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It feels good to review perfumes again.  After far too many 18 hour days, eye-deep in grading, and a good portion of that spent hooked up to an IV, in the hospital, or on bed rest, I’m happy to try to regain some kind of normalcy. So, back to reviews!

Scent Name: Lacus Solitudinis

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – A Little Lunacy August 2014

Scent Description and Notes: “The Lake of Solitude: a scent of introspection and introversion. Meditative white sandalwood with rosewood, Roman chamomile, white lavender, marjoram, Himalayan cedar, and oudh. -bpal.org

Oil Color: A faint thawing snow color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Absinthetics.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent, the name of the scent in orange bold font, and her decanting information in green.  The font of the label features the sample label art as the bottle.

Scent: 

  • ITI: The scent strikes me as somewhat medicinal, which I think stems from the lavender, chamomile, and marjoram.  I’m also picking up something that has a faint bubblegum quality, and I’m not sure which note it is.
  • Wet: Bubblegum, sandalwood, marjoram, oudh, cedar, chamomile, and lavender- still too medicinal and oddly sweet for me.  I’m not too convinced that this is a keeper at all. 
  • Dry:  I like this one better now that it has dried. It’s sweeter, but more palatable.  The sandalwood is more distinct, the rosewood has appeared and warmed nicely on the skin, while the oudh and lavender have mellowed their medicinal tones and instead settled into something more calming. 

Other Impressions: None.

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