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  1. REMINDER: Tonight's our shipping cutoff for Christmas orders. If you're considering giving someone the gift of BPAL, please order by tonight -- after that, all bets are off!
  2. Hello all! My last post about our Krampuslauf Lunacy was very toy drive-centric. (Have you scouted someone to pick up your SUGAR COOKIES IN A SNOWDRIFT yet?) Just wanted to jot down a quick followup to remind you that we'll be hosting a couple of excellent guests under our big top on Saturday. Our beloved DARK DELICACIES will be here hocking innumerable horror-themed treasures! And 7 HELLS will be selling holiday horror prints and cards by Bill Rude -- who is appearing in full Krampus regalia to scare the holiday blues right outta ya. Come get your picture taken with the big guy! Also, in case you didn't get the memo (or only got part of it), our "toy drive" benefiting Children's Hospital of Los Angeles is focusing on gift cards this year because that's what the charity says will help them the most, and you know we're going to try to oblige them if we can. We look forward to seeing you in your holiday finery, or whatever it takes to get you out the door! Many thanks to those who've shared our event online and notified their friends -- if you haven't done so, here's our event page on Facebook. 4-7pm 12120 Sherman Way North Hollywood, CA 91605 And to all a good weekend!
  3. Failmingo

    Lo! It's Yule at Trading Post

    "And I saw, and behold a white snowman: and he had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer..." So much to live for in the BPTP Yule update, including THE FOUR SNOWMEN OF THE SNOWPOCALYPSE. See everything (don't forget to flip over to page 2) right here: https://blackphoenixtradingpost.com/category/yule-2018/
  4. Hello, fellow Krampus creeps! As is our custom, our Lunacy event on December 15th (4p-7pm) will also serve as a toy drive. For the first time ever, we're changing the protocol for donating, at the request of Children's Hospital Los Angeles: "Space in the hospital to store all the wonderful toys is at a premium; as such we kindly recommend holding a 'Gift Card' drive, instead of a traditional toy drive whenever possible. Gift cards allow us to maximize your gift to our patients because they provide our staff with the flexibility to make 'on-demand' toy purchases." So bring us gift cards $20 or above for the following retailers: ❄️ Amazon ❄️ Target ❄️ iTunes (This also allows the hospital to serve children who would prefer "an educational game, book or personal choice.") In exchange for this gift, you'll receive a free bottle of an exclusive perfume: SUGAR COOKIES IN A SNOWDRIFT. Something cheerful on a cold day, to match the spirit of your donation! If you're unable to bring a gift card to the event, we will also accept $20 to donate on your behalf. More info about the Vermont and Atlanta events to come! Thanks, one and all!
  5. ️ CHRISTMAS SHIPPING CUTOFF DATES ️ Domestic US shipping cutoff date: December 14th International shipping cutoff date: December 5th (When you order, would you mind letting us know in the notes whether or not it's important that your package arrives before Christmas? As we get into crunch time, this info will be very useful in helping to guarantee a Joyeux Noël to all.)
  6. Hello everyone! While you're making your Yule shopping list, don't overlook this other new addition, just added to our Activism category: ABOLISH ICE You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming. ― Pablo Neruda Selections from our general catalog of perfumes may have succumbed to frostbite, but never fear! We haven’t lost our molten core of passion for seeing justice served. Consider this our holiday prayer for a reckoning long overdue: May human decency prevail over the corruption and wickedness that endangers so many of our neighbors, and may our government’s assorted agencies be held accountable for their ongoing assault against the civil liberties of those seeking refuge in our land of bountiful freedoms. Proceeds from sales of this perfume will benefit the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). For more information about their services, please visit https://www.raicestexas.org Melt the hoarfrost of this administration’s cruelty with this scent of warmth, safety, and succor: smoked toffee and patchouli with coffee bean, caramelized oudh, clove, and bourbon vanilla. We appreciate your help spreading the word about this fundraiser -- we can't pay to "boost" it on social media like we do with others, because the powers that be consider this "political advertising."
