The Grindhouse

Brand: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Scent Description:

Throaty laughter captures your attention. Across the lane you see a buxom Venetian woman standing before a huge black and red striped tent. Her head is inclined towards a dapper, leering man, and they appear to be sharing a private joke. He reaches into his waistcoat and produces a gold coin. The woman plucks it from his fingers. He bows, and walks into the