Once again, it’s the most scarifying time of the year. Women is getting ready to dress up like a sexy
Black Phoenix has a central theme for some of their scents. Last year, it was scents inspired by “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. This year, it is time for the vampire to receive some attention. First off, a bit of naughtiness with the scents “Bite Me” and “Suck It.” “Bite Me” is based on the French dessert croquembouche with its layers of cream pastry draped in almond silk and ribbons of caramel. This scent is particularly amusing since croquembouche literally means “crunch in the mouth.” “Suck It” is pure black cherry brandy, sugary but with a deeper and sharper tang that is as rich as the blood in your veins. You can almost feel the alcohol roiling around in your mouth, warning your body, loosening your inhibitions.
But it is the vampires of literature that Black Phoenix is truly honoring this Halloween season. I’m talking about actual literature, not that hyper-Byronic, misogynistic, pseudo-Harlequin romance crap that Stephenie Meyers poops out.
But that’s not all, dear friends. Black Phoenix has provided a wide selection this year. The fall harvest is represented by “Samhain 2009,” replete with pumpkin, apples, and spices and the woods with their fallen leaves and evergreen fir trees. For something more dark and sinister, you can get “Devil’s Night 2009.” The sweeter aspects of the season are found in “Boo!” — a light scent of sugar, cream, and that freshly washed cotton sheet that makes the best ghost costume. A bit more adult is “Creepy 2009,” with butterscotch caramel apples. But with some coconut rum splashed in, because candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.
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