Monday, June 7th, 2010 08:40 am
So!

I'm going to pick up one thing (one thing! I'm being good!) from Blooddrop's bath products line. Anyone else wants in on the order, let me know by late this afternoon?

ETA: Order placed! :)

(This post has been crossposted from DreamWidth)
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Sunday, September 6th, 2009 08:07 pm
For those of you who aren't into decants[1]: feel free to skip this post.

STATUS UPDATE:
11/09/2009 - Bottles Confirmed
11/09/2009 - Order Placed
28/09/2009 - Shipping
06/10/2009 - Oils Received!
08/10/2009 - All oils decanted ohgod my fingers OW.
10/10/2009 - Everything not waiting on CO decant circle mailed out.
30/10/2009 - Everything sent.


A couple of points:
* I'm happy to add on bottles or petals to the order.
* If you are already participating in my Conjure Oils circle, please let me know if you would like me to combine shipping. If the answer is no, I will send both circles once all your imps have been decanted.
* Because decant circles can get quite expensive, I'm afraid I can't afford to order any bottle that has less than three imps claimed by midnight on September 10th. I absolutely understand if you want to hold off on paying until the 10th to see if the scents you're interested in fill up, but I would *really* appreciate payment before I order, for obvious reasons. :)

Fiddly details. )


The Oils!
Diablo Canyon )


Halloween 2009 )


Assorted petals and bottles )


The Fennyman!
[livejournal.com profile] aersi - $7 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] fortytricks - $43.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] the_rebel_piper - $38 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] jasmine_koran - $17 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] snowybwm - $24 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] snowybwm - $7 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] iphinoe - $14 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] duranorak - $21 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] crusoebird - $20.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] miss_isis_uk - $11.50 (w/CO) - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] yakavenger - $28 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] cheshirecat1959 - $14 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] parmavioletuk - $32.50 (w/CO) - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] spoodlum - $64 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] denorios - $43 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] gchao - $16.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] gypsyjolie - $27.50 (w/CO) - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] accelerant - $17.50 (w/CO) - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] star_of_eilonwy - $13.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] sterlingspider - $7 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] murmur - $7 - paid! (sent) Received

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[1] If you don't know what I'm talking about, you're not interested.
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Friday, September 4th, 2009 09:16 pm
STATUS UPDATE:
09/09/2009 - Bottles Confirmed
10/09/2009 - Order Placed
13/10/2009 - Order Expected to Ship Tomorrow
14/10/2009 - Order Shipped!
20/10/2009 - Oils Arrived!
30/10/2009 - Everything sent out. Absolutely everything. My deepest apologies for not confirming this earlier.


A couple of points:
* I'm happy to add on bottles or pips to the order.
* If you also join my Violette Market decant circle, please let me know if you would like me to combine shipping. If the answer is no, I will send both circles once all your imps have been decanted.
* Because decant circles can get quite expensive, I'm afraid I can't afford to order any bottle that has less than three imps claimed by midnight on September 9th. I absolutely understand if you want to hold off on paying until the 9th to see if the scents you're interested in fill up, but I would *really* appreciate payment before I order, for obvious reasons. :)

Fiddly details. )


The Oils!
An Otherworldly All-Hallows )


All-Hallows Resurrected )


Assorted pips and bottles. )


The Fennyman!
[livejournal.com profile] upstart_crow - $17 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] sterlingspider - $20.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] kassidy62 - $38 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] murmur - $17 - paid! (sent) Received
[livejournal.com profile] murmur - $7 - paid! (sent) Received
[livejournal.com profile] spoodlum - $41.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] spoodlum - $7 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] nrl1978 - $27.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] nrl1978 - $14.35 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] gchao - $13 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] oni_neko - $16.50 - paid! (sent) Received
[livejournal.com profile] white_aster - $17 - paid! (sent) Received
[livejournal.com profile] jasmine_koran - $23.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] duranorak - $32.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] miss_isis_uk - $11.50 (w/VM) - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] cheshirecat1959 - $13.50 - paid! (sent) Received
[livejournal.com profile] yakavenger - $53 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] snakey - $25.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] rkold - $17 - paid! (sent) Received
[livejournal.com profile] sumeragiskank - $20.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] spacegirllost - $34.50 - paid! (sent) Received
[livejournal.com profile] the_rebel_piper - $27.50 - paid! (sent) Received
[livejournal.com profile] iphinoe - $24 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] midnight_aeval - $45 - paid! (sent) Received
[livejournal.com profile] deada1ive - $17 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] parmavioletuk - $32.50 (w/VM, here) - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] gypsyjolie - $27.50 (w/VM) - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] aurora_verde - $10 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] l_trittipoe - $24 - paid! (sent) Received
[livejournal.com profile] accelerant - $17.50 (w/VM) - paid! Ready for pickup
[livejournal.com profile] kohai - $6.50 - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] star_of_eilonwy - $10.50 - paid! (sent)
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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 11:31 am
STATUS UPDATE:
06/09/2009 - Order Placed
25/09/2009 - CnS Received
05/10/2009 - Oils Received
05/10/2009 - Oils Decanted


