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Grey Eyed Princess
09 March 2009 @ 06:50 pm
This is going to be a constantly updated list, and I *hope* to also get descriptions of *all* fragrances up as well..

(LE) = Limited Edition (a fragrance that was only available for a short period of time.
? = Not sure if I want to keep it yet or not
* = a definite keeper

If they don't have a "?" or a "*" and you're interested in trying, trading or buying - let me know!

And, you can always visit BPAL at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Imps Ears & Frimps (ie: sample bottles)

Akuma * (blood orange, neroli, and raspberry.)
Antony (the green hills and grasses of the battlefields, the resinous incense from the prayers to his Gods, and a touch of the musky leather of his armor. Ambergris and frankincense with sage, and basil.)
Anathema (Black opium, with vetivert and honeysuckle.)
Anubis (His scent is a blend of holy myrrh, storax, balsam, and embalming herbs.
Apothecary, The (x2) (Tea leaf with three mosses, green grass, a medley of herbal notes, and a drop of ginger and fig.)
Arkham (A shadowy, unapproachable forest of maple, birch, dogwood, cypress and pine softened by a garland of New England wildflowers: bergamot, columbine, rue anemone, blue violet, creeping phlox, bloodroot, toadflax, and pixie moss. )
Baron Samedi (our spin on traditional Bay Rum.)
Bewitched (blackberry, sage, green tea, wild berries and dark musk. )
Black Annis (a mixture of damp cave lichen and oak leaf with a hint of vetiver, civet and anise. )
Black Phoenix * (Our signature oil. A dark, languid scent. Promotes hedonistic tendencies and extreme self-love. You won't stop kissing mirrors for a month.)
Bliss * (the serotonin-slathered scent of pure milk chocolate. )
Blood Pearl (Lustrous, sanguine, soft and lavish: soft orris, blood musk, and coconut.)
Bon Vivant (An effervescent blend of crystalline champagne notes and sweet strawberry.)
Bordello * (Bawdy plum with amaretto, burgundy wine and black currant.)
Bluebeard (A scent swirling with dark rage, unbridled jealousy, and murderous intent. Violet, lavender, white musk, and vetiver.)
Centzon Totochtin? (Bittersweet Mexican cocoa with rum, red wine, and a scent redolent of sacrificial blood.)
Chimera (The fiery, volatile scent of cinnamon, thickened by myrrh, honeysuckle, and copal.)
Crossroads (A chill twilit garden of blooms over dry earth and mosses, heavily laden with incense and offertory herbs.)
Danube (Rhododendron and bellflower petals swirl through deep, cool, dark aquatic notes.)
Debauchery (Mingled heady civet and red Egyptian musk, thickened with opium.)
Dove's Heart Brings peace of mind, soothes the sting of loss, and aids in finding closure.)
Drink Me? (However, this bottle was not marked 'poison,' so Alice ventured to taste it, and finding it very nice, (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast,) she very soon finished it off.)
Eat Me? (Three white cakes, vanilla, and red and black currants. )
Eden* (fig leaf, fig fruit, honeyed almond milk, toasted coconut and sandalwood.)
Elegba* (coconut, tobacco and sweet, sugared rum)
Eos (Her scent is that of softly glowing skin, jasmine, buttercup and honeysuckle.)
Euphrosyne (Gardenia, tea rose, vanilla and jasmine.)
Fascinum (Golden amber, golden musk, litsea cubeba, cedar, and saffron.)
Follow Me Boy (A houdoun recipe dating back almost 150 years. This blend is favored by prostitutes, exotic dancers and others in the sex industry for its power to attract, seduce, and enthrall. Ensures financial gain and increased profits.)
Gluttony (Dark chocolate, vanilla, buttercream, and hops with pralines, hazelnut, toffee and caramel. )
Grog* (GROG -- Arrr! Avast ye, matey! This be the scent of pirate rum!)
Hamptons, The* (The scent of a Cosmopolitan cocktail.)
Hellcat* (A soft, sensual, luxuriant blend with a wicked bite: hazelnut, buttercream, honey mead, rum and sweet almond.)
