November 15, 2016

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Pumpkin Latte Eerily Realistic!


Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Pumpkin Latte Perfume Oil is everything I love about coffee without having to drink it. I don’t drink coffee but I love the smell of it. Am I weird? Possibly but I’m just not a coffee drinker. It leaves a bitter aftertaste in my mouth yuck! But on a rare occasion I’ve been known to grab a Macchiato. My fragrance collection is filled with more coffee scents than ones I’ve actually drunk in life!

I love the smell of gourmand coffee fragrances! I simply can’t get enough of them particularly ones from the Lab who successfully does some of the nicest coffee perfumes and fragrances I’ve had the pleasure of trying.

I was a little worried about Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Pumpkin Latte because I have Pumpkin Spice Everything and I felt like it had way too much harsher cinnamon notes and I worried Pumpkin Latte would be the same.

Boy, was I ever wrong.

Espresso, pumpkin syrup, smoky vanilla bean, milk, raw sugar, and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg make up this Fall cocktail! In the bottle, this smells like walking into Starbucks and breathing in the scent of freshly brewed pumpkin spice latte sans cream or sugar. It’s a straight up pumpkin, cinnamon, and coffee scent without the fixings. On my skin wet, the sugar, spice, and milk gets added to the mix and things start to get very, very Fun and very, very Fall. It’s almost as if I opened the lid on a steaming just brewed cup of pumpkin spice latte and I’m read to pour in my milk and stir in my sugar. The scent warms up instantly upon contact with skin and becomes the quintessential pumpkin spice latte scent.

As it dries down and an hour or so into the wear the warmth progresses beautifully and more of the spicy notes come into play. The longer the wear the more the coffee note becomes prominent as well. It projects beautifully with excellent linger and throw which means you shouldn’t be too surprised if someone asks, “Who’s drinking a pumpkin spice latte?”

This is eerily realistic and you might find yourself wanting to take a sip!

Beautifully done and totally perfect for Fall foodie fragrance lovers.

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  • Gali

    Love all the bpal reviews you been sharing with us lately! I don’t drink coffee either, but I totally get what you’re talking about. I personally would love a good “chai” version by bpal…

    • Isabella Muse

      omg I’m so glad you feel that way! I’m always worried I’m boring people with them ;-D Ah chai version would be lovely maybe a vanilla chai 😀

      • Gali

        Yes, vanilla chai! Of course.
        On a totally different note muse, did you hear or try the relatively new co bigelow etd collection in bbw?

        • Isabella Muse


          I did! I only liked one of the scents and the lasting power is rather crummy 🙁 Disappointed!

          • Gali

            somehow I’m not surprised…
            It looked interesting though. Thanks muse!!

          • Isabella Muse

            Agreed! They all looked really interesting! They don’t smell all that great though sadly, I only found one to love and after trying it I was sad to say no lasting power of linger!

  • Debby

    OMG, someone who gets it . I too hate the taste of coffee but love when my husbands makes his fancy coffee in the morning I just take it in. Glad to know about BPA Lab going to get some Thanks you are always on point

    • Isabella Muse

      haha I’m glad I’m not alone! I LOVE the smell of Starbucks, I love coffee scents anything but ugh I hate the taste! hehe 😀