For my surgery today, I felt like I needed something strong but soothing at the same time. It certainly held up. I just wish I were doing as well as it.
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –Illyria
Scent Description and Notes: “Dark musk and black amber with frankincense, red sandalwood, neroli and bergamot.“ – bpal.org
Oil Color: An apricot brandy color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired phoenix with the name of the company next to the phoenix. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black font outlined with red on the front.
- ITI: That neroli and bergamot here are strong, clear, and refreshing. It makes me year for a cup of Earl Gray tea. However, behind those notes saunters in a rush and slightly dangerous musk and sandalwood, lending a seriousness to what would normally be an indolent perfume.
- Wet: It still maintains the lovely tones from the neroli and bergamot, but the bergamot paired with the sandalwood and frankincense just flowers on my skin. It’s glorious, like rose gold set before a wafting incense-laden censer. The musk, however,still provides a slightly threatening tone to the scent, like shadows that appear darker than normal in that gilded room. I love it and feel empowered for my procedure.
- Dry: After nearly 12 hours and begin scrubbed by prepping pads, Titus Andronicus endures. It’s sweet from the amber, almost honeyish still, with darkly resinous notes of bergamot and neroli still ambling about below the musk. It’s a strong bottle contender.