Name: Venom Resurrected
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Diabolus: Resurrected
Scent Description and Notes: “Darkly seductive and lethally compelling: sinuous oponax, galbanum, dark wild berries, a drop of lush jasmine and a sliver of lime.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/resurrected/venom-resurrected/
Oil Color: Highlighter yellow oil.
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: Yum, sweet and exotic, like a lush jungle right after the rain, berries dripping onto upturned, fresh florals. There’s a cleanliness to this scent which is strangely soothing next to the very light resins. Over the last hour, I’ve been trying to put my finger on the quality of the berry note. It doesn’t remind me of strawberries or raspberries for that matter. Finally, it struck me: Dewberry! If you’ve ever smelled The Body Shop’s Dewberry perfume, the berry note in venom is a slightly lighter version of it.
- Wet: Clean, fresh, dark berries swirl around heady jasmine and bits of lime while galbanum undulates from the base notes to support the berried floral. It’s sensuous, dark, feminine, and almost deceptive in its progression. I would say that this certainly lives up to its name.
- Dry: Slightly soapy but resinous round black berries, both extremely alluring but equally poisonous. The resin certainly does bloom after it has had a chance to settle, making this a lovely scent for those who enjoy fruity orientals. Even after the initial dry-down, this scent has a decent throw – roughly 3.5″ from my wrist 2 hours after application.