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Scent Name: Vampire Bourbon Patchouli Bat
Manufacturer: Nocturne Alchemy – Halloween Resurgence: Patchouli Bat Halloween – Limited Edition 2020
Scent Description and Notes: “Golden and Black Patchouli essential oils slow-drip blended into our Bourbon Vanille Absolute, Sugared Vanilla pods with hints of Oak and Hinoki wood.” -https://scentbase.com/scents/nocturne-alchemy/vampire-bourbon-patchouli-bat/20190914124614151
Oil Color: A orange-brushed bronze colored oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom and features the name of the scent in cursive cream and patchouli brown aligned to the left. To the right is what looks like a negative image of a bat with wings outstretched. The bottle appears as follows:
- ITB: Mmm, wow! Golden tones of honeyed patchouli swirl around deeper, darker, earthier patchouli tendrils laced with throaty bourbon vanilla, sugar-crusted vanilla, and papery, dry woods tinged with the vaguest undertone of lemon from the hinoki note.
- Wet: Lush and languid honeyed patchouli over rich, loamy earthy patchouli set the stage, evokes an image of myself swathed in dark red velvet and reclining on a chase, smoke curling from my opera-length cigarette holder, which is snaking clouds of slightly smoked bourbon sugar-rubbed wood tipped with vanilla bean pods. Glorious!
- Dry: This has some incredible longevity! After 16 hours, I still smell gloriously sensuous patchouli sweetened with sugared bourbon and a delightfully dark black vanilla pod with the subtlest suggestion of wood. I went to sleep with this on the night before and now my pillow smells absolute decadent heaven.
Other Impressions: “I don’t know with the F that is! Is that a sexy persimmon? It’s like a sexy persimmon smoking a pipe. It’s really interesting.” -Tony