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Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
9:02 am
[amazon_syren]
Trades Available - Ottawa, ON (Here's Hoping)
Hi, folks,

I recently got an order in the mail (YAY! It's been almost two YEARS since I ordered perfume!) and I've been having a grand old time trying them out. (And, in a number of cases, finding out that they don't work very well on me).
I got a big bottle of Blood Kiss (YAY!) as well as an order of imps.

Skuld, which I've tried before wanted a little more of (omnomnom, juicey and insencey and delicious), plus five that I hadn't tried.
Of them... March Hare is glorious and boozy and fruity and juicy and wonderful (it's on my Eventually Get a Bottle of This list).
Lady MacBeth and Lilith are candy-ish (blame the red wine in both of them). One smells like sweet tarts (which would be great for a sock hop or some similarly playful event) and one smells like grape juice and herbal medicine. Meh. I'm willing to give both of them a second chance, though.

The other two -- Sed Non Satiata and Hetairae -- didn't work so well on me. Too many flowers (which tend to either go soapy or "perfumey" (chemical yick) on me). Better, I think, for someone else.

Neither did the four freebies: Euphrosyne (perfumey blah), Ouija (which would make a gorgeous cologne, but doesn't work for me), Nyarlathotep (eugh! NOT for me. It didn't turn to cat's piss, but it wasn't pleasant), and Persephone (lightly floral and slightly buttery. Not my kind of scent, but not actually bad. Would be lovely on someone else).


What can I say. I'm a sugar-and-spice kind of gal. ;-)


Anyway. So what this basically means is that I've got a wodge of imps that are now up for grabs (plus my much-neglected trade-away box is getting kind of full). As such:

Available for TradeCollapse )


If you're interested, let me know. :-)


- TTFN,
- Amazon. :-)


[1] Which is not to say there’s not a slew of amber-inclusive scents I’d like to try, it's just that they tend not to work. ;-)
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
12:57 am
[verb_impulsion]
Huge Lot of Ebay! (Again!)
Hi guys, you might remember my GIGANTIC BPAL LOT OF DOOM on Ebay about a month ago. After receiving no payment from my high bidder (boooo!), I'm listing the whole thing again, because honestly, I'll never get to wearing all of these and there are much better things that I want (Shirts! Scent lockets! BLACK LAAAAAACE).

So here it is again, starting at $0.99 with no reserve. Please, please bid to your heart's content! I have $30,000 more in student loans to pay off! :(

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320479947456

Thanks for looking :D

Cross posted to a buttload of bpal places.
Sunday, December 20th, 2009
10:27 pm
[torrain]
In the name of destashing
They were taking over. I've beaten them back. Stragglers are entrenched. Halp?

I've got a few 5ml BPALs here (as well as some 5mls and LE imps (decanted myself) from other e-tailers). Prices are down by a third, because I want these out.

Also! Please note that I will be out of town Tuesday and Wednesday! I will get back to you ASAP, and will do my best not to be deprived of internet access during those times, but it's a heads-up.

Current Mood: optimistic
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
8:02 pm
[callwolf]
Culling the Herd
Hey everyone!

I've decided to go through The Collection and make sure that I no longer had anything I didn't truly love. I'm selling off anything that doesn't make my heart flutter in the hopes of making this holiday season a little less painful to my bank account. Mainly LEs with a few GCs, a few bottles and some TALs.

First things first:

Shipping: I will ship anywhere, however cost depends greatly on what you get. Generally speaking, it's going to average out to about 4$ for imps. The more you get, the bigger the package, you get the idea :) I'll do my best to keep it as low as possible. I will use the address provided by paypal for shipment.

Payment: I can accept payment in USD via Paypal. I'll cover the fees :) Paypal me at maevankayt AT gmail DOT com. PLEASE remember to list what you ordered in your paypal subject or message, and what your LJ name is.

Condition: I try my best to keep all of my imps and bottles in good condition, out of the light, rolled occasionally, with as little staining as possible, however, things happen. I try to make a note of any staining as I come across them, but from time to time things get missed. If I notice it in shipping, I will be sure to make it up to you in superhappy frimps :D

Forum feedback here, ebay here.

