Apparently, I have two versions of this. One is an aged version in the older cobalt bottle, while the other is a lab fresh imp. The older version will be indicated by blue, while the newer version will be indicated in regular font color.
Scent Name: Leanan Sidhe
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Bewitching Brews
Scent Description and Notes: “Most of the Gaelic poets, down to quite recent times, have had a Leanhaun Shee, for she gives inspiration to her slaves and is indeed the Gaelic muse — this malignant fairy. Her lovers, the Gaelic poets, died young. She grew restless and carried them away to other worlds, for death does not destroy her power. – W.B. Yeats
The name translates to “fairy, love of my soul”. A vampiric spirit and a dark muse, the love of the Leanan Sidhe is both a gift and a curse. These eerily beautiful Irish spirits drain the sanity and lifeforce of the men they inspire to artistic greatness. Her kiss infuses a man with depth of vision and feeling, otherworldly passion, and a sudden and ineffable understanding of the unending sadness that plagues mankind.
Her perfume is a crush of Irish herbs and flowers, Gaelic mists, and nighttime dew.” -BPAL
Oil Color: Nearly colorless save for the slightest tinge of yellow.
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.
- ITB: Rather sharp smelling, to the point of being off-putting. I smell something that is a little dew-ish, some sharp, bitter herbs, and a little light floral on top. It reminds me of a rather manly scent at the moment. Still sharp and aquatic with strong notes of pungent flowers like lilacs and orchids.
- Wet: Wah, still strong. Very masculine herby scent, with what could be lily or something along those lines. I’m smelling a bit of the dew. I do hope this mellows down. Slightly soapy. Oh no! Yep, it smells like an ocean car freshener with orchid and lilac overtones. There is just a hint of herb, but not enough to tone done the aquatic or floral aspects of this scent.
- Dry: (+5 hours) It’s very light at this point and much different. I’m smelling powder, but in a good way. There is a very faint hint of flowers like rose and a bit of carnation – not so much lily now. Much more of a wearable scent after it’s been on for a while. There isn’t much of a change here between new and aged. It’s still floral and powdery, although the lilac is a little stronger in the newer version.