The scent of a pirate’s bumboat, overflowing with stolen wares: tea leaf, cassia, cinnamon bark, clove, allspice, sandalwood, tobacco, peppercorn, and nutmeg.
PERFUME OIL BLENDS
Presented in an amber apothecary vial.
sjladuca – November 5, 2016
This is the first fragrance I’ve purchased from BPAL. It’s very old-timey and spicy. I was hoping for more black peppercorn in it, but as it dries and mellows it smells pretty much how I was hoping. Sweet, spicy, and very warm. It’s definitely gender neutral, but as a man I find it’s quite a lot like what I wanted. This is one I wouldn’t wear year-round, but definitely for autumn and winter it’s perfect. It’s tastefully spicy, you might say. I expected the cinnamon to be overpowering but it’s genuinely not, once it dries the fragrance transforms into more spicy tobacco-tea leaf than cinnamon. My only complain is I was hoping for more peppercorn.
rahekman – September 6, 2016
My absolute favorite BPAL scent. Dark with spices but made slightly sweet with the addition of the tea scents – I get compliments on it every time I wear it. My only complaint is that it doesn’t last very long.
September – July 13, 2015
Sometimes the aroma is so weak I can’t even smell it on my neck. Other times, it is like the cowardly (and alcoholic) sibling of WRATH, another Black Phoenix Alchemy aroma. Like Wrath, this aroma focuses on hot spices, but unlike Wrath, there is a mild aroma of rum.
I do like the strong peppers and cinnamon and spices, but the rum turns me off, just like as in Wrath the feminine sweet smell that was unlisted yet added was a turn off.
woodenmango – June 1, 2014
Out of the vial it’s abit overwhelming and chaotic. It definitely makes me think of a spice cupboard or a chai tea with Cinnamon and nutmeg as the most prevalent scents. I am pleasantly surprised though as it dries on my skin. The sandalwood, tea leaf and maybe some of the tobacco come out more with the spices settling down. I would say its a gender neutral scent. I like it and will probably wear it again.
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“The Pretty Era”, France’s Golden Time: an age of beauty, innovation and peace in France that lasted from the 19th Century through the first World War and gave birth to the cabaret, the cancan, and the cinema as well as the Impressionist and Art Nouveau movements. Sweet opium, Lily of the Valley, vanilla, mandarin and red sandalwood.
One can even set up quite ridiculous cases. A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following diabolical device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): in a Geiger counter there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small that perhaps in the course of one hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none; if it happens, the counter tube discharges and through a relay releases a hammer which shatters a small flask of hydrocyanic acid. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has decayed. The first atomic decay would have poisoned it. The Psi function for the entire system would express this by having in it the living and the dead cat (pardon the expression) mixed or smeared out in equal parts. It is typical of these cases that an indeterminacy originally restricted to the atomic domain becomes transformed into macroscopic indeterminacy, which can then be resolved by direct observation. That prevents us from so naively accepting as valid a “blurred model” for representing reality. In itself it would not embody anything unclear or contradictory. There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks.
A paradoxical scent experiment! – tangerine, sugared lime, pink grapefruit, oakmoss, lavender, zdravetz, and chocolate peppermint.
No cats were mistreated during the formulation of this paradox, or in the process of creating this perfume.
In Irish folklore the Dana O’Shee are a fae, elven people that live in a realm of beauty, their nobility akin to our that own Age of Chivalry, eternally beautiful and eternally young. They surround themselves with the pleasures of the Arts, they live for the hunt, and to this day can be seen riding in procession through the Irish countryside at twilight, led by their King and Queen. However, the Dana O’Shee are not benevolent creatures, despite what their unearthly beauty may imply. They are vengeful and treacherous and possess a streak of mischievous malice, and many have whispered that their true home lies deep in the shadowed groves of the Realm of the Dead. Hearing even a single chord of their otherworldly music leaves one stunned and lost to the mortal realms for ever, finding themselves prey to the Dana O’Shee’s hunt or enslaved in their Court as servants or playthings.
Offerings of milk, honey and sweet grains were made to placate these creatures, and it is that the basis of the scent created in their name.
This haunting, exotic scent is named in honor of the shapeshifting demons from Hindu mythology. Sandalwood with rose and patchouli.