Now, on to the sale!Collapse )

x-posted to bpal_canada

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
11:39 am
[torrain]
Small decant circle.
So, I resisted most of the update, but the Lunacy and one of the Gris Grimly scents seemed potentially very nice. I'm running a decant circle for the Gris Grimlys ($3.75/imp) and the Falling Leaves Moon ($3.25/imp) over here. (Post includes links to my feedback.)

I'll be placing the order on the 6th. Discounts if you get all four GGs or all five oils.

Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
11:07 pm
[torrain]
Small neatening.
The nights are chill, the air is sharp, and the little candy shaped like bloody bones is popping up the the local bulk store. Seems like a good time to dust off the desk and try clearing out the 5ml partials. I've got:

* The Norn's Farmhouse - 40% (American Gods) - $10 PENDING
* Cytherea - 60% (Carnaval Diabolique IV) - $12
* Marcilla - 40% (Carnaval Diabolique IV) - $8 Sold
* The Grand Inquisitor's Heretic's Fork - 70% (Carnaval Diabolique V) - $14 Sold
* Hand of Glory - 40% (Carnaval Diabolique V) - $8
* Shrunken Heads - 1/16" below top of label (Carnaval Diabolique V) - $16
* Two-Headed Goat - 70% (Carnaval Diabolique V) - $14
* Day of the Skulls - testable empty (Halloweenie 2008) - Uhm... $0.50? PENDING
* Mead Moon - full, tested twice (Lunacy) - $20 Sold
* Hay Moon - full, tested twice (Lunacy) - $20
* Wood Phoenix - full, tested twice (2008 Anniversary) - $23
* Season of the Inundation - %18 (Iteru) - $4 PENDING
* Lawn Gnome - %13 (Summer Garden Miniseries) - $3 Sold
* Plastic Pink Flamingo - 18% (Summer Garden Miniseries) - $4 Sold
* Spinning Metallic Multicoloured Pinwheel - %18 (Summer Garden Miniseries) - $4 PENDING

The post with scent descriptions and links to the forum reviews is here, by the way, and also includes partials from Violette Market's 2008 Hallowe'en line, the Diablo Canyon. My feedback is here, and pics of any or all of these are available upon request.

Whew! Think that's everything. :) Thanks for looking!
Sunday, June 28th, 2009
1:50 am
[torrain]
Progress! And an attempt to clean the desk.
Well, all the oils for my June decant circle have come in and been decanted, except Labores Solis (and the Lab says they're sending me a new bottle of that, and holy hell was there a fast response time on their customer service, I am just saying).

So! Orders that don't include Labores Solis will be going out Monday, but I still have all these imps on my desk, weeping in lonely terror and hunting for a home:
* Smoky Moon 2009 (x1)
* The Feast for the Greatly Revered Ones (x3) - WARNING: this oil separates. Like mad. All the imps have an equal amount of dark oil at the bottom, though, and wasn't that a joy to get right.
* Nonae Caprotina (x2)
* Season of the Inundation (x3)
* The Festival of Anuket (x1)
* Plastic Pink Flamingo (x3)

Imps are $3.25 US each--meaning that six of them are the same price as a GC imp pack from the Lab, a fact which amuses me madly--and shipping's $2.50 to our home and native land. Won't you adopt an imp?

I've got two slots left for Labores Solis, as well--but as I said, I'm waiting on the bottle, and any orders with LS won't go out until it comes in.

Finally, I'm clearing out my 5mls--you get a lot of them when you run decant circles. Shipping's the same, although at more than twenty imps (where a bottle counts for six imps), I have to tack on an extra $1 for shipping. The 5mls are:
* The Norn's Farmhouse - 40% - $10
* Cytherea - 60% - $12
* Marcilla - 40% - $8
* The Grand Inquisitor's Heretic's Fork - 70% - $14
* Hand of Glory - 40% - $8
* Shrunken Heads - 1/16" below top of label - $16
* Two-Headed Goat - 70% - $14
* Day of the Skulls - testable empty. Uhm... $0.50?

The post with scent descriptions and links to the forum reviews is here, by the way, and also includes 5mls from Violette Market's 2008 Hallowe'en line, the Diablo Canyon.

Whew! Think that's everything. :) Thanks for looking!

