Aimee (just_aims) wrote in suds_it_up,

More BPAL reviews.

Innoncence defiled. Sticky pink bubblegum and the thick, sweet scent of orange and cherry lollipops over a breath of heady womanly perfume.

Sniffing this from the vial, I definitely pick up bubblegum. Not Bazooka. Not Bubblicious. Remember bubble tape? It’s like that. Or those sticks of gum that came with baseball cards and Garbage Pail Kids. It seems odd to even think about wearing it as perfume. But I tried it anyway, and I have to say, it’s quite lovely. For whatever reason (my skin chemistry, perhaps?) I notice a sort of cinnamon-y aroma after drydown. All morning I was trying to put my finger on it, and then I realized what it reminds me of: a cherry blow pop. Right before you get to the bubblegum in the center. Sweet, but sort of spicy, too. I like it, and I might even consider buying it. I’m not so sure about “heady womanly perfume”, but whatevs.

Baobhan Sith
The ghostly White Women of the Scottish highlands. They seduce unwary travelers by night with their unearthly beauty and mesmerizing dancing. They engage their victims in a wild, hypnotic dance, and once they reach exhaustion, exsanguinate their partners with their vampiric kiss. Grapefruit, white tea, apple blossom and ginger.

Ha ha ha, some of these descriptions really crack me up. Geez Louise.

I ordered Baobhan Sith for the grapefruit – I’m a huge citrus fan, and grapefruit is one of my favorite citrus fruits. The white tea and apple blossom sounded like they’d be a good addition to the mix, but I was skeptical about the ginger. Fortunately, I was not disappointed. At first sniff, there is a definite rush of grapefruit. After application it fades into a lovely clean scent, and I could pick up the white tea, which was balanced out with the apple blossom. I didn’t pick up any notes of ginger.

Sadly, both of these perfumes are fairly light and fade pretty quick – they didn’t stay with me like all the others I’d tried before them. Baobhan Sith is particularly light – I went out in the evening and I had to re-apply. Even after a few hours at work, the scent had almost completely faded away.
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