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  1. On 10/18 at 3pm EST US, our friends Blood Milk Jewels be releasing a limited quantity of our entire collection of scent collaborations, plus a surprise! FIVE new ones, inspired by jewels from Blood Milk's coffers. From their post: "All of these objects are ready to ship and exist in limited amounts." First come, first served! https://www.bloodmilkjewels.com/collections/perfume-oils Scent descriptions to come, but here's the list of new perfumes: 🖤 AMOUR FOU 🖤 ARIEL 🖤 BOOKS 🖤 FORGET ME NOT 🖤 MOURNING EYE
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    Six New RPG Scents Are Live!

    We love gaming, and our RPG fragrance series was born from a desire for players to create a signature scent for their character, by layering several different perfume blends inspired by each stage of character creation. We have now expanded the range of character classes you can pick from, and Julie Dillon created masculine, feminine, and non-binary illustrations so you can have your pick of label art when you purchase. Eventually this will be an option for ALL the character class blends! For now, it's just these six. Gaming has often served as a gateway for people to explore gender realities beyond anything they've had access to previously. And so has fragrance! We're very happy to have brought these worlds together. See the full list of new RPG offerings below: https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/general-catalog-perfume-oils/rpg-series/ ++ NEW CHARACTER CLASS PERFUMES ARTIFICER Gleaming metal, gear oil, sparking wires, shattered glass, and a blue flicker of arcane power. ASSASSIN Supple black leather, poison-tipped daggers, and a garrote soaked in pitch. BERZERKER Thick furs, strips of leather, and a blood-stained axe with crushed poplar bud and juniper. MONK Sandalwood incense, ti leaf, and honeyed saffron. PSIONICIST A blast of mental energy: electric white mint, eucalyptus leaf, white frankincense, and blue-white musk. SORCERER A golden, sparking surge of raw, wild magic: waves of amber, frankincense, red cacao, blood orange, and lavender touched by demonic incense and dragon’s blood.
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    New: HUNTER MOON + Tee + Duets

    The moon is swelling with October mysteries, right before our eyes! Preserve this mood in perpetuity with our HUNTER MOON perfume blend, and accompanying tee shirt, with design by Dan Santat. "As the winter encroaches, the time comes to embark on the last Great Hunts of the year. The deer are fattened, the fields have been reaped, and the light of the full moon illuminates the wild creatures that have come out to glean. This scent is redolent of night skies, falling leaves, and the high-pitched tension and release associated with the Hunt. A blend of traditional lunar oils touched with dry leaves, autumn bonfires, warm mulled wine, feral, animalistic notes and the chill of approaching winter." https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/a-little-lunacy-limited-edition/hunter-moon-2019-perfume-oil/ Also, a fresh flight of Duets, simple two-note scents: 👯 PATCHOULI AND NEROLI 👯 MOONFLOWER AND ORRIS 👯 PINE AND BLACK PEPPER 👯 PALO SANTO AND SANDALWOOD https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/a-little-lunacy-limited-edition/duets-a-little-lunacy-limited-edition/
  4. Have your ancestors heard from you lately? This collaboration with Sphere + Sundry has produced an essential toolkit "with the goal of facilitating certain dynamics with one’s Dead, improving familial relations, and assisting the grieving and ancestral healing process." Among the many fine products, we're very proud to have contributed three different oil blends, recapped below: https://sphereandsundry.com/product-category/series/the-ancestral-series 💀 ANCESTOR ALTAR "This is a cleansing blend used to purify, anoint, and consecrate tools and spaces used in ancestor veneration....Organic steam-distilled lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogan citratus), South African hydro distilled organic palmarosa essential oil (Cymbopogon martini), wild crafted citronella java essential oil (Cymbopogon nardus), muhuhu essential oil (Brachylaena hutchinsi), wild crafted organic vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides), Moroccan rue essential oil (Ruta Graveolens), Sicilian lemon essential oil (Citrus limon), blue malee eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus polybractea), frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carteri and Boswellia serrata), single-origin olive oil, and lemongrass and citronella harvested from the TAL garden." 💀 THE BELOVED DEAD "This oil has a twofold purpose: easing the transition of the dead and soothing the grief of the living...Three frankincense essential oils (two Boswellia carteri and one Boswellia serrata), wild crafted organic vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), Tunisian rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), honey absolute (Apis mellifera), rose absolute (Rosa centifolia), steam-distilled Peruvian palo santo essential oil (Bursera graveolens), and single-origin olive oil. 💀 HEKATE CTHONIA "An oil reflecting one of the underworld aspects of Golden Crowned Hekate, sepulchral mother who reigns beneath the earth....Myrrh essential oil, resinoid, and tears (Commiphora myrrha), kua myrrh resin (Commiphora abyssinica) from Phytognosis, styrax essential oil steam-distilled from sap wood and bark tissues (Liquidamber orientalis), cypress essential oil (Cupressus sempervirens), 10-year aged Sumatran patchouli essential oil and patchouli leaves from the TAL garden, frankincense essential oil and tears (Boswellia carteri), saffron (whole stigma, Crocus sativus), galbanum essential oil (Ferula galbaniflua), opoponax resin (Commiphora guidottii), flecks of silver, single-origin olive oil, and obsidian chips."
