BPAL The Light of Men’s Lives
The wax and smoke of millions upon millions of candles illuminating the walls of Death’s shadowy cave.
This scent is a part of the Märchen collection, which is based around old fairytales. The Light of Men’s Lives comes from the tale “Godfather Death”. I love a good smoky scent and this one received great reviews, so I was pleased to receive it as a free sample. It can be purchased on the BPAL website for $17.50 US for a full size or $4.00 for an imp.
In the bottle: Fragrant and waxy. This totally reminds me of something, but I can’t quite put my finger on what.
On the skin: It doesn’t change much from how it smells in the sample. It’s pure beeswax, fragrant but simple. There’s not much more to say about this, quite honestly. It smells like a less creepy version of Arcana Holy Terror.
TL;DR: Dripping candle wax. Very straight forward, but done well. 4/5.