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Scent Name: Black Silk
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Retail Exclusive: Pretty Indulgent
Scent Description and Notes: “A throaty laugh, a sinuous whisper: blackened sandalwood and bourbon vanilla cream with gleaming Haitian patchouli, animalic ambergris accord, immortelle absolute, white benzoin, and a drop of tobacco absolute.” – https://www.prettyindulgent.com/products/black-silk-perfume
Oil Color: Clear on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard BPAL brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in in black Gothic font outlined in blue. It sits above the company name, which is written in smaller font along the bottom of the label. The co-company’s name is similar in shape and form to BPAL’s, but is placed along the top. The label art features a woman in mourning attire with what looks like an elaborate silk hat, set against late autumnal trees.
- ITI: At first sniff, I thought I detected sugared violets, but I think that might actually be the immortelle with some of the vanilla cream. If I concentrate, I can tease out a little of the bourbon and a touch of the tobacco absolute.
- Wet: Ah, now the patchouli waltzes in and takes the immortelle and bourbon vanilla cream on a whirling escapade through tobacco-laden saloons and benzoin perfumed dance floors. I don’t get the ambergris, unfortunately, but it’s still a nice scent so far.
- Dry: I don’t know how many times I’ve reapplied this, but the scent is left with just a touch of powdery vanilla cream and the memory of ambergris in the very distant past.
Other Impressions: None.