Amber, baobab, baobab leaf, BPAL, coconut, Dum Spiro Spero, fig, golden amber, Grass, green grass, leaf, limited edition, orange, orange blossom, Spring, Spring 2020, Taitian vanilla, vanilla, white coconut
Scent Name: After the Winter
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Dum Spiro, Spero : Spring 2020
Scent Description and Notes: ”
Some day, when trees have shed their leaves
And against the morning’s white
The shivering birds beneath the eaves
Have sheltered for the night,
We’ll turn our faces southward, love,
Toward the summer isle
Where bamboos spire the shafted grove
And wide-mouthed orchids smile.
And we will seek the quiet hill
Where towers the cotton tree,
And leaps the laughing crystal rill,
And works the droning bee.
And we will build a cottage there
Beside an open glade,
With black-ribbed blue-bells blowing near,
And ferns that never fade.
– Claude McKay
Turn your face southward toward the summer isle: rolling green grasses, Taitian vanilla, white coconut, fig, orange blossom, baobab leaf, and golden amber.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/dum-spiro-spero-spring-2020/after-the-winter-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: The color of clarified butter.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Dizzystardust. The label just contains the scent name and company name, and the collection information. The Lab image, which is different than the bottle art, is as follows:
- ITI: Oh yes, there is grass here, almost verdantly bitter just over orange blossom water, thin yet tart. Underneath all of this a hint of coconut flesh and vanilla, but it’s far at the bottom. Hopefully, they will have a chance to warm and balance out the top notes some.
- Wet: That’s so much nicer on the skin! The bitterness of the grass fades away, leaving only its fresh, verdant tones under clouds of Taitian vanilla and amber coconut clouds. Earthy, sweet fig swirls along the middle, adorned in soft orange blossom. I’m not sure what the baobab leaf smells like, honestly, but there is a green but woody stem quality that seems to support the bottom of the tropically sweet, late spring-like top tones.
- Dry: Ooooh, I like that. Nearly 6 hours in, the scent wafts gentle Taitian vanilla and white coconut flesh warmed with golden amber and hints of orange blossom and dry grass far in the distance. That is simply gorgeous now that it has dried.” -Tony
Other Impressions: “Powder, basil, and peach nectar.” -Tony