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Scent Name: Ian

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Only Lovers Left Alive

Scent Description and Notes: Y’know, for a zombie, you’re alright. A flicker of hero worship, tempered by naivety and an innately kind nature: shaggy leather, sweet rum absolute, and patchouli. -http://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/only-lovers-left-alive/

Oil Color: Golden straw.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent, the side features her decanting information, and the front features the company acronym, the title of the scent, the collection, and the date, along with a scent-appropriate image.  The label art for the bottle is below:


  • ITI:  Sweet, almost cloying buttered rum, perhaps spiked with sugar, snuggled against warm, sapper leather and a clean, sophisticated patchouli.
  • Wet:Yes, the rum here is very much a sweetened, buttery rum, while the patchouli is a pleasant, sophisticated note – less earthy than some of the other patchouli notes.  The leather reminds me of a much loved dappled reading chair or briefcase, but very much a brown leather. I imagine this would smell great on my husband, but I also like how it smells on me – a little masculine, but not enough to get me to layer a floral over it.
  • Dry: The notes don’t waver too much, although does of the sweetness dissipates and the leather ages some, which rounds out the scent as a whole.  However, I still smelled strongly of leather, rum, and patchouli *hours* after I applied a few dabs of the oil.  Use it sparingly!

Other Impressions: None.