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This is my fourth time wearing the scent, but I’m finally have some time to review.  An imp was just not enough.

Scent Name: The Hierophant and the Empress

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lilith 2014

Scent Description and Notes: Let the woman be girt with a sword before me: the many-throned, many-minded, many-wiled, daughter of Zeus.

Red and white roses, everblooming gardenia, violet leaf, Oman frankincense, styrax, honey myrtle, mallow flower. -http://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/lilith-2014-princesses-ghosts-superheroes/hierophant-empress/

Oil Color: Clear on my skin.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard brown apothecary bottle.  The label extends partway across the bottle. The artwork is a photograph of Lilith dressed as an empress, cradled in the bespectacled arms of the hierophant, Tom. The name of the scent is in bold white block letters in a wave-like lull and lift.  The date is in lavender below it, while the name of the company is in shadowed white block letters near the bottom of the bottle.

From blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Scent: 

  • ITB: On first sniff, it does smell like rich cocoa butter, fresh hand-made marshmallows, and gardenia.  It’s sweetly foody without being too cloying thanks to the white floral tones.
  • Wet:  The gardenia is a touch stronger, but it is the rose that starts to sing on my skin, set against the mallow, honey myrtle, and styrax.  I feel like the scent becomes a bit more sophisticated on the skin thanks to the other notes, but it also develops a nutty warmth juxtaposed against the cooler florals.  There’s a part of me that wishes the mallow were stronger, but I feel like that would make it a little too young for me.
  • Dry:  It smells like sugared vanilla, sweet frankincense, fresh gardenia, and budding rose with a hint of warmth from the mallow.  It’s absolutely lovely – feminine, foody, and warm.

Other Impressions: The first time I hand any interaction with this scent, I had just grabbed something out of my untested imps and put it on.  I didn’t know what it was.  However, when we got to the club, my husband demanded to know what I was wearing.  He thought it smelled like marshmallows and cocoa butter, then demanded I get a bottle of it.  He still loves it each time I wear it.

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