Scent Name: Tattie Bogle
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloween 2014
Scent Description and Notes: “Alane upon the field she stood,
The tattie-bogle, tall an’ prood.
But certie, she wis smairt an’ braw,
A bonnie lass, tho’ made o’ straw.
Her gowden hair wis made o’ oo.
Her dentie goon when it wis new
Langsyne, hid been the guidwife’s best.
Sae trigly wis the bogle drest!
The beasts they cam’ frae a’ the airts.
(The tod ran tours frae furrin’ pairts.)
They cam’ by day, they cam’ by nicht,
To see a maist byordnar sicht.
An’ craws an sparras by the score,
A wale o’ burds, mair nor afore.
The fermer roared an’ raged aboot.
‘A’ll cast yon tattie-bogle oot!’
Pair tattie-bogle, she wis wae.
‘Eh!’ said the houlet, ‘Whits a dae?’
He flew doon frae the elder tree.
‘Noo, dry yer e’en an’ herk tae me.
‘See, lassie, tak ma guid advice.
There is nae yiss ye bein’ nice.
Can ye nae glower an’ skreich an’ a’
Tae sen’ thae cooardie burds awa’?’
The bogle grat nae mair: instead
‘A’m much obleeged tae ye,’ she said
‘Ma voice is lood – jist like the craik!’
‘Then sing,’ he said, ‘ for ony sake!’
It chilled the verra bluid tae hear
The bogle’s sang : frae far an’ near
The burds rose up, a’ frichtit sair
An’ nivver cam back ony mair.
Sae should ye pass at skreich o’ day
Alang the road frae Auchenblae,
An’ hear a strange uncanny soun,
That scares the burds for miles aroon,
A soon like pincils on a sclate,
Be on yer way an’ dinna wait.
Ye can be shair as onything
Ye’ve heard the tattie-bogle sing.
Hay, gunpowder, patchouli, autumn herbs, and sun-baked wood.” -BPAL.org
Oil Color: A warm melted butter yellow oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Ralenth. Her label features her decanting information, collection name, date, and the scent name on the front. The back of her label features the scent notes. There is no label art on this decant. The label art she includes on the front features Oogie Boogie in all his glory. The image art that was on the bottle is as follows:
- ITI: This is more like a unisex cologne than I would have anticipated. The gun powder and wood make me think of a vetiver fougere and campfires, while the hay, herbs, and patchouli add a hazy incense that centers the scent wonderfully.
- Wet: I like this more than I thought I would on the skin. While the gun powder is certainly there, the patchouli, sun-baked wood, and autumnal herbs skew this scent more toward a resin that has just a hint of danger under.
- Dry: After a walk and several hours, I’m still really enjoying the sun-dappled hay fields perfumed with faded wood, patchouli, and herbs. There’s a sweet, nostalgic earthiness to this scent that reminds me of late autumns growing up in the rustic Salinas Valley. I wish I had more than an imp of this.
Other Impressions: None.