Amber, amber absolute, Bastet amber absolute, benzoin, chypre, crystal benzoin, Crystal Frankincense, Frankincense, Guiacwood, Halloween, Halloween Resurgence, jasmine, jasmine absolute, labdanum, Lavender, limited edition, moss, NA Chypre accord, NA oudh, NAVA, neroli, oakmoss, oudh, patchouli
Scent Name: Blackout
Manufacturer: Nocturne Alchemy – Halloween Resurgence 2020: Limited Edition
Scent Description and Notes: “NA Chypre accord (labdanum, oakmoss, lavender, patchouli and neroli), Jasmine Absolute, NA Oudh, Bastet Amber Absolute, Mandarin, Clove and Amber accord.” -http://www.zombiiesque.net/
Oil Color: The color of aged brandy.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 1/32 imp decant from Ajevie. The label features the year and the company name across the font in large burgundy and purple font. The back of the label has the company name and scent notes in small black font, while the name of the scent is above that in larger stylized black font. The bottle appears as follows (far right):Image from https://scentbase.com/scents/nocturne-alchemy/blood/2019110516170881
- ITI: I originally bought this one to test out NAVA’s labdanum notes. Upon first sniff, this is more bitter, almost medicinal in its lavender and oakmoss, followed by sweeter, more resinous undertones of labdanum and amber, but not enough to shift the balance away from herbal bitterness yet.
- Wet: This reminds me of twilight, the time of evening when night-blooming jasmine’s exhalations suffuse the air, threaded with the scent wild lavender bushes, a faded ambered labdanum and resinous warmth, and a lone gentle’s trailing dark, mossy chypre. This is absolutely gorgeous on the skin! Very much a shadowy, enticing unisex blend.
- Dry: 6 hours after application, this still has about 1.5″ of throw. Blackout has morphed into something that’s fading crystal frankincense, amber dusted, and honeyed labdanum chypre that feels like the soft caress of bedtime drowsiness. I’m sure this will be even lovelier once aged.
Other Impressions: [Wet] “Old Spice? Like organic Old Spice. Organic fresh Old Spice. Fresh Spice?”-Tony