$4.50 – $19.50
A negatively charged scent. Ambergris, Spanish Moss, oakmoss and three electric mints.
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Presented in an amber apothecary vial.
– June 25, 2017
I’ve loved my BPAL orders, so I offered to buy my teenage brother some samples of masculine scents. He’s going through that puberty BO and is a little self conscious. I ordered him imps for Titus Adronicus and Thanatopsis because he said he wanted something woodsy–and I got the Cathod imp as a bonus. WOW! Cathode was by far his favorite scent. It’s long lasting, and WOW does it work! The first day he wore it and walked past me was the first day that, as much as I love him, I couldn’t smell his teenaged boy ick. He say’s it’s long lasting and his friends like it too. I can’t wait for BPAL to bring the full veils back in stock–or create a similar smelling scent.
– April 10, 2017
Since perfume is so subjective, my 5 stars is based on the scent staying with me through the day and not irritating my sensitive skin or giving me a headache. Cathode has a unique quality that fills my senses in almost the same way as motor oil when I walk into a working garage–not sharp or overpowering, but thick and pungent, kind of languidly insistent that you take notice. I’ve never smelled another perfume quite like it. The musk of the ambergris came through nicely in the background as it warmed to my skin, but that punchy nose-teasing quality remained prominent throughout the day.
– May 18, 2015
This is a really wonderful smell, a lot sweeter than I imagined. The mint isn’t as strong as I expected, but that really works here. This is a smell that makes me want to smile every time I get a whiff of it.
– October 8, 2014
The mosses are VERY earthy in this one, but pleasantly so. When wet it’s not as sharp as I though it’d be and I was really happy for that. The mints carry this off to an extremely wonderful place once it dries.
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One can even set up quite ridiculous cases. A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following diabolical device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): in a Geiger counter there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small that perhaps in the course of one hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none; if it happens, the counter tube discharges and through a relay releases a hammer which shatters a small flask of hydrocyanic acid. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has decayed. The first atomic decay would have poisoned it. The Psi function for the entire system would express this by having in it the living and the dead cat (pardon the expression) mixed or smeared out in equal parts. It is typical of these cases that an indeterminacy originally restricted to the atomic domain becomes transformed into macroscopic indeterminacy, which can then be resolved by direct observation. That prevents us from so naively accepting as valid a “blurred model” for representing reality. In itself it would not embody anything unclear or contradictory. There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks.
A paradoxical scent experiment! – tangerine, sugared lime, pink grapefruit, oakmoss, lavender, zdravetz, and chocolate peppermint.
No cats were mistreated during the formulation of this paradox, or in the process of creating this perfume.
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