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Scent Name: To Kindle a Flame in Our Frozen Veins
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloween 2016: Edith Wharton
Scent Description and Notes: “Till they say, as they hear us – poor dead, poor dead! –
“Just an hour of this, and our age-long bed –
Just a thrill of the old remembered pains
To kindle a flame in our frozen veins,
Just a touch, and a sight, and a floating apart,
As the chill of dawn strikes each phantom heart –
For it’s turn of the year and All Souls’ night,
When the dead can hear, and the dead have sight.”
The dead’s cold black flame: opoponax, elemi, juniper, black musk, leather, and wilted mint.” -BPAL.org
Oil Color: The color of spilled iodine.
Bottle Design and Artwork: 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 similar to this one, but with the correct name:
- ITB: Dark juniper, opoponax, and black musk flecked with mint paint images of early winter forests, while the leather adds in something that reminds me of horses galloping through dense trails.
- Wet: That mint is much more assertive once on my skin, followed by woodsy juniper darkened with inky opoponax and whiffs of deep leather. It’s somewhat medicinal and bitter…almost sharp, distant, but strongly attractive.
- Dry: After 12 hours, not much remains of the scent aside faded must and shadows of opoponax. I think this might work better as a room spray, but I do like it enough to consider keeping the bottle.
Other Impressions: “My eyes feel minty. It’s nice though. Maybe don’t huff the bottle.” -Tony
“K, it smells like a hippy store. Wet, there’s a scent of Pine Sol in there. Um, spice, but leather?” -Brad