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Black Phoenix, from the Diabolus collection:
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Final verdict: Starts too damned sweet, finishes far too powdery, makes me smell like my grandmother, and tends to make me sneeze. Won't be buying that one...

That wraps it up for the imps [livejournal.com profile] kablooey sent. The next on the list was going to be Brisingamen, from the Love Potions collection, but it came open in the envelope. What's left is so intermingled with everything else that I can't distinguish it from any of the rest. Instead, I'll be moving on to my own order.

Next up: Scherezade, from the Bewitching Brews collection
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I seem to have finally divested myself of the last vestiges of sinus ick, so without any further ado...

Snake Oil, from the Love Potions collection:
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Final verdict: My skin really warms to this one. The right balance of exotic and sweet, without being too sharp or cloying. A keeper for sure.

Next up: Black Phoenix, from the Diabolus collection (their signature scent)
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Hot damn, my BPAL order came in! All eighteen samples, plus three extras they threw in.

LOOT! )

...But I'm still not done sampling what I already had from [livejournal.com profile] kablooey.

Dragon's Blood, from the Ars Draconis collection:
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Final verdict: Strong, sweet, warm, and floral, reminds me a lot of Opium (which isn't surprising, considering the poppies Poppies POPPIES!). I like it, but it's a bit too strong to wear as an everyday scent. Definitely a keeper, but only for special occasions.

Next up: Snake Oil, from the Love Potions collection.
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Seeing as how my own BPAL order is on its way, I figure it's well past time to test the imps that [livejournal.com profile] kablooey graciously sent me. And so, without further ado...

Masabakes, from the Diabolus collection:
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Final verdict: I really wanted to like this one, but it totally doesn't work with my body chemistry. An hour later, the soapy smell is even stronger, the currant is completely gone, and it finishes too dusty and powdery.

you smell!

Jun. 28th, 2005 02:43 pm
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Enough of you have been posting about Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab that I caved to peer pressure (read: have no impulse control) and ordered three batches of samples.

[Edit: Absinthe, Arcana, Belle Epoque, Bliss, Blood Kiss, Blood Rose, Chimera, Eclipse, Highwayman, Jack, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Mata Hari, Scherezade, Sudha Segara, Veil, Velvet, Voodoo, and Yggdrasil, all from the Bewitching Brews collection.]

I'm such a girl...

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