Name: Roses, Pearls, and Diamonds
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Marchen
Scent Description and Notes: “The youngest, who was the very picture of her father for courtesy and sweetness of temper, was withal one of the most beautiful girls ever seen. As people naturally love their own likeness, this mother even doted on her eldest daughter and at the same time had a horrible aversion for the youngest–she made her eat in the kitchen and work continually.
Among other things, this poor child was forced twice a day to draw water above a mile and a-half off the house, and bring home a pitcher full of it. One day, as she was at this fountain, there came to her a poor woman, who begged of her to let her drink.
“Oh! ay, with all my heart, Goody,” said this pretty little girl; and rinsing immediately the pitcher, she took up some water from the clearest place of the fountain, and gave it to her, holding up the pitcher all the while, that she might drink the easier.
The good woman, having drunk, said to her:
You are so very pretty, my dear, so good and so mannerly, that I cannot help giving you a gift.” For this was a fairy, who had taken the form of a poor country woman, to see how far the civility and good manners of this pretty girl would go. “I will give you for a gift,” continued the Fairy, “that, at every word you speak, there shall come out of your mouth either a flower or a jewel.”
When this pretty girl came home her mother scolded her for staying so long at the fountain.
“I beg your pardon, mamma,” said the poor girl, “for not making more haste.”
And in speaking these words there came out of her mouth two roses, two pearls, and two diamonds.
Red roses, dazzling crystalline musks, and pearlescent coconut-tinged orris.“ – http://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/marchen/roses-pearls-and-diamonds/
Oil Color: Clear and 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: Hmm, I’m getting coconut, light rose, and the impression of mounts of marshmallow-ish fluff. Interesting.
- Wet: It reminds me of what the White Queen from Alice in Wonderland would wear if she had a perfume. It’s pleasantly powdery, delicately musky in the most ephemerally way, light coconut, and bedecked with gorgeous rose, even on my skin.
- Dry: It dries down into a gentle, comforting coconut-tinged skin musk with a dusting of rose- very pretty.
Other Impressions: None.
BPAL’s Tournament of Underdogs: When up against Rakshasa, this round goes to Rakshasa. Roses, Pearls, and Diamonds is a pretty, light floral scent, something that I might have worn when I was younger with reckless abandon. As someone who is now almost 40, I crave deep resins and round woods with my rose notes. #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs