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Scent Name: In Necessariis Unitas
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019: Event Exclusive
Scent Description and Notes: “‘In essential things, unity.’ A perfume to strengthen our bonds to one another for support in trying times: sweet patchouli, oakmoss, red oud, guiac wood, mahogany, and honeyed vetiver.” -BPAL.org
Oil Color: The color of apricots and Steampunk bronze.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired phoenix with name of the company next to the phoenix. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black block text outlined in a plum-magenta color.
- ITI: It smells like clean woods atop an oakmoss cologne. There’s a whisper of sweetness and vetiver far below the top notes, but I can only pick them out if I concentrate.
- Wet: Slightly soapy but clean oakmoss deepened with a dark mahogany and guiac wood heart. There’s still a tinge of sweetness, but nothing that is distinctly patchouli or honey even. As someone who loves woods, I’m a fan. It strikes me as a refined cologne.
- Dry: Oakmoss and dry guiac wood spiced with rich mahogany and smoked patchouli lend a wonderfully refined yet richly rugged air to this scent. I’d say this is more of a unisex scent, but enjoyable, especially for deep woods lovers.
Other Impressions: “It smells like peaches, overripe banana, and something masculine.” -Tony