Review Caveat: Snake Oil is on of my all-time favorites (outside of Dorian and O), so I have high hopes for this scent. However, I don’t think I’ve tested Frostbite before, so I’m not really sure how the blend will ultimately smell.
Scent Name: Frostbitten Snake Oil
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yules 2017: The Snowdrift
Scent Description and Notes: “Dead leaves, violet candy, and sugar crystals.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/yule-2017/frostbitten-snake-oil/
Oil Color: The color of rich brandy.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a decanted imp. It features the collection name and notes on the back of the label and a copy of the label art on front:
- ITI: Hmm, my first impression of this would be that Frostbite is very similar to Lush’s Snowcake from years ago. The Frostbite scent is like a gentle winter-time dusting, gleaming like gems in the early sunlight. It soften’s Snake Oil considerably, taking it from a really heady resinous scent to one that is more feminine and more subdued, but not any less intriguing.
- Wet: Oh yeah, pure, undiluted Snowcake and Snake Oil. Woof! As it starts to settle, the scent turns pleasantly powdery, spicy, and something sweetly exotic, like dates. Ooh, this gets sultrier by the minute!
- Dry: This fades down to a subtle, dainty powdery combination of vanilla snow with the slightest underlying hint of spics far in the background. Even when dry, this is lovely.