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Scent Name: In Brightness and in Joy

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Yule- Little Match Girl subseries 2011

Scent Description and Notes: ““Grandmother!” cried the little one. “Oh, take me with you! You go away when the match burns out; you vanish like the warm stove, like the delicious roast goose, and like the magnificent Christmas tree!” And she rubbed the whole bundle of matches quickly against the wall, for she wanted to be quite sure of keeping her grandmother near her. And the matches gave such a brilliant light that it was brighter than at noon-day: never formerly had the grandmother been so beautiful and so tall. She took the little maiden, on her arm, and both flew in brightness and in joy so high, so very high, and then above was neither cold, nor hunger, nor anxiety–they were with God.

Divine mercy: sweet winter berry, orange blossom, frankincense, golden sandalwood, angel’s trumpet, and red rose. -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 framing the image in burgundy text fields.  The name of the scent is in a white Italic and cursive font right above the collection name along the bottom.  The image is of a little girl looking at a Christmas tree that seems to be from her imagination with something glowing in her hands.

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  • ITB:  It’s sweeter, like in a candy-type way, than I had anticipated.  I think it’s the winter berry, but it reads as those red berry hard candies that used to be readily available about 15 years ago.  I can pick up a little orange blossom and faint rose, but the berry takes the cake.
  • Wet:  Artificial berries, orange blossom, red rose, and a bit of sandalwood and angel’s trumpet.  It’s nice, but a little too sweet at the moment.
  • Dry:  After 12 hours, the scent is faint, but the berry has settled down, is less artificial, and now that the resin has had time to develop, is much more well-rounded.
Other Impressions: “I like it.  Bubblegum-y.” -Tony