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Scent Name: Snake Eyes in Spring’s First Twilight

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  

Scent Description and Notes: Snake Oil and threads of pale lavender with shadowy oudh, sweet oakmoss, violet leaf, and rose geranium.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/spring-collection/serpent-spring/snake-eyes-gleaming-in-springs-first-twilight-perfume-oil/

Oil Color: A faint yellow on my skin.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard brown apothecary bottle.  The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in a bolded spring greenish yellow block font just above the company name, which is in a smaller version of the a shadowed white version of the name’s font.  The label is as follows:

  • ITB: It smells like a composted forest floor topped with a lovely combination of lavender and rose geranium with a hint of Indonesian oils and sugar sprinkled on time.  I’m having reservations about that fecal oudh note, though. Granted, I realize that oudh is just a terrible note on me, but it might work brilliantly for someone with different skin chemistry.
  • Wet: Brilliant lavender note shines forth immediately upon skin contact, pierced with sugared vanilla and Indonesian oils, swirling over a mellow, reflective oakmoss note with a hint of floral sweetness from the violet leaf. However, as it sits, the shadowy oudh slithers around the perimeter, closing in, encircling the other notes’ clarity.
  • Dry: This dries down so beautifully, but it doesn’t have much throw after 6 hours.It smells like faint Indonesian oils with a subtle gauzy peppering of violet, a hint of rose geranium, and something that skews vaguely woody in the background.

Other Impressions: “Are you wearing that p-oudh again?  I’m not a fan.” -Tony

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