agarwood, Ambergris, ambergris accord, ambrette, ambrette seed, BPAL, BPAL Anniversary, BPAL Anniversary 2018, cypress, grey agarwood, limited edition, Mysore sandalwood, nagarmotha, patchouli, sandalwood, Sweet Sixteen
Scent Name: Constipated Elephant Alchemy Lab
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – BPAL Anniversary: Sweet Sixteen
Scent Description and Notes: “Because nothing says “scrappy indie perfumer with authority-figure issues” like a pachyderm who’s too P.O.’ed to poop.
Ambergris accord, Mysore sandalwood, ambrette seed, cypress, nagarmotha, and grey agarwood.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/winter-collection/sweet-sixteen/constipated-elephant-alchemy-lab/
Nagarmotha is also known as Cypriol and Nutgrass and generally has a warm, earthy tone to it that is similar to patchouli.
Oil Color: A distilled apricot color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Yowahoshihime. Her label features the scent notes and her decanter information on the back. The front has the name of the scent and company name along with the label art, which is as below:
- ITI: Softly sweet resins atop a powerful cypress note, surrounded by a cocoon of earthy Nagarmotha. It’s a little more green woodsy than I would have anticipated.
- Wet: Strong cypress dominates the scent once applied. As it settles, the sandalwood, vanilla’d agarwood, ambergris, and ambrette warm, helping to tone down the very pitchy cypress with fuzzy grey resinous incense. The patchouli-adjacent note doesn’t seem to be prominent enough to be distinguishable just yet. Weak throw (about 2-3″ while wet and drying).
- Dry: After 10 hours, the scent is very weak, consisting of ambrette and super faint resin musk.
Other Impressions: “It smells like a lemon mated with a pine cone.” -Tony