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theora ([personal profile] theora) wrote in [community profile] smellsgood2018-02-17 10:05 pm

Lupercalia

The BPAL Lupers went up a week or so ago. Anybody order anything? Excited about anything? Curious? I've been trying to be good (too many untested imps already), so only ordered two decants: Body, Remember and L’Intention Fait Valoir les Bagatelles.

Body, Remember: Profoundly sensual. The echo of caresses: raw black coconut, ambergris accord, ambrette seed, champaca flower, and sugar cane.
Named for the Cavafy poem. I love Cavafy, so there was no question I was trying this. But sweet, musky coconut sounds pretty awesome in its own right. Fingers crossed, if it's as good as it sounds I'll be getting a bottle (at least!).

L’Intention Fait Valoir les Bagatelles: Black tea, lavender buds, Italian bergamot, and Siamese benzoin.
This sounds quite drinkable :). I love tea, lavender, and citrus on their own. We'll see how well they combine.

And I may break down and get a bottle of Womb Furie at some point. The decant I got two years ago has mellowed wonderfully with age.
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[personal profile] kore 2018-02-18 07:02 am (UTC)(link)
I've been trying to save money for a while, but some old favourites are intriguing: Perfumed Garden, Smut, Snake's Kiss, Snake Skin, Womb Furie, Miller v CA....there is patchouli in SO MUCH, tho, and if it's not patchouli then it's that kind of high white or soapy scent that gives me headaches. L’Intention Fait Valoir les Bagatelles does indeed sound intriguing, but I tend to amp citrus WAY up. Is that the benzoin?
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[personal profile] bookherd 2018-02-18 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Bergamot is a citrus; benzoin is a resin.
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[personal profile] vicki_rae 2018-02-18 11:20 am (UTC)(link)
I'm really tempted by Smut, Snake's Skin, and Snake's Kiss. Still thinking about it.
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[personal profile] bookherd 2018-02-18 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm both too busy and too strapped for cash to give a lot of thought to this batch of Lupers. But probably the biggest reason I'm not buying is that my favorite decanter retired, and I haven't found a replacement. Any recommendations?

I don't buy many bottles, but I did pick up a bottle of Smut a few years ago, and I'm really glad I did. That stuff is gooooood.
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[personal profile] bookherd 2018-02-19 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the rec! I'd be interested in hearing how your experience goes.
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[personal profile] kore 2018-02-20 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
That site looks good, but frankly the labels put me off //is shallow. ([personal profile] synecdochic spoiled me with their beautiful decant labels!)
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[personal profile] bookherd 2018-02-24 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Me too! If you ever find another decanter who includes ingredients on the labels, let me know. Having that info on the vial is so, so valuable!