I love cucumber scents because they are often so crisp and distinct. I blind-bought a bottle of this one in the hopes that the cucumber will be clear and will take center-stage.
Scent Name: Foolish Wooden Cucumber
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Singularity
Scent Description and Notes: “We won’t ask what you use it for. Polished oak, vanilla husk, and cucumber juice.“ -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/spring-collection/the-singularity/foolish-wooden-cucumber-perfume-oil/
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 scent in a cartoonist blood orange font outlined in tangerine aligned to the right. The company’s name is in a thick blood orange block fount in a black text box along the bottom. The label art is as follows:
- ITB: Watery cucumber and cucumber flower sweetened with a dry vanilla husk, set upon a faint oak wood that settles at the bottom of the note. The cucumber is well balanced against the other notes so far.
- Wet: Ah yes, now I’m getting cucumber flesh and peeled cucumber, that crisp, verdant beauty of which I’m so fond. The vanilla lifts up the cucumber, adding a lovely, warm balance to the distinct greenness. The polished oak builds after a few seconds on my skin, rivaling the cucumber. It reminds me of a breezy day around a cottage garden.
- Dry: I had to reapply this a few times since it tends to dissipate between the 8-10 hour mark, but what is left before it vanishes is a pleasing husky vanilla atop oak with the very slightest frill of vegetal green that one musk concentrate to find. I like it.
Other Impressions: None.