Current Mood: content
Sunday, June 7th, 2009
1:51 pm
[torrain]
Ah yes, the decants.
Yep, it's yet another update decant circle. :)
  • $3.25 an imp ($27 if for some reason you want all nine);
  • shipping $2.50 within Canada;
  • no PayPal fees;
  • and yes I will happily tack on other items.
Details (including a link to feedback) here.
Sunday, May 10th, 2009
10:57 am
[torrain]
Bumping the destash...
Yeah, I know, horrible timing. Anyone else sighing wistfully over the Queens? (Anyone not?)

But anyway, if I can clear off five of these, then I'll have a box free, and can start storing some of my keepers properly...

* The Norn's Farmhouse - 40% - $8
* Cytherea - 60% - $10
* Marcilla - 40% - $6
* The Grand Inquisitor's Heretic's Fork - 70% - $11
* Hand of Glory - 40% - $6
* Shrunken Heads - 1/16" below top of label - $13
* Two-Headed Goat - 70% - $11

I've also got eleven partials from Violette Market's 2008 Hallowe'en LE, the Diablo Canyon series. Everything (including the BPAL mentioned above) is here, in a neatly arranged post listing notes, prices, and providing links to reviews when I could find them. :)

Shipping's $2 within Canada, and PayPal's to torrain AT rogers DOT com.
Monday, March 16th, 2009
10:46 am
[ophelia_is_dead]
Maintenance post
Hello lovelies!

Our email address has been inactive for some time now, and to prevent any ridiculous takeover (I'm sure you guys have seen it in other, more active communities) I've changed it. If you need to contact me for any reason, go ahead and use ophelia is dead at livejournal dot com.

Happy sniffings!

Current Mood: busy
Friday, March 6th, 2009
7:14 pm
[torrain]
CD 5ml partials (and a Blood Phoenix)
It's gone from below freezing to 13'C and lightly rainy in the last day, and I am moved to spring clean. Bunch of 5mls I'm trying to clear out, mostly from a CD Acts IV-V decant circle. Any and all PayPal to torrain AT rogers.com, and I ship anywhere ($2/$2.50/$4 for Canada/US/international).

The sales post with links to the forum reviews of the scents is here.
  • The Norn's Farmhouse - 40% - $8

  • Cytherea - 60% - $10

  • Marcilla - 40% - $6

  • Parthenope - 40% - $6

  • The Grand Inquisitor's Heretic's Fork - 70% - $11

  • Hand of Glory - 40% - $6

  • Shrunken Heads - 1/16" below top of label - $13

  • Two-Headed Goat - 70% - $11

  • Blood Phoenix - 60% - $12
Thanks for looking!

Current Mood: productive
Monday, February 9th, 2009
4:14 pm
[torrain]
5ml clearout
Trying to move out stuff that doesn't suit me (ah, decant circles, how you clutter our lives). Any and all PayPal to torrain AT rogers.com, ship anywhere ($2/$2.50/$4 for Canada/US/international), sales post with links to the forum reviews of the scents is here.

* Nanny Ashtoreth - half-full - $10 PENDING
* The Norn's Farmhouse - 40% - $8
* Aeronwen - 70% - $11 PENDING
* Ashlultum - 40% - $6
* Cytherea - 60% - $10
* Marcilla - 40% - $6
* Parthenope - 40% - $6
* The Blasphemare Reliquary - 60% - $10 PENDING
* The Grand Inquisitor's Heretic's Fork - 70% - $11
* Hand of Glory - 40% - $6
* Shrunken Heads - 1/16" below top of label - $13
* Two-Headed Goat - 70% - $11
* Tabula Smaragdina - 1/16" below top of label - $13 PENDING
* Gelt - testable empty. Uhm... $0.50? Free with anything else?

Current Mood: optimistic
Saturday, January 10th, 2009
2:30 pm
[ethaisa]
Canadian Decant circle
Heya,

I'm considering doing an Ode to Aphrodite decant circle. I'd order by Monday, for the best possible chance of getting decants to people before the scents come down. Cost would work out to 4.50 CND a decant, s/h $3. Anyone interested?

CircleCollapse )
Monday, January 5th, 2009
3:24 pm
[torrain]
In the name of clearing space...
And with the New Year, destashing continues. I swear it gets easier as I go along...

