Thursday, May 21, 2015

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: The Delicate Ambrosial Dews of Heavenly Nectar

purchased and reviewed by ThoraSTooth 

BPAL Scent of the Day:  The Delicate Ambrosial Dews of Heavenly Nectar (Anniversaries 2014) -- A celestial nectar redolent of honeysuckle-gilded amber with honeyed fig leaf, golden myrrh, helichrysum, and white cognac.

In the vial this has a deep and very slightly boozy fruity impression.  The cognac note reads very clean and refined, not heavy or sharp yet very noticeable.  Wet on my skin it goes over to resin with cognac and fruit.  The fruit is more recognizable as fig, the sweet thickness of moist dried Calimyrna figs.  The floral comes up too, adding some high notes to the mix. 

It dries down to a complex fruity scent that manages not to smell foody at all.  The earthiness of the helichrysum probably has something to do with that; it grounds the fruits and helps the gilded/golden resins not go over to vanilla, which is what they often do on my skin.  This is another scent whose notes fill in one another's spaces like atoms to make molecules; there are no seams in it, no obtrustive notes.  It's just its own self.

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