black clove, black currant, black saffron, BPAL, cetiver, clove, currant, Florentine iris, Frankincense, honey, iris, limited edition, metamorphosis, Metamorphosis 2014, Moths of Louisiana, pepper, saffron, smoky honey, vetiver, white pepper
Scent Name: Wild Indigo Duskywing
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Metamorphosis 2014: Butterflies of Louisiana
Scent Description and Notes: “Black saffron, frankincense, Florentine iris, blackcurrant, white pepper, black clove, vetiver, and smoky honey.“ -bpal.org
Oil Color: A copper-dusted honey.
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.
- ITI: This reminds me of the woods in the PNW – earthy, dense, verdant, and mysterious. Of all the notes, the white pepper and vetiver are most clear, although I do pick up a hint of a pleasant honey note far off in the distance.
- Wet: On my skin, the scent is surprising well-balanced. The honey hasn’t turned nasty, and it seems to be supporting the lovely saffron tones underneath the frankincense, clove, and vetiver. The iris hovers gently on top, which makes the scent as a whole seem mature, earthy, yet comforting and refined.
- Dry: After an hour, the black currant and iris drift lightly as the top notes just above the now softened clove, frankincense, and the faint vetiver. The honey adds just enough sweetness to the scent without being cloying to balance out the earthiness of the other tones. This is a 7/10 for me!
Other Impressions: None.