Base and earthy, yet glittering with golden notes: patchouli, heliotrope, copal and oakmoss.
Sin and Salvation
PERFUME OIL BLENDS
$17.50 per 5ml bottle.
Presented in an amber apothecary vial.
TarynPage – January 14, 2016:
I have started forcing my boyfriend to wear this because I love it, but already have a million other things I want to wear (thanks BPAL, I’m addicted to you).
In the vial: Woody, musky, mossy, leather, spice and a hint of a dark sweetness (almost like a chocolate smell).
On *my* skin: The sweetness really comes out. Smells like chocolate woods.
On *his* skin: Leathery. Extremely mossy and spicy. Just like a cigar shop or humidor that has been used for years.
email@example.com – May 4, 2015:
This is one of my favorites for day to day wear. It starts out down to earth, but not in an actual dirt or hippy patchouli kind of way. This smells expensive. Then it is kind of golden. But it also becomes papery like bills of money, and the expensive leather of a fine leather purse. To me, this is what wealth and confidence smell like. It drys down to a very pleasant skin scent and lasts and lasts. After several hours on me, it smells somewhat vanilla and still expensive.
Gloame – February 15, 2015:
Earthy, dark, and uncomplicated. There is no sweetness to this; it’s confident enough without it.
Money, power, disregard.
firstname.lastname@example.org – November 6, 2014:
I recently received a frimp of this. After a full body test, it reminds me of well circulated monetary notes that have spent time in leather wallets. A dark, assertive and slightly sexy blend that morphs slightly after a few hours of wear into a lighter more powdery scent. Medium sillage and throw.
luxdancer – October 25, 2014:
Wet: Patchouli mostly, plus something bright. When fresh on my skin, a note like thuja or cedar wood comes out, very warm and woodsy.
Dry: Still patchouli with a bit of spice. And it fades pretty quickly. Not very inspiring on me.
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A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
But he grew old
This knight so bold
And o’er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.
And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow
“Shadow,” said he,
“Where can it be
This land of Eldorado?”
“Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,”
The shade replied
“If you seek for Eldorado!”
Copal resin incense blowing through halls of dazzling gold.
They have also another sacred bird called the phoenix which I myself have never seen, except in pictures. Indeed it is a great rarity, even in Egypt, only coming there (according to the accounts of the people of Heliopolis) once in five hundred years, when the old phoenix dies. Its size and appearance, if it is like the pictures, are as follow:- The plumage is partly red, partly golden, while the general make and size are almost exactly that of the eagle. They tell a story of what this bird does, which does not seem to me to be credible: that he comes all the way from Arabia, and brings the parent bird, all plastered over with myrrh, to the temple of the Sun, and there buries the body. In order to bring him, they say, he first forms a ball of myrrh as big as he finds that he can carry; then he hollows out the ball, and puts his parent inside, after which he covers over the opening with fresh myrrh, and the ball is then of exactly the same weight as at first; so he brings it to Egypt, plastered over as I have said, and deposits it in the temple of the Sun. Such is the story they tell of the doings of this bird.
– Herodotus, Histories
A fragrant shroud: myrrh from Yemen, Oman, and West Africa with a touch of copal and frankincense.
The fiery, volatile scent of cinnamon, thickened by myrrh, honeysuckle, and copal.