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  1. yeah, sorry guys-- oil in the little pot. Sometimes I add a bit of water. I can still smell And I feel Fine 9 hours later so that's pretty cool. then I totally want to smell you. There was this hot Russian chick who I had a girl crush on who was a bit larger and so sexy-- I imagine someone a lot like her smelling like the fleshy thing that I got from this. I find it so interesting that whenever I make the least comment about a woman who has extra weight on her, that people take offense. A hot zaftig model with extra cushion is not insulting. Also, as far as I know, I haven't smelled any of the ones responding in this post who seem to have taken offense. It seems clear to me that I wasn't referencing any of you, so taking it personally because you're, what? sticking up for hot zaftig models with extra cushioning everywhere is a little silly, especially since it wasn't an insult. I come from a large family of women, several of whom struggle with their weight to the point of having had eating disorders, emotional eating to extreme, eating because they felt ugly, alienated or had trauma. Being overweight, or zaftig, or pillowy or Rubenesque is not an insult and honestly I'm flabbergasted at why a group of women that I otherwise mostly think of as pretty smart, strong, and upstanding women (in different ways of course, but you especially LadyV) think that a description of what orchid feels and smells like to me (when I can smell it) should turn into some list-off of women on here who may or may not have extra cushioning sounding off on what they smell like. It's a perfume forum-- I have no doubt you all smell quite lovely. Lady V, don't Bitch please me again. I am not your bitch, nor will I ever be, and I will extend you the same courtesy whether you ask for it or not.
  2. Did not like this one at first and decided to try it again and wound up liking it. Have now tried it again a few more times. When first applied I get dark chocolate, a pepperiness, a bitterness like crushed coffee beans or maybe a hint of burnt coffee bitterness, something planty (likely the MJ accord) and a spikiness that seems to be both plant and peppery aspect (likely the MJ accord ) I hate the smell of MJ. In fact a friend was passing around pot brownies the other night and I picked one up to just smell it and man--that was some skunky chocolate! That cook had no clue how to treat her butter and I'm pretty sure just put the plant IN the batter. I never partake but am interested in the science, so I had a little laugh at that. As this dries down it maintains it's spikiness and I could happily see wearing this with Dominance, Leather, or perhaps LFM if I was going to do a very particular Queen Bee power posturing (though I think Dom or Leather would go better.) Dried down even more the spikiness goes away which makes me a little sad. It strikes me as a slightly planty (and not MJ but just generic plant) Odalisque with more dark chocolate and less cocoa liqueur. Edit-- a few minutes later and I'm huffing my wrists to try to see if it's changed. I can't smell orchids normally-- all I can smell when it comes to that ingredient is a certain fleshy skin smell--like a really hot zaftig model who's got poufy, cushiony skin. I'm getting that here. It's nice and not overblown like the orchid in Jouir De (though that shit does work--I'm just saying it's obviously a lot more restrained in this.) I'm looking forward to trying this out in the wax melt and I'm crossing my fingers the MJ accord doesn't amp a lot. I'm hoping the spiky part sticks around more without getting stabby on the nose. I could see rocking out to Pandora and doing the dishes with this in the background egging my energy levels on. Edit again: still huffing. I think this would be a very powerfully erotic and masculine scent for a man to wear. Still good for a woman but definitely feels edgy and dictating who's in control---> the perfume wearer.
  3. I was not able to fully appreciate the layers in this until I took the oil and put it in my wax warmer. It was something that I could put on and get peaches or even sniff wet from the jar but it always seemed to have a flat one-dimensional aspect to it that made me grab it hardly ever--and then typically as an underarm scent/deoderant since it worked fairly well that way. Rooting around for a sample to put in my wax warmer I decided to grab a bottle that I "didn't care about" (sorry Mara) and pour that sucker all the way in (somewhere around half a bottle.) I'm trying to come up with a good description of the results-- it definitely had a lot of dimension to it. No flatness, no-just-peachness. When I say sexy I don't mean ferocious sex, or smuttiness, or even feline come-hitherness. There's a decadence here of peach and oil and skin and maybe a little bit of metal--i imagine many bodies glistening with oil and with hardly anything on but not an orgy. It's decadent and it's the sexiness that so sensual that you can't even say sensual--I just feel like that word is telepathically reverberating around the room of nearly naked oiled up people with candle light creating changing patches of light and shadows. It's a very self-satisfied without arrogance, just factually sexy, with the decadent/best skin smell-ness. Sadly--it spent most of it's life with me ignored or taken for granted but once it hit that oil/wax warmer...I would not have a problem burning that once a week. I have high expectations now for other bottles that I've lately ignored that might play Joe to my wax warmer volcano.
  4. Chinese New Year themed perfumes? I looked up banana in relation to Chinese New Year and one site said wish for education, brilliance at work/school. I'm hoping for glitter.
