Scent Name: The Magician
Manufacturer: Black Phoneix Alchemy Lab -Neil Gaiman’s 15 Painted Cards from a Vampire Tarot.
Scent Description and Notes: “I. THE MAGICIAN
They asked St. Germain’s manservant if his master was truly a thousand years old, as it was rumored he had claimed.
“How would I know?” the man replied. “I have only been in the master’s employ for three hundred years.”
Burmese rosewood, olibanum, benzoin, turmeric, currant leaf, and oude.“ -BPAL
Oil Color: A slightly browned persimmon rind color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is an imp from the lab, so it features the art deco phoenix with company name on the back of the label. The front has the image of a magician, but there are various symbolic elements surrounding him (a caduceus, the sun and moon in the corners, the order of the card (I) above his head in a banner, and him holding a candle. The image is mainly black and an orangy brown that matches the color of the oil. This image is surrounded by the website down the side and the name of the collection, scent, and company in decreasing orangy font against a black field box.
- ITI: The benzoin here is strong, but appealing when paired with the turmeric and the oude.
- Wet: The rosewood is much stronger on my skin, although the benzoin is still one of the top notes I get. There is just a hint of turmeric still.
- Dry: I get olibanum now, rosewood, benzoin, and just a touch of turmeric. It’s a rather resinous scent.
Other Impressions: All he is getting is nag champa.