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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


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 27th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
I cannot imagine how anyone could call a concotion of rose and orchids "gentle." Admittedly, I'm sensitive because of allergies but just the ingredient list made me want to gag a little.

Mouse's long and sad tale sounds yummy. I may have to give these folks a try.
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Jun. 27th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
I'm sensative to many perfumes too colognes don't seem to bother me nor oils but I've never liked chemical smelling sents anyway. I much prefer natural, gentle subdued smells. Or sweet fruit sents also work for me. Most floral stuff is too strong or too chemical.
Jun. 27th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
OK OK OK! I ordered some imps....damn you.
Jun. 27th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
There will be no damning of the wife without serious consequences. You uncurse her, or suffer the consequences.
Jun. 27th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
LOL....yeah cause that what I was trying to do. *snort* Of course I wasn't cursing her just cursing AT her. *wink*
Jun. 27th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Friend, meet over protective husband who can't do anything about wife's sorrow at the loss of an agent. :)
Jun. 27th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Duely noted! *wink* Hang in there you are doing far better with your writing career than I am with mine. :-D
Jun. 27th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Do you need to get rid of any of these? ;-)
Jun. 28th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
I wouldn't mind trying the Madrid and Nosferatu, if you don't mind sharing.

Oh, by the by, the Atomic Tiki Lounge one wasn't all that bad on... lol!
Jun. 28th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
After all these years of doing BPAL reviews, I would have thought you had been though them all. I take it they must have a huge selection?
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