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Scent Name: Garden of Death

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Pickman Gallery: Torment & Reverie (9/8/11-11/13/11)

Scent Description and Notes: “GARDEN OF DEATH
Garden of Death, Hugo Simberg.
A harvest of plants that symbolize death in myriad cultures: belladonna accord, iris petals, red poppy, acanthus, manioc, parsley, yam, urd bean, chrysanthemum, acacia, and cypress wood rooted in dark, rich loam.
 -BPAL

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 collection along the bottom in black block font set against a white text field.  The scent name is situated above the image, also in black font and inside a white text box.  The image is a a partial depiction of Simberg’s work of skeletal figures clad in black tending to a sparse garden of death-associated herbs and flowers.

Artwork by Hugo Simberg.

Artwork by Hugo Simberg.

Scent:

  • ITB: Whoo!  That’s very green.  It’s like freshly cut grass and the bitter scent of broken poppy stems.
  • Wet: It’s really bitter in its greenness.  I can discern the parsley, acanthus, belladonna, spicy chrysanthemum and the sweetly floral iris.  The jury is still out on this one.
  • Dry: It’s a bit more floral from the iris and mellow from the manioc, although the belladonna and acanthus are still just as present.  There is a little loam tone to this, but not much. This is much prettier once dried, although if you love really green scents, give this a try.
Other Impressions: None.
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