Scent Name: Belladonna
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Rappaccini’s Garden
Scent Description and Notes: “The devil’s herb, which he cultivates with skill and pleasure. According to lore, the spirit of this plant may take the form of a breathtaking, achingly beautiful woman, deadly to behold. This scent is a tribute to such a dark and magnificent plant: a rich green and floral blend, earthy and haunting..” -BPAL
Oil Color: Green, like the color of precious, light jade.
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): Dark, mysterious green vines, with hints of pitch and pine, and perhaps a little juniper season the air. Delicious. If you are a fan of green scents, this way be a winner.
- Wet: I still get the sharp green note reminiscent of pine and juniper, but there is now an earthy quality to the scent, which may be a soil note.
- Dry: Early in the day, I noticed an odd, sweat-like quality that seemed to be linked with the scent. When I retested it, it’s there once the juniper calms down underneath everything. It could be that I’m not responding well to the soil note, though. I really want to like this, but that after note is a deal-breaker for me.
Other Impressions: Citronella and ammonia, which he finds odd. He does, however, think it’s nice.