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23 June 2007 @ 07:35 am
bpal imps  
I decided to splash out yesterday, and finally order some imps from BPAL, after years of reading the descriptions and longing to try some of their scents. I worried at first about spending $122 (including postage) buying these, but figured that if I was to buy a new perfume from a department store, it would cost that much anyway, and I am eager to try some new scents; something that everyone else isn't wearing.

I ordered the following imps:


Ophelia: Wistful and vulnerable: lotus, water blossom ivy, stargazer lily and white rose
Juliet: Sweet pea with stargazer lily, calla lily, heliotrope, honeysuckle, white musk and a touch of fresh pear
Helena: Rose amber, calla lily, night-blooming jasmine, water lily, and white rose
Pontarlier: The legendary birthplace of the Green Fairy. Swiss ferns, lilac, blackcurrant, Gallic rose and lavender with a dollop of sugar and absinthe
Alice: Milk and honey with rose, carnation and bergamot
Eat Me: Three white cakes, vanilla, and red and black currants
Mouse's Long and Sad Tale: Vanilla, two ambers, sweet pea and white sandalwood
The Queen of Hearts: Lily of the Valley, Calla Lily, stephanotis and a drop of cherry
Tiger Lily: A feisty bouquet of golden, warm, gently honeyed lilies
Two, Five and Seven: A huge bouquet of squished rose petals: Bulgarian rose, Somalian rose, Turkish rose, Damascus rose, red and white rose, tea rose, wine rose, shrub roses, rose, rose, rose…
…and just an itty bitty bit of green grass

The Unicorn: A misty, almost luminous perfume: wispy linden blossoms, white flowers, and a touch of sweet herbs
Moon rose: A crisp, pale, almost translucent rose dusted by moonflower and midnight dew
Dragon's Milk: A truly fae nectar! Dragon's blood resin and honeyed vanilla
Magdalene: A stirring yet gentle perfume. The scent of love and devotion mingled with an undercurrent of heart-rending sorrow. A bouquet of white roses, labdanum, and wild orchid
Brisingamen: A glittering mantle of rich golden notes: five ambers, soft myrtle and apple blossom, myrtle, and carnation
Endymion: A sweet, wistful blend of d'Anjou pear, Lily of the Valley, bois du rose and white musk
The Lady of Shallott: The scent of calm waters just before a raging storm, limned with achingly-beautiful blooms, an icy scent, but somehow warm, and mirror-bright: bold gardenia, crystalline musk, muguet, water blossoms, clear, slightly tart aquatic notes and a crush of white ginger
Eve: The spirit of temptation, the essence of lost innocence. Apple blossom, rose, ylang ylang and golden honey
Iambe: Her scent is one of comfort, beauty and joy: Sudanese amber, patchouli, rose, gardenia, gladiola and white tea
Kali: This perfume is a blend of the sacred blooms of cassia, hibiscus, musk rose, Himalayan wild tulip, lotus and osmanthus swirled with offertory dark chocolate, red wine, tobacco, balsam and honey
Kurukulla: The Tibetan goddess of love and wealth. Her scent is a harmonious, sweet, enchanting blend of three lotus blooms and three roses
Nuit: Her perfume is starry and crystalline, a jewel-clad and glittering paean to night: dazzling white musks, white rose and night-blooming jasmine with the soft moss of moonlit meadows, a waft of Egyptian incense, and a gentle breath of moonflower
Pannychis: Night-blooming jasmine, moonflower, cardamom, sandalwood, black currant, ylang ylang, frankincense and lily
Calliope: Hers is the scent of creative inspiration, and it is a boon to writers, poets and arbitrators: lavender and bright mint with bergamot, verbena, thyme and a touch of sweet orange and warm almond


Noel brought me a sweet little journal the other week, that will be perfect for keeping notes about my favourites of the scents, impressions & other things. I know it will take awhile for them to arrive, but I am excited already anyway.

 
 
 
outsidetherain on June 22nd, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
As you probably know, I ADORE BPAL!

If you haven't already, you really should check into the forum on the site as well as the comms here - there is a fantastic buy-sell-trade market that will allow you to try tons of scents at a much lower cost than from the lab....and you'll get them SO much quicker! There are also decant circles for the limited edition scents so you can try them before splurging on a whole bottle. :)

bpal_swaps
bpal_excathedra
bpal_decants
bpalmarketplace
bpal_feedback
bpal_anonymous
bpal_wishlists

:)
    scarlet's walk: magickisstheviolets on June 22nd, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
*beams*
I was actually thinking of you when I put up this post, and then I wandered over to your user info, as I remember awhile back you had recommended some communities, so I've joined a few! I will definitely keep my eye on them -- thankyou so much!! :)

Which scents are your favourites?
xx
outsidetherain on June 25th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
A few of my faves:

Antique Lace
Midway
Bordello
Zephyr
Hungry Ghost Moon
Strawberry Moon
Bon Vivant
Obatala
Euterpe
Usher
Sea of Glass
Belle Epoque
Three Witches
Dana O'Shee
Xiuhtecuhtli
Phantom Queen
Haloa
Verdani
Enraged Bunny Musk
Creepy
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outsidetherain on June 25th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
Hey you, stranger!

*hugs you tightly*

How are you?!?
d-elicate: Summer: Jumping on Bedhandsdown on June 22nd, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
Ooh I was curious so I went to their site, and they're 99% vegan! I am so excited now. I have been trying to find a product that was vegan & not tested on animals ♥ And there you go just giving me the answer! Thanks sweetie!! xo
signora oriente: ♥ ; bird gehrlplathsrevenge on June 23rd, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
i love bpal!
my favourite scent is aglaea, which is peach and some other nice things. i wear it almost every day, despite having imps of dozens of other scents. i like the strange ones like roadhouse and satyr.
eleanor janephotogirl on June 25th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
those sound delicious! do you wear them like regular perfumes? you bought so many! x