Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson

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Stuff. And things.

So my mother's home, for anyone wondering. She's thankfully much stronger as far as being able to get into her chair and so on goes, which is a huge help. She's also been doing little but sleeping thus far, because dude, being in a nursing home or hospital or wherever she's been over the past couple months wears you the hell out, when you get uncooperative roommates, nurses wanting to come in to test you or whatever at all hours of the night/morning, etc.

Also, I got my latest BPAL order today. About half a month after I placed the order. Dude, such an improved turnaround!

For the record, I ordered the limited edition 5 oz Gingerbread Poppet, and a 5 oz bottle of Coyote (my first 5 oz that I ordered because I wanted that much of a scent I'd tried, not because it was LE and thus couldn't be a sample size). I also ordered imps of Thalia, Marie, Dirty, Alice, Florence, and Dragon's Milk. Aside from those, I again hit the jackpot and received Dorian, White Rabbit, Ra, Grog, and Wrath, which is almost enough for an imp sample pack order. Yay for freebies!

Since I just got them in the mail today, I've only sampled one, which is the Gingerbread Poppet. ;) I decided to use a Q-tip to control how much I dabbed on, but then quite stupidly got distracted and wasn't paying attention when I "dabbed" it on, and ended up swamping my wrists with a flood of gingerbreadyness. Luckily (or unluckily from a "bang for your buck" point of view) this seems to be one of the scents that doesn't come out very strongly with my body chemistry, and it's not in the least overpowering, despite the overly generous amounts that I put on.

Since the limited edition description is now gone, and I don't think I actually posted the description of this one in my LJ, just suffice it to say that I now smell wonderfully like just-baked gingerbread, and am making myself hungry for myself. Which sounds kinky and sick possibly, but you know what I mean. I'll post descriptions from the website for the other scents as I review them.

I also realized I may have to put in another order today, since there's a "valentine's" LE (or more to the point, Lupercalia) and this one sounds yummy... not so much from the description at the top (though that's interesting of course) but because of some of the ingredients:

The fabled Khajuraho temples of India are shrines of love in all its myriad forms. They are a celebration of love itself – transcendental, spiritual and erotic. This is a rejection of sorrow, spiritual ennui and despair. The sexual motifs that adorn the temples, and the temples themselves, are monuments to ecstasy and to passion, and through that, they are also monuments to spiritual fulfillment. It is believed that the realization of moksha by dedicating oneself to adhyatma and dharma can be attained only by first experiencing sexual satisfaction. In the midst of the drudgery and struggle that we sometimes endure during the course of our Earthly lives, it is vitally important that we remember the joy found in kama, and that in kama we can achieve transformation of the body and soul. This is a blissful, euphoric blend based on an ancient Indian love potion: honey, date palm, tuberose, davana blossom, amber, white sandalwood, vanilla bean, Damask rose, and champaca flower.

And of course, this just has to be one of the shorter-lived LE groups, only good until, er, today.

Hmmm.... any quick suggestions for scents that I might want to try, especially based on any reactions I've had to scents so far? ;)
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