Venus’ Aerial Delight BPALs
$45.00 – $225.00
Thee Elizabeth Barrial of iconic indie perfume house Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (and Head Bruja in Charge @ Twilight Alchemy Lab) crafted the following luscious scents in our Aerial Delight election window —
APHRODITE’S HARVEST (SOLD OUT! SORRY!)
Both an attraction oil and an oil of good fortune, Aphrodite’s Harvest confers riches through beauty and the arts, removes scarcity and fear of scarcity, and grants an abundance of sensuous boons. This oil can also be used to draw in lovers and opportunities for exposure and advancement in the arts.
Lilac from the TAL garden (Syringa vulgaris), lemon verbena essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Aloysia citriodora), catnip essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Nepeta cataria), lemon essential oil and peel from the TAL garden (Citrus x limon), Sri Lankan lime essential oil and peel (Citrus x aurantifolia), cardamom essential oil and green pods (Elettaria cardamomum), lemongrass essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Bulgarian rose absolute (Rosa damascene), red sage root (Salvia miltiorrhiza), vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides), periwinkle (Vinca minor), white sage from the TAL garden (Salvia apiana) and clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), and red clover blossoms from the TAL garden (Trifolium pratense).
HER EYES THAT WERE FULL OF SHINING (ALMOST GONE, AND/ OR GONE!)
She recognized the round, sweet throat of the goddess and her desirable breasts and her eyes that were full of shining.
This is an oil that amplifies and enhances beauty and sensuality while rekindling libido. This oil is used to bolster self-confidence, rekindle your love of your own body, and to help you find comfort and pleasure in, with, and through your body.
Rose petals and rose absolute (Rosa damascene), patchouli essential oil and leaf (Pogostemon cablin), red vegetal musk, benzoin oil and resin (Styrax tonkinensis, Styrax benzoin), tonka beans (Dipteryx odorata), vanilla absolute and vanilla bean (Vanilla planifolia), cubeb essential oil and berries (Litsea cubeba), wild-harvested damiana leaf (Turnera diffusa), peppermint essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Mentha x piperita), spearmint essential oil and leaf (Mentha spicata), periwinkle (Vinca minor), white sage from the TAL garden (Salvia apiana) and clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), and red clover blossoms from the TAL garden (Trifolium pratense).
(Please do not use on your genitals or any other sensitive body parts.)
Mother of laughter, and welspring of blisse.
An oil for kindness and affection, for rekindling joy and pleasure, and for learning how to laugh again, especially when your heart has been cold and silent for too long.
Rose petals and rose absolute (Rosa damascene), catnip essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Nepeta cataria), passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), tonka beans (Dipteryx odorata), hawthorn berries (Crataegus laevigata), carnation petals and leaf from the TAL garden (Dianthus caryophyllus), benzoin absolute (Styrax benzoin), periwinkle (Vinca minor), white sage from the TAL garden (Salvia apiana) and clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), red clover blossoms from the TAL garden (Trifolium pratense), strawberry fruit compound, wild currant fruit compound, sandalwood essential oil (Santalum spicatum), and jasmine absolute and flowers (Jasminum grandiflorum).
THE CLOAK OF APHRODITE
Aphrodite clothed herself with garments which the Kharites and Horae had made for her and dyed in flowers of spring – such flowers as the Horae wear – in crocus and hyacinth and flourishing violet and the rose’s lovely bloom, so sweet and delicious, and heavenly buds, the flowers of the narcissus and lily. In such perfumed garments is Aphrodite clothed at all seasons.
Though this is an oil of sensuality and sensual delight, it is also an oil of the arts: creating art, appreciating art, embracing art. This oil amplifies personal beauty in all forms, and amplifies the power of the arts to sustain us, resolve conflict, and educate us. It is an oil that enhances the power of art to create a sense of harmony, concord, and community.
