Sweets to the Sweet Perfume Oil $30.00

Sweets to the Sweet Perfume Oil


One sight did catch her attention however. Scrawled on the paving stones she was walking over—and all but erased by rain and the passage of feet—the same phrase she'd seen in the bedroom of number 14: “Sweets to the sweet.” The words were so benign; why did she seem to sense menace in them? Was it in their excess, perhaps, in the sheer overabundance of sugar upon sugar, honey upon honey?

Sugar upon sugar, honey upon honey: white cane sugar and honey absolute.

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The ForbiddenBlack Phoenix Alchemy Lab is thrilled to present our collection of scents dedicated Clive Barker’s body of work. The first fragrances in the series are inspired by a tale from Volume Five of the Books of Blood: the Forbidden.

It is a tremendous honor to work with Clive Barker, and we are eternally grateful to Clive Barker and Mark Miller for making this project possible!


A visionary, fantasist, poet and painter, Clive Barker has expanded the reaches of human imagination as a novelist, director, screenwriter and dramatist. An inveterate seeker who traverses between myriad styles with ease, Barker has left his indelible artistic mark on a range of projects that reflect his creative grasp of contemporary media — from familiar literary terrain to the progressive vision of his Seraphim production company. His 1998 “Gods and Monsters,” which he executive produced, garnered three Academy Award nominations and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. The following year, Barker joined the ranks of such illustrious authors as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Annie Dillard and Aldous Huxley when his collection of literary works was inducted into the Perennial line at HarperCollins, who then published The Essential Clive Barker, a 700-page anthology with an introduction by Armistead Maupin.

Barker began his odyssey in the London theatre, scripting original plays for his group The Dog Company, including “The History of the Devil,” “Frankenstein in Love” and “Crazyface.”. Soon, Barker began publishing his The Books of Blood short fiction collections; but it was his debut novel, The Damnation Game that widened his already growing international audience.

Barker shifted gears in 1987 when he directed “Hellraiser,” based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, which became a veritable cult classic spawning a slew of sequels, several lines of comic books, and an array of merchandising. In 1990, he adapted and directed “Nightbreed” from his short story Cabal. Two years later, Barker executive produced the housing-project story “Candyman,” as well as the 1995 sequel, “Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh.” Also that year, he directed Scott Bakula and Famke Janssen in the noir-esque detective tale, “Lord of Illusions.

Clive Barker

Barker’s literary works include such best-selling fantasies as WeaveworldImajica, and Everville, the children’s novel The Thief of AlwaysSacramentGalilee and Coldheart Canyon. The first of his quintet of children’s books, Abarat, was published in October 2002 to resounding critical acclaim, followed by Abarat II: Days of Magic, Nights of War and Arabat III: Absolute Midnight; Barker is currently completing the fourth in the series. As an artist, Barker frequently turns to the canvas to fuel his imagination with hugely successful exhibitions across America. His neo-expressionist paintings have been showcased in two large format books, Clive Barker, Illustrator, volumes I & II.

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  1. c.sausa0526

    So intoxicatingly sweet, this is probably one of my favorite scents, (and most of BPAL’s scents inspire similar feelings, so that is saying something). As a fan of vanilla and/or honey-based scents, I purchased this thinking I would love it and I did.

    In the bottle, it does smell like candy (sort of like Lemonheads or really sweet Lemonade) but on my skin, it smelled like a combination of lemonade, vanilla, and sugar. The honey scent came out later as it mellowed. On me, it had pretty good staying power which was an added bonus!

  2. hammett_vanessa

    I got this as a frimp when I ordered a BPAL hair gloss from Haute Macabre. It’s very lemony at first, like a Lemonhead or a frosted lemon cookie. Then it dries down very quickly into the exact scent of my grandmother’s dining room table when she rolled her cigarettes. I was so astonished the first time I smelled it that I stood there like a fool in the middle of the room sniffing my wrist for at least three minutes! My grandmother has been dead for over nine years, so it definitely brought back memories. I don’t think I’ll wear it as a regular perfume, but I will keep it around to remember now and then.

  3. thrawnfreak

    Got this as a frimp when I went to DragonCon. And it is lovely! In the bottle it’s a very warm, heavily vanilla based scent; on my skin, it’s pretty much the same with sugar undertones. I plan to buy the full size in the future-maybe for the holidays because it makes me think of a Christmas scent.

  4. shibabechara

    This is one of my favorite scents ever! It smells really lemony-sweet in the bottle, and it retains that scent on my skin when it’s wet.

    But when it dries?

    Oh man, it turns into this fluffy, smooth honey scent. I can only best describe it as warm, milky sugared-milk and it’s delicious! Will be purchasing my second bottle soon.

  5. protoomega

    Initially, this smells like sparkling liquid Lemonheads candy. Mind you, that isn’t a bad thing!

    As it warms up and dries on my skin, it splits and morphs into a deep, honey smell. However, while I enjoy this phase, I enjoy the initial phase more. Honey just doesn’t always play well with my nose.

    Overall, if you like lemon scents and/or honey and amber scents I would recommend at least seeing if you could get an imp of this.

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