Photo of Sachs & Violens perfume bottle
posted Jan 31, 2014, 9:03 PM by Vu Nguyen
These are perfume oils from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.
They are 5ml bottles and both are used. Stored well!
Hellboy is 25% full and Sachs is 50% full
Sachs & Violens Perfume Review
Limited Edition scents based on Sachs & Violens by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
posted Sep 27, 2009 11:30 PM by vu sleeper
Death, Hell, and Sweet Scents
By Sheena McNeil September 28, 2009
The Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is known and loved by many, including
several of us here at Sequential Tart. Their newest scents include some
comics-based titles like Who Killed Amanda Palmer, Hellboy, and even a
little Sachs & Violens. Needless to say, we were very eager to
check out these new aromas and the exciting, dark, and lingering ways
the BPAL perfume oils provide mental images of these books. And some of
our Tarts couldn't help but talk about their personal faves.
Two of the vials I received were based on characters drawn by George
Perez, Sachs and Violens. I'm not familiar with their series, but I
must say, after looking them up, I'm intrigued, partially because I'm a
fan of the writer, Peter David, and partially because the story sounds
intriguing. Sachs is a model for Violens, a photographer who was a
photojournalist during the Vietnam War; together, they go under cover
to investigate the murder of her friend during a snuff photo shoot. The
vial of "Violens" is a very musky scent — unfortunately for me, musky
scents often trigger that ice pick headache, and this scent was no
exception. Considering the character, that seems highly appropriate!
And a musky scent fits the idea of a big, burly man. So on one hand,
it's not a scent I intend to revisit, but on the other, in terms of
evoking the character, it's a clear winner!
The scent for "Sachs" is a very sharp, almost fruity scent that's also
a bit flowery around the edges, with an underlying mediciney
after-smell that reminds me of some cough syrup from my childhood — I'm
not a drinker, but I imagine it's something like bourbon. So again, I
think it suits the character — soft and sweet masking a hard interior.
While it's more appealing than the one for Violens, though, it's not
one I'd wear
- especially since it gave me a bit of a headache as well (though not nearly as bad).
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posted Jul 28, 2009 8:59 PM by vu sleeper [ updated 2 minutes agoJul 28, 2009 9:25 PM ]
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab releases limited edition scents based on George Pérezs Sachs and Violens Comic Book Mini-Series
Los Angeles, CA. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL) presents limited
edition scents based on the groundbreaking comic book mini-series,
Sachs and Violens.
Part of Marvels Heavy Hitters line, Sachs and Violens was a 4 issue
comic book miniseries written by Peter David with art by George Pérez.
The series was published by Marvels Epic Comics imprint from 1993 to
These two scents will debut at Wizard World Chicago at the Heroes Initiative booth. They will be available concurrently at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com.
Proceeds from every bottle sold go to the Heroes Initiative, the first
federally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping
comic book creators, writers and artists in need. Founded in late 2000
by a consortium of comic book and trade publishers including Marvel
Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Wizard Entertainment, CrossGen
Comics and Dynamic Forces Inc., the 501(c)(3) charity aims to assist
comic creators with health, medical, and quality-of-life assistance.
George Pérez is one of the most popular and influential comic book
artists currently working. He is best known for his work on Crisis on
Infinite Earths, New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Superman, and the
Avengers, and has most recently worked on DCs Final Crisis.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is a cult perfume house that crafts
hand-blended body and household scents. They have over two decades of
experience in the field, and specialize in eliciting emotional
responses through perfume while creating unique scent environments that
capture legends and folklore, poetry, and the stuff of dreams and
Wizard World Chicago will be held August 6-9th, 2009 at the Donald E.
Stephens Convention Center. The Heroes Initiative can be found at
Sachs and Violens