Scent Name: The Thales Eclipse
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Great American Eclipse
Scent Description and Notes: “In the sixth year a battle took place in which it happened, when the fight had begun, that suddenly the day became night. And this change of the day Thales the Milesian had foretold to the Ionians laying down as a limit this very year in which the change took place. The Lydians however and the Medes, when they saw that it had become night instead of day, ceased from their fighting and were much more eager both of them that peace should be made between them.
– Herodotus, on a prediction of by Thales of Miletus
Red amber and leather, patchouli, champaca flower, frankincense, oudh, castoreum accord, and black musk.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/the-great-american-eclipse/the-thales-eclipse/
Oil Color: The color of apple cider vinegar.
Bottle Design and Artwork: his is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a sample from Crown & Tulip, which features the bottle image on the frontand the name, logo, and website of the company on back. The label art that would be on the bottle features the name of the scent in shadowed yellow block font, which is situated above the company name, which is in lower case bolded font in a black border along the bottom edge. The image itself, individuals looking at an eclipse in what looks to be London, is framed by another black border that contains the lower case name of the collection.
- ITI: Hmm, dark, smokey leather speckled with masculine pitch, castoreum, and some really earthy, dirty patchouli.
- Wet: The patchouli is much dirtier on my skin while the castoreum and leather are a touch too animalistic. It’s just a bit…woodsey…right now.
- Dry: Even when dry, the scent as a whole is just too much like woodland animal excrement. I had to wash the scent off, and only then did the amber come though. A little too late, though.
Other Impressions: “It kinda smells like doodoo. It’s like doodoo in a room with lots of potpourri.” -Tony