  5. He knows he needs to quit smoking-- he's not ignorant of that fact and one of his biggest regrets is every starting to smoke so admitting to himself, I doubt it's me forcing him to do anything. Sadly, his willpower hasn't been strong enough even though he's said he's needed to quit many times, for medical issues both pertaining to himself and myself. He's going to be leaving town in the next couple of days so it's up to him after he leaves but I wanted to give him the best opportunity to beat his urges over the first few days when the habit of driving to the store for coke and some cigarettes is bugging him vs. walking to the store in cold weather when the urge actually does overwhelm. I'm not making him. If he wants a cigarette he can walk his ass to the store. Since he hasn't, clearly he doesn't really want one. He just wants to bitch about wanting a cigarette and I'm cool with that. Even now, he's bitch about UPS and pacing in front of the window saying "I want a cigarette." We live like half a mile from a shopette--clearly he's doing the hard work himself. I'm just creating a framework to combat the habit of convenience.
  6. That's the gum right? If so, he has some bad fillings that need to be taken care of so he never chews gum. He's tried patches. Maybe we'll try that again but so far making the jump to the ecig worked for about six months a year or so ago.
  7. Today is day 4 of boyfriend quitting smoking cigarettes. He's had two really bad cigars (which I bought to emphasize how much he hates smoking while denying him cigarettes even though I found out cigars have WAY more nicotine than cigarettes) and he has an ecigarette plus all the supplies. I didn't start putting Balm Bomb in my wax warmer until the second night and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner because we've been getting into several not-yelling fights, squabbles, near-smotherings, and frosty silences. I've had to hide his car keys (he's on winter break) for the past four days so I've been the one leaving the house. Anyway, it seemed to melt a bit of the "stop being a shithead" vibe we've both been feeling towards the other. I haven't told him I've been doing the Balm Bomb because then he would automatically consider it hocus and blow out the candle warming the oil. Yesterday was downright cordial and my boyfriend was 90% back I felt. Tickle fights, cuddles, joking, laying together on the couch. He still says "I want a cigarette. I just want one cigarette. I can have one cigarette," but I keep emphasizing the whole addicts line of "You're addicted, and you cannot ever have just one cigarette. That's your addiction talking. I know cigarettes are not as lethal as other drugs and less life-destroying by far, however this is likely his 4th or so trying to quit. The longest he went was before he met me for 2 years, and he slipped up thinking he could just have one cigarette. Some people feel that having an e-cigarette replaces the addiction, but I don't really care. It smells better, it's better for his lungs, and only has 2-5 ingredients rather than 3000 or so crazy ass chemical concoctions that are in modern cigarettes (though for awhile I'd make him get the American Indian cigarettes which I think only have tobacco and maybe a couple other ingredients.) Anyway! I've been pulling the top off of my roller bottle of Balm Bomb UNscented, and then filling the underside of the roller ball contraption that holds it in the bottle. I would guess based on how the bottle decreases that it's a little bit less than half a mL. 1.75 mL in the tall samples and 10mL in the bottles right? Then I add a bit of water and a sniffee of whatever (Molls-- I've been using your Wyld Ivy samples you sent since I think they are more scents he would go for. Thanks again.) So this is the third day since I just started up a new batch in the wax warmer and snuck it out to the garage where he is currently fiddling around. I'm worried about burning him out on Balm Bomb. I've thought about trying Levitation, but also, after today should I give it a break for a day or two and then start up again?
  8. MissHazel


    Unseelie is great. Which leather-smell is used in this? I love the smell of leather and I can say the one is this-- very powerfully dark leather, well-oiled, and super masculine. There was almost something a little bit celery-ish about it.
  9. It is now day 3 of boyfriend trying to quit smoking cigarettes--though he has used a couple of cigars to help pave the way, but I bought him cigars that he absolutely hates. Sidenote: did you know cigars have a LOT more nicotine than cigarettes? I didn't know that. Anyway, he seems to now be mostly on his e-cigarette which is good, but it's still rough going. The first two days were really bad though. It's hard to handle someone who asks why I'm in a bad mood, when all I'm doing is trying my best to handle their heinously bad mood. Anyway, I had worked my way through some BPALs that I was using as scenting oil for my wax warmer, and decided to create a mixture of samples I didn't want to use anymore plus a big heaping bunch of Balm Bomb. I noticed he chilled out a little bit last night while I used it. We could stand to be in the same room with the wax warmer going on in the kitchen. But today I brought it into the TV room and we were actually able to cuddle and watch tv and wrestle and be silly. He still wants a cigarette bad, and I don't know if this time his quitting will be permanent but I do know that this time was pretty miserable so maybe just reminding him how bad quitting was will help-- that and keeping stocked in e-cigarette stuff. I don't think he's ever going to fully quit the hand-to-mouth cigarette aspect but at least that helps. So far I think it's helping me not want to drug him with sleeping pills for the next week til he's slept off as much of it as possible.
  10. mmm, I have Creole Man and also have Wanted Man in another blend. Simply yummy. Also don't forget some of the unisex options-- like Open Windows or Levitation if you're looking for easy ice-breaker plus fun date night.
  11. Huh. I only started collecting around January and I remember buying unscented spray samples either in January or February...I wonder if they were just leftovers from the earlier pheromas?
