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Scent Name: Desire Bonbon
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2015: Box of Bonbons 2015
Scent Description and Notes: “Belgian chocolate with neroli, black patchouli and black musk, gilded by apple, bergamot, blood red rose, teak, and vanilla.” -bpal.org
Oil Color: A diluted apricot wine color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by moons_storm. Her label features the scent notes on the back. The company acronym along with the scent’s name and the decanting information is on the front. The image on the label consists of who cartoon hearts, but the original label art is similar to below, save for the name showing the adjective in a russet version of the font pictured.
- ITI: Powdered milk chocolate, juicy apple, neroli, and rose remind me of a body wash I used during summer camp. What an interesting combination.
- Wet: The rose and apple mingle beautifully on the skin, flanked by a soft, dark powdered chocolate note, rich and nutty. Hints of teak, neroli, and patchouli swirl in as the scent warms on my skin, soon rivaling the intensity of the chocolate. I was worried that this would be too sweetly gourmand when applied, but it’s a surprising balanced scent so far.
- Dry: I’m getting dusky powdered chocolate, infused with musk, a hint of bergamot, and a sliver of rose 10 hours later. I’m pleasantly pleased with its staying power.
Other Impressions: None.