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Scent Name: British Invasion
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Comic Book League Defense Fund Event Exclusive: San Diego ComiCon 2019
Scent Description and Notes: “An olfactory phenomenon: a vintage musk, black suede, Tuscan leather, and aftershave with sandalwood, white cedar, and Italian bergamot.
Developed exclusively to benefit CBLDF’s vital work by our wonderful friends at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab!” -https://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/british-invasion-by-black-phoenix-alchemy-lab
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 names of both companies framing the top and bottom of the label in yellow block font outlined in blue. The name of the scent is centered across the Union Jack background in a larger version of the same font, outlined in red.
- ITB: I’m getting spicy suede, cedar, musk, and bergamot on first sniff. Very masculine, but refined with a hint of rustic undertones.
- Wet: Astringent and herbal. I’m definitely getting strong cedar next to aftershave and bergamot. It almost smells like there might be rosemary in there. Soon, it sweetness a bit, giving way to musk and a sueded leather.
- Dry: After several hours, the scent settles down into a musky leather/suede musk dominant scent with a subtle pleasant astringency from the aftershave. This is a more masculine scent, but as a woman, there’s enough I like about this that I would wear it regardless.
Other Impressions: “There’s something herbal about this one that reminds me of menthol. It opens the sinuses.” -Kelly
“Mmm, I love Christmas Vic’s Vaporrub. It’s actually oddly comforting.” -Tony