Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Halloween 2015 Review (Part 2)!

This post contains products that were sent to me for review consideration!

Hey True Believers!

It’s time for Part 2 of the BPAL Halloween Scents review along with some Pickman Gallery and Lilith scents!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab was super kind and generous to provide me with some of their limited edition Halloween 2015, Pickman Gallery, and Lilith perfume oils for review!

I’ll be breaking this review up into two separate posts as there are quite a lot to put into one post! Here are the last 6!  (You can check out part 1 here.)

The following review is based on how it worked with my body’s chemistry. Because everyone has a different body chemistry, my opinion on how it smells may not be true for you. 

The Witches Sabbath (Pickman Gallery)

$23.00 per 5ml bottle. Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial.

BPAL’s Description:  Frans Francken II
Burgundy and champaca resin with immortelle, leather accord, wine-soaked red fruits, rose geranium petals, red patchouli, guttering candles, and smoke.

My Thoughts:  Sweet Musk category.
In the bottle: The wine soaked red fruits are what I smell on the forefront, followed by the burgundy and champaca resin.

On my skin: The wine soaked fruits are present as its first placed on my skin, then the rose geranium petals begin to come through as it begins to dry down. As it dries down further, the red patchouli comes forward, with a very lightly smokey finish. It smells rather soft, if that can be a word to describe a scent. It’s a nice balance and not too overpowering. The wine soaked red fruits even come back later to mingle with them. I will be working this one into my rotation.

A Witch Riding on a Dragon (Pickman Gallery)

$23.00 per 5ml bottle. Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial. 

BPAL’s Description: Jan de Bisschop
Blackened tonka, patchouli, dragon’s blood resin, and scorched oak.

My Thoughts:  Musk category.
In the bottle: Straight away you smell the blackened tonka and scorbed oak. 

On my skin:  When it’s wet, blackened tonka and scorched oak starts to meld into the dragon’s blood resin, which is quite nice. As it dries further the patchouli is present, but isn’t overpowering. It plays with the dragon’s blood resin so you either smell one or the other. They balance each other quite nicely. I can imagine this would smell nice on your skin fresh out of the shower.

Satan Starting From the Touch of Ithuriel’s Spear (Pickman Gallery)

$23.00 per 5ml bottle. Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial. 

BPAL’s Description: Henry Fuseli
Golden amber, carnation, blackcurrant, aged black patchouli, red musk, and vetiver.

My Thoughts:  Musk category.
In the bottle:The black currant, red musk, and vetiver are the strongest.

On my skin: Golden amber and the aged black patchouli are smelled straight away. As it dries down the carnation red musk, and vetiver come forward. I really like the carnation blended in with the red musk as they really play off each other. As it dries down further the aged black patchouli comes back forward as the dominant note. This one reminds me of mystics. Sitting in a den getting your fortune read while incense is permeating the air. It’s very nice!

Blood and Judgement So Well Commedled (Lilith Scent)

$23.00 per 5ml bottle. Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial. 

BPAL’s Description: A little kid’s interpretation of Hamlet’s BFF. A scent of kindness and devotion, friendship and loyalty: soft brown leather and brushed suede with bourbon vanilla, toasted almond, tonka bean, and amber.

My Thoughts:  Musk category.
In the bottle: The leather and suede are the champions here with a bit of the toasted almond hiding behind them.

On my skin: The leather and suede are pushed aside for the bourbon vanilla and toasted almond. As it begins the dry down the amber peeks around the corner with the tonka bean. The bourbon vanilla really wants to be the dominant note but it’s competing with the amber as it continues to dry down. The tonka bean comes back after the battle and stakes it’s claim with the amber as being the dominant notes as it finally dries down.

Walking the Prime Meridian (Lilith Scent)

$23.00 per 5ml bottle. Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial. 

BPAL’s Description: This is the scent of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich on a cold, stormy day in March: ancient oaks and deep green mosses dampened by rain and sea salt.

My Thoughts:  Musk category.
In the bottle: It smells incredible! The deep green mosses, rain, and sea salt are at the forefront.

On my skin: There’s the ancient oaks covered in those gorgeous deep green mosses. There’s a slight hint of the rain, but mostly sea salt as it begins to dry down. As it dries further the sea salt mingles with the smell of the ancient oaks. This smells like how I imagine a druid would smell. It makes me smile. 🙂

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Ghost Revelry (Lilith Scent)

$23.00 per 5ml bottle. Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial. 

BPAL’s Description: A spectral shindig: damp mosses, fallen leaves, and soft woods swirled with an ethereal mist of white sandalwood, lilac, orris root, and moonflower.

My Thoughts:  Musk category at first,  then slightly sweet, then definitely floral.
In the bottle: This is another one that right out the bottle it smelled amazing. It smells like all of the above listed notes playing with each other.

On my skin: As it’s wet, I do smell a hint of the damp mosses, fallen leaves, and soft woods, especially the woods as it begins to dry down. It’s then the lilac and moonflowers start to bloom. It’s coupled with the white sandalwood, which gives it a more floral scent at the very end. This is what I imagine a dryad or wood nymph smells like.

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