a little lunacy, a little lunacy 2006, beeswax, blue musk, BPAL, gardenia, golden osmanthus, hyacinth, lily, lotus, lotus root, moonflower, Musk, osmanthus, peach, peach blossom, sandalwood, stargazer lily, ti, ti leaf, vanilla, vanilla bean, white gardenia, ylang ylang
Scent Name: Kindly Moon 2006
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – A Little Lunacy: October 2006
Scent Description and Notes: “Hide this one night thy crescent, kindly Moon;
So shall Endymion faithful prove, and rest
Loving and unawakened on the breast;
So shall no foul enchanter importune
Thy quiet course; for now the night is boon,
And through the friendly night unseen I fare,
Who dread the face of foemen unaware,
And watch of hostile spies in the bright noon.
Thou knowest, Moon, the bitter power of Love;
‘Tis told how shepherd Pan found ways to move,
For little price, thy heart; and of your grace,
Sweet stars, be kind to this not alien fire,
Because on earth ye did not scorn desire,
Bethink ye, now ye hold your heavenly place.
Utterly ethereal, an exquisite expression of love: moonflower, lotus root, white gardenia, beeswax, peach blossom, blue musk, stargazer lily, golden osmanthus, ti, sandalwood, hyacinth, ylang ylang, and a touch of vanilla bean.“ -BPAL.org
Oil Color: Colorless 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 a small, thin white font along the bottom of the label, directly above which in slightly smaller font is the name of the collection and the date. Divided by a thin white line, the name of the scent in a light blue and white tie-dye font is the name of the scent, atop which is a yowling sun face.
- ITB: It reminds me of farm-fresh apple cider straight from the bottle, which confuses me since I know apple isn’t listed anywhere in the scent notes. If I really focus, I can tease out strands of gardenia, blue musk, and peach blossoms, but soon they collapse back into apple cider to me.
- Wet: It still reads apple cider, but the blue musk moves forward alongside the lily, gardenia, and peach blossom. It must be the golden osmanthus that strikes me as the fruity note. There’s a slight spicy floral note just under it all, too, which might be the moonflower.
- Dry: This doesn’t have the greatest longevity and silage as I can barely smell slivers of gardenia, osmanthus, and peach blossom despite application 5 hours ago. I like it, though, and I’d be willing to reapply.
Other Impressions: It’s just a lovely scent. Feminine, uplifting, and pleasant.