Scent Name: Elegba
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Excolo
Scent Description and Notes: “The Spirit of the Divine Messenger, the Lord of the Crossroads, He Who Owns All Doors and Roads in this World. He is the intermediary between the Orishas and mankind, and stands at the intersection of humanity and the Divine. He opens all paths of communication, both mundane and Heavenly. His ofrenda contains coconut, tobacco and sweet, sugared rum” – BPAL
Oil Color: A slightly milky baby chick yellow color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired phoenix with the name of the company next to the phoenix. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black font outlined with red on the front.
- ITI: Okay, that’s rather sweet. It reminds me of Mad City Sue’s sugared scrubs – so sugar is a very significant note here. The rum certainly is present vying for attention with the sugar. The coconut and tobacco are just under, the coconut giving a body to the scene and the tobacco adding a touch of bitterness to the scent as a whole.
- Wet: It’s very much the same on my wrist. I reminds me of a daiquiri but with scented tobacco wafting nearby.
- Dry: Now it’s toasted coconut, sugar, spiced rum, and tobacco. If I want something that speaks of summer or something tropical, I’ll probably reach for this.