Hi'aka (mai'a, hibiscus, white ginger, akala, na'u, Hawaiian moon flower, yellow ilima, pink lokelani, jewel orchid, and fringed orchid.)
High Priest Not to be Described, The (Monastic incense, blood musk, black leather, cypress, pimento, white pepper, and Roman chamomile.)
Horreur Sympathique? (blood musk, golden honey, thick black wine, champagne grapes, tobacco flower, plum blossom, tonka bean, oakmoss, carnation, benzoin, opoponax, and sugar cane.)
Iago (Malevolent, dark and shadowy: sinuous black musk, wet leather and vetiver.)
Jailbait? (Innocence defiled. Sticky pink bubblegum and the thick, sweet scent of orange and cherry lollipops smeared over a breath of heady womanly perfume.)
Jester* (Huckleberry and red currant with the incisive bite of neroli.)
Juke Joint? (Kentucky Bourbon, sugar and a sprig of mint.)
Lady Macbeth? (sweet Bordeaux wine, blood red currant, thyme and wild berries. )
Lion, The (A golden, spiced amber, proud, regal and ferocious. )
Love in Idleness (Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before, milk-white, now purple with love's wound, And maidens call it love-in-idleness.)
Madrid* (Bold red wine, mimosa, and a trickle of clove.)
Masabakes (Thick black currant with the darkest, deepest myrrh, a drop of bitter mimosa and the slightest touch of mandrake dust.)
Muse ( light, invigorating floral and citrus blend. Tuberose, lotus and jasmine with a hint of lime.)
Music of Erich Zahn, The (A ghoulish and tortured scent, suffused with the blackness of space illimitable: ajowan, vetiver, black musk, opoponax, mimosa, and tamarind. )
Nanshe (The Babylonian Goddess of Dreams, who bestows the power of Oneiromancy onto her priests. This blend opens up psychic sensitivity during sleep and aids in the understanding and correct interpretation of portents and symbols. )
New Orleans? ( Sweet honeysuckle and jasmine with a hint of lemon and spice.)
Niflheim (Dark, damp blossoms winding through an impenetrable, murky gloom. )
Night Gaunt (something akin to yuzu, white grapefruit, and kumquat mixed with the snow-dusted flowers of Mount Ngranek.)
Number 93 Engine (Balm of Gilead, benzoin, frankincense, balsam of peru, beeswax, saffron, galbanum, calamus, hyssop, mastic, lemon balm, and white sage. )
Nyx (Night-blooming jasmine, warmed by myrrh, lifted by the promise of rose.)
Ozymandias (Dry desert air, dry and hot, passing over crumbling stone megaliths and plundered golden monuments, bearing a hint of the incense of lost Gods on its winds.)
Pele (muguet and Hawaiian white ginger enveloped by warm, damp tropical blooms.)
Perversion? (Smoky rum and black tobacco with a whisper of steamy leather with a splash of crystalline chardonnay, layered over a sensual, sweet, and deceptively magnetic base of tonka.)
Prunella? (Ripe purple plums, wildflowers, and cream.)
Psyche (Lavender and wisteria, heart-wrenching pale rose, desolate white sandalwood and thin, tear-streaked white musk.)
Queen of Sheba? (Her scent is a bounty of golden honeyed almonds and a whisper of African and Middle Eastern spices.)
Saturnalia (Unrestrained revelry, unchained licentiousness! Violet deepened with vetiver.)
Satyr (A ferociously masculine scent: sexual, vigorous, and truly wild.)
Schrodinger's Cat? (tangerine, sugared lime, pink grapefruit, oakmoss, lavender, zdravetz, and chocolate peppermint.)
Swank* (Simply cool, the essence of Lounge: the scent of a crisp pomegranate martini.)
Urd (Muscadine, black and red patchouli, cereus and nag champa.)
Vechernyaya (Three white musks with poppy and patchouli.)
Velvet? (Envelop yourself in the soft, sensual embrace of gentle sandalwood warmed by cocoa vanilla and a veil of deep myrrh)
Villian (a lavender fougere, with hints of lilac, lime, and citrus musk.)
Windward Passage (Breezes blowing off of the waters of the Caribbean: marine accord, seaweed, and bladderwrack.)
Wrath (A scent aflame with rage, swirling in the red haze of hatred: dragon's blood spiked with black pepper, clove, and cinnamon.)

