Scent Name: Spirits of the Dead
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – A Demon in My View
Scent Description and Notes: “Thy soul shall find itself alone
‘Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy.
Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness – for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.
The night, though clear, shall frown,
And the stars shall not look down
From their high thrones in the Heaven
With light like hope to mortals given,
But their red orbs, without beam,
To thy weariness shall seem
As a burning and a fever
Which would cling to thee for ever.
Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish,
Now are visions ne’er to vanish;
From thy spirit shall they pass
No more, like dew-drop from the grass.
The breeze, the breath of God, is still,
And the mist upon the hill
Shadowy, shadowy, yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token.
How it hangs upon the trees,
A mystery of mysteries!
A shuddering white scent, of ghostly breath and stony silence: dry tea leaf, linden blossom, papyrus, orris and coffin wood.“ -BPAL
Oil Color: – I cannot tell the color of the oil by looking into the blue apothecary bottle.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 5ml standard older blue apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label features the name of the company in thin white font partway from the bottom. The collection name is in the same font along the top. The scent name is in Egyptian-esque font along the middle. The entire image is framed in ghosts and spooky trees come alive.
- ITB: I get dry tea leaf and linden blossom from the initial sniff. It’s already a bit haunting, but beautiful.
- Wet: The linden blossom is a bit clearer here, but the tea leaf and papyrus are not far behind. There is a faint powderiness from the orris root, but I’m not picking up any of the coffin wood yet.
- Dry: After a few hours, the orris root becomes more apparent, but it still contends with the linden blossoms and the dry tea leaf.