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The Best in Heaven or Hell: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Good Omens Unboxing

A few months ago, I unboxed and reviewed a sampling of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfumes. Not surprisingly, they were amazing. One of my favorites from the sampling was a scent called Crowley. They kindly included it in the box because of my name – DD Crowley – and I fell in love. It was also then that I found out they had a whole Good Omens collection. Check out which ones they shipped, and then keep reading for the scent profiles.

We want to send a huge thank you to Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab for sending some of this amazing delivery our way. The entire collection consists of around 30 perfumes, one for almost every single character in the book. As a huge fan of Good Omens: The Nice And Accurate Prophecies From Agnus Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett from way back, I was SO excited for this. Let’s look at what they decided to send our way.

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One of the best things about Good Omens is the comedy. It’s full of such classic British humor, and it’s one of my favorites. One of the best representations of that humor was the description of the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Knowledge with a big sign in front of it that says, “Don’t Touch.” That also happens to be the name of this perfume. Even though, historically, the Forbidden Fruit would have most likely been a pomegranate, the apple is the one that’s most represented. Don’t Touch has notes of apple flesh and its flowers, and pomegranate with subtle hints of green musk, opoponax and frankincense. The apple hits the strongest with the heavier notes hitting right on the tail end. This is one of my favorites from the bunch.

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An anathema is something or someone that you severely dislike which is such a negative meaning for such a pretty word. Anathema Device is the descendant of Agnes Nutter, and, thanks to her Book of Prophecies, knows what is going down in Good Omens. She is independent, smart… and now she has her own perfume. This is the scent that I find to be the strongest and lasts the longest out of the ones that were sent. It’s a very intense smell at first, but once it calms with the body’s chemistry, it is beautiful. Anathema Device is heavy and sweet with notes of white sandalwood, black currant, bourbon vanilla and amber.

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Shadwell is an old, goofy witch hunter. His portrayal in the Good Omens series was perfect, in my opinion, and he has a fragrance that represents his quirkiness. This is another scent that I wear regularly. The combination in Shadwell is not something you think would smell good, but it does, in fact. Shadwell smells of roll ups, a “mildewed raincoat,” sweet tea and condensed milk. It’s creamy and sweet with just an undertone of mildew. It’s delightful.

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In the beginning of the end, two demons bring the Antichrist to Crowley in a basket to be passed to the Nuns of the Chattering Order of Saint Beryl. Those demons were Ligur and Hastur. Ligur and Hastur seem to always be together, and now we know what they smell like. Ligur boasts the scent of olibanum, black moss, “soggy ti,” khus and opoponax. That’s a lot of words most people don’t understand. Olibanum is from the same tree as frankincense, khus is basically vetiver, and opoponax is from a tropical tree that smells heavy and sweet. Soggy ti… well, I don’t understand that one either. It smells very herbal and green, almost like walking into a plant nursery. I love that smell, although I am more apt to use it as a house or linen fragrance than a perfume.

Where Ligur is green and herbal smelling, Hastur is on a different spectrum. It lies solidly on the smokier side with notes of labdanum (which is a rarer oil used mostly to create the scent of amber), black patchouli, wet tobacco and brimstone. This scent is smokier, deeper and darker. You would think the added brimstone would give it a funky undertone but it just adds dimension.

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This is the longest name for any perfume I have ever seen in my life. The full name of this scent is The Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast That is Called Dragon, Prince of This World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, and Lord of Darkness Perfume Oil, but from now on we’ll just call it The Adversary. Based on the scent description, I wasn’t sure that I would like it, but it has become one of my favorite from the bunch. This scent has notes of baby powder, goat’s milk and brimstone. It all comes together in a slightly powdery yet incense-like scent that turned out very nicely.

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Here we have the man with the coolest name. Crowley graces the face of this bottle featuring the fragrance Deeds of the Day. This is much different from the original Crowley scent with notes of scorched aluminum, copper solder, cracked aluminosilicate glass, tantalum, and the “gingery-bubble of a short-circuiting vibration assembly stewing in a thick, hot black musk.” I am not entirely sure what that means, but what it creates is a unisex scent that is delightful for a chilly fall day.

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The last two Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab scents feature two of the baddies from Good Omens. First up is Beelzebub. This fragrance features red, black and white pepper, brimstone and clove musk. As a fan of peppery scents, I was really excited about this one, but, in my opinion, it smells like straight up Desitin diaper rash cream. I couldn’t put my finger on what it reminded me of and then it hit me. It has a medicinal tang to it, and now I can’t smell it as anything else. Not my favorite, unfortunately, but that’s just my personal taste.

The last scent in the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Good Omens collection is War. War is never a good thing… unless it is a perfume. This heavy scent has notes of ginger, black spices, patchouli, honeysuckle, and three “blood-soaked red musks.” The heaviness of the scent and the patchouli mask the ginger and honeysuckle quite a bit, but it is still a nice, heavy fragrance.

That’s it for the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Good Omens unboxing! Thank you again to Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab for sending these scents our way. This unboxing proves again the quality of these perfumes and their versatility in scent combinations. The Good Omens collection was one of the very first they ever created and still goes strong to this day. If you would like to peruse their fragrance collections, which I highly recommend, you can do so HERE. I was not paid by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab for this review, so all opinions on the quality of the scents are all my own. I am just a big fan. Keep an eye on PopHorror for more unboxings headed your way!

About Dev Crowley

D.D. Crowley has been writing since she could scrawl misspelled words on paper to make a story. Thankfully her writing has improved. An avid horror, paranormal, sci-fi and video game lover, she gets to write about all her favorite nerdy fandoms. Some of her favorites are found footage movies, the original 'Halloween' and 'Resident Evil' (the games not the movies, don't ever ask her about the movies... you have been warned).

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