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BPAL Scent update!

I wore Hallow-e’en 1914 today at work. At first the dirt and cypress were really strong, almost strong enough to give me a slight headache. But as the scent dried and the day wore on, the sweetness from the honeyed fig came through and really mellowed out the other scents. I think this one can become a new favorite as long as I can power through the initial smell.


And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes Of the beautiful Annabel Lee

My current Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab haul:

I ordered Hallow-e’en 1914 partially on the poem and partially of the scent notes. The Lab describes it as “an incense of dried ivy and maple leaf with honeyed fig, black cypress, and grave dirt.” The two biggest scents right out of the bottle are the black cypress and the dirt. I can’t wait to wear it and I hope the maple leaf and ivy come out more once it dries on my skin.

The extras (one of the best things I like about ordering from BPAL is they’ll usually throw in some extra scents in imp form.):

Queen–no scent notes on this one, although this one is from the conjure bag. Floral and spicy on first smell, this one should be interesting to wear.

Penitence: scent notes “pure, pious frankincense and graceful myrrh.” Exactly as it says. I actually love the smell of frankincense and myrrh, so this one might get a lot of wear.

Rakshasa: scent notes “sandalwood with rose and patchouli.” The sandalwood is rather strong on first smell, with the rose coming in a close second. This one should be fun to wear.

Dragon’s Milk: scent notes “Dragon’s blood resin and honeyed vanilla.” What is dragon’s blood resin? I have no idea! The vanilla isn’t super strong in this one so this’ll be another scent that should be interesting when it dries.