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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Wembley Fragrance Oil Review

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Wembley

As you know Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab released a Fraggle inspired collection of fragrance oils recently. Not familiar with the Fraggles? OMG! You’re missing out. YouTube them, promise you’ll love them. They just don’t make children’s entertainment like this anymore.

I was excited to say the least when I heard the Lab was teaming up with the Jim Henson Company to create not only Fraggle blends but also Labyrinth ones. I’m curious if at some point they’ll do a Muppet Collection or even a Dark Crystal one (how awesome would that be? Doctor Bunsen Honeydew would obviously smell amazingballs right?).

I recently reviewed Gobo for you and I thought that Wembley would be the perfect follow up to that review since he is Gobo’s BFF.

P.S. Congrats to my reader Michou. She wrote me today to say she got a job and today’s her first day. She was unemployed for a little bit so it was with great happiness, joy, and relief that I read her e-mail today! I hope you’ll join me in wishing her much success!

Take the jump for my review.

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Fragrance Oil Gobo Review

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Fragrance Oil Fraggles

I’m heading down to Fraggle Rock today kids with the new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Fragrance Oil in Gobo.

I dunno about you but I grew up with Henson madness. Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, the Muppets, Tale of the Bunny Picnic, and of course the Fraggles were on my playlist rotation as a child.

Needless to say when I discovered the Lab was creating fragrance oils inspired by the Fraggles I was all over the idea. I was ready to dance my cares away….!

Gobo being the unofficial “leader” of the Fraggle gang (some would say Mokey but she’s more of an adviser isn’t she?) I decided to try him first.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Fragrance Oil Gobo

Let’s take a look!

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Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum Review

Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum 1

Rumors of blood, sex, semen, and even Gaga’s own DNA peppered the launch of Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum. Just like the enigmatic Gaga herself, this launch was clouded in all sorts of mystery and rumors that had us eager to get a sniff of what sort of perfume creation this eccentric celeb would create.

Lady Gaga spend over two years creating Fame with Haus Laboratories. It’s one of the first ever black eau de parfume formulas. The innovative fluid technology is black, like the soul of fame Gaga proclaims, but becomes invisible when airborne.

Fame isn’t limited to an Eau de Parfume launch, it also includes Shower Gel, Body Lotion Limited Edition Soap (shaped like a black egg no less), and rollerball. The scent is built around three master accords that are dark, sensual, and light.

Does the Fame perfume live up to the legendary Lady Gaga herself?

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Viva La Juicy La Fleur Review

Viva La Juicy La Fleur 1

Where are my Juicy fans? I adore Juicy’s fragrances so of course I indulged in Viva la Juicy La Fleur Eau de Toilette when I saw it launch at Macy’s.

Who can resist the sweet fruity notes that make up many of Juicy’s fragrances? They may not be your deal but I love me a sweet, fruity, playful fragrance like this.

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Illamasqua Freak Eau de Parfum Review

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Getting my freak on today courtesy Illamasqua Freak Eau de Parfum ($90).

As Illamasqua is known for their bold take on makeup, I expected no less from their fragrance. Honestly, if anything at all, Freak Eau de Parfume sounded positively enchanting and dare I say scary thanks to notes like Frankincense and Myrrh (a little gold and we can relive the birth of Christ).

I expected dark, dank, and overpowering but what I got was a terribly interesting experience to say the least.

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