I've just finished reviewing the final scent in the recent release from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL): Vampires Don't Sleep Alone. Now I'm kind of sad it's over. I need more BPAL!
The series is based on the book "Vampires Don't Sleep Alone"*, a vampire dating how-to written by BPAL founder Elizabeth Barrial and D.H. Altair (of Dark Delicacies). If you're not familiar with BPAL, you may find this post helpful. Other BSB reviews of BPAL perfume oils can be found here, and if you feel like losing yourself in myriad reviews, take a look at BPAL.org, a the BPAL fan forum.
On a whole, this is a great collection of perfume oils. I enjoyed testing them all, as usual, and there were no overt "fails" for me here. On each review, I've taken pictures of each bottle so you can see the beautiful artwork done by Julie Dillon.
You can order from this page, though at this point you'll have to scroll down quite a bit to find them (so many new releases!).
The scents are as follows (click the scent name to see the review):
Dry, dusty rose petals, candle smoke, frankincense, and saffron.
Ruthless, unfeeling, and inhumanly violent: tobacco, sharp woods, frankincense, and bunn.
Deadly and seductive: vanilla-infused sandalwood, blood musk, antique patchouli, vetiver, lavender, bitter almond, amber, and a trickle of Snake Oil.
Grave beauty: Spanish moss, lilac, wisteria, myrrh, and olibanum.
GA cologne that (almost) blends well into human society: benzoin, orange blossom, cumin, King mandarin, gaiac wood, juniper berry, Calabrian bergamot, Ceylon cinnamon, and blood camouflaged by wine.
Eons of grief and unending hunger: magnolia, black currant, castoreum accord, lavender, labdanum, amber, rose otto, and opoponax.
Ancient books, crackled parchment, faded incense, and candle wax.
A grounded, earthy scent, evocative of the soul’s finer qualities: patchouli, clove, neroli, night-blooming jasmine, sage, and iris.
Diabolically otherworldly: golden osmanthus, lily of the valley, celestial musk, and frankincense.
Because isn’t that what this book is really about? Vampire smut: patchouli-infused honey, red musk, red sandalwood, red ginger, pink pepper, Peru balsam, dark Eastern florals, Himalayan cedar, smoky vanilla, bitter clove, and leather.
Did you find any lemmings here? Have you already tried some of these? If so, what were your thoughts? And does anyone else have the urge to re-watch all of the True Bloods with me?