Schrödinger’s Cat by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab whose name is inspired by the paradoxical thought experiment is a interesting scent reminiscent of Terry’s Chocolate Oranges.
In Bottle: Crisp and clean citrus with a mix of creamy chocolate and a hint of earthiness.
Applied: Crisp citrus, a touch of sweetness with a bit of tartness up top. I get the grapefruit most with its sweet pink treatment as the fragrance digs into this creamy minty chocolate scent. It reminds me of those chocolate oranges that you smash on something before eating. As the fragrance continues to age the citrus fades leaving the minty chocolate note to speak for itself as the earthy hints fade in and out of the scent.
Extra: The Schrödinger’s Cat thought experiment was by Erwin Schrödinger and has to do with quantum mechanics and the paradox that could occur whereupon a cat could be both dead and alive. If you want to read up on it, I suggest the Wikipedia entry.
Design: Same design as the other BPAL fragrances. Bottled in a simple amber glass bottle with a plastic cap. The interesting part about Schrödinger’s Cat is the label which differs from most other general catalog scents.
Fragrance Family: Fresh
Notes: Tangerine, lime, grapefruit, sugar, oakmoss, lavender, zdravetz, chocolate, peppermint.
This is a pretty neat little scent with its midstage that’s so reminiscent of a tasty chocolate treat. The fragrance itself has a good balance of citrus and creamy chocolate. I just wish the chocolate orange scent lasted longer.
Reviewed in This Post: Schrödinger’s Cat, 2009, 5ml Bottle.
God, I wish it smelt that way on me. I love Terry’s chocolate orange. Alas, it smells like lemon cleaning product on me. Bpal’s lemons never work for me. Oh well, many others do
I get the weird reactions with BPAL’s coffee notes. They end up smelling like mushroom soup on me. Weird!
Man, I LOVE the coffee notes. Just goes to show how much body chemistry affects perfumes
Very true about the body chemistry! I’m jealous of everyone that the coffee notes work on. They smell wonderful in the bottle, then smell like mushrooms on me.