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Scent Name: Blood Phoenix

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Limited Edition:  BPAL Anniversary 2007

Scent Description and Notes: “Blood: expressing passion, will, and a sensual aesthetic. Dragon’s blood resin, helichrysum, burgundy wine grape, red musk, opoponax, red poppy, myrrh, carnation, tonka, almond, mimosa, jonquil, and neroli.” -BPAL

Oil Color: An orangish red color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco yet metal-embossed inspired red Phoenix with the the name of the scent and the collection on the front.  The back features the title of the company and the decanter’s name, Korshka.

Scent: 

  • ITI:  This smells a bit like grape cough syrup, but I can discern the Dragon’s Blood resin and the wine grape. 
  • Wet: Grape, dragon’s blood, almond, and  powdery floral, which might be the poppy or the carnation. The grape fades as it dries, but the scent as a whole is a bit overpowering. 
  • Dry: Dragon’s blood, boozy grape, carnation, and a little tonka.  It’s spicy, but I like my dragon’s blood a little tamer ow in harmony with the rest of the scents.  On my skin, the resin overpowers the rest.  However, the friend Jacque skin tested it and the scent was citrus-y, light, and floral.  I guess her skin eats the dragon’s blood whereas mine showcases it. 

Other Impressions:Brad claims it smells like sweet floral spice.   It’s warm, but no powder.  It’s not child sweet, but it’s sweet with the scent of carnation. According to my husband, it smells like sweet oriental scents.

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