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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab + Top 10 Favorites

If you haven't heard of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL), you're missing out! In a nutshell, it's an online company that sells perfume oils. And boy do they have a huge selection! The site might look a little creepy to some people, but it's really not as difficult to browse through as it seems at first sight. Maybe it is, a little, but you can do a couple of things that'll help you find exactly what you want in no time.

Check out the SEARCH link on the left. Here, you can type in a few of your favorite notes (like vanilla, jasmine, musk, apple, whatever) and the site will return a list of perfume oil suggestions that fit your taste. Each oil is listed by name, then a descriptive poetic piece, then fragrance notes. I usually skip the poetic stuff unless the name is really intriguing or I have some time to kill. But, of course, to each his own - and it does go with the theme of the site, so just bear with it if you hate it.

Another option to find your way through the vast list of perfume oils is to make use of BPAL's message board. There you'll find many extremely helpful members with endless suggestions. I suggest you first search the board for answers to your questions, then start a new thread if you can't find what you need. You can find answers to questions about BPAL, perfume oil reviews and descriptions, BPAL oils similar to mainstream perfumes/colognes, and much more. I love it!

I typically dislike loud florals and incredibly sweet fruits. I hate leather! I like vanilla, musk, rose, iris, chocolate, and a couple more. For my top10 favorites:

  1. Persephone
  2. Formula 54
  3. Hell's Belle
  4. Hunger
  5. O
  6. Snake Charmer
  7. Sacred Whore of Babylon
  8. Spanked
  9. Spellbound
  10. Swank
  11. Vixen

I know, I know - I said 10 and listed 11. Well I really couldn't narrow down my list any further, and 10 is just a standard item list number, so *shrug* :D

What's the best part? You can order perfume samples before  committing to a full bottle. The bottles are tiny, but they last forever because the oil is so concentrated. They're very reasonably priced if you take longevity into perspective.

If you've tried BPAL before, what are your favorites? If you haven't, what are you interested in trying?


Vanessa said...

Hello! Thanks for the compliment! I am with ya, I love collecting cards too, not just for sentimental reasons but yes there are a ton of cute cards! Hope all is well with you and thank you for stopping by!

Vanessa said...

Many thanks Essy for the heads up on that link I now fixed it so it redirects to the correct site! :)

Essy said...

You're welcome, Vanessa! Thanks for your comments :)

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