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Scent Name:  Mad Sweeney

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –Neil Gaiman: American Gods

Scent Description and Notes:  “Coin tricks is it?” asked Sweeney, his chin raising, his scruffy beard bristling. “Why, if it’s coin tricks we’re doing, watch this.”

He took an empty glass from the table. Then he reached out and took a large coin, golden and shining, from the air. He dropped it into the glass. He took another gold coin from the air and tossed it into the glass, where it clinked against the first. He took a coin from the candle flame of a candle on the wall, another from his beard, a third from Shadow’s empty left hand, and dropped them, one by one, into the glass. Then he curled his fingrs over the glass, and blew hard, and several more golden coins dropped into the glass from his hand. He tipped the glass of sticky coins into his jacket pocket, and then tapped the pocket to show, unmistakably, that it was empty.

“There,” he said. “That’s a coin trick for you.”

Barrel-aged whiskey and oak.” – BPAL

Oil Color:  A clear aged hay 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:  I don’t get whiskey and oak as much as I get strong acetone plus cherry brandy.
  • Wet:  There really isn’t much of a change once applied to my skin.  Although as soon as I give it time to start settling, the cherry aspect begins to die down while the whiskey clearly ramps up.
  • Dry:  I’ll give it credit where credit is due.  It’s a morpher.  Now it’s whiskey, clove, nutmeg, and oak.  It’s rather pleasant once dried.  It’s just getting there that’s the problem for me.
Other Impressions:  None.