Scent Name: Upon Man and Upon Beast
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Plagues of Egypt
Scent Description and Notes: ‘Take to you handfuls of ashes of the fornace, and let Moses sprinkle it towards the heauen, in the sight of Pharaoh: And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall bee a boyle breaking forth with blaines, vpon man and vpon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. And they tooke ashes of the fornace, and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses sprinkled it vp toward heauen: and it became a boile breaking forth with blaines, vpon man and vpon beast.
Dry patchouli and white sandalwood oozing with lesions of labdanum, wet red cherry, and opoponax.‘ – http://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/plagues-of-egypt/upon-man-upon-beast/
Oil Color: A coffee liquor color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This was an imp decanted by Strangemodegirl, which features a small partial label with the name of the scent on top on a stylized font, the name of the collection bellow it in slightly larger font, which is surrounded by ankhs on either side. The title of the company is in a of the scent below the collection, and the decanting information is at the very bottom of the label.
- ITI: The red cherry, sandalwood, patchouli and opoponax are all clearly evident in the vial, although the combination of the three remind me of a sweet Dragon’s Blood. I do wish the smokiness of the labdanum was a bit more evident because the scent is a bit too sweet for me as it stands.
- Wet: Ah, it’s much more resinous on on my skin, much less cherry, which I’m enjoying. The laudanum is now thick and pendulous, lending the sandalwood and patchouli a more ominous and foreboding tone.
- Dry: Ah, this is the thickly resinous scent for which I was hoping. Swaths of patchouli coil around the opoponax and sandalwood, woodsy and intoxicating. The cherry adds just a touch of sweet that keeps the scent from being entirely too earthy.
Other Impressions: “It smells like Nag Champa.” -Tony