Scent Name: Black and Red Candy Canes
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2018
Scent Description and Notes: “Every year at BPAL, we put up our tiny black Yule tree in the front parlor. It has red lights, and it’s decorated with whatever we have handy. I don’t remember when we got this little tree, but it’s been a Yule staple here as long as I can remember. There are always black and red candy canes on the tree; I don’t know what they actually taste like, because these things have been with us forever and are a bajillion years old. They are probably lethal by now.
Red musk, star anise, clove bud, labdanum, opium pod, and black patchouli.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/winter-collection/yule-2018/black-and-red-candy-canes/
Oil Color: Colorless on my skin.
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: Fresh from the bottle, a lovely clove-dusted patchouli emerges, sweetened slightly by star anise. Ghosts of laudanum and opium fade in and out along the bottom of the scent.
- Wet: The labdanum is much stronger once applied to skin, although the patchouli still resonates close to the top. As it sits, the opium and musk warm, making the sweetness a little more pronounced, but not enough to overtake the strong labdanum and patchouli. The star anise swells a couple minutes after application, evoking images of infernal licorice and clove candy canes.
- Dry: Sweet, musky opium dusted with clove and dark patchouli and the faintest remnant of star anise remain after 8 hours. I love how long this lasts.
Other Impressions: None.