Monday, February 4, 2013
Snake Charmer - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
Sensual, sibilant, sexual and hypnotic: Arabian musk and exotic spices slinking through Egyptian amber, enticing vanilla, and a serpentine blend of black plum, labdanum, ambrette, benzoin and black coconut.
In the imp this smells like aged Snake Oil, a deeper version of my bottle (bought in January 2010), with the incense more prominent. On the skin the vanilla is there and it reminds me more of Womb Furie. It's quite sweet and I actually think I like it even better than Snake Oil, which can sometimes be a bit heavy on the incense for me. I could swear there's a note of something like sarsparilla in there too - it's quite faint, but it adds a little something-something, whatever it is. This is a Limited Edition, of course, so there's not much likelihood of me being able to pick up a full bottle anytime soon, but I definitely would given the chance.
*This is a decant so I don't know if it's the original or Snake Charmer Resurrected.