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BPAL clearout

We all know that I have too much BPAL, and that I am rather on the poor side at the moment. We also know that I am a rampant enabler! To that end, I present to you my first round of my imp-box-clearance sale!

Individual General Catalogue imps cost $3 US from the lab, so I'm offering this lot for $4 AUS each (given the current exchange rate).

GC Imps for sale:

Black Phoenix
Come to Me
De Sade
Marquise de Mertruil

Limited Edition scents are only avaliable from the lab in 5mL bottles (usually costing about $20 US). Imps (or decants) of these scents are routinely sold on forums and eBay for around $5 US an imp, so at the current exchange rate these will be offered for $7 Aus an imp.

LE Imps for sale:

Chaste Moon (A Little Lunacy)
Milk Moon x2 (A Little Luncay)
Khajurajo (Valentine's Day 2006)

All of these imps have been tested once or twice but are still very full - I wouldn't want to rip you guys off! Leave a comment to reserve your precious, and we'll work out when to meet up to exchange imps for cash.



Aug. 10th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
Very cool... will friend you back... am kinda interested in the progression of your thesis... I am curious though... what's it particularly on in your field of microbiology?

As for what I'm interested in... well, I'm not so sure... i'll look up the site again and give you a few names... but I'd be mostly interested in getting 4-5 various samples to know exactly what kind of fragrances they mix together.

I'm not much of a floral person... more woodsy... and am currently infatuated with my new Absolument Absinthe perfume... which, as you can guess, has an absinth base... not too overpowering but has lasting power. I'm open to your suggestion as you've obviously become somewhat of an expert on them.
Aug. 10th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
It just so happens that I have an absinthe-based sample on hand. :) I'll have a look through my stuff tonoght and see if I can pick some nice wood-note ones for you. Are there any other notes you like in your perfume?
Aug. 10th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
I do enjoy hemp... cardamon... and cinnamon scents...

I really appreciate you going through your stuff... your a pretty sweet "faux-canadian" australian! ;-)
Aug. 10th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
Hey, that's alright - my collection ios too big anyway, and filled with stuff I'm never going to get much of a chance to wear. I'd much rather send them off to a good home. :)

At this stage, what I have in mind for you are:

La Fee Verte: "A variant on the absinthe theme. Sugared wormwood, hyssop and melissa with calamus, angelica and Dittany of Crete, blended with a Bohemian perfume of vanilla musk, honey absolute and Moroccan spices." It's a limited edition which is no longer around, but it's not one of my favourites so I'm happy to pass it on.

Bastet: "Luxuriant amber, warm Egyptian musk, fierce saffron and soft myrrh, almond, cardamom and golden lotus." It really is quite lovely, but it's a little too heavy for me on the skin. It might work out better got you!

Eclipse: "All the glory, warmth and majesty of the sun -- darkened. A delicious blend of bitter almond, vanilla, frankincense and heliotrope, with a drop of cinnamon." I love this one in the vial, but again, it is something which I can't wear - I think the frankincense doesn't agree with me.

Am I on the right track, note-wise? I have some wood-note ones at home, but I can't quite remember them off the top of my head...
Aug. 10th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
That sounds fabulous... all three intrigue me... and yes, although we both seem to have fair skin... I'm a little darker in complexion due to my arabic heritage... might wear Bastet well...

I'd take one or two more at your discretion... surprise me, if you will... and then just let me know how to proceed.

I'm going to transfer some funds into my PayPal account this evening - I've only got $10 in there since my last purchase (a gorgeous revolving earring tree to hold my 80+ pairs of earrings). :-)

So no hurries... it will take about 8-10 days for the funds to be processed completely. I just really appreciate you willing to share...

Kinda like me when I'm letting go of shoes I never wear: as long as they go to a good home... someone who'll give them a purpose. :-)
Aug. 10th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
And I forgot to answer your first question! Ooops!

At the moment I am studying two anaerobic oral bacteria responcible for periodontitis (advanced gingivitis). One of them is related to the bacteria which causes syphilis. Anyway, it's not glamourous work - I'd much rather be studying Menigicoccus, or some other bug which causes a serious disease and actually *needs* cures found for it. Or discovering new bacteria or something.

Anyway, the whole point of my thesis is determining what role Treponema denticola plays in periodontitis. It hasn't been looked at in any great detail in the past because it's a hard bacteria to grow and work with. Consequently, while it is associated with the disease, no one has actually established a causal link.

As for my progress, I've got one more major (three month long) experiment to do, and a whole bunch of little ones. Oh, and I have to write it up. :)
Aug. 10th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)

It might not be as important as meningitis... but a lot of people suffer from perindontitis... whether due to bad oral and dental hygiene... or hypothetically due to premature birth and the mother's predisposition to the disease.

I'm no expert... I've just been warned since childhood of my predisposition to gum disease... as I cannot get any cavities due to the alkalin-ness (bear with me on that word) of my saliva... or something like that.

So... 3 more months to go... makes for a nice X-Mas present to yourself, yes... the completion of your thesis.
Aug. 10th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
That's when I finish the *research*. Who know when I'll actually hand it in? :) To be fair, I'd like to hand it in as soon as possible. I've been doing it for far too long now.

But I'm an idealist at heart. I do the whole science thing to try to make the world a better place, so ideally I'd like to do something with more of an *impact*. Sure, perio can lead to low birth weight and premature birth and all the rest of it, and maybe even heart disease, but... well, nastier diseases are cooler to work on, and have a higher chance of giving you thr warm and fuzzies if you make a breakthrough. :)
Aug. 10th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)

oh... diseases that give you warm fuzzies... hilarious...

you do have a sense of humor about you... got to, when you spent the better part of your life working of this, right?

I'm sending you my leftover hardworking writing vibes your way... left from my masters' days... when I couldn't wait to finish typing the damn thing (let alone proofread it)... and submitting it.