Scent Name: Every Day You Play with the Light of the Universe
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Dum Spiro, Spero : Spring 2020
Scent Description and Notes: ”
Every day you play with the light of the universe.
Subtle visitor, you arrive in the flower and the water.
You are more than this white head that I hold tightly
as a cluster of fruit, every day, between my hands.
You are like nobody since I love you.
Let me spread you out among yellow garlands.
Who writes your name in letters of smoke among the stars of the south?
Oh let me remember you as you were before you existed.
Suddenly the wind howls and bangs at my shut window.
The sky is a net crammed with shadowy fish.
Here all the winds let go sooner or later, all of them.
The rain takes off her clothes.
The birds go by, fleeing.
The wind. The wind.
I can contend only against the power of men.
The storm whirls dark leaves
and turns loose all the boats that were moored last night to the sky.
You are here. Oh, you do not run away.
You will answer me to the last cry.
Cling to me as though you were frightened.
Even so, at one time a strange shadow ran through your eyes.
Now, now too, little one, you bring me honeysuckle,
and even your breasts smell of it.
While the sad wind goes slaughtering butterflies
I love you, and my happiness bites the plum of your mouth.
How you must have suffered getting accustomed to me,
my savage, solitary soul, my name that sends them all running.
So many times we have seen the morning star burn, kissing our eyes,
and over our heads the gray light unwind in turning fans.
My words rained over you, stroking you.
A long time I have loved the sunned mother-of-pearl of your body.
I go so far as to think that you own the universe.
I will bring you happy flowers from the mountains, bluebells,
dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.
to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
– Pablo Neruda, translation by WS Merwin
Skin-warmed honeysuckle, plum and cherry blossoms, and amber cream.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/dum-spiro-spero-spring-2020/every-day-you-play-with-the-light-of-the-universe-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: The color of pollen dusting a car.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Dizzystardust. The label just contains the scent name and company name, and the collection information. The Lab image, which is different than the bottle art, is as follows:
- ITI: Honeysuckle forward, less skin-warmed and more dew-touched, surrounded by the verdant touch of green stems and delicate, airy cherry blossoms.
- Wet: It reminds me of cool spring dawns, quietly shining yet floral perfumes slowly unfurling in the home of sun-kissed petals. It’s very similar to what I smell in the imp, although every now and then, a blush of soft plum occasionally peaks through the bright honeysuckle top note. Thankfully, this is not a screechy honeysuckle note, but well balanced and cheerful.
- Dry: As it settles, I’m thrilled as undertones of a soft, floral cream appear far below the high spring floral musk, like sunlight just kissing petals. After 8 hours, I’m surprised that this still has a fair bit of through, delighting my senses with a honeysuckle and faded cherry blossom musk.
Other Impressions: “Is that carnation? No? It’s some kind of floral that I should be familiar with, cream, like milk cream, and verbena.” -Tony