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Scent Name: Bastet

Manufacturer: Nocturne Alchemy – Halloween 2016

Scent Description and Notes: “‘Preparing for the Halloween Masquerade I wanted a perfume that was subliminal and still very sensual and feline as I walked the ballroom floor peering through the mask of a Cat Goddess. With the purrfect blend of soft spices, Bastet Amber, Crystalline, soft incense, Black Sugar and Blue Purnima (Bastet Incense Accord), I was ready to embrace the evening with the moon high in the distance looking out past the guests and into the Halloween night.'” ~Bastet
” – http://www.nocturnealchemy.com/ha20ban.html

Oil Color: Clear.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The company has its website in lowercase black font along the bottom of the label just underneath a Vapothecary.  Above that is an image of an angry Jack O Lantern, and above tat is “sample” in larger, all caps font. The entire label is a cool silver color, the color of the silver label dots one might find at Office Max. The back of  the label displays the name of the scent in larger black capitalized font. Along the spine is the phrase “Perfume Vile” in an Arabic-inspired font in a rusty pink color.


  • ITI:  It’s oddly sweet, resin-imbued, and somewhat floral.  It reminds me of molasses cookies topped with candied ginger.
  • Wet: The black sugar, incense, and crystalline notes are the most evident when first allied.  Spice emerges slightly thereafter, but the combination of spices reads more as baking spice than as distinct notes like clove or nutmeg.
  • Dry:  After a good 12 hours, the scent is faint on my skin -black sugar and a touch of the impression of incense.  This is a pass for me. 

Other Impressions: None.