aged patchouli, bergamot, black vetiver, BPAL, chocolate, chocolate oudh, cistus, cistus labdanum, French lavender, Italian bergamot, labdanum, Lavender, Lilith, Lilith 2019, limited edition, oakmoss, oudh, patchouli, sweet patchouli, vetiver, violet, violet leaf, violet petal
Scent Name: Back in Blueblack
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lilith 2019
Scent Description and Notes: “The color of a raven’s wing, gleaming like an oil slick: cistus labdanum, oakmoss, black vetiver, Italian bergamot, chocolate oudh, French lavender, violet leaf and petal, and sweet aged patchouli.“ -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/autumn-collection/lilith-2019/back-in-blueblack-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: A bright lemoned daffodil color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Yowahoshihime. On the back, she has the notes of the scent and her decanting name. The front of the label has an image of the label art like below:
- ITI: I was expecting something more bombastic, but I’m met with a gauzy French lavender grounded in oakmoss and bergamot, glinting with chocolate oudh as the scent shifts under my nose. It does remind me of freshly dyed hair that shifts colors in the sunlight.
- Wet: It’s definitely more assertive on my skin, but I’m still loving the lavender and bergamot combination with cool oakmoss, shadowed vetiver, labdanum. It reminds me now of the shadowed sections on a wooded trail juxtaposed with the sense of relaxation with a lovely cup of tea. Every now and then, I get a hint of chocolate oudh before it scurries away under the cover the vetiver and lavender.
- Dry: This one has longevity! Nearly 10 hours later, I still can make out lavender swirled with vetiver and hints of labdanum and bergamot with the tiniest impression of chocolate at the finish of the scent. I enjoyed this much more than I had anticipated.
Other Impressions: None.