Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Excolo: In Memoriam
Scent Description and Notes: “The Finnish Goddess of Agony, Torment and the joy found in inflicting pain on others. The Mistress of Torture, she has transformed in the modern era into the patron Goddess of Dominatrixes. The slap of slick, hot leather punctuates the warm, sensual embrace of black amber, red musk and dark, lascivious myrrh.” – bpal.org
Oil Color: The color of rich mahogany wood.
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 the 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: Wow, that has really shifted in its age. In Resurrected, the myrrhs and ambers danced forth, but now its strong neroli with lovely aged citrus tones surrounded by light powdered resin.
- Wet: The scent as a whole isn’t nearly as strong and effusive on my skin. While the neroli is still very much the dominant note in the aged version, the spices come off as a little old or stale.
- Dry: As it settles, the red musk eases forth alongside a dark leather note, just under the citrus-laden neroli. It’s getting much better as the notes warm on the skin. Even the sillage increase to about 8-9″ off my hand within a half hour, diminishing near the hour mark to 4.5″ throw from my skin. The neroli has now been warmed by the resins and musk, to the point that it smells like there might even be a touch of dragon’s blood within the red musk. The leather note it still present, although lightly so. Conversely, the Resurrected version is much stronger along the lines of fiery red resins and musks with a tinges of neroli after a hour’s dry time.