.5ML Bottles


Beaver'versary x2 (LE)* (Vanilla cupcakes & cheesecake galore!)
Blue Fire (LE)* (Papaya, blueberry, lemongrass, and gin.)
Butter Rum Cookie (LE) (Rum-soaked butter cookies, crusted with sugar, soaked in almond and garnished with orange rind.)
Candy Phoenix (LE)* (pomegranate and black currant candies, with a dusting of sugared pear and white apple.)
Carnal (x2)* (Bold, bright mandarin paired with the sweet, sensual earthiness of fig.)
Cockaigne* (milk and honey, sweet cakes and wine.)
Dark Chocolate & Cherry (LE)* (plump, ripe cherries dipped in rich, dark chocolate)
Gingerbread Poppet (LE)* (Warm, cozy gingerbread spiced with nutmeg, clove and cinnamon.)
Gluttony x2* (see above in "imps")
Jack (true Halloween pumpkin, spiced with nutmeg, glowing peach and murky clove. )
Milk Chocolate Buttercream (LE)* (rich milk chocolate & buttercream)
Rangoon Riptide (LE)* (Pineapple, mandarin orange, raspberry, passion fruit, and rum.)
Shub-Niggurath* (A blend of ritual herbs and dark resins, shot through with three gingers and aphrodisiacal spices.)
Te Po (LE)* (Jamaican rum, almond liquor, orange water, sugar syrup, lime peel, black cherry, vodka, and mint.)
Vice* (Voluptuous and indulgent! A deep chocolate scent, with black cherry and orange blossom.)
White Chocolate, Marshmallow & Coconut (LE)*
White Chocolate & Strawberry (LE)*
Xanthe, the Weeping Clown* (Guava, orange peel, white pepper, spun sugar and apple blossom.)

Beaver'Versary was a "resurrected" fragrance, originally called "Beaver Moon" '05

Blue Fire, Rangoon Riptide & Te Po were all party of the Atomic Luau Lounge in early '08

Butter Rum Cookie was a "Yule '08" scent

Candy Phoenix was also a "Yule '08" fragrane

Dark Chocolate & Cherry, Milk Choc. & Buttercream and the White Chocolates were part of the Valentine's Day '09 "Box of Chocolates" (available until March 15, 2009)

Gingerbread Poppet was a "Yule" scent in either '05 or '07 (perhaps both?)

The rest are all available year 'round!

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Grey Eyed Princess
17 July 2008 @ 09:05 am
106 words

Speed test

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Grey Eyed Princess
11 July 2008 @ 08:10 am

Your result for The Commonly Confused Words Test...

English Genius

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Grey Eyed Princess
05 July 2008 @ 08:22 am
Charles and I decided what we're doing for our anniversary!

Eastern State Pen has an amazing program for 'ghost hunters'. It's $100/person, with a minimum of 4 people. So we need at LEAST 4 people with a maximum of 15. Who's in?

Here's some information regarding the tour:

"Paranormal Investigations:

Groups wishing to rent the penitentiary for private paranormal investigations are required to make reservations in advance. During the investigation, the group will have access to all public areas as well as selected non-public areas of the Penitentiary Complex. The group must stay together and will be accompanied by a member of our guide staff (one guide per five visitors) at all times.

Our guide staff will help the group navigate the building and answer questions about E.S.P.’s history, but the Penitentiary does not offer training for paranormal investigations. It is the responsibility of the group to provide their own equipment and program.

Paranormal Investigations are available from November 16 to September 14 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am Please Note: The Penitentiary has no heat or air conditioning. Please take this into account when planning your visit.

Paranormal Investigations cannot be scheduled or take place between September 15 and November 15.
Group Size & Cost*
4 – 15 $100 / person**
* Full payment is required two weeks prior to your visit
** four (4) hours, each additional hour is $25/person"
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Grey Eyed Princess
01 July 2008 @ 01:42 pm
I listen to Sirius 22 (First Wave) a *lot*. And in keeping with the substituing "Squirrel" for "Girl" in any song, I have a great Smiths one (which is playing right now)..

"Squirrel-Friend in a coma, I know, I know it's serious...
Squirrel-friend in a coma I know, I know it's really serious.."


Oh, please let's NOT stop this game.... unless you're running out of ideas..?
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Grey Eyed Princess
Oh yes. Boy oh, boy, do I have a hangover today.

