Black Phoenix Trading Post: Hair Gloss Reviews Pt.2

BPTP Hair Glosses Pt.2

When it comes to BPTP hair glosses, there is a very wide variety of scents. Because of that, I like getting little 5mL decants of a bunch of them so I can test them out. All of these hair gloss decants (except So Below) are from the lovely ladies at Crown and Tulip decants!  I highly recommend them for all your decant needs. They’re really great people, and they’re super professional as well.

Now, on to the hair glosses!

So Below (Haute Macabre collection)

Amber and black copal with black coconut, Sumatran red patchouli, green cardamom pod, and golden musk.

I love this one. It’s a really different take on patchouli; it’s not the dark kind you would expect, it’s much lighter. I get mostly that patch note alongside the coconut, cardamom, and amber. It’s dirty and sexy, but also very tropical.

Sugar Plum Fairy 

Sugar plums, vanilla-infused sugar, tiare, amber musk, apricot peel, and a light dusting of cacao. 

Oh boy, this is sweet. Like really sweet. I primarily smell sugared plums and apricots with a touch of chocolate. I love gourmands, but this is too sweet for me. It’s very candy-like and a bit cloying. If you gravitate towards super sweet/candy scents, you’ll love this.

Mischief (Carnival Diabolique collection)

Blood-spattered cotton candy.

Spun sugar and cinnamon! I’m not getting any actual cotton candy, but I don’t mind that. I find this to be surprisingly autumnal. I would love this, but it unfortunately vanishes from my hair within minutes of application.

Who’s Nibbling at My House? (Carnival Diabolique collection)

Caramel apples, cardamom cakes, hazelnut cream, and butterscotch.

Gourmand heaven. It’s all caramel and butterscotch with a little spice from the cardamom. It’s so warm and gooey and perfect for fall. It actually smells like a richer version of Owl Creek Aleworks. 

 

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: Kitsune-Tsuki

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Kitsune-Tsuki

Asian plum, orchid, daffodil, jasmine and white musk.

Japanese mythology and plums? Sign me the hell up. The notes sounded extremely summery and bright without being overly floral. You can buy it on BPAL’s website. It’s $17.50 US for a 5mL full size or $4 US for a sample Imp.

In the bottle: HOLY PLUMS Y’ALL. I honestly forgot that this was a floral scent when I smelled it because I was immediately hit with the scent of ripe, juicy plums. I get literally nothing else except plums, but I’m not complaining.

On the skin: It starts out with the plums and then the florals come in. Orchid and jasmine cut the fruitiness just slightly and add some depth to the scent. I liked it…for the first fifteen minutes. After that, it somehow morphed into a very sunscreen-y smell and it’s really not pleasant. I’m blaming the jasmine, which my skin hates. However, let’s remember that perfume is very much about skin chemistry and just because it didn’t work on me doesn’t mean it won’t work on you.

TL;DR: Juicy plums and white florals that turn into the smell of sunblock. Not a fan. 1/5.