  12. I wonder if she's releasing Valentine inspired scents so that everyone can get their orders and play around with them before V-day. Didn't she do sample-sized spray UNs last January?
  13. If I wanted to amp a whole bottle of perfume with this, how many drops or ratio of the bottle should I add? Guessing it would be drops since less is more with this.
  14. Thanks! Will likely try again today with just a dot or two.
  15. ^that would actually be very useful to me. My boyfriend and I wondered at the ninja applications of ghosting.
  16. I put on Cuchi Head on my wrists, and then I put three drops from the little glass sample vial of La Femme Mystere I got from Pheromas onto my wrist, plus a slight tough of the dropper to my clavicle. I rubbed the three drops on my wrist to my other wrist and then rubbed on wrist on the top of my head, and one wrist to the back of my neck since I was going to be bundled up and wanted some extra diffusion. Then I took my mini strange attractors with Topper in it, and sprayed three times all over. Went out to eat. I was not putting out the vibe of "superior female queen bee." I was actually rather in a private, shy, observant mood. I just wanted to go out to eat and be out of the house after the ice storm, and play video games on my phone. Anyway, I was a bit flustered when I got there and kept flubbing my sentences to the waiter. Also, I was having an ugly day. So I honestly felt like I had high-schooler outsider-vibe going on, and just wanted to stamp "dork" on my forehead and have people leave me alone so long as I got my iced tea and my food. However, the waiter was very gracious and came by several times to check on me. Everything was fine, and he was very gracious saying repeatedly "it's my pleasure" anytime I said thank you. I don't know if it was the LFM making me feel distant or if I was already feeling distant, but I just didn't want to connect with anyone aside from the polite requests and thank yous. The waiter also didn't seem to be overly effusive (though that's common at this restaurant) but he did seem very earnest for lack of a better word. Very earnest in a kind way (not a nervous sucking-up way) in making my stay pleasant and getting stuff right (though that may be because the manager knows I'll come to him if I have any issues, or want to tell him about a waiter/waitress doing a fantastic kick-ass job.) The earnestness made me feel better about being the socially flubbing talking person that I was being, but it didn't feel like he was hitting on me either (thank God too because he was so young that would've made me feel weird.) I'm not sure if the flubbing on my part was feeling discordant with LFM, or having had little social interaction the last couple of days besides my boyfriend, or if it was reacting to the distant but kind vibe the waiter was putting out--since sometimes that is enough to put me off since I feel like I can't "read" them easily and respond how I normally would. Do those of you who have experimented with this enough feel that 3.5 drops was too much? I've tried one drop and a smear and didn't get any hits so I went up to this higher amount. Maybe I need to bring it back down.
  17. Irish eyes--I have some up for trade. It's not strong enough of a scent for me.
  18. Oh bummer. Sometimes it's a clean break. Maybe you can put the little plastic bag with the bottle in it in a drawer to scent your drawer? Normally cops on clothes are a no no but I wonder if it would be okay this way since the clothes wouldn't come into contact with the liquid (and glass of course!)
  19. Rub all that goodness all over you. Email Mara or Halo and tell them and then Mara, when she can, will send you a replacement sample and new labels so long as she still Has the label saved. She might not be able to do it til your next order or she may be able to do it right away. Guess it depends on howinsanely busy she is and what's already been packed Sorry that happened to you. Were you able to save any ofthe liquid from your bbm sample?
  20. do you have any of that stuff mara sells that's supposed to put a layer between your skin and the perfume? Otherwise try the cotton ball in the bra trick? I know how much that sucks-- I had that happen with Because The Night. if not, I would be interested in a trade and possibly a giftcard but it depends on my finances at that time if you decide to let it go.
  21. Got this in a trade (thanks Tyvey!) and I really love it. It wears very faint on me. This and Unbridled are full of win for me so I suppose banana is an easy pick from now on. HOWEVER, after about two hours I have to huff my skin very closely to get even a bit of the perfume smell, and that was the same with Unbridled for me. Evidently my skin likes banana just as much as I like smelling it. I was surprised by how "gentle" this one is, and that's the best adjective I could think of. It does have a bit of suntan oil smell to it, but I initially thought, upon smelling it a lot on my skin, that there was some sort of extra fruit in it like nectarine or pineapple. Looking at the scent list, I suppose it's just that when I smell tropical fruit like coconut and bananas, I automatically start looking for more fruit by association. If this one was as strong smelling (and I like that-- in terms of throw) as Coconut Breeze and Provocative Paradise/Naughty in Paradise, I would be a VERY happy camper. As it is, I'm happy and I'll use up the bottle, but I don't think I'll be chasing down bottles. I have a very firm suspicion that I will be ghosting soon because this scent, in order to make it as thick as I'd like, so I can walk around in my own cloud of perfumed happiness, IS going to be slathered. There's just no way around that sadly, but on the flip side I know I'll enjoy using my bottle up
  22. MissHazel

    Spirit Bottle

    ah, you are correct. I went back and saw it. Missed it the first time.
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