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Venerable Victorian Tea Rose… twisted, blackened and emboldened with wickedness.
PERFUME OIL BLENDS
Presented in an amber apothecary vial.
– November 10, 2019
This goes from a pure rose to rose, tea, and an almost-soap smell. Very clean, which isn’t always the case with rose scents. Not sure I’ll buy a full-sized bottle, but I don’t regret buying the imp at all.
– July 13, 2019
Got this as a bonus imp in a larger batch and I ended up liking it more than almost all the stuff I picked out myself, but then again I’m a sucker for rose.
On me this is a full bodied, almost syrupy sweet rose. Never got too powdery or ‘country-club ladies room potpourri’ smelling. The backbone of this is really the darker undertone, a little spicy, a little herbal. It blends very well with the rose and creates something almost seamless. Reminds me of rosewater sweet tea. If you like roses, you’ll probably like this!
– January 25, 2018
This oil is strong in rose scent, but with a nice undertone. It’s not overwhelmingly floral, and has a little complexity to it.
– September 27, 2016
Dusty, dry, powdery roses. Makes me think of a dish of rose scented potpourri that’s covered in dust.
– March 11, 2015
Love this one, though on me it doesn’t smell wicked at all, but rather comforting – soft gentle roses and warm skin. Mmmm.
– January 11, 2015
In the imp: Tea rose, yes… with something not quite right.
Wet: Same. First, I get tea rose, and then the ‘blackened’ aspect mentioned in the description, which is becoming more prominent over time. I was trying to pinpoint what it was, and then I realized that it is a black tea note. I wouldn’t expect anything else from London!
Dry: Rose and the Lab’s black tea note. The black tea note had a black licorice vibe at one point, but it never veered into complete black licorice territory (thankfully).
Verdict: This one isn’t for me (as I prefer my floral notes paired with something sweet), but I do think this one really fits its description!
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The essence of holy Kyphi, beloved incense of the Egyptian Gods.
On to Pieria he stepped from the upper air, and swooped down upon the sea, and then sped over the wave like a bird, the cormorant, which in quest of fish over the dread gulfs of the unresting sea wets its thick plumage in the brine. In such wise did Hermes ride upon the multitudinous waves. But when he had reached the island which lay afar, then forth from the violet sea he came to land, and went his way until he came to a great cave, wherein dwelt the fair-tressed nymph; and he found her within. A great fire was burning on the hearth, and from afar over the isle there was a fragrance of cleft cedar and juniper, as they burned; but she within was singing with a sweet voice as she went to and fro before the loom, weaving with a golden shuttle. Round about the cave grew a luxuriant wood, alder and poplar and sweet-smelling cypress, wherein birds long of wing were wont to nest, owls and falcons and sea-crows with chattering tongues, who ply their business on the sea. And right there about the hollow cave ran trailing a garden vine, in pride of its prime, richly laden with clusters. And fountains four in a row were flowing with bright water hard by one another, turned one this way, one that. And round about soft meadows of violets and parsley were blooming. There even an immortal, who chanced to come, might gaze and marvel, and delight his soul; and there the messenger Argeiphontes stood and marvelled.
Crisp sea air, kelp, and climbing vines, flame-singed cedarwood and juniper branches, cypress boughs, alder wood, violets, selino, parsley, glistritha, and white sage.
A rich, bold blend of imperial rose, carnation, lush jasmine, lily of the valley, dark musk, amber, bergamot and gilded tangerine.
The essence of innocence shattered: glittering Egyptian amber and heliotrope, infused with the sweetness of strawberry and vanilla – dragged into debauch by lusty red musk and a dribble of black cherry.