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Scent Name: Nightmare
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Land of Dreams: 3/6/12 – 5/8/12
Scent Description and Notes: “I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand—
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep—while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
Black currant, black orchid, lavender, black dammar, myrrh, oakmoss, champaca flower, and mandrake root.“ – BPAL
Oil Color: – (Cannot tell in brown apothecary bottles)
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label features the name of the company along with collection in white block font in a black field bordering the image. The image itself is of a compass point and part of a compass, but one that is sketched rather than a single line. The name of the scent is in black block font right at the East compass point.
- In the Bottle (ITB): It’s somewhat green while being floral and resinous at the same time.
- Wet: Much more earthy now. I get oakmoss, mandrake, champaca flower, impressions of currant and lavender, and perhaps the softly resinous and uplifting scent of dammar.
- Dry: It’s faint and powdery after a few hours, but I can tease out the champaca and the dammar.