The Vespillo are dedicated to assisting newly infected vampires in understanding and accepting their condition and learning to live with the challenges that vampires face.
A grounded, earthy scent, evocative of the soul's finer qualities: patchouli, clove, neroli, night-blooming jasmine, sage, and iris.
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Buy Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL) perfume oils here.
Vespillo, like the Transeo, tend to become members of vampire-acceptance movements, pushing for a wider understanding of vampires among the human population.
Editor's Note: I have written this review thrice. It's cursed. Damned vampires. The computer keeps eating the posts. I dunno... I like the scent, but apparently Arnold (my computer) doesn't.
Immediate thoughts: Patchouli + cloves + neroli + sage + flowers = hippy vampire.
When wet: Vespillo slams open, like a storm door caught in the wind. I blame the cloves. The good news is, by the time you get up to do something about it, the sharp entry is over.
Later: God, I love a well-done patchouli! In Vespillo, the patchouli and cloves blend with the neroli and flowers so well that each note is hardly distinguishable anymore.
Later still: Cloves tend to punch me right in the nose. Not here. This is like a clove cigarette being smoked acoss a room - sharp, sweet, and pungent... but not at all overwhelming or controlling. In other words, it's not like actually smoking said clove cigarette and having to deal with that sweet blinding headache. Hours after application, this perfume is soft and resinous with a hint of flowers.
An aside: Neroli not only smells good (slightly citrusy and floral and sweet), but it can also be used in aromatherapy to be calming and/or an antidepressant. Apparently, you can also ingest it for flatulence (to combat it, not to encourage it). However, as they say on the website, "please don't drink the BPAL".
Reflections: Despite having all of the ingredients required for a Grateful Dead disaster, this perfume performs well. I enjoy how long it lasts (hours and hours and hours); how well-blended it is (very); the delicate florals that dance through the scent (ah!); and how the neroli adds just the right amount of tang and sweetness to balance out the sharp, sweet clove, and rich, gorgeous patchouli. Another well-done scent that is going to make you all think that I'm being paid for these reviews (I'm not!). I can't help it: this series is well-blended and delish. Even though I thought I'd dislike a few of them based on the notes, I just haven't yet! I promise to dig through my stash and review some of the scents I just didn't care for, so I can regain any lost street cred. ;)
Thanks, BPAL, for sending me these bottles to review.
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