Saturday, March 16, 2013

Black Pearl - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Black Pearl
Bewitching Brews
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Evocative of the sea's unplumbed mysteries. Gentle and lovely, but menacing and profound. Coconut, Florentine iris, hazelnut and opalescent white musk.

In the imp this is a sweet, candy-ish coconut, like a particularly froofy cocktail. Once applied, the sweet tropical coconut smell is still there but there's also a note that smells vaguely synthetic, like you sometimes find with really cheap makeup products. It's quite odd, and not all that pleasant. I wonder if it's the iris? It's kind of floral, but not really - very hard to pin down. I don't get the hazelnut at all, and I was a bit surprised by that because that's usually a  note that tends to be fairly dominant on me. The dry down is a slightly floral, watery musk. Sillage isn't high and it doesn't last long either. Kind of a dud, really.


Day 72!


  1. What a bummer, the notes sounded yummy!

    1. I know, I should have loved it. I'll send it on to you.

  2. Sorry to hear it was a dud! I'm not big on coconut scents (which is weird, because I love eating coconuts and coconut water is one of my favorite things)... But I have Moon Dog pumpkin butter by HoG and I adore it. :) It has coconut and some other notes that I can't recall.

    1. I like coconut scents, but when it starts heading into the more tropical kind of note I'm out.