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Friday, January 25, 2013

Black Baccara- Boneyard

Today was a rainy day, which I thoroughly enjoy. It doesn't rain much at all in my neck of the woods, so it's nice when the sun finally succumbs to grey-tinted clouds and rain trinkles down on our city; giving it a breath of fresh air. I can find no greater happiness than snuggling up next to my cat and boyfriend while the rain pitter patters on the roof; optional bonus- a cup of tea in one hand and a good book in the other.

Tonight, I'll be reviewing a perfume from a company I've never previously tried before! I love discovering new companies, and I wouldn't have heard about Black Baccara had I not read some of your guys' recent SADs; and also seeing it on the lovely La Domna's ScentBase! After reading the description, I knew I had my heart set on this little perfume.

I suppose I knew I would adore it without even spritzing the bottle, because it did leak a teeny bit on its journey to me and, therefore, I could already smell its amazingness! I can't detect exactly what it is I am smelling, but I'll post the scent description and try to decipher it. This is from the company's etsy shop:

❀BONEYARD-A long walk through the cemetery in autumn has made its way into this bottle. Cloves, cedar, damp soil, and a whispered offering of violets and wildflowers make way for deep earth, oak moss, and an extinguished candle flame carried on the wind. Dark, brooding, earthy and timeless.

Above- The packaging Boneyard was housed in. :)

Above- The perfume came in this pretty black box. 

Above- Boneyard by Black Baccara

                               Above- Boneyard atomizer and sample of Vlad                    

I'm pretty sure it's the cloves I'm smelling at first. After a minute or two, I can smell the earthy
presence to this gem. I'm fairy certain it's the oak moss I'm getting, perhaps with a slight touch of the damp soil. Something about this really grounds it and makes it more polished and not like you're a wet, mossy, Cemetary leaf (nothing wrong with smelling of such, but it is nice to smell more layers upon that). I wish I could say what I'm smelling exactly, but my perfume noobiness seems to be holding me back.

And let me tell you guys, the drydown on Boneyard does NOT disappoint. I can smell the floral notes dancing with a hint of something sinister in the background, and it's absolutely stunning. It's literally one of the most beautiful perfumes I've ever had the pleasure of sniffing. The etsy scent description says you only need one spritz, and that certainly holds true! I only used one spray, and it was quite strong (even with my stupid sick senses).

I would like to honestly comment on longevity, but it wouldn't be a true answer because, again, my immune system isn't at its best. I will say that we spent a couple hours at a cute secondhand/art store, and I can still tell the perfume is on my wrist.

I really love dark and gothic themed things, so I'm really glad I was able to stumble on Black Baccara through you wonderful ladies! Boneyard is really one of those perfumes that make you look crazy because it smells so good, your nose is glued to your wrist all day. This is really a wonderful perfume, in my opinion of course.

DISCLAIMER- All items mentioned were purchased by me for my own personal usage. I am not affiliated with or compensated by any of the companies mentioned. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.


  1. You just described the perfect day! Rain and a good company!

    This perfume sounds right up my alley. I love cloves and dark themes as you know:)

    I rally like the packaging and the skull on the perfume bottle.

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who appreciates the rain, my dear! It's raining again today, and I'm off work today, so I am one happy girl!

      I think you'd like Boneyard too! It certainly is right up your alley :)

      I like the packaging also, it is very pretty! Isn't the skull awesome? :)

  2. Oh I want this one!! I loved it when I tried it and I`m sure I´d love it still! Clove is one of my favorite notes!!

    I also want my perfumes to arrive withing a few weeks of ordering, fat chance of that... I´m still waiting for orders (plural) made in the end of December/early January. I want those to arrive before ordering anything new... :(

    Also, I can enjoy a rain, but only in summer.January is supposed to be the middle of winter here! So rain in January is a horrible horrible horrible thing!! I´m thankful that we haven´t had rain in january these last few years!

    1. Nadja, this one is VERY lovely. I also love clove!

      I was very impressed with the TAT, it only took 2 or 3 days to ship, and then it arrived on the 3rd day after I received the shipping notification. Though I imagine it takes a bit longer with customs. It sucks that the international shipping fees are raising, too :( How long does a perfume take to ship to you if it's from the US (once it's actually shipped)? It is hard to wait for perfume, though my biggest problem is when companies either lie about TAT or make shitty excuses for things. There was an indie makeup company that Never sent me the products until I nagged them (which would be after the alloted TAT), then made plenty of excuses about the product being sitting in a bin at the postal service, not paying enough for shipping, etc. that happened twice, and the third and final time I ordered from them, they lost my package (along with at least another girl's). They gave me a refund at least, but I was tired of the excuses and having to ask for my products to be sent. It's a shame too, because I love their makeup!

      Since I live in the desert, it never gets very cold here, so it's definitely not miserable when it rains. It was really awesome out this morning, it was so foggy and beautiful. I'm glad it hasn't rained lately and therefore been keeping you nice and warm <3

  3. It usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks for mail to arrive from the US... I´ve never had a problem with the companies themselves, just the damn slow ass international mail...

    I´d hate living in a desert! I hate when it´s warm! I want snow about half the year, and I usually get at least five months of snow!! This year the whole of December was beautifully snowy and awesomely cold (-15 to -20 degrees Celsius)!! Right now its only a couple of degrees below freezing, but that´s OK as long as it doesn´t rain and all the beauty melts away...

    (Yes, I do love the winter!)

    1. I'm not too fond of living in a desert myself. I love cold weather because you can always bundle up and stay warm! Warm weather sucks because there's only so much you can wear clothing-wise, but it's still hot and disgusting. So I end up hiding inside with the air conditioning on full blast. It sucks too, because I have a lot of outdoor hobbies!

      That's awesome about the snow you get! I am surrounded by mountains, so I could go to a snowy area if I wanted to take a 45 minute drive. Sometimes it snows in the valley where I live, but on very rare occasions- and it never sticks. You'd hate it here, haha <3

  4. Clove goes NUTS on me so I tend to avoid it. If I wear a perfume with cloves in it I smell like I've just been to the dentist.

    I've been pretty impressed with the Black Baccara ones I've tried so far.

    1. Ahh, I hate when certain notes act funny on me!! :( I don't blame you for not wanting to smell like you've just been to the dentist, haha! On a random note, I stole my Bf's dentist and he is the best dentist ever. He somehow makes getting a filling feel like you just got a massage and a therapy session or something of the sort. I've always hated going to the dentist until I switched to him!

      Black Baccara seems to have some great scents. My new package from them shipped yesterday, I can't wait to get it! :)

  5. Mmmmm, sounds like it smells lovely!

    1. It is quite lovely, my dear! I think you'd probably enjoy it!


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