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Scent Name: The Mournful Influence of the Unperceived Shadow
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloweenies 2017: The Tell-Tale Heart
Scent Description and Notes: “I knew what the old man felt, and pitied him, although I chuckled at heart. I knew that he had been lying awake ever since the first slight noise, when he had turned in the bed. His fears had been ever since growing upon him. He had been trying to fancy them causeless, but could not. He had been saying to himself — “It is nothing but the wind in the chimney — it is only a mouse crossing the floor,” or “It is merely a cricket which has made a single chirp.” Yes, he had been trying to comfort himself with these suppositions: but he had found all in vain. All in vain; because Death, in approaching him had stalked with his black shadow before him, and enveloped the victim. And it was the mournful influence of the unperceived shadow that caused him to feel — although he neither saw nor heard — to feel the presence of my head within the room.
Unutterable dread: thick black patchouli, shadow musk, myrrh, and threads of hot saffron mired in sweet, viscous labdanum.”-https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/weenies-2017/the-mournful-influence-of-the-unperceived-shadow/
Oil Color: It reminds me of watered down molasses.
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: Dark resins teem with labdanum, aged patchouli, and something that reminds me of cinnamon Neccos while inky shadows pulse in the undergrowth. I’m excited to skin test this one!
- Wet: Oddly enough, the myrrh is much less prominent on my skin. Instead, the shadow musk and saffron drift forth, soft yet still unmistakably foreboding with the labdanum and patchouli. I like it, but I wish the myrrh was as prevalent as it was in the bottle.
- Dry: This is even better once dried. The scent looses much of its Necco sweetness. Instead, I’m left with a sweetened, resinous and richly beautiful myrrh note bolstered by very faint labdanum light and pleasant patchouli note in the distance. There’s just a touch of musk, but it no longer is inky and dark, but brown and fuzzy, enhancing the gorgeous myrrh note. I’d say that if you love myrrh, this is something you should try.
Other Impressions: None.