Book of Shadows 2017

Book of Shadows by Alkemia
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Book of Shadows is a perfume by Alkemia for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is leathery-resinous. It is still available to purchase.
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ParchmentParchment Oak gall ink LeatherLeather FrankincenseFrankincense
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6.816 Ratings
Longevity
7.914 Ratings
Sillage
7.314 Ratings
Bottle
4.914 Ratings
Submitted by Verbena, last update on 16.01.2023.
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The Book of Shadows
Be without fear, for it is your own shadows that dance in the light of small candles on the stone walls that sparkle and shine with clammy moisture like the walls in ancient baths. It is you muttering in the darkness, muttering letters on parchment pages, on the scent of the skin of buck-legged beasts with sulphurous gall ink, rubbing your black fingers on the scuffed leather binding, lost in thought, breathing bittersweet almond haze and cold incense in the ancient walls of the old scriptorium, formulas flowing like rivers from your mind until the dawn dismisses you.
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Alkemia, based in Amherst, Massachusetts, despite their high output of creations, always have amazing scents far from the mainstream in their lineup. The house makes both oils and EdPs in atomizers to choose from.
"Book of Shadows" thematizes manuscripts for recipes, rituals, and formulas of white and black magic. The scent combines the aromas of cool, almondy bittersweet yet bright incense, dark tanned leather, sharp leathery, slightly goaty parchment, and the iron gall ink, whose smell is reminiscent of bisulfated pungent cleaning products due to its sulfur content, to create an unusual but extremely exciting olfactory experience somewhere between amarettini in cool vaults of old library archives and freshly scrubbed antique stone baths. The Book of Shadows inhabits your room for several nightly hours.
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