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BPAL Snake Oil vs. Boomslang

Wow, September was a month and a half! It was a whirlwind of events, some good, others less so. I needed to take some time for myself and focus on other areas in my life. Now I’m back to reviewing indie scents.

This post is all about Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, or BPAL for short. You’ve probably seen it mentioned on my blog in the past. This post, however, focuses on Snake Oil — what I believe is one of their oldest and most popular offerings — and its snakey spin-off, Boomslang. Let’s get on with the reviews!

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BPAL Snake Oil review

Old description: By far, our most popular scent! Magnetic, mysterious, and exceedingly sexual in nature. A blend of exotic Indonesian oils sugared with vanilla.
New description: Our signature scent, our first perfume: deep, rich earthy notes swirled with vegetal musks, sugared vanilla bean, and dark spices.

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Arcana Wildcraft The Coast of Cascadia

You might remember my review of Echolocation, one of Arcana Wildcraft‘s scents from the Coast of Cascadia collection (You don’t? Go read it here). But you might not know that I also have two other perfumes from this range. I bought Cascadian Mermaid last year after hearing raves about it, and I won Goofy Foot in the Redolent Mermaid’s giveaway.

Yes, it took me a long, long time to review them but the wait is finally over. Grab yourself a drink, get cosy, and read a short review of these Arcana Wildcraft Coast of Cascadia olfactory postcards. šŸ™‚

Goofy Foot

Fresh coconut and cardamom with green notes of spearmint, fresh basil, and one drop of vetiver grass.ā£

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: Yule 2016 Perfumes

Today I present the company that’s mysterious and hilarious, poetical and political. It’s the one that intrigues me the most, a source of endless inspiration, curiousity, and wonderment. This isĀ Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and they make amazing perfumes.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is a perfume company from North Hollywood, California. They describe their business and products as “extraordinary scents for extraordinary people”. A short and succinct description, just as most people like it. However, the people behind this four-word brand name (BPAL) aren’t just making perfumes, they create stories based on various pieces of literature or film, combining both classical literature and fantasy novels. Films and paintings.

This post’s focus will be on their Yule 2016 collection that went live on 5Ā DecemberĀ 2016 and is available until 13 February 2017. This limited edition offers a wide variety of typical Christmassy scents, as well as strange aromas you’ve never dreamt about, at least not in perfume form.Ā Don’t hesitate to check out the shop and pick your new favourite scents!

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bpal yules 2016

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