wisdomeagle: bottle of purple liquid with a pipe floating in it, text "bpal!" (perfume)
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

pretties! )

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.
wisdomeagle: (Mary Anne Spier)
Working on the endless importing of all my fic into Ao3, and #Invisible Third why am I the only person using this tag? Is there some other phrase for it of which I'm unaware? ("Triangulation," but that only has one use.) Surely people frelling/kissing/dating/marrying each other because the person they're mutually interested in is unavailable/uninterested/inappropriate/dead (or alive, if characters doing the sexing are dead) is a thing? It's not even that it's a particular kink of mine, it's just... a thing. That I write a lot. Because of reasons.

(Icon on DW because Mary Anne is invisible third in the Kristy/Dawn that happens in my head sometimes. To choose an example completely at random.)


Jan. 13th, 2006 10:07 pm
wisdomeagle: Original Cindy and Max from Dark Angel getting in each other's personal space (Default)
In back-tagging old entries, I stumbled across what is possibly the most melodramatic post I've ever made. In which not getting into special interest housing is EXACTLY like gaymen dying of AIDS!

I'm back-tagging in two directions, from the beginning and end. Most used tag at the beginning? lovelife:mysterious male creature. Most used tag at the end? Gleee!
wisdomeagle: Original Cindy and Max from Dark Angel getting in each other's personal space (Default)
S1 has tags support? When did that happen? (And we do realize this means now I really do need to go back and tag all my old posts, which I started to do, then stopped when I realized S1 didn't have tag support. But now it does! WTF?)


wisdomeagle: Original Cindy and Max from Dark Angel getting in each other's personal space (Default)
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January 2016



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