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Scent Name: Stealthily, Stealthily
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloweenies 2017: The Tell-Tale Heart
Scent Description and Notes: “When I had waited a long time, very patiently, without hearing him lie down, I resolved to open a little — a very, very little crevice in the lantern. So I opened it — you cannot imagine how stealthily, stealthily — until, at length a simple dim ray, like the thread of the spider, shot from out the crevice and fell full upon the vulture eye.
It was open — wide, wide open — and I grew furious as I gazed upon it. I saw it with perfect distinctness — all a dull blue, with a hideous veil over it that chilled the very marrow in my bones; but I could see nothing else of the old man’s face or person: for I had directed the ray as if by instinct, precisely upon the damned spot.
A dim ray upon the vulture eye: smoked violets and bulbous orris, threads of crumbling lavender, and wet iris butter.”-https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/weenies-2017/stealthily-stealthily/
Oil Color: The color of fireweed honey.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant which features the scent information on back and the image that would be on the bottle on front. The label art is as featured:
- ITI: Insect laden iris immediately turns me off, much like the vulture-like eye that inspired the scent. Violet attempts to enfold the abrasive note in its gentle and delightfully feminine embrace, yet the lavender throws discord into the mix. Hmm.
- Wet: The lavender erupts on my skin, only to catch itself momentarily on the iris. Thankfully, my skin is amping this particular version of lavender, so the iris isn’t as off-putting. The violet is very gentle underneath the two top notes while I do get a touch of orris just beneath. It’s much better on the skin.
- Dry: After six hours, all that’s left on my skin is gentle orris and faded violets with a touch of iris butter.
Other Impressions: None.