June 27th, 2008


BPAL Reviews

Previous BPAL Reviews and my Summary page of all reviews for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab scents.

Scent: Madrid
Description: Swarthy and vibrant! An elegant, full-bodied scent that ignites all the darkest passions. Bold red wine, mimosa, and a trickle of clove.
Thoughts: All I get off of this scent on me is the strong scent of soap and clove. Yuck.
Buy: No

Scent: Magdalene
Description: A stirring yet gentle perfume. The scent of love and devotion mingled with an undercurrent of heart-rending sorrow. A bouquet of white roses, labdanum, and wild orchid.
Thoughts: Very heavy and cloying on me. Orchids and I don't seem to get along together. It's too bad. I wanted to like this one.
Buy: No.

Scent: Masabakes
Description: Thick black currant with the darkest, deepest myrrh, a drop of bitter mimosa and the slightest touch of mandrake dust.
Thoughts: Sweet with a bitter undertone. Not particularly exciting in any way.
Buy: No.

Scent: Mouse's long and sad tale
Description: Vanilla, two ambers, sweet pea and white sandalwood.
Thoughts: Goes on very sweet but mellows into a warm and woody smell with the sweet undertone. Different than I usually wear but I like it.
Buy: Keep the imp

Scent: Nosferatu
Description: As soft as grave dust and as dry as a breath drawn within a long forgotten crypt, this is Nosferatu: desiccated herbs and gritty earth brought to life with a swell of robust and sanguineous red wines.
Thoughts: It's a bit strong and masculine for me. There is a bitter undertone I don't like and a sweet overtone that, when I can smell it, I do like. All in all, not a good scent for me.
Buy: No

Scent: Nuit
Description: Her perfume is starry and crystalline, a jewel-clad and glittering paean to night: dazzling white musks, white rose and night-blooming jasmine with the soft moss of moonlit meadows, a waft of Egyptian incense, and a gentle breath of moonflower.
Thoughts: It's strong and on the edge of sweet. The musk is nice on me.
Buy: Keep the imp

Pulling Up the Bootstraps

Mailed the Grants Pass contract.

Followed the next step in my "Find an agent" plan.

Talked to Morrigan Books publisher and he told me that he would like me to get some footage of my trip to down to Grants Pass, Oregon. I'm going with da hubby and Rory to get the cover shot of my upcoming anthology. My publisher wants to create a mini-movie trailer for the book. Looks like he will be at San Diego Comic Con 2009 and wants to do a huge promotion of the four books (including mine!!) coming out that July. My Swedish publisher in the US and my book released? For that, I will go to San Diego Comic Con.

Also, he practically ordered me to query his acquisitions person at the publishing house with the synopsis of my Freaky Friday Fiction book. Now that is a compliment even if she doesn't want to take it.

I immediately called my mom and asked how the editing was going. She told me good but and I quote, "You can't read a lot of those in a row. You really can't. I read like five of them and ... they're really ... well... freaky. I had nightmares."

I was ecstatic. Well, I felt bad for my mom but really happy. I told her, "I'm sorry, mom. But, that's great! That's what I want to hear!"

The bootstraps are holding.