BPAL Tarted Imps are here! Just got a package full of Tarted Imps in mail, my latest purchase from eBay!
Wondering what a Tarted Imp is? Well, I did too. I looked them up on the forums and I am here with answers!
In BPAL lingo, an Imp or Imp's Ear is a 1 ml sample vial of a perfume oil, about which I have been blabbering away in so many of my previous posts.
Tarted Imps were the Imps that the Lab (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab) used to send out till early 2004. Tarted Imps are these pretty little decorated Imps with a parchment paper tag on which the names are hand written. They are attached to the glass vial by tassle like, worn out black strings. It gives a nice touch of old goth and a mystical feel to it! In 2004, as the demand increased, the Lab switched from Tarted Imps to the Imps used now to keep up with the orders, as you can imagine the time and effort that took to make these!
I'm pretty impressed with myself for getting my hands on this stash. Thanks to eBay! All the perfume oils date back to 2004 or earlier. Some perfume oils like Goona Goona have been discontinued as early as 2003!
In spite of the fact that these are really, really old, they don't smell rancid or off or anything like that. They smell different from the newer ones for sure, because perfume oils get better when aged. It would be very interesting to compare the oils aged 7 years + with the newer ones.
These are the pretties! They are rare to find, somewhat like antiques!