Scent Name: Ogygia
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Wanderlust
Scent Description and Notes: “On to Pieria he stepped from the upper air, and swooped down upon the sea, and then sped over the wave like a bird, the cormorant, which in quest of fish over the dread gulfs of the unresting sea wets its thick plumage in the brine. In such wise did Hermes ride upon the multitudinous waves. But when he had reached the island which lay afar, then forth from the violet sea he came to land, and went his way until he came to a great cave, wherein dwelt the fair-tressed nymph; and he found her within. A great fire was burning on the hearth, and from afar over the isle there was a fragrance of cleft cedar and juniper, as they burned; but she within was singing with a sweet voice as she went to and fro before the loom, weaving with a golden shuttle. Round about the cave grew a luxuriant wood, alder and poplar and sweet-smelling cypress, wherein birds long of wing were wont to nest, owls and falcons and sea-crows with chattering tongues, who ply their business on the sea. And right there about the hollow cave ran trailing a garden vine, in pride of its prime, richly laden with clusters. And fountains four in a row were flowing with bright water hard by one another, turned one this way, one that. And round about soft meadows of violets and parsley were blooming. There even an immortal, who chanced to come, might gaze and marvel, and delight his soul; and there the messenger Argeiphontes stood and marvelled.
Crisp sea air, kelp, and climbing vines, flame-singed cedarwood and juniper branches, cypress boughs, alder wood, violets, selino, parsley, glistritha, and white sage.” – BPAL
Glistritha is the Greek name for Purslane herb that has a green, salty, and sour smell.
Oil Color: It looks like liquid snow.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired Phoenix with the the name of the company at the bottle of the image. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black font outlined with red on the front.
- In the Imp (ITI): Yep, that’s aquatic. It’s biting, salty, and has a hint of greenness in it. No woodsy notes yet.
- Wet: Salty, sharp aquatic, and some green, herby notes. I don’t completely hate it, as there is some depth from the other notes.
- Dry: Once dry, there is almost a melon scent about it. It’s still too salty and aquatic for my taste, but it is interesting.
Other Impressions: My friend’s s/o leaned over the table to smell my wrist as he really liked the scent. I haven’t had that happen for a while.