a little lunacy, A Little Lunacy 2018, berry, black sage, blood musk, blue musk, BPAL, crystalline musk, dragon's blood resin, In Memoriam, juniper, juniper berry, mugwort, Musk, plum, Sage, tea, tobacco, tobacco absolute, vegetal musk, white tea, white tea leaf, wild plum
Scent Name: Blue Bloody Supermoon: Lunar Eclipse
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – A Little Lunacy: February 2018
Scent Description and Notes: “This month, an extraordinarily rare Blue Supermoon will rise and pass through the Earth’s shadow. During the full lunar eclipse, Luna will take on a blood red veil. This is the first time in 150 years that this triumvirate of Lunar phenomena will be visible in the Americas, and those in North America’s northern West Coast will have the best seats in the house for this show.
Crystalline blue musk, juniper berry, white tea leaf, and mugwort veiled by wild plum, shadow-dark vegetal musk, black sage, tobacco absolute, and a shroud of blood musk.“ -BPAL.org
Oil Color: A bright yellow oil on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label features the name of the company in a small, thin pinked mud-colored font along the bottom of the label. The name of the scent is in white bold block font. The label art is as follows:
- ITB: This does smell like a scent shrouded in darkness, complicated, otherwordly, and darkly luminous. The wild plum and juniper berry emerge first from the bottle before being pulled into the dark embrace of black sage, mugwort, and brooding, shadowy musks.
- Wet: It’s a bit more herbal once applied, the mugwort, sage, and juniper berry amping on my skin, before the wild plum. smoked tobacco, and twisting musks swath the top notes in a darkly ominous veil.
- Dry: Four hours later, the scent is close to the skin and a subtle combination of juniper and herbal undertones colored with the memory of wild plum. I would have expected the notes to remain distinct for much longer. Rather mellow at the end.
Other Impressions: “It’s like an orange just got done shaving. It’s like orange and dad cologne.” -Tony