Check out the SEARCH link on the left. Here, you can type in a few of your favorite notes (like vanilla, jasmine, musk, apple, whatever) and the site will return a list of perfume oil suggestions that fit your taste. Each oil is listed by name, then a descriptive poetic piece, then fragrance notes. I usually skip the poetic stuff unless the name is really intriguing or I have some time to kill. But, of course, to each his own - and it does go with the theme of the site, so just bear with it if you hate it.
Another option to find your way through the vast list of perfume oils is to make use of BPAL's message board. There you'll find many extremely helpful members with endless suggestions. I suggest you first search the board for answers to your questions, then start a new thread if you can't find what you need. You can find answers to questions about BPAL, perfume oil reviews and descriptions, BPAL oils similar to mainstream perfumes/colognes, and much more. I love it!
I typically dislike loud florals and incredibly sweet fruits. I hate leather! I like vanilla, musk, rose, iris, chocolate, and a couple more. For my top10 favorites:
- Formula 54
- Hell's Belle
- Snake Charmer
- Sacred Whore of Babylon
I know, I know - I said 10 and listed 11. Well I really couldn't narrow down my list any further, and 10 is just a standard item list number, so *shrug* :D
What's the best part? You can order perfume samples before committing to a full bottle. The bottles are tiny, but they last forever because the oil is so concentrated. They're very reasonably priced if you take longevity into perspective.
If you've tried BPAL before, what are your favorites? If you haven't, what are you interested in trying?