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As the month has officially ended, so too has my stay with my third imp box.  It now has a lovely light floral smell with overtones of sandalwood.

Scent Name:  Monastery in the Mountains

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Pickman Gallery: Feverish Fancies, 9/27/12-12/30/12

Scent Description and Notes: “Monastery in the Mountains, Nicholas Roerich.
Snow-capped mountain air, rich sandalwood incense, and deodar – the Tree of God.

Oil Color:  An orange marmalade color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Absinthetics.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent, the title of the scent in orange, the company acronym in bold, and her decanting information. The front has Roerich’s painting titled “Monastery in the Mountains.”

Roerich's "Monastery in the Mountains."

Roerich’s “Monastery in the Mountains.”


  • ITI: Dewy snow, fresh lemon drops, and warm sandalwood.
  • Wet: I still get the fresh snow, but I also pick up hints of vanilla along with the lemon and a lightly resinous tone from the sandalwood.  It’s rather pleasant, actually. 
  • Dry:  It’s still wonderfully light, luscious, and slightly citrusy.  Beautiful!

Other Impressions: “Is that verbena?  And a little lavender, too.”  -Tony