Scent Name: G’milut Chasadim
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Will Call Event Exclusive, November 2012
Scent Description and Notes: “Honeyed pomegranate, rose, myrrh, osmanthus, and wild plum.“ – BPAL
Oil Color: On the Q-tip, it’s a light, airy yellow.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml brown apothecary bottle from the Lab. The label on the front features a beautiful pomegranate opening up on its tree while a smaller fruit that has open seems to be falling, carried by the wind, to the lower right-hand corner. The art itself is rather stylized The top and bottom of the image are bracketed in rose-pink fields with white text describing the collection (Will Call Toy Drive Exclusive 2012), and on the bottom, the company’s full name. The name of the scent is in pink block letters just above the company name in the white lower left portion of the image.
- In the Bottle (ITB): The first notes out of the bottle are pomegranate and honey. The pomegranate itself, as I have found with a few other scents with the same note, smells synthetic. The honey makes itself known strongly at first, but wavers and descends into middle note territory as I inhale deeply. Finally, the plum surges forward and rivals and overtakes the sweet artificiality of the pomegranate, which balances the scent into something more palatable for my nose.
- Wet: The throw here is impressive! The rose now tries to steal the spotlight from the pomegranate, wrapping the artificiality in something that is more feminine, gently floral, and sophisticated. Following this nearly show-stopping entrance are the warmth of the myrrh and honey, yielding a sweet middle tone with a touch of exotic resin. After a minute, the plum swells again to the forefront, yielding a symphonic display of lush of fruits and florals trilling against the the rich tapestry created by the honey and myrrh
- Dry: After 20-25 minutes, the fruit and florals have mellowed considerably. Now, I get a lovely blend of vanilla-infused honey coating pomegranate and plum, encircled lightly by a few rose petals. The myrrh and finally the olibanum round out the scent with a lovely resinous backbone, creating a scent that is sweet, festive, and intriguing at the same time.