Scent Name: Disastrous Twilight
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Great American Eclipse
Scent Description and Notes: “As when the Sun, new risen,
Looks through the horizontal misty air,
Shorn of his beams, or from behind the Moon,
In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds
On half the nations and with fear of change
– John Milton, Paradise Lost
Star-touched blue amber, gurjum balsam, pale orris, Somalian myrrh, benzoin, red sandalwood, and ylang ylang.” – https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/the-great-american-eclipse/songs-of-midday-darkness/disastrous-twilight/
Oil Color: The color of watered down apricot brandy.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a sample from Crown & Tulip, which features the bottle image on the front and the name, logo, and website of the company on back. The label art that would be on the bottle features the name of the scent in shadowed yellow block font, which is situated above the company name, which is in lower case bolded font in a black border along the bottom edge. The image itself, individuals looking at an eclipse in what looks to be London, is framed by another black border that contains the lower case name of the collection.
- ITI: The first thought was insects in the forest. The ylang ylang to me has that buggy tone to it (but it always does, which is why I don’t reach for scents with that note in it), but the notes that sweep in after (amber, orris, and balsam) remind me of a LUSH store.
- Wet: It’s ylang ylang once again as the initial note followed by the blue amber (which has an early twilight feel to it), and a sweet woodsiness, which I think might be the gurjum balsam with a touch of sandalwood, myrrh, benzoin and orris just behind it. The LUSH similarities are still strong here (and still a bit too strong). I’m sure it will be improved once settled.
- Dry: The floral notes are much softer and more in balance with the amber, gurjum, orris, and sandalwood. I do wish the myrrh were more detectable, but I do like the resinous shift this scent has taken.
Other Impressions: None.