Scent Name: Vampire Princess
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lilith 2017
Scent Description and Notes: “Last Halloween, Lilith wanted to be Maleficent, so we hooked her up with a Maleficent costume. The horns were imbalanced, though, and she was frustrated, so she decided to wear the rest of the costume sans horns and be a vampire. She looked amazing (in my motherly opinion), but when the time came to trick or treat, her voluminous skirts and flowing cape made it difficult for her to keep up with the other kids. We tried knotting it, hiking it up, everything and in the end, she vowed never to wear another costume that she can’t run and jump in.
Blood musk and lavender with bourbon vanilla, plum oudh, black patchouli, and Romanian wildflowers.“ -BPAL.org
Oil Color: A dark mahogany oil on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml BPAL brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in block, white letters along the top of the bottle, while the name of the company is at the bottom in smaller white block font. The name of the collection and year situated just above the company name are in a lime green color. The label art is as follows:
- ITB: It’s dark and brooding, very much a scent I’d associate with a vampire princess. The plum oudh surges forth surrounded by inky patchouli and blood musk with hits of wilted wildflowers and bourbon vanilla adding s sliver of lightness to the glorious dark notes in this scent.
- Wet: On my skin, the bourbon vanilla comes to the forefront, followed by the plummy oudh and a swirl of wildflowers. Blood musk threads itself in between softly, alongside a subtle lavender and a resinous woody undertone. For some reason, the scent is much lighter, less brooding on my skin. Lots of throw on this one.
- Dry: After a full day, the scent settles down into a plummy bourbon vanilla smoothed over with a soft patchouli. It’s actually really nice.
Other Impressions: “Oh, you smell good!” -Kelly from across the living room.