Ahh apple cider! I personally hate the taste but I like the smell and I love the idea of it because you know I’m a Fall fan girl. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Apple Cider Perfume Oil is one of the limited edition Halloweenies 2015 Perfume Oils that launched and I quickly snatched it up because lord knows I’m so not averse to smell like a batch of hot, spicy slightly crisp Apple Cider.
You know for a Lab blend this is kind of generic smelling but that’s not a bad thing! I expected something a little more richer and truer to apple cider smell from the Lab but to me this smells like a generic oil of sorts that many E-tailers might use.
But as I said that isn’t a bad thing!
In the bottle it’s a very fruity blast! There’s a bit of apple at first sniff with a spicy kick but if someone blindfolded you and told you, “Smell this, what is it?!” you’d likely have a hard time saying anything but…”hmmm it smells sweet with a little spice!”
I don’t do you get the apple notes at all from the bottle.
First application, wet on skin, there’s a lot more sweet, juicy fruit! There’s apple but again not a true crunchy, crisp apple scent. As it dries down you get a mulled spices sort of thing going on with apple becoming a little more clearer. After about an hour the scent develops more and begins to smell like a warmer cider.
It kinda reminds me of something Bath & Body Works would put out! It’s interesting that’s for sure and quite pleasant to my nose but I expected a more complex blend from our friends at the Lab so I’m going to say you might be able to safely skip this one kids!
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Apple Cider Perfume Oil is available now at blackphoenixalchemylab.com.