Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab / Trading Post Review and Haul!

I've never bought from BPAL before, and I have wanted to for YEARS. Kind of feel lame getting obsessed with them so late, when there are so many people who have been buying their scents for years, but, eh. Better late then never. Overall, I am very impressed with the scents; they are all crafted and thought out very well. I high recommend them, and am overall pleased with the majority of the scents.

What I Ordered (Might Post Pictures if Anyone is Interested)

Black Phoenix Trading Post
Halloween Inquisition Pack (Treat) :
• LICORICE BATS – Black licorice with cacao nibs and anise.
• TREATSY BATH OIL - Apple candies and lemon drops.
• PLASTIC JACK O’LANTERN SOAP - A plastic Jack o’Lantern, scattered with bits of rock candy, honey taffy, butterscotch, marshmallow buttons, gumdrops, jellybeans, and bubblegum.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
• Halloweenie: Boo 2010 - Eerie billows of spun sugar, fluttering white cotton, and sheets of cream.
• Halloweenie: Ghoulish - This season’s Ridiculous Scent! Creepy like Creepy and as spooky as Spooky, this is the scent of a black cherry and coconut amaretto confection gently laced with saffron.
Imp’s Ears:
• HUNGER - Evokes sheer, unadulterated carnal lust. An undeniably warm and sensual scent. Black narcissus, orange blossoms, and vanilla.
• LOLITA - Bright, sweet and youthful, but swelling with a poisonous sexuality. Glittering heliotrope, honeysuckle, orange blossom and lemon verbena.
• SIREN - Bewitching, tantalizing and dangerously seductive. A thrilling, exotic blend — deceptively sweet, but spiked with malice. White ginger, jasmine, and a touch of vanilla and apricot.
• HAUNTED - A mournful, poignant scent, thick with foreboding. Soft golden amber darkened with a touch of murky black musk.
• BLOOD - A vital, bold scent, throbbing with sensuality. Essence of dragon’s blood resin, thickened with myrrh and cherry, with a trickle of clove.
• MAENAD - Orgiastic mayhem in the extreme: sweet strawberry and orange blossom distorted by carnation, black poppy and hibiscus.
• FAE - A brilliant, ethereal scent: white musk, bergamot, heliotrope, peach and oakmoss.
Imp Samples:
• BLUE FIRE - Papaya, blueberry, lemongrass, and gin.
• BRUISED VIOLET COMPOND – Crushed violets, red currant, patchouli root and Spanish moss. http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/bruisedviolet_lg.gif
• BIEN LOIN D’ICI – The Scarlet Woman, aglow with sensual indolence: red musk, benzoin, caramel accord, golden honey, and spiced Moroccan unguents.
• THE APOTHECARY – Tea leaf with three mosses, green grass, a medley of herbal notes, and a drop of ginger and fig.
• L’EAMEN DE MINUIT – The rapture of sorrowful things: frankincense, black plum, melancholy lilac, rose otto, and myrrh.
• TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE BAT – A sparkly, batty little scent: green tea, melon, mint, lime rind, and champagne grape with lemon balm, mullein, and toadflax.