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Dee

soft English leather, rosewood and tonka with a hint of incense, parchment and soft woods

Initially I don't like this. It starts out too sweet with that smell common to many BPALs that I can only describe as mildewy. Eventually, I like the way a creamy vanilla takes over with leather and cedar underpinnings (reminds me a bit of The Bow and Crown of Conquest). Nobody else likes it, though, so into swaps it goes.

The Ghost

white iris, osmanthus, Calla lily, tomb-crawling ivy and a coffin spray of gladiolus, lisianthus and delphinium

I was expecting this to be a powerhouse of a white floral, but it's not. I do smell flowers, but it's not too sweet or cloying. There's also a green note that keeps the flowers from being overwhelming.

Florence

Elegant iris, bright berries, gilded amber and velvety spices

Emma thinks this smells like honey amped up with flowers. I think it smells like sweet fruit, and the amber smells creamy and powdery. It's okay, but not a keeper.

Olokon

This one has no description. I can't really distinguish any notes. It's light, floral, fruity (maybe a melon in there?). Emma thinks it smells like sweet, beachy wood; she detects a salty note. I have written down, "No," for Josh's reaction. LOL

Sin

amber, sandalwood, black patchouli and cinnamon

This is Big Red gum mixed with strong patchouli and sandalwood. Josh thinks it smells bizarrely sweet and fake, chemically. Strangely enough, Emma kinda likes it.

Tamora

Amber, heliotrope, golden sandalwood, peach blossom and vanilla bean

I definitely smell the amber and the vanilla, but none of us really likes this one. I have written, "Crap," for Emma's reaction. LOL

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16/7/17 17:38 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] theora
Interesting. From Olokun I got soap, like Irish Spring soap. If I remember the description, it went on about the murky deeps without giving any notes, so I was expecting something more...challenging, maybe? Instead of kinda generic.

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