Scent Name: Edith Cushing
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Crimson Peak: In Memoriam
Scent Description and Notes: “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind: pearlescent vanilla musk with white sandalwood, grey amber, white patchouli, ambrette seed, and oudh.” -BPAL.org
Oil Color: A crystalline white wine color, thin and delicate.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me, although I’m not sure by whom. The label just contains the scent name written in pink pen. The label art that appeals on the bottle is as follows:
- ITI: Dusky, aged vanilla musk, a ghost of pale amber, and softly resinous sandalwood and crumbling patchouli remind me of decaying lace curtains and gently swaying cobwebs.
- Wet: Soft, delicate, and etheral, for sure. The vanilla musk and fragile patchouli are threaded together with ghostly grey amber, bone-white sandalwood, and a hint of ambrette and oudh. As it starts to settle, the amber and vanilla warm and take on a creamier undertone underneath the lacy pale resins, which bloom, porcelain perfumed.
- Dry: After an hour, the scent still tends heavily toward grey amber and pale vanilla musk tinted with sandalwood and a hint of frail patchouli and oudh. The ambrette ads a touch of sweetness, but the scent is still heavily one of perfumed gauzy resins. Hauntingly beautifully and sophisticated.
Other Impressions: “I can’t pick out anything in particular, but it smells purple. That’s the best way I can describe it, like there’s something in there that should be purple.” -Tony