  5. We worked too hard on this video not to share! The result conjured up so many of those little kid Halloween feelings, I made sure to show it to my 3 year old nephew -- pumpkins, snakes, and candy corn are three of his favorite things. Obligatory disclaimer, DO NOT USE YOUR ACTUAL PERFUME BOTTLES FOR PUNKIN EYES, the heat is bad for your perfumes ❤️
  6. If you were on the fence, it's time to hop off! These Haute Macabre pre-orders will end on Monday. http://hautemacabre.com/2019/10/apothecary-haute-macabre-black-phoenix-alchemy-lab-pre-orders-close-monday/
  7. Hi everyone, just a note to pass along the video we made to announce the Lab's upcoming Lunacy event, where we'll launch PEACH CHYPRE to continue our Planned Parenthood fundraising I know many of you already acquired this scent through other means thanks to its DragonCon debut, but we'd still love your help in promoting the event and the scent, since it falls into that territory of "political advertising" which we're prohibited from boosting on Facebook and Instagram. This diminishes our reach substantially, and keeps our posts from being seen by people who might be supportive or want to come check out the event. The video is posted on all our main social outlets, and also on YouTube -- see below! If you have the opportunity or inclination to pass it on, we'd be very grateful. Either way, we hope you enjoy your October to the fullest extent!
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    S+S Collaboration: DENEB ALGEDI

    "Protection" doesn't even begin to cover the benefits of aligning with the star Deneb Algedi. This new collection of ritual tools and components by Sphere + Sundry, in collaboration with Rosarium Blends, The Astrology of Austin Coppock, and Twilight Alchemy Lab (which contributed the three oil blends listed below!) promises to put this extremely useful energy at your fingertips. You'll find our contributions alongside the others on S+S's page, which also contains a fascinating tutorial on a star you may never have heard of/worked with before: https://sphereandsundry.com/product-category/series/deneb-algedi/ 🧿 THE LORD OF THE SACRED EYE "An oil of protection and cleansing, of divine succor and true safety. This oil fortifies your defenses, repelling not just open acts of aggression or subterfuge, but also the bitter darts of cruelty, envy, and malice. It is a wall of resplendent force, assisting in protecting you from all manner of attack and violation. It is a defense against malocchio, hexes, curses, and psychic violence, and a method through which you can contain and retain positivity." 🧿 REGNA PACIFICAE "This is an oil of peace: peaceful spirit, peaceful relationships, peaceful mind, peaceful home, peaceful community, peaceful world. Regna Pacificae is the diplomat, mediator, negotiator, and arbitrator, facilitating mutually-beneficial communications while invoking a calm state of mind, serenity, and tranquil environments without tipping towards passivity or apathy. This is a balm for cynicism, and a means by which you can move forward in healing the ravages of violence, pain, suffering, and despair; this is an oil of armistice and the prospect of genuine emotional and psychological well-being that comes in the wake of a ceasefire." 🧿 THE LAWGIVER "An oil for true justice. Not the manipulations and cruel machinations of a despot or tyrant, but the justice found in equity and fair laws, civil rights and equality for all. This oil can be utilized to explore the abstract and divine concepts of justice, in works of true justice, and to help achieve justice in our communities, our countries – and globally. The Lawgiver is stabilizing, ordered, and benevolently civilized, deeply rooted in kindness and strength."
