Today from the 'Weenies: Halloween Los Angeles

  • Posted on: 21 September 2010
  • By: MeiLin

Beth did a series of scents based on memories of the places she's lived at Halloween. I chose Halloween: Los Angeles since most of my girlhood was spent in the beach cities of LA, and this description resonated:

The sky on fire: a strange incense of burning brush, junegrass, tumbleweeds, chaparral, and wild sage.

In the decant: Hm. Smells musty, like a musty steamer trunk.

Wet: Smoky sage.

Dry: Wow, this really does smell like LA during hill fires; that smell hangs over the whole basin.

Verdict: I'm not sure if I want to smell like Malibu in the average autumn, but damn, she sure nailed it. How do she DO that?


Oddfish's picture


I'm really considering this one, because I'm odd, but I worry it might smell a little too much like a campfire for my liking. Is it like that, or is it more of an ambient "something's on fire?"

MeiLin's picture

Most High

It really smells like the hills around Los Angeles during wildfire season. I may try to search out a partial of this some time when I am in funds (I am definitely not in funds currently--no idea how I'm going to get Yule decants), primarily because I think it will be an AWESOME layering scent.

erinnstreeter's picture


I grabbed Wildfire - it's on its way to me - I hope it's as spot-on as they make it sound in the blurb.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I find that most BPAL fail is about skin chemistry. There are BPALs I have that smell awesome on my daughters and horrid on me--Visiting the Temple of Auspicious Fortune, I'm looking at you. Smut smells fantastic on Char and Irk and horrible on me.

Then again, there are astonishing, mind-bending successes on me that smell at best tepid on many others, for instance, Death Cap. Smile

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