Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The High Priestess

Our first set of reviews for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s archetypal adventure and tarot-inspired collection, The Fool’s Journey, featured the master of ceremonies and consummate magus, The Magician. Soon to follow was The Daughter of Heaven and Earth, the Fruitful Mother of Thousands, The Empress. Today we focus on The Star Maiden, She Who Shines in the Darkness, […]

Haute Macabre Shop Update: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Summer Pre-Sales Are Open on

The Haute Macabre Shop is now accepting pre-orders for our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Collection, including all of the Hair Glosses by their sister company, Black Phoenix Trading Post. In addition to our current pre-orders, we have introduced two new items to our shop: the Sabbat unisex shirt and Sabbat Limited Edition Poster, designed […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The Empress

. Our first set of reviews for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s archetypal adventure and tarot-inspired collection, The Fool’s Journey, featured the master of ceremonies and consummate magus, The Magician. Today, our focus is The Daughter of Heaven and Earth, the Fruitful Mother of Thousands: The Empress. A soft figure of beauty and calm, in flowing robes of pomegranates […]

Aspects of the Magician: Tarot Offerings From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit that, though I grew up in a household steeped in the mysteries of the occult, and had all manner of mystical materials and esoteric knowledge at my fingertips, I spent most of my childhood at my late grandmother’s knee, primping pie crusts, dropping dumplings, and stirring steep, simmering […]

Yule Tidings Giveaway From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab And Haute Macabre

The nip of winter wind is in the air, Krampus is dusting off his switches, Befana is polishing her broom, and Miskatonic Valley villagers are preparing for their winter solstice feasts. Blessed Yule, Merry Faunalia, and Happy Christmas and Hanukkah, everyone!  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s 2017 Yule fragrances are here to crown you and your […]

Bloodmilk Exquisite Corpse Chapter III: Scented Previews

Later today, December 1, 2017,  surrealist collaboration Bloodmilk Exquisite Corpse will release Chapter III,  its newest collection, and a launch which is rumored to be its biggest yet. Again partnering with independent artists within the handmade community to offer objects of ritual and desire, glimpses of these mysterious items have been teasingly unveiled on the bloodmilk instagram account over the […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab 2017 Weenies

Apologies, all! It’s the most wonderful time of year–it’s WEENIE time of year–and your faithful reviewer has been laid up with violent food poisoning. I am sorry to say that with the ol’ tum in turmoil, the last thing I have wanted to smell over the past week was Pumpkin Spice anything.  I am feeling […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s American Eclipse Series: Mini Review

Today, Monday, 21 August 2017, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun, with a total eclipse stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. During this event, the moon will completely cover the sun, and the sun’s corona will extend its golden tendrils from behind a shadowed veil.  Some intrepid sky-gazers may have traveled to […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s American Gods + A Giveaway!

During the course of a recent flight to the West Coast, I had the pleasure of re-reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and was again treated to one of my very favorite passages in all literature, of all time, ever. “The house smelled musty and damp, and a little sweet, as if it were haunted by the […]

Lupercalia 2017 at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab + A Giveaway!

Soooo…perhaps you recall that last month we shared our opinion that sweets for the sweet should be an everyday practice, as opposed to a dreary once a year tradition, confined to one disappointing day in mid-February? We urged you to treat yourself to indulgent luxuries because you are your own best sweetheart and why should you wait until a commercially […]

Nevertheless, She Persisted

She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. In addition to the legions of scents that Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab already lovingly produces, their recent Limited Edition scents have been in benefit of organizations such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, UNHCR, and Emily’s List. Visit the Limited Edition page of Black Phoenix […]

Bloodmilk Exquisite Corpse X Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Chapter Two

A resplendent initiative over two years in the making, BloodMilk’s Exquisite Corpse is an enchanted emporium whose ideals, philosophies, and perhaps even their raison d’être is firmly rooted in the idea of artistic collaboration with an emphasis on independent artists within the handmade community. Inspired by the name of a surrealist parlor game in which […]

Halloween 2016 from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: A mini review

There’s something strange and lovely wafting in the wind, and it’s not just the rustle of the dying leaves or the murmurs of the restless dead in their unquiet graves. Can you feel it, too? Can you smell it? Can you smell the boozy swoon of ripe harvest fruits and the smoky crackling bonfires to light […]

Haute Macabre Holiday Pre-Sale is Open

Inspired by the Hermetic philosophy in which all things, in all reams of heaven and earth and below, work in unison with one another, despite their opposing natures, to achieve one magical goal. With this in mind, the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab fragrances exclusively for Haute Macabre are opposite yet complimentary to each other, sultry […]

New In the Shop :: HM + BPAL Sample Size Fragrances

Available now in the Haute Macabre Shop :: Sets of sample sized vials of each of our three scents, bottled exclusively for Haute Macabre by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Each set contains one 1/32 oz. vial of each of As Above, So Below, and the original Haute Macabre scent. In stock and ready to ship. […]