I’m still waiting on my Yule 2018 decants, so in the meantime, here I will start my Yule reviews from previous years that I had neglected to complete in time.
Scent Name: The Snow at Dawn
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2015: Snow Falling Faintly
Scent Description and Notes: “Snow afire with the morning’s first rays of orange blossom, neroli, and rose gardenia.” -bpal.org
Oil Color: Faintly reminds me of very thin olive oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by moons_storm. Her label features the scent notes and her decanter information on the back. The front has the name of the scent and company name along with the label art, which I can no longer find a copy. Instead, here is the label art for the scent family:
- ITI: Very heavy rose gardenia with a slightly acrid green tone to it. I’m not sure if it’s because this scent has aged, but I’m a little weary of it at this point.
- Wet: It’s still a very strong rose gardenia with that green note of which I’m not too fond, but at least the orange blossom in coming through a little. The gardenia note surges seconds later, followed by a subtle snow powderiness that softens up the scent just a little -a much needed respite from the domineering floral.
- Dry: I was surprised earlier by how long-lived this scent is. After 6 hours, gardenia and orange blossom were still distinct, thought the snow and rose had morphed to a pleasant musky powder undertone. No green notes after about an hour, so the other florals and the snow could develop. After 14 hours, it’s a sweetly complex, delicate rose dusting powder that I very much enjoy. Wow, talk about a pay-off!
Other Impressions: None.