The Goat’s Horns
The long-standing GOAT of esoteric indie perfumery, Elizabeth Barrial of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Twilight Alchemy Lab, created and charged a set of 4 talismanic perfumes for Saturn in Capricorn during Sphere + Sundry’s election, inspired by various aspects of goat anatomy —
This is an oil of protection – protection through bindings, limitations, and force of will. It is an oil that protects by defusing, inhibiting, constraining, and banishing curses, and of shoving your enemies back and away from you. The Goat’s Horns fortify you by setting boundaries, maintaining endurance, and for empowering you to overcome your enemies through sheer will, determination, and a stubborn and formidable refusal to capitulate.
This oil is relentless.
Cypress essential oil and leaf (Cupressus sempervirens), patchouli essential oil and patchouli leaf from the TAL garden (Pogostemon cablin), myrrh essential oil and tears (Commiphora myrrha and Commiphora kua), opoponax gum resin (Commiphora opoponax), Solomon’s seal root (Polygonatum biflorum), rue essential oil and rue from the TAL garden (Ruta graveolens), grey vegetal musk, goat’s rue (Galega officinalis), and ethically sourced goat horn. This oil is not vegan. No goats were harmed in the creation of this oil.
Arrives in that iconic BPAL 5 ml amber apothecary bottle for $45
|Dimensions||.80 × .80 × 2 in|
No — Contains ethically, legally harvested animal components
HIGH STAIN POTENTIAL — Always perform patch tests before application to any medium
Sunday, November 22, 2020, hour of Saturn. Chart in image gallery.
I was going to wait until the working was complete, and I will update then. This oil is something else. I finally gave up and used a pipette to move it to things that were anointed with it. Every time I attempted to pick the open bottle up and use it, I either dropped it or tipped it. Once I wasn’t touching it (I’m guessing my natal Mars in Capricorn gave it a kick back) I could move the product to candles, etc. Energy associated with working thus far is huge. Impressive. We’ll see how it does over the moon cycle that I’m working through is done. I’m hoping it head butts the target as hard as it did me just trying to set my operation up.
Actually ordered the Teeth BPAL but was sent Horn instead by mistake (or was it meant to be?) as my first BPAL purchase. Fell in love with this scent and it still is my favorite scent from all the other S+ BPALs purchased. The mistake on fulfillment sending me the wrong bottle is probably the main reason why I dove into the world of BPALs. One of the few that I’ve purchased a second bottle… so good!
When I work with this oil I do not back down from anything which is great if I’m trying to handle difficult clients and coworkers and not so great if I’m trying to build bridges and have social events go well. For people who need a strong backbone, and incredible ally. For people who need to know when to admit they were wrong, maybe be conscious of context lmao. Powerful!!
There's a wedding coming up in my family that will require me to see relatives I have no seen in 5 plus years, particularly hateful, borderline evil people. This bpal is already producing results and protecting me. One relative cannot make the wedding, another has been warned not to cause issues. I'm so pleased with the results thus far and I've barely used it.
This BPAL feels the most aggressively active from the quartet and one quality that it bring in me is the sense of irony. Black jokes and crazy dancing follow. By doing this, it releases all fears and gives back great amount of energy and confidence. Very special treatment for "special" occations.
There are a few people in my life that are bulldozer types and keeping boundaries with them can be extremely difficult. Enter The Goat’s Horns. I find it to be the perfect amount of defense when dealing with challenging people. It gives me enough of a buffer to remain largely emotionally uninvolved when I need to be a bit more detached and avoid drama. Sometimes, if I find myself being too harsh, I’ll add a bit of VIL materia to the mix. This combo has been incredible for maintaining my composure and boundaries during tricky situations while simultaneously engaging with others in a gracious, easeful manner. I am beyond grateful this exists. It is truly a game changer!
I have been using this more recently on Saturn's days and have noted an increased presence of my father (deceased) in my dreams. We didn't have the best relationship and the times were I set boundaries on his behavior stand out the most. He has been present in dreams before (post existence and pre) usually as a malefic force. One in particular (in a haunted house no less) woke me with such force I lifted out of the bed like a shot and proceeded to banish. The last dream he was in there was some contention between us and it was like those earlier defining moments were I set boundaries and they were honored; the malefic force dissipated and he was just another figure in the dream.
I can't believe it only occurred to me recently to write this review, but that’s Saturn for you.
A couple of months ago, I had to take a plane and drive a lot in an unfamiliar area, which might not seem like a big deal to most of you, but I got my license as an adult and rarely drive thanks to public transport. So I was pretty nervous and brought this bpal along on the trip.
Everything went smoothly on the way there, but the trip home was mired with every possible delay you could imagine: late plane, weather problems, snafu with the stairs that would let us de-board, cab delays, traffic delays. You name it. I'd never experienced anything like it.
It's fine with me though. I'm convinced all these delays piled up from Saturn to protect us from something nasty. I heavily relied on this bpal, and it delivered!
My very favorite BPAL scent. I wear this oil each Saturn's day. It wraps me in a protective, productive cloak. Long-lasting and powerful.
I was surprised to vibe with the Saturn offerings pretty well, given the state of my natal Saturn -- and this BPAL is one of my favorites of the various I own. The scent is musky, earthy, and gorgeous, and I feel fortified and grounded when I wear it. The oil also feels/smells ancient, as if you're evoking and connecting to the more powerful aspects of your lineage and past lives.