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Scent Name: Oakmoss Accord

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Single Notes   9/18/13

Scent Description and Notes: OAKMOSS ACCORD
Oakmoss is a lichen that grows on the branches and trunks of conifers and deciduous trees. Oakmoss’ scent can vary, depending on how it is grown and which tree has housed it. Generally, it is deep, earthy, green, moist, and tenacious, though oakmoss grown on pine trees may possess a thinner, sharper scent. Some extractions smell vaguely leathery, and some are velvety green, while others can be dry and woodsy.

In perfumery, oakmoss is considered a base note, and it is often employed as a fixative. It adds depth, a sense of grounding, and solemnity, and acts as an anchor for more capricious notes. – BPAL

Oil Color: I cannot tell the color of the oil through the dark brown apothecary bottle.

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 deep brown 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 black alchemical sign in a dark, foresty green color.

Scent:

  • ITB: This is a woodsy, smoky, leathery, and slightly floral oakmoss.  I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting such complexity out of this single note.
  • Wet:  Yes, this is rather leathery, although there is a slightly sharp pine-quality faintly underneath he earthy greenness.
  • Dry:  It’s more leathery than green now.  It’s masculine, but in a positive way.
Other Impressions:  This is a very nice, masculine base note.  I imagine pairing this with Cherokee Rose or another floral note would be rather pretty.
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