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Name: National Emergy (sic)

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Activism

Scent Description and Notes: A new form of presidential power was granted by the National Emergencies Act in 1976, and as you can see in this list provided by ABC News, nearly all of the Emergencies declared by U.S. Presidents over the past decades have related to international affairs, usually in response to crises that arise beyond our borders.

We could argue for the next eight years whether each of these instances was truly warranted (this is certain scholars’ full-time occupation). What is clear is that the so-called Emergency being declared this week is a nothing but an autocratic attempt to circumvent the healthy checks and balances established in the U.S. Constitution â€” a document our President has sworn to uphold.

Our government was specifically devised this way to keep power from concentrating in any one area, formed in response to life under monarchical control. This administration has done everything in its power to blur, erode, and reach beyond these limitations. This abuse of the National Emergencies Act is just the latest example of a President deliberately entering a legal grey area to further his own racist, xenophobic, and unpopularpolitical agenda.

Please take the time to contact your elected representatives, regardless of party affiliation, so they understand just how aware American citizens actually are when it comes to the issues of immigrants and asylum-seekers at the U.S./Mexico border.

In the meantime, we offer this: the rising haze of American unease in the face of autocracy, fanning the flames of our activism and renewing our vigilance against the erosion of civil rights â€” our own, and those of others whose situation grows more precarious with every passing week. Â

Climate change is a national emergency.

Gun violence is a national emergency.

Homelessness is a national emergency.

The constitutional crisis that this administration is inflicting on the United States is a national emergency.

Building a multi-billion dollar monument to racism is NOT a national emergency.

NATIONAL EMERGY (sic)

A four-alarm fire made of bold faced lies: bullshit-brown patchouli aflame with red ginger and pimento, sugared with the poisonous false promises of a racist autocrat, soured by hazard-yellow lemon rind.

Proceeds from the sale of this perfume blend will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/activism/national-emergy-sic-perfume-oil/

Oil Color: A tawny-colored oil.

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is the lab’s brown apothecary bottle.  The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the company in black bold font along the bottom.  The name of the scent is above that in larger font, outlined in red.  The image art is as follows:

  • ITB: That’s a pleasantly balanced blend of warm, fuzzy patchouli, sugared pimento, and  red ginger (that leans just a little toward the bubblegum side) with a spiral of lemon rind.
  • Wet: The sugared pimento is stronger when applied to my skin, followed by the warm red ginger that now smacks of toned-down cinnamon and fuzzy brown patchouli. The lemon rind ads a brightness that lifts up the scent as a whole, which I thoroughly appreciate.
  • Dry:  I really like how this dries down.  It’s like a sugared lemon and ginger musk darkened with an earthy patchouli.  The scent has a pleasing roundness to it.

Other Impressions: None.