Scent Name: Christmas Eve on the Moor
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yules: Christmas Carol 2010
Scent Description and Notes: “CHRISTMAS EVE ON THE MOOR
And now, without a word of warning from the Ghost, they stood upon a bleak and desert moor, where monstrous masses of rude stone were cast about, as though it were the burial-place of giants; and water spread itself wheresoever it listed, or would have done so, but for the frost that held it prisoner; and nothing grew but moss and furze, and coarse rank grass. Down in the west the setting sun had left a streak of fiery red, which glared upon the desolation for an instant, like a sullen eye, and frowning lower, lower, lower yet, was lost in the thick gloom of darkest night.
“What place is this?” asked Scrooge.
“A place where Miners live, who labour in the bowels of the earth,” returned the Spirit. “But they know me. See!”
A light shone from the window of a hut, and swiftly they advanced towards it. Passing through the wall of mud and stone, they found a cheerful company assembled round a glowing fire. An old, old man and woman, with their children and their children’s children, and another generation beyond that, all decked out gaily in their holiday attire. The old man, in a voice that seldom rose above the howling of the wind upon the barren waste, was singing them a Christmas song—it had been a very old song when he was a boy—and from time to time they all joined in the chorus. So surely as they raised their voices, the old man got quite blithe and loud; and so surely as they stopped, his vigour sank again.
Windswept moor grass, grey moss, mud, and stone warmed by a small, comfortable fire.” -BPAL
Oil Color:A light brandy 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 title of the scent, and the collection. The front features decanting information along with a picture of a decorated tree.
- ITI: It smells like perfumed stone, smoldering coals, and a touch of green.
- Wet: It’s a bit Glade-like, and a bit aquatic, which might be the windswept moor grass.
- Dry: Perfume-like with powdery tones and a touch of BPAL’s stone note.
Other Impressions: “Um, jasmine? It’s like a deep, heady flower and some spice.” -Tony