Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,

A few more BPAL reviews

A few more BPAL reviews for the interested: Ace of Pentacles, All Saint's 2005, Anne Bonny, Blood Rose, Dragon's Reverie, and Peitho.

My officemates are playing a YouTube video of William Shatner performing "Rocket Man" live. Please somebody make the pain stop. Oh my god. My completely horrible officemates, who are (I should point out) musicians turned programmers, also inflicted on me this performance of the Star Trek theme vs the Simpsons theme.

Ace of Pentacles - Tarot Oils
Black pine, patchouli, honeysuckle, oakmoss, almond and other soft earthen tones.
Earthy and soft. Not the warm crumbly dirt of Death Cap, and not the rich wet clods of Depraved, but more like elemental Earth. An excellent representation of the Ace of the earth suit.

All Saint's 2005 - Samhain Blends
Based on a venerable French pontifical incense blend: monastic frankincense and myrrh, Damascus rose, Russian gardenia, cassia, and lily of the valley wafting on a chill Autumn wind. A celebration of the glory and suffering of the saints and matryrs of the Church.
Spicy, resinous, dark. A little corrupt. Unfortunately, also a little soapy on me. But it smelled fantastic in the bottle. Might work as a room scent.

Anne Bonny - Bewitching brews
A blend of Indonesian red patchouli, red sandalwood, and frankincense.
Patchouli and incense with a hint of salt. This works well on me, though I'm not bonkers about it.

Blood Rose - Rappaccini's garden
Sensual, robust, and silken: voluptuous red rose bursting with lascivious red wine and sultry dragon's blood resin.
Interesting. Pleasant. A rich, thick rose scent, with a lot going on underneath. Feminine in an older, self-assured way. I feel like I should be wearing silk when I put this on, in dark jewel tones. Certainly not jeans and a t-shirt.

Dragon's Reverie - Ars Draconis
Opium-laced dreams of flame, plunder, power and fury: dragon’s blood resin, poppy, amber and ylang ylang.
Dragon's blood, yum, but I'm not sure about the rest of this one. It's a little soapy at the outset. Dry, it's still a little soapy. Either the poppy or the ylang ylang isn't going well with my skin. Gave it a second try a few weeks later, and I'm not getting soap. Liking it a lot more, to the point where it might be my favorite of the dragon's blood scents. The spicy red berry-resin of the blood and the amber work together beautifully.

Peitho - Excolo
Lusty myrtle and jasmine with red sandalwood, stargazer lily, and clove over an opulent, rich bed of warm musk and bourbon vanilla.
Soapy dirt over musk and vanilla. Wish I knew what was turning into soap, here.
Tags: scent

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