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Scent Name: The Phoenix at Midnight

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  BPAL Anniversary 2011

Scent Description and Notes: “THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou
lovest best.
Night, sleep, death and the stars.

The cold fire of distant starsindigo musk, black iris, orris root, rosewood, night-blooming jasmine, and honeysuckle. This Phoenix embodies introspection, reflection, spiritual freedom, and hope springing eternal. -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 image is of orange and yellow phoenix wings descending from the top of the image field, bracketing a golden full moon with fire embers swirling about it.  The name of the scent is in a thicker yellow block font between the wings and the moon.  The collection information is at the bottom in yellow font with the BPAL symbols on either side.

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  • ITB:  It’s floral, clean, soapy, and a little green. I can pick up the jasmine and black iris along with light orris root, but not too much.
  • Wet:  I had trouble really trying to dig down into the notes. The jasmine and iris are incredibly dominant and it is a bit too much for my nose.
  • Dry: It was so overtly floral, strong, and overwhelming that I had to restrain myself from scrubbing it off. It’s too much floral and not enough depth beside a powdery tone once dried.
Other Impressions: None.