Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Phantasm


Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is a most unusual fragrance company.  From the website:

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab specializes in formulating intriguing, compelling body and household blends with a dark, romantic, and sexual tone. Our scents run the aesthetic gamut of romance era, Renaissance, Medieval and Victorian formulas, pagan and mythological blends, and horror / Gothic-themed scents. By utilizing our knowledge of homeopathy and aromatherapy, the conceptual theories of hermetic alchemy, and the aesthetic artistry of perfumery, we have mastered the art of encapsulating allegorical ideas into singular olfactory experiences.”

This is not your normal fragrance company beauties. All the scents are hand-blended in the lab and are oils, rather than sprays. This does take some getting used to, because oils are much more pungent than liquids. By the way, it’s good to know that BPAL is cruelty-free and vegan.

I could literally spend HOURS searching the website to find the perfect mix of scents and reading all the stories that go along with them. The site can be a bit overwhelming so I searched for some of my favorite notes rather than by collection or name. I entered neroli and jasmine.

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The site chose Phantasm, from the Bewitching Brews Collection. Phantasm is a heady mix of  Green tea, lemon verbena, jasmine and neroli. According to BPAL: “This delicate, spectral perfume gives rise to an eerie distortion of of the senses. It bestows an ephemeral, ghostly, and truly haunting quality to your presence.”  I tend to disagree. to my nose, this is NOT delicate, but powerful! It opens with a very strong burst of jasmine. I was convinced this was not for me–granted I did use too much being used to lighter sprays. When using a perfume oil, take it easy beauties!  After the initial burst, the fragrance takes on a deeper, yet mellower vibe.

When I wear Phantasm, I feel bold and powerful and I kind of think that is what Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is all about. Whether it’s feeling romantic, ethereal, wild, sensual or dangerous, BPAL wishes every woman feels her strength.

Because our Lipstick Leaguer gals love Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab SO Much, each of us has chosen their favorite scent and we are giving away ALL 12 scents to one lucky reader! Stay tuned for the contest post later today!!

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  1. This one sounds amazing

  2. Jasmine and verbena are two of my favorite fragrance notes for fragrance and skincare. This oil blend sounds fabulous!

  3. I love BPAL. I need to treat myself to some more, soon.

  4. Ok I need this now. Like yesterday now.

  5. I love lemon verbena, neroli and jasmine… I’m sure I’d like this as well.

  6. This scent sounds so nice!

  7. I’ve wanted to try a perfume oil – regular perfume just doesn’t last on me.

  8. This one sounds amazing!

  9. This sounds really awesome! I love the smell of neroli

  10. I wish I could smell it through my screen!

  11. Jess Scull says

    I almost chose this one! Great review!

  12. Sounds like a nice fragrance.

  13. I love that this scent makes you feel bold and powerful. That’s what Tom Ford Black Orchid does for me.

  14. I received my first two samples of BPAL this week in an order. You are so right about them being very strong. I used too much the first time and now know that I little goes a long way. However, I find handmade oil perfumes to be much more pleasant than my high-end perfumes.

  15. I hear so much about BPAL but never experienced them because of my fragrance phobia. I’m sharing your giveaway on The Sunday Scoop since I know my readers will be thrilled if they haven’t read about it yet.

  16. Ooh… Verbena – this must be a very sensual scent.

  17. Looks like a great scent to me. I’m tuning in for the giveaway 🙂

  18. This stuff is making the rounds today. Looks fabulous!

  19. That’s going to be a fabulous giveaway!


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