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Gluttony [Apr. 16th, 2008|12:10 am]
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On a much lighter note, I just had a small fit and ordered some BPAL (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab) stuff. Dammit. I have been soooo good, but can't find my Miskatonic University perfume and want it NOW, and then some other stuff caught my eye... I have a sneaking suspicion that their descriptions have a lot to do with my consummate attraction to them (although some, like Tulzcha, it's really the scent -- mint, yum!)

I ordered imps (samples) of Hellcat, Drink Me, Tombstone, Gluttony, Envy, Absinthe, as well as a restock of my favorite, Miskatonic University. My other main favorites are Grand Guignol, Tulzscha, and Undertow.

Further delectable details:

HELLCAT:
A soft, sensual, luxuriant blend with a wicked bite: hazelnut, buttercream, honey mead, rum and sweet almond.

ENVY:
Green herbs slithering through mint, lime and lavender.

GLUTTONY:
Thick, sugared and bloated with sweetness. Dark chocolate, vanilla, buttercream, and hops with pralines, hazelnut, toffee and caramel.

ABSINTHE:
Fall under the spell of our Green Fairy! An intoxicating blend containing wormwood essence, light mints, cardamom, anise, hyssop, and the barest hint of lemon.

TOMBSTONE:
A celebration of one of the first commercially produced perfumes of America's Old West. A rugged, warm blend of vanilla, balsam and sassafras layered over Virginia cedar.

DRINK ME:
There seemed to be no use in waiting by the little door, so she went back to the table, half hoping she might find another key on it, or at any rate a book of rules for shutting people up like telescopes: this time she found a little bottle on it, ('which certainly was not here before,' said Alice,) and round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words 'DRINK ME' beautifully printed on it in large letters.

It was all very well to say 'Drink me,' but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. 'No, I'll look first,' she said, 'and see whether it's marked "poison" or not'; for she had read several nice little histories about children who had got burnt, and eaten up by wild beasts and other unpleasant things, all because they would not remember the simple rules their friends had taught them: such as, that a red-hot poker will burn you if you hold it too long; and that if you cut your finger very deeply with a knife, it usually bleeds; and she had never forgotten that, if you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison,' it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.

However, this bottle was not marked 'poison,' so Alice ventured to taste it, and finding it very nice, (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast,) she very soon finished it off.

BPAL’s Drink Me is not for drinking. Please use common sense, and remember: perfume oils are for external use only.


Background info:
MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY:
A venerable New England university, whose vast library holds many rare, diabolical and obscure arcane works, including one of the few surviving legitimate copies of the Necronomicon. Home to innumerable scholars of the esoteric and the occult, and the notorious Dr. Herbert West.

The scent of Irish coffee, dusty tomes and polished oakwood halls. (The yummiest of all!)

UNDERTOW:
The Dark Side of Water: clean and purifying, yet menacing -- lotus and juniper with a hint of mint. A scent dragged up from the depths to the Stygian shore.

TULZSCHA (from the Springtime in Arkham series):
A belching column of sick greenish flame... spouting volcanically from depths profound and inconceivable, casting no shadows as healthy flame should, and coating the nitrous stone with a nasty, venomous verdigris. For in all that seething combustion no warmth lay, but only the clamminess of death and corruption.
A crystalline, cold green fire: six mints with white pepper and cucumber.

GRAND GUIGNOL (from the Bewitching Brews series):
In 1897, a new form of entertainment was presented to the people of Montmartre, Paris: the Théâtre du Grand Guignol. During the course of an evening at the theatre, one would watch several small plays, ranging from crime dramas to sexual farces, a violent, throat-ripping, eye-gouging, acid-tossing good time, which always included shock topics such as infanticide, necrophilia, insanity, murder, paranoia, vengeance and death by common household object. Our Grand Guignol perfume is a shot of sweet apricot brandy; just enough to settle your nerves after a ghoulish, gory brush with the macabre.
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[User Picture]From: shikishi
2008-04-16 10:33 am (UTC)

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My good god woman.

I avoid BPAL unless I have extra extra money and so it has been nearly 2 years since my last order of imps.

I am very very fond of
ALICE:Curiouser and curiouser. Milk and honey with rose, carnation and bergamot
and
STRANGLER'S FIG: A glorious parasite! Once the seeds of the Strangler Fig find root in the bark of a tree, snakelike roots erupt and reach graspingly at the sky. The Strangler Fig then sprouts numerous epiphytic vines that strangles and surrounds its unwilling host, and finally snuffs the life from it. Rooty, woody, with deep green tones.

I should go check them out soon though and see what is new and yummy

btw - can we not attend work today, please?
[User Picture]From: dark_brilliance
2008-04-16 11:54 am (UTC)

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I know, I know... *shakes fist at sky* It never would have happened if I hadn't misplaced my Miskatonic U! I think it has been at least 2 years for me too, so I have shown restraint.

I thought I would love Alice, but it wasn't my style -- it may have been the carnation. I had a fight with carnation once -- spilled a whole bottle of carnation in Bronson's dorm room when we were away at Simon's Rock, and it permeated everything for the rest of the semester. BLeah!

Strangler's Fig sounds downright enticing, though.

Their new Carnaval series is neat... I was tempted by the Green Tree Viper. Arrrghh!!! Barely avoided adding it to the order. The pain lingers.... *swoons*

btw-- yes, can we not. Oh wait! I *have* to go to work. DAMMIT!!! Let me know if you figure out a way to fix that.