4.09 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

Envelop yourself in the soft, sensual embrace of gentle sandalwood warmed by cocoa vanilla and a veil of deep myrrh.

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Bewitching Brews

17.50 per 5ml bottle.
Presented in an amber apothecary vial.





11 reviews for Velvet

  1. 4 out of 5


    This smells like an aged paperback book and chocolate. It’s very warm and comforting, not sweet. It’s not something I would have chosen for myself, so I’m happy to have received a sample and will possibly buy a bottle of this in the future.

  2. 3 out of 5


    I am not totally sold on this one. The sandalwood and cocoa are very strong, but I do not detect the vanilla, which I think would really make this great to me. Maybe it just needs to age, as the sandalwood and cocoa seem rather sharp and bitter in my imp.

  3. 5 out of 5


    I received “Velvet” as one of the Imp Ears, with two full sized Black Phoenix Alchemy lab perfume oil’s, I was gifted, this Christmas. And, i absolutely love it! In the little vial, freshly applied on my skin, and dried down; “Velvet” smells ecactly like, a fleshly cut piece of red velvet cake. It’s a delicious, Gourmand scent. That, I’m happy to now have in my perfume oil collection.

  4. 4 out of 5


    Chocolate cake. So much chocolate cake.

  5. 4 out of 5


    This needed a couple weeks to settle for me. Now it is the perfect no scent scent The dry down smells of warm skin. Its soft, cozy, interesting- Velvet.

  6. 5 out of 5


    SEX. In a bottle.

  7. 4 out of 5


    In the imp: I get all of the notes in the imp! The dusty quality of the sandalwood and the deliciousness of the cocoa vanilla are the most prominent, and the blend is deepened by the myrrh note.

    Wet: The cocoa note reigns at first, but I’m getting more of the resins the longer the scent sits on my skin. The vanilla note sweetens the blend, preventing it from being a really dry and dusty chocolate and resin combination (which was my experience with Gelt). As the vanilla sweetens the scent, and the sandalwood emerges more, I’m somewhat reminded of Kit from the OLLA line.

    Dry: Yes, this is very Kit-like now, as the cocoa note hides in the background. The myrrh note becomes stronger over time, making the blend drier, but it gives off the impression of a velvet tapestry hanging in an old library (with some cocoa powder is sitting open on a nearby table because someone is about to make hot chocolate, of course).

    Verdict: I like this! I don’t feel the need to upgrade this one to a bottle (since I already have lots of chocolate scents and two bottles of Kit), but it’s really nice.

  8. 5 out of 5


    This is my absolute favorite BPAL scent! Most of the time when I wear sweet smells, they get cloying and smell mostly gross. This starts off with a lovely cocoa/vanilla powdered sugar smell, and settles to a soft sophisticated sandalwood/myrrh softened by cocoa-vanilla. It’s slightly sweet, but not cloying, as well as slightly warm and mysterious. Wonderful!

  9. 5 out of 5


    I love a lot of BPAL fragrances, but Velvet is *my* signature scent. When it first goes on, the cocoa is quite prevalent, but with a spicy whisper of myrrh that brightens the darker notes beautifully. Once it dries, the sandalwood takes centre stage, but maintains a soft kiss from the earlier cocoa vanilla. It might not react well with other people’s body chemistry, but on me? This is absolute poetry.
    It’s dark, sensual, mysterious, and regal. I couldn’t possibly love this scent more, and if it’s ever, EVER discontinued, I will buy the entire stock just to ensure that I have enough to last me FOREVER.

  10. 3 out of 5


    I do so well with myrrh, sandalwood and vanilla blends, but the cocoa in this threw the lot off and turned it a bit fuzzy. Though appropriate to the name, it didn’t sit very well on my skin. I gave it to a friend who appreciates chocolate scents and hope it works well on her.

  11. 3 out of 5


    Velvet started off smelling like chocolate cake on my skin but after about ten minutes all that chocolatey goodness was gone. It morphed into a really elegant powerful scent, the kind you would not wear during the day but would definitely want to wear to a dinner party or night on the town.

    Then it morphed again and was less sexy and started to smell like something a grandma would wear. I’ve tried this on two separate days and it did the same thing both times. I am sad that it doesn’t work on me, but it could be worth trying because I can see it smelling amazing on the right person.

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