Scent Name: Deep in Earth
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Ars Moriendi
Scent Description and Notes: ”
Deep in earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone.
Rose geranium, Spanish moss, Irish yew, and graveyard dirt.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/general-catalog-perfume-oils/ars-moriendi/deep-in-earth/
Oil Color: A sunny yellow colored oil.
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.
- ITI: Oooh, that is nice. Rich almost loamy cemetery dirt framed by yew and dripping Spanish moss, perfumed with a hint of rose geranium. It’s earthy, dark, and deliciously somber. It reminds me of an overgrown Southern cemetery, steeped in Gothic beauty.
- Wet: Right after application, there’s a bitter green sharpness to the scent that must be the yew, which looms over the damp, loamy soil. The rose geranium lingers far in the distance, alongside the moss. And talk about throw! I was able to smell the scent about a foot from my skin, but after the initial burst, it reigns itself in somewhat, making it a little more approachable.
- Dry: As this dries (15 minutes in), there’s still the bitter unsettling sharpness from the yew that is akin to the sharpness of lemongrass, but there’s an exhalation of rose geranium that tries to balance the yew somewhat. After application 6 hours ago, much of the scent has faded save a hint of soil touched with faded rose geranium. It’s a comforting warmth to this that I was not expecting. I would certainly reapply Deep in Earth once it fades completely. In fact, I’m contemplating getting more than my little imp.
Other Impressions: “Whoa, that smells like old person and plastic-covered couches.” -Tony