Scent Name: Winter Heavens
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2011
Scent Description and Notes: “Sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive
Leap off the rim of earth across the dome.
It is a night to make the heavens our home
More than the nest whereto apace we strive.
Lengths down our road each fir-tree seems a hive,
In swarms outrushing from the golden comb.
They waken waves of thoughts that burst to foam:
The living throb in me, the dead revive.
Yon mantle clothes us: there, past mortal breath,
Life glistens on the river of the death.
It folds us, flesh and dust; and have we knelt,
Or never knelt, or eyed as kine the springs
Of radiance, the radiance enrings:
And this is the soul’s haven to have felt.
– George Meredith
Black midnight winter skies glittering with points of light: chill air, champaca flower, white musk, fir needle, papyrus reeds, and grey amber.“ -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 and collection along the bottom in white block font set against a black text field. The scent name is situated above the image, also in white font and inside a black text box. The collection is in black block font vertically in a bright green text field. The image is of snow-covered shrubbery.
- ITB: It’s odd. I can pick up the papyrus and fir, but I’m guessing as to the cold perfume-y note. Perhaps that’s the chill air.
- Wet: It’s green and slightly astringent from the fir, but there’s an odd muskiness underneath the champaca flower. It reminds me a little of early 90’s Glade air fresheners.
- Dry: Yeah, it’s really similar to air fresheners mixed with soap. That’s too bad.