It's their anniversary, and they made us prezzies! Amazing.So, in light of their six yummy years, I happily introduce to my readers six Phoenix scents celebrating the keys of Alchemy (and one really fun party scent!). And, as if that weren't enough, we get two ridiculously popular scents from the past, resurrected for your sniffing (and hoarding) pleasure! All of the Anniversary and ressurected scents are availablefor a short time only, so make sure you buy before they disappear (January 15th, 2009). While I'm on the topic: If you need your order by Christmas Eve, place it soon! US customers must order by Dec 13, and international customers must order by Dec 6th. So get to gettin'! METAL PHOENIX | Tenacity, force, strength, stability, and determination: Chinese musk and gleaming white metal with honeysuckle, rose mallow, verbena, and carnation. WOOD PHOENIX | Flexibility, cooperation, expansiveness, and altruism: Chinese musk and five woods with newly budding bamboo shoots, hyssop, chamomile, pink clove, magnolia, walnut, and fig. WATER PHOENIX | Compassion, eloquence, introspection: Chinese musk and rain, with salty oceanic notes, frankincense, juniper berry, lily of the valley, lavender, cinquefoil, and sweet pea. FIRE PHOENIX | Enterprise, adventure, restlessness, impulsiveness, and dynamism: Chinese musk and red musk with hyacinth, cactus flower, cubeb berry, galangal, tobacco, pink pepper, and sarsaparilla. EARTH PHOENIX | Hard work, patience, and harmony: Chinese musk, dark musk, and moist soil with black cherry, opoponax, night-blooming jasmine, plum, woodland tobacco, snakeweed, and cypress. CANDY PHOENIX | A dusky, yet effervescent mix of pomegranate and black currant candies, with a dusting of sugared pear and white apple. And because they love us, they have brought back two ridiculously popular scents. These scents were topping the lists I saw while people were waiting/hoping for resurrected blends in celebration of BPAL-iversary. To call them "popular" is an understatement, in fact. You can bet people will be placing multi-bottle orders of these two oils... BEAVER'VERSARY | Cheesecake and cupcakes, yo! This is Beaver Moon 2005 resurrected! SNAKE CHARMER: RESURRECTED | Sensual, sibilant, sexual and hypnotic: Arabian musk and exotic spices slinking through Egyptian amber, enticing vanilla, and a serpentine blend of black plum, labdanum, ambrette, benzoin and black coconut. To learn more about these two scents, since they have been released in earlier carnations, visit the reviews on the BPAL forums: Snake Charmer and Beaver Moon.
As always, I share with you my shopping list:
- Let's start with the resurrected scents, since I've been hearing so much about them! I will need a Beaver'versary / Beaver Moon Resurrected, even though I'm not a rabid fan of "foodie" scents. But this seems like just the right party oil, and I will bust it out proudly at every cupcake and cheesecake event I attend!
- The reverence and awe used to refer to Snake Charmer has me convinced I will need multiple bottles. Thank the gods I have 'til January to order! I will start with one bottle, just to make sure I love it as much as I suspect I will considering the ingredients. But I'll probably end up with three. Or four?
- I've heard so much about BPAL's water scents, but haven't tried one yet. So Water Phoenix is on the list for sure!
- I will be eagerly awaiting reviews of Earth, Fire and Wood Phoenixes to see if they warrant a bottle. Keeping the eyes on the review forums, I will be...