Scent Name: Sweet Pea
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Single Notes
Scent Description and Notes: “By helpful fingers taught to twine
Around its trellis, grew
A delicate and dainty vine;
The bursting bud, its blossom sign,
Inlaid with honeyed-dew.
Developing by every art
To floriculture known,
From tares exempt, and kept apart,
Careful, as if in some fond heart
Its legume germs were sown.
So thriving, not for me alone
Its beauty and perfume —
Ah, no, to rich perfection grown
By flower mission loved and known
In many a darkened room.
And once in strange and solemn place,
Mid weeping uncontrolled,
Upon the crushed and snowy lace
I saw them scattered ’round a face
All pallid, still, and cold.
Oh, some may choose, as gaudy shows,
Those saucy sprigs of pride
The peony, the red, red rose;
But give to me the flower that grows
Petite and pansy-eyed.
Thus, meditation on Sweet Peas
Impels the ardent thought,
Would maidens all were more like these,
With modesty — that true heartsease —
Tying the lover’s knot.
First cultivated in the late 17th century by a Sicilian monk, Father Francis Cupani, sweet peas represent chastity, bliss, and innocent pleasures. The vines and flowers are used in magick to protect children, guard virtue, inspire affection, and cultivate friendship.“ – BPAL
Oil Color: – (Cannot tell in brown apothecary bottles)
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is the standard 5ml brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label features the name of the company along with the name of the collection in tall orange block font on a black field, which frames the primary image. The name of the scent is right centered in tall block font along the bottom of the image, superimposed over the white background and the red alchemical sign of sulfur (which is BPAL’s symbol as well).
- ITB: It’s green, but not astringent, followed by the floral aspect of sweet pea…and there is also something pleasantly aquatic about it as well.
- Wet: It’s more floral on my skin, then green, although the aquatic undertone is interesting and adds some depth to this single note.
- Dry: It reminds me of bath soap for some reason – I think it’s because it’s fresh, clean, and floral.