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BPAL Reviews

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

Scent: De Sade
Description: The essence of pleasure heightened by pain: the raw scent of leather.
Thoughts: Wow. This is all leather. Through and through. It's too strong for me. However, add in a swipe of "Whip" (roses and leather with not enough leather) and this is one hell of a scent. Not every day. Clubbing and character scent.
Buy: No. Keep the imp.

Scent: Katharina
Description: A strong, willful blend with a soft, utterly lovely soul: white musk with a trickle of bright, sharp apricot and orange blossom.
Thoughts: This scent is all woman. Floral and citrus but not too cloying for my taste. I think the white musk tames the orange and the apricot gives it a nice bite. I really like this. Not as an every day scent. Though, it easily could be in the summer. This is a good date scent or character scent.
Buy: No. Keep the imp.

Scent: Niflheim
Description: The House of Mists, a land of icy fog, shadowy darkness and soul-chilling cold. Dark, damp blossoms winding through an impenetrable, murky gloom.
Thoughts: Yes, I can smell the scent of wet flowers and rain. It's interesting. This would be an excellent character scent but not an everyday scent for me.
Buy: No. Keep the imp.

Scent: Scherezade
Description: A master storyteller who possessed unfailing courage and compassion, a sharp, quick wit, and a true understanding of human nature. Saffron and Middle Eastern spices swirled through sensual red musk.
Thoughts: This is lovely and lasts for a long time. It reminds me of Malice with less of an "incense" smell. I really like it a lot. This scent is the kind that is best used as a character scent or a night out. It isn't a good everyday scent.
Buy: Maybe and keep the imp.

Scent: Tintagel
Description: According to legend, the birthplace of King Arthur. The scent of a castle's great hall in the midst of joyous feasting. Spicy mulled wine flowing through the musky heat, warm leather and bright clash of armor, the damp branches of Cornish hawthorn, blackthorn, juniper, English elm and bayberry, and the magical tingle of dragon's blood resin.
Thoughts: I like this spicy smell. It really matches my skin. The only real problem is that it doesn't stick around that long and needs to be reapplied every three hours or so.
Buy: Maybe. Definitely keep the imp.

Scent: Tombstone
Description: A celebration of one of the first commercially produced perfumes of America's Old West. A rugged, warm blend of vanilla, balsam and sassafras layered over Virginia cedar.
Thoughts: The cedar comes through very strong on this one at first. But the vanilla and sassafras are a real nice undertone. After a while, the cedar mellows and the balsam comes out. This is a very nice scent. Mellow, male, with a sweet undertone.
Buy: No.

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