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synecdochic ([personal profile] synecdochic) wrote in [community profile] smellsgood2014-05-09 02:21 pm

Friday free-for-all

Oh, look! It is Friday again!

This post is a free-for-all for people to:

a) post links to perfume-related content they posted elsewhere (on or off DW)
b) talk about anything they want to talk about that isn't big enough for a full post
c) socialize and hang out without worrying about "off topic"
d) or anything else that comes to mind!
feldman: (big sleep)

[personal profile] feldman 2014-05-09 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"By Gad, sir, you are a character. There's never any telling what you'll say or do next, except that it's bound to be something astonishing." --Kaspar Gutman, 'The Maltese Falcon'

Or, you know, *Knize Ten*
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[personal profile] lunabee34 2014-05-09 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh how cool! I've never read that book, but I love the idea of exploring literary references to perfume. :)
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[personal profile] umadoshi 2014-05-09 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
On the one hand, this is extremely off topic, but OTOH, that's partly what the post is for, so... [personal profile] synecdochic, would you be okay with it if I shamelessly swiped and tweaked the wording of this weekly post for a community I started earlier this week? It so tidily encompasses everything. ^^ (Totally fine if you'd rather I write something from scratch, though!)
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[personal profile] umadoshi 2014-05-09 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! ^_^
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[personal profile] lunabee34 2014-05-09 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Our second BPAL order arrived. We ordered imps of
Dragon's Claw
The Bow and Crown of Conquest
Squirting Cucumber
Black Cat
Slippery Poppy Tincture

And got these frimps:
Ameles Potamos

My scent locket also arrived today, and I love it! Now I just have to get well enough to smell things properly again. LOL
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[personal profile] lunabee34 2014-05-09 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I got both Iago and Dragon's Claw on your recs. I hope I like them.

My daughter is super excited about the ones I let her pick out: Elf through Kyoto. We're trying Elf tonight even though I still can't smell very well because I promised her that particular imp was hers to keep, and that if I like it, I'll just have to get one of my own. LOL

I am trying to stay away from LE and discontinued stuff because I know as soon as I smell one, it'll be the Perfect Favorite of Ever, and I am so lazy. I don't want to have to try to track it down.

I'm going to make a post tonight reviewing all the scents we tried that I haven't written up yet; I was trying to write fic to go along with each, but two weeks of being so sick has made that not so much an option at this point, and I don't want to get too much of a backlog of review posts to make. :)

I loved Anubis, which I think was another of your recs to me. So so so warm and yummy.

This will be our last BPAL purchase for a while though. I want to try some traditional perfumes next.
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[personal profile] musyc 2014-05-10 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
General question to the group. Out of curiosity and whatnot.

What makes you decide what scent you feel like wearing on a particular day? Do you automatically reach for an old favorite without thinking? Do you decide to experiment? Do you know you've got a long slog through the hours so you pick a light and airy scent? How's it go for you?
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[personal profile] lunabee34 2014-05-10 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
Right now, I've got so many new things I'm trying and liking that it's a random grab. :)
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[personal profile] feldman 2014-05-10 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
It depends on which client I'll be working with and what state of mind I want to inhabit that day, as I dab a little in my cleavage mainly for my own amusement. I've picked a scent to bolster, to cheer, to duel with a smoker, or to complement the weather.

If I'm not working, I'll try something weird or several new thing on my arms.