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  1. Failmingo

    SNOW MOON Tee Shirt!

    Hello, all! In addition to the NATIONAL EMERGY (sic) we declared just before Friday eve's Lunacy event, we also want you to know that the SNOW MOON tee shirt is live. (Here's a Trading Post link for ease of ordering solely from that site.) We decided that having Caldecott-winner Dan Santat's art for this year's Lunacy blends warranted a return to form -- the plan is to release his designs as tees throughout the year. You know what that means! Time to Kondo your black tee shirt collection and start making room for the glory that is to come. Happy Presidents Day, EMERGY notwithstanding!
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    Yeah, we've rolled out a lot recently, but the one thing we don't have any control over is a goddamned NATIONAL EMERGY. We at the Lab are releasing yet another ACLU fundraiser scent, inspired by our nation's latest flirtation with autocracy. And we can't promote these posts on social media without running afoul of "political advertising," so please help us spread the good (bad) news! https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/activism/national-emergy-sic-perfume-oil/ NATIONAL EMERGY (sic) "A four-alarm fire made of bold faced lies: bullshit-brown patchouli aflame with red ginger and pimento, sugared with the poisonous false promises of a racist autocrat, soured by hazard-yellow lemon rind." Proceeds from the sale of this perfume blend will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union
  3. It is our distinct honor to announce a collaboration with the Caldecott-winning DAN SANTAT on 2019's Lunacy perfume blends, beginning with SNOW MOON. A note from Beth: If you love children's literature, you must pick up "Beekle," "After the Fall," "Drawn Together, Dude!," "Sidekicks," "Crankenstein Valentine," or any other of Dan's amazing books. His stories aren't just for kids: they are moving, touching, heart-exploding stories for anyone at any age. Before we even met Dan, Ted had read "Because I'm Your Dad" to Lilith a bajillion times, and it never failed to make him cry. (Bonus: pick up a copy of "The Princess and the Pit Stop," cuz it's got Lilith's mug all over it.) You're tremendous, Dan! We know how much these bottles will be appreciated by devoted BPAL collectors -- and to those following Dan, who are in for some bold new experiments in scent.
  4. Hi all -- you may have already noticed that some Trading Post orders are being shipped by by the Lab proper. No need to panic! This is merely a step toward gradually merging these two businesses, which have functioned separately for many years. Relieving Ted's burden in terms of processing and shipping orders is an important step: among other things, this will free him up to work on developing new products! And gradually, BPAL and Trading Post products will be all be available on one website, making everyone's shopping/shipping experience that much easier. There's nothing especially secretive about these plans; we're simply navigating them in real time, and wanted to let our devoted customers know in case you notice anything that deviates from the way we've done things in the past. In the meantime, if you have concerns about your order, please reach out to Ted or BPAL's customer service, just the way you normally would. Going forward, new Trading Post releases will appear on the BPAL site, a la last week's Lupercalia update. Until all the older products have migrated, go ahead and order those through the Trading Post site. In the event that you purchase from both BPAL and Trading post, one of the two shipping charges will be waived. (You're welcome to make a note of this in your purchase.) The fact that we have so many people to notify about these upcoming changes is a reminder of all the terrific folks who've been following along with both companies since the beginning! Here's to bold new enterprises and exciting new smells. Happy Lupercalia!
