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Scent Name: The Mountebank
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Fool’s Journey: The Magician – Aspects of the Magician
Scent Description and Notes: “The Hustler, the Scoundrel, the Grifter, using the magic of misdirection, charm, and subtlety to swindle his way through this world, and through all worlds, seen and unseen. Eloquent and glib, he is the quintessential knave. He is the Guardian of Gamblers and the Protector of Con-Men.
A confidence trick: leather, sweet balsam, white sandalwood, thieves’ rosin, and dusty lavender.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/the-fools-journey/the-mountebank/
Oil Color: Colorless.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Mystery 213. Her label features the scent notes and her decanter information on the back. The front has the name of the scent and company name along with the label art, which is as follows:
- ITI: That is much sweeter than I had anticipated. My first impression is vanilla candied lavender atop a balsam dais. Yum!
- Wet: Oh god, the lavender is heavenly! Seriously, it’s soft, dusty, pale lavender with faint vanilla and some sensuously delicious sandalwood. I imagine a French boudoir, bay windows, bedecked with gauzy silk, thrown open to the lavender-laden breeze.
- Dry: Wow! Thick, heavy, musky vanilla-ed resins mix languidly with sugared lavender and honeyed sandalwood. It’s luxurious, languid, and decidedly seductive. I usually associate resins with sexiness, but this is one unexpected and decisively sexy floral that I plan to add to my rotation!
Other Impressions: “It’s like cardamom and those decorative rose guest soaps that you were never allowed to use. However, after 5-10 minutes, it develops! It’s richer and sweeter now, becoming more natural when it looses the false rose tones. That develops nicely!” -Tony