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  1. Kickstarter alert! Including a scent that it’s impossible to acquire any other way. THE DEVIL AND CIRCE “A flutter of leathery wings envelop a gossamer swirl of pomegranate chypre, smoky aged patchouli, pink carnation, rose cognac, ivory-white sandalwood, lilac incense, and clove.”
  2. We've done it again! And by "it," I mean contributed to Sphere + Sundry's war chest of ceremonial implements, with a new oil called DIADEM OF MYRIAD RAYS. Available in very limited quantities, only from S+S! https://sphereandsundry.com/offerings/diadem-of-myriad-rays Helios puts on his diadem of myriad rays and the corselet woven of twelve stars and bound by the belt which athwart the rain-clouds shows for men its many hued bow. – Valerius Flaccus This is an oil of triumph, renewal, and victory. It is a scent radiating with power and life-affirming heat, and its function is to grant success, bestow glory, and lend protection from all that creeps in the shadows. It is an oil that rejoices in the vibrant power of the sun and the joy and pleasure of life itself. This oil can be used in rites to honor Helios and Phoibos Apollon, in Solar rites, or as a perfumed oil to invoke the qualities of this oil in your body, mind, and spirit. Organic blood orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis), bourbon geranium essential oil (Pelargonium x graveolens), organic Italian bergamot essential oil (Citrus aurantium subsp. Bergamia), wild bergamot petals from the TAL garden (Monarda fistulosa), King mandarin essential oil (Citrus reticulata), mimosa olessence (Acacia decurrens), frankincense essential oil and tears (Boswellia carteri and Boswellia sacra), dragon’s blood resin (Daemonorops draco), cinnamon essential oil and bark (Cinnamomum verum), ginger essential oil and root (Zingiber officinale), bay laurel essential oil and bay leaves from the TAL garden (Laurus nobilis), calendula flowers from the TAL garden (Calendula officinalis), cistus essential oil (Cistus ladaniferus), and cassia (Cinnamomum burmanni). PLEASE NOTE: This oil is vegan. Use caution when using this oil, as it contains cinnamon and cassia.
  3. This is the very definition of a small-batch fragrance. Stock will be extremely limited, and when it’s gone it’s gone! Available exclusively from bloodmilk this Friday. Via @bloodmilk on Instagram: 🐚Sea of Grief🐚 In addition to our new mourning strand collection launching this Friday, 3/26, at 3pm EST in our corner of the 🕸 { see previous post }, we’ll also be offering a limited edition of ‘Sea of Grief’, a special perfume oil made by BPALas part of their sister branch, Twilight Alchemy Lab. I asked Beth for a ‘grief balm ‘ and she made a gorgeous oil that can be used in various ways in your personal practices aside from as a perfume. As per Beth: • I have a right to feel my throat choke about this. You take your grief and I mine—see? A balm for the soul, this is an oil that assists in healing the acute lacerations of sorrow and loss that both cut and calcify our hearts. Angelica essential oil and root, carrot seed oil, lavender essential oil and bud, Roman chamomile essential oil and chamomile harvested from the BPAL garden, vetiver root and oil, neroli essential oil, organic Italian bergamot essential oil, and white vegetal musk. Ritually crafted one full lunation. This oil contains solid plant materia.
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    Clove Cigarette Perfume RESTOCK

    It's happening again! Our devilishly accurate CLOVE CIGARETTE perfume blend is currently available for pre-order, exclusively via Thorns Clothing. https://www.thornsclothing.com/collections/frontpage/products/thorns-x-black-phoenix-alchemy-lab-clove-cigarette-perfume-oil-1
  5. The headline pretty much says it all! Just passing this along from Brian. https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/lilith-2020/
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    Lupercalia 20201, Baby!

    Brian: "It's live. I expect lots of issues." BUT WE DID IT! It's here. And the Lunacy along with it! https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/lupercalia-2021/ https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/shunga-2021/ https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/february-2021/ If this collection was a rare flower, it would be called Lupercalia Dystopia.
