Monday, May 11, 2015

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: Fairy Wine

purchased and reviewed by ThoraSTooth 

BPAL Scent of the Day: Fairy Wine (Stardust) --  An ethereal vintage, steeped with dandelion, honey, and red currants.

Today was a good day for a honey and red currant scent.  You might not think there were a lot of them out there, but an entire corner of my scent box is populated with takes on honey and red currant.  I sniffed them all, and the Gaiman-inspired Fairy Wine was the winner today.

In the vial this smells tart-sweet, with a moderate floral overtone.  Wet, it's more floral-honey than fruit.  On drydown, it's floral-fruit.  Common to all the manifestations are the delicious tart red fruit note, the warm meadowy impression of a lot of dandelions, and a fairly unobtrusive, lightly floral honey note.  It's just their relative proportions that shift up and down as the scent matures.

If I could buy a beverage that tasted like this smells, I'd have a barrel habit for sure.  As it is, though, it's a cheerful, sunny, outdoorsy scent, perfect for late spring and early summer.

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