Ebay auctions – Fluevogs, BPAL

Wow, it’s been a loooong time since i sold anything on ebay. But here we go.

“Fluevog Mini Lily Darling pumps, burgundy and green.”:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130170493421

“BPAL 2005 Beaver Moon partial 5ml.”:http://cgi.ebay.com/BPAL-Beaver-Moon-2005-partial-5ml_W0QQitemZ130170478854QQihZ003QQcategoryZ11847QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

“BPAL 2005 Snow White partial 5ml.”:http://cgi.ebay.com/BPAL-Snow-White-2005-Partial-5ml_W0QQitemZ130170474320QQihZ003QQcategoryZ11847QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

BPAL: The Phantom Calliope

bq. _”Ghostly, glowing, sweet and dark: black cherry, patchouli, cassis, cardamom and verbena.”_

Cherry. Yuck. If it weren’t for the cherry this would be pretty fantastic, but cherry either doesn’t agree with my nose or with my skin chemistry. J patiently inhaled my wrist after I tried it, but he agreed: not one of my best. I’ve put the whole bottle up for sale.

it’s a beautiful day to sell off huge parts of my BPAL collection

it’s a lovely day. i unexpectedly find myself free, and i have no problem taking it easy, since i’ve been sick all week, it is a lovely day. maybe later i will take the convertible for a spin.

anyway. so i have all of this perfume from “Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.”:http://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/ well, not perfume exactly, but essential oil perfume blends.

i have too much– i’m a very light BPAL user. essential oils are volatile and eventually, they will fade away.

so i’ve decided to decant from my favorite bottles. the things i want to keep, but don’t need a whole 5ml bottle of.

i’ve posted these to the forums, and am also cross-posting here.

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BPAL: 2007 moons

Today Beth announced the moons for the first half of 2007. She’s bringing back some moons from a few years ago, stuff that goes for very high prices on ebay. I’m particularly hyped because one of them is Pink Moon! Pink Moon was my first BPAL love, and my bottle has gone bad. Milk Moon is also coming back, and there’s two moons in June, which probably means that the highly coveted Blue Moon will also make an appearance.

I didn’t care for the Chinese moons this year (with the notable exception of Hungry Ghost Moon), so this is excellent news. Um, not that I need any more BPAL…

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BPAL: Midnight on the Midway and Gennivre, L’artiste du Diable

Part of the “Carnival Diabolique”:http://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/carnaval.html series. I did well enough on BPAL sales this summer that I was able to purchase the entire Carnival with my earnings– knowing full well that I’d be selling off plenty of it, just not sure which parts. And I have to say that it sure was cool to have them all show up in my mailbox, complete with little cards for each scent and all kinds of other extra goodies.

Sarah and I met today at the Broad Street Cafe so she could check them out, and we lined them all up on the table, each with its card, and I could feel the collector part of my personality twinge a little. But by the end of the afternoon I knew that some of them _have to go._ And probably a good bit of the rest of the BPAL collection does too. How many lifetimes of perfume does a girl really need? I don’t even wear that much, anyway.

Ooooooh-kay. Oh, by the way, I’m linking to the artwork for each scent for a reason. Go look at it. It’s great.

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cake is better than metal

bq. “Captain, we are being probed.”

i’ve been watching a lot of star trek: the next generation re-runs lately. it’s somehow comforting and satisfying at the same time.

this morning, my hands smelled like metal. it occured to me that despite having showered twice and washed my hands numerous times and washed dishes since i was last covered in the powdered exterior of my van, there might be some lingering metallic particles in my skin.

the scent faded through the day but even so tonight i was inspired to mix up a batch of lotion scented with Midway, a perfume oil that smells like funnel cake.


i took a break from westy sanding tonight, mainly because my evening schedule was pushed back very late due to stuff out of my control, plus the fact that i decided to cook a large, proper dinner, and that took a long time.

for those interested, i grilled a steak and made a spinach casserole; for starters i picked bitter greens from my garden and dressed them with dressing i made with buttermilk, sour cream, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, and basil.