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Scent Name:  Aubin Grandpied Bunmanchi, Childhood Playmate 

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Event Exclusive:  Emerald City Comicon, 3/28/14–3/30/14

Scent Description and Notes: Ward of Lord Richard Sasquets, Aubin grew up in the shadow of the ancient house in which he was reared. Quiet, moody, and reserved, his love for Lady Cecily goes unspoken and unrequited: pale fur, lavender water, Corsican immortelle, white thyme, benzoin absolute, ambergris accord, and sorrowful carrot seed. -BPAL

Oil Color: I cannot tell from 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 main character against a slightly pea-green background.  The name of the company is near the bottom of the mostly white label in standard black block font.  The title of the scent is in a larger, shadowed Serif font, the shadow for which is a mossy brown.  Above that, centered on the white background is the image of Aubin in a cameo style, just like the image below (top left).

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Scent: 

  • ITB:  I initially thought I would be able to get away from ECCC without any of these.  However, for Aubin and I, it was love at first sniff.  The ambergris accord, one of my favorite notes, is warm and enticing, providing the perfect bed upon which the lavender, thyme, and benzoin rest.  I second the idea that it is similar to TKO, although perhaps not as sexy and sweet (sans vanilla), but much more comforting and dreamy.
  • Wet:  Absolutely gorgeous French lavender, warm ambergris, thyme and benzoin with a slightly bitter tone (but not overpowering, so it actually is a welcomed addition), and hints of carrot seed and light fur.  It’s light petting a soft, white bunny sitting amongst a field of lavender.
  • Dry:  Gosh, this scent is amazing.  Even when dry, it still maintains a dreamy, hazy and comforting quality. The benzoin is very noticeable now, tinged with carrot seed around the edges, complemented by light lavender, time, and the dainty floral of immortelle.  While the ambergris is not as strong as it used it be, there is still a lovely musky tone that just amplifies the notes in the best possible way.  This is certainly a keeper!

Other Impressions: “Lemongrass and oregano. It’s alright.” -Tony

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