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I'm a huge fan of BPAL and look forward to their Halloween release every year. Where else can I buy the smell of crunchy leaves and Cheesecloth ghosts? I'm surprised to no see mentions of them here so I thought I'd fix that. They're a small American perfumer specializing in all natural, sustainable and vegan (with the exception of honey blends) perfume oils. Their sister company is Black Phoenix Trading post, which carries soaps, bath oils, atmosphere sprays and housewares. Such a huge part of the season for me is coordinating with my costume and house. The Bonfire Smoke and Oak Leaves and Kyphi are some of my all time favorite Atmosphere sprays for the season and I'm looking forward to this year's release.

Any other fans?

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So this year's release is quite amazing:

CARAMEL APPLE COOKIE
Brown sugar cookies with fat chunks of cinnamon-dusted apple and swirls of caramel.

DEVIL'S NIGHT 2016
This is the scent of autumn night, fires in the distance, with a touch of boozy swoon, playful sugar and soot-crusted musk.

HER STRONG ENCHANTMENTS FAILING
A final confrontation, alight with black fire and poisonous smoke: incense and bruise-purple toxins, a tangle of thorny blackberries, and pale rage.

HONEYED APPLE
Slices of apple dipped in golden honey.

FIZZY JACK O'LANTERN 2016
1.5 oz gin
½ oz dry sherry
½ oz lemon juice
1 tsp pumpkin butter
2 dashes of Averna amaro
Pour the gin, sherry, lemon juice, pumpkin butter, and liqueur to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake that mofo and strain it into a rocks glass filled with ice and a strong, spicy ginger ale. Stir gently, and garnish with a cinnamon stick or human finger bone.

PUMPKIN LATTE 2016
Espresso, pumpkin syrup, smoky vanilla bean, milk, raw sugar, and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg.

PUMPKIN SUGAR
Crystallized glittering shards of lightly spiced pumpkin sugar.

SAMHAIN 2016
Truly the scent of autumn itself - damp woods, fir needle, and black patchouli with the gentlest touches of warm pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, allspice, sweet red apple and mullein.

SAMHAINOPHOBIA 2016
The fear of Halloween. Menacing Haitian vetiver, patchouli, and clove with a shock of bourbon geranium, grim oakmoss, and dread-inspiring balsams pierce the innocuous scent of autumn leaves.

SEPTEMBER MIDNIGHT 2016
A myrrh-darkened amber chypre sweetened by newly-ripened black pomegranate.

SPICED AUTUMN CIDER
Apple cider and dry red wine with a glug of maple syrup and a generous scattering of ginger, clove, and cinnamon, garnished with apple and tangerine slices, and dotted with black peppercorns for warmth.

THIRD CHARM 2016
There's magic afoot: fiery red musk, luminous elemi, East Indian patchouli, champaca flower, cedar incense, ho wood, and hemlock accord sweetened with a peculiar sweet honey.

THE UNQUIET GRAVE 2016
One kiss of clay-cold lips: frozen white roses, frankincense, white gardenia, white sandalwood, and vanilla orchid.

THE WITCH-BRIDE 2016
Bonfire smoke rising through a cloud of ceremonial incense, encircled by swirling autumn leaves and a dribble of blood red musk.

YIPE!
In the vein (GET IT) of Boo, Suck It, and Spooky, this is a gushing font of sweet bloody black cherry cream and crushed dried blackberries.

++ HALLOWEEN 2016: PILE OF LEAVES
Every leaf tells a story.
DEAD LEAVES, RAW LEATHER, BOURBON VANILLA, AND CLOVE
DEAD LEAVES, TOMATO LEAF, AND BLACK PEPPER
DEAD LEAVES, BLACKCURRANT, AND TOBACCO TAR
DEAD LEAVES, CHAMOMILE, RED ROSES, AND WHITE TEA
DEAD LEAVES, HONEYED PATCHOULI, AND CHAMPACA BLOSSOM
DEAD LEAVES AND LAVENDER BUDS
DEAD LEAVES AND SUGARED CARDAMOM
DEAD LEAVES AND BLACKBERRIES

++ HALLOWEEN 2016: SINGLE NOTES
Black Phoenix's cheeky interpretation of the iconic scents of the season. No actual single notes - or hags - were harmed during the creation of these blends.
CANDY BAG DEBRIS
CHEESECLOTH GHOSTS
FAKE SPECIMEN JAR
GRAVEYARD DIRT
TOMB MOSS

++ HALLOWEEN 2016: BOBBING FOR APPLES
A pastime thought to have its roots in fertility and mate-hunting divination. Presented, for your pleasure, a selection of apples to bob for.
APPLE VI
White apple with violet and iris.
APPLE VII
Red apple, cacao, and bourbon vetiver.
APPLE VIII
Black patchouli, apple pulp, and apple blossom.
APPLE IX
Green apple, neroli, white musk, melon blossom, and champagne.
APPLE X
Red apple and patchouli with vanilla cream, white musk, red musk, and teakwood.

++ HALLOWEEN 2016: ALL SOULS
Poem by Edith Wharton, scents by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.

THE DEAD CAN HEAR AND THE DEAD HAVE SIGHT
Twisted creepers of dying ivy, winter roses, shadow musk, and black moss.

THE DEAD CAN YEARN AND THE DEAD CAN SMITE
Agarwood, black musk, grave moss, and yew berries.

THE DEAD LIPS THAT THIRST TO KISS
Cold white iris, benzoin, and bitter frozen aldehydes.

NOW THAT THEY RISE AND WALK IN THE COLD
Bruised violets chilled by eucalyptus blossom, ice musk, and black cypress tar.

