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Scent Name: The Umbrella Incident
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2018: Lilith’s Winter Travelogue – Yuletide with Lilith
Scent Description and Notes: “Travel brings educational experiences that you just can’t predict. We visited the German Spy Museum in Berlin on a whim, and Lilith learned all about the history of espionage, data encryption, cryptography, and cypher machines, poisons and truth serums, and the strange and clever artifacts of Cold War spycraft. For me, the most interesting part was the Stasi’s collection of scent samples of German dissidents. For Lilith, the best part of the museum was dodging beams in the laserparcours, full Mission Impossible-style.
Here, Lilith is inspecting the poisons exhibit after watching a reel about the Bulgarian umbrella.
Leather shoe phones, the gleaming metal of a M-125-3 Fialka cipher machine, a femme fatale’s heady, dark perfume, and a breath of castor bean accord.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/in-memoriam/liliths/liliths-winter-travelogue/the-umbrella-incident-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: Colorless.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml BPAL brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in large shadowed block, white letters along the bottom of the bottle, while the name of the company is at just below that in smaller white block font. The label art is as follows:
- ITB: Well, that does smell like James Bond and his femme fatale – polished leather shoes, a gleam of metal, a dash of aftershave, and a sensuous combination of castor bean accord and jasmine dusting powder.
- Wet: The metal amps a bit more, as does whatever reads as aftershave. There’s a clean, sophisticated tone that I like, laced with jasmine now bright on the skin.
- Dry: After 10 hours, I smell metallic parts over faded cologne powder with a hint of floral sweetness. Not bad.
Other Impressions: “It smells like generic cologne.” -Tony