Today from the 'Weenies: Nothing Gold Can Stay

  • Posted on: 28 September 2010
  • By: MeiLin

I am so effing sleepy. To wit: this is the best I can do with this scent, and it's not helping that the entire house smells of chicken soup.

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Dewy green leaves colored by Moroccan amber, ginseng, and rooibos.

In the decant: Very perfume-y, and not in the good BPAL way.

Wet: Better, a lot better. My first hit is a green aquatic, which normally wouldn't work on me. An almost lime green. The rooibos and the amber play really nicely together, and I confess I couldn't pick ginseng out of a line-up. I think this is a surprise hit, very fresh. It reminds me more of spring than autumn, though.

Dry: This fades very quickly. For the brief time it's here, it's lovely, fading into rooibos and amber with that little almost-citrusy green at the back. It reminds me a little of Chanel no. 19, but that's probably me misremembering.

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erinnstreeter's picture

Devotee

Now I'm sorry I didn't. Not only is this one of my favorite Frost poems, but I love a clean scent. I confess, I didn't pick it up because I'm a little leery of amber. Sometimes it turns me off in certain contexts.

(I hope it's not a faux pas to comment on the BPAL posts. Seems like no one ever does...)

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

TERRIBLE FORM! Fifteen yard penalty!

(Not really. I think some of the old ones are pretty well commented up)

Zandu Ink's picture

Embodiment

Would "terrible form" be a personal foul or a technical foul?

erinnstreeter's picture

Devotee

Perhaps it's simply a fumble? (In the dark? On a sultry evening?)

MeiLin's picture

Most High

No one else does because few of them are interested in perfoom. Smile

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

We may not comment, but most are read. I read most of them and have added several to my to try list at perfoom.com

JeVoudraisCake's picture

Supplicant

It's not true! I love scent; I can tell whether an ADSL router is working by smell. (This is a lie. But I can do it with hard drives.)

Never had the opportunity to experience the sort of cleverly crafted perfumes you describe, that's all.

erinnstreeter's picture

Devotee

The mail carrier brought me my first box of goodies from BPAL today. I officially smell delicious.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Jumpeveryone What did you get?

erinnstreeter's picture

Devotee

Here's what I ordered:

Imps' ears:
Brisingamen
Ehecatl
El Dorado
Ochosi
Odin
Serpents With Glittering Eyes and Forky Tongues

5ml:
Wildfire 2010
Mabon 2010

Here are the imps' ears I received in addition to those (free stuff):

Belle Poque
Bohun Upas
Love Lies Bleeding
Pain
Osun
The Apothecary

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I really wanted Mabon and Wildfire but I'm on a strict no-BPAL diet right now. Not even decants. We're broke. Tell me how they are!

erinnstreeter's picture

Devotee

...they're fabulous.

I bought Wildfire for a friend; she's a little pyro pixie, all curves and wicked wit. She used to be the office manager for a non-profit called Birdsong Nature Center, and one of her favorite things was helping with the bi-annual control burns on the property. So of course, I thought this would make a great birthday present for her...

In the decant: it's almost overpoweringly musky. Not sure I'm the right skin to wear this...
Wet: Smoldering flowers, sharp overtones that remind me of crushed grass and rain in the distance.
Dry: It's like being wreathed in the essence of sex and roses and flames. Fades to a powdery/cindery scent - interestingly enough, on me, it enhances my unique body scent.

This is going to be perfect for my pyro. Her personality is just like this.

Mabon I got for myself based on the description; autumn is my favorite time of year (although spring in Tallahassee is my second favorite).

In the decant: Almost like a strong liquor. Lots of apple.
Wet: Apple cider, spices. Mown hay. Caramel. Something minerally-wet, sort of like early frost.
Dry: All of the above, but more like candy apple than apple cider. Crushed dry leaves, too. Less of the frost. As it fades, it's apple pie spices.

Yep. Wearing this one all season.

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