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Things that smell good

For some reason I've been on a scent kick recently. Incense, soap, perfume oil, fizzy things that go in the bath.

I got some Lush soap and bath stuff the other day. I smell like Karma today. Patchouli and orange, pretty much. I held the bar out to Mr Pedia and asked him what he thought. He said, "eh". The only scent I've known him to react to was the Body Shop's chocolate body butter. He said it made him sick. Chocolate. Mr Pedia broke a toe once lunging across the house to get at chocolate. I had expected him to like it. Sigh.

I ordered some samplers last month from Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs. They are, I learned today, about six weeks behind on their orders. It will be ages before I find out if Coyote smells as nice as the description reads. Or Dee, which is described thusly:
John Dee: master of science, alchemy and magic, Hermetic philosopher in the schools of Rosicrucian Christian Mysticism and Platonic-Pythagorean doctrine, and Queen Elizabeth’s astrologer, advisor, cryptologist and spy. With Edward Kelly, he created a field of study and work in Angelic Evocation, and isolated the Angelic language: Enochian. His scent is soft English leather, rosewood and tonka with a hint of incense, parchment and soft woods.
Compare the forum reviews. Do those descriptions remind you of anybody we know?

Or check out the tarot scents.

See also their forum, where people describe their reactions to the bewildering variety of scents this woman designs. Google searches also turn up lots of reviews, like this one.

Yeah, I know, I'm a bit overexcited given that I haven't smelled any of these myself yet.
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Hi,I found you thru Rainne's friend meme and I have to say those scents sound fabulous! Now I'm going to have to buy some!!!
A $3 for a sampler, they're not so bad to experiment with. I'll report back when I actually get the darn things! Though scent is so personal and variable. What smells great on my wrist might make you barf, and vice versa.