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Scent Name: Harlow’s Lace
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Retail Exclusive: Dark Delicacies
Scent Description and Notes: “This is a first for us — a pup fundraiser to help out our friends at DD, whose dog Harlow has had a terrible medical emergency requiring surgery.
To that end, we present HARLOW’S LACE:
‘A gentle, soft blend of sugar-spun vanilla, honey absolute, warm puppy musk, ambrette seed, sweet labdanum, tabacco absolute, and white cognac.’” -BPAL.org
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 company along the bottom in a bleached bone block shadowed script, mirroring the name of the collaborating store, Dark Delicacies, positioned along the top. The name of the scent is in a larger version of the same font also shadowed just above the company name. The image art is as follows:
- ITB: Wow, that’s warm and sweet. It reminds me of vanilla honeyed cakes drizzled with cognac maple syrup. When I delve into the scent, I can pick up traces of tobacco and labdanum, but the sweetness washes over those fainter notes in this form.
- Wet: It’s still very much true to form on my skin as it was in the bottle. I’m not normally a foody person in terms of scents, but this one is pleasantly nostalgic in its sweetness.
- Dry: Five hours later, the scent is still warm, cozy, and sweet. It’s just a wonderful combination of honeyed vanilla cakes brushed with cognac, perfumed with a thread of tobacco and ambrette seed. I’ll be interested to see how this ages.
Other Impressions: None.