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Guerlain Champs Elysees: Delicate fruity-floral fragrance. Mimosa, rose, almond, and forest fruits are followed by melon and exotic fruits.

I have found a Guerlain I like. Hallelujah! Normally I am not drawn to florals or fruity scents, but this just smells really nice on me. It's not strong, very close to the skin, with rose predominating (but not in that annoying way that all BPAL roses turn into one note tea-rose on me). There's a hint of apricot that could turn rancid on me the way it does in Tresor, but it turns sweetly fruity instead. Emma thinks it smells bitter, like flowers, and like old ladies. LOL Despite being fruity and floral, she's right that this is not a scent for a teen. Josh is not enthusiastic, but he doesn't dislike it, so score! Luca Turin hates this (like with the passion of a thousand suns), but he loves Hermessence Vetiver Tonka, so what does he know?

Opium Yves Saint Laurent: Top notes are coriander, plum, citruses, mandarin orange, pepper, jasmine, cloves, west indian bay and bergamot; middle notes are carnation, sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, orris root, peach, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are labdanum, tolu balsam, sandalwood, opoponax, musk, coconut, vanilla, benzoin, vetiver, incense, cedar, myrrh, castoreum and amber.

Wow, they put everything but the kitchen sink in this one. LOL This was a Sunday night test, so lots of opinions. C just hated it, absolutely despised it in a way that was very funny. L used to wear it years ago, so she liked it just fine and smelled it with the nose of nostalgia. M didn't really care for it but realized that someone in her family used to wear it years ago, so it brought up memories of her grandmother's house. Josh likes it; he thinks it's a warm scent, smelling of cinnamon, vanilla, and rose. For me, the jasmine initially threatens to make it unwearable. Fortunately, after about ten minutes, the jasmine is completely gone, leaving something really nice: sandalwood, balsam, vanilla, cinnamon, musk.

BPAL Kathmandu: Saffron, blessed sandalwood, Himalayan cedar and the miraculous lotus of the Buddha with chiuri bark and Nepalese spices.

This is another Sunday test, and I don't seem to be having a whole lot of luck with the BPAL we test. No one likes this one. I smell lotus and cedar, no sandalwood (which I love), and a medicinal underpinning. MM smells sweet sandalwood. M thinks it smells like a minty version of Valentine's Day candy hearts. Emma just says no. L thinks it smells like rose and candy and weirdly like Tabu. C smells tea tree oil, and A smells sandalwood.

BPAL Rome: A recipe gleaned from Classical Rome: cypress, juniper, chamomile and rose.

This one turns one-note tea rose on all my Sunday testers. Another dud.


Swaps and Giveaways

It is now September! I have been paid! The Swappening can commence. :)

I would love to swap the following (for any perfume, not just BPAL). However, my desire to be rid of it is strong enough that I am perfectly happy to give these away should someone not have anything to swap.

Armani Code
Serge Lutens Miel de Bois
Eau de Rochas (about 5 ml)
Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
Full size bottle Sung by Alfred Sung (or decants)
Opium (about 5 ml)
small bottle Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte (or decants)

Yorick
Rumpelstilzchen
Urd
Autumn Overlooking My Knitting
Delirium
Qandisa
Tombstone
Dragon's Milk
Dragon's Claw
Nephilim
Kathmandu
Rome

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2/9/16 01:51 (UTC)
rootsofthestories: A woman wandering into the forest (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] rootsofthestories
I'm interested in a sad amount of these. XD

I have a whole box of perfume I'm not using but I have yet to catalogue it or anything. I am also willing to pay if you'd rather not play perfume roulette.

Sung by Alfred Sung
Opium
Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
Rumpelstilzche
Autumn Overlooking My Knitting
Delirium
Tombstone
Dragon's Milk
Dragon's Claw
Nephilim

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4/9/16 00:22 (UTC)
rootsofthestories: A woman wandering into the forest (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] rootsofthestories
Eeeexcellent! :3

I moved in June, so let me PM you my new address, but yeah, I'm in Florida, so we're good.

I believe I have some Conjure Oils and maybe a few other stuff. If I can't find them, you will get a handful of BPAL things. :3

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4/9/16 05:27 (UTC)
rootsofthestories: A woman wandering into the forest (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] rootsofthestories

Wooosh! I shall....have slightly less of a mass than I do already.

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7/9/16 07:20 (UTC)
rootsofthestories: A woman wandering into the forest (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] rootsofthestories
If no one has claimed Shattered, I will take it.

I'm getting mailers on Thursday, so I will pack things up then and try and get it out next week (I don't drive, so I have to arrange a ride to the post office).

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2/9/16 02:22 (UTC)
katarik: G1 TRANSFORMERS, Skyfire flying (Up above the world so high)
Posted by [personal profile] katarik
There are several I'd like to play with, but my box of perfumes is, um, currently... somewhere in the pile of boxes that is my stuff post-move. I'm happy to pay for them, if you'd rather go ahead and get them out of your house rather than wait until I can unpack everything to see if there's some you'd even want. (Since you gave me what I started this habit with!)

Eau de Rochas
Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
Serge Lutens Miel de Bois
Yorick
Qandisa
Tombstone
Rome

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5/9/16 20:23 (UTC)
theora: the center of a dark purple tulip (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] theora
No idea what's spoken for at this point, so I'll just list those I'd be interested in, and you can tell me if any of them are left:

Serge Lutens Miel de Bois
Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
Delirium
Tombstone
Rome

To swap I've got (all BPAL imps/decants):

RPG Good
Arcana
Olokun
New Orleans

2016 Lupers:
The Bride
Dragon's Bone(r)
The Instructional Manual
Love's Philosophy
Blossoming Vulva

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7/9/16 23:47 (UTC)
theora: the center of a dark purple tulip (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] theora
Sounds awesome, thanks! I'll message you with my mailing address.

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