Scent Name: Visions of Autumn V
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloweenie 2014: Visions of Autumn
Scent Description and Notes: “Haitian vetiver, tea leaf, Himalayan cedar, and apricot rind.” -bpal.org
Oil Color: The color of an old penny.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a decanted imp. It features the scent notes on the back. The front of the label displays the collection name, scent name, and date, displayed in order to frame the label art:
- ITI: If you are a fan of woody perfumes, then I’d suggest trying this one out. I certainly get slightly aged cedar with smoky vetiver, yet the apricot note swells and vies for attention. It’s supposed to be an apricot rind note, but I get something much sweeter, like pulp or bruised apricot skin, that sweet note without being too sugary.
- Wet: It’s immediate vetiver, smoky and thick, sweetened only by the phantoms of what was once apricot and cedar. It gains in complexity almost immediately, with the apricot building, as if born forth on the swelling tea leaf that seems to form as the vetiver begins to retreat.
- Dry: The dried version is really subtle but very pleasant and almost calming. The tea leaf pairs beautifully with the delicate apricot note (although it smells more like faint apricot pulp than rind). While I no longer detect the vetiver, the cedar is gentle, delicately bolstering the apricot and tea leaf.