Ambergris, BPAL, cade, Frankincense, grey ambergris, Halloween, Halloween 2017, Halloweenies, Halloweenies 2017, juniper, limited edition, Samhainophobia, Weenies, Weenies 2017, Weenies 2017: Samhainophobia, white frankincense
Scent Name: Nebulaphobia
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Weenies 2017: Samhainophobia
Scent Description and Notes: “Fear of Fog
Sinuous, suffocating tendrils of grey ambergris, white frankincense, and cade.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/weenies-2017/nebulaphobia/
Oil Color: Clear on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a decanted imp. It features the collection name and notes on the back of the label and a copy of the label art on front:
- ITI: For some reason, I’m getting a buggy iris note, even though it isn’t in the scent description. I do pick up a little ambergris behind it, but I’m missing the frankincense. Perhaps the iris is from the cade (prickly juniper), but it doesn’t have that lovely green astringent quality that I’d expect with a juniper relative.
- Wet: Wow, so much better on the skin. The ambergris and white frankincense bloom and swirl around the cade, which still smells more floral than green, although I am getting a hint of juniper-like deliciousness as the scent begins to dry. Gone is the bugginess, and with that, my reservations surrounding my initial impression.
- Dry: Okay, I’m impressed with this scent’s staying power. 13 hours after initial application I can still pick out the ambergris, the delicate softness of the frankincense, and the perplexing floral yet green note from the cade.