Scent Name: The Bloody Banister
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloweenie 2012
Scent Description and Notes: “A rotting, cracked mahogany balustrade smeared with bloody handprints frames a cascading Imperial staircase that rises unsteadily into oppressive, suffocating shadows.” -BPAL
Oil Color: An ambered rye color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth. On the back, she has the notes of the scent. The side features her decanting name while the front has the company acronym, collection, decanted amount, date, and image. The black and white image is of a banister dripping blood with the name of the scent above it in black cursive font.
- ITI: While I do get mahogany it certainly isn’t cracked. It smells finely polished to me. The blood is also somehow reading as chocolate.
- Wet: Herby, lemon-like musk, mahogany, and sandalwood. I love this even more on my skin.
- Dry: It’s still deliciously herby and lemony while still maintaining the essence of well-oiled deeply rich wood.
Other Impressions: Why did I wait so long to test this? I need a bottle, stat!