Scent Name: Asp Viper
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Carnaval Diabolique: Act III: The Snake Pit
Scent Description and Notes: “Snake Oil with red mandarin, myrrh, and almond.“ – BPAL
Oil Color: – It’s a faint oranged yellow on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label is a spin-off of Snake Oil’s in that it has the same parchment colored background, black ombre scroll work framing bold, shadowed block font with collection information underneath. The black font under the bottom ombre scroll/floret reads “The Snake Pit / Black Phoenix Alchemical Lab / Fiaza’s Friends / Carnaval Diabolique.” The image is of an asp viper superimposed over the company and collection information.
- ITB: Indonesian oil, sweet, almond-coated myrrh with faint marzipan undertones. I’m not getting any mandarin, though.
- Wet: Strong almond/marzipan with vanilla and a hint of sugar. Under all of this, I get the mandarin paired with the Indonesian oil, lending a slightly citrusy (but not citrus sweet) tone to the heady oil.
- Dry: I echo the impression that this is a much softer Snake Oil due to the addition of the almond and myrrh. It’s sweet and slightly foody without being too juvenile.