black pepper, bloodroot, BPAL, BPAL 10 year anniversary 2012, BPAL Anniversary, cactus, cactus flower, cumin, dragon's blood, fig, galangal, limited edition, opoponax, pepper, peppermint, resin, thistle, thistle extract, tobacco, tobacco absolute, white fig
Scent Name: Martian Phoenix
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – BPAL 10 year anniversary, 2012
Scent Description and Notes: “Magnanimous, unconquer’d, boistrous Mars,
In darts rejoicing, and in bloody wars
Fierce and untam’d, whose mighty pow’r can make
The strongest walls from their foundations shake:
Mortal destroying king, defil’d with gore,
Pleas’d with war’s dreadful and tumultuous roar:
Thee, human blood, and swords, and spears delight,
And the dire ruin of mad savage fight.
Stay, furious contests, and avenging strife,
Whose works with woe, embitter human life;
To lovely Venus, and to Bacchus yield,
To Ceres give the weapons of the field;
Encourage peace, to gentle works inclin’d,
And give abundance, with benignant mind.
A blessing of strength, energy, and courage: dragon’s blood, thistle extract, galangal, opoponax, tobacco absolute, cactus flower, peppermint, black pepper, cumin, white fig, and bloodroot.” -BPAL
Oil Color: A satsuma colored oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Absinthetics. On the back, she has the notes of the scent, the title of the scent in orange, the company acronym in bold, and her decanting information. The front has a picture of a phoenix ascending from the sun.
- ITI: It’s a spicy, resinous blend. Dragon’s blood is clear to my nose, as is the cumin, white pepper, thistle, and the opoponax.
- Wet: Dragon’s blood, pepper, opoponax, thistle, cumin, and peppermint. Yummy.
- Dry: It’s sweet and earthy (fig), resinous, and soft. It’s lasted 13 hours and is wonderfully pleasant here. This is the stand-out scent for me so far among the Anniversary scents.
Other Impressions: “Butter, cumin, and some kind of flower, like violet. It’s hard to tell over the butter and cumin, though.” -Tony