I haven't been doing morning BPAL reviews, because the risk of getting stuck smelling all day of surprise!jasmine is too great. But hey, I'm home, and can scrub off anything I find objectionable. Awesome. And I've had some of these sitting around for ages... these four are from the Who Killed Amanda Palmer collection, and while I am ugh on Palmer, I can't pass up things that smell like blackberries, cupcakes, books, ink, and metal.
Blackberry Jam & Scones: Blackberry jam and… scones.
In bottle: Oh hai berry! And butter!
On me: More scone than jam - hm, but wait, a bit of blackberry on the aftersmell. Okay, it develops over a few minutes, and gets to be pleasantly jammy.
Conservatory Tableaux: Lacquered beech wood and old books.
In bottle: All lacquer, no wood.
On me: Yeah, still all lacquer. This is an antique table that's been in storage for a while and cleaned with something astringent. I get no books from it. Sad!
Cupcake Spatter Pattern Analysis: Frosted chocolate cupcakes and filth.
In bottle: Yep, touch of pastry, touch of dirtiness. Not the dirt note, something else.
On me: More weedy dirtiness than cupcakes, but then the cupcakes come out - icing smeared on the ground. Still pretty light. I was hoping for something more like Beaver Moon.
Manus Dei: Weeds, dirt, red clay, scattered groceries, inked fabric ribbon, machine oil, and cast steel.
In bottle: Yay machine shop smells!
On me: Hm. More weediness than machine shop. Okay, here it comes - like a machine shop in a garage with one of those roll-up doors, dirt and trampled grass outside. Not bad.