Amber, amber resin, BPAL, clove, Frankincense, limited edition, lupercalia, Lupercalia 2019, Lupercalia 2019: The Hearthstone and the Heat, milk, resin, rice, rice milk, sandalwood, sheer vanilla, sweet clove, The Hearthstone and the Heat, vanilla, white sandalwood
Scent Name: Pericardium
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2019: The Hearthstone and the Heat
Scent Description and Notes: “The membrane enclosing the heart: white sandalwood and rice milk shimmering with sheer vanilla, white amber resin, frankincense, and a drop of sweet clove.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/winter-collection/lupercalia-2019/the-hearthstone-and-the-heat/pericardium-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: Colorless 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 scent in bolded coral pink block font shadowed in black just above the company name, which is in a smaller, pinker version of the same font. The label art only differs in the name throughout this collection.
- ITB: Warmed, soft rice milk, billowing columns of white sandalwood, and a gentle, wafting vanilla laced with sweet amber drift forth from the bottle. I think I’m in love. This could be a gauzy, sophisticated horchata distillation.
- Wet: Once applied, the frankincense makes its appearance and then quickly gives way to that beautifully warm rice milk and gossamer vanilla. As it settles, the clove, amber, and sandalwood warm, swirling the top notes together in a beautiful assemblage of soft resins and nostalgic sweetness.
- Dry: Much of this scent vanishes within the hour, but what I am left after 6 hours is a very faint vanilla’d rice milk with a sliver of warmth added from the amber. This scent would need reapplication throughout the day, though.
Other Impressions: None.