  7. Failmingo

    YULE 2018 is Live on BPAL

    In case you hadn't noticed, the 2018 YULE update has gone live! We will be announcing it publicly with a video release tomorrow morning on all the social media thingies -- and we'd love your help in getting the word out. If you have the opportunity to share our posts or otherwise introduce others to this tremendous collection, we'll be especially grateful. This time of year, the web is so choked with product releases and sales that it can be hard for a small business to elbow our way into the picture. I'll also post tomorrow with the cut-off dates for shipping in time for Christmas! Ho ho hoooooooow is it already the 3rd?
  8. We hate Black Friday! And we’re pretty sure everyone else does too! However we’re trying to foster that giving spirit in ourselves and others, because that’s what the world needs more than ever. So this weekend, we’re offering the following free gifts with every purchase, plus a couple of special exclusives that it’s impossible to obtain any other way. The goblins over at Black Phoenix Trading Post got in on the action as well. Art by Aidan Casserly! [A note to our beloved Yule stalkers: we'll spare you a bunch of page-refreshing and let you know right now that the new collection will follow sometime after the weekend.] ++ BLACK PHRIDAY ALCHEMY LAB THE TEMPTATION OF ST. NICK Available from Friday to Monday ONLY, for $26 A holiday season imp assault: cacao, blazing chili pepper, clove husk, bourbon vanilla, pistachio, and hazelnut. INCOLUMITAS Each order placed on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Filler Whatever Sunday, or Cyber Monday will receive two 1/32 oz. imps of INCOLUMITAS, one to keep and one to share. It’s been a very challenging year for so many, and this little imp is our gesture of bottled kindness. INCOLUMITAS is a scent of safety and security, of peace of mind and freedom from harm: warm honeyed patchouli, bourbon vanilla, sweet sage, and lavender. ++ BLACK PHRIDAY TRADING POST GOBLIN STAMPEDE [PERFUME OIL] Available from Friday to Monday ONLY, for $26. No one can keep a goblin away from a good bargain: a jolt of Turkish coffee with cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon. GOBLIN WORKSHOP: YULE CHAOS [ATMOSPHERE SPRAY] Each order placed on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Filler Whatever Sunday, or Cyber Monday will receive a sample-sized squirt of GOBLIN WORKSHOP. A unique atmosphere spray squirt from the Trading Post scent archives – no two will be the same!
  9. Due to popular demand, as well as the urgency of the cause (funding the Humane Society of Ventura County's wildfire rescue efforts) we have decided to make WHITE LARRY available to one and all. Featuring art by Drew Rausch, this perfume was inspired by jokes about an apocryphal relative of Black Phillip's -- an embarrassing, not-quite-Satanic cousin. "Every family has got one; that one relative that just isn’t quite diabolical enough, the one that makes Sabbats just kinda awkward." His scent? Goat’s milk, buttermilk, and butter. Lots of butter. [Please note: this perfume is not vegan, as it contains butter CO2 extract.] Thanks to one and all who share and support this fundraiser! May the blank, completely non-threatening gaze of White Larry look kindly upon you.
  10. Happy Goat-vember to you! As is our custom, this month our Lunacy events will also serve as food drives for local charities. In all three cases, your donations worth $20 will net you a free bottle of the following exclusive scent: CORN RIGGS I have been blithe with comrades dear; I have been merry drinking; I have been joyful gathering gear; I have been happy thinking; But all the pleasures ever I saw, though three times doubled fairly, That happy night was worth them all, among the rigs of barley. The perfume of a harvest celebration - of bonfire smoke, grains and hay, acorns and oak bark, pumpkins and apples, and thin strands of incense buffeted by autumn wind. Here's a roundup of info for all three events. The links go to Facebook event pages with more info about the exact recipients of these badly-needed donations: Los Angeles, CA 12120 Sherman Way, North Hollywood 91605 Friday, November 16th, 6-9pm Atlanta, GA Microtel Inn and Suites at Perimeter Center, conference room 6280 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30328 Sunday, November 18th, 5-7pm Essex Junction, VT Practical Magick 15 Pearl St, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452 Sunday, November 25th, 1-4pm Thanks, one and all!
