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Scent Name: Olokun

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Excolo

Scent Description and Notes: “The Lord of All Waters, Master of Wealth, Keeper of the Secrets in the Depths of the Ocean, Lord of the Lightless Deep, God of the Unknown. This secretive and enigmatic Orisha is symbolized by the Seven Seas, and the vast riches and unplumbed mysteries of the ocean are His. Though His reach extends over three-quarters of earth’s surface, He concedes the right to rule to Obatala out of respect for the age, wisdom and discretion of the venerable King of the White Cloth. Olokun is the depth of the ocean at which the sun’s light fails to penetrate. He is perpetual darkness, incomprehensible pressure, and his abode is the birthplace of mythical monsters. The ocean floor is also a Land of the Dead: in its darkness, all will fall to rest, and in this darkness is the Home of the Spirits, souls that, in the cold and dark, rest awaiting reincarnation. Olokun represents all things that remain unknown to man, and all questions may be answered in the halls of His Kingdom. In this, he holds sway over the power of divination. Though decaying matter settles in His home, the Kingdom itself does not decay or erode. He is represented by the mudfish and his favor is shown through red coral and shark spines.

His ofrenda is the scent of the lightless deep: the glorious, unknowable gloom of the ocean floor. – BPAL

Oil Color:  Nearly colorless.

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 next to the phoenix. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black font outlined with red on the front.

Scent:

  • In the Imp (ITI):  It smells like juicy lotus, bubblegum, and grass.  Is this even the same scent?  Wow, this is totally not what I expected.
  • Wet: This is very much the same as in the imp, but I get the impression every so slightly of the ocean – something dark and somewhat briney.  However, this is still wonderful on.  *Finger’s crossed for dry-down*
  • Dry: It’s powdery, slightly musky, and just a touch of grassy brine, but it’s really rather pleasant.
Other Impressions:  I’m pleasantly surprised by this scent.  Olokun is  now the second aquatic that I’ve found palatable.
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