Scent Name: Nigredo V7
Manufacturer: Black Phoneix Alchemy Lab – Prototype: Clearing Out the Cobwebs 2: Dark Delicacies Trunk Show
Scent Description and Notes: None provided
Oil Color: I cannot tell the oil color through the dark brown apothecary bottle.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The scent name is in black handwritten type font written on what looks like a lined paper background. The word “prototype” is in a black version of the font, which is right above the name of the company in the same font.
- ITI: It’s an interesting smoky, resinous blend. It reminds me of the lab’s vetiver and its fire/smoke notes. I think there might be some galbanum in here along with something that is just the tiniest bit green, like menthol.
- Wet: Oh yeah, that’s vetiver with camphor and some kind o f resinous wood underneath, perhaps myrrh, but it is not as sweet as I would normally anticipate it to be.
- Dry: There is a slightly sweet spiciness to the scent as it dries, as if there were a supple brown leather note rubbed with all spice, infused with vetiver and camphor or cedar.
Other Impressions: The main problem I had with this one was that the scent was strong that I started getting a headache from the intense scent even with my hand extended as far away from me as possible. “It smells like tobacco, leather, and spices…mulling spices.” -Tony