Scent Name: Anubis
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Excolo
Scent Description and Notes: “He Who Counts the Hearts, Jackal Ruler of the Bows, He Who Is In the Place of Embalming. Jackal-headed guardian, protector and psychopomp of Egypt’s dead, he guides souls to the underworld and holds steady the scales upon which the deceased’s heart is weighed against Ma’at’s Feather of Truth. He is the creator and master of funereal rites, He Who Opens the Mouth of the Dead, and is the sentinel that watches over the sanctity of tombs and the virtue and privacy of his charges.
His scent is a blend of holy myrrh, storax, balsam, and embalming herbs.” – BPAL
Storax is a resinous balsam that is commonly called “sweetgum.” It generally sells like aromatic vanilla, also it can smell like hyacinth or balsam as well.
Oil Color: A thick honeyed lemon color.
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 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.
- In the Imp (ITI): Sweetly aromatic vanilla, myrrh, and balsam. I’m not getting the embalming herbs, but the overall scent so far is pleasant.
- Wet: Sweet and oddly comforting. The storax and the myrrh mix nicely, plus there is a little woody depth in the background.
- Dry: It’s sweet from the storax and slightly complex from the myrrh. It reminds me of Vanilla Fields a little bit.