The next Acts of the Carnaval Diabolique are showing no signs of coming out, and I was looking through the update and finding that not much grabbed me, but one of the Gris Grimly oils did appeal, as did the Lunacy. And both decanting and mailing packages out make me happy.

As usual, I'm happy to make it a group order when I'm ordering from the Lab.

Fiddly details. )


The Oils! )


Assorted imp packs and bottles. )


The Fennyman!
[livejournal.com profile] clinkerfiasco - $18 US - (to arrange conversion calculation and payment) ready for pickup
[livejournal.com profile] accelerant - $33 US - paid! DELIVERED
[livejournal.com profile] doramajoo - $18 US - paid! SENT
[livejournal.com profile] lenaperry - $20.50 US - paid! SENT
[livejournal.com profile] aersi - $10 US - paid! held for other circle
[livejournal.com profile] heeroluva - $18 - paid! SENT
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Sunday, June 7th, 2009 11:15 am
STATUS UPDATE:
9/06/2009 - Order Placed
18/06/2009 - CnS Notification
26/06/2009 - Oils Arrived!
ETA: ...mostly.
Okay, guys, the oils have arrived today, and it looks like everything for the decant circle's there, except Labores Solis. I've dropped the Lab an e-mail and will update here as soon as I hear back from them; I'll also be commenting individually to people affected to let them know.
27/06/2009 - CnS for Labores Solis
8/07/2009 - Labores Solis arrived!
11/07/2009 - All orders I've been paid for shipped.


There's this update, it looks shiny, and... well, I've been itching to run a decant circle lately. Both decanting and mailing packages out make me happy. And there's Smoky Moon, and a couple of scents for astrological events, and a couple for the Nile, and a few based on lawn ornaments of all things... Good fun, you know?

So. The return of the decant circle. And as usual, I'm happy to make it a group order when I'm ordering from the Lab.

Fiddly details. )

The Oils! )

The Fennyman!
[livejournal.com profile] jasmine_koran - $22 US - paid! (sent) received
[livejournal.com profile] aersi - $12.75 US - paid! (sent) received
[livejournal.com profile] kali_kali - $11 US - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] sterlingspider - $12.75 US - paid! (sent)
[livejournal.com profile] melz_lj - $30 US - paid! (sent) received
[livejournal.com profile] sqwook - $50 US - paid! (sent) received
[livejournal.com profile] roonil_wazlib80 - $19.25 US - paid! (sent) received
[livejournal.com profile] sumeragiskank - $19.25 US - paid! (sent) received
[livejournal.com profile] svalar_unnir - $12.75 US - paid! (sent) received
[livejournal.com profile] mousewings - $5.75 US - paid! (sent) received
[livejournal.com profile] misslynx - $9 US - paid! (sent)

ETA: Please note that I screen comments (except first and last) after I get confirmation that a package has been received. They're not deleted; I just find it has the page load a little quicker.
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Sunday, May 24th, 2009 10:09 am
I've got a friend. She's going to go see Nine Inch Nails. They've got something going where if you donate three hundred to a charity of NIN's choice, you get to hug Trent Reznor.

(I swear I could hear her squee at the thought from all the way down in PA.)

So, in the name of doing such a thing, she's ditching the LEs that don't suit her. So she's auctioning off 5ml BPAL bottles of Snake Charmer Ressurected, Angeronalia 07, Melainis, Archangel Winter, Longing, Hay Moon, Long Night Moon, The Shattered Pumpkin, Hunter Moon 07, and Fairy Market. Her auctions are here, if you want a look.
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 11:31 pm
Kinda of a last-minute thing, but...

I'm ordering from Violette Market tomorrow morning. Anyone wants to tack something onto my order, drop me a note by 10:00 a.m. and PayPal me (torrain AT rogers DOT com) cash for what you're ordering plus postage ($2 for Canada, $2.50 for the US, $4 for overseas).
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 01:51 pm
It's a soap thing. Or it started that way.

