Today I’ve got a Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfume review for you. The scents are Vice, Baobhan Sith and Gobo. For those of you who don’t know, Black Phoenyx Alchemy Lab specializes in dark, esoteric scents. There is nothing like this brand in the department store. They’re known for their quality and variety of unique blends. They do an amazing job of capturing scent notes.
As always, scents are very subjective. How something smells to me and with my personal body chemistry may differ from your experience as body chemistry influences scents on everyone.
Animal Testing Policy
With the exception of our honey-based products, everything that comes from BPAL is vegan, and we abhor animal testing. Black Phoenix does not test on animals, and we do not work with companies that utilize animal testing.
Price for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Perfumes
$26.00 per 5ml bottle for Lady Death
$17.50 per 5ml bottle for Good and Elf
$22 for 6 imp’s ear (samples)
$4 for a single 1/32 oz imp’s ear (sample)
BlackPhoenixAlchemyLab.com, Amazon, Etsy
Voluptuous and indulgent! A deep chocolate scent, with black cherry and orange blossom.
Black cherry, dark chocolate and hints of orange.
This is one of my all time favorite BPAL scents! Immediately I smell the black cherry, then the chocolate. Later I get hints of orange. It’s delicious and decadent.
Instead of ‘twice as nice,’ ‘vice is nice.’
The ghostly White Women of the Scottish highlands. They seduce unwary travelers by night with their unearthly beauty and mesmerizing dancing. They engage their victims in a wild, hypnotic dance, and once they reach exhaustion, exsanguinate their partners with their vampiric kiss. Grapefruit, white tea, apple blossom and ginger.
Ginger, Grapefruit, White Tea, Appleblossom
Immediately I smell ginger, then the grapefruit kicks in. Later I smell apple blossom. Finally I think the last note is white tea. After about 30 minutes, there’s a fresh green scent that works its way out. The grapefruit lingers, which I like, and I think I still smell ginger from time to time. This is a really cool and unusual scent to me.
Gobo is the natural leader of the Fraggle Five. He is an explorer, spending his days charting the unexplored (and explored-but-forgotten) regions of Fraggle Rock. Gobo is following, often quite literally, in the footsteps of his Uncle Travelling Matt Fraggle, the greatest living Fraggle explorer.
(For those of you who don’t know, Fraggle Rock was a cute live action puppet tv show by Jim Henson. It was awesome.)
Tangerine, lemon peel, sugared pink grapefruit, and vanilla cream.
Right off the bat I smell the vanilla and sugary pink grapefruit. Later I get hints of tangerine, mixed with the vanilla and reminding me of a creamsicle. I can smell only the barest hint of lemon. Later, the scent reminds me of those orange candy circus peanuts.
Both Vice and Gobo fall into the gourmand category for me. I love good gourmand scents and it’s hard to beat dark chocolate and cherries. Gobo is unusual because of the whole creamsicle to orange circus peanut candy scent. Very unexpected and nice. Baobhan Sith is an uncommon sensual scent.
Have you tried any of these BPAL scents? What scents do you recommend?
See my reviews of other BPAL scents
Tags: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, cruelty free, Perfume, vegan
Vice is a wonderful scent!
I’ve been wearing it non stop. I’m told I smell delicious
Looks like love fragrances!
They really are nice!
Love BPAL, definitely my favorite source for scented oils. My picks are Othello, Loi Krathong, Eat Me, Vine, WILF, and All Soul’s Night. I tend to collect more of the limited editions scents that come out for the holidays.
Eat Me sounds awesome
I have never tried BPAL before. I have heard mixed reviews about the company in regards to customer service. Some say, that they have received amazing service- some have said that the owner was really rude. But, I have ALWAYS wanted to try things from here due to the uniqueness of the scents :).
Wow, I’m surprised to hear that! I’ve only ever heard good things about their customer service.
I first heard about them from a local friend of mine who was enraptured with ‘O’ and raved about how amazing they were.
I definitely think their scents are unique.
I’ve dealt a couple of times with their customer service, and they’ve always been really nice.
I love BPAL! I’ve been wearing them for years! My faves are The Last Unicorn, and I currently have an order on the way of Alice and Kyoto (for me), and a bottle of Scheherazade as a present for a friend.
Oooh nice gift!
How I wish perfume oils worked for me! My body chemistry must be weird or something! I’ve tried about 25-30 imps from BPAL and they all end up smelling like gasoline or baby powder (in a bad way). Same with oils from other indie companies. I keep trying! All these scents sound gorgeous.
I have the baby powder thing happen to me with most perfumes that have a honey note! so I can relate.
It’s so annoying, right? One thing I like about Haus of Gloi is that sometimes I can use their lotions in scents I like, even when those perfume oils don’t work on me. I wish BPAL also had a line of lotions to try.
You may want to look into at BPAL is actually at the Black Phoenix Trading Post. Maybe a scent locket or the hair glosses or the atmosphere spray.
That way, you get to wear the scent without it hitting your skin?
Plus, my hair gloss laaaaaasts.
I will check it out, thank you!