Scent Name: Claircognizance
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2018: An Evening with The Spirits
Scent Description and Notes: “Dr. E. S. Packard, of Corunna, Me., in the Eastern Star, states that Mr. David Prescott, of South Sangerville, over ninety years of age, “wandered away into the woods, and not returning, a crowd of over a hundred men hunted for him nearly two days; the mill pond near his house was drained. Search was made in every direction but to no success.
“A gentleman of that place decided to call in the aid of Mrs. Stevens; she told him somebody was lost, and not being able to visit the place she drew a map or chart of the locality, giving directions, by which, on his return he was immediately found alive, but died the next day. The day following I was at South Sangerville, and stopping at this gentleman’s house, examined the map, which was perfect in every respect. The house and shed were correctly drawn, the mill and pond near the house were marked, the field and woods, two fences over which Mr. Prescott must climb, even to the swinging of the road by the house was definitely given.
“The spot where she said he was, was shown by a large black mark, and he was found exactly in that place. When we consider that Mrs. Stevens never saw this place in her normal condition, it is to me a wonderful test of spirit power.”
Absolute and perfect clarity: rockrose, white amber, Corsican immortelle, Siamese benzoin, white sandalwood, and life everlasting.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/winter-collection/yule-2018/an_evening_with_the_spirits/claircognizance-3/
Oil Color: A yellowish orange oil on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the company in faintly ombre grey, shadowed font along the bottom. Above that is the name of the scent in ornate white script. The name of the collection is in same font as the company name along the top of the label. The label art is as featured below:
- ITB: Mmh, this has some heft to it! I get life everlasting, with that distinctive almost animalistic floral tone, followed by rockrose with a hint of amber, sandalwood, and something that shews faintly vanilla along the very periphery of the stronger floral notes.
- Wet: Oh, goodness, yes. I am in love already! It’s a slightly more floral Chanel No. 5. It has that same sparkling husky aldehydes that the classic does, which is one of the reasons I fell in love with the scent, but Claricognizance is less abrasive and less sharp in its use of floral notes since the jasmine that is present in the Chanel scent is missing in this, as is that distinct sharp alcohol tone. It’s a gorgeous combination of life everlasting, rockrose, immortelle at the forefront and benzoin and light amber along the base of the scent.
- Dry: Beautifully gossamer immortelle and rockrose waft over shadows of incense and resin. It truelove does remind me of ghosts, but ghosts of loved ones. It’s floral, soothing, and slightly mournful. Very light silage once it has had a chance to settle for a few hours, but I honestly do not mind!
Other Impressions: None.