Crocus petals from the TAL garden (Crocus sativus), paperwhite narcissus petals from the TAL garden (Narcissus papyraceus), hyacinth petals from the TAL garden (Hyacinthus orientalis), Madonna lily petals from the TAL garden (Lilium candidum), rose petals and rose absolute (Rosa damascene), violet absolute (Viola odorata), Himalayan amber oil (Oleum succini), vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides), tonka beans (Dipteryx odorata), benzoin oil and resin (Styrax tonkinensis, Styrax benzoin), red sandalwood (Pterocarpus soyauxii), beeswax absolute (Cera alba), periwinkle (Vinca minor), white sage from the TAL garden (Salvia apiana) and clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), and red clover blossoms from the TAL garden (Trifolium pratense).
A DISTANT SONG
Whether awake or sleeping,
I cannot rest for long:
By my casement comes creeping
A distant song.
A song like the chiming of silver
Bells which the breezes play,
Seeming to float for ever
Towards an unseen day:
A song that is weary with sorrow,
Yet knows not any defeat:
Through the past, through to-day, through to-morrow,
It echoes on life’s long street.
Could I but make words of its power,
Bring it from the future here,
Men’s souls would be waking, that hour,
To the victory against fear.
But the vague sweet stanza befools me
With its calm joy, time after time,
And no failure here ever schools me
To cease from an idle rhyme.
That music afar, unspoken,
’Tis I have done it wrong:
I caught, and I have broken,
A distant song.
This oil was inspired by a poem that reflects an aspect of Venus’ dance with Spica: A Distant Song by John Gould Fletcher. This oil assists in healing emotional wounds caused by fear, pain or resentment. It helps enable people to be more loving and more receptive to love.
Benzoin oil and resin (Styrax tonkinensis, Styrax benzoin), red sandalwood (Pterocarpus soyauxii), cardamom essential oil and green pods (Elettaria cardamomum), cherry fruit compound, fig fruit compound and leaf from the TAL garden, Bulgarian rose absolute (Rosa damascene), honey absolute (Apis mellifera), periwinkle (Vinca minor), white sage from the TAL garden (Salvia apiana) and clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), red clover blossoms from the TAL garden (Trifolium pratense), mimosa absolute (Acacia dealbata), manuka essential oil (Leptospermum scoparium), angelica essential oil and root (Angelica archangelica), red mandarin essential oil (Citrus reticulata), and patchouli essential oil and leaf (Pogostemon cablin).
Offered for $45 each, or full quintette for $225
|Dimensions||.80 × .80 × 2.4 in|
No — Contains ethically, legally harvested animal components
Morning of September 9th, 2021. Hour of Venus, Rising. Chart in the image gallery
Aphrodite's Harvest, Her Eyes that were Full of Shining, Laughter-Loving, The Cloak of Aphrodite, A Distant Song, Full Venus' Aerial Delight BPAL Quintette
This BPAL has real staying power! I wore it and the scent was still on my sweater a week later. BPALs for me are less potent magically, but I love the presence they bring. Her Eyes makes me gently aware of my body and the way it moves through space.
I can attest on many nights filled with laughter thanks to this lovely perfume. In general, I love this particular election, almost everything from VAD is as promised, but Laughter-Loving prompts honest smiles and belly giggles, for me, but also for people around me while wearing it, because helps you to channel charming and pleasant moments.
The smell profile tends towards the fruity-floral.
For when you need to grieve for people and things in ways you can’t explain to others. For when you need to give yourself permission to marinate in nostalgia. For when you need to just feel it. And be held gently in it.
Her Eyes Were Full of Shining makes me feel so sexy and beautiful. I love working with it to elevate my confidence.
First, I need to talk about Her Eyes That Were Full of Shining. It smells like sexual beauty, luscious, gorgeous & divine! I love the scent. I think most people will be feeling themselves when they have this on . . . turns up the sensuality, brings one into the body & attunes one to pleasure. Things suddenly become more bliss-inducing, fun, beautiful, erotic, etc.
