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Posted on 2009.21.09 at 11:03
where am I: think I'll get me some breakfast
How I feel about it all: curiouscurious
Soundtrack: kid yelling outside
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So I'm thinking of ordering some BPAL, but the sheer amount of selections is overwhelming. I have no idea where to look first. I've been to the website quite a few times, and usually have run brain-hurty from the virtual room because there are just so many choices. But wah, I really want to get me some BPAL, so um.

So, all you BPAL fans out there: What's the best way to figure out what I want? I'm all about the dark and spicy scents.when I do buy florals they're usually kind of heavy ones; I'm really not about the light, sweet, and airy at all (and I'm assuming there's not a lot of that with BPAL anyway?).

Comments:


Sidhefire
sidhefire at 2009-09-21 15:36 (UTC) ()
Have you tried any BPAL at all?.. If you just want to try a sampling of different stuff, I am getting ready to clean out and get rid of a lot of my BPAL. I'm just not into it at all any more and I wouldn't mind sending you a little sample pack of a couple of the different types of scent.. If you'd like that, just message me your mailing address and I'll try to put it in the mail later this week.. I have a bunch of other stuff that needs to go to the post office anyway..
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primroseburrows at 2009-09-22 18:17 (UTC) ()
Oh, wow, sure! Will send email. :)

ETA: Erm. I meant personal message. :/

Edited at 2009-09-22 23:26 (UTC)
black_and_bloom
black_and_bloom at 2009-09-21 16:10 (UTC) ()
I'm a BPAL fan, and like you, prefer scents that are resinous, spicy and mysterious. Without getting into the realm of Limited Editions that are no longer available, I would recommend looking into Snake Oil (the undisputed classic), Mme. Moriarty (from Carnival Diabolique), Shub-Niggurath, Morocco, Anne Bonney, Scherezade, Voodoo, Bengal...those are all sexy, spicy scents that are pretty much universally liked in the BPAL world.

Also, join the BPAL.org forum, and you can read multiple reviews on every scent ever made. It's a rather complicated process, as scents are not listed alphabetically but rather by category.

Have fun!
Jess
aphephobia at 2009-09-21 20:08 (UTC) ()
Czernobog, d00d. :) It's dark and woody and just utterly divine. People either seem to love it or hate it.

I love some of the more "masculine" scents, too. Patchoulli and I don't get along, but just about anything woody makes me happy. :)
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primroseburrows at 2009-09-22 18:43 (UTC) ()
I'm a fan of patchouli, but usually like to mix it with sandalwood or myrrh or something like that.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-09-22 18:41 (UTC) ()
Ooh, there's a forum! I'll definitely check it out. Also, Shub-Nuggurath ftw! I don't know what it smells like, but it's Lovecraft, so therefore made of win. :D
Jess
aphephobia at 2009-09-21 20:05 (UTC) ()
I first went with concepts and categories I liked the sounds of. The first ones I really got into were the Funereals, followed by the Excolos. Basically I looked at the descriptions and the notes and went from there. I started out ordering imp packs and splitting the postage with friends-- after awhile you can trade with other people on the BPAL forum if there are things you want to try, and if you find yourself really liking something-- get a bottle! :D

It's great fun. I've got close to 200 of the bottles now. It's highly addictive, too, might I add... :) (I'm wearing Violet Ray right now-- the Steamworks range ROCKS.)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-09-22 18:43 (UTC) ()
Yeah, I figured it'd be addictive. I love scents (and eventually would like to learn how to make my own), especially the deep, dark, exotic ones.
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