Remember a few weeks back when I told you that Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL) founder Elizabeth Barrial had written a book with D.H. Altair (of Dark Delicacies)? That book being "Vampires Don't Sleep Alone"*, of course, and it's a handy little thing: a how-to on dating vamps.
As is her habit, Ms. Barrial couldn't help but make companion fragrances! We're reviewing them all for you. And by "we" I mean "me", of course. Because I work alone here. :)
Stay tuned for the reviews of these amazing scents! I'll update this page with links as I review them, so if you'd like to bookmark this and refer back over the next week then I have to say you're a genius!
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.