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    The Wish

    I keep reaching for this one, months onward, which continues to shock me because there were others in Ars Inspiratio which were MUCH more interesting to me on paper. But when it's right it's right... right? In the bottle: It stings a little! Frankincense, oudh, labdanum are right there, which meant that it struck me as a touch medicinal in an Old World way, but inviting and intriguing nevertheless. Wet on the skin: Right away this is where the fruit notes and oudh start singing in a kind of high-pitched harmony, commanding my full attention. The tartness is what grabbed me here, tempering the sweetness and highlighting the overall wicked playfulness of the blend, doing sinister, wayward things to the musk. The osmanthus and hint of vanilla round it out and keep the whole thing fairly sophisticated. The sly smile of the figure on the label is the perfect advertisement for this scent: there are darker stirrings rising up from underneath, in the form of the patch and the datura accord, which suggest hidden depths of complete amorality. It's feminine, but edgy -- surely no pushover, this gal. Dry: This palette basically sticks with me, holding relatively stable throughout the whole drydown. It does get a bit softer, until the very end all that's left is this kind of pouting sigh of candied oudh. It's a wonderfully mysterious scent that is truly worthy of the artwork and suggestive of the art of divination itself.
  8. AwoooOOOOOoooo, last call for our WOLF MOON Tee Shirt pre-orders, which will close after today. https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/apparel/t-shirts/wolf-moon-2021-tee/ Also leaving the site after today: FALLING LEAVES MOON (perfume blend only!) BLUE MOON BLAUER MOND LUNA AZUL LÁN YUÈLIÀNG ROSE-TINTED MIRROR by Twilight Alchemy Lab And the following Menage products: 🥉 HIMALAYAN WHITE TEA, LEMON PEEL, AND GRASS 🥉 PAPYRUS, CARDAMOM, AND BALSAM 🥉 CEYLON CINNAMON, MYRRH, AND CACAO 🥉 RED MANDARIN, FRENCH LAVENDER, AND JUNIPER 🥉 LEATHER, INDIGO INCENSE, AND RED AMBER When they're gone, they're gone! Gotta make room on the warehouse shelves for all kinds of new treats...
  9. In the past, our February events were an opportunity to host a tampon & pad drive benefiting those in our community who don’t have access to these crucial products. This year, since we can’t gather, we’re simply asking folks to donate to Drive-By Do-Gooders directly: https://www.drivebydogooders.org/ Your V-Day gift of $5 or more (why not set up a recurring donation?) will be devoted to these hygiene products, which remain among the most oft-requested items, as well as warm socks to help those living outdoors fend off the winter chill. DBDG is a local grassroots nonprofit organization that ferries clean water, emergency food supplies, tarps, donated clothing, and other stuff to those living at the margins of Skid Row’s resource supply chain. For more info, or to make your donation, please visit https://drivebydogooders.org.
  10. New Kickstarter alert! The scent DIG was created to accompany this 1909 literacy poster reproduced by Century Guild: "Apple peel, black tea, polished oak, a billow of white linen, and a teetering pile of leatherbound books."
  11. You know we hate to shake things up, but thanks to the way the pandemic is still pandemicking, we need to adjust course on our order-combining policy, effective immediately. We work with customers to combine multiple orders whenever possible, to save them the extra shipping fee(s), though we can't guarantee we'll be able to do so in every instance. Going forward, we will no longer issue refunds for these additional shipping fees: instead, if your orders are combined, you will be issued store credit for the additional shipping charge. The practice of issuing cash refunds requires additional labor which is simply beyond our means at the moment, and we also incur additional expense in the form of processing fees. In the past this has seemed like a small price to pay in service to our customers, especially since we're constantly releasing new products and we don't want to penalize the folks who do the most shopping. We hope the new store credit policy will adequately address that need — and we know it will free things up on the production end, improving our turnaround time on processing orders and Customer Service requests. If you have any questions about how the new policy will be implemented, we will do our best to answer. Thanks very much for rolling with the punches as the Lab continues playing Whack-A-Mole with Covid-imposed issues!
