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Scent Name: Snake Skin

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – In Memoriam: Lupercalia 2017

Scent Description and Notes: For he seemed to me again like a king,
Like a king in exile, uncrowned in the underworld,
Now due to be crowned again.

A sinuous leather variant of BPAL’s Snake Oil.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2017/snake-skin/

Oil Color: Orange juice colored.

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, pinkish letters set just above the name of the company, which is in small, bold light pink font. The label art is as featured:

  • ITB: Ugh, leather and sugared vanilla are intoxicating together in this scent.  Of course, I love Snake Oil and leather, so this is pretty much assured a home-run for me unless some of the notes just don’t play well together on my skin.
  • Wet:  The Indonesian oils jump in front of the vanilla and sugar, letting the leather sulk underneath, which adds a “bad boy” or “bad girl” tinge to this sultry scent.
  • Dry:  Sugared vanilla and leather with touches of Indonesian oil.  The scent certainly stays true to its notes.  It might have been a bit rich for the club, but I’m happy I picked up a bottle. I’m sure it will age delightfully well.

Other Impressions: “Did you stop somewhere?  You smell like glazed doughnuts, specifically Krispy Kreme.  Like, the light’s one.” -Tony