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Queen of the Honeyed Heart

Queen of the Honeyed Heart


A talismanic perfume oil formulated on Sphere + Sundry’s exquisite Venus in Taurus election (2020) by Empress Barrial of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Twilight Alchemy Lab. Of which, She shares —

This is an oil of peace and healing; of reconciliation without surrender, of forgiveness without capitulation. It is rooted in the healing power of the natural world, and was created to assist us in moving forward from pain and trauma in wholeness and strength. It was crafted to bring comfort and emotional succor, stability, and growth through love.

Queen of the Honeyed Heart is also an oil of quiet, gentle power. It is not the red-hot conflagration of rage and desire for dominion, but power that stems from the genuine desire to care for others and create positive change in your life, your community, and the world.

Queen of the Honeyed Heart is an oil of spiritual, mental, and physical grace.

This oil contains honey absolute (Apis melliferra), Sumatran benzoin gum oleoresin and tears (Styrax benzoin), blue yarrow essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Achillea millefolium), organic motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca), strawberry fruit compound, organic ylang ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata var. genuine), white lotus absolute (Nelumbo nucifera), pink lotus stamens (Nelumbo nucifera), organic hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus sabdariffa), and red vegetal musk.


Arrives in an amber apothecary bottle for $45

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Weight 3 oz
Dimensions .80 × 3 × 2 in

No — Contains ethically, legally harvested animal components


HIGH STAIN POTENTIAL — Always perform patch tests before application to any medium

Creation Date

Friday, March 27, 2020. Hour of Venus. Chart in image gallery.

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  1. I don’t use this oil as a perfume — the scent, as others have said, is VERY gourmand — but ~wow~ does its grounded gentleness and heart-ease have an immediate impact. I don’t experience that automatic “shift” with most S&S materia (which my Saturn-ruled self prefers), but this one? This one HITS. Bc of that, I don’t actually use it on myself very often. I mostly use it for blessing work/dressing candles for others. More than almost any other S&S oil I’ve ordered, it “feels” like a good way to spread care.

  2. Wanna embody grace, compassion, and power despite feeling like secretly you’re a trash panda that can’t seem to get your life out of the dumpster?

    Queen of the Honeyed Heart does that. It’s a floral honey with a smidge of red musk, but more importantly will remind you to elevate yourself and that you are worthy. You finding it hard to love yourself? This reminds you that you are a Queen, and deserve all the best.

  3. I love this perfume! It’s a smell I have not really worn before. There’s a sweetness to it but it’s not cloying. This sweetness is sophisticated yet still playful. It is noticeable enough that others can pick up on the scent if they are nearby but it is not so strong that it is overwhelming. I am very sensitive to perfumes and they can give me headaches. This one does not do that and instead envelops me in a joyful hug of comfort. Combine this with the effects of the Empress and you have a recipe for delight!

  4. From the get-go I can say that this is my absolute favorite BPAL scent!!! Smells like honey and berries and all things sweet and divine and makes me feel like I can get All The Good Stuff™. I wore this a few weeks ago before shopping for flowering plants with my family, and we got lots of freebies with every plant haul! Praise to the lovely Venus and thank you Elizabeth, Kait & Co. for creating this absolute treasure of a perfume!

  5. QotHH smells like honey, and whiff of strawberry to me. It’s calming, full of quiet authority and confidence, but more importantly it allows you to give grace, by giving you grace. Sometimes you can get more things done by being conciliatory instead of through direct confrontation, and both are valid strategies but sometimes you have to go around instead of directly through. This enables you to “go around” and get it done.

  6. Queen of the Honeyed Hearts smells more like honey than honey itself, or at least is the kind of scent that makes you feel that sweet. I feel a sense of calm confidence washing over me with this one, like I can accomplish all my goals in a calm, collected, and still authoritative way. Just a quiet authority, without any hand-wringing or difficult confrontation. The ability to give a gentle nudge. I love the scent, and feel so much more confident when I wear it.

  7. This smelts the way Maraschino Cherries taste! It’s like opening the door to a small ice cream / handmade candies shop! It doesn’t feel like wearing food, it feels like wearing long, drawn out happiness. I had a bad night’s sleep, have a headache now and am facing a tough day at work but I don’t really care about any of that because of how good this perfume makes me feel. How can there be any of this perfume left! Payday is Frida and I’ll try to remedy that situation then.

  8. Oh my Goddess, this is the sort of perfume I have waited my whole life for. It has been so healing for me emotionally. I am more attentive (yes, even more than my Virgo Mars enables me to be) and compassionate with it. When I worked at my local library, I really had to embody this aspect of the Empress, and because it doesn’t come as naturally to me, I would end up quite exhausted at the end of the day. There are so many kids who need this kind of mothering in their lives, and they can’t get it at home or school because these women are just children looking to be loved themselves.
    I’m not totally sure what doors are going to open for me through my work with this perfume but I can sense that they will indeed open. That’s such a beautiful feeling.
    Thank you Kaitlin and Elizabeth for this offering.❤

  9. I agree with those three wonderful people who (as of this date) have written of QotHH. The scent did not immediately transport me — but when applied I was the little girl again, in the backyard…with a kiddie pool and a butterfly named “Petey” for my friend. I felt, in my heart, renewed. I cannot express enough gratitude for this magicalness. Thank you and again, thank you.

  10. Ummm, yes. What a surprising experience with this one! It doesn’t seem to be a coincidence that at least 3 of us (as evidenced by the two below testimonials) have felt extremely similar things using Queen of the Honeyed Heart. In terms of scent, my favorite of the Empress BPALs is, as expected, Fruitful Mother of Thousands. The energy & intent of the latter also resonate with me and what I desire most. Yet QotHH is far more than what she is purported to be. Smelling her was instant recognition, remembrance; her aroma brings about a fullness of light within the self that may have seemed long-lost. Restorative. Rejuvenating. The essence of one’s ideal, idyllic vision of self & life. Utopia. Heaven on Earth. My deepest gratitude to Elizabeth for this exquisite creation <3

  11. The scent reminds me of a day where I felt loved, and could also give love easily.

    When I could freely, and gently care for myself, and take care of others. Before the world made me jaded. Before my cup was harder to refill.

    It’s that time, bottled, and I needed that desperately.

    It’s a gorgeous honeyed strawberry, scent wise. Heady. Heavenly.

  12. ♕ The Queen of Hearts Commands ♕
    This is so familiar to me, an elegant and mystical perfume. This is a wonderful ensemble of many elements with jammy fruit, flowers, and musk notes swirling together to make a communion wine. Womanly, rounded and oh so rich with the ability to transform the day, evoke memories. stir emotions by effecting mood, hopes and dreams. I’m getting a delicate creaminess, almost like a stream of white chocolate mixing with the luscious RED notes. The honey is low and slow in the background, never becoming “buzzy” or astringent. Something about it takes me back to my childhood, filling teacups with wild rose petals in the garden, plump bumblebees watching. Something from that time smelled very much like this. If a perfume can recall happy, sunlit memories, it is so worth it to possess, to wear and adore it.
    Blessed Be! Long live the Queen of Hearts….Long May She Reign ♥︎

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