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Scent Name: Visions of Autumn IV
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloweenie 2014: Visions of Autumn
Scent Description and Notes: “Somalian myrrh, orange blossom, champaca flower, and verbena.” -bpal.org
Oil Color: The color of apple brandy.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a decanted imp. It features the scent notes on the back. The front of the label displays the collection name, scent name, and date, displayed in order to frame the label art:
- ITI: Verbena, bright and clear, intertwines itself with the distinct orange blossom that skews more orange than blossom. The myrrh and the champaca flower wedge themselves between the two top notes, yet the scent as a whole is not discordant, but strikes me as a sophisticated orange spice that I might smell in a bazaar.
- Wet: Champaca, thick and heady coils around the orange blossom and verbena notes, reducing their clarity, but lending the champaca a slightly citrusy-sweet quality. I don’t get any myrrh,however, which is too bad since the scent does remind me of a really nice hand soap from Bath and Body Works.
- Dry: Gone is the soapiness during the wet phase. The scent that’s left is a well-balanced play between the myrrh and the champaca flower notes – soft and resinous. The orange blossom and verbena are much more indistinct, but add interest to the edges of the scent, but not enough to register as clear, discernible notes.