I received this as an imp a few weeks ago and absolutely fell in love. If you are interested in heady and heavily spiced orientals, try this.
Scent Name: Santo Domingo
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Wanderlust
Scent Description and Notes: “An exotic, sultry blend of tobacco leaf, bay rum and heady Caribbean blossoms.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/wanderlust/santo-domingo/
Oil Color: Clear on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard BPAL brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in bold block print, underneath which is BPAL’s symbol, the phrase “hand blended perfume oil” in a beautiful small Italic script. The name of the company is at the very bottom in small block print. All of this is surrounded by a beautiful Deco-inspired lattice frame in black.
- ITB: Thick, luscious tobacco soaked in aged bay rum smack not of pirate but something far more deliciously alluring and sultry. I can’t really pick out a distinct floral, but there is something that reminds me of anise and perhaps a very faint gardenia deep underneath the tobacco and bay rum.
- Wet: More tropical wet on my skin – perhaps frangipani along with gardenia. The tobacco and bay rum still exist, but the heady florals do assert themselves on my skin. It’s still exotic and sexy, but certainly more tropical than on first sniff in the bottle.
- Dry: After 8 hours, the scent is still thick with tobacco and bay rum. It’s softer but still definitely alluring.