In light of the Halloweenie updates, I thought I’d review a few of the Halloweenies from a couple years ago
Scent Name: All Saints
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloweenie 2010
Scent Description and Notes: “Based on a venerable French pontifical incense blend: monastic frankincense and myrrh, Damascus rose, Russian gardenia, cassia, and lily of the valley wafting on a chill Autumn wind. A celebration of the glory and suffering of the saints and matryrs of the Church.” -BPAL
Oil Color: A dried and backed orange rind color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth. On the back, she has the notes of the scent in large, cursive font. On the side, she has her decanting name, while the front features the name of the collection and the name of the scent framing the image. The image is a painting of Renaissance styled saints praying together.
- ITI: This reminds me of mass incense set among a bed of gardenias. It’s rather dreamy.
- Wet: Innocent gardenia paired with rose and lily. A touch of myrrh softens the florals, making it a light floral I would love to anoint myself with – without being offensive to the olfactory senses of others.
- Dry: It has become very rosy now, dwarfing all the other florals and while only letting the impression of myrrh out under it’s weight.
Other Impressions: As it settles even more, the lily starts to push its way in. The floral aspect has gone from light to strong as it dries. Perhaps I wouldn’t apply it so liberally.