Act III: Fiat Nox, almond oil, aloe, black myrrh, black orchid, BPAL, carnaval diabolique, Carnaval Diabolique: Act iii fiat nox, carnaval diabolique: act III the snake pit, Cedar, embalming herbs, herb, jasmine, Lavender, Moroccan jasmine, myrrh, olive, olive blossom, orchid, paperwhites, peppermint, Rose, sandalwood, thyme, tomb dust, white sandalwood
Scent Name: Esche, A Vision of Life-In-Death
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Carnaval Diabolique, Act III: Fiat Nox
Scent Description and Notes: “Moving counter-clockwise through the room, you come upon the next stage. The backdrop is shredded, and seems to have been torn in a fury. On the remaining half of the canvas, you can barely make out a faded illustration of the sun setting over a pyramid. On the center of the platform, an elaborate golden sarcophagus has been set upright and propped up towards the edge of the stage. Beside it, upon the ground, sits a hooded lantern. A woman’s image is painted on the front of the sarcophagus, and upon the gold limned body, a tale is being told in hieroglyphics: scenes of murder, carnage, and grotesque, mad passion. Although you do not know the language, the inscription upon the tomb translates within your mind, and the words burn behind your eyes as if they were written in blood and fire: “The Guardian will never part the veil for her soul. Mighty Sutekh, have pity on us all.” A thin, dark-skinned man wearing a linen loincloth climbs onto the stage. His form is frail and withered, he is impossibly old, yet his long, straight hair is as black as the night skies. With solemn, reverential gravity, he slowly moves the casket lid aside. Within the box, you see a skeletal figure wrapped in stained, ragged cloths, draped in a mauve cloth. The dark-skinned man bends low, and lights the lanterna magica. From within the glass, images begin to form, and glowing alchemical symbols cast their eerie light onto the mummy. As the lights touch the creature, the desiccated body swells, and with horrific, agonizing slowness, a woman’s form begins to appear within the wrappings. At her chest, the rotted wrappings burst, exposing sinew and the glinting white bones of her ribs. Her hands reach towards her face, and with a screech of agony and eons-long rage, she tears the gauze from her glittering black eyes.
The perfume of life-in-death: embalming herbs, black myrrh, white sandalwood, black orchid, paperwhites, olive blossom, tomb dust, and Moroccan jasmine.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/carnaval-diabolique/carnaval-diabolique-2015/eshe-a-vision-of-life-in-death/
Paperwhites is Narcissus papyraceus ranges in smell from an indolic musk to dirty socks.
Oil Color: A joyfully bright marmalade color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted from an original bottle by ralenth, whose decanting information appears down the side of the label. The back features the scent notes while the front of the label contains the collection information, the image art, the scent name, and the date decanted (09/2015) The original label art is as follows below.
- ITI: Ooh, that’s a lovely, soft, papery floral with undertones of rose next to gentle dusted lavender and a flash of embalming herbs, jasmine, and cedar, a breath of life from settled dust and funerary florals.
- Wet: Embalming herbs enrobed in rose petals and ghostly jasmine sambac, exhaling tones of aloe, orchid, and dusty sandalwood ash atop a cedar wood brazier
- Dry: After 6 hours, much of the scent has dissipated save for vague impressions of soft myrrh, rose, and a touch of roundness from the olive blossom.
Other Impressions: “It’s violet rose for sure and a little bit of that pink center of a Jawbreaker.” -Tony