Scent Name: All Ruinous Disorders
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Great American Eclipse
Scent Description and Notes: “These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us. Though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide, in cities mutinies, in countries discord, in palaces treason, and the bond cracked ’twixt son and father. This villain of mine comes under the prediction—there’s son against father. The king falls from bias of nature—there’s father against child. We have seen the best of our time. Machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all ruinous disorders follow us disquietly to our graves. Find out this villain, Edmund. It shall lose thee nothing. Do it carefully.—And the noble and true-hearted Kent banished, his offense honesty! ‘Tis strange, strange.
– William Shakespeare, King Lear
Amber, bergamot, and honeyed saffron blackened by smoked oudh, patchouli, ti leaf, scorched thistle, leather, and yew.” – https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/the-great-american-eclipse/songs-of-midday-darkness/all-ruinous-disorders/
Oil Color: The color of straw in autumn.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a sample from Crown & Tulip, which features the bottle image on the front and the name, logo, and website of the company on back. The label art that would be on the bottle features the name of the scent in shadowed yellow block font, which is situated above the company name, which is in lower case bolded font in a black border along the bottom edge. The image itself, individuals looking at an eclipse in what looks to be London, is framed by another black border that contains the lower case name of the collection.
- ITI: Lovely ti leaf, yew, thistle and bergamot create something akin to lavender with more depth and more resinous tones underneath from the oudh. There’s a hint of leather underneath it all, but it’s incredibly subtle.
- Wet: The yew, ti leaf, and thistle are stronger on my skin – more distinct. There’s now a slightly bitter herbal quality to the scent that the smoked oudh and bergamot try to tame, but cannot completely. There’s a subtle hint of patchouli and very faint leather that emerge as the amber note peaks its head out from underneath the herbal dominant notes. It reminds me of a cottage in the woods with dried herbs hanging from the ceiling – just before dawn when the fire has burned itself out.
- Dry: Now that the scent has had a couple of hours (and a brisk walk) to settle, it smells like a soft floral tones flanked by honey, amber, and bergamot with slight sandalwood and ti leaf undertones.
Other Impressions: “Like violets and leather?” -Tony