Amber, berry, black amber, black musk, blackberry, BPAL, Dragon*Con, Dragon*Con 2019, Dragon*Con Event Exclusive, dried blackberries, event exclusive, In Memoriam, jasmine, jasmine sambac, licorice, licorice root, Musk, sambac
This isn’t really a Halloween scent, but it’s been sitting on my desk just begging for a review.
Scent Name: Imperious Three-Headed Dragon in a Jaunty Blue Coat
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Dragon*Con 2019 Event Exclusive
Scent Description and Notes: “Dried blackberries and blueberries with licorice root, jasmine sambac, black amber, and black musk.“ -BPAL.org
Oil Color: A marmalade color on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml BPAL brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in a mix of small and medium-sized yellow bolded block font shadowed in black along the top of the label. The company’s name is in the same medium sized version of the font along the bottom of the label. The image art features what looks like a Medieval drawing of a unicorn looking like it might reluctantly attack a largely blue three-headed dragon.
- ITB: This is a very berry-dominant scent. It’s like a blueberry and blackberry jam with something very darkly earthy over the musky and amber. I’m not sure what it is, but it almost smells like the dreaded black oudh is in here.
- Wet: Dear sweet goodness, why am I smelling blueberries cat fresh cat scat on my skin?
- Dry: After 6 hours, the scent is now blueberries and blackberries, somewhat faded, grounded by rootiness and a black musk that borders on oudh. Thankfully, the cat poop smell is no longer there.
Other Impressions: “Like violets and orange.” -Tony
Kelly makes a stank face. “It smells like Tony’s singing – sickly sweet. It smells like Koolaid, hard candies like Jawbreakers, that sickly sweet purple otter bars and candy, yuck! It smells like somebody sprayed a can of Airwick candy and Koolaid over a box of stinky Miyu shit. It’s *cough* very strong. Gross!” -Kelly