Scent Name: Hetairae
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Ars Amatroia
Scent Description and Notes: “The sublimely beautiful, fiercely independent, impeccably cultured, fascinatingly worldly and witty courtesans of ancient Greece. A seductive and dazzling blend of golden honey, fiery patchouli, sweet fig and clove, and a blushing touch of ylang ylang.“ – BPAL
Oil Color: A creamy white-yellow
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: I’m nervous about the honey note here, but I’m hoping the fig does miracles on it. Yeah, there’s a slightly Honeybucket honey note to this, but there’s also a creaminess I wasn’t expecting as well under the fig and brightly sweet ylang ylang.
- Wet: Honeybucket honey, although not oppressively so, followed by ylang ylang and a touch of fig. It smells better in the bottle, honestly.
- Dry: After about 8 hours, it’s not bad. It’s sweet, musky honey with fig, light ylang ylang, and a touch of earthiness from the floral. Not bad.