I swapped for this imp so I could see if it should go on my must-have list. However, I’m a sucker for limited edition items.
Scent Name: Steam Goth
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Event Exclusive: Bat’s Day 2011
Scent Description and Notes: “Oil-spattered brass, engine grease, and a warm splash of Victorian aftershave.” – BPAL
Oil Color: The color of fresh motor oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). Since this is an imp I bought from someone online, the imp packs the traditional label. Instead, it features simply a hand-written title on a small strip of label, which has been taped over. No other artwork is present.
- In the Imp (ITI): The strength of the aftershave is nearly overpowering; however, I can just detect the metallic note of brass, which intrigues me.
- Wet: Strong brass initially, then it gives way to fancy Victorian aftershave and just a hint of mechanical oil. I would love to smell my husband in this, but it is just a tiny bit masculine for me at the moment.
- Dry: Wow, it’s a totally different scent – much more mellow, but much more powdery and floral as well. None of the brass or oil remain, which diminishes significantly from this scent’s appeal.
Other Impressions: Apparently it smells like my husband’s grandma, specifically her Opium perfume.