It was an awesome, awesome, awesome night.. that is all I have to say.
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Grey Eyed Princess
20 June 2008 @ 07:07 pm
Because Charles is in NYC teaching a clinic tonight.... (Stolen from Linsey)

Name: Kristine Rehill

Age: 32

Location: I live in Pine Hill, NJ. I work in Maple Shade, NJ. My parents and one sister live in Maple Shade, so I see them almost daily. My other sister lives around the corner from them, so I see them a lot, too.

Occupation: Facility Manager and Office Manager for a propane supplier - my paying day job. I also volunteer for quite a few rescue organizations for pit bulls, dachshunds and really, any animal in need. It doesn't pay squat, but it is so rewarding to see an animal placed into a loving home from a shelter or abusive situation.

Partner: I married my best friend, and the awesome-est guy ever, Charles.

Kids: Maybe in the next year...... ::sly smile::

Siblings: 2 sisters, both older. Jennifer is 42, a single mom, with 4 boys, my nephews. Sharon is 38... she definitely marches to her own drummer. =) They both work for Temple University, Jenny as a nurse, Sharon as an office/case manager in an Optometrist's office.

Pets: I/we have two bottomless pit bulls, Sirius (6) and Sofie (4)... I also have a rowdy little Dachshund named Dixie (8)

List the 3-5 biggest things going on in your life:
1. My husband got a huge promotion, I'm so horribly proud of him!
2. We're paying off *all* our debts, including cars, student loans, etc.
3. I placed two Dachshunds in homes this week - one of which was a 'senior' dog and thus, harder to adopt out.
4. I have a HUGE cyst on the base of my spine causing my body to malfunction in many ways. It's really scary, but it's not cancer. I am thankful for that.
5. One of my very good friends will become a member of my family in the next year!! =) And then another good friend is getting married 7 mos later and I am the proud matron of honor for both!

What did you go to school for?: I was an English major with a focus on business. I was also only 18 and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I cannot say that I am in my "dream job" but I've been there 10 years, been promoted many times, I'm good at it and I like my crew. If money were no object, I would work with rescuing animals exclusively. And I'd sew - a *lot*. I miss sewing!

Parents: My mom & dad live in Maple Shade, NJ, they've been married for 36 years. They're both "retired" meaning that they left the jobs they'd been at for years and years, but still work in some capacity. My mom still works for the same company part time training new hires and my dad helps my sister with her kids, his grandsons.

Grandparents: They've all passed. When your parents are almost 70, chances of grandparents still living are slim. Both my grand-dad's died before I was born. My mee-mom (Mom's mom) died on my 11th birthday (Oct 7 '86), my nanny (Dad's mom) passed away on my sister Sharon's bday (Oct 31 1987). So it's been 21 years since I've had a grandparent. =(

Who are some of your closest friends?: I have an amazing and stellar group of friends. Charles is my best friend in the world, though. It is such an amazing feeling to find that person. He's perfect for me in every way, a lover, a friend, a confidant, a voice of reason, a bad influence and someone who not only offers a shoulder to cry on, but will cry with me.

What's in rotation: Musically? Always The Cure, Covenant, Lost Signal, Apop, etc... but lately I've been listening to Destroid (it's great) and a lot of Sirius 22 (first wave). Right now I'm listening to Information Society, and that damn NUMA NUMA song is STILL STUCK IN MY HEAD... WTF????
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Grey Eyed Princess
11 June 2008 @ 08:17 pm
We are now the proud owners of a Nissan Altima Hybrid. It is GORGEOUS!! (see a few low-res photos here: http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i12/elektrikmistress/ )

But it's all the bells & whistles that are REALLY cool! Built-in navigation, heated leather seats, moon roof, bluetooth (you talk on the phone through the radio), and a camera for when you go into reverse... not to mention it is entirely, 100% KEYLESS!!

So, giant kudos to my husband!! =) (and hell, to me too, for marrying a helluva guy! L O L )

Oh, and did I mention that the hot tub is up & running... we've been soaking every night since Sunday!!
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Grey Eyed Princess
1. The phone rings; who do you want it to be?
that varies... always Charles, though. Lately?.. Gillian, Kim, Tara, Courtney.

2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
99.9% of the time

3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
Depends on which friend(s) I'm with. There are a few that you cannot get a word in edgewise and others that barely talk.

