Hello to new readers fastfwd and puchuupoet!
Brain drugs: Haven't taken them yet today, as I need my focus to drive to the neurologist. Yes, I finally have an appointment, and I will be pressing for a new medication!
Fibro: Bad pain days. I see my primary care doc tomorrow, and I'll ask her about upping the Cymbalta to a normal-person-sized dose or trying something else.
Grand Rounds, a medblog carnival.
Roadhouse: Truck stop sleaze. Weedy dandelion and hops with a whiff of tobacco and hemp and a swirl of booziness.
In bottle: 90% dandelion, with something I can't identify. Maybe the hops?
On me: Wow, that's really green. It's pretty much an unrelieved pungent green. I'm not scrubbing it off, but I can't see myself wearing it.
Faustus: An infusion of incalculable power and irresistible temptation. Truly an exercise in megalomania and self-gratification: frankincense and cinnamon, darkened by violet.
In bottle: A dark smell. Must be the frankincense. (If that's frankincense, it's something else in Carceri that I don't like. Hm.)
On me: Mmm. Cinnamon on top of that darkness. Wending in and out, actually; what's on top varies. I'm not getting any floral, which is fine by me. Something tasty-but-not-foody.
Gaueko: Blackened sandalwood and misty lavender, with curling wisps of smoky tobacco, nag champa, and labdanum.
In bottle: Filthy hippie + lavender.
On me: Still filthy hippie. I don't like nag champa. It's head-shop trendy and always reminds me of a pompous ex-boyfriend. And I'm not getting anything but nag champa here. Pass.
Cathode: A negatively charged scent. Ambergris, Spanish Moss, oakmoss and three electric mints.
In bottle: Smells more like ozone, with a faint aftersmell of mint, slightly tempered by Spanish moss.
On me: Oh, this is nice; this is a crisp day spent reading under a tree overhung with lots of Spanish moss. I love Spanish moss - the look and the texture. Mmm. I like Cathode.
pixelmonster, you totally need to smell Cathode when you come over to stick 50 needles in my back. (Next week for that, maybe?)