Scent Name: On Imagination
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Activism: Triumph in My Song
Scent Description and Notes: ”
Thy various works, imperial queen, we see,
How bright their forms! how deck’d with pomp by thee!
Thy wond’rous acts in beauteous order stand,
And all attest how potent is thine hand.
From Helicon’s refulgent heights attend,
Ye sacred choir, and my attempts befriend:
To tell her glories with a faithful tongue,
Ye blooming graces, triumph in my song.
Now here, now there, the roving Fancy flies,
Till some lov’d object strikes her wand’ring eyes,
Whose silken fetters all the senses bind,
And soft captivity involves the mind.
Imagination! who can sing thy force?
Or who describe the swiftness of thy course?
Soaring through air to find the bright abode,
Th’ empyreal palace of the thund’ring God,
We on thy pinions can surpass the wind,
And leave the rolling universe behind:
From star to star the mental optics rove,
Measure the skies, and range the realms above.
There in one view we grasp the mighty whole,
Or with new worlds amaze th’ unbounded soul.
Though Winter frowns to Fancy’s raptur’d eyes
The fields may flourish, and gay scenes arise;
The frozen deeps may break their iron bands,
And bid their waters murmur o’er the sands.
Fair Flora may resume her fragrant reign,
And with her flow’ry riches deck the plain;
Sylvanus may diffuse his honours round,
And all the forest may with leaves be crown’d:
Show’rs may descend, and dews their gems disclose,
And nectar sparkle on the blooming rose.
Such is thy pow’r, nor are thine orders vain,
O thou the leader of the mental train:
In full perfection all thy works are wrought,
And thine the sceptre o’er the realms of thought.
Before thy throne the subject-passions bow,
Of subject-passions sov’reign ruler thou;
At thy command joy rushes on the heart,
And through the glowing veins the spirits dart.
Fancy might now her silken pinions try
To rise from earth, and sweep th’ expanse on high:
From Tithon’s bed now might Aurora rise,
Her cheeks all glowing with celestial dies,
While a pure stream of light o’erflows the skies.
The monarch of the day I might behold,
And all the mountains tipt with radiant gold,
But I reluctant leave the pleasing views,
Which Fancy dresses to delight the Muse;
Winter austere forbids me to aspire,
And northern tempests damp the rising fire;
They chill the tides of Fancy’s flowing sea,
Cease then, my song, cease the unequal lay.
– Phillis Wheatley
The unbounded soul: a vibrant, airy, uplifted amber with smoked vanilla and coconut, tuberose, orange blossom, wildflower honey, and sheer musk.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/activism/triumph-in-my-song/on-imagination-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: The color of thinned ice wine.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 1/32 imp decant. The decant was made by Ralenth, who has the name of the scent in large font on the front of the label, the name of the company and date of the collection along with a corresponding found image on the front. Image art from the website is as follows:
- ITI: Fresh wildflower honey, practically teeming with an array of spring-like florals, rubbed with a resin or tobacco-smoked vanilla and amber dusting powder. There’s a touch of sheer musk that is lined through the scent, like a delicate flourish of a pen. This is very honey forward, which does make me nervous, especially with my skin chemistry and honey notes in the past. As for throw, be prepared. I opened the imp to sniff about 30 minutes ago and the entire living room still smells like it.
- Wet: The orange blossom edged now with a bright tuberose is stronger on my skin, but that wildflower honey still rules this scent, wild, vibrant, and definitely honey. The smoked vanilla and sheer musk linger underneath it like a lazing hammock under gently rustling leaves.
- Dry: Three hours after application, I’m finally getting amber and coconut alongside the wildflower honey and delicate florals. Smoked vanilla sways far in the background, adding a comforting round sweetness to the scent as a whole. Thankfully, this honey, while loud initially, settles into a pleasing harmony. As for longevity, even after 12 hours, the scent still has nearly 3 inches of throw and is still a distinctly orange blossom and wildflower honey blend warmed with a smooth vanilla core.
Other Impressions: “Brown sugar and powder.” -Tony