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Name:   Sybaris

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Wanderlust

Scent Description and Notes: The pinnacle of wealth, luxury, self-indulgent pleasure, voluptuousness and sensuality. Bright violet with sweet clove, Mediterranean incense notes and tonka bean. – bpal.org

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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.

Scent:

  • ITI: This scent is really gorgeous, invoking hints of spring from the nearly candied violet note, but there’s also a coquettish tone to it thanks to the tonka bean and the heady, resinous incense.
  • Wet: Yes, it’s very much candied violet notes surrounded by bubblegum powder, sweet frankincense and a hint of sandalwood, followed by honeyed tonka.  This smells like it would make an amazing aperitif.
  • Dry:  After 15 hours, it’s still clearly discernible and incredibly enjoyable. Now that it’s had a good time to settle, it smells like the most divine, fluffy, violet-infused creme brulee  tart under thick, decadent whipped cream (that’s how the incense and clove are reading to me and it’s brilliant).  I’m in love and it’s worth every rich, fluffy, imaginary calorie.
Other Impressions:  When I wasn’t feeling well at the end of this week, this is the scent to which I turned.  It was comforting and didn’t have a negative psychosomatic response, which was a huge plus.

 

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