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My BPAL Halloweenie scents came in yesterday, so now it’s time to review!
Scent Name: Carotene
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloween 2019: The Fall of the Leaf
Scent Description and Notes: “Sunset orange, a marigold-bright throb of light: sweet amber, ginger root, apricot, patchouli, red mandarin, chrysanthemum, and yam.“ -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/halloween-autumn-collection/the-fall-of-the-leaf/carotene-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: A bright and cheery yam 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 the phrase “Weenies 2019.” The label art on the bottle is as follows:
- ITI: Wow, that is…unusual. I’m getting freshly grated ginger, complete with its juices, yam mashed potatoes, mandarin juice, and resin pearls. There’s a bit of floral from the chrysanthemum underneath, but with the other notes on top of it, it reads as steamed carrots to me.
- Wet: The ginger is less assertive on my skin, replaced instead by warm apricot and heavier resins atop yam and ginger puree. Much of the bright, bitter but lovely mandarin has been replaced by the apricot. I am just getting pictures of my kitchen in the fall, full of root vegetables and ginger, amid meal prep.
- Dry: 45 minutes after application, the scent still is heavily vegetal for me. Yam and ginger root with dried apricot, chrysanthemum, and resin remind me of fall soup with a hint of incense for some reason. I think I’d like this better without the yam.
Other Impressions: None.