Smells

Apr. 22nd, 2017 09:52 pm
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I went to Levy market for the first time this year (almost two months after it started up again!), vaguely thinking I might get my dad something for his birthday, but instead the only thing I interacted with much was a stall where a guy was selling perfume.

They were in tiny bottles, not sprays but a kind of oil thing, with an applicator a teeny version of a roll-on deodorant one.

The man encouraged me to try a bunch and told me about them. The oils are from Dubai, he says. Some were jasmine, musk, rose, even caramel. One was so fruity it smelled almost like bubblegum. I found a couple of "woody" scents I liked, including the specific cedar as well as two non-specified "woody" ones. It was one of those I bought.

I was really excited because I can't usually do perfumes: most scents and definitely anything that you spray is hard on Andrew's asthmatic lungs. I can't even have spray deodorant without him coughing and complaining I make the whole room "smell pink." (Usually, I think once it smelled purple.)

But since these were oily rub-on things (the guy made a point of saying several times they're alcohol-free), I figured they'd be more likely to be okay, like the solid Lush perfume I used to have.

So I think I like the smell of the one I got, but even hours and hamd-washes later, my wrists and the backs of my hands still smell like a whore's drawers, as the locals would say.

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Date: 2017-04-22 09:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bethanthepurple
I like BPAL perfume oils, but these sound nice because they're the component parts. Yay! Smells!

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Date: 2017-04-23 07:55 am (UTC)
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I was going to mention BPAL too; I see you beat me to it :)

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Date: 2017-04-22 09:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angelofthenorth
I used to use perfume oils like that, but then found a perfume that doesn't set Huw off.

They're gorgeous aren't they?

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Date: 2017-04-23 01:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] princessofburundi
I've never heard the expression "smell like a whore's drawers" before, but it's giving me a good giggle now!

I can't wear anything scented as I have appointments in scent-free environments and a father who's violently allergic to all scented products. (Throat closing sort of allergies.) It sounds like fun trying out all these different smells.

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Date: 2017-04-24 09:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] princessofburundi
My parents are British and I have friends who live in England, and there are some pretty great words I've learned from them. Twatwaffle is my absolute favourite, handed down to me from a good friend in Derbyshire.

I approve of scent-free environments, but I do wish I could use all the pretty-smelling products that are for sale!

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Date: 2017-04-23 08:47 am (UTC)
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Heh. Deodorant doesn't smell anything like pink to me :)

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Date: 2017-04-23 12:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meepettemu

The only colour that has a smell is pink for me too, but deodorant doesn't fall in to that :)

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Date: 2017-04-23 05:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meepettemu

Um. Usually things that seem sickly sweet to me. So Parma violets smell pink. Some perfumes (a Britney Spears one whose name I forget) are pink. I can't remember what else off the top of my head!

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