Scent Name: Rome
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Wanderlust
Scent Description and Notes: “Refined, austere and graceful. A recipe gleaned from Classical Rome: cypress, juniper, chamomile and rose.“ – BPAL
Oil Color: Colorless.
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: It’s astringently green but comforting at the same time from the juniper, cypress, and chamomile. At this point, I’m not picking up the rose note, but I’m actually okay with that.
- Wet: Ah, there’s the rose, adding a slightly powdery, pinkish sweetness to the bitter juniper and cypress, while the chamomile soothes the more bitter tones of the scent. As someone suffering significant ice-pick migraines currently, this scent is strangely soothing. I’m going to bring it with me today to see if it can just help provide that sense of calm I need right now.
- Dry: The rose develops nicely as it dries, blooming into a full-bodied red rose that gently shines alongside the chamomile against the greens (which have subsided to more subtle tones). Very nice and something I would consider getting a bottle of.