  12. The Wolf Moon has gotten us hungry for MORE PERFUMES, so more thar be. In addition to our usual monthly Lunacy offerings, we've also whipped up a special batch of sea shanty-inspired scents, celebrating the wedding anniversary of our dear founders in high piratical style. ☠️ https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/january-2021/ Here's a recap of everything the drop contains: WOLF MOON "A fable in scent: bone-white sandalwood aged with beeswax and balsam, crushed grass and juniper berries, ambrette seed, and lupine musk." Label and tee design by Drew Rausch! ++ TWILIGHT ALCHEMY LAB CRUISING THROUGH BEDLAM "An oil for tricksters, an oil for gamblers, an oil of survival. It is an oil for David, not Goliath; Cruising Through Bedlam contains mace, nutmeg, cloves, mastic, lemongrass, wild bergamot, dill, caraway, peppermint, star anise, and coffee bean." ++ DUETS Simple, two-note perfumes 👯 MANDARIN AND OSMANTHUS 👯 PINK ROSES AND PINK PEPPERCORN 👯 COFFEE BEAN AND CARAMEL 👯 TOBACCO AND PINE NEEDLE 👯 BLACKCURRANT AND VETIVER 👯 STRAWBERRIES AND HONEYCOMB ++ FIRE DOWN BELOW Surely, the Sea Shanty (Chanty, Chantey) Renaissance is a sign of brighter times ahead! Happy (belated!) 13th Anniversary. https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/limited-edition/fire-down-below/ ☠️ A HUNDRED YEARS AGO ☠️ A-ROVIN’ ☠️ ASLEEP IN THE DEEP ☠️ BONEY WAS A WARRIOR ☠️ GOOD SHIP VENUS ☠️ HANGING JOHNNY ☠️ HAUL ON THE BOWLINE ☠️ LEAVE HER, JOHNNY ☠️ ROLL THE OLD CHARIOT ☠️ ROW BULLIES ROW ☠️ THE WELLERMAN
  13. These won't last long! Just letting you know about this limited run of products from Sphere + Sundry, for which Elizabeth has created the following three magickal oil blends. You may read all about them here: https://sphereandsundry.com/product-category/series/empress/ Queen of the Honeyed Heart Fruitful Mother of Thousands Daughter of Heaven and Earth
  14. Most of you know the Lab has been having fun making Spotify playlists. We'd like to make one made up entirely from fan contributions! Here's how it will work. In this topic, please reply with a song that reminds you of a favorite BPAL perfume. It could be literal, as in same name/title, or suggested by the lyrics, or purely evocative of a mood or aesthetic. Only one entry per person, please! Also, if you try to edit or change your answer, we will probably screw it up. The song must actually be available on Spotify! Most things are, but not everything is. PLEASE include the song title and artist in your response, for easy searching. If two or more people end up suggesting the same song, it will only show up once. That's fine, your inclusion ended up being represented! There's no special consideration for having peed on it first. There are no right answers! As a result, the playlist might end up being a frightening cacophony, but it will be OUR frightening cacophony, hammered into shape by DJ Galen. Technically we can add more songs to any playlist as time goes on, but I'm going to cap it at responses submitted by the end of the week, FRIDAY JAN. 29TH, so that we're not constantly having to check and update. No worries if you miss out, we can always make another one soon! Is all of this clear? You're welcome to write me with questions. Thanks very much for playing along!
