Scent Name: O Daughter of Death and Priapus
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2013: Our Lady of Pain (2/14/13-4/01/13)
Scent Description and Notes: “They were purple of raiment and golden,
Filled full of thee, fiery with wine,
Thy lovers, in haunts unbeholden,
In marvellous chambers of thine.
They are fled, and their footprints escape us,
Who appraise thee, adore, and abstain,
O daughter of Death and Priapus,
Our Lady of Pain.
Black opium, wild plum, cypress tar, Bulgarian rose, olibanum, black orchid, and tobacco.” -BPAL
Oil Color: A faintly yellow oil.
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 image on the front label is a detailed ink drawing of what reminds me of Mary, but multiple swords seem to be driven into her heard while he prays, adorned in gorgeously detailed vestments. Above her head and crown, a black flame hovers.
- ITI: Oh, smoky, earthy, spicy, and sensuous. The olibanum, opium tar, and sweet tobacco are the most dominant in the bottle, but there is a lighter floral sweetness that makes the scent delightfully complex.
- Wet: It’s spicy, like a men’s cologne; however, there is enough floral to make it feminine at the same time. I’m loving the olibanum and opium as the scent starts to dry.
- Dry: Sweet tobacco opium tar, sensuous orchid, and wild plum drift together in a gorgeously feminine and sensuous scent.
Other Impressions: “Fresh-ground black pepper and lemongrass.” -Tony