Scent Name: The Poinsettia Gown
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2019
Scent Description and Notes: “A perfume simply inspired by a vintage Christmas postcard. Rose cream, jasmine cream, mallow, vanilla foam, and sweet amber.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/yule-2019/the-poinsettia-gown-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: A crisp white wine-colored oil
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 and her decanting name. The front of the label has the phrase “Yules 2019.” The label art on the bottle is as follows:
- ITI: I only opted for a decant of this once since jasmine and I don’t seem to work out too well. When I open the imp, I’m met with a creamy mallow note before the jasmine rushes in, screeching loudly against the soft, pleasing mallow. I get hints of amber and a touch of rose at the base of the scent, but jasmine once again overrides any subtly the other notes offer.
- Wet: It’s much the same on my skin, although it’s more of a rose-mallow that I get first, vaguely sweetened, before the jasmine tries to take over. Thankfully, it’s a bit better behaved on my skin (a rarity), tempered, I think by the vanilla foam. There’s only a whisper of amber lending a touch of warmth to the scent, but not defined as a singular note so far.
- Dry: That’s so much nicer once dried! After 5 hours, the combination of mallow, airy vanilla foam, a rosed jasmine cream, and a touch of warm amber makes for something sugary innocent. It reminds me of petticoats and petite designer marshmallows.
Other Impressions: “Yeah, I don’t like it. It smells like oud and something woodsy.” -Tony