Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Bonus weekend BPAL reviews...

...because if I wait til Monday, I won't get them all reviewed in time to decide if I want 'em by the deadline (Wednesday). Yes, the Lupercalia & Heroines decants have finally landed.

DOLCE STIL NUOVO: Our interpretation of Dolce Stil Nuovo is a blend of rose otto, carnation, vanilla flower, lavender and jasmine with the clarity of crystalline white musk and the warmth of golden amber.

In bottle: Sweet and clear floral.

On me: The floral gets heady, then swoops away... most of it whisks off into my olfactory blind spot. What remains is musk with light florals.

CHINTAMANI-DHUPA: Pound well together sandal-wood, Kunku, costus, Krishnaguru, Suvasika-puspha, white vala and the bark of the Deodaru pine; and, after reducing them to fine powder, mix it with honey and thoroughly dry. It is now known as Chintamani-Dhupa, the "thought-mastering incense".

In bottle: Bark and light honey.

On me: This is it - the sole incense scent that works on me. Maybe it's thanks to the honey holding it together? Goodness knows I don't know what half of these ingredients are, but they mingle, leaving a faint aftersmell of ash. Happy 'song.

KANISHTA: The Other Woman. The scent of dark desire, heady with intrigue, shadowy with deception: black opium, Haitian patchouli, jasmine sambac, French magnolia and kush.

In bottle: Deep dark patchouli.

On me: The patchouli is grounded and veiled, but not by the florals. Hm. They lurk *way* back in the background. I'm surprised there's no vetiver in here.

KHAJURAHO 2007: This is a blissful, euphoric blend based on an ancient Indian love potion: honey, date palm, tuberose, davana blossom, amber, white sandalwood, vanilla bean, Damask rose, and champaca flower.

In bottle: Sandalwood, light honey, light florals...

On me: Date palm, mmm. The florals are hiding. Oh, wait, here they are... in force. *gag*
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