Theodosius, the Legerdemain Perfume Oil $32.00

Theodosius, the Legerdemain Perfume Oil


A flash of light and the smell of sulfur seize your attention. A vast black tent stands before you, subtly glowing with an unnatural, almost phosphorescent light. This tent has no pennants, no ornamentation, save for a carved ebony sign, lettered in silver:

“Master Theodosius
Legerdemain, Medium, Conjurer
One thousand years of marvels.
Enter at your peril.”

Another flash blinds you, and from a swirl of smoke a rakish, devilishly handsome man appears, long black hair falling down halfway to his waist, elegant and sinister in an inky silk tuxedo and a voluminous cape. The shadow he casts against the tent, oddly, seems to be that of an enormous corvus, and his eyes radiate a deep azure light. Staring fixedly at you, he snaps his fingers, and two bolts of violet lightning strike the ground on either side of him, blinding you momentarily. As your eyes adjust, you see that two lovely, slender, waiflike women now stand upon the scarred ground beside him, dressed in tattered ballerina costumes the nebulous color of smoke. Turning to his right, he touches the woman’s lips and says, “Seachd seachd uair!” She opens her mouth, and a flock of diminutive bats fly forth from her throat. Turning to his left, he touches the other woman’s hair and repeats, “Seachd seachd uair!” What once was a gleaming mane of stark white hair is now a nest of writhing vipers. She opens her mouth, baring fangs, and spits forth a thin stream of venom. The Master swirls his cape, which suddenly seems to grow and twist like a living shadow, and in a final flash of red lightning and a deafening thunderclap, he and both his assistants vanish.

Earl Grey tea leaves, a white fougere, jasmine leaf, pearlescent white musk, and vanilla bean.

A Pantomime of Deviltry and Debauch in Seven Acts

Presented in an amber apothecary vial.


  1. Deremna

    This has been my absolute favorite BPAL scent for years. I have many others that I love but this one is pretty much what I feel like my personality would be if it were a scent. The fougere and Earl Grey are like the lead singer and lead guitarist when I wear it while everything else rounds out the rest of the band. Theodosius gives off the air of a man who can stare directly into your soul and leave you trembling so I feel particularly sexy when I wear it.

  2. Hellokoi

    I like this, but I love regular Dorian a lot more. This feels like Dorian’s older brother, who is much more serious and much less fun. It’s like Dorian turned into a more sheer, musky, sharp version of itself with a floral undertone.

  3. Nuri

    I am in love with Theodosius and apparently so is the customs office because for the first time my bpal box was searched and all my neatly wrapped bottles were strewed around the box. Thankfully all was fine but I did notice that this bottle was not completely full but sitting at the shoulder of the bottle. I like to think they opened up this classic fern scent and just had to give it a splash. If you like Dorian this is what Dorian’s sexy older brother wears. I don’t like calling scents by gender (X scent is female and Y is for males) but Theo just oozes sophisticated alluring masculine sexuality. This one is an absolute winner.

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