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I'm in one of my perfume moods again. I'm still trying to find one that I'll like enough to buy, but still no luck. I ordered some samples from LuckyScent and the only ones I moderately like was really either too sweet or had no personality. I'm still searching for my ultimate orange blossom scent since Serge Lutens' Fleurs d'Oranger had something in it that I didn't like. It was the orange blossom scent I was looking for except there was some sort of spice there that smelled vaguely of smoky BO to me. I just recently found out that it had cumin in it. Finally! a name to give the culprit that's been keeping me from loving FdO. I might try Fleurs de Citronnier some other time, but that's for when I actually have money. For now, I'm going to try the Orange blossom from Bourbon French. I heard good things about it, so hopefully this could be my HG orange blossom. They've got relatively cheap prices too which is nice. I ordered the travel size, which is $7 (not bad), so I can try it for a couple of days and see how I like it. Bourbon French also seems to offer bespoke perfumes, something I've wanted to try for a long time but never had the money to buy. I still don't have the money for it, but now I feel like it's more of a possibility. I just have to get myself over to New Orleans and cough up $100 for it. :-P

P.S. I think Christopher Brosius also offers bespoke perfumes, but they're pricier than Bourbon French. Then again, CB goes a lot more in depth I think.
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I just got my order from BPAL yesterday. I order 2 Fire Pigs, 1 Abhisarika and 1 Smut 2007.
Fire Pig - I love the way Fire Pig smelled in the beginning, so fruity but not cloying. The drydown smelled like something I have already, though I can't exactly pinpoint which. I don't know if I should've bought 2 of them now. I might end up selling my extra bottle later on. Probably a 3 out of 5.
Abhisarika - It hardly smelled like roses at first, very creamy and a bit flowery. As it dried down, I could smell the rose a bit more but it was never overpowering. I usually stay away from rose scents and I don't really like rose scents, but to me this is not really a "rose scent" as it never dominated the perfume. After a couple of hours, it returned to being creamy, but more floral creamy if that makes any sense. I love it!
Smut - Musky and sweet. It smells sort of like cocoa, but not quite. Sillage is pretty good. The musk doesn't smell animalic to me though which is good. It smells...musky though. Not the light, clean musks, just musky. Perfect for going out at night. I could imagine wearing this to clubs and such. Although, I rarely go clubbing. 3.5 out of 5.

As for the new update, Monsterbait: Tokyo Stomp looks really good. I also got into a decant circle for Dogs Playing Poker and some of the Monsterbaits. Milk Moon is a maybe to me.
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After countless sampling and buying BPAL scents, I still haven't found one I'd really like a bottle of. So I've given up for the moment. I ordered samples from luckyscent to see if I could find my Holy Grail of scents, or at least something close to it. I'll post what I thought of them over the course of the next few days. For now, here's what I tried: )

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