Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Only Lovers Left Alive Leftovers
The Irish moss, yarrow, and hawthorn of the Iron Age Britons, ancient Rome’s omphacium and honey, myrrh and calamus from Egypt, the frankincense and damask roses of the Florentine Renaissance, white sandalwood from the Far East, Moroccan saffron and rose water, and a swirl of incense from the souks.
Black leather, pale sandalwood, ambergris accord, and the memory of a long-lost Victorian fougère. His internal life seems to be reflected in his lair, so his perfume also possesses the scent of the wood of his guitars, the rosin from his violin bow, the musty wool of neglected Oriental carpets, the plastic, metal, and magnetic tape of his reel-to-reel, the dust that permeates everything.
Mysore sandalwood a tattered and patched 16th century waistcoat, inkstained, still scented with the marjoram and benzoin dry perfumes of his youth.
Sheer vanilla musk with tuberose, red mandarin, and the sweet poison of white almond.
Shaggy leather, sweet rum absolute, and patchouli.
The scent of frozen Type O negative.
A .38 caliber bullet fashioned from cocobolo wood and brass.
Café Mille et une Nuits
Shisha and thick coffee brewed with cardamom pods, cinnamon, clove, black pepper, and nutmeg.
The Diamond’s Gong
Ten billion-trillion-trillion-carats of glittering white musk, with cognac, tagetes, white champaca, Gum Arabic, and davana.
The Edge of Doom
Drops of spilled blood color the antiseptic, bland, plastic paleness of the fuselage, with violet leaf for longing, rosemary for reminiscences, and black opoponax for apprehension.
The white roses and orange blossoms of hope penetrating despair’s black fog of opoponax, black myrrh, bruised violet, clove, funereal lily, and grief-struck carrot seed.
June 23, 1868
Moonflower, Nottingham catchfly, Casablanca lily, evening primrose, night-blooming cereus, Queen of the Night, muted by the sepia tones of tonka, tobacco absolute, bourbon vanilla, and costus.
Quintessence of Dust
Beeswax and smoke, yellowed paper and well-worn leather books, droplets of spilled ink, faded incense, blood-tinged salty tears, and the metal of the knife that skewers that illiterate zombie philistine’s portrait.
Shelley, Byron, and Keats
Red roses and pale carnation with a draught of laudanum, smears of opium tar, a hint of absinthe, and mercury ointment.
Spooky Action at a Distance
Rose-infused sandalwood with violet leaf, frankincense, geranium rose, and a spark of elemi.
There’s Water Here
The wild glory of nature bursting through cement, metal, and urban despair, purified by the waters of Lake St. Clair.
Streets of Detroit
Black musk accord, Ethiopian myrrh, and motor oil.
Funnel of Love
17-year aged black patchouli, champaca flower, cardamom bud, green coriander, Haitian vetiver, red vegetal musk, black pepper, night-blooming jasmine, and leather.
Ambergris accord, guiac wood, white benzoin, immortelle, and Somalian myrrh.
In Templum Dei
Oman frankincense, cistus labdanum, white sandalwood, and liquidambar.
Our Hearts Condemn Us
Keralan teakwood, Bulgarian rose otto, Himalayan cedar, and oudh.
Saffron-infused bourbon vanilla, blackened honey, Kashmir wood, Atlas cedar, ambrette seed, hay, and Egyptian jasmine absolute.
This is Your Wilderness
Honeyed patchouli with cypress, black pine, and tobacco absolute.
These are sample sizes. Full sized bottles are stocked at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Black Phoenix Trading Post. As limited edition collections, these scents will be allowed to sell out. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab & Trading Post have had a well developed decanter culture which I have been a part of for many, many years. While I communicate with them on the regular, they are not an official Ajevie partner and to support the traditions already in place, all Black Phoenix decants are non-profit on my end.
- Eve / Decant : 0
- Adam / Decant : 0
- Kit / Decant : 10
- Ava / Decant : 0
- Ian / Decant : 7
- Blood Popsicle / Decant : 0
- Wooden Bullet / Decant : 0
- Café Mille et une Nuits / Decant : 0
- The Diamond’s Gong / Decant : 0
- The Edge of Doom / Decant : 4
- The Hourglass / Decant : 0
- June 23, 1868 / Decant : 0
- Quintessence of Dust / Decant : 1
- Shelley, Byron, and Keats / Decant : 1
- Spooky Action at a Distance / Decant : 0
- There’s Water Here / Decant : 0
- Streets of Detroit / Decant : 0
- Funnel of Love / Decant : 2
- Diamond Star / Decant : 3
- In Templum Dei / Decant : 0
- Our Hearts Condemn Us / Decant : 3
- Hal / Decant : 1
- This is Your Wilderness / Decant : 1