I received this imp in a Black Phoenix Trading Post order. Apparently this is a discontinued scent, so I’m honored that I have the opportunity to test it.
Scent Name: Euterpe
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Excolo: The Muses – Music and Lyric Poetry, discontinued: 1/24/08
Scent Description and Notes: “Euterpe glanced her fingers o’er her lute,
And lightly waked it to a cheerful strain,
Then laid it by, and took the mellow flute,
Whose softly flowing warble filled the plain:
It was a lay that roused the drooping soul,
And bade the tear of sorrow cease to flow;
From shady woods the Nymphs enchanted stole,
While laughing Cupids bent the silver bow,
Fluttering like fays that flit in Luna’s softened glow.
The Giver of Pleasure, Euterpe is the Muse of Music and Lyric Poetry. She is Delight, and her name means “Rejoicing Well”. She is credited with inventing the aulos, and is most often depicted playing that double-flute. Her scent is the joy of performing, the euphoria in song, and the passion inspired by all music: carnation and white poppy, honeysuckle, lemon, iris and white musk.” – BPAL
Oil Color: A yellowish amber color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired Phoenix with the the name of the company at the bottle of the image. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black font outlined with red on the front.
- In the Imp (ITI):It’s a very light powdery floral, which I assume is the carnation. On second sniff, I can detect the musk as well as the lemon and just a hint of honeysuckle.
- Wet: Musk poppy, carnation, sweet honeysuckle, tangy lemon, and just a hint of the cool floral scent of iris. It’ s such a soft, pretty floral that I’m starting to think it is a pity that this scent was discontinued.
- Dry:After several hours, the scent is sweet and powdery floral (carnation and honeysuckle). I can’t smell the other notes, but I do like this.
Other Impressions: He thinks it’s alright, but his sense is a little screwy since he just had fast food.