Scent Name: Fortuna Felix
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Hymn to Fortuna 2018
Scent Description and Notes: “The Joys of Good Fortune
A hymn to laughter, joy, and merriment: blood orange and champaca bubbling with blonde tobacco, osmanthus, sweet clove, and vanilla.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/in-memoriam/lupercalia/lupercalia-2018/hymn-to-fortuna-2018/fortuna-felix/
Oil Color: Colorless on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml brown bottle from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. The label features the name of the company in small goldenrod bold block font outlined in black along the bottom of the label. The collection name is in the same front along the top of the label. The scent name is above in company name in a similar but larger white bolded font shadowed in black. The label art is as featured below:
- ITB: That’s unexpected but really nice! I’m getting ripe blood orange and champaca highlighted by a beautifully alluring sweet osmanthus floral. I’m not picking up much else at this stage, though. It paints pictures of lush bedrooms adorned with sheer scarves in rich jeweled hues.
- Wet: The blood orange and champaca are the most forward upon initial implication, sweet, slightly heady, and citrus-laden like neroli, but the scent feels blushed with the floral osmanthus and now a hint of light tobacco and subtle creaminess from the vanilla that rounds out the high citrus top notes. The clove is hard to pick out, still, although there’s a faint impression of spiciness layered between the citrus neroli and the osmanthus tobacco as the scent starts to settle.
- Dry: After an hour, the scent shifts to osmanthus and champaca dominant scent, sweetened with blood orange softened with blonde vanilla tobacco and a pinch of clove.
Other Impressions: “It’s like am amber-y baby/boudoir powder.” -Tony