Act II, almond, almond milk, black patchouli, BPAL, carnaval diabolique, coconut, coconut hull, High John the Conqueror root, milk, patchouli, pine, pine bark, sarsaparilla, smoke, tobacco, tobacco smoke, white pine, white pine bark
Scent Name: The Organ Grinder
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Carnaval Diabolique, Act II: Fiat Nox
Scent Description and Notes: “A handsome, dark-skinned man weaves and dances his way through the crowd. Veves have been burned into the face of his old acoustic guitar, which he strums casually as he strolls though the crowd. A winged Capuchin monkey is balanced on his shoulder, holding out a rusty metal cup. The guitar player’s melancholy chords begin to mingle strangely with a cacophonous jangling sound. The discordant symphony grows and swells as he moves toward a cloaked and hooded figure; this spectre’s skeletal hands operate a dilapidated barrel organ that stands at a crossroads in the midway. As they come together, the music hits a nightmarish crescendo; your heart heaves with longings unfulfilled, your vision swims, and your head is filled with whispered incantations and gallows secrets. In that instant, you suddenly understand the profundity of deals made in Heaven and Hell, and the price of desire.
Almond milk, sarsaparilla, tobacco smoke, High John the Conqueror root, coconut hull, black patchouli and white pine bark.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/carnaval-diabolique/carnaval-diabolique-2015/organ-grinder/
Oil Color: The color of dried apricots.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted from an original bottle. The label only displays the name of the scent, the collection and company name along with the date (09/2015) on the front with the scent notes on the back. I don’t know who originally decanted it. The original label art is as follows below.
- ITI: Heady tobacco smoke laced with almond milk and a flash of coconut husk and giddy sarsaparilla, all of which is darkened by pine bark and a deeply methol-like patchouli. Sinisterly melodic, this scent shifts and twines under the nose.
- Wet: Sweet almond milk fleshed with coconut is muddled together with flourished of sarsaparilla and a deep thurmming drive of tobacco smoke and sweet patchouli. Just a thread of silvered, astringent pine bark becomes apparent and moves through the bassy tobacco and patchouli with deft ease.
- Dry: Deliciously warm, chewy tobacco tinted with honeyed patchouli intertwined with very thin notes of pine bark and just a flash of sarsaparilla. Enjoyable!
Other Impressions: “It smells like peppercorn and brown sugar.” -Tony