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Scent Name: Visions of Autumn VII
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloweenie 2014: Visions of Autumn
Scent Description and Notes: “Tobacco absolute, myrrh, opoponax, black sandalwood, and black pepper.” -bpal.org
Oil Color: The color of motor oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a decanted imp. It features the scent notes on the back. The front of the label displays the collection name, scent name, and date, displayed in order to frame the label art:
- ITI: Soft, sensuous opoponax and heady tobacco shine brilliantly upon first sniff. Wow, what a lovely balance. The tobacco absolute is soft and welcoming paired with the resinously delicious myrrh, opoponax, and sandalwood. I don’t get much pepper yet; however, the scent itself reminds me of a rather naughty evening while at Mass.
- Wet: Interesting. I get black pepper, opoponax, and the tobacco absolute, but the notes as a whole are more diluted (save for the pepper) than in the imp. There’s something that reminds me a little of a men’s cologne in here – warm and pleasantly masculine.
- Dry: Wow, that’s smooth and seductive. The tobacco absolute is now sweeter, nearly vanilla-tinged, and more languid on my skin. Much of than has to do with the myrrh and sandalwood, the complexity of which resins amplifies the deliciously alluring quality of the tobacco. There’s a hint of pepper just below the surface, but not enough to make my nose tingle.