  5. We're contributing to Dark Delicacies' relocation war chest with two stellar new Lace blends -- exclusively available through their store. Links below! SMOKE AND LACE "Brazen and beautiful, unconventional and daring. The scent of soft white leather gloves and the sharp crack of a riding crop mingled with tobacco, clove, incense, and opium smoke seeped into sugar-spun vanilla lace, all stained with green cognac, sweet dried red fruits, and wild plum." https://www.darkdel.com/store/p1383/Smoke_and_Lace.html CRINOLINE AND LACE "Cascades of vanilla cream and voluminous poufs of gleaming coconut with white cognac, adorning a phantasmagoric farthingale of white musk, tobacco leaf, tea roses, and elemi." https://www.darkdel.com/store/p1382/Crinoline_and_Lace.html
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    It's that time of year again, and we couldn't be... stickier? (You'll understand when you get to The Honey Pot!) Here's the link: https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/lupercalia-2019/ And here's the video announcement our Media Team put together -- please post and/or share it on the various social medias! We want the entire world to know how tacky and hedonistic we are. YAY LUPERCALIA!
  7. Among many other incredible items, the new Regulus collection by Sphere + Sundry includes our HEART OF THE LION perfume blend.Those who wish to wear scent crafted with magickal intent, read onward: "Heart of the Lion is a perfume of recognition, accolades, and sovereignty. It amplifies charisma, courage, strength of spirit, and nobility of the soul, helps you to achieve your ambitions, and magnifies benevolent power. A dry, astringent, warming blend, it is perfect for warming others to you, reaching for promotions and acknowledgement of your achievements, dispelling despair and melancholy, and expanding the borders of your personal kingdom. This oil is your crown, scepter and orb; it is a radiant golden diadem of compassionate authority. Initial consecration of this perfume began on January 22, 2019 during the election in the hour of Jupiter, and it contains Egyptian frankincense essential oil (Boswellia serrata), mugwort essential oil (Artemisia alba), dry distilled fossilized amber oil (Oleum succinic), ylang ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata), white champa essential oil (Michelia alba), helichrysum, attar of oud, attar of Rosa damascena, golden vegetal musk, omubiri and frankincense resin, wild harvested Artemesia vulgaris. Each bottle contains garnet and citrine chips, and may contain plant material and resins."
  8. Happy Chinese New Year, piglets! Here's a new blend for all of you keeping lunar time — may it help confer every possible blessing in this, the Year of the Pig. https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/earth-pig/ EARTH PIG A new year’s blessing! Peony, China’s national flower, with bamboo for flexibility, plum blossom for perseverance, courage, and hope, tangerine for wealth, orange blossom and peel for happiness, pine resin for constancy, golden kumquat for prosperity, King mandarin for good fortune, cypress for longevity, sticky rice cakes for abundance and hopes for a rich, sweet life, and a splash of blazing red of dragon’s blood to help you scare away the rampaging Nian.
  9. Several of you have reached out about FULL MOON FLAKES, the reward BPAL contributed to an Indiegogo campaign for "Typecast: A Comedy About Monsters in Hollywood." While the responsibility for fulfilling these orders rests on those running the campaign, it appears more than a few people have been left waiting for their rewards. In the interest of making sure no good deed goes punished, we at the Lab have decided to deal with these cases directly. If you backed this campaign but still haven't received your FULL MOON FLAKES perfume, please forward your donation receipt to answers@blackphoenixalchemylab.com, along with your mailing address. Thank you for faithfully supporting the arts, and/or wishing to reek of chocolate cereal! And for your thoughtful emails bringing this matter to our attention – yet another reminder that BPAL fans are the very best fans.
  10. Failmingo

