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31 BPAL Scents Reviewed

  1. Bat Woman - Exhibition I - Ratkirani, calla lily, moonflower, honeysuckle, night-blooming jasmine, French lavender, verbena, grey amber and nighttime air. Sharp but warm, floral with a clean smell   4/10
  2. Burial – dark elements - The Dark Side of Earth: deep, brooding forest scents, including juniper and patchouli. The scent of upturned cemetery loam mingling with floral offerings to the dead. Dark and earthy, picking up a lot of juniper and patchouli 6/10
  3. Catherine – Diabolus - Named for the ambitious, vengeful poisoner Catherine deMedici, who used perfumes to perform her dark deeds. A sinful blend of orange blossom, rosemary and rose... allegedly the exact perfume she utilized in her work. Rosy and warm, very comforting. Not too strong. Sophisticated. 7/10
  4. Death of Sardanapal - Exhibition I - The Death of Sardanapal, Eugene Delacroix. Red wine, gurjum balsam, dark myrrh, honey, cassia, lemongrass, palmarosa, elemi, cognac and olibanum.  Thick, sinful, boozy, delicious.    8/10
  5. Desire– love potions - The overwhelming agony of passion crystallized into a singularly dark and magnetic blend: bittersweet neroli, black patchouli and black musk, gilded by apple, bergamot, blood red rose, teak, and vanilla. Nummy, rich, nice bite of patchouli mixing with the other scents. 9/10
  6. Dirty – sin & salvation - A wonderful antidote to an all-nighter oozing with drunken, addled perversion and debauchery. A fresh, crisp white linen scent: perfectly clean, perfectly breezy. Very clean with a slight hint of fruit. Sweet and delicate…childlike.   8/10
  7. Eat Memad tea party- Three white cakes, vanilla, and red and black currants. Rich, sweet, sexual. Womanly and very warm. Absolutely delicious.     10/10
  8. Ecstasy of St Theresa – exhibition 2- Frankincense, iris, white gardenia, Roman chamomile, amber, and agar woodStrong, florally, overpowering….too much chemical scented2/10
  9. Glasgow– wanderlust - The rich scent of wild blackberry breezing over gentle rosy heather.  Sweet and delicate bit too floral, good touch of blackberry. 5/10
  10. Horn of Plentyvoodoo blends - Forces a change of fortune, helps overcome poverty and want, and helps attract prosperity, prestige and earthly bounty Rich, decadent, extremely filling scent. A little boozy with a sharp kick of warm smells7/10
  11. Hurricanedark elements - The Dark Side of Air: a high pitched, tangy, clear scent -- light China rain deepened by murky vetivert. very wet and pungent, suspenseful wood smell. 6/10
  12. KaliExcolo - Kali, the Black One, is the fearless Goddess of Destruction, Creation, Energy and Dissolution. Also named Kaliratri [Black Night] and Kalikamata [Black Earth-Mother], she is the fiercest aspect of Devi, the supreme mother goddess. Kali is a protector Goddess, the destroyer of evil spirits and guardian of the faithful. She, along with her consort Shiva, represent the unending cycle of death and birth, sexual union, creation and destruction. Kali annihilates ignorance, maintains the natural order of the world, and blesses those who strive for spiritual awareness and knowledge of true holiness with infinite tenderness and motherly love. The constant, unending Work of Creation is called the "The Play of Kali". This perfume is a blend of the sacred blooms of cassia, hibiscus, musk rose, Himalayan wild tulip, lotus and osmanthus swirled with offertory dark chocolate, red wine, tobacco, balsamand honey. Rich, sweet heavenly smells with a bit of chaos caused by chocolate tones.  9/10
  13. Les Anges Deuchesexhibition 2- Khus, blonde tobacco, life everlasting, orris root, black currant, cabreuva, Spanish moss, leather, and ambrette. Too overwhelming a scent, a little sickening. 1/10
  14. Maenad diabolus - Orgiastic mayhem in the extreme: sweet strawberry and orange blossom distorted by carnation, black poppy and hibiscus. Like rolling around in candy store, rich strawberries with a soft floral undertone. 10/10
  15. Malicediabolus- A profound, complex scent that encapsulates the joy one finds in another's pain. Ylang ylang, clove, Indonesian red patchouli, and dark myrrh. Rich, warm and evil. Somewhat bitter and very dark. 9/10
