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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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As Above, So Below :: Spring Pre-Sale

That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing. 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 […]

BPAL Pre-Order Reminder!

Just wanted to leave a quick note reminding everyone that the pre-orders for December shipment of our exclusive scents from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab closes on Friday, November 15! As Above has notes of leather drenched with white patchouli, oak bark, bourbon vanilla, bitter almond, and Moroccan jasmine.  So Below has notes amber and black copal with black coconut, […]