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Released again this year, I thought it was a good time to review it while it’s newest version is still available. I’m not sure, however, if the formulation has changed from 2017 to 2018.
Scent Name: Frostbitten Dorian
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yules 2017: The Snowdrift
Scent Description and Notes: None provided. Dorian: “Refined, elegant, and lovely, with a noble bearing and seemingly gentle air. This blend is an artful deception: a sweet gilded blossom lying over a twisted and corrupted core. A Victorian fougere with three pale musks and dark, sugared vanilla tea.” -bpal.org
Oil Color: Colorless on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the company in white bolded font along the bottom. Centered in the middle of the label is the name of the scent in larger white font. The name of the collection is in the same format as the company name along the top of the label. The label art is as featured below:
- ITB: Sugared tea and fougere trailing across glittering snow under a full moon. This is such a lovely combination here. Clearly, Dorian is meant to be cold-hearted.
- Wet: It’s cold, clean, and sophisticated. I get white florals deeply embedded under glistening wet flakes, infused with a stately fougere and a touch of tea. I’m not getting much of the sugared vanilla tea until a few minutes after application, where it warms up the snow and fougere just a tad.
- Dry: Pale musk, snow, a hint of sugared vanilla tea and very faint fougere remain on my skin after 6 hours. I did have to reapply this one earlier, so the duration (at least on my skin) is more limited than I would like. However, I will happily reapply this one.