  11. Pre-sales are now open for our latest collaboration with Haute Macabre, MUMMIES OF MEXICO CITY, which will be available as both a perfume oil and a hair gloss blend. From HM: In an underground crypt beneath a monastery school dating back to the 1600s rest twelve naturally mummified bodies. Going down the staircase leading to the crypt, the temperature begins to drop and the air shifts from the heavy heat to a dry, earthy scent. Confronted by the mummies is the sharp juxtaposition from the angelic and opulent relics of the upper levels of the museum, reminding us of our own earthy boundaries, and that we shall all return to the dust. • Mummies of Mexico City contains notes of church incense, ornate gold, old lace, and dust. A sacred, secret scent, recalling residual whispers of incense settling into the ancient, forgotten dust. You'll find both products in their Apothecary store, linked here.
  12. Hold on to your bats! Er.. we mean butts. Either way, the Lab has a doozy of a late October surprise for you -- a new Genius Loci release staring our furry night-winged friends; Hallowenches over at Trading Post; our monthly Full Moon scent; and a trunk show of vintage BPAL rarities. Links to all can be found below! ++ GENIUS LOCI: BATS OF LOS ANGELES Six bat perfume oils. Art by Drew Rausch! https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/limited-edition/halloween-2018/genius-loci-bats-of-los-angeles/ Three bat hair glosses: https://blackphoenixtradingpost.com/category/genius-loci/genius-loci-bats-of-los-angeles/ ++ HALLOWENCHES A frisky collection of Halloween-themed perfumes and bath oils (!!!), featuring your favorite good time ghouls, the Hallowenches. Labels by Aidan Casserly! https://blackphoenixtradingpost.com/category/halloween-2018/hallowenches-halloween-2018/ ++ MOONS OF SATURN: HYRROKKIN "Viper-green and smoldering: smoke-swirled black pine, patchouli leaf, coriander, and sweet green vetiver." https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/a-little-lunacy-limited-edition/moons-of-saturn-hyrrokkin/ ++ TRUNK SHOW We're clearing out space at the Lab! These are available in very limited quantity. Just what they sound like: SNAKE OIL LEMON BOMB WHITE TEA FUCK UP https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/halloween-2018/snake-oil-lemon-bomb-white-tea-fk-up/ KINDA SORTA SNAKE OIL CREAM SODA https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/halloween-2018/kinda-sorta-snake-oil-cream-soda/ And we saved the best for last: SAMHAIN V1 -- Our original 2002 prototype! https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/halloween-2018/samhain-v1-the-original-2002-prototype/ Thanks, one and all -- have a very happy Halloween!
  13. You purchased, and we kept count! Jump over to our Tumblr for a list of the top five bestsellers from our Halloween 2018 perfume collection, plus a couple of sneaky runners-up: http://blackphoenixalchemylab.tumblr.com/post/179223048963/here-are-this-years-top-5-halloween-perfumes
  14. Dearest non-locals who want to help the Lab fight period poverty: Haute Macabre has set up a way for you to participate in our upcoming tampon/pad drive, and enter to win bottles PUMPKIN SPICE SANGUINEM MENSTRUUM at the same time. Click this link for the details! We won't know exactly how many bottles will be given away until after Saturday -- it all depends on how much we have left over from October Lunacy - M A S Q U E R A D E. (Send us your L.A. friends!) But we promise to set aside at least a few, and it could be many more. BTW, Haute Macabre has generously offered to take this on, knowing that we at BPAL simply don't have the resources to tackle a wider-ranging campaign right now -- we're busy making all the spooky perfumes! So consider "following" and "liking" their various social media entities as a thank you. Along with Drive-By Do-Gooders, they are going to help us make so many people very happy. Here's our original post about the tampon/drive at the Lab: http://blackphoenixalchemylab.tumblr.com/post/178980172063/help-bpal-fight-period-poverty Thanks, one and all!
  15. The bad news is we aren't at RuPaul's DragCon NYC this weekend. The good news is that DRAGULA star Disasterina is -- and she's armed with bottles of our new scent collaboration, SWAMP SKANK. Inspired by one of her own favorite drag looks, the perfume speaks for itself: "Slithering tentacles of kelp and seaweed absolute, draped over a shard of salt-crusted driftwood." If you (or someone you know) can catch her at the Con, it will save both time and shipping. Either way, the scent is now live on our site!