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23 August 2008 @ 09:34 am
"she can't find the reason, she's passing through seasons"  
eee, I just made the biggest BPAL order I have ever made :D I haven't placed any orders since the beginning of the year (except for Snow, Glass, Apples last month!), and with getting a substantial tax return back & a payrise at work, I decided to treat myself :)


From the Halloween 2008 update:

- Katrina Van Tassel - White rose and honeyed cream
- The Witching Time of Night - Moonflower, night-blooming cereus, white hellebore, English ivy, monkshood, angel's trumpet, oleander, and eastern hemlock

From the Carnaval Diabolique:

- The Grindhouse - Florentine iris, red musk, mimosa, magnolia, Damascus rose, clove, and vanilla bean
- Ashlultum - Babylonian musk, vanilla tea, tonka, tobacco, coconut, hyssop, and lilac
- Cytherea - White sandalwood, patchouli, white amber, orris, bourbon vanilla, champaca flower, and kush
- Dionysia - Wild plum, pomegranate, raspberry, Siamese benzoin, plum blossom, patchouli, frankincense, and mahogany
- Daiyu - Moroccan jasmine, chrysanthemum, tea leaf, white musk, and acai berry
- Eisheth Zenunim - Honey, ambergris, neroli, white peach, patchouli, and cocoa absolute
- Inez - Golden amber, vanilla musk, myrrh, cedar, carnation, and red sandalwood
- Marcilla - Blue lilac, lily of the valley, golden musk, beeswax, white ginger, bergamot, green tea, and nectarine
- Marguerite - Rose, rose geranium, myrrh, ylang ylang, French gardenia, tuberose, red sandalwood, and palmarosa
- The Illustrated Woman - Skin musk, smoky vanilla, pine pitch, patchouli, Indian resins, golden honey, and tobacco
- The Torture Queen - White amber, vanilla musk, white tea, ambergris, gardenia, and chrome
- Cottonmouth - Snake Oil with linden blossom, calla lily, passion flower, and narcissus

From General Catalogue

- Cheshire Cat - Grapefruit, red currant, dark musk, Roman chamomile, delphinium, and lavender
- Jester -Huckleberry and red currant with the incisive bite of neroli

&some imps to try:

- The Coil - Ozone, eucalyptus and mint with purple orchid, passionflower, white ginger, and purple lotus
- Ether - Translucent blooms, ethereal white resins, and davana
- The Obsidian Widow - Pinot noir, dark myrrh, red sandalwood, black patchouli, night-blooming jasmine, and attar of rose
- Violet Ray - White mint, purple musk, violet, lilac, ylang ylang, lavender moss, and sandalwood
- Bruised Violet Compound - Crushed violets, red currant, patchouli root, and Spanish moss
- Slippery Poppy Tincture - Poppy flowers, acai berry, and honey
- Lilium Inter Spinas - Hibiscus syriacus, white sandalwood, lily of the valley, apple blossom, and green fig
- March Hare - A twisted teatime tart: apricot and sweet clove
- Verdandi - Deep herbs and apple with black amber
- Bordello - Bawdy plum with amaretto, burgundy wine and black currant
- Dragon's Heart - Dragon's blood resin, red and black musks, a throb of fig and a sliver of black currant
- Ladon - Dragon’s blood resin, golden apple, apple blossom, white musk and hyacinth

I went a bit crazy, but I was keen to get hold of some more Carnaval scents before the collection went down later this year; and I've been working so hard this year... it's exciting to have another big order to look forward to :)

Noel & I are going to Queensland next month for my uncle's wedding on the Sunshine Coast, and then we are going down to Brisbane for a night to see thebluebells, who I miss so much - I am really looking forward to our little break. We are going in the middle of the month, and I have 2 assignments due the day before we go, so I have a ton of work to do before then; but knowing that we are going to go away for a few days afterwards helps. Work [job work, not study work] is not quite as stressful these days, so my stress levels are easing. Maybe I can get through this semester after all; I was rather doubtful last month about that. If I can get through the next 3 weeks, I might be able to relax a bit.

Other things I am looking forward to:
x. Lily Holbrook's new album Wicked Ways being released on Sept 23 ♥
x. an Amazon arriving next week, which finally contains thebluebells birthday present! &new books to read, yay.
x. springtime & sunshine, at last
x. finding out who Obama's running mate will be (hopefully this weekend?)
x. all the Fashion Weeks in September, for the Spring/Summer 2009 designs

But for now, the rest of this weekend will be workworkwork. sigh.

Tags: bpal
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    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on August 23rd, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
I know, I can't wait! :D
winterswitchery on August 23rd, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
He's supposed to announce it any time now, via a text message to his supporters.

Leigh told me there are camera crews outside the houses of all the people on the short list, waiting for the announcement *eyeroll* Media.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on August 23rd, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
I'll be glued to my news feed all weekend waiting to hear :D
fishbaristababe on August 23rd, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Ooohh. That will be an incredibly fun box to open. :)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on August 23rd, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
I know, I can't wait! It's been months since I've had a big order!
fishbaristababe on August 23rd, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
Sometimes I think about letting my wishes build up so I can place a giant order.

But, I no has patience. :)
outsidetherain on August 23rd, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
Holy moly, that's a HUGE order!

I have to say that Bordello is one of my all time favorite scents. It's in my top 5 fave BPAL, for sure.
you got you a fast horse darlin': tori pianothebluebells on August 23rd, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
*squeals* You did not have to order anything for my birthday; just seeing you will be better than anything!! By the way, can you let me know what Tori singles you have? I think I sent you the Hey Jupiter one once, but I'm not sure!

I can't wait to see you!! xxxx
A World of Fragile Things: Tori Amos 2aussiekitty on August 23rd, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
Wow! Now that is one huge order.
softcore_whore on August 23rd, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
I just discovered that website after reading your blog, and I am definitely going to be doing some ordering :) And I can tell you I am looking forward to most of the same things your looking forward to. Obama 08 whooooo.
vickery hickory dock.mottledpigeon on August 23rd, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
It's Biden. Pretty good pick, he makes up for what Obama lacks. I was hoping Biden or Clark, so I'm happy. :)
stellans on August 23rd, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
me too - the Biden or Clark choice, that is. I was really hoping for Clark, the most though.
werewolf heart ☠ragdollstitches on August 23rd, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
wow, that's gonna be so much fun to get! :D i aways wanted to order from bpal but i'm not sure what i'd like.
love graffiti dancing in the streetsurban_ballerina on September 3rd, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
you are amazing juggling all that you do