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Scent Name: Snow Moon
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – A Little Lunacy: February 2019
Scent Description and Notes: “The cold earth slept below;
Above the cold sky shone…
Some consider December’s full moon to be Snow Moon, but the cold, bleak white silence of February also bears the name. Snowfall is at its heaviest, food is scarce, the past year’s harvest has been exhausted, and driving winds, sleet, and bitter cold make hunting near-impossible. It is a desolate time, a solitary time, a time of conservation and introspection; in February, we are confronted with loneliness and want, and are challenged to find strength in the darkness.
Snow, endless snow, and a glimmer of hope illuminated by the reflection of Brigid’s flame. Snowdrops pushing through a pale white blanket of crystalline musk, pale white frozen apples, white tea leaf, yuzu, and angelica root.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/in-memoriam/a-little-lunacy/snow-moon-2019-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: A light yellow 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 bolded pale ballet pink block font shadowed in black along the bottom. Above that is the name of the scent in in a larger version of the font, although in a dusky rose color. The label art is as featured below:
- ITB: Fruity, frozen, and crisp. I certainly am getting pale frozen apples as the most forward note and it simply makes my mouth water! I can’ almost see the frost on its skin. The whole beautiful scent-scape is heightened by the pure yuzu, swelling together with the apple about angelica root and shimmering musk.
- Wet: Delicious and invigorating! The pale frozen apple note is just as crisp and cold as in the bottle, heightened by the yuzu, which mingles beautifully with the angelica and white tea leaf. The musk resonated between the bottom and middle of the scent, adding the impression of a gauze swaddling the crisp and frozen fruit notes. The brightness of this scent reminds me of a cross between The Body Shop’s Fuzzy Navel and Dewberry.
- Dry: I get a hazy, coolly musky impression sweetened in long-ado desiccated apple and powdered angelica. Honestly, it reminds me of my grandmother’s home. I’m a fan.
Other Impressions: None.