Today from the Unexpected Packet of BPAL: Luna Negra

  • Posted on: 18 August 2011
  • By: MeiLin

A mysterious packet appeared in my mail yesterday with a bunch of BPAL decants in it. Turns out a BPAL friend decided to gift me! I haven't done a BPAL review here in an age so why not?

Luna Negra is one of three limited edition scents released on a dark moon last month, unlike BPAL's usual habit of releasing Lunacies on the full of the moon. If memory serves, each of the three has been released before in different iterations. Luna Negra is:

Blackberry and black currant with Nepalese amber, kewda attar, and a deep, rich, sweet dark musk.

Kewda attar, by the way, is a form of sandalwood. The oil is a dark reddish color.

In the imp: I'm wondering if this was mislabeled; I get a strong patchouli, which is a note in Black Moon. Looking at the notes, my nose may be reading this as a patchouli accord.

Wet: O HAI PATCHOULI.

Dry: Sweeter, gentler, no patchouli. The sandalwood, amber and musk are predominant with just a breath of the berries to sweeten it. Really pretty, but if you're going anywhere put it on 15 minutes before you leave, especially if you're going anywhere with my husband.

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