himalayan cedar

Sharing with you the scent descriptions from Black Phoenix Alchemy for the Pretty Deadly perfumes.  I’m wearing Lily today, but I think Big Alice is my favorite: 

I went with a very traditional “Old West” perfume for the base of this scent – heady flowers, including jasmine, white gardenia, and magnolia with neroli that gives the feel of Quelques Fleurs – with red patchouli, oakmoss, and cedar for added depth and earthiness.

I gave her the sharpness of tobacco flower and white cognac, a thin layer of smoke, dusty black pepper, and amber for her eyes.

I ran with your bourbon geranium base, and made the scent bolder and larger with the rich scent of aged patchouli sweetness of peach, raspberry leaf, and bourbon vanilla, and used a spicy carnation and Italian bergamot to give movement to the fluttering of the butterfly swarm.

Over a base of white rose, I draped a delicate, pale, sheer vanilla and gave it the depth and darkness of her black lace with tobacco absolute, Indonesian patchouli, Bulgarian oakmoss, frankincense, white sandalwood, and myrrh. 

Sassafras and smoke for black vulture feathers, and King mandarin and red musk for the deep red-orange of the vulture’s face. Blue lilac and chamomile / opoponax and vetiver for the blue and black of her eyes. Vanilla bean and fig represent her innate goodness  and instinctive kindness.

Practical scents - warm, nurturing, wise, and strong: tonka bean, soft brown leather, myrrh, white sage, gurjum balsam, Ceylon cinnamon bark, red sandalwood, sweet tobacco, and a touch of gunsmoke.

White lime with lily of the valley, oudh, Himalayan cedar, nagarmotha, and tobacco for the sheen of raven feathers, and saffron, white honey, and amber for her fierceness, strength, and courage.

I can’t express to you how moved I am by the artistry here.  Elizabeth is AMAZING and we are so lucky to be working with her.