Scent Name: Coraline Jones
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Neil Gaiman’s Coraline
Scent Description and Notes: ““What should I do?” asked Coraline.
“Read a book,” said her mother. “Watch a video. Play with your toys. Go and pester Miss Spink or Miss Forcible, or the crazy old man upstairs.”
“No,” said Coraline. “I don’t want to do those things. I want to explore.”
Dry grass, clean skin, and a little bit of mossy berry.“ -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/neil-gaiman/coraline/coraline-jones/
Oil Color: The color of a lightly steeped white tea.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired phoenix with name of the company next to the phoenix. On the other side, the image matches the label art on the website, as seen below:
- ITI: I wasn’t expecting a fresh and pleasantly sudsy country cleanliness to the scent, which swoops in right before the dry grasses. This might be a clean skin musk with a touch of a sharp pleasing green from the moss berry, I think, that reminds me slightly of Scottish milk thistle.
- Wet: Wow, that really is lovely – skin musk ever so faintly damp with salt under bracing moss berry and dry grasses rustling in the evening breeze. Ugh, this is amazing! It reminds me of camping in the Scottish Highlands in very late winter.
- Dry: The scent of soft skin musk intertwined with faded mossy greens liners after 8 hours. This is absolutely lovely and will be going on my bottle list.
Other Impressions: [Wet] “It smells like pine, cocoa butter, and something herby that I can’t place. Hold on, let me sniff the spice rack… It’s thyme. Airy – it’s nice, very pleasant.” -Tony