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Scent Name: Nevar
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Fragmented Alice (Retail Exclusive)
Scent Description and Notes: “Black plum and opium poppy with violet leaf and petal, white musk, indigo, incense smoke, olibanum, vetiver, and cacao.“ -http://centuryguild.net/products/nevar-bpal
Oil Color:A raw honey color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Absinthetics. On the back, she has the notes of the scent, the name of the scent in orange bold font, and her decanting information in green. The font of the label is a copy of the artwork associated with the scent, such as below:
- ITI: On first sniff, the scent is rather smoky – opium poppy and wafting vetiver overwhelm the other notes completely. After some time, I can tease out the indigo, musk, and plum, but not much else.
- Wet: Wow, much more complex on my skin. The opium is much stronger now and the incense cuts through the vetiver along with the musk and indigo, making for a really interesting combination when paired with the violet, like a Victorian head shop where you’d expect to have high tea set against luxurious silk pillows obscured by billowing opium smoke.
- Dry: It’s soft from the swirling incense and “blue” in a sense from the vetiver, violet leaf, indigo, and musk. It’s a bit strong at first, but it certainly tones down to something a bit more wearable, but still heady and indolent.
Other Impressions: None.