There's a company called Villainess. Mostly they make soaps and skin care products[1], although recently they've gotten into taking some of their signature scents and making perfumes out of them. If anyone's interested in trying out their perfumes, there's a friend of mine over Stateside who is bravely doing a decant circle.

(I am particularly fond of people who would be interested in Antihero, Crushed, Killer Beez, Scintillating, Shanghaied, Silk and Cyanide, and Kill-Switch, so that the bottles have enough slots claimed that they'll be ordered, but that's just me.)
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[1] Although they also do a very nice "Soap & A Cuppa" combo gift box, involving one of their scented soaps and a coordinating hot chocolate or tea; I got my Mom the Dulces en Fuego one, which has a spiced hot chocolate mix to go with the "bitter-chocolate with citrus, black pepper, and nutmeg" scented soap.
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 02:07 pm
Prices in $US; shipping is $2.50 within Canada, $3 to the States, and $4.50 everywhere else. indicates that the bottle has been tested cleanly if at all, or that the imp hasn't been tested.

If you prefer, I can mail your items as a Small Packet, which has coverage, extensive packaging, and is required if you want tracking/delivery confirmation. I know it's a PITA, and I'm sorry, but it is the way of Canada Post. This runs:
* $7 to $10 for Canada, depending on province (I know)
* $7.50 for the States
* $9 for elsewhere.


PayPal to torrain@rogers.com, please.

I'm selling off my friend's imps for her (she has more than enough hassle to deal with at the moment). Some of them have been tested, some haven't; all are at least a couple of years old. All the imps are full to at least two-thirds up the label. Struck-out imps have been bought; I'm leaving them up so I can track how much I owe her. Pics of any and all of these available upon request.


Antony - $1.50
Asphodel - $2
Belle Époque - $1.50
Black Lotus - $1.50
The Black Tower - $1.50
Brisingamen - $1.50
Centzon Totochtin - $1.50
Chuparosa - $1.50
Darkness - $1 (gunk on label)
Delirium - $1.50
Delight - $1.50
Delphi - $1.50
The Dormouse - $1.50
Dragon's Bone - $1.50
Dragon's Hide - $1.50
Dragon's Musk - $1.50
Dragon's Tears - $1.50

Eos - $1.50
Fae - $1.50
Fae - $1 (awful label)
Fenris Wolf - $1.50
Florence - $1.50
Gomorrah - $1.50
Himerus - $1.50
Kumiho - $1.50
La Belle Dame Sans Merci - $1.50
La Petite Mort - $1.50
Loviatar - $1.50
Marie - $1.50
Mata Hari - $1.50
Midnight - $1.50
New Orleans - $1.50
Nyarlathotep - $1.50
Old Paris - $2 (yes, really, Old Paris)
Omen - $1.50
Pannychis - $1.50
Penny Dreadful - $1.50
Perversion - $1.50
Poisoned Apple - $1.50
Santo Domingo - $1.50
Scarecrow - $1.50
Scherezade - $1.50
Seraphim - $1.50
Silk Road - $1.50
Siren - $1.50
Siren - $1.50
Suspiro - $1.50
Tezcatlipoca - $1.50
Thalia - $1.50
Thanatos - $1.50
Tiger Lily - $2.50
Tintagel - $1.50
Titus Andronicus - $1.50

Velvet - $1.50
Venice - $1.50
Versailles - $1.50
Wrath - $1.50

Y'Ha-Nthlei - $1.50
Yerevan - $2.50
Zorya - $1.50

Special! Unopened imp pack of the four anniversary scents from the 2007 anniversary release; Blood Phoenix, Green Phoenix, Mechanical Phoenix, and White Phoenix. Picked up from one of my earliest decant circles, and never tested. $10

5ml bottle of Nuit, 2/3 full - $9
5ml bottle of Phantom, full, stained label - $14
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab )

Conjure Oils )

Violette Market )

Decants )

Testable Empties )
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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 09:44 pm
After some wrestling with the dough, the gingerbread cookies got cut out and baked. I am uncertain and find them a little pasty, but John says they're not bad. And the kitchen smells like gingerbread, which is always nice. Will make more batches with the rest of the dough later; right now I'm feeling kind of wiped.

