wisdomeagle: bottle of purple liquid with a pipe floating in it, text "bpal!" (perfume)
[personal profile] wisdomeagle
I may have purchased 6 months of paid time on dreamwidth so I could upload a perfume icon and start using a perfume tag.



Under the cut, mostly for my records, all the perfumes I have tried to date


BPALs I have tried:
[general collection]
Cathedral
Hymn
Penitence
the Caterpillar
Al-Azif
Hellfire
Neutral
Honey Oleander
Athens
Morocco

[limited edition]
Valentine of Rome 2011 (bottle)

Other perfumeries:

Possets:
Howl

Arcana Soaps
Vampire's Garden


My favorite by far of all the things I've smelled is Penitence by BPAL. In some ways because I am a person of simple tastes. Incense is one of my favorite scents because it makes me think of church, and especially of anointing oils. Penitence is described as "a blend of pure, pious frankincense and graceful myrrh," and it does what it says on the tin.

Most of the oils I've tried smell sweet to me. Good sweet, mostly. Some are foody sweet, some are just weird-sweet, and I think my nose interprets "musk" as sweetness, since Neutral is a "pure skin musk" and it smells incredibly and weirdly sweet to me.

Penitence is a little sweet and a lot spicy. It's intense, and distinct, and it was immediately a comfort smell for me. I have taken to wearing it most nights falling asleep -- which is probably the right time for it, since it doesn't last particularly long on my skin (sadness!) but while it lasts it's incredibly joyful and pleasing and comforting and delicious (though not in a foody way -- I don't want to eat my skin; I just want to inhale it.

My first BPAL order was 6 imps (sample vials), including this one, and this is the one I upgraded to a bottle in my second order.

(no subject)

Date: 2014-03-14 07:03 pm (UTC)
rydra_wong: Close-up shot of Pina Bausch's face. (body -- pina)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
Permission to link? *looks hopeful*

(no subject)

Date: 2014-03-14 07:24 pm (UTC)
yhlee: a sewer cover in Kyoto (I am not making this up) (Kyoto)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Man, now I am eyeing Possets samples...*G*

(no subject)

Date: 2014-03-14 09:56 pm (UTC)
glim: (img; heartstring)
From: [personal profile] glim
Oh, bb, you should try Midnight Mass (a Yule scent) for another really lovely church-y incense smell. (This one smells like the Catholic church masses and festivals of my youth. <3)

Do you have a wish list of imps? I have SO MANY. (Er. By which I mean, I could donate a whole pile to you if I have anything you might want...)
Edited Date: 2014-03-14 09:58 pm (UTC)

Profile

wisdomeagle: Original Cindy and Max from Dark Angel getting in each other's personal space (Default)
Ari (creature of dust, child of God)

January 2016

S M T W T F S
      12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags