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Scent Name: Goldenrod Crab Spider
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloween 2012: Arachnophobia
Scent Description and Notes: ”
A noiseless, patient spider,
I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;
Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
It launchâ€™d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself;
Ever unreeling them–ever tirelessly speeding them.
And you, O my Soul, where you stand,
Surrounded, surrounded, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing,–seeking the spheres, to connect them;
Till the bridge you will need, be form’d–till the ductile anchor hold;
Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul.
Photography by Madelyn Boudreaux, poem by Walt Whitman, scents by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.
White mint, coconut, Indonesian champaca flower, lime rind, white ginger, and green tea.” -https://scentbase.com/scents/black-phoenix-alchemy-lab-bpal/goldenrod-crab-spider/201209290205433548
Oil Color: A thinned white wine colored oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted from an original bottle. The label only displays the name of the scent, so I don’t know who originally decanted it. I can’t seem to find a picture of the original label image is as follows below.
- ITI: Green tea with a creamy coconut white mint, cool but not abrasive. I was expecting more ginger at this point, or even a sharp lime rind, but there’s only a suggestion of lime, like the scent of rind grated hours ago in another room.
- Wet: Once applied, the scent takes on such a lovely brightness from the lime rind, mint, and tea, like a refreshing spritzer at a day spa. The creamy, almost vanilla-like coconut is not far behind that, along with a wave of ginger, and finally champaca flower that moves in brightly at the end, like a star making a grand entrance. This scent shifts in waves, ending with a lime-ginger take of a green Starlight Mint.
- Dry: Dusky ginger powder muddled with a subdued coconut white mint brightened with a little lime rind and a petal or two from the champaca flower (1 hour in). It’s pleasant, but I wish this had more bright mint or more abrasive lime.
Other Impressions: “Cranberry sauce and cumin”? -Tony