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Scent Name: Vital Fluid
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2018: An Evening with The Spirits
Scent Description and Notes: “Modern philosophy has admitted a plenum or universal principle of fluid matter, which occupies all space; and that as all bodies moving in the world, abound with pores, this fluid matter introduces itself through the interstices and returns backwards and forwards, flowing through one body by the currents which issue therefrom to another, as in a magnet, which produces that phenomenon which we call Animal Magnetism. This fluid consists of fire, air and spirit, and like all other fluids tends to an equilibrium, therefore it is easy to conceive how the efforts which the bodies make towards each other produce animal electricity, which in fact is no more than the effect produced between two bodies, one of which has more motion than the other; a phenomenon serving to prove that the body which has most motion communicates it to the other, until the medium of motion becomes an equilibrium between the two bodies, and then this equality of motion produces animal electricity.
—Wonders and mysteries of animal magnetism displayed; or the history, art, practice, and progress of that useful science, from its first rise in the city of Paris, to the present time. With several Curious Cases and new Anecdotes of the Principal Professors, 1791.
The breath and tears and pulse of all life; the fluid that flows through all creation, permeating space and time and spirit: olibanum, red benzoin absolute, labdanum, betel leaf, galbanum, mastic, and angelica.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/winter-collection/yule-2018/an_evening_with_the_spirits/vital-fluid/
Oil Color: A deeply cherried walnut wood.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Yowahoshihime. Her label features the scent notes and her decanter information on the back. The front has the name of the scent and company name along with the label art, which is as below:
- ITI: Golden rays of sumptuous honeyed resins. Be still my heart! The combinations of resins – benzoin, sweet olibanum, mastic – are just delightful in their purity and radiance, especially with angelica gently elevating the scent just so.
- Wet: It’s very similar wet, although I can detect the mastic a little more clearly, seconds before it’s subdued by brightly resinous tones.
- Dry: Warm and welcoming, I keep getting beautifully golden whiffs of this delightful scent. The silage here is excellent – decently long, but not overbearing. Elevator approved. Honeyed angelica, olibanum, benzoin, and feint labdanum swirl together in a delightful sweetly resinous frenzy. This is something I could imagine Cleopatra or The Queen of Sheba wearing. Wow!
Other Impressions: “It smells like somebody rubbed butterscotch on a new car.” -Tony