lunabee34: (perfume: art deco bottle by sallymn)
[personal profile] lunabee34
I absolutely love this perfume. My dear, dear [personal profile] executrix sent it to me, and I put off trying it because I was afraid from the way the bottle looked that it would smell like a generic old man cologne. OMG, I was so wrong. So so wrong.

Description: Top notes are mint, lavender, tarragon, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are bay leaf, patchouli, jasmine, vetiver, heliotrope, anise, cedar and geranium; base notes are leather, tonka bean, amber, benzoin, oakmoss and vanilla.

This is what Luca Turin led me to believe Hermessence Vetiver Tonka would smell like. Lies, lies. Hermessence Vetiver Tonka was such a disappointment for me. Relax is a beautiful, powerful vetiver that's nicely rounded out by the tonka which gives it a creamy, vanilla underpinning (with none of the candy, sugar, dessert bullshit in Hermessence Vetiver Tonka).

I don't get any of the other notes outside of vetiver, patchouli, and tonka (and the patchouli is very minimal). It reminds me a bit of my beloved Chanel Sycomore, but it's more masculine than Sycomore IMHO. I've worn this constantly since testing it and am so happy that [personal profile] executrix sent me a partial big bottle! Whoooo!


Anybody interested in swapping for any of these, let me know. Any perfume fine to swap; doesn't have to be BPAL.

Armani Code
2 Alien by Thierry Mugler samples
2-3 ml sample Guerlain Angelique Noire
Eau de Cologne Crepe de Chine F. Millot full bottle

Fire for the Step-Mother's Daughters
New Orleans
Incipient Madness
Lexamin de Minuit

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30/4/17 09:45 (UTC)
sallymn: from a poster for Alice by Jan Svankmajer (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] sallymn
That does sound lovely.

I always find myself fascinated by the names, and the way they word the descriptions...

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1/5/17 01:50 (UTC)
saintbounty: (excited [battle angel alita])
Posted by [personal profile] saintbounty
This sounds wonderful! I'm always on the lookout for new vetivers.

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4/5/17 16:17 (UTC)
saintbounty: an illustration of two sets of lips, both feminine with dark lipstick, about to kiss. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] saintbounty
I haven't tested / bought a BPAL fragrance in a long time; I love the synaesthetic concepts behind them but a lot of them smell(ed) kind of same-y to me. Maybe it's time to make a return.

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1/5/17 04:26 (UTC)
miella: circle of green stones on sand (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] miella
Interesting! I find I am so wary of things with jillions of notes because I can't reliably guess what they'll turn into on me. Tonka is one I am curious about because it keeps appearing in things I like, but haven't been able to pin down exactly what it's doing that I like. Hmm.

Also, swaps! I am interested in these four:

Fire for the Step-Mother's Daughters

And have a list over here: if any of those interest you!

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14/5/17 05:50 (UTC)
miella: circle of green stones on sand (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] miella
Yes! Sorry, I haven't been online this week. It's been A Week. Your package got here...Wednesday or Thursday, I think. I finally got yours in the mail Friday, and they said it would probably arrive Monday. So sorry for the delay! :/

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20/5/17 03:03 (UTC)
miella: circle of green stones on sand (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] miella
Yay, excellent; me, too!


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