What started out as a sample bottle obtained from a friend, has grown into something that needs its own shelf in the house!
I sorted them out earlier and here is the inventory (complete with my notes)
Clemence (Carnaval Diabolique) - My mother loves this one, very light vanilla and smooth leather
Inez (Carnaval Diabolique) - Sugary rum on a wet day, I quite like this one
The Parliment of Monsters (Carnaval Diabolique) - Heavy books, leather, wood. Can only wear a tiny bit of this else it's too headachy. Do like it though
Nuclear Winter (2005 Yule LE) - Cold wet steel. Brought this one for the name alone, when I wear it I smell like I've been working on the car :p
Midnight Mass (2011 Yule LE) - Lovely deep incense. Kind of Nag Champa-style smell. I get compliments every time I wear it :)
Moon of Horses (June 2011 LE) - Can't place this one, it's a really confusing sweet and sour smell. Not one of my favourites.
Feeding the Dead (Halloween 2009 LE) - Very strong sugar candy smell with a bit of musk in it. Smells wrong on me.
Kytherian (2011 Ode to Aphrodite) - Tiny flowers blooming at midnight is the best way I can describe this. I really like this one.
Cthulhu - Dank, wet seaweed. Unfortunately tends to smell like bog cleaner on me, I bought it just for the name anyway :)
Tombeur - My second favourite. It reminds me of an RPG setting actually - aged, exciting and a bit unusual. It's another musky scent, I prefer those.
Old Sybaris - Whisky, spices and roses. Another confusing one but this one I can actually wear as it evens out on the skin.
Nemesis - My all time favourite. A wicked, cunning smell that one of my friends said put her in mind of "a really filthy sex novel". Mwahaha.
Wanda - Blood, leather and wine. A very dominant scent this one and I really have to be in the right mood to wear it (naughty grin)
Sacred Whore of Babylon - Very deep musky smell with just a bit of floral in it. Good wintertime perfume for me :)
Centzon Totochtin - Chocolate and spices and general loveliness! Adore this one and often wear it if I'm doing something creative.
Tezcatlipoca - Slighty more toned-down version of the one above.
Crossroads - Dried flowers and soil. I like earthy scents
Tintagel - First BPAL scent I ever got and now on my 2nd bottle of it. Mead, fruits, spices and a tiny bit of wood smoke.
Salome - This smells how Chai tea tastes. It's a lovely spicy one :)
Yorick - Pure smell of wet soil. I'm very fond of this one.
Whoso List to Hunt - Reminds me of my Nanna's house. Lots of books surrounded by all the flowers she used to grow.
#20 Love Oil - Smells like industrial effluent to me, I really hate this one.
I'll list the Imps later as that is a much longer list :)
Trying to explain differences in English and American culture to a friend of mine (stateside) last night and she came out with an absolute blinder:
"I don't get you guys at all. Here is the supposed land of culture and upper class behavior and you introduce your friends to other people as "that's Dave, he's a right twat". Your FRIENDS! What on earth do you say to people you don't like??"
Ahh, then we're overly polite to them :p