it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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BPAL: Moscow

Well, I came home from work with greasy hair, the price for showering at 3 am, and decided that since I had showered I could try another BPAL imp. Having tried a dark woody oil, I figured I'd try a light floral this time.

A brief survey of the options lit me on:

A rich, bold blend of imperial rose, carnation, lush jasmine, lily of the valley, dark musk, amber, bergamot and gilded tangerine.

My Notes:

Vial: Rose, heady and wet. A trace of sweetness from the lily of the valley , and just a hint of fruit, that must be the tangerine.

Wet: Musk and rose, some jasmine. Nice and sensual, not as sharp as I thought it would be with the bergamot. I can't, in fact, smell bergamot at all. Close, it's sweeter, at arm's length, it's muskier.

Drydown: Now I'm picking out the bergamot, and maybe a little amber. Still mostly musky rose with traces of sweet and sharp, out of the corners of my nose, so to speak.

Dry: Musk, and then about fifteen minutes later, proceeding to rose--a nice, light rose, old roses and not tea roses, which smell like rancid lettuce to me--and it seems to be fading very quickly. I don't like this one as much as Fallen, I think, which lingered and kept being surprisingly sweet or woody-spicy-warm at odd moments, and reminded me now and again at work, hey! You smell good!

Oh, wait! Spoke too soon. 25 minutes in, the rose has all but faded, and there's the bergamot. Except that's fading too, leaving behind sort of a faint floral/amber scent that's nice, but not very strong. Alas. Pretty, complex... but not long lasting. It hung on for an hour or so, though.

Minority Opinions:

Boy: "I guess that's nice."

Dogs: Signy thinks it's something to lick. Paladin thinks if I am going to be putting body parts in his face, they should be used to pet him.

Cats: Marlowe snubbed me.

So there. Moscow does smell like roses. *sticks tongue out at specficrider.

kelliem also tested this one today.

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