Scent Name: Ketkrókur
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule Lads: Yule 2015
Scent Description and Notes: “Favorite pastime: collecting meat hooks, sharpening meat hooks, polishing meat hooks. Sleep with one eye open? Labdanum, patchouli, dragon’s blood resin, and clove.
Oil Color: The color of copper glowing from heat, reddened with iron.
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 bold orange font. Her decanting information is in green. The font of the label features the same label art as the bottle, which is the name in light yellow, shadowed font.
- ITI: Well, hello clove. The first note from the imp forcibly assaults my nose. It burns and seethes with the dragon’s blood resin and labdanum, under which the patchouli slowly bubbles in below.
- Wet: Gorgeous! The dragon’s blood resin is still strong, but the clove has mellowed out enough to allow the patchouli to blood, creating a spicy, resinous, light sweet dream for anyone who loves Woody Orientals.
- Dry: After 6 hours, the scent is sweet, resinous, slightly smoky, and just perfection. The resins meld beautifully with soft, slightly powdery labdanum, the the patchouli and clove and a lovely depth to it. On my bottle list you go.
Other Impressions: “Uh, soapy and musky…but nice.” -Tony