I figured that since it was Christmas was so close, I would review the Yule scents I purchased from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. While I only ordered 3 directly, I have decants coming sometime in the future, so I’ll get back to Yule reviews after they arrive.
Scent Name: Jacob’s Ladder
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2018
Scent Description and Notes: “And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.
And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
The meeting of Heaven and Earth: golden amber, galbanum, benzoin, ambrette, rockrose, costus and tonka.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/winter-collection/yule-2018/jacobs-ladder-2/
Oil Color: Clear 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 company in thin white font outlined in red along the bottom, just above which is the name of the perfume in larger, bolded white font. The name of the collection is centered along the top of the label, in the smaller white font outlined in red. The label art is as featured below:
- ITB: It almost smells like the ambrette has vanilla shocked throughout, yet there’s a sense of a beautiful, spicy floral that makes this scent so striking.
- Wet: The ambrette is a musky golden and just lovely once applied, heralded by the resinous incense and amber that warms the longer it sits on the skin. The floral from the costus and rockrose ride in the wake of the resins several minutes after application.
- Dry: After several hours, the scent looses some of its complexity, settling into soft ambrette, amber, and a touch of tonka. It’s still pleasant, though.
Other Impressions: None.