Scent Name: Surly Dragon
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Event Exclusive: Dragon Con 2017
Scent Description and Notes: “SURLY DRAGON
Sour orange and fiery pink pepper with mandarin, neroli, and rum absolute.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.tumblr.com/post/164565732458/dragon-drop-the-con-collection-is-coming-eight
Oil Color: A slightly burnished light orange oil on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the phrase “Dragon Marginalia” in small white shadowed block font along the top of the image. The company name is located along in the bottom of the label in similar black block font, while the scent name above that is centered in larger shadowed white block font. The original label art is as follows:
- ITB: Ooh, it smells like freshly squeezed oranges, complete with bitter flesh and cold, tangy juices! The neroli works brilliantly here enhancing the citrus top note, while the hint of does add a sense of airy warmth behind the orange, mandarin, and neroli.
- Wet: Fresh orange peel juice covering dewy mandarin flesh over neroli with a hint of pepper is a delicious combination. The pepper is enough to make my nose tingle, but this is heavy citrus with a slightly incense-like vibe.
- Dry: After nearly two hours of dry-time, the pink pepper and slightly spiced and earthy neroli take the lead, while much of the mandarin and orange notes, which waiver faintly in the background. As to where the rum absolute went, I’m not sure, but I don’t really mind.
Other Impressions: “Well, that is surly! It smells like strong lime zest and orange zest.