  15. Haute Macabre lovers take note, this serves as a restock announcement AND a review. There are several ways to pronounce "cassis," and we nailed none of them! Join labbies Tom and Galen on a voyage into the tenebrous recesses of Haute Macabre's latest BPAL collaboration, IN THE SHADOW ROOM, which has been freshly restocked as of this posting. https://haute-macabre.myshopify.com/collections/black-phoenix-alchemy-lab/products/in-the-shadow-room-by-black-phoenix-alchemy-lab Also reviewed here: AEVUM, a bonus imp currently being included (while supplies last) in all HM orders over $35! IN THE SHADOW ROOM "Inky black pomegranate, blackcurrant, cassis, red sandalwood, ambrette seed and fossilized amber, pink peppercorn, and guiaicwood." AEVUM "13-year aged patchouli, incense smoke, burgundy tar oudh, teakwood, scorched driftwood, and clove."
  17. Hello all! We've created a rare perfume blend for the Century Guild to offer as a reward for supporting their new Kickstarter for the book MALEVOLENT VISIONS. Look for it in the tiers on the righthand column! The scent: "Blood orchid, ylang ylang, bourbon vanilla absolute, rose cream, frankincense, pink pepper, clove, and opium tar accord." At the $99 tier, you also get a second scent, WITHERING HEIGHTS: "Red musk streaked with black musk seed, leather accord, black diamond shards of gleaming labdanum, and cherry wood." Only available this once... ao
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    LONG NIGHT MOON Lunacy is Live!

    Thanks for waiting patiently for our Lunacy release while we busied ourselves with surviving both the holidays AND the death rattle of 2020. We're officially ready to go all night long with you, via LONG NIGHT MOON and its coterie of attendant Lunacy perfume blends! https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/December-2020/ LONG NIGHT MOON "The nights are at their longest, the sky is at its darkest. The air is still with reflective silence. A bouquet of night-blooming flowers, petals dusted with frost. Cereus, orris butter, moonflower accord, night phlox, honeysuckle, jonquil, silver thyme, white mint, and blue musk. Here’s hoping that as of January 20, 2021 our long night is finally over." This label artwork also available as a tee shirt design! This month's Ménage à Trois blends: 🥉 TONKA BEAN, BLACK TEA, AND VETIVER 🥉 BLACK AMBER, OAKMOSS, AND TEREBINTH 🥉 CYPRESS, EUCALYPTUS, AND BIRCH TAR 🥉BEESWAX, AMBER, AND STAR JASMINE 🥉 WILD FIG, BLACKCURRANT, AND NEROLI And from Twilight Alchemy Lab: SOFT REBOOT A purifying blend crafted to help you release old patterns, sever problematic connections, and clear your cache of unwanted and corrupted data. Delete all the apps that no longer serve you: copal, white sandalwood, sage, frankincense, elemi, lavender, palo santo, salt, and nutmeg.
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    Last Call for Trump Scents!

    Time to turn over a new leaf! As of Inauguration Day, we will be pulling all of the Trump-related Activism scents from our site. This category of perfumes raising funds for worthy causes will continue to grow, but in the meantime we want to be left with as few direct reminders of this evil, bungling madman as possible. https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/activism/ Below is the full list. 🤡 Alternative Facts 🤡 Fake News 🤡 Impeachment 🤡 National Emergy 🤡 Sustained Boos 🤡 Being Like, Really Smart 🤡 Covfefe 🤡 I Want Nothing 🤡 No One is Above the Law 🤡 Sinkhole 🤡 Very Stable Genius Truly a series of fascinating items for collectors! The era of American politics when gothic perfumers took on the role of insult comic, using a President’s own words (or in some cases, “words”) against him as a way to funnel proceeds directly to orgs that stood a chance of countering his cruel policies. And as an added bonus, most of them smell terrific! Thank you so much to helping us with these efforts, including sharing our posts about them. Many thousands were donated over the past four years, and it has forever transformed our view of what we can accomplish as scrappy, angry, freedom-loving weirdos. We promise to carry that forward into future fights.
  20. The time has come to say goodbye to our licensed HELLBOY (2019) products! Our license is ending, and as of 1/1/2021 we will no longer be offering them on our site. That includes HELLBEARD, one of the Lab's most popular beard oil blends! Just a note in case you want to include any of these products with your Winter 2020 orders. https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/collaborations/hellboy-the-movie/ Our original HELLBOY scents, licensed through the comic, will remain for the foreseeable future.
