Scent Name: Patchouli & Tobacco
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Duets: A Little Lunacy 2019
Scent Description and Notes: “Gritty, smoked, sensual.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/a-little-lunacy-limited-edition/duets-a-little-lunacy-limited-edition/patchouli-tobacco-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: Colorless.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label features the name of the company in ombre shadowed cool light pink font along the bottom. The name of the scent is positioned above that in a larger ripening tomato red version of the same font shadowed along its borders. Image art is as follows:
- ITB: I opened this to apply it right before a medical appointment, but immediately decided to wait until later as the tobacco is rich, fragrant, and almost chewy against a sinuously delightful patchouli – far too strong for the early morning.
- Wet: On Kelly, the scent remains that stunningly fragrant but heavy tobacco note. There isn’t a whole lot of patchouli on her skin as the tobacco is so strong in the early stages. It reminds me of a vintage British smoking lounge. On me, much the same. The tobacco is strong and chewy. I can almost picture the cigar rolled thickly with it, and a very subtle hue of patchouli far underneath the strong top note.
- Dry: Two hours after application, it remains largely chewy, thick, fragrant tobacco. There’s a touch of woodiness underneath that might be from the patchouli, but it’s mostly tobacco. Around hour 4, the patchouli finally becomes more detectable, adding an interesting spice to the tobacco.
Other Impressions: “I think I like this better in the bottle than I do on me. The tobacco really sticks out and I’m not getting much patchouli.” -Kelly
“Mmm, tobacco spiced muffin.” -Tony