Saturday, February 20, 2010

Can Haz My Noze Back Pls KTHXBAI

Woah! Sniffing nausea!

I made a Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (bpal for shawty yo :) order to try to snag a bunch of the Yule 2009 scents.

A few years ago I heard of the company browing ebayland for gothic themed perfume oils. I saw some lots of imps (little sample vials) and snagged them because the bpal site it so overwhelming to look through (plan at least an hour to go through everything and read descriptions). Also at the time I was very confused with the shopping system. Being not an American we internationals have to place our orders a different way. We use Paypal and in the descriptions we pop the scents in there. There is a character limit so if your order is placed like a crazy person (aka moi) then you will have to email them your list.

After getting the ebay bought imps I really liked Ulalume and Lick It and those 2 were on my "I MUST BUY THESE OR SELL MY KIDNEYS" I sure didn't want to sell my kidneys so years later I saw the Yule 09 collection, saw that they had "Lick It Till It's Sticky" and thought "What the hell, I was only going to spend this money on food anyways".

So here by my motherlode.

The imps on the right and the pen were all freebies. I didn't even know they send freebies! A very pleasant surprise.

One of the freebies was duplicated and I decided to sniff it this morning, fingers crossed that I would love it having 2.


Les Infortunes de la Vertu

Do you remember Avon's kiddie perfume called Little Blossom? Usually it was sold as a set with a body powder and a bag? This smelled EXACTLY like that. It was the first thing that popped into my mind. At first I was super happy to be taken back to when I was like 5 but after awhile this really starts to stink.

I spilled a crapload on me, so that may also be why I think it stinks right now.

The site description is: A pain-tinged, pleasure-soaked blend of leather, oakmoss, orange blossom, amber, and rose with a breath of virginal French florals and a hint of austere monastic penitential incense.

I don't smell the leather and soooo disagree with the people on the bpal forum who say it would smell sexy on a man. I dunno, but I don't want my man smelling like Little Blossom and then powdery old flowers. Right now it's still going strong and I smell like an old person.


NEXT! Lets go to the complete OPPOSITE of old.


Wow this stuff is SWEET.

The 1st 4 scents my nose caught and brain thought of were root beer, strawberries, double bubble pinkness and those cheapo lollipops you can get at walmart (the ones that come in like 8 in a pack all attached in a long row, white with yellow, red and blue splotches, meh no es importante.)

The site says: Innocence defiled. Sticky pink bubblegum and the thick, sweet scent of orange and cherry lollipops smeared over a breath of heady womanly perfume.

Seeee? My nose likes to complicate things, there is no strawberries or root beer listed but that's what I smell. In my dream I also thought of those pink wintermint candies that smell like root beer. Not that they just smell like in my dream, I smell it in real life too :D

I want this in full size pronto. Candy scents are my absolute favourite. A guy at work said to another guy, "Why the hell would a girl want to smell like sugar? I don't trust anything that smells like candy!" So it's definately not for dude's sake. I just think it's such a happy smell! And what's wrong with happeh!?! NOTHIN' THAT'S WHAT!

Snow White 2009: A chilly, bright perfume: flurries of virgin snow, crisp winter wind and the faintest breath of night-blooming flowers.

I really like this one but I can't describe it very good. It's very pretty and somehow I was reminded of the glue on the back on envelops :s
I guess I like the smell of that glue lol

And my lovely Ulalume:
"The skies they were ashen and sober;
The leaves they were crisped and sere -
The leaves they were withering and sere;
It was night in the lonesome October
Of my most immemorial year:
It was hard by the dim lake of Auber,
In the misty mid region of Weir -
It was down by the dank tarn of Auber,
In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.

Starry white lilies lend an eerie brightness to the deep black wooded scents of cypress and oak, layered with a touch of crushed dried leaves and the faintest aquatic note"

I love the smell of lillies and it's thanks to this scent that I now give most perfumes a shot if they list "leave, oak, aquatic" in their descriptions.

It reminds me of tromping through a wet, slightly floral forest. I think of my Oma and Opa's house in British Columbia.
Actually, just turn on your tv now and look at the Vancouver foliage, BAMMO ULALUME! Only in the summertime and less athletes :D

If you've stayed with me this far thank you! lol I don't expect anyone to read this all. It's mostly to remind my of my initial thoughts (this way I don't have to spill another crap one on me knowing it smells like a crap one!)

AND for some reason I thought these bottles would be bigger. I'll admit I have no idea what 5ml actually looked like until now. I was expecting something more this size:

I am a turd.



  1. If you like gothic scents, might I recommend Goth Rosary? They ship internationally, and AntiSally is SUPER nice!

  2. Wow that's an awesome haul of smellies! And yes I read it all :P I haven't tried very many of the ones you got.

    Since you like sweet, candyish scents you might like Aunt Caroline's Joy Mojo or Akuma. Both kinda remind me of Sweettarts or Runts candies.

    Have fun sniffing all of those!

  3. Thanks T, the Bee I will have to check them out!

    Thanks for reading it all Michelle! lol I really didn't think anybody would :D Sometimes I just like hearing myself talk, BLOGSTYLE! I'm totally putting those 2 on my next list. From reading your description of the Aunt Caroline one I think I'm just gonna go nuts and get a full size :)

  4. Im such a dork, when I saw the free pen I was like FUCK YES. I'm a fiend when it comes to collecting free pens, I will take them from any business :D

    Not gonna lie, I wish businesses would be a bit more simple with their scent descriptions - like what the hell does 'pain tinged and pleasure-soaked' mean? Did they deflower a virgin and then sacrifice her and turn her blood into perfume?

    Sometimes I just want to read a scent description that says 'THIS SMELLS FLORAL, WITH ROSES AND DAISIES AND SHIT'.

  5. hahahahahah!!! I totally agree! If I ever create a perfume line, you are so gonna be the "Descriptor Extraordinaire" and write them all up for me :D

    I wish you could hear how I read that in my head, I'm going to wake my man if I laugh any harder lol

  6. Oh heavens, but this was fun to read! Anyone that can say turd and meh ranks in my top 10- better if it's a makeup blog! You are really funny and have a seeerious addiction, which is gorgeous. I want to try Lush, but their shipping is OUTrageous and no store nearby. Sadness. BUT I love your blog and I wish there were more like yours! Not a smarmy self-aggrandizing moment in it! Hooray!

  7. Yay!! Thank you :D I always get worried people will be like "woah this chick is annoying!" and then think "Oh wells that is me and they don't have to read it" and then write whatever anyways :)

    That sucks that you don't have a Lush nearby! It's probably better for your wallet's well-being anyways!