TO KINDLE A FLAME IN OUR FROZEN VEINS
The dead's cold black flame: opoponax, elemi, juniper, black musk, leather, and wilted mint.

THIS WAN WHITE HUMMING HIVE
White patchouli leaf, beeswax, ambergris, and pale incense.

THEY LIE THUS CHAMBERED AND COLD TO THE MOON
Cedar coffinwood, davana, tobacco flower, and white rose.

++ THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN 2016: A Black Phoenix Salon Series
Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living.
Arthur C. Clark

A KNEELING CHILD WATCHING A GHOST, DEVIL AND PUPPET MAKING MAYHEM IN A ROOM
After: George Du Maurier
A chaotic, clanging scent - shadowy, sweet, and discordant: black licorice and teakwood.

A MAN IN ARMOUR IS CONFRONTED BY A GHOST AND A SKELETON
Creeping ivy and black yew, benzoin, and lichen-crusted bark.

A PALE AND GLIMMERING LIGHT APPEARED BEFORE HIM
Henry John Stock
Oleander smoke, white jasmine, ambrette seed, and cistus.

THE AVENGING VASE
- from Acme Magazine, 1906
Rose dusting powder, night cream, and upturned, scattered irises.

DIE NACHT
Askel Waldemar Johannessen
A haze of verbena, lemon rind, transparent amber, ectoplasmic green musk, ti leaf, and bamboo.

THE DROWNED MAN'S GHOST TRIES TO CLAIM A NEW VICTIM FOR THE SEA
Thorvald Niss
Black kelp and opoponax, silt, and dark things dredged up from the depths of a seabed.

FOUR GRAVE ROBBERS AWAKEN A GHOST
Joseph Werner
A summoning: dragon's blood resin, olibanum, galangal, bdellium, and myrrh.

THE GAMBOLS OF GHOSTS
Illustration for Robert Blair's The Grave
Rivulets of beeswax and amber flame illuminating a pale blue midnight, eddying with phantom violets, olive blossom, and moss.

THE GHOST OF A WOMAN CONFRONTS HER MURDERER ON A STORMY NIGHT
Righteous rage thundering from beyond the grave: blackened cypress tar, bleached white cedar, asphodel, patchouli, and night-black musk.

THE GHOST OF CLYTEMNESTRA AWAKENING THE FURIES
John Downman
An incense to call the Erinyes: opoponax steeped in black wine, spindle tree sap, nightshade accord, yew needles, and a drop of blood.

THE GHOST OF DARIUS APPEARING TO ATOSSA
George Romney
A brazier aflame with Carthaginian olibanum, Ethopian myrrh, galbanum, onycha, and lingum aloes.

THE GHOSTS' HIGH NOON
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
A swank affair: moss and dead leaves - amber-gilded, wrapped in balsam and cracked leather - crowned with mums, with a shard of gleaming, bone-white orris root.

THE HAUNTED BEACH
Pale, moonlit musk, sea salt, and ambergris.

PRZECZUCIE
Henryka Weyssenhoffa
Terebinth, fir needle, and smoke.

THE SMITHFIELD GHOST
A spectral musk echoing the memory of neroli, rosewood, and frankincense.

SPEAK! SPEAK!
J.E. Millais
Brown leather, tonka bean, guiac wood, and brown musk chilled by white frankincense, eucalyptus, and calla lily.

TUMBLING OVER A GHOST
Upturned grave dirt, English ivy, black moss, drooping pine, dried cypress, blackthorn, and candle wax.

WATER GHOST
Alfred Kubin
Brown kelp and red algae streaked with black vetiver, driftwood, and sea moss.
 

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I wait all year for the "Weenie update" have been into BPAL for 11 years (YIKES) and have amassed a lovely collection. I was bummed "All Saints" didn't return this year ( It makes Christmas shopping for my Mom easy ) I can't remember if it was Witch Dance or Third Charm that I really liked from a decant circle. That said I have been reading and rereading the update since it came out ;) haven't decided what to order yet. Think I will wait until Puddin' s Trading Post update before I see what makes the final cut! I miss the candles :(
 

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This is my 7th year, I bought too many decants than I would like to admit from this update. Third charm and Witch Dance are fantastic. I have bottles of both and I'm considering more. I'd love to try a candle but that Canadian shipping always scares me off. I always hope he'd do tealight sets some day. I can't wait for the post offerings, I do not have nearly enough weenie sprays that aren't some variation of bonfire. I wish Autumn Grove would make a return my bottle has sadly lost all smell :c
 

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Another big fan. I got four, two for me and two for my wife. I was a little disappointed that they didn't bring a couple of favorites back, so hopefully some of these new ones are just as good.
 

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Oh, no.... I should not have clicked on this! Now I have more things I want to buy! LOL!

I have never heard of them. I'm not sure if I should say thanks for telling me about them or not! ;)

They have Labyrinth-inspired scents. I mean, just take my money!!

 

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Oh, no.... I should not have clicked on this! Now I have more things I want to buy! LOL!

I have never heard of them. I'm not sure if I should say thanks for telling me about them or not! ;)

They have Labyrinth-inspired scents. I mean, just take my money!!

Haha I can tell you that Jareth smells fantastic.

Another big fan. I got four, two for me and two for my wife. I was a little disappointed that they didn't bring a couple of favorites back, so hopefully some of these new ones are just as good.
Yeah, I was surprised Dia de los Muertos wasn't there, I was hoping to give it a shot again. It also feels weird with out a pumpkin patch although I can't wear the usual pumpkin.
 
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