The Waltz $30.00
The Waltz

The Waltz

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The Waltz – Not a complicated dance, really – The lady takes her place slightly to the left of the leading gentleman. Six basic steps – that is all.

However – It is said that the true test of a perfect waltz is for it to be so swift, delicate and so smooth, that a candle flame will not be extinguished in the hand of the lead dancer… Now that requires the perfect partner.

So swift, so delicate, so smooth: champagne musk, ambergris accord, white rose, rosewood, and vanilla amber.

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Perfume oil blends, $30.00 per 5ml bottle. Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial. Because of the nature of this project, imps are unavailable. 

400 bottles of each scent will be crafted.

Crimson Peak Perfume Main ImageGhosts are real, that much I know.
I’ve seen them all my life…

In a groundbreaking departure from past film tributes, Black Phoenix Alchemy presents a series of scents, jewelry, and more inspired by Guillermo Del Toro’s sumptuous gothic romance CRIMSON PEAK.

As audiences are already discovering, CRIMSON PEAK is more than mere ghost story or cinematic spectacle: it is a director’s love letter to the dark tales which formed his childhood sense of wonder, nudging him toward becoming the visionary artist he is today. For contemporary viewers this serves as a gateway to an entire form of storytelling — one which may seem as outdated as whalebone or laudanum, but retains its power to shock, arouse, and illuminate.

Perhaps it’s fitting that in the 21st century, the gothic romance genre has itself become a wandering ghost — one which, not unlike the film’s heroine Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), certain among us can still hear, see, and even smell. What is it so desperately trying to tell us?

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Set in the late Victorian era, Del Toro’s film explores the terrible power of doomed relationships, of love struggling to bloom in a world fraught with death and suffering. Stalked since childhood by the specter of her mother, Edith stubbornly chases the dream of becoming an author, fantasizing about becoming the next Mary Shelley and delicately resisting the advances of her childhood love, Dr. Alan McMichael (Charlie Hunnam).

Edith inadvertently steps into the pages of her own haunted love story when she finds herself being wooed by the dashing Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), a baronet seeking investors to help salvage what’s left of his crumbling birthright. A series of tragedies put Edith front and center in the lives of Sir Thomas and his brooding sister, the Lady Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain), and confine her to Allerdale Hall — a decaying British manor that veritably breathes, bleeds, and screams under the strain of the elements, not to mention the spirits of those who’ve perished within. 

1 (2)Unraveling the mystery of these strange events, Edith is forced to confront her fears of communing with the dead, gradually coming to appreciate her dead mother’s warning — Beware of Crimson Peak — as the line between life and death grows ever fainter in the snowfall in and around Allerdale Hall.

While the ghosts of CRIMSON PEAK are far more than “just a metaphor,” Del Toro’s film is unabashed in its emphasis on the uniquely human experiences of loss, grief, and remembrance, painting the supernatural as a realm where pain (as well as love) can linger long after death.

Thanks to the director’s artistic vision and penchant for practical effects, the world of these characters (living and otherwise) is astonishingly tangible — an orgy of bold colors and rich fabrics, of flesh both livid and sanguine. Those who feel at home in such a lavish world may consider it an invitation from Del Toro himself: return to Allerdale Hall as often as you dare, and feel welcome to stay a long, long time.

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3 reviews for The Waltz

  1. 5 out of 5


    After visiting the BPAL booth at New York Comic Con, I walked away with a bottle of The Waltz as my favorite perfume oil of the many that I sampled. Now that I’ve spent some time with this perfume, I thought I would write a review.

    Very lovely, luxurious smell inside the bottle and on the skin. For me, this is a more classically “feminine” perfume with some complexity. The notes that stand out most to me are the amber and white rose. The vanilla adds a very slight touch of softness that prevents the florals from being overpowering. The musk comes out rather sparingly; I can hardly detect it except on a few passes.

    My only complaint is that the scent doesn’t have much “staying power.” Even after applying a liberal amount to my wrists and face, I find that the initial “punch” dissipates after an hour, and then the smell is gone entirely by the next few hours. (This might be part of the “swift” and “delicate” aspects of the perfume mentioned in the description). Recommended for people who prefer subtle scents.

  2. 4 out of 5


    This won’t be the absolute most helpful review, because, for some reason, I’m picking up the rose and champagne, and then the “everything else” but am unable to pick apart what the “everything else” is, just what it makes me think of, which is…

    If roses were white, fluffy kittens, that’s what this scent is to me. Playful, white, fluffy, a bit musky but it comes and goes so quickly.

    SOMETHING about it makes it smell playful, but not in that “rowr” or teasing kind of way. Maybe that’s the bounce of the waltz, then. Only, on my skin, it’s more of a chaotic than a graceful thing.

    And something that smells a bit candle-y. The vanilla? It’s an afterthought.

    It’s beautiful, but not really for me… unless I happen to run into Tom Hiddleston while I’m simultaneously in a ball gown. Then I totally have some place to wear this.

  3. 5 out of 5


    This is gorgeous….and one of those “story scents”. Take a whiff….wait, then take another whiff and you’ll find something else there. It’s subtle, but a soft, floaty kind of morpher. Why? Because they’re dancing ….. they’re waltzing BY you…..(again… Beth and her smellomancy magic!)It took my breath away a bit as I realized this. First it’s softly sweet- His fougere, perhaps. Then I get her powder…and then the faintest whiff of the gloves they took off, but their skin is still warm…and it’s subtle, because they’re passing you by on the dance floor…..around and around. The two of them….floating together, as one. Blown away.

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