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Scent Name:  Helena

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Illyria

Scent Description and Notes: “I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
To die upon the hand I love so well.

Rose amber, calla lily, night-blooming jasmine, water lily, and white rose. ” -BPAL

Oil Color:  Slightly golden yellow.

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.

Scent: 

  • ITI:  Strong lily and rose are most prominent, although there is a dark undertone of the jasmine. All together it reminds me of the thick petals of a magnolia.
  • Wet:  The rose is sweet and innocent and the amber melds nicely with it.  There is an aspect of the amber and rose combination that turns just sweet enough to remind me a little of Loli.Goth.  While Helena is warmer, there is the same “tone” to the scents.  As it begins trying, the jasmine peeks out a little, but the lillies are oddly absent. 
  • Dry:  After 15 hours, a faint, powdery, slightly floral scent remains.  It reminds of of lightly scented baby powder.

Other Impressions: Sadly, my husband doesn’t like it as it smells like heavy roses.

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