Name: The Queen of Hearts
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Mad Tea Party
Scent Description and Notes: “Lily of the Valley, Calla Lily, stephanotis and a drop of cherry.“ – blackphoenixalchemylab.com
Oil Color: Liquid goldenrod.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired phoenix with the name of the company next to the phoenix. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black font outlined with red on the front.
- ITI: Strong and imperious stephanotis flanked by lily of the valley, calla lily, and almost medicinal cherry. This is royal, indeed.
- Wet: The cherry is a bit nice once on the skin, while the floral notes take on a touch of green underneath their imperious white and regal qualities, although the stephanotis still runs the show. It’s nice, but a bit too overtly floral and strong for my taste.
- Dry: I’m left with a faintly dusky combination of lily of the valley and stephanotis with a hint of sweetness from the cherry, but it’s very close to the skin and I have to concentrate to pick up anything after just 7 hours.