Name: Serpent’s Kiss
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Discontinued: Diabolus
Scent Description and Notes: “Seething with passion, yet utterly cold-blooded. Dragon’s blood, vetiver and spice.“ – BPAL
Oil Color: A saffron colored oil.
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 much different than I expected. I pick up on the resin, but the spices are very intriguing here – cinnamon for sure, but there’s also a woodsy quality to it along with something that reads faintly like mint.
- Wet: The woodsy note is a bit stronger on my skin. Only enough, this might be the vetiver interacting with the dragon’s blood resin and cinnamon. On me it’s deeply spicy, brooding, and reads more as hot and seething (Red Hots candies) than cold-blooded.
- Dry: While still decidedly present, the cinnamon settles some and plays nicely with the dragon’s blood resin, the woodsy quality of the vetiver, and the almost green spice I can’t place. I really like this one and I’m rather sad it was discontinued.