Name: De Sade
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Sin & Salvation: In Memoriam
Scent Description and Notes: “The essence of pleasure heightened by pain: the raw scent of leather.” -bpal.org
Oil Color: A white wine-colored oil.
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.
- ITI: Really thick leather, very heavily oiled with tones of vetiver and something that strikes me as a gin-like juniper underneath. It’s certainly a much more mature scent than the Resurrected, so I have hopes that the aging process will work wonders.
- Wet: On my skin, the gin/juniper tone is a bit stronger, overpowering some of the warmth of the leather. Honestly, it reminds me of dungeons and leather, but the dark, murky ones explored in older literature.
- Dry: Even aged, this is a short-lived scent on me. Three hours later, the scent is a slightly metallic leather note. I wish I were more impressed by this.