Bristol's Badass Burlesque Show
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I am obsessed with scent. A scent can take you back to a very particular time, in a very particular place in a way that no other sense can. Just ask Proust.
I am fixated on the ritual of scent. The butane flash and the lighting of incense, tendrils of smoke rising. Both ancient and timeless.
“Who is this that comes out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with Myrrh & Frankincense, with all the powders of the merchant?”
Song of Solomon
One of the most consistent parts of my pre-Show ritual is anointing myself with oils, any combination of Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Follow Me Boy, Open the Road and (of course) Money Drawing.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab combines the mysticism and ritual of scent with some simply beautiful perfume oils. The oil is decanted and arrives to you in little 5ml apothecary bottles, decorated with printed labels. The bottle may be tiny, but it packs a sensual punch. The essential oils are powerful, but expertly blended and minimally diluted. There are no animal products, with the exception of honey, used and they are not tested on animals.
The ranges draw from every corner of Esoterica, reflected in the beautiful artwork that accompanies the poetic descriptions of the perfume oils. My personal favourite is the Sin and Salvation range, specifically the Bow and Crown of Conquest, Dirty and Hellfire.
The customer service is excellent, but the international shipping is a little pricey, so it’s worth combining an order with a friend and splitting the postage.
Now go add a little Black Phoenix Alchemy to your beauty ritual.