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    The scent of autumn, the taste of blood, the crunch of leaves underfoot: all these and more await in our 2019 Halloween perfume collection. That's right, the 'Weenies have landed! https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/halloween-autumn-collection
  10. Our friends at Haute Macabre are reviving Sarah Elizabeth's fantastic beginner's guide to BPAL, which could be a great thing to share with those who are easily overwhelmed or don't really understand what the hell we're all doing here. Part II is going up tomorrow, and they'll be running a giveaway of some classic BPAL brews. Passing it along! http://hautemacabre.com/2019/09/darkly-dreaming-black-phoenix-alchemy-lab-a-guide/
  11. While we pray you rest in peace, we also hope you won't sleep on these scent collaborations with our dearest Haute Macabre, which are finally once more available for pre-order! http://hautemacabre.com/2019/09/apothecary-the-haute-macabre-black-phoenix-alchemy-lab-collection-pre-orders-are-open/
  12. Greetings, friends! Friday night we launched our two new pirate-themed Bill Rude collabs, but this is the first chance I've gotten to inform you about it. Here they are below! Thanks so much to everyone who came out and made our event feel truly festive. https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/collaborations/7-hells/ PIRATES! Gunpowder and salt-crusted leather, casks of scorched spices, sweet rum, and a clink of golden amber. SHIPWRECK GRAVEYARD Seaweed-wrapped planks of red oak, white pine, and cedar coated in thick algae, a tangle of hemp rope, cast iron cannons thick with rust, all enveloped in a ghostly gasp of white musk, bergamot, ambrette, and jasmine sambac.
  13. Anyone heading out to Wasteland Weekend? You should know about the BPAL smell/swap event Friday afternoon, hosted by the tribe we sponsor, Neverwas! "Because you should still smell wonderful the day after. Come one and all BPAL (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab) enthusiasts to a gathering where we will swap and smell the finest oils from YOUR collection! Hosted by BPAL's sponsored tribe, Neverwas." Full event details can be found here, on their FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2778691688810654/
  14. The Harvest Moon is sailing toward us, arriving nonchalantly on Friday, 13th 2019 as if that’s a perfectly normal and acceptable thing to do. The nerve! But we are here for it, and you, with a cluster of Lunacy offerings to sweeten the season and ward off any unnecessarily hard luck. Here’s everything you’ll need! ++ A LITTLE LUNACY HARVEST MOON Harvest Moon is celebrated in almost every culture, and the bounty of the season is marked in a myriad of ways. Harvest Moon touches the Equinox, the festival of Janus, the culmination of Homowo, the “crying of the neck” in Cornwall, and the Women’s Festival of the Moon. This is a day that celebrates abundance and beauty, fertility and progress, and the light of this full moon blesses new undertakings and reunites lost loves. The Harvest Moon, by definition, is the Full Moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox, and thus, it shares some of that Sabbat’s characteristics. This Full Moon was thus named because it rises within half an hour of the sun’s setting, in the Northern Hemisphere, and at this time farmers are able to work longer into the night by the light of this Moon. As the year draws to a close, the Full Moon rises an average of fifty minutes later each night, with the exception of a few nights surrounding the Harvest Moon, which only rises 10-30 minutes later. This moon is also, to the human eye, the fullest and largest of the year’s Moons, hanging gloriously huge, yellow and low in the night sky, and many lunar illusions play tricks our eyes at this time. The Harvest ushers in many celebrations, including the Equinox and the Festival of Janus, God of Doors. Janus is the Roman Lord of Gateways, beginnings and endings, and transitions. Thus, the Harvest Moon is a time for blessing new ventures, the onset of new and progressive phases in one’s life, and rites of passage into adulthood. This time of year also marks one of the Festivals of Dionysus, Lord of Ecstasy and the Vine. This Harvest lunacy blend combines the autumnal scents of dry leaves, mulling spices, balsam fir, pine needles, cedar, juniper berry, clove, saffron, damson plum, white sage, yarrow, and lily twined with Dionysus’ sacred grapes and ivy, a bounty of apple, black fig, and pumpkin, and the amaranth and lingum aloes of Janus, all touched by a gentle breath of festival woodsmoke and sweet wine. (Don’t forget, you can also purchase Dan Santat’s Harvest Moon illustration as a tee shirt!) ++ DUETS A fresh batch of simple, two-note perfumes! 👯 LIME AND WHITE MUSK Startlingly invigorating! 👯 RED AMBER AND OUD Fierce, warm, and animalic. 👯 TUBEROSE AND MANGO Sweet and strangely sensual. 👯 BOURBON VANILLA AND YELLOW CARNATION An absurdly happy scent. 