Today I visited my friend Shadesong who was visiting her
parents in South Florida. Also in attendance were (and for this entry, I'm
using their LiveJournal user names) enderfem, felisdemens
Now, I thought we were getting together to hang out.
It turns out I ended up smackdab in the middle of a “BPAL greet-n-sniff.”
What is a “BPAL greet-n-sniff?”
Well, BPAL is Black Phoenix
Alchemy Labs and they've applied the methods of Magic the Gathering (which is a
collectable card card game) to the equivalent of Chanel №5—in other words, a
collectable fragrance line.
Yes, the group of people I hung out with tonight are BPAL junkies, sniffing their way
through a thousand different scents trying to find the perfect one (or
hundred) that will complement their body chemistry. Apparently BPAL has been quite the phenomenon
since they started two years ago, driving sales of their perfume line by
making limited edition
perfumes, selling small sample sizes
called imps which drive a thriving secondary
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