Scent Name: Lavender Lace
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Retail Exclusive: Dark Delicacies
Scent Description and Notes: “The breath between love and mourning: a cascading bouquet of French lavender, smoke-touched, with bourbon vanilla and caramelized tobacco, pricked by tiny daggers of white cognac.” -https://www.facebook.com/BlackPhoenixAlchemyLab/posts/lavender-lacethe-breath-between-love-and-mourning-a-cascading-bouquet-of-french-/10156447914439940/
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 along the bottom in a dusky lavender block shadowed script, mirroring the name of the collaborating store, Dark Delicacies, positioned along the top. The name of the scent is in a larger white bolded font also shadowed just above the company name. The image art is as follows:
- ITB: Mmm, meditative French lavender over a deeply exotic and warm blend of smoke and caramelized something glinting far beneath lavender’s sleepy folds.
- Wet: This reminds me a little bit of BPAL’s Temple of Dreams on my skin. The lavender here is so pure, restorative, and amazing. There’s touches of very subtle smoked bourbon vanilla and caramelized tobacco far below the brilliant top note, which warms as the scent settles. The cognac twinkles along the periphery, but not enough to detract from the gorgeousness of the lavender.
- Dry: The throw is pretty limited here. Just 30 minutes after application, it’s only about 1″ from my skin. The lavender is still beautiful here, but there’s more of an exotic overall tone to the scent now that the caramelized tobacco and cognac have warmed to rival the lavender. The bourbon vanilla and smoke add more depth to the scent, darkening the lavender. It’s less meditative and now more mature -refined, cultured, independent, and enigmatic.
Other Impressions: “Carrot cake cupcake.” -Tony