👯 RED ROSE AND TOBACCO ABSOLUTE A filthy, heady bouquet. ++ FRIDAY THE 13TH 13 13 is significant, whether you consider it lucky, unlucky or just plain odd. Many believe it to be unfortunate… …because there were 13 present at the Last Supper. …Loki crashed a party of 12 at Valhalla, which ended in Baldur’s death. …Oinomaos killed 13 of Hippodamia’s suitors before Pelops finally, in his own shady way, defeated the jealous king. …In ancient Rome, Hecate’s witches gathered in groups of 12, the Goddess herself being the 13th in the coven. Concern over the number thirteen echoes back beyond the Christian era. Line 13 was omitted form the Code of Hammurabi. The shivers over Friday the 13th also have some interesting origins: …Christ was allegedly crucified on Friday the 13th. …On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrests of Jaques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and sixty of his senior knights. …In British custom, hangings were held on Fridays, and there were 13 steps on the gallows leading to the noose. To combat the superstition, Robert Ingersoll and the Thirteen Club held thirteen-men dinners during the 19th Century. Successful? Hardly. The number still invokes trepidation to this day. A recent whimsical little serial killer study showed that the following murderers all have names that total thirteen letters: Theodore Bundy Jeffrey Dahmer Albert De Salvo John Wayne Gacy And, with a little stretch of the imagination, you can also fit “Jack the Ripper” and “Charles Manson” into that equation. More current-era paranoia: modern schoolchildren stop their memorization of the multiplication tables at 12. There were 13 Plutonium slugs in the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki. Apollo 13 wasn’t exactly the most successful space mission. All of these are things that modern triskaidekaphobes point to when justifying their fears. For some, 13 is an extremely fortuitous and auspicious number… …In Jewish tradition, God has 13 Attributes of Mercy. Also, there were 13 tribes of Israel, 13 principles of Jewish faith, and 13 is considered the age of maturity. …The ancient Egyptians believed that there were 12 stages of spiritual achievement in this lifetime, and a 13th beyond death. …The word for thirteen, in Chinese, sounds much like the word which means “must be alive”. Thirteen, whether you love it or loathe it, is a pretty cool number all around. …In some theories of relativity, there are 13 dimensions. …It is a prime number, lucky number, star number, Wilson Prime, and Fibonacci number. …There are 13 Archimedean solids. AND… …There were 13 original colonies when the United States were founded. Says a lot about the US, doesn’t it? This version of 13 is a departure from our usual theme for this ongoing project. So many of us are going through so much right now; it seems right to make an oil that contains 13 herbs, flowers, and resins of peace, tranquility, and grounding: lavender, litsea cubeba, sandalwood, ylang ylang, king mandarin, patchouli, blue tansy, Roman chamomile, bergamot, Oman frankincense, angelica, hops, and borage. ++ VIRGO SEASON VIRGO LOCKET The Zodiac lockets have returned! Exquisite, elegant, and exclusive to Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. These are heavy lockets, thick with silver, and are perfect for use as a perfume oil conduit. Dab your favorite Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab concoction onto muslin, velvet or cotton, and place the swatch inside the locket. Your body will warm the silver, and the locket will exude pure, unadulterated scent. The Zodiac lockets are hand cast 925 sterling silver that has been partially gold washed using a method popularized in the 19th century, and each is adorned with at least one stone corresponding to the sign the locket represents. Each locket’s bale sports one of the BPAL logos: the alchemical symbol for brimstone. Portions of the face of the lockets have been deliberately tarnished. They measure approximately 1.25″ in diameter. These lockets are heavy. They are not fragile, filigreed pieces; they are durable, extremely weighty with silver, and are suitable for your most adventurous airship excursions. These lockets are exclusive to Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and were created by and for Black Phoenix. They cannot be found anywhere else in all of Heaven and Earth. Each piece is hand cast. Our lockets come with a 24″ nickel-plated iron chain. The Zodiac lockets were designed by Alicia Dabney of Elements and Artifacts VIRGO SOCKS Created in the USA by the wonderful people at Sock Dreams for Black Phoenix, these socks are exclusive to Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! They’re made from 80% cotton, 15% nylon and 5% elastic! ...Also, PSST! Guess what? We’ve freshly restocked our REVENANT RHYTHM!
  15. We'll be returning for the Fall Los Angeles Oddities Flea Market, held on October 5th and 6th. How could we stay away? Here are their ticket links: VIP: https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/oddities-flea-market-exclusive-vip-presale-tickets-2 Sat G/A: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-oddities-flea-market-la-general-admission-12pm-tickets-65960588897 Sun G/A: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-oddities-flea-market-la-general-admission-12pm-tickets-65962745347