If you look here you'll see that I'm clearing out another nine bottles left over from my decant circles, to wit:
  • The Norn's Farmhouse - 40% - $10
  • The Grindhouse - 60% - $12
  • Clémence - 40% - $8 PENDING
  • The Grand Inquisitor's Heretic's Fork - 70% - $14
  • Hand of Glory - 40% - $8
  • Licwiglunga - 1/16" below top of label - $16
  • Pickled Imp - empty with enough to test, includes pitch card - $2
  • Shrunken Heads - 1/16" below top of label - $16
  • Two-Headed Goat - 70% - $14
Also, I've put a full Hellhound on my Trail and a partial Screaming Mandragora up for auction here.

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, January 2nd, 2009
12:37 am
[ethaisa]
Lab Fresh Imps!!
Happy New Year!

I'm drowning in imps, so.....
Lab fresh gc imps, $2.50 each or 6 for $10, post $3 most places

Da list is here
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
12:18 am
[torrain]
The destashing, it continues.
I recently realized that I had a hundred little 5ml bottles of perfume. Some faint and faraway part of my brain suggested that maybe this was enough. Nay, more than enough. (Also, there are the eternal budget constraints, not to mention all the shiny new scents from the Lab.)

So! I'm clearing out twelve bottles of various fullnesses, all left over from my decant circles.

ETA: Oh dear lord I am so embarrassed for not including the link; clearly I shouldn't have posted quite so late. The sales post is here. I'll ship anywhere; $2 to Canada, $2.50 to the States, $4 to the rest of the world. (US and international shipping prices are due to go up by $0.25 in the new year.) Bottles are as follows:
  • The East - full to 2/3rds up label - $13
  • The Buggre Alle This Bible - Lab-full, unopened - $23
  • Nanny Ashtoreth - half-full - $12
  • Pepper - 60% - $15
  • L'Heure Verte - 1/6th - $4
  • Ashlultum - 40% - $8
  • Cytherea - 60% - $12
  • Inez - 40% - $8 PENDING
  • Marguerite - 60% - $12
  • Marcilla - 40% - $8
  • Parthenope - 60% - $12
  • Tabula Smaragdina - full - $20
Also, I've got a few bottles up for auction here; Snow, Glass, Apples; Earth Rat; Aries 2007; and Lady Luck Blues.

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
2:59 am
[moiread]
ISO: Montresor & older Samhain
I'm looking for bottles of Montresor (from the old Maelstrom LE line) and Samhain '05 or '06*. I expect that I'll encounter less availability rather than more but, just in case, I should mention that I'd happily take multiple bottles of each. I will even take imps! Anything I can get. I can pay you through PayPal, and shipping estimates should be for sending to Canada. Thanks in advance!

* The new formulations come up as something utterly different on my skin, and I am not a fan of them. Sad face.

(Crossposted!)
Friday, September 19th, 2008
12:38 am
[verb_impulsion]
I've got stuff up on ze EBILBAY :D With almost everything starting at $0.99.

Up for auction I've got (pardon the yelling, I'm just copy/pasting everything):
>BPTP Atmospheric Sprays Sample Lot
>EL DIA DE REYES Couture Soap
>Lot of 23 LE and GC imps
>POISSON D'AVRIL 5ml
>HASTUR - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE: ROSICRUCIAN - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE OF THE RAVEN OF WAR - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE: ANGELIC - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE: CEREMONIAL MAGICK - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE OF THE RESURRECTED GOD - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE OF THE DYING GOD - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE: EGYPTIAN - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLEOF THE MAIDEN - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE: NORSE - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE OF THE HORNED GOD - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE: HAITIAN - Partial 5ml
>TEMPLE: ELEMENTAL - Partial 5ml
>BAPTISMAL - Partial 5ml

Find them here: http://search.ebay.ca/_W0QQsassZl6l803399
Monday, September 8th, 2008
1:47 pm
[ethaisa]
Lab Fresh Imp Sale!!
$2.50 each or 6 for $10, postage $3 most places

Over here!
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
10:00 pm
[halcyon_flight]
Carnaval Diabolique Act IV and Grindhouse circle
Hello all! My Carnaval Circle has arrived, been decanted, and put in the mail. If you were going to pick-up your order, give me a shout so we can arrange a time. Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to make the Toronto meet and sniff this weekend :(.

Thank you all for sticking with me for my first circle! I really appreciate it.
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