronnie? I love your face. I miss you terribly.

And on me? Queen smells like a cat shit in some baby powder. :)
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2005-09-07 09:40 am (UTC)
Melly! I love your face, too. And it's been almost an entire YEAR since I've seen you. How is that right? Why is that allowed? I miss you something awful, too.

That's almost exactly what it smells like on me! How weird is that?
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[User Picture]From: berreh
2005-09-06 01:53 pm (UTC)
One day I shall have the fundage to join the cool BPAL club. Until then I shall sniff vicariously! *noses you*
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-06 01:59 pm (UTC)
You! You probably smell like gorgeousness all on your own. :)
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[User Picture]From: berreh
2005-09-06 02:04 pm (UTC)
Ha! I smell like cinnamon Dentyne and sandalwood candles from Publix. :D
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-06 04:19 pm (UTC)
Which, I am sure, is hawt on you.
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2005-09-06 02:09 pm (UTC)
I carried one all the way to FL to give to you, and then forgot to give out any of the pressies I bought for people. *is dork*

It's Le Petit Morte, fyi.
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[User Picture]From: berreh
2005-09-06 02:10 pm (UTC)
oooh, that sounds promising. :D
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-06 02:20 pm (UTC)
You.. please to be checking email. :)
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-06 02:19 pm (UTC)
A couple of them were just tragic, but oh man.. the one that worked worked so amazingly well. :) I smell exactly like the neck of my ex after he shaved. One of my favorite smells in the world. :)

NOt right now, of course. Right now I smell like the bastard child of Oberon and Iago and it's making my eyes water. Sadly the general consensus on both is that they have "excellent staying power." Curses!
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[User Picture]From: make_your_move
2005-09-06 02:21 pm (UTC)
okay ... i'm a dork ... what's BPAL?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-06 02:39 pm (UTC)
BPAL is Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.

You can find them here: http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com and I love them just for the descriptions, let alone how fantastic everything smells. (even the gross stuff is better than most of the commercial perfumes I've tried)

The little tester vials run about $3 each so it's an affordable addiction. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-06 02:46 pm (UTC)

I was going to ask the same thing. So.... it's perfume?

Turgo confused. Must go build dovetail joint.
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2005-09-06 02:48 pm (UTC)

Apparently Turgo also doesn't quite grasp LJ log-in pocedures.

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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-06 02:52 pm (UTC)
But he's cute, so he's forgiven. :)
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[User Picture]From: make_your_move
2005-09-06 02:52 pm (UTC)
Hey, send me mail about the Firefly thing at the end of the month. How's yous?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-06 02:53 pm (UTC)
I'm ok. Tired, and pissed that both of my wrists smell like baby powder and cat piss, but I'm ok. :)
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[User Picture]From: calvin_would
2005-09-06 02:31 pm (UTC)
Hey you, I just put my girl on the plane... take good care of her for me!

A perfume swap of sorts? Very cool!
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-06 02:41 pm (UTC)
I will take such very good care of her and hold her and pet her and make sure she has lots of hugs. :)
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[User Picture]From: calvin_would
2005-09-06 03:10 pm (UTC)
I know you will. I have no worries!
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[User Picture]From: listersgirl
2005-09-06 08:24 pm (UTC)
You might want to try Morocco, which was very similar to Queen of Sheba on me. On the other hand, I didn't get almond at all with QoS, so who knows.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-09-06 10:27 pm (UTC)
In a lovely turn of events, Morocco is on its way to me in a swap. Should be here tomorrow.

Whee!
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