Scent Name: The Waltz
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Crimson Peak: In Memoriam
Scent Description and Notes: “The Waltz – Not a complicated dance, really – The lady takes her place slightly to the left of the leading gentleman. Six basic steps – that is all.
However – It is said that the true test of a perfect waltz is for it to be so swift, delicate and so smooth, that a candle flame will not be extinguished in the hand of the lead dancer… Now that requires the perfect partner.
So swift, so delicate, so smooth: champagne musk, ambergris accord, white rose, rosewood, and vanilla amber.” -BPAL.org
Oil Color: Colorless on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label features the name of the company along the bottom in a thin white block font along the bottom. The name of the scent takes up the largest portion of the label in tall Crimson-Peak stylized aged amber block font. Just over the scent name is a different font, white, block, and more spaced out that displays the name of the collection. Above that is a smaller bold bock font featuring the phrase “Indulge Your Dark Side.” All of this is set against a black and smoke Crimson Peak logo.
- ITB: Pale white rose is followed by vanilla amber fluff threaded with a subtle champagne undertone (minus the fizz). It brings up images of gilded Victorian mirrors framed by a vase full of delicate roses.
- Wet: Oh, I was not expecting this beauty! It very much reminds me of swirling rose chiffon gowns swirling atop polished wood, the atmosphere fizzy with champagne and ambered musk. Wow!
- Dry: Yes! This still has decent silage even after 6 hours! What a delightful combination of rose-tinted vanilla amber musk. A faded undertone of rosewood grounds the scent, keeping it from being too cloyingly sweet. Delicate, feminine, and just delightful, The Waltz shines.
Other Impressions: “Playdough. It’s definitely playdough.” -Tony