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In Night When Colors All to Black Are Cast

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An inner darkness: ink-black vegetal musk, opoponax, velvet myrrh, nagarmotha, black champa, labdanum, and plum honey.

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Sniff: I'm immediately reminded of the dark plum in Crimson Peak's A Shadow in the Elevator. Is that violet?

 

Wearing: This is a dead ringer for A Shadow in the Elevator, but lighter: less earthy no patchouli or oud here. Very seet and nice, for scent from a poem about fear and projection.

 

Wearing and reading notes: maybe I've fooled myself into thinking there's plum because of the plum honey? Anyway, this is very sweet, sheer and purple-black. I feared the champa as a death note but it doesn't seem to be going off. I might actually like it a little more than A Shadow.

 

This hole scent was made for me.

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This reminds me of Mircalla, Countess Karnstein - which I like but is way too feminine for me to wear regularly. (I'm also not sure what the overlap is besides musk, but that's red musk vs whatever musk is in here.) Dark, heavy, and purple, and far too much. I might let this sit for a while and see what happens with the champa/myrrh situation, which is a combo I love. But the musk and honey could be teaming up to make this a no-go for me.

 

I'm already planning to put it in a bath bomb though.

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Oh I just love this. Deep, resiny, thick. Don't detect any plum honey, and honey usually amps on my skin. A dark sweetness, but I think the musk keeps it from going too sweet. Not at all powdery or sickly sweet. 


Fabulous! 🖤💜💙💜🖤

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This scent is moody, mournful, and sensual, with a sort of interiority. It smells dusk-purple and thick.

 

Wet on the skin, I understand it first as a musky floral. The resins then warm and rise. The resins and floral fight for dominance for a little while, and then settle into an intoxicating, languorous blend.

 

During the dry down, the scent of beeswax-laced honey rises to blend with the resins as the florals fade. As

@forspecial_plate noted, this all has an incense-like effect. 

 

Lovely. I think I'll be wearing this one frequently.

 

Edit: This scent does not seem to last very long, about three hours.

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Myrrh, honey, musk, darkness, and a whiff of plum. This one is a darker resinous, inky black scent. Medium throw and wear length.

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2018 Weenie "When All Colors to Black Are Cast"Ink-black musk and dried blackberries, midnight opoponax and sweet labdanum.

This scent: ink-black vegetal musk, opoponax, velvet myrrh, nagarmotha, black champa, labdanum, and plum honey.

 

Some similar notes, for sure - the 2018 scent didn't work well on me, but I couldn't resist trying this one out.

 

Wet: Sweetened myrrh; sweetened by the plum honey, maybe? There's some of the black musk in the background, but as long as it stays there, we're good.

 

Dry: Myrrh is still the star of the show.  🎵It's been myrrh, all along!🎵  I really enjoy myrrh, but this is borderline single note myrrh on me + some added sweetness.

 

 

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Okay, I absolutely LOVE this. This is like a purple version of Madame Moriarty on my skin. Lots of juicy plum, with some resinous notes to support it. 

 

I normally don't allow myself to buy backup bottles. But I may buy a backup bottle to age it, this is that good. 

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