Scent Name: The Air and the Ether
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2017: An Evening with the Spirits
Scent Description and Notes: “But on what could an impression be left? An impression of such a nature becomes a material thing and implies a material nexus, however subtle. So far as we know there are only two things there, the air and the ether. The air is a mobile thing and could not carry a permanent impression. But is the ether a mobile thing? It is pictured as a most delicate medium with vibrating currents flowing in it, but it seems to me that a most tenuous jelly with quivers and thrills would be a closer analogy. We could conceive the whole material universe embedded in and interpenetrated by this subtle material, which would not necessarily change its position since it is too fine for wind or any coarser material to influence it. I feel that I am rushing in where even Lodges fear to tread, but if it should prove to be as I suggest then we should have that permanent screen on which shadows are thrown. The block of ether upon the stairs is the same that it always was, and so conveys the impression from the past.
– the Edge of the Unknown, Arthur Conan Doyle
Gentle, almost imperceptible, permeating all things: pale amber vibrating with ambergris and a thread of lavender.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/yule-2017/the-air-and-the-ether/
Oil Color: Colorless.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a decanted imp. It features the collection name and notes on the back of the label and a copy of the label art on front:
- ITI: Well, hello there, French lavender and ambergris. My, don’t we make an enticing yet soothing pair!
- Wet: Gosh, the lavender really is a beautiful note in this blend, so much so that I don’t mind it overshadowing the amber or ambergris, which lend the lavender note a bit of warmth, but don’t stand out individually. I do hope those develop a bit.
- Dry: Wow, this is lovely! A gorgeously golden amber wraps itself around the lavender, keeping the herbal note soft and ephemeral, while the ambergris buoys up both notes in a hammock of musky bliss. Yes, I will have a bottle of this.