My Dunwich Whippoorwills T-shirt arrived. As did the Clocket I ordered for [livejournal.com profile] commodorified, which is absolutely lovely. Have hit the point where I have a hundred little 5ml bottles of perfume[1], and am culling a bit while reading and watching movies.

...yes, it actually is that quiet.
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[1] It's the decant circles.
Saturday, October 18th, 2008 04:17 pm
Order placed: October 20, 2008
Order shipped: October 27, 2008
Order received: November 3, 2008
All orders mailed: November 9, 2008


So an unmitigated bastard of my acquaintance (hi Jack!) pointed out to me that there was this company that was selling limited edition scents themed along a Wild West ghost town for Hallowe'en.

Those of you who have seen me play Deadlands, and talk about Deadlands, and bounce up and down when the topic comes up, can probably guess how well I took this.

Fiddly details. )
(1) No half-imps.
(2) If at least two imps aren't ordered out of a bottle, I will not order that bottle. Given the stunning response, I'm going to place the order on Monday, October 20th.
(3) With that aside, on to the scents!

The Oils of Diablo Canyon!
Diablo Canyon )

The Fennyman
[livejournal.com profile] snakey - $37.50 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] oni_neko - $18 US - $22.52 Cdn - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] triskelmoon - $58 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] sarari - $15 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] jasmine_koran - $35.50 US - $44.42 Cdn - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] aersi - $9 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] rachel2205 - $16.50 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] accelerant - $21.50 US - paid!
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Thursday, October 16th, 2008 01:48 pm
A counterpoint to the wishlist, a BPAL swaplist. Skulls indicate that the imp or decant is fresh; either it came from the Lab as a frimp and I already had one so didn't need to test it, or I decanted it myself.

GCs
* Aunt Caroline's Joy Mojo (Bewitching Brews) sniffie, stained label

LEs/REs

* Temple Viper (Carnaval Diabolique II) tiny sniffie

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Thursday, October 16th, 2008 07:42 am
Because it has occurred to me that I ought perhaps to have one, I am tossing up a wishlist. Skulls indicate it has been tried and loved and more is spiffy.

BPAL

GCs
* Arcana (Bewitching Brews)
* Bastet (Excolo)
* Dragon's Blood (Ars Draconis)
* Imp (Diabolus)
* Jack (Bewitching Brews)
* Kabuki (Ars Amatoria)
* Malediction (Sin & Salvation)
* Persephone (Excolo)
* Snake Oil (Ars Amatoria)
* Sudha Segara (Bewitching Brews)
* Tweedledee (Mad Tea Party)
* Vixen (Ars Amatoria)

Unimpable GCs
* Agnes Nutter (Good Omens)
* Famine (Good Omens)
* Pollution (Good Omens)
* Spider (The Carousel)

LEs/REs
* Carceri D'invenzione (Salon I)
* Cloister Graveyard in the Snow (Salon I)
* La Mort Qui Danse (Salon II)
* Silence (Salon I)
* SP: Death Adder (Carnaval Diabolique III)
* SP: Saw-Scaled Viper (Carnaval Diabolique III)
* Thalassa, the Galapagos Mermaid (Carnaval Diabolique III)
* Three Gorgons (Salon II)
* Tiresias, the Androgyne (Carnaval Diabolique III)
* Two Monsters (Salon I)
* Xanthe, the Weeping Clown (Carnaval Diabolique II)
* The Wild Men of Jezirat al Tennyn (Carnaval Diabolique III)

Lost in the mists of time
* most of the Carnaval Noir (to wit; Bearded Lady, Bed of Nails, Freak Show, Geek, Gypsy Queen, House of Mirrors, Midway, Shill, or Snake Charmer)
* Ah'Duno (Convergence XIII Meet'N'Sniff)
* Aries (Celestials: March 21 - April 19)
* Bad Luck Woman Blues
* The Bloody Sword (Order of the Dragon)
* Dr. John Seward (Order of the Dragon)
* Holiday Moon
* La Vita Nuova (Lupercalia 2008)
* Lex Talionis (disc. GC)
* Longing (Lupercalia 2008)
* Neo-Tokyo (disc. GC)
* Night Thoughts (Lupercalia 2008)
* The Presence of Love (Lupercalia 2008)
* The Tell-Tale Heart
* Three Witches (disc. GC)
* To Helen (Lupercalia 2008)
* Trick 2 (Trick or Treat Inquisition 2006)

