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So many notes are right with this scent, like oud and clove…but I fear the aquatic notes in there.

Scent Name:  Eanach Dhuin

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Bards of Ireland, 3/1/09-4/15/09

Scent Description and Notes: “If my health is spared I’ll be long relating
Of that boat that sailed out of Anach Cuain.
And the keening after of mother and father
And child by the harbour, the mournful croon!
King of Graces, who died to save us,
T’were a small affair but for one or two,
But a boat-load bravely in calm day sailing
Without storm or rain to be swept to doom.

What wild despair was on all the faces
To see them there in the light of day,
In every place there was lamentation,
And tearing of hair as the wreck was shared.
And boys there lying when crops were ripening,
From the strength of life they were borne to clay
In their wedding clothes for their wake they robed them
O King of Glory, man’s hope is in vain.
– ANTOINE Ó RAIFTEIRI

Unutterable grief expressed through the scent of balsam, frankincense, blackberry leaf, oud, white rose, driftwood, zdravetz, and bitter clove, beneath the cold waters of the River Corrib. -BPAL

Zdravetz is a geranium-type scent, but is more of a green/herb note with hints of light floral.

Oil Color:  An unfiltered honey color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz).  The is a decant, but I’m not sure from whom.  The label is simple, featuring the name of the  scent.

Scent: 

  • ITI:  It smells like nicely scented bathroom cleaner – what’s what aquatic notes tend to read as to my nose.  However, I can smell a bit of clove, oud, and zdravetz that makes it interesting enough for me to want to try it.
  • Wet: Slight stagnant river water, frankincense,  oud, and a touch of blackberry. 
  • Dry: I get more spice (frankincense and oud) along with wood, now with just hints of water.  It is tolerable now that it is dried, but I’m still not terribly fond of aquatics. 

Other Impressions: Nacho cheese Doritos and Irish Spring.

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