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Scent Name:  Burning Book

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Single Note: Event Exclusive Oil: San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive, 7/18/13

Scent Description and Notes: As good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.
— John Milton

Book burning has a long, sordid history of being a tool in efforts to suppress dissenting views. It is a symbolic destruction of ideas, a theatrical ideological exercise in censorship, protest, and fear-mongering.”  –http://blackphoenixalchemylab.tumblr.com/

Oil Color: – I cannot tell the color of the oil by looking into the brown apothecary bottle.

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 and the phrase “Single Note: Burning Book” in parchment small block font against dark teal text boxes framing the top and bottom of the image.  The phrase “CBLDF SDCC Welcome Party 2013” is just above the company name on the bottom, set against the parchment-colored image in dark teal font.  The image itself is of people burning books.


  • ITB: Parchment, ink, and thick leather.  I don’t get burning as much as I do wonderfully bound literature.
  • Wet: Ah, now I get the burning part.  It does smell like burning parchment and thick, smoldering brown leather.  Oh, this is great!
  • Dry:  The scent is thick with smoke and leather, although faint impressions of parchment and perhaps a little ink remain.
Other Impressions: “Leather and chlorine and a little cocoa butter.  It smells like leather by the pool, literally.” -Tony