April 2024

  • cosmic critters

    Cosmic Critters Perfume Oil

    Wild fig, buttercream honey, bourbon cream sweetened with a bit of condensed milk, and warm, snuggly russet patchouli.


    Proceeds from the sale of each bottle will benefit Cuddly, who assists rescue organizations and animal-focused non-profits.


    Imps for Cosmic Critters were circulated by BPAL’s own Chrissy Lynn (Vex) at Neotropolis !

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  • CYNOCEPHALIC FOOL WITH BLADDER STICK GIVING JESUS A HARD TIME

    Cynocephalic Fool with Bladder Stick Giving Jesus a Hard Time Perfume Oil

    Bute Master

    D is for Dog-Face: a Medieval marzipan suffused with frankincense smoke and splashed by sacramental wine.

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  • DIE WUNDERBLUME

    Die Wunderblume Perfume Oil

    Alexander Rothaug
    Thick blankets of moss embracing river-smoothed stones, a cascade of shimmering amber, and heady white petals.

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  • Euer Narren lache ich allen, denn nur ihre Kolben tun gefallen

    Euer Narren lache ich allen, denn nur ihre Kolben tun gefallen Perfume Oil

    Heinrich Vogtherr the Younger

    The scent of denial, of looking the other way, of tolerating the intolerable: white peppercorn peering slyly through green tangerine, mandarin, mimosa, and red lotus root.

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  • feast of fools

    Feast of Fools Perfume Oil

    Frans Floris the Elder

    Control your own fate? You can’t even control your fête! A rollicking scent that upturns hierarchies and flies in the face of conventions: cacophonous red poppy, sweet almond cream, wildflower honey, molasses, gingerbread, scarlet jasmine, red amber, lemon peel, Spanish moss, and black musk.

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  • FEST DER BOGENSCHÜTZEN

    Fest der Bogenschützen Perfume Oil

    Master of Frankfurt

    A meeting of the mindless: trampled grass, crushed apples, and a flash of red currant motley.

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  • hamlet et les fossoyeurs

    Hamlet et les Fossoyeurs Perfume Oil

    Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret

    Enter two Clowns, with spades, &c: dried rose petals scattered among funeral cypresses, a splash of sly tonka fougere, tobacco absolute, and charred white sandalwood skulls.

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  • hexennacht

    Hexennacht 2024 Perfume Oil

    A Walpurgisnacht delight since 2005! The Night of the Witches. In the Teutonic calendar, April 30, not October 31, was the night that the witches congregated to celebrate their Work through ecstatic dance, wild music and revelry. The witches fêted with spirits, fairies, and a bevy of otherworldly creatures atop Brockenberg peak in the Harz region of Germany, where they lit an enormous bonfire and cavorted naked until midnight… at which point they donned their robes, boarded their brooms, flying rams and sacred goats, scooped up their cat familiars, and sped off into the night. In later days, it was believed that on this night the witches conjured the devil, who would then select one of them for his bride. This perfume is the scent of the witches’ revel: German fir and forest herbs, incense and bonfire smoke, and the wet, glimmering scent of skin warmed by dance.

     

    Art: Alexander Liezen Mayer

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  • L’aurore

    L’aurore Perfume Oil

    Adolphe-Alexandre Lesrel
    A softly glowing floral aldehyde streaked with somnolent lavender, ambrette, purple rose, vanilla bean, pink cognac, violet leaf, woad, muguet, black currant bud, and sheer musk.

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  • lovers among lilacs

    Lovers Among Lilacs Perfume Oil

    Marc Chagall
    Soft, sweet bourbon vanilla and sensuous benzoin nestled in a haven of lilac blooms.

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  • MEDIEVAL FOOL BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL

    Medieval Fool Breaking the Fourth Wall Perfume Oil

    Bute Master

    Addressing you directly, dear reader, with this important message: NYAHHHH!! Cheeky blackcurrant against a backdrop of scorched goat’s milk, festooned with ribbons of scarlet musk, dried plum, and sweet rose-infused amber.

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  • MONDEKEN TOE

    Mondeken Toe Perfume Oil

    Quentin Metsys

    Harpocrates would never. Peru balsam, dusty leather accord, jingling brazen amber, oakmoss, crushed mint, teakwood, and a coxcomb curl of red musk.

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  • pink moon

    Pink Moon 2024 Perfume Oil

    While previous incarnations of our Pink Moon have been a celebration of the first blooms of spring, this year’s scent is a strawberry smackdown: sugar-swirled strawberry milk with frothed marshmallow cream.

    Art by Drew Rausch!

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  • pink moon

    Pink Moon Sticker

    A 3” x 3” high-quality die-cut vinyl sticker for sticking on all stickable things.

    Art by Drew Rausch!

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  • marshmallow and candyfloss
  • Pomegranate and Merlot
  • Sugar Crystals and Mandarin
  • Wild Strawberries and Patchouli
  • Ylang Ylang and White Musk
  • Stańczyk

    Stańczyk Perfume Oil

    An icon of Poland’s history and culture, Stańczyk was King Sigismund I the Old’s court jester at the height of the Rebirth and his wit, intelligence, and eloquence is venerated to this day. His fame and influence – and the mysteries surrounding his life – are such that some consider him a myth. Jan Matejko’s depiction of Stańczyk is lush and shadowed, rife with despair and ill-omen, and so is our perfume: scarlet silk, spiced rose petals, well-worn red leather, Oman frankincense, labdanum, dried cherries, and blackberry wine.

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  • swarmageddon

    Swarmageddon Perfume Oil

    The cry of the cicada

    Gives us no sign

    That presently they will die

    – Matsuo Bashō, translated by William George Aston

     

    This year, the forests of the eastern United States will be abuzz (pun intended) with the concurrent emergence of two separate broods, the 17-year-old Brood XIII and 13-year-old Brood XIX. A cicada extravaganza like this one hasn’t been seen since 1803!

     

    A scent fit for a Swarmageddon: soft, dark soil, black pepper, tonka bean, decaying leaves, licorice root, ambrette seed, sweet vetiver, bourbon vanilla, oakmoss, brown labdanum, elm bark, vegetable leather, clary sage, 13-year aged patchouli, 17-year aged patchouli, and two bright red specs of dragon’s blood resin.

     

    Art: Kingfisher, Cicada, and Willow Tree, Qing Dynasty, China

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  • acrobats

    The Acrobats Perfume Oil

    Gustave Doré

    Ignorance isn’t always bliss: dried apricot, russet amber, blackened tea leaf, wild fig, and rum oud.

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  • The Extraction of the Stone of Madness

    The Extraction of the Stone of Madness Perfume Oil

    Hieronymus Bosch

    Not a cell phone in sight. Just people living in the moment. A strangely serene scent: French lavender bud, woodmoss, cypress, amyris, white cedar, labdanum, and bergamot.

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  • THE NAIADS’ HOUR

    The Naiads’ Hour Perfume Oil

    Norman Lindsay
    Pearlescent ambergris and salt musk, white bergamot, elemi, white lemon peel, champaca, and seafoam.

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  • The Truth Lies in Old Books

    The Truth Lies in Old Books Perfume Oil

    Marian Wawrzeniecki
    Cracked leather binding and aged, yellowing, blood-soaked paper, clove bud, green silk, sandalwood incense, agarwood, black sesame, and thorns.

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  • touchstone the jester

    Touchstone, the Jester Perfume Oil

    John William Waterhouse

    The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly: fig milk, white cedar, white pear, vanilla cream, bourbon sandalwood, clove, honey cake, and sweet musk.

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