October 17, 2014

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Captain Lilith and Her First Mate Review

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Captain Lilith and her First Mate

Every year Beth and Ted, owners of the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, create a series of limited edition perfume oils celebrating their daughter, Lilith’s, birthday! What a great way to celebrate a child’s birthday and something, year’s from now, she can look back on. Each oil is inspired by events in Lilith’s life for that year. It’s kinda special because if you’re a fan of the Lab’s fragrance oil you kinda get a little piece of Lilith’s life with each oil!

Beth created her oils and they are available for a limited time on the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Ted’s oils actually make an appearance on the Lab’s sister site, Black Phoenix Trading Post, which is where collectibles, oils, soaps, candles, t-shirts, and more can be purchased. Ted’s oils were actually the most appealing to my nose so I purchased three of the seven he created.

One I didn’t purchase was “A Stroll Through The Quarter” but his little blurb on it was so touching that I thought I’d share, “People are always asking me, “Why do you carry Lilith on your shoulders all the time?” My answer is….simply because I love her. Someday she won’t want me to pick her up, and it will break my heart. “Pick me up, daddy!” will always be answered with a yes.” I thought it was really beautiful and also fitting because there are just so many times you’ll see a photo of Lilith and Ted together shared on across Beth’s social media and in most cases Lilith is indeed atop her dad’s shoulders in it.

Sniff.

One I did purchase that was very appealing to my pirate good nature (Hey, you’re either a pirate or a ninja in this world! And I happen to be pirate! Yo ho yo ho and a bottle of rum me maties!) was Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Captain Lilith and her First Mate!

These are my thoughts on the fragrance.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Captain Lilith and her First Mate Oil

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Captain Lilith and her First Mate comes housed in 5 ML bottle and will set you back $23. It’s a pretty concentrated perfume oil so a little drop dabbed on your pulse points is really all you need for all day wear, linger, and throw. I find the fragrance is strong but not overpowering and very pleasant for those that love foodie cake-like fragrances.

Ted describes it as a little pirate’s indulgence with notes of rum cupcakes and vanilla ice cream with a hot toddy! The label features a photo of Ted dressed as a pirate and Lilith’s his little pirate Captain.

In the bottle you’ll find the scent is very buttery almost like a melted sugary buttery note. On first application, the butter comes through even more but quickly dries down where the hint of cookies play off in the background. For a second, I thought, wow, this kinda smells like Trader Joe Cookie Butter! But as it dries further it morphs a little bit and becomes a bit like a tanning lotion with creamy coconut. Further dry down reveals deep, true coconut notes with a hint of rum in the background. There’s a good deal of coconut here but also a little vanilla cake thrown in! It’s delicious to say the least and kinda of a sexy cupcake scent!

I love it.

It might be worth a back up purchase!

For the foodie fragrance lovers I’m sure Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Captain Lilith and her First Mate will be an easy pick!

It’s available now at blackphoenixtradingpost.com.

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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