One of my goals here on the blog for 2015, was to introduce myself (and you!) to brands that are new—or in this case—new to me. Keeping with that promise, I’m bringing you an amazing perfume oil from an indie brand with an impressive cult following: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab—which will be called BPAL here on the blog going forward.
BPAL has always been kind of an enigma to me. It has often enticed me, puzzled me, and seduced me at the same time. For a newbie like me, BPAL can seem a little intimidating—as it currently stands, there are hundreds of oils on their website, and from what I’ve researched, each one has its own complexities and characteristics that make it special and unique to the individual wearer. These are highly artisanal blends, carefully handcrafted in their “lab”. They’re not your run-of-the-mill perfume place, BPAL has perfected their art for over 15 years! There is even a BPAL Forum where devotees discuss reviews, and offer advice. Talk about being a cult fave indie brand!
So, without further ado—meet my very first BPAL perfume oil—DIRTY…
With this being my first, I didn’t know where to begin. It’s a good thing that Stef from we heart this is a good friend of mine, because she was my tour guide—having been a loyal BPAL devotee for years. First, visit the BPAL product & site directory, and on the left, you’ll see their categories. On the right, you’ll see perfumes by scents/notes, effects, or themes. BPAL often has a group of perfume oils with “themes”—kind of like how nail polish brands come out with themes for seasonal collections, but trust me—BPAL’s oils are even better when it comes to a theme! (DIRTY is part of the “Sin and Salvation” category.) [Read more…]