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20 January 2009 @ 02:58 pm
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mick, and I'm on the BPAL forum as BaronLaCroix. I must say I'm pleased I found this community, and wish I'd found it sooner. I've been into BPAL for a bit more than a year now, and it's good to find other gentlemen whom appreciate the lab works as well.
Also, there hadn't been an update in some time, so I thought I'd change that.
Tally ho!
Current Music: Black Wings by Tom Waits
07 April 2007 @ 03:11 pm
My Imps just came in the mail, woo!!! Everything smells wonderful and I can't wait to try it! I was a little confused, though. I ordered Mad Sweeney and got Wolfsbane and 51 instead. Not that I'm complaining, mind you, but I can't find anything about 51 on the site. Can anyone fill me in?

Edit - I'm, apparently, a moron. Mad Sweeney, along with the rest of The Carousel, isn't available in Imp form. Looks like I may need to get a bottle!
04 April 2007 @ 06:31 pm
Hey everyone! I'm relatively new to BPAL (a female friend got me into it after constantly smelling like chocolate) and so far haven't had too much experience with different scents. Black Ice is one of my favorites and smells pretty good on me but, unfortunately, I can't get a reliable supply of it because it's an LE! Death on a Pale Horse is another I enjoy, even though it is kinda...flowery.

I just ordered imps of Mad Sweeney, Vice, Envy, The Bow and Crown of Conquest, Absinthe, and Oberon. Anyone have any thoughts/experiences with them?
11 February 2007 @ 11:01 pm
So, I want to enable the boy, and I'm going through my imp box selecting the ones that I think he could like.
However he is used to spray cologne, so I'm thinking imps may be a bit awkward?
So, what is your preferred method of applying BPAL?
Have you enabled any male friends? Do you have suggestions?

thanks :)
16 October 2006 @ 09:18 pm
I'm planning my next order, and among the imps I would like to order (mostly masculine scents) I want to try more of the Wanderlust oils. I have a thing for exotic/oriental scents, but I've had a pretty bad experience with Kathmandu and found Morocco nice though too light for my skin. Tried Machu Picchu as well but it was too candy-like for me. Now I'm thinking of ordering imps of Cairo, Athens, and maybe Silk Road, but even after reading the reviews on the forums I still have no real idea on what they're like gender-wise (I know, "most bpal oils are gender neutral!"), and regardless of gender I was interested in reading you guys about 'em. Anyone tried them out before? Any other suggestion from the Wanderlust oils, beside Whitechapel and Port-au-Prince?
Current Mood: busy
01 August 2006 @ 04:18 pm
Alright, this really doesn't have anything to do with genetics. I just couldn't think of a catchy title. ;)

I, personally, am partial to scents that most people would categorize as masculine, or at the very least gender-neutral. I like earthy scents, resins, and loud, dark ambers. When I do an update, I never think in terms of whether a scent is masculine or feminine; rather, I'm just going with the theme or feel of the basis of the scent. Sometimes when I see some of the posts that our male and transgender customers make on public forums, I wonder if we're, in some way, not fulfilling their needs scent-wise.

Basically, Do you menfolk have any suggestions of what you'd like to see more of? Input is always welcome at the shop. =)

I hope that made sense. I'm running on 2 hours of sleep. This update is frying my brain.
09 July 2006 @ 08:19 pm
You thought I was dead? Well, I'm not! I am, however, on vacations, and I've been too busy to post here (I'll be more active in August, at last).

I'm the kind of person who enjoys "gender-fucking" sometimes, throwing confusion at people as whether I appear as masculine or more feminine, and playing around with gender. I find interesting to ponder over what people perceive as masculine or feminine, and how much opinions can vary - just looking at scents reviews on the BPAL Madness forums gives an idea of how much some perfumes come accross as masculine to some while gender-neutral to others, or really feminine.

Not everybody is into playing around with norms and presentations, however I was wondering how the guys here felt about wearing more androgynous or feminine scents, what are the type of scents (fragances; not necessarily naming specific oils) they, personally, consider as masculine, if they've tried different scents than the supposedly men ones and enjoyed them much on themselves, if they tried "men scents" that didn't come accross as men scents at all to them, what are they searching for, most of time, in a "manly scent"; in a more general way, how do the BPAL men feel about scents, gender-wise, especially coming to wearing them, and how did people around them reacted depending on what they were wearing.

Addendum: an extra question and women can share their thoughts about this too! It triggers my senses when people around me give mixed signals gender-wise, as I generally enjoy androgyny. It makes me curious and sometimes attract me like a moth to a flame. But what about you? How do you feel depending on what your partner, or friends wear (what if it's the sex or gender you're attracted to, and what if it isn't)?
Current Mood: curiouscurious
27 April 2006 @ 06:59 pm
I read a lot of reviews of this scent that were all, "ooh, it's Teh Manly, with its dry woods and tobacco and leather".

On me? Marzipan and then burnt butterscotch.
25 April 2006 @ 10:14 am
Hello all! I'm joining on behalf of my lovely husband, who digs his BPAL, but has no interest in joining livejournal or the forums...although he's always happy to add his .02 through me :)

K's current faves are Luperci and Voodoo, and he's got a big bottle of Wolf's Heart on the way -- he likes to use that one when work gets to be a bit too stressy.

I keep him well stocked in the gentlemen/gender-neutral imps, so if there are any blend-specific questions, I'd be happy to pass those along.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
24 April 2006 @ 07:59 pm
Well if you invited me to join your group you must know what that entails. There are consequences.

I speak, I write, I talk too much. :)

So thanks for inviting me, bonjour, bonsoir, bonnuit. :)

My current obsession, of the BPAL persuasion, is Nero! Nero is so damned smooth! I also love Dead Man's Hand and Hellcat right now. I own a buttload of BPAL fragrances of the manly variety so if you want an individual review on a specific scent let me know.

Bon chance!
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