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Scent Name: Miss Fanny Phippany
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Event Exclusive: NYCC 2014 – Gentleman’s Directory Vol 2
Scent Description and Notes: “House at 36 West Fifteenth Street. There are six lady boarders. The landlady is of a very selfish disposition, and the servants are very disagreeable to visitors.
A dark scent, sultry but sullen: tobacco absolute, birch tar, blackened clove, whip leather, and spiced rum.” -https://scentbase.com/scents/black-phoenix-alchemy-lab-bpal/miss-fanny-phippany/201410242106108189
Oil Color: A thin light orange oil on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label features the name of the company along the bottom in bold black block font, Above that is the name of the scent in a larger version of the same font, although white and set against a black text field. The label art features an ink drawing of a woman in an ornate hat, extending her fan in front of her body.
- ITB: Oooh, that’s leather right there, black and stiff, infused with a generously spiced rum and deep clove. Hints of birch are threaded below the spices, adding a sense of smoldering wood. Naughty, to be sure.
- Wet: Oh, I’m surprised at how forward the blackened clove is on my skin, deep, assertive, and almost fiery (like a heavy cinnamon) in its intensity. The rum lingers just below it with an impression of leather on the exhalation, but I’m not picking up any other notes at this point. However, the leather grows insistent, firm, and dark, evoking up images of dragon hides and sultry S&M dungeons.
- Dry: 5 hours after application, the scent hasn’t shifted too much, honestly. It’s still clove forward, although the clove is less assertive but still very much blackened Shortly after detecting the clove, the leather swoops in, dark, and heavy with tones of spiced rum. The longer this sits, the more the leather comes forward on my skin, bolstered by clove and spice. I’m sad that the tobacco really didn’t show up for me, though.
Other Impressions: “All I’m getting is new car smell.”-Tony