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Scent Name:  Al-Araaf

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  A Demon in My View

Scent Description and Notes: “Young flowers were whispering in melody
To happy flowers that night – and tree to tree;
Fountains were gushing music as they fell
In many a star-lit grove, or moon-lit dell;
Yet silence came upon material things –
Fair flowers, bright waterfalls and angel wings –
And sound alone that from the spirit sprang
Bore burthen to the charm the maiden sang:

‘Neath the blue-bell or streamer –
Or tufted wild spray
That keeps, from the dreamer,
The moonbeam away –
Bright beings! that ponder,
With half closing eyes,
On the stars which your wonder
Hath drawn from the skies,
Till they glance thro’ the shade, and
Come down to your brow
Like – eyes of the maiden
Who calls on you now –
Arise! from your dreaming
In violet bowers,
To duty beseeming
These star-litten hours –
And shake from your tresses
Encumber’d with dew
The breath of those kisses
That cumber them too –
(O! how, without you, Love!
Could angels be blest?)
Those kisses of true Love
That lull’d ye to rest!
Up! – shake from your wing
Each hindering thing:
The dew of the night –
It would weigh down your flight
And true love caresses –
O, leave them apart!
They are light on the tresses,
But lead on the heart.

Honeyed lilies, dry lotus root and fae flowers. -BPAL

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

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is a 5ml older blue apothecary bottle.  The black-based  label extends just under halfway around the bottom.  The label features the name of the company in thin white spindly font right in a text box framed that also features the collection name and an Egyptian-stylized larger scent name.  The text box is framed in images of weeping florals and long tree trunks.

Scent:

  • ITB:  The powder scent hits he first, then a bit of the honeyed lilies and oddly enough, something that smells like berries.
  • Wet: Less powder (thank goodness), more flowery with a bit of the lilies, although the honey scent is in the background. I still get a bit of the fruitiness that I smelled ITB, but not nearly as much on my skin.
  • Dry:   I still smell powder, but it isn’t enough for me to vote it off the island. I do smell honey, some lily, but the fruity scent is gone. It’s a sweetly feminine scent, but not something I’d reach for too often.
Other Impressions: None.
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