  16. Nephilimdiabolus- Dark children conceived from the union of Fallen Angels and the Daughters of Men. According to lore, the angel Shemhazai led a group of his angels to earth to instruct mankind in the ways of piety and righteousness. After a time, the angels became prey to earthly desires and began to lust after the daughters of man, and thus they fell. They instructed their mortal mates in the arts of conjuration, summoning, necromancy and other magical arts. The fruits of their union are the Nephilim: possessed of superhuman strength, cunning, and infinite capacity, and hunger for, sin. Venerated as heroes by some, vilified by most, the Nephilim eventually annihilated one another in a cataclysmic civil war instigated by the angel Gabriel as punishment for their transgressions. Holy frankincense and hyssop in union with earthy fig, defiled by black patchouli and vetiver, with a chaotic infusion of lavender, cardamom, tamarind, rosemary, oak moss and cypress. A bit too piney, but a nice citrus overtone almost compensates for it. Mixes well with the patchouli to create a lovely chaotic scent. 6/10
  17. Nosferatu diabolus- We've finally caved in to years of requests for vampiric scents. As soft as grave dust and as dry as a breath drawn within a long forgotten crypt, this is Nosferatu: desiccated herbs and gritty earth brought to life with a swell of robust and sanguineous red wines. Wine and earth are very strong, a sickeningly sweet smell. A somewhat airy scent. 4/10
  18. OpheliaIllyria - Wistful and vulnerable: lotus, water blossom ivy, stargazer lily and white rose. Very soft, delicate and drowned flowers. A sad nighttime scent. 8/10
  19. Penitence sin and salvation -   Smell sanctified! A blend of pure, pious frankincense and graceful myrrh. Warm and comforting. Nothing overpowering. Sweet and warm 10/10
  20. Pentitent Magdaleneexhibition 1- Immortelle, lily of the valley, gaiac, amber, honey, white sandalwood, almond flower, blonde musk and hyssop. Sweet and light. Nice honey tones mixing with the flowers. 8/10
  21. Pool of Tears – mad tea party- A sea of salty tears drowning out Alice's light floral perfume.  Heavy floral, too pungent2/10
  22. Port-au-princewanderlust - Dark, decadent and incomparably exotic: the rich scent of buttered rum flavored with almond, bay, clove and sassafras. Delicious and decadent. Sinful and wild. Heavy rum scent with clove coming out nicely 10/10
  23. Shanghaiwanderlust - The crisp, clean scent of green tea touched with lemon verbena and honeysuckle Lemony, clean, too clean….. 1/10
  24. Silenceexhibition 1- White sandalwood, iris, blue musk, lotus root, moonflower, plum blossom, green tea, white mint and white peach. Green, fresh cut grass smells with linen 3/10
  25. Sri Lanka - wanderlust - Indian sandalwood and cedar, and the dry incense smoke of olibanum, gum mastic, patchouli and myrrh. Sweet woody smell with a pleasant jolt of patchouli and myrrh coming out.   7/10
  26. SzepasszonyDiabolus - The Fair Lady, Winter Witch, White Maiden of the Storm. Szepasszony is a Hungarian demon-ness that appears as a stunningly beautiful woman with long, silver-white hair and a blinding white dress. She revels in storms, particularly when hail rains down on her. Water dripping down eaves into a puddle is an invitation for her to cause mischief: she uses the puddle as a magical tool for casting her wicked spells. It is considered foolhardy to step into a circle of short grass ringed by taller grasses, as those mark the circles where the Fair Lady dances. A chilly, tempestuous whirlwind of clear, airy notes, slashing rain, and a thin undercurrent of white flowers. Too sweet, and floral….picking up something that smells like rotten flowers.   1/10
  27. Tanin’iver – Ars Draconis - Lilith’s monstrous dragon steed: dragon’s blood resin, patchouli, pomegranate, myrrh, mimosa, cassia, blood musk and smoke. Ancient and warm, Nice smoky tones lay over the sweetness of the flowers and myrrh. With a snap of the pomegranate….Delicious    10 /10
  28. Tarot: Death –tarot oils- no site description- Distant, not picking up much. Rich scents linger.  4/10
  29. Tarot: Strength – tarot oils – no site description- Warm and vibrant. Ferocious and comforting. 8/10
  30. Vice – sin and salvation - Voluptuous and indulgent! A deep chocolate scent, with black cherry and orange blossom. Totally delicious, sweet rich chocolates with a kick of orange making it smell clean10/10
  31. Wings of Azrael – funereal oils- Azrael is the Angel of Death, marked as the last being to die in the Apocalypse. Though a harbinger of doom, his duties are an act of mercy: he curtails human life before world-weariness and despair destroys our spirits. Warm myrrh swirled with a bittersweet blend of violet, Lily of the Valley, juniper, cypress and cajeput. Dark and musty, Smoky and ancient. Awesome mix of the floral with the dry smell of myrrh   8/10
I bought a lot of imps from various sources....so here are all the ones I've tried thus far...I seem to have an affection for myrhh, pathcouli and sweet scents ^-^
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