Totality Poetry Contest | Haute Macabre

Totality Poetry Contest

While we are all sheltering in place, our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has launched a poetry submission contest with entries inspired by the scent or the concept of Haute Macabre’s Totality:

“The splendor and terror of Totality: an abyss of black patchouli, tabac, burgundy pitch, smoky frankincense, and black fig surrounded by a glowing nimbus of fossilized amber.” 

There are no restrictions in terms of content, and no right answers in terms of tone or message. The full range of human experience is at your disposal! The judging will be infernally difficult, but we’ll do our best to keep an open mind and read everything with fresh eyes.

Please read the full details here before submitting an entry. The submissions will be judged by the BPAL and Haute Macabre staff, who will be evaluating (as best we can) on the merits of overall creativity and relevance to theme.The Grand Prize winner in this contest will receive a set of Haute Macabre’s TOTALITY perfume and hair gloss, plus their pick of any three of the Lab’s DUM SPIRO, SPERO products. Three runner up prizes will also be awarded. Thanks in advance for sharing your inspired works with us! We’re very excited to share our world with such imaginative, talented, and adventurous people.

While we are reading through your entries, we have opened a small window to purchase our complete collection of Haute Macabre scents and hair glosses by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab in the Apothecary. Please note, there will be a 2-3 week delay in shipping on these items.