black flowers, black foliage, BPAL, burnt cypress, crocus, cypress, honey, honeyed patchouli root, patchouli, patchouli root, retail exclusive, Ritualcravt, saffron, saffron crocus, teak, teakwood, tobacco, tobacco absolute, wood
Now that I’ve finished reviewing all my Laces, I think it’s time to finish off all my retail exclusives before returning to limited editions.
Scent Name: Hekate’s Garden
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Retail Exclusive: Ritualcravt
Scent Description and Notes: “Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab x Ritualcravt Hekate’s Garden exclusive Perfume. The second in our collection of perfume’s formulated and poured by BPAL.
Hekate’s Garden is a complex perfume inspired by Ritualcravt owner Missy Rhysing’s notable devotional garden filled with black flowering and black foliaged plants, rarities, and plants historically associated with the goddess Hekate. This oil is a nod to our first BPAL perfume Ritualcravt with a similar genderless, earthy, and addictive quality- but with a brighter, greener finish.
Notes of plants sacred to Her include: honeyed patchouli root, tobacco absolute, saffron crocus, teakwood, and burnt cypress. ” -https://ritualcravt.com/product/ritualcravt-hekates-garden-perfume-black-phoenix-alchemy-lab/
Oil Color: Colorless on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label features the name of the collaborating store, Rituacravt, positioned along the top in am underlined, thin New Age font in white. The name of the scent is in a smaller but thicker and more Bookman Antique-like font toward the bottom of the image. The image art is as follows:
- ITB: Richly loamy and darkly woody. The patchouli root clearly is a honeyed version, bright and luminous, which I detect before warm tobacco and saffron crocus, black foliage, and a beautifully clear mingling of cypress and teakwood.
- Wet: It’s pretty true to form once applied to skin. Those honeyed patchouli and saffron crocus notes are just stunning. This does speak to a dark garden, alluring yet mysteriously dangerous.
- Dry: After 8 hours, I’m left with a soft honeyed patchouli against cypress and the memory of dark foliage. It’s lovely!
Other Impressions: “I’m not sure what it is, but it smells like it would make a great library.” -Tony