Scent Name: The Eye of a Vulture
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloweenies 2017: The Tell-Tale Heart
Scent Description and Notes: “It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture — a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees — very gradually — I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.
Milky white fluid obfuscating a pale, lilac-blue iris.
Oil Color: Clear on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant which features the scent information on back and the image that would be on the bottle on front. The label art is as featured:
- ITI: Phew. It smells like milk that has just started to curdle, body sweat, buggy iris, and lilac that is screaming beneath the rather unpleasant oppressive smells. This scent is certainly evocative of a bodily malady. I’m not too sure how I feel about putting it on my skin….eek!
- Wet: It starts out a little better. The milk smells less spoiled and more like tea milk with baby oil… but then the iris kicks in with its insect-like tone that immediately turns me off on the scent. The lilac is pretty though – soft, very purple, and true to form. If it weren’t for the iris the milk and the lilac might have made for a nice pair.
- Dry: The dry-down is surprisingly pleasant in comparison to sniffing it in the imp. The milk turns almost like vanilla musk with a touch of milk followed by something that reminds me of a gently lilac-scented sachet I had as a child.
Other Impressions: This one is a morpher, so be sure to try it on your skin and let it dry down before final judgement.