4. Do you take compliments well?
ususally, yes. as of late? no.

5. Do you play Sudoku?
I can, but I don't do it regularly.

6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?

7. Do you like to ride horses?
Yes, I love it. But I wouldn't subject them to it right now.

8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid?

9. What was your favorite game as a kid?
Red light/green light, prison break.

10. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married, would you go for it?
Hell, NO!!!!!

11. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
Sure thing.

12. Do any songs make you cry?
Yes, there are a few.

13. Are you continuing your education?
Who knows what the future holds? But currently I have no plans.

14. Do you know how to shoot a gun?
And then some. =)

15. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed?
Dogs, photos.

16. How often do you read books?

17. Do you think more about the past, present or future?
present & future

18. What is your favorite children's book?
Harry Potter

19. What color are your eyes?
Grey. Blue. A combinatin of the two.

20. How tall are you?

21. Where is your dream house located?
suburbia... large plot of land, but close to shopping.

22. Do you have a secret fetish?
um... I guess so. I mean it's not a secret to my husband.

23. Have you tried sushi?
vegetarian variety - yes, and it's "ok".

24. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?
Of course!!

25. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
Summer '07, Charles' parents took us. I don't like it, never really have, but it wasn't our choice.

26. When was the last time you were at Church?
Good question.. I don't remember.

27. Where was the furthest place you traveled today?
To work.

28. What was your favorite job?
doggie volunteer

29. Do you like mustard?

30. Do you prefer to sleep or eat?
Sleep usually... but I love to eat!

31. Do you look like your mom or dad?

32. How long does it take you in the shower?
10 mintues.

33. Can you do splits?
currently, no. but usually, yes.

34. What movie do you want to see right now?
I can't believe I'm going to admit this but, "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"

35. If you could fast forward your life, would you?

36. What did you do for New Year's?
Party. Small & Quiet.

37. Do you think The Grudge was scary?
It was creepy, but the Japanese story was lost on me.

38. Could you relate to a character in Mean Girls?
Yes. Janice Ian.

39. Do you own a camera phone?
I do, it's "ok".

40. Do you have an "ex box" with pics and letters from past lovers?
Nah, that went a good year or so before I got married. I kept some photos - b/c I'm not going to toss photos of myself.

41. Was your mom a cheerleader?
No... back then cheerleading wasn't a big thing (we're talking the 50's).

42. What's the last letter of your middle name?

43. Do you like your middle name?

44. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?

45. Do you like care bears?
I don't DISLIKE them.

46. What do you buy at the movies?
Popcorn usually and a Sprite or Sierra Mist.

47. Do you know how to play poker?
Not really.

48. Do you wear your seatbelt?

49. What do you wear to sleep?
tshirt & yoga capris

50. Anything big ever happen in your hometown?
recently they found 2 bodies!

51. How many meals do you eat a day?
2-4 depending

52. Is your tongue pierced?
not anymore.

53. Do you like funny or serious people better?
I like funny people who don't take themselves too serious and I like serious people that know how to be funny.

54. Ever been to L.A.?
A few times.

55. Did you eat a cookie today?
No. I have to lose loads of weight. I have 6 months to do it.

56. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads?

57. Do you hate chocolate?
Hate? NEVER!!!

58. What do you and your parents fight about the most?
I don't really fight with them anymore.

59. Are you a gullible person?
On Occasion.

60. Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy?
I'm happier as one part of a team or partnership. I don't "need" anyone, but I'm definitely more content and I'm most certainly happier that way.

61. If you could have any job what would it be?
Animal Rescue, solely.

62. Are you easy to get along with?

63. What is your favourite time of day?
Early morning & Dusk.
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Grey Eyed Princess
22 April 2008 @ 02:22 pm
I feel like the *biggest* Lost Signal pimp EVER!! =)

I am so excited about this Dracula's Ball - and Charles getting to play in his hometown again!

We don't have any more guest list spots - so I'm really sorry! But for $15 - you'll get a helluva night (if you're planning on coming) - or if you have other connections, see if you can sneak in on their guest list!

Anyway, I'm pretty sure Roz & Richie are coming down early and we're doing dinner to celebrate - if anyone wants to come, carpool, etc., let me know!
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