Laughter-Loving is wonderful too. For me, it can function both as an "emergency happiness-bringer," and also just an extra boost even if I'm already doing relatively well. It puts me at ease, and thus makes any type of socializing better.
Cloak of Aphrodite & Aphrodite's Harvest don't really have scent profiles that I would typically call favorites, but I still like them. CoA is great for a sense of youthful rejuvenation; I experience it aromatically & energetically as the freshness of spring, the creation of new things . . . a lot of life force & power here. AH is a very clean, lemony scent to me, which honestly doesn't resonate, but I imagine that it works well magically when used with intent (as all BPALs do).
Her Eyes That Were Full of Shining is an absolutely hypnotic scent that upon reading the scent profile I wasn't sure would resonate with me initially. I'm not usually a fan of rose scents but for some reason this perfume is one of my all time favorite BPAL blends and smells much more like incense than rose to me. I bought it while pregnant and it has been incredibly helpful for helping me embrace (adore, even!) my baby bump and added curves and has certainly given me a much needed boost of confidence at a time that I really needed it. I was lucky enough to score some Aphrodite's Harvest on the secondary market also and it is amazing layered over that as well.
I was drawn to Her Eyes That Were Full of Shining and have been absolutely delighted with the results I’ve had with it. Though in the prime of my life, I’ve had a hard time accessing desire and just generally inhabiting my body after a number of years of extreme stress. Upon applying it I immediately produced a sigh of relief, something I found myself doing over and over again whenever I’d catch the scent. My experience with this just made me feel so relaxed and at home in my body, and instead of needing to think myself into desire it just naturally followed from that starting point of relaxation. This certainly delivered on the “rekindling the libido” aspect by way of just feeling more beautiful, something of paramount importance for a Libra rising. I also share the sentiment from another review about the depth to this scent, it is so delicious in a way I can’t get enough of and even a very small amount applied stays with you for quite some time. Already considering ordering more!
What a wonderful and joyful journey!
Not only does this talismanic perfume (Laughter-Loving) oil bring quick results, but it also smells heavenly.
I'm usually rather private and quiet, but whenever I’ve worn this, it tends to lighten me up as a person. Maybe I am not by nature an introvert, but have been conditioned to shy away from social situations. Anyway, after using the perfume oil, I felt much more open to socializing with others. I've had some great fun and friendly conversations wearing it. This effect has been especially noticeable in situations where I might typically be struggling with anxiety or doubt. Last month, at a friend’s party, I noticed that my chronic anxiety had disappeared. I have felt myself lively and joyful, like it was the most natural thing.
The perfume boosts self-confidence and happiness and encourages a pleasant emotional state, which is great during holidays or any stressful time of the year. It is an instant mood lifter and makes me reattune to pleasure and be more expansive, exuberant and optimistic.
Loving this product!
Despite being sold out, I feel compelled to credit EB's incredible artistry in Aphrodite’s Harvest. The bright lemony notes are an instant pick-me-up; this blend confers a Venusian mood boost from the moment you first make contact, and continues with every waft you catch thereafter. Absolutely does as the label says.
Her Eyes That Were Full of Shining has helped me regain my self-confidence and brought back my sexual prowess.
I had worn this when I went out to go dancing with some friends and had received a lot more attention than I was used to such as people wanting to buy drinks, have a conversation, or simply wanting a moment to dance with me.
Sometimes I would mix this BPAL in with one of my hair oils and have gotten many compliments on my hair though nothing has changed with the way I styled it.
I had worn this at work (tread carefully! haha) and would get more looks from the guys at my office and with the addition of free lunch or something sweet. I don't often wear this at work, but if you're looking for a little bit more attention from colleagues, this seems to do the trick.
I've done quite a lot of field testing with this particular BPAL and suffice to say that it has been extremely successful when commanding attention but it does attract some unwanted attention so I've paired it with another Saturn BPAL to bring about the aura of untouchable beauty or if you're trying to evoke the inner femme fatale. This particular combination is my favorite.