aged black patchouli, black currant, black patchouli, blackcurrant, BPAL, Crimson Peak, currant, In Memoriam, opoponax, patchouli, plum, red rose, red rose petal, Rose, Tonka, tonka absolute, vetiver, wild plum
Scent Name: Black Moths
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Crimson Peak: In Memoriam
Scent Description and Notes: “Back home we only have black moths. Formidable creatures. They thrive on the dark and cold.
…What do they feed on?
Butterflies, I’m afraid.
A flutter in the darkness: wild plum and blackcurrant with aged black patchouli, vetiver, red rose petal, tonka absolute, and opoponax.” -BPAL.org
Oil Color: The color of new motor oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me, although I’m not sure by whom. The label just contains the scent name written in pink pen. The label art that appeals on the bottle is as follows:
- ITI: Wow, that is richly soil-laden patchouli right there laced with inky vetiver and a thread of deep, wild plum. It reminds me of thick black velvet, aged and slightly moldered.
- Wet: While the patchouli and vetiver still reign supreme, the soil has been subsumed under thick wild plum and blackcurrant, shifting the scent more toward purple, dark fruits than soil and smoke. Red rose petals, drying underneath, are scattered far below the plummed patchouli, laced with a brooding resin deep below.
- Dry: After two hours, the patchouli has taken on its damp soil tone lined with dark red rose and subtle undertones of deep purple plum and smoky vetiver and opoponax incense. It only seems to last about 5 hours on me before fading away completely. Pleasant.
Other Impressions: “It’s like spicy flowers and something old and pleasant, like an old house.” -Tony