Not Technically Perfume But You Know
* any pitch cards from Acts I, II, or III of the Carnaval Diabolique except Candy Butcher and Theodosius the Legerdemain
* empties of the Carnaval Noir except Fire Eater, Kunstkammer, or Medicine Show (to wit; Bearded Lady, Bed of Nails, Freak Show, Geek, Gypsy Queen, House of Mirrors, Midway, Shill, Snake Charmer, or Torture King)
Good Judy
* (Agua que Calma)
* Androgyne
* Black Jaguar
* Bruised Soul
* Burn'n Love
* Cheap Thrills
* Dhole
* Fetish
* Fire
* (Fleur-de-lis)
* (Fuzzy Cuffs)
* Genderf*ck
* Giant Panda
* Hot Jazz
* (Jacob's Ladder)
* Java Judy
* (Just A Simple Crush)
* Lava Rocket
* Lick It If You Like It
* Mea'n Fo'mhair
* (Mephitic Vapors)
* Mordent
* Pickled Punk
* Polar Bear
* Seme
* Shameful Secret
* Siggster
* Steam
* Stinging Velvet
* Turn Me Out
* Virginia Big-Eared Bat
* Wendigo Heart
Arcana Soaps
* Haint
* Mutiny
* Zombie's Cucumber
Cobalt Blends
* Cognac Embers
* Mollie's Monsters
* Noctilucent
* Pfeffernusse Babies
* Spiced Cranmallow
* Stained Glass
Conjure Oils
* Mischief In Laced Boots
The Midsummer Muse
* Ghost of the Virgin Bride
* Lisbon Seaport
* Dragon's Fire (massage oil)
Poison Apple
* Aphrodite's Love Elixir
* Gwyllion
* Pumpkin Coach
* Scorned
* Town Lush
Wiggle
* 101
* Anna May
* Aix Rated
* Belle Marie
* Clementine Spice Tea
* Maya
* Nochisan
* Penelope
* Remedy
Wylde Ivy
* Amber Chai
* Black Patch
* Black Tobacco
* Ember
ZOMG Smells
* Adrenal Gland
* Earth and Heaven
* Four Seasons In Mighty Contention on Trivial Matters
* Green Knight
* Lola's New Dress
* Marmalade Tabby
* Scooter
* Seagull Eating a Starfish
* Spacebat
* Tom Kha
* Vory v Zakony
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 02:36 pm
First: [livejournal.com profile] sarari! Trying to get in touch. Check your e-mail? Your LJ comment notification?

Second... well, I am not exactly a sports person. Hockey season is that thing where it's a pain to go out to dinner because all the restaurants are playing games and it's noisy as all hell. I still miss the hockey strike there was a few years back.

However. When I see the Dunwich Whippoorwills T-shirt, I am willing to accept that it's a baseball T-shirt in the face of the overriding coolness of it being a Dunwich Whippoorwills t-shirt. (Yes, that is my inner Lovecraft geek showing.)

So. I'm going to be ordering it from the Black Phoenix Trading Post. And in the general spirit of "Oh god, the shipping, why must the shipping hurt so badly", it's a standard group order.

Please note: I am *not* up for slicing up soaps or decanting room sprays or otherwise repackaging anything they sell. This is definitely not a decant circle. But if you want BPAL nail polish; or some of their clothes (they have yoga pants, good god), or their LE Lunacy t-shirt; or the tiny little room spray samples, or pretty much anything they sell, now might not be a bad time.

Placing the order on October 17th, because I'm thinking of getting the Lunacy T-shirt too. It's *damn* pretty.
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 09:45 pm
STATUS UPDATE:
23/6/2008 - confirming shipping...
24/6/2008 - Order Placed


So. I am craving some of the new Carnaval Diabolique oils. And decanting--small, precise, detail-oriented work--makes me happy. It really does. So does mailing packages out.

...you guys know where this is going, right?

Yep, decant circle. And as usual, I'm happy to make it a group order when I'm ordering from the Lab.

EDIT: Since it came up; yes, I will continue ordering bottles as long as people keep ordering imps. :)

Fiddly details. )
The Oils!
Act IV of the Carnaval Diabolique: The Interlude )

Act V of the Carnaval Diabolique: The Wunderkammer )

Assorted imp packs and bottles. )

The Fennyman!
[livejournal.com profile] kali_kali - $68 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] oni_neko - $21 US
[livejournal.com profile] accelerant - $35.50 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] neurotica_girl - $30.75 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] decantmonkey - $13.25 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] sarari - $10.50 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] jasmine_koran - $54.75 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] elenorerigby - $13.25 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] mparf - $56.75 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] queenie_writes - $21 US
[livejournal.com profile] sangria2 - $32.50 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] aersi - $29 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] lapetiteflower - $16.75 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] hgwrts4evr - $6.25 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] greensleeves_ - $23 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] 1159pmoctober30 - $20.25 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] gchao - $16.25 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] gleipnir23 - $9.75 US - paid!
[livejournal.com profile] foolonthehill - $8 US
[livejournal.com profile] robots_suck - $16.75 US - paid!
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Monday, May 26th, 2008 09:48 pm
"What do you mean, I forgot to print the labels for Pepper?"

