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Scent Name:  The Governess

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Yule 2012: The Turn of the Screw

Scent Description and Notes: “Brittle white musk, bruised violets, vanilla orchid, and green tea. -BPAL

Oil Color: – I cannot tell the color of the oil by looking into the brown apothecary bottle.

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle.  The label extends just under halfway around the bottom.  The label features the name of the company  in thin beige font along the bottom and slightly larger and thicker font along the top for the scent name.  Both of these items frame the brown/sepia-toned image of the governess reading in her study.

  • ITB:  Candied, bruised violets, vanilla orchids, and subtle green tea.  Gorgeous!
  • Wet:  Much the same with more subtle violet, although there is more green from the tea and the delicate musk has started to show.
  • Dry:  After about 30 minutes, the violet, vanilla, and musk blend to make a beautifully introspective and feminine scent.  I wish I had more than a couple imp’s worth.
Other Impressions: “It smells like tobacco and berries.” -Tony