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Scent Name: Perchta
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2018: Twelve Lashes from Krampus – Perchtenläufe
Scent Description and Notes: “Perchta, the Shining One, is the Lady of the Beasts, an incarnation of the goddess Holda. She, too, leads the Wild Hunt, and is the protectress of wild animals, and appears to mortals as either a white-clad, white-skinned, white-haired beauty, or as a brutish, bestial hag. She is called Berhte Mit Dem Fuoze; one of her feet is shaped like a beast’s, which gives away her superhuman nature no matter how she is disguised. She is also called Perchta the Belly-Slitter, for, at Yuletide, she castigates the wicked, slovenly, and idle, and rewards those that are generous, good-natured, and kind. The Belly-Slitter enforced community taboos, punishing those that spun during holy days and those who failed to partake in sacred feasts, thus jeopardizing the next year’s harvest. Her punishments can be a bit over-the-top, though: they include disemboweling the transgressor and filling the empty cavity with refuse.
Her scent is a blend of wild musk, snow, and alpine flora: Nigritella lithopolitanica, balsam fir, aconite, crocus, touch-me-not, edelweiss, iced sugar crystals, Iris variegate, and violet.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/winter-collection/yule-2018/twelve_lashes_from_krampus/perchtenlaufe/perchta-2018/
Oil Color: Colorless.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the company in pale pink font along the bottom. Above that is the name of the scent in shadowed and outlined larger white font. The name of the collection is in lighter pink font along the top of the label. The label art is as featured below:
- ITB: It reminds me of dilute hot cocoa with a wild alpine tinge. I was really expecting a bouquet of sweet yet refined florals, so I’m not sure where the hot cocoa is coming from. However, sniffing the next day, I get much more pine, violet, and sugar crystals. However, I’m still getting that hot chocolate tone, too.
- Wet: Iced sugar crystals, violets and crocus with a touch of balsam fir, and a light dusting of hot chocolate. As it settles, there is something that comes off as slightly leather.
- Dry: I had to reapply this one once already after 5 hours. After re-application and 4 hours dry-down, the scent is just a very light violet musk with a tinge of cool, white floral.
Other Impressions: “Leather Samoas.” -Tony
“Amber, caramel, and there’s a slight floral on the back side of it. Leather”. -Brad On him, it smells like floral candy with caramel and mint. He thinks the nigritella seeds might be where the spice notes are coming from.