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139 reviews
73%
would repurchase
3.6/5
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5.0
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Jun/24/2017

I love BPAL. This review will be 100% biased by the fact that I adore the perfumes that they make and I like the brand's whole schtick. Naturally, over the years I have had my fair share of duds, but I have also discovered some truly amazing perfumes that speak to me as well as some that are just fun or weird. Does every one of their perfumes smell good? No. They make too much stuff that …Read more

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About reviewer (564 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue



3.0
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May/15/2017

I reviewed this company long ago, but I think it needed updating since my opinion about them has evolved over the years. As such I deleted the old review and started over with what I feel is a more complete picture.

Firstly, the point stands that the lady who owns this company is GENIUS at marketing. Serious props for making the product appealing. The descriptions of the product are …
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About reviewer (159 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


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Feb/24/2016

BPAL was my first introduction to indie perfumes and I must have tried over 100 of their scents. I have 2 that I liked enough to buy full bottles of. That is not a great hit rate.
While there are always going to be perfumes that aren't to my taste, I've never encountered perfumes that actually made me physically recoil in disgust until I tried BPAL. I have variously tried perfumes …
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About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairRed, Curly, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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Feb/16/2016

Overall, I have been happy with my BPAL fragrances. The only issue I have is that there is just way too many to choose from and I find it overwhelming that half the time I just buy nothing. Not their fault, but it's personally hard for me to choose. I adore my Snake Oil and will always go back for it. I found a couple other similar companies that offer perfume oils for cheaper ( Siberie …Read more

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About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesBrown


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frombsg811

Jan/26/2015

Many of the issues I have with this line have been discussed more in depth by previous reviewers, but let me state them anyway as further information to prospective buyers.

First of all the shipping time is very long. It took eight weeks for an order of 5 samples ("imps") to get to me. I don't have a problem with this inherently and I'm not spoiled enough to expect …
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About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Olive, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


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May/18/2014

I was briefly into BPAL for about a year, and thats how long it took me to find anything in their line I liked. BPAL is a great lesson in marketing, their website is fascinating and engaging, the practice of LE's, Lunar scents and other marketing ploys work very well. Their actual product? Pretty pedestrian if you ask me. All they have done is created hundreds of scents of a known formula …Read more

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About reviewer (40 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBlond

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Dec/26/2013

I'm writing this review so that I can look at it in the future and stop myself from purchasing their samples (imps). It's going to be wordy so the future me will be able to discern the present me's immense disappointment AKA $40 wasted.

I'm a big fan of indie perfume oils- I've spent hundreds on other stores, and as a college part-time waitress making minimum …
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About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinVery Oily, Fair

HairBrown

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froma1issa

Dec/08/2013

This perfume company's products are pretty much the worst thing invented for people that have allergies and chemical sensitivity. I have been inadvertently exposed to this stuff over the course of over a year via a coworker with a BPAL obsession, and myself and many other coworkers in this person's airspace complained of strange neurological symptoms and reactions to the scents. For …Read more

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About reviewer (52 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel


5.0
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Aug/03/2013

You either love them or hate them.

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About reviewer (19 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBlack, Other, Medium

EyesHazel


5.0
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Dec/08/2012

Just because something isn't "mainstream" doesn't make it fake, or less than. It's just different, and there's certainly nothing wrong with different. And to be honest, some of the most interesting and nicest scents that I've found have been found in the oddest of places, whether it's the metaphysical shop or head shop. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is one …Read more

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About reviewer (184 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination

HairBrunette

EyesBlue