Scent Name: Touched Twice
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Last Unicorn: Super-Limited Edition: 8/6/11, 2p-6p PDT
Scent Description and Notes: “TOUCHED TWICE
It was long that the unicorn stood by Prince Lír before she touched him with her horn. For all that her quest had ended joyously, there was weariness in the way she held herself, and a sadness in her beauty that Molly had never seen. It suddenly seemed to her that the unicorn’s sorrow was not for Lír but for the lost girl who could not be brought back; for the Lady Amalthea, who might have lived happily ever after with the prince. The unicorn bowed her head, and her horn glanced across Lír’s chin as clumsily as a first kiss.
He sat up blinking, smiling at something long ago. “Father,” he said in a quick, wondering voice. “Father, I had a dream.” Then he saw the unicorn, and he rose to his feet as the blood on his face began to shine and move again. He said, “I was dead.”
The unicorn touched him a second time, over the heart, letting her horn rest there for a little space. They were both trembling. Prince Lír put his hands out to her like words. She said, “I remember you. I remember.”
As delicate as life, as gentle as death, and as powerful as love: sheer, luminescent vanilla musk with frangipani, red sandalwood, frankincense, champaca flower, coconut, rose absolute, white cyclamen, Himalayan mogra, angelica, and white oud.” -BPAL
Cyclamen: Is a flowering tuber that smells sweetly delicate, and often described as a “transparent” scent.
Mogra: This is jasmine sambac, or jasmine with a slight cedar quality.
Oil Color: A slightly orangish pink peony color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). Rlaenth decanting this one for me, recording the scent notes in cursive font along the back. The front features the words in a dark grey or light black color that read “Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn” at the very top. Just below that in a mavued fuchsia field box is white text that features the name of the scent. The image is a beautifully rendered pencil drawing of the last unicorn giving life back to the fallen price by touching her horn to his chest.
- Label art was created by Renae De Liz, the artist on IDW Publishing’s six-issue comic miniseries of The Last Unicorn. Renae worked on The Last Unicorn comic with her husband, colorist Ray Dillon. – BPAL
- In the Imp (ITI): Coconut, frangipani, rose absolute sweet musk, and something that’s faint and delicate – perhaps the cyclamen.
- Wet: Beautifully pink and frilly white with hints of pale lavender – for some reason, colors come to mind before notes. Ocne I get down to business I get ripe coconut flesh, white oud, vanilla, subtle mogra, blooming rose absolute and exotic frangipani. It’s something rather special.
- Dry: It’s faint after 14 hours of wear, but I can still make out the lush coconut, fragrant frangipani, sweet rose, and undertones of musk
Other Impressions: “It smells like rose and amber. It’s interesting. I like it!” -Tony