Scent Name: Nasty Woman
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Activism
Scent Description and Notes: “As you have no doubt heard, during the third presidential debate, Hillary described her plan to raise taxes on the rich in order to fund Social Security. She took a swing at him over him being a tax dodger (which he is).
“My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s – if he can’t figure out how to get out of it.”
Trump interrupted her and said, “Such a nasty woman.”
These are two things uttered by the same man within the same hour:
“Such a nasty woman.”
“No one has more respect for women than me.”
Let’s put this pussy-grabbing, racist, predatory, misogynistic, hateful, irresponsible, ignorant, immature grotesquerie out of politics for good, and do what we can to ensure that he and his ilk never cast their miserable shadows over our political process again.
Nasty Woman: black fig and patchouli, filthy bourbon vanilla, honeyed amber oud, and loukhoum.
Proceeds will be split between Planned Parenthood and EMILY’s list: plannedparenthood.org, emilyslist.org
Photo: Women marching in national suffrage demonstration in Washington, D.C., May 9, 1914.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/activism/nasty-woman/
Loukhoum is essentially Turkish Delight, so I’d expect fig, rose, powdered sugar, and perhaps either pistachio or hazelnut.
Oil Color: A gilded orange oil color on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label features the name of the company in white block font outlined in grey just below the scent name. The name of the scent is positioned above that in a larger version justified to the right in a larger version of the same font. Image art is as follows:
- ITB: This is an aged version I purchased back in 2016. I remember getting lots of patchouli when it first arrived along with gobs of honey. Today, the patchouli has taken on that delectable moist earthy yet crystallized honey heavenly tone that I absolutely adore in the likes of Hekate’s Garden and RitvalCravt. Hints of fig and musky oud dance around the outside with a peak of dark red rose far off on the horizon. I’d say this one is worth the aging so far!
- Wet: Ooh, that patchouli gives me the vapors! There’s a sublime peppery tone to the soft, wet, honey-imbued earthiness that marries so well with the black fig and amber oud. A sliver of rose sweetness flickers in and out of the scent, but it only enhances the beauty of those dark, deep notes throughout.
- Dry: The oud and patchouli together lose some of that honeyed beauty and skew more and more like wet, chewy tobacco laced with patchouli, amber, and a flourish of very dark rose far at the bottom of the scent the longer this sits on my skin. I wish it had retained that delicious patchouli note, but I don’t mind this (and surprisingly, don’t mind the oud here).
Other Impressions: “(From two feet away): It’s oud, I don’t want to smell it. (3 attempts later to get close to me): It’s not bad. It’s like when in those old-school 1970s movies with the coral and pink powder-room and those ball lights all around it. It’s like a turd in the middle of that.” -Tony