    New: Ritualcravt House Blends

    We released these a bit ago, but I just realized it was never formally announced here: a partnership with the Denver-based occult phenom that is RITUALCRAVT has resulted in TWO unique perfume blends to date, both incorporating elements sacred to Hekate. RITUALCRAVT HOUSE BLEND "Black patchouli, teakwood, white sandalwood, saffron crocus, tobacco leaf, aconite accord, ambrette seed, musk seed, Dittany of Crete, and yew." HEKATE'S GARDEN "A complex perfume inspired by Ritualcravt owner Missy Rhysing’s notable devotional garden filled with black flowering and black foliaged plants, rarities, and plants historically associated with the goddess Hekate. This oil is a nod to our first BPAL perfume Ritualcravt with a similar genderless, earthy, and addictive quality- but with a brighter, greener finish. Notes of plants sacred to Her include: honeyed patchouli root, tobacco absolute, saffron crocus, teakwood, and burnt cypress." These are exclusively available at their store and through their website, linked above. Enjoy!
  11. Failmingo

    New eBay Listings

    Puddin' updated our eBay listings again this week, and asked me to let you all know! https://www.ebay.com/usr/blackphoenixalchemylab
  12. One open-house event this weekend, two local issues worthy of your attention! Firstly, we’re hosting a sock drive for our friends at Drive-By Do-Gooders. Did you know socks are among the items most requested by our neighbors living on the streets? Particularly during these chilly winter months. Stockpile some stockings this week: your sock donation worth $20 or more at our event will earn you a free bottle of this exclusive scent, a wintry take on the blend we created for DBDG in 2017: FROSTBITTEN DANDELIONS & CONCRETE. Also, we want everyone to know that BPAL stands with LA teachers! A few words from our founder, Elizabeth: Please pass this along to any educators in your squad! We just ask that they show a badge, school ID, or credential to redeem. All this – in addition to the entertainment provided by Party Goats L.A., and the unique offerings of guest vendor Portals of Time Vintage – ought to be a kickoff worthy of 2019! Saturday January 26th, 4-7pm 12120 Sherman Way, North Hollywood 91605
  13. In honor of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday this weekend, we've decided to drop a free gift into all orders placed today thru Sunday: one 1/32oz sample of the elusive DROPS OF AMONTILLADO. Remember the Montresor family motto: "Nemo me impune lacessit."
  14. For those who are magickally inclined -- or anyone who could use a little fast luck -- our newest collaboration with SPHERE + SUNDRY will be a game-changer. This brand new mega-release includes ritual items consecrated to St. Expedite, including three different perfume oil blends that transform your daily comings and goings into a living prayer to the patron saint of speedy causes. https://sphereandsundry.com/product-category/series/st-expedite/ Here are short descriptions of all three. Much more info over at S+S! A PRAYER TO ST. EXPEDITE "This is a general, all-purpose perfume oil for St. Expedite, appropriate for use in dressing candles, rosaries, conjure bags, petitions, and other items of power. Patchouli essential oil, vanilla bourbon absolute, ginger root essential oil, steam-distilled myrrh essential oil, Ceylon cinnamon essential oil, ground cinnamon, and cinnamon sticks, coconut oil, alkanet, pyrite, and red mica. The initial charge for this oil was made on December 20, 2018 during the St. Expedite election window, and was subsequently charged every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday through Epiphany, with boosts on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Epiphany. Offerings of poundcake, candies, chocolate coins, spring water, incense, fire, coffee, whiskey, and rum were made in supplication during the process under the auspices of both St. Expedite and the Virgin Mary." ST. EXPEDITE'S FAST LUCK "This is a new interpretation of a traditional Fast Luck intention blend, blessed by and consecrated to St. Expedite and containing flashes of his scents and colors.Vanilla oleoresin, red rose petals, alkanet, Ceylon cinnamon essential oil, ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean powder, coconut oil, pyrite, red and gold mica, and red jasper chips. The initial charge for this oil was made on December 20, 2018 during the primary St. Expedite election window, and it was subsequently charged every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday through Epiphany, with boosts on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Epiphany. Offerings of poundcake, candies, chocolate coins, spring water, incense, fire, coffee, whiskey, and rum were made in supplication during the process under the auspices of both St. Expedite and the Virgin Mary." GOLDEN BLESSINGS OF ST. EXPEDITE "This oil focuses on prosperity, money drawing, and the rapid acquisition of funds through the guidance and blessings of St. Expedite. It is a sweet, honeyed fast luck in money blend, and is suited for dressing ritual tools and as an offertory oil for the saint. Fossilized amber oil (dry distillation of Oleum succini), honey absolute, CO2 extract of clementine, Pimenta racemosa essential oil (steam-distilled), wild-harvested red rose petals, white sandalwood chips, resin of Pinus succinfera, sunflower oil, coconut oil, pyrite, and golden mica. The initial charge for this oil was made on during the primary St. Expedite election on December 20th, 2018, and it was subsequently charged every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday through Epiphany, with boosts on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Epiphany. Offerings of poundcake, candies, chocolate coins, spring water, incense, fire, coffee, whiskey, and rum were made in supplication during the process under the auspices of both St. Expedite and the Virgin Mary."
  15. So grateful to Misty Lee and Unicorn Wednesday for making us cryyyy with this moment of winter magic! Lilith is so lucky to have role models in the performance world who encourage her exploration and build her confidence. As fans of Misty's, this gesture means the world to us.