Τετάρτη, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

BPAL GENERAL CATALOG DISCONTINUATION AND REVIEWS

Hi guys! I guess you already know that BPAL has decided to do some spring cleaning to their general catalog scents. When I read about this on the forum I panicked but Beth was kind enough to let us know almost 2 months ahead which ones are going to be discontinued.

The real lose for me is Black Hellebore Honey but I have already bought a bottle with some Yules last month.
I haven’t tried the majority of these scents but I will give you my impressions of the ones that I have tried.

Here is the list and with the red color are the ones I have imps of.

Black Hellebore Honey
Bluebeard
Death Horse
Delphi
Devil's Claw
Dian's Bud
Dove's Heart
Dragon's Eye
Ehecatl
Ekhidna
Epitaph
Forbidden Fruit
Grandmother of Ghosts
Hairy Toad Lily
Horse Chestnut Honey
House of Night
Hurricane
Iambe
Jezirat
Kuang Shi
Laurel Honey
L'ecole Des Filles
L'Examen
Love-Lies-Bleeding
Love's Torment
Mandrake
Manila
Meliai
Peitho
Pool of Tears
Saturnalia
Serpent's Kiss
Slobbering Pine
Sluggard
Temptation
To A Woman
Tobacco Honey
Ulalume
Umbra
Versailles
Whoso List to Hunt
Wolfsbane
Ya-te-vo
Yellow Jessamine Honey
Yew-Trees

Black Hellebore Honey
Hellebore resembles the wild rose, but does not belong to their family. The scent is a pale green herbal, darkly rooty, with a faint rose and peony-like overtone

I loved  this from the first sniff. It’s strong powdery honey, slightly medicinal  with a touch of greenery. It has a good lasting power too.


Slobbering Pine
Dewy, wet, whiplike and sticky.

From the imp I get fresh pine. It’s not harsh at all. If you have other Bpal pine scents and you found them too harsh or detergent like maybe you will need this one in your collection.
It has a nice citrus top note as well, grapefruit I guess.
After the initial pine and citrus notes it does get a little bit soapy and it reminded me a lot of some snow scents.

Dragon's Eye
A piercing, radiant perfume: dragon's blood resin, lily of the valley, lilac and galbanum

I wore this yesterday without knowing that this was in the list and I loved it.
It’s a great floral scent. The lilac it’s very pronounced and fresh. I also get a gardenia vibe. Very beautiful. If you like dragon’s blood and lilac go get this.


Temptation
An expression of love, adoration, and desire, of beauty that transcends mortal desire and piques the interest of hell itself: attar of rose, calla lily, palmarosa, peach blossom, wisteria, rice flower, and black musk.

From the imp this is peach blossom all the way. Very feminine!
On the skin the rose blooms and small orange blossoms come to mind.
A blend perfect for spring and in my opinion it would be amazing on a young girl too. It has something very innocent that it reminds me of my childhood. Average staying .

Ulalume
 Starry white lilies lend an eerie brightness to the deep black wooded scents of cypress and oak, layered with a touch of crushed dried leaves and the faintest aquatic note.

I was wearing this when me and Theodore had visited a spa a couple of months ago. I remember smelling this while I was in swimming in the warm pool and I really enjoyed that sensation.
My sample is almost empty now.. Anyway from what is left I’ll try to do my best!
The strongest note is the dirt. On skin however it almost smells like ice wine. Soft and clean lilies  and a soft camphor like note. On me it’s not woody at all.
It smells like sleeping near a lake in the spring.
While I was swimming in the pool I couldn’t smell the dirt note on me. It was mainly fresh lilies.



Whoso List to Hunt
Sensual brown musk, rich amber, English rose, oak bark, and moss.

From the imp this is all musk and amber.
Trying this on it’s still a lovely amber with a tiny bit of rose.
Wow now I get something like a lemony note, maybe it’s from the rose.
The moss comes to play eventually but it isn’t overpowering note at all.
All in all this is an amber-rose perfume with a lemony edge.

Is it anything that it caught your eye from that list?
I really want to buy a Dragon’s Eye bottle and maybe Yellow Jessamine Honey.