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We used to have these come around the house in central California.  I remember their size and the fuzz on their wings.  I’m hoping this scent does my fond memories justice.

Scent Name:  Ceanothus Silkmoth

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Metamorphosis: 5/3-9/4/12

Scent Description and Notes: “Blood orange, night-blooming jasmine, vanilla bean, bog wood, Spanish moss, benzoin, and oudh. ” -BPAL

Oil Color: A candied orange color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth, who tries to match the bottle art to the art she provides on the imp.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent, on the side her decanting name, and the name of the scent and collection on the front.  The front features  an image matching the bottle art, which is the scent’s namesaked butterfly.

Scent: 

  • ITI: It smells like blood orange rind, jasmine, and a touch of oudh.  I wish it was a little fuzzier, like with tonka and fig, but it’s a pretty scent so far.
  • Wet: It’s softer on my skin, but blood orange is still dominant, although I am getting vanilla bean and lighter jasmine. 
  • Dry: The jasmine reemerges as a strong top note, followed by light orange blossom and super faint vanilla bean.  It’s pretty, but it’s not as warm as I would have liked for this moth.

Other Impressions: “Orange, cranberry, and leather?” -Tony

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