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    WINTER 2020 ❄️ New Perfumes

    Late to our own party, as usual! But we have arrived right ahead of 2020's darkest day to offer these new perfume blends to carry you through many a season: https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/winter-2020/ ❄️ WINTER 2020 General Catalog ❄️ GINGERBREAD MONSTERS - A horrifying treat, featuring art by Drew Rausch! ❄️ WINTER DUETS - Seasonal scent notes artfully entwined together ❄️ LUX BRUMALIS - Perfumes inspired by painted winter scenes
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    Preview of Winter 2020 Scents!

    We aim to release our Winter 2020 perfume collection this weekend! In the meantime, me n' Galen are here with a preview of coming attractions: GINGERBREAD MONSTERS, a series of scents (featuring label art by Drew Rausch!) that deliciously bridge the gap between the Halloween and Yule seasons. Coming soon, to a fireplace near you! We'll update again when we have a link to the whoooole damned thing. Discussed in this video: 🥛 GHOST MILK "Goat’s milk, marshmallow fluff, vanilla cashmere, honey dust, and white chocolate." 🥛 GINGERBREAD INVISIBLE MAN "Champagne-soaked gingerbread, candied ginger, lemon, and white sugar." 🥛 GINGERBREAD MUMMY "Gingerbread wrapped in bourbon vanilla, white sandalwood, and marshmallow butter." 🥛 GINGERBREAD VAMPIRE "Gingerbread, dark chocolate, cinnamon, and star anise." 🥛 GINGERBREAD WITCH "Gingerbread, pumpkin pulp, Arkansas black apple pulp, rosemary, and lemon peel." 🥛 GINGERBREAD WOLFMAN "Gingerbread, honey, molasses, pulverized chestnut, powdered sugar, nutmeg, and hazelnut." 🥛 GINGERBREAD ZOMBIE "Gingerbread, vanilla bean, peppermint, and milk chocolate chips."
  23. Just thought you should know our license for the Hellboy 2019 film collection is expiring and won't be renewed. These products will probably vanish from the site sometime in January! So if there's anything you want to try (or secure backups of) you might want to work that into any orders between now and then. https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/collaborations/hellboy-the-movie/
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    ❄️ COLD MOON Lunacy ❄️

    We figured it would be VERY grinchy of us to wait and release the new Lunacy perfumes after the clock had run out on those Black Friday weekend gift imps. So! Here you'll find a chocolatey COLD MOON blend – "a frozen chocolate confection" – as well as a Twilight Alchemy Lab charm and the following Ménage à trois scent combinations. Don't forget, the Lunacy artwork by Dan Santat is also available as a tee shirt! https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/november-2020 🥉BLACK CURRANT, PATCHOULI, AND GRAPEFRUIT 🥉ORRIS ROOT, CARNATION, AND TOBACCO 🥉PINK PEPPER, ORANGE BLOSSOM, AND LEMON PEEL 🥉TEAKWOOD, MOSS, AND SALT 🥉BEESWAX, CEDARWOOD, AND BOURBON VANILLA
  25. We may be unpredictable, but we can be relied upon to release new fancies every Friday the 13th! In today’s drop: ✔️ The latest iteration of 13, our classic perfume-as-luck-charm which is only available through next Tuesday. ✔️ A lovely new brew called FOUR SEASONS ALCHEMY LAB. We’re easy enough to find: on the edge of town, located between the alehouse and the plague pit. Art by Drew Rausch. ✔️ A new category of fundraiser scents to help turn the tide in Georgia’s runoff elections. Proceeds from the GEORGIA ON MY MIND scents go to Fair Fight and Black Voters Matter. Art for these perfumes has been generously donated by Tanya Bjork. Enjoy, and good luck out there! 🍀