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Scent Name: Grand Guignol: Thanatos
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Retail Exclusive: Century Guild – Grand Guignol
Scent Description and Notes: “GRAND GUIGNOL: THANATOS
All stage blood and pantomimed gore: black myrrh and murky opoponax with beeswax, Oman frankincense, rosewood, black tea leaf, bourbon vanilla, sugar cane, vetiver, and Daemonorops.“ -BPAL
Oil Color: I cannot tell from the brown apothecary bottle.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml brown apothecary bottle. The label features a poster-like image of an orange skeleton clothed in word wings and crowned embracing a red woman. The text is a swirly yellow font forming the name of the collection and scent name at the top, then transforming into a border along both sides. The name of the company is displayed in the skeleton’s wings and the word “Malleus” is below the image.
- ITB: Smooth bourbon vanilla with sweet beeswax, sugar cane, myrrh, and a touch of tea. It’s more foody than I had anticipated, but not enough to dissuade me from testing it.
- Wet: I wasn’t expecting the black tea leaf and rosewood to come out so strongly, but the are the top notes I smell as soon as it hits my skin. Close behind is the beeswax, sugar, and bourbon vanilla, giving the scent a creamy and sweet tone. I can pick up a touch of opoponax and a camphor quality of the daemonoropos resin. It’s not a heavy scent or one that has a significant throw, but it is much more pleasant on the skin than in the bottle.
- Dry: It’s sweet and creamy with a hint of powder (most likely from the frankincense) now that it has dried. The bourbon vanilla, sugar, beeswax, black tea, and myrrh combine into a rather pretty scent.
Other Impressions: “Powdery and musky. I like it.” -Tony