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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

Comments

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mamapduck
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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seabelle
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.
seabelle
Jun. 27th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
OK OK OK! I ordered some imps....damn you.
solarannulus
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.
seabelle
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*
gaaneden
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. :)
seabelle
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
dianthus
Jun. 27th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Do you need to get rid of any of these? ;-)
sylvan
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!
fatelvis138
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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