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cent Name: Les Fleurs du Mal

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Ars Moriendi

Scent Description and Notes: “The scents of the blossoms of darkness, condensed into one perfume. Features a rose base, softened with lilac and wisteria. -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/ars-moriendi/les-fleurs-du-mal/

Oil Color: The color of apricot nectar.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz).  The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired phoenix with the name of the company next to the phoenix. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black font outlined with red on the front.

Scent:

  • ITI: Soft, pink rose petals wafts forth, while wisteria blooms around it, adding a touch of almost floral musk to the rose.  In the center is the wisteria, which comes across as clean and elegant.  As a floral, I’d say this scent is elegant, demure, and beautiful.
  • Wet:  The wisteria becomes the dominant note on my skin, which still has that undertone of floral musk and a touch of powder  The rose is a bit more subdued, and unfortunately, a touch more soapy for me. The lilac emerges just a few seconds later and overtakes the other notes.  I’m hoping that these notes settle down as it dries.
  • Dry: After 10 hours and my cat licking off the perfume, what’s left is a subtle, soft floral. After re-testing, the lilac is soft and gentle while the rose drifts in the background, augmented by a touch of creamy muskiness. This is a much nicer scent once allowed to settle.
Other Impressions: “It’s powdery and kind of amber-y, but I’m having trouble picking out any single note.  It’s pleasant though.  I like it.” -Tony
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