Meh. All the other imps are labelled, so I'll get it done on my coffee break tomorrow morning. Either way, everything that's going into the mail will be in the mail in time for the noon pickup tomorrow.

Norn's Farmhouse in the bottle is odd--there's this kind of unpleasant greenish smell that comes and goes, and the rest of the time it smells like mulled and cloved apple cider.

Nanny Ashtoreth, meanwhile? Smells like pencil shavings on me. Pencil shavings. Almost exactly like Mandrake, swear to god...
...hrm. Maybe not. Getting something mellower in there at about the half-hour mark.
EDIT: Okay. At about an hour-anna-half it's... soft, and sort of red. Definitely the amber and berries coming out, not so sure about the honey and flowers. I need to try this one again when I'm not decanting; I think it might be lovely.
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Monday, April 14th, 2008 07:50 am
STATUS EDIT
Order placed - 21/4/2008
CnS received - 8/5/2008
Order received - 15/5/2008


I'm ordering from the Lab, so as usual I'm making it a group order.

And since there's no reason *not* to place the order when the Lunacies are coming out, and since I actually really like decanting--it's small, somewhat precise work--I'm running a decant circle.

I was initially just planning to do this for the Lunacies, but since there's only one Lunacy oil this month and I think I need to go have an indecent relationship with at least two-- three-- four oils from the Gaiman and PTerry updates, I'll be doing decants of those as well.

Please note: the order has been placed, so I cannot add any more items. However, please let me know if you'd like decants!

Group order, Candy Butcher, Dragon Moon, and Gaiman/PTerry updates. )

Yay, BPAL. :)
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[1] Canadian bottle(s) shipping is $7 for ON and QC; $8.50 for MB, NB, NS, PEI, and SK; $10 for AB, BC, NL, NWT, NU, and YT. If you know someone who's local and who will be making a trip to see you, I'm happy to relay the BPAL through them. And if you can tell me of a cheaper shipping option that I can reliably use, I will send you whatever you ordered for free.
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Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 10:57 am
So. Next month (near the end of April), I'll be placing an order with BPAL. I'll also be picking up their lunacies (both bottles) and doing decants.

Mostly a quick heads-up for future reference, and to remind myself. Standard pay-what-it-costs-plus-mailing-if-you-can't-pick-up thing.
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Thursday, February 28th, 2008 09:12 am
Cooking up riddles.[1]

1. Answer is three words long, a small phrase which may seem nonsensical out of context (originally Biblical, although it shows up elsewhere, rarely).
You can first through my third, and my second is small.
My third's clear as air, and keeps open the wall.
In my first you drift under or hide from the sun.
My second is tiny. This clue has a pun.


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You can first through my third, and my second is small.
My third's clear as air, and keeps open the wall.
In my first you drift under or hide from the sun.
My second is tiny. This rhyme has a pun.
My all would stretch crystalline under the sky;
An illusion of water, a trick to your eye.
2. Answer is one word.
I stand watching in wind and in sun and in rain,
Unmoving. Indifferent. And lacking a brain.
And brainless I guard there, and this may be why
My whole does my first, sends my second to sky.
I like doing these. They're trivial, but fun.
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[1] There's a guessing game going over at [livejournal.com profile] sinandsalvation; basically, if you guess the name of whatever's being riddled about, you (1) get the scent sent to you and (2) are expected to carry on the game. I'm just curious as to how well these riddles work for people who aren't familiar with the catalogue. I *think* they're pretty good--which is good, since the game is meant to be accessible to those not consumed by BPAL madness--but I'm curious.
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Monday, February 25th, 2008 06:01 pm
My Diary of a Teenage Cannibal! came in today.

Ditto my I Married a Vampire from Planet X!

And the group order from January.

Bliss! (And quite enough BPAL for the immediate future, I think. Unless, of course, any more Mythos-themed scents come out...)
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