BPALS of Exalted Venus II
$45.00 – $180.00
There should be no despair for you
While nightly stars are burning;
While evening pours its silent dew,
And sunshine gilds the morning.
There should be no despair—though tears
May flow down like a river:
Are not the best beloved of years
Around your heart for ever?
– Emily Brontë
A sweet, comforting oil: a balm for despair, a heart-healer, and a catharsis.
White lotus absolute (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.), blue lotus absolute (Nymphaea caerulea), Egyptian neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara L), Bulgarian rose otto (Rosa x damascene) and rose petals from the TAL garden, lemon verbena essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Lippia citriodora), raspberry leaf and fruit compound from the TAL garden (Rubus idaeus), apple pulp and fruit compound from the TAL garden (M. pumila), Sumatran benzoin tears and absolute (Styrax benzoin), and zhi zi (Gardenia jasminoidis).
Is it a dream? Is heaven so high
That pity cannot breathe its air?
Its happy eyes forever dry,
Its holy lips without a prayer!
My God! my God! if thither led
By Thy free grace unmerited,
No crown nor palm be mine, but let me keep
A heart that still can feel, and eyes that still can weep.
– John Greenleaf Whittier
During painful and frightening times such as ours, we sometimes try to protect ourselves from the horror and pain that we are experiencing by (intentionally or not) hardening ourselves to the suffering of others and to our own suffering and effectively closing ourselves off. This oil was crafted as a protection from the ravages of personal and global grief by enabling you to keep an open heart, letting the darkness of the world pass through you without injuring you. Squama assists in helping you remain able to acknowledge and process pain with eyes that remain open and hearts that remain open while enabling you to continue to react with love to yourself and to others no matter how dark the world may become.
.. let me keep a heart that still can feel, and eyes that still can weep.
The scales of a fish may seem delicate, but they are incredibly powerful. They aid in both camouflage and protection, and this oil will also aid you in knowing when to stand your ground, when to fight back, and when to fade into the kelp.
Pink lotus absolute ( Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.), white willow bark (Salix alba), whole vanilla beans and vanilla absolute (Vanilla planifolia), lilac petals and leaf (Syringa vulgaris), fig leaf and fruit from the TAL garden (Ficus carica), Sumatran benzoin tears and absolute (Styrax benzoin), double-distilled Indonesian vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides), tuberose absolute (Polianthes tuberosa), and melon rind (Cucumis melo).
Loosely inspired by remoras, this oil will assist you in befriending those who – at first glance – may seem to be your enemies, in finding (and charming) unexpected allies, and in guiding you to your destinations (literal, spiritual, and metaphorical) in safety.
Rose geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens L’Hér), geranium absolute (Pelargonium graveolens), Egyptian neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara L), moth orchid petals (Phalaenopsis), Turkish rose absolute (Rosa x damascene), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), white tobacco absolute (Nicotiana tabacum), golden tobacco petals from the TAL garden (Nicotiana glauca), maidenhair fern fronds (Adiantum), Burmese red sandalwood essential oil and wood (Pterocarpus santalinus), lemon verbena essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Lippia citriodora), cubeb berries and essential oil (Litsea cubeba), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), ruby red grapefruit essential oil (Citrus paradisi), and pink pepper essential oil (Schinus mole).
An oil of effervescent charm, quirky humor, captivation, and enchantment. The allure of the odd, the magnetism of Poe’s “strangeness in the proportion,” the amplification and cultivation of the strange things about you that make you uniquely lovely.
Sweet fennel essential oil (Foeniculum vulgare ssp. capillaceum var. dulce) and bronze fennel leaves, flowers, and seed from the TAL garden (Foeniculum vulgare), white lotus absolute (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.), blue vervain extract, herb and flowers from the TAL garden (Verbena hastata), violet leaf absolute (Viola odorata), CO2 extract of cardamom and crushed cardamom pods (Elettaria cardamomum), apple pulp and fruit compound from the TAL garden (M. pumila), flouve absolute (Anthoxanthum odoratum), honey absolute (Apis meliferra), and spearmint essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Mentha spicata).
This oil is NOT vegan.
Available for $45 each, or as a full set for $180
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Morning of April 7th, 2022. Hour of Venus. Chart in image gallery.
Pompilus, Lepos, Squama, Condoleo, Full Set
Yes — contains NO animal ingredients
HIGH STAIN POTENTIAL — Always perform patch tests before application to any medium
Wore this LEPOS oil before going out to a punk-rock show with my youngest sister. Had a fantastic time, ended up chatting with the lead singer of the band, and had a fun time at the bar afterwards where I talked politics with an older gay woman. The energy was very light and buoyant.
The only (kind of funny) thing is that my sister wore the oil too and the older gay woman ended up hitting on her very strongly and we had to leave lol (an age gap of at least thirty years was a no go, plus my sister has a boyfriend) But, we both had a blast and it was all very fun, nonetheless. Would wear again!
Wasn't too drawn to the sweet bubblegum scent at first, but warmed up to it, Unabashedly pleasurable, puts me in such a good mood. Relaxing into my idiosyncratic self. Its fun!
POMPILUS was purchased for work, I plan on using it along with something from the Regulus series to ensure I'm not crossed and that I am respected and thought of in good light. I don't have any known enemies and I'm great at what I do but I'm trying to make a spiraled leap up with my career and divination brought me to this bpal
I really can’t say how much I love this smell. It is amazing. Makes me feel really happy when I put it on. And I’m in a pretty good relationship sooo…
As someone who discovered S&S via BPAL, I feel that the BPALs to me are the easiest way for me to get into a series-they have the charge of the series but in a way that feels wearable and approachable, and sometimes some materia works better than others for me, even within a series. I had an odd reaction to the EVII bath salts but Pompilus worked a lot better. I love the scent (I love geranium anyway so it's not a problem for me) but it was the effect I got from wearing it that made it special. I wore it to a work party and I instantly ended up finding a rapport with a colleague that I wasn't sure about before-we ended up having a deep and fascinating conversation because we had something in common, and I now see him as a friend due to this shared interest. It was unexpected and wonderful. (This was in conjunction with Regulus BB as well so really enhancing the radiant and social qualities.) I have also worn it as a means of dealing with difficult people and I feel it helped me to voice my concerns calmly rather than my usual argumentative way and thus end up coming to a peaceful compromise rather than feeling really beat up. I tried this as a decant, but I might need to get a bottle.
I am not a fan of geranium but this is lovely! The tobacco and sandalwood tamps down the cloying sweetness and this smells like a Venusian altar to me: fresh flowers and sweet incense. Being an introvert, going to social occasions with a lot of strangers is not easy for me. This oil is helpful even in situations when you think the other party may not be your ally. It guides you to be a calmer and better listener to find common ground, smoothing out not-so-pleasant situations.
Lepos not only smells deliciously beautiful like candy it's like dabbing on confidence and authenticity for me. I'm pretty introverted so I use it when I'm forced to be around people (especially around introverts) and it always draws people to me who are truly interested in me and who I have something fun in common with, making the best of the interactions I must have :)
Out of the four of these, Condoleo is the one I've used the most. It's comfort in a bottle! Amazing support for the heart, mind, spirit, soul & even body (seeing as they're all connected) — restorative, deeply replenishing. I adore this gift of grace, crafted by Elizabeth but clearly empowered by the Goddess. It's a blessed & nourishing talisman to promote healing!
I absolutely love how Lepos alchemizes or dissolves any negative-self talk and instead allows you to embrace, nurture, and embody self-love and admiration more. This internal shift automatically is perceived externally by others, catching the gazes of many, and sometimes approached with a sense of awe or eagerness to be near the warmth and heat that has been kindled within. Helps me feel more at ease with myself and my surroundings, and to rejoice in the beauty we are surrounded by on a daily basis. All of the Exalted Venus products have helped me see beauty where normally one wouldn’t see it, and I love how magical it makes the seemingly mundane. This in turns just generates perpetual gratitude and a shimmering sense of presence. Obsessed
I was very hesitant to dive into BPAL perfumes as I am highly sensitive and get overwhelmed by strong smells. This perfume packs a punch but is very manageable for the sensitive ones by not wearing it directly on the skin. I put a drop on a cotton ball and wrap it in a scrap of silk and carry it with me. I've also diluted some in salt water to create a refreshing aura mist that diffuses it nicely. It develops quite beautifully once you have it around you for a while.
Energetic impacts: I've been much more social, feeling safe to be my weird self, and have also received more compliments, favors and gifts! Also a new love budding after a long dry spell :)