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Scent Name: Pomona

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Halloweenie 2009

Scent Description and Notes: “I am the ancient apple-queen.
As once I was so am I now —
For evermore a hope unseen
Betwixt the blossom and the bough.

Ah, where’s the river’s hidden gold!
And where’s the windy grave of Troy?
Yet come I as I came of old,
From out the heart of summer’s joy.

The Roman festival for Pomona, Goddess of fruit, orchards, and gardens, was celebrated on November 1. On this day, the stores amassed during summer were opened for winter.

Azaroles, nuts, and apple blossoms with red apple pulp, mulberry, blackberry, and pomegranate juice. -BPAL

Oil Color: A faintly and clear light clarified butter 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, the title, and the company acronym, along with her decanting name and collection name.  The front features a Renaissance woman picking golden apples.

Scent:  

  • ITI:  I get apple blossoms and pulp, mulberry, juicy pomegranate juice, and some other fruit that is not as sweet, which might be the azaroles.
  • Wet: Apple pulp  pomegranate (although smells slightly synthetic), and some mulberry tinged with blackberry.
  • Dry: It’s berried and fruits, but paired in such a way that they are festively autumnal.

Other Impressions:  For a pumpkin carving party, this is the perfect scent.

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