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Scent Name:  Mr. Nancy

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –Neil Gaiman: Anansi Boys

Scent Description and Notes:  Before Fat Charlie’s father had come into the bar, the barman had been of the opinion that the whole karaoke evening was going to be an utter bust; but then the little old man had sashayed into the room, walked past the table of several blonde women with the fresh sunburns and smiles of tourists…He had tipped his hat to them, for he wore a hat, a spotless green fedora, and lemon-yellow gloves, and then he walked over to their table. They giggled….He was older than they were, much, much older; but he was charm itself, like something from a bygone age when fine manners and courtly gestures were worth something. The barman relaxed. With someone like this in the bar, it was going to be a good evening.

Sugar cookies with bay rum, tobacco, and lime.” – BPAL

Oil Color:  A light white wine color.

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz).  The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in black block letters outlined in red.  The name of the overarching collection (Neil Gaiman) is above the scent in small, black block font.  On the bottom is the for supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.  The back features the customary Phoenix and information.

Image of Neil Gaiman from www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Image of Neil Gaiman from http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com


  • ITI:  It smells like sugar and key lime.  I don’t get the overly food tone I would have expected with a sugar cookie note.  I’m hoping it maintains this balance, especially because I’m hesitant with foody smells.
  • Wet:  Interesting.  The bay rum emerges once applied to my skin, but the lime and faint sugar notes are still present.  When I inhale deeply, I can get the impression of the tobacco, but it hasn’t fully emerged as a middle or top note.  Overall, however, I like this.  It reminds me of a nice mojito.
  • Dry:  The baked aspect of the sugar cookie has appeared, but I’m pleasantly surprised, especially because when combined with the sugar, lime, bay rum, and tobacco, it’s actually a very pleasing scent!
Other Impressions:  None.