Scent Name: Groan of Mortal Terror
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloweenies 2017: The Tell-Tale Heart
Scent Description and Notes: “Presently I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was the groan of mortal terror. It was not a groan of pain or of grief — oh, no! — it was the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged with awe. I knew the sound well. Many a night, just at midnight, when all the world slept, it has welled up from my own bosom, deepening, with its dreadful echo, the terrors that distracted me. I say I knew it well.
Opaque grey amber and opoponax swelling up like thick smoke, pressed under the weight of baleful tobacco.” https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/weenies-2017/groan-of-mortal-terror/
Oil Color: The color of caramelized sugar.
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: Rich tobacco and amber surge up and swirl around the opoponax. There’s almost a burnt sugar undertone to this combination as well.
- Wet: The scent smells much the same on my skin so far. The tobacco is really nice, but I wish the “grey” aspect of the amber came through more.
- Dry: This stays true to first impressions, at least my skin. If you like tobacco and smoky resins, then give this one a try.
Other Impressions: “It smells like black pepper, prunes, and violet. It’s…not bad! Violet and black pepper are definitely the stronger aspect, but there’s a sweetness that smells like prunes.” -Tony