juushika: Drawing of a sleeping orange cat. (I should have been born a cat)
I've finally finished testing my new load of BPAL imps and orders. It took forever, as my box of BPAL has been split between two houses, and because, well, there is only so much time in the day. Almost everything was a success, although there were some sad failures, and I'm listing those here.

I'm happy to send these imps off for free to people on my friends list! On one condition: if you've received imps before, you have to tell me what you thought of them. I like to know that these are landing in interested hands. I also prefer to send to people that I regularly trade mail with, but I'm flexible on that point.

[livejournal.com profile] kaimetso, I'm determined to send you some sometime, but my rejects tend to be pretty feminine (I guess because I wear androgynous scents, so I end up keeping most of those). But at least two of this list are promising (Isle of Demons, Aziraphale) and two others (Juke Joint, Mantis), might be, depending on your taste. Let me know if you want one.

[livejournal.com profile] lupanotte, I want to send you imps too, but our tastes are too similar! However, Mantis and Sudha Segara might work for you, maybe Sugar Skull or Juke Joint if they sound interesting. Let me know if you want them.

Eight imps. )

(Now, having sniffed them to write these reviews, my desk area smells like a mash up of all the imps I don't like. Heeello, Chuparosa. It's not pleasant.)

I'm also looking to unload some buttons/pins/badges or whatever you want to call them. I've collected these for a while (because I'm a dork), but my interest has faded, so I'm just keeping my favorite. (*pets Vegeta button*) I'm happy to stick these inside letters/imp shipments/whathaveyou. Some are queer themed, some are clever sayings, some are from England's Red Nose Day or from the Ben and Jerry's factory in Vermont, some are American Girl pins (I know, I know). What people don't claim go to GoodWill. Let me know if you want any.

Forty badges. )
juushika: Screen capture of the Farplane from Final Fantasy X: a surreal landscape of waterfalls and flowers. (Anime/Game)
'Tis the season of letters and packages.

[livejournal.com profile] delicatetruth and [livejournal.com profile] lupanotte, I received both letter and card. I shall write back to the letter shortly. The card is adorable, and I must find somewhere to put the miniature sitting horse. Top of my monitor, maybe?

[livejournal.com profile] vaga42bond, I got the package. The veggies look quite scary wrapped in bubblewrap—like little alien egg pods, really. Either that, or I have an overactive imagination.

I'm also starting to receive my BPAL orders, most of which were purchased with the boyfriends BPAL Christmas cash. He's giving me a much smaller gifty on the day itself as well, which is a good thing, as these will arrive very spread out. I ordered—with my own cash—Ivanushka decants from a Long Night Moon decant circle (plus a decant of Wezwanie / Hold retail only salon)(by [livejournal.com profile] habiliments which arrived today, I won a pack of various imps, sent for free, from [livejournal.com profile] nyxluna (what a nice holiday idea!), which arrived today. I ordered—with the BPAL gift funds—a few LEs and GCs from [livejournal.com profile] voyeurwithwings which arrived yesterday. I'm still waiting on three LE decants—ordered with gift funds—from [livejournal.com profile] whiskeryluxury, three Poe decants—ordered with my own cash—from a decant circle by [livejournal.com profile] syrenemyst, and a set of six GC imps—ordered with gift funds— from the Lab itself, which I expect will arrive last, probably in early January, but I may be surprised.

*Takes a deep breath.*

So I'm in the middle of wading through a huge row of new BPAL smellies that need to be tried, tested, sorted, and fully enjoyed. This also means that my pile of imps is swiftly outgrowing the tiny box that I store them in—a shipping container from a lab order.

Photographic evidence? Well, it just so happens that I did take pictures in celebration...

Two pictures of my stash. )

That makes 46 unique scents and one sniffy. Not bad, for a newbie. It is oddly exciting to watch the collection grow, and even more wonderful as I do actively use these. Some collections—like My Little Ponies, like stuffed bears—are decorative, and since I'm no longer six, are rarely interactive. BPAL is at once a collectible and a commodity. They get used. It's a joy to sort out all my favorites and to make orders and to receive packages, but it's also a joy to lean in close to myself and sniff deep, or to have the boy tell me that I smell good.

If all of this talk of BPAL interests you at all: I do have those few reject imps to pass off, and I bet there will be more as I start to test the ones I've recently acquired. I'm thinking primarily of [livejournal.com profile] circle_of_ashes and [livejournal.com profile] delicatetruth, as I exchange mail with both of you already, and [livejournal.com profile] lupanotte since I know you own some. [livejournal.com profile] kaimetso, I believe you were interested in maybe sampling one or two? Since I only have a few, and as I am both unreliable and scared of strangers, I would rather make these imps free samples to friends rather than sell them.

The list of imps I'm looking to pass off, with descriptions. )

If any of them sound tempting, please do let me know. I make no promises, but if I send out a few holiday letters or packages, I'd love to get rid of these in the process. They don't work for me, but they may work for you. I'd love to get them in the hands of people that would enjoy them. (I will add to, revise, and repost this list every now and then, when I test and sort out new rejects.)

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