Meet Our Sponsor: Check Out BPAL’s RPG Scents


We are pleased as (absinth-spiked) punch to welcome our new sponsor for the week, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab; “Purveyors of Fine Esoteric Goods, Purfumes, and Oils.” The lab is a great, geeky, gothy store featuring unique scents formulated in the spirit of some beloved genre institutions.

We specialize in formulating body and household blends with a dark, romantic Gothic tone. Our scents run the aesthetic gamut of magickal, pagan and mythological blends, Renaissance, Medieval and Victorian formulas, and horror / Gothic-themed scents.

To give you an idea of the whimsical potions they produce, we’ll be featuring a different (and especially geeky) product each day this week. Today’s featured item: their RPG series of scents:

In most pen and paper fantasy RPGs, three of the primary attributes that you must choose for your character are race, class, and alignment. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s RPG scent series was designed to emulate the character creation process, and are meant to be layered in order to create a character concept. In short: you layer your class, race, and the two fragrances that compose your alignment to construct your character scent.

So, for example, I might choose to create your character thusly:

My Chaotic Good Half-Elf Ranger would feature the following characteristics:

  • A whirling mélange of multicolored musks with wasabi, rooibos, heliotrope, and mastic.
  • Shimmering celestial musk with vanilla, white honey, acacia, and sugar cane.
  • White sandalwood, beeswax, white tea leaf, oud, and a hint of sophisticated urban musk.
  • Untamed wilderness: buckskin accord with Terebinth pine, Russian birch, black ironwood, elder bark, hay, armoise, juniper, patchouli, galangal root, Spanish moss, and cabreuva.

Obviously, your scent can be as complex and individual as your character.

There’s plenty more to check out at Black Phoenix, and we’ll be featuring more of their unique products as the week progresses. Just remember, Father’s and Mother’s Days are closing in fast, and these are wonderful and geeky gifts for the gamers in your life. We thank Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab for sponsoring the blog this week!

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