Scent Name: Schrodinger’s Cat
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Bewitching Brews
Scent Description and Notes: “One can even set up quite ridiculous cases. A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following diabolical device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): in a Geiger counter there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small that perhaps in the course of one hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none; if it happens, the counter tube discharges and through a relay releases a hammer which shatters a small flask of hydrocyanic acid. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has decayed. The first atomic decay would have poisoned it. The Psi function for the entire system would express this by having in it the living and the dead cat (pardon the expression) mixed or smeared out in equal parts. It is typical of these cases that an indeterminacy originally restricted to the atomic domain becomes transformed into macroscopic indeterminacy, which can then be resolved by direct observation. That prevents us from so naively accepting as valid a “blurred model” for representing reality. In itself it would not embody anything unclear or contradictory. There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks.
A paradoxical scent experiment! – tangerine, sugared lime, pink grapefruit, oakmoss, lavender, zdravetz, and chocolate peppermint.
No cats were mistreated during the formulation of this paradox, or in the process of creating this perfume.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/general-catalog-perfume-oils/bewitching-brews/schrodingers-cat/
Oil Color: Colorless.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired phoenix with name of the company next to the phoenix. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black font outlined with red on the front. The label on the bottle is as follows:
- ITI: Okay, I was expecting the chocolate peppermint to be more forward, but instead I’m getting a fizzy limed grapefruit with green oakmoss and zdravetz undertones. It’s like citrus sunshine beaming down on springtime back yards.
- Wet: There’s that same fizzy, tart lime and grapefruit/tangerine followed by the zdravetz and oakmoss, but there’s something about this combination that reminds me of a white wine, but I can’t put my finger on it. Herbal lavender peaks through from time to time, but quickly hides behind the top notes like a shy house pet.
- Dry: 5 hours after application, a zdravetz-infused lime and grapefruit musk remains, but it’s very close to the skin. After 7 hours, I can’t really smell it at all. I didn’t pick up any chocolate or peppermint at all, sadly. While I like the scent, I think I prefer my citrus less herbal and more obnoxiously bright or musky.
Other Impressions: None.