Scent Name: Native Gold Phoenix
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – BPAL 17th Anniversary: Geology 2019
Scent Description and Notes: “A solemn paean to the dreams, destruction, despair, and delusions of the Gold Rush: sarsaparilla, cedar, and tobacco glittering with a Fool’s Gold bounty of brittle amber and mineralic aldehydes.“ -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/17th-anniversary/native-gold-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: An ambered apricot jelly color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Yowahoshihime. On the back, she has the notes of the scent, the name in green, and her decanting name. The front of the label has the phrase “BPAL 17th Anniversary.” The label art appears as follows:
- ITI: Hmm, that’s different than I anticipated. Full-threat sarsaparilla just over gravely mineral formaldehyde notes, edged with tobacco. I’m not getting much cedar or amber at this point as the other notes, but we’ll see how skin chemistry changes that.
- Wet: There’s something here that reminds me of Neco Wafers. I think it’s the dusky mineral tones alongside the sarsaparilla. I can picture the chalky powdered surface of those light tan Neco Wafers so clearly when I sniff this. The aldehyde and tobacco aspect are less pronounced on my skin, although there’s a soft breath of them tinged with faded cedar far in the distance.
- Dry: Dried, mineral sarsaparilla still lingers on my skin, but now infused with a faded brittle amber and the pleasing woody astringency of cedar. After 12 hours, the scent stays close to the skin, but elements of the scent can be teased out with just a little concentration. Nice.
Other Impressions: None.