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Scent Name:  All That I Possess

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Crimson Peak: In Memoriam

Scent Description and Notes:I am here with all that I possess, Sir – A name, a patch of land and the will to make it yield. The least you can grant me is the courtesy of your time and the chance to prove it to you, and these fine gentlemen, that my will, dear Sir, is at the very least, as strong as yours.

Amber, clove and leather takes shape through the scent of raw determination; a fortitude born of having nothing left to lose. In the background, guiac wood, white sandalwood, and myrrh forms the dust of long-forgotten aspirations and hope on the verge of being forever relinquished.” -BPAL.org

Oil Color: Colorless on my skin.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml brown apothecary bottle.  The label extends just under halfway around the bottom.  The label features the name of the company along the bottom in a thin white block font along the bottom.  The name of the scent takes up the largest portion of the label in tall Crimson-Peak stylized block font.  Just over the scent name is a different font, white, block, and more spaced out that displays the name of the collection.  Above that is a smaller bold bock font featuring the phrase “Indulge Your Dark Side.”  All of this is set against a black and smoke Crimson Peak logo. 

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Image courtesy of Tiah Schindelheim Rodriguez.

Scent:

  • ITB: Black leather, dust, and  ground clove meet my nose.  There’s  something in here that reminds  me of polish with cool undertones, but I’m not sure where I’m getting that from.
  • Wet: On first application, it’s leather first then  a dusty clove, but given a few minutes, the scent deeps and develops some lovely complexity. Woods and heavy spice dusted over dark leather.  The clove note is dark and aromatic akin to Clove Cigarettes, but the guiac wood and resins and a strangely cavernous or vaulting depth to the scent, like Gothic vaulted ceilings.
  • Dry:  A soft, almost mulling-spice clove  perfumed with a hint of myrrh and amber are the only notes that I can discern with some effort after 6 hours of wear.  I wish it had a bit more staying power, but I am enjoying it even if I must reapply. 

Other Impressions: None.