black oudh, BPAL, dark oudh, geranium, Lavender, leaf, limited edition, moss, oakmoss, oudh, pale lavender, Rose, rose geranium, Serpent Spring, shadowy oudh, Snake Oil, sweet oakmoss, violet, violet leaf
Scent Name: Snake Eyes in Spring’s First Twilight
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Serpent Spring
Scent Description and Notes: “Snake Oil and threads of pale lavender with shadowy oudh, sweet oakmoss, violet leaf, and rose geranium.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/spring-collection/serpent-spring/snake-eyes-gleaming-in-springs-first-twilight-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: A faint yellow 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 scent in a bolded spring greenish yellow block font just above the company name, which is in a smaller version of the a shadowed white version of the name’s font. The label is as follows:
- ITB: It smells like a composted forest floor topped with a lovely combination of lavender and rose geranium with a hint of Indonesian oils and sugar sprinkled on time. I’m having reservations about that fecal oudh note, though. Granted, I realize that oudh is just a terrible note on me, but it might work brilliantly for someone with different skin chemistry.
- Wet: Brilliant lavender note shines forth immediately upon skin contact, pierced with sugared vanilla and Indonesian oils, swirling over a mellow, reflective oakmoss note with a hint of floral sweetness from the violet leaf. However, as it sits, the shadowy oudh slithers around the perimeter, closing in, encircling the other notes’ clarity.
- Dry: This dries down so beautifully, but it doesn’t have much throw after 6 hours.It smells like faint Indonesian oils with a subtle gauzy peppering of violet, a hint of rose geranium, and something that skews vaguely woody in the background.
Other Impressions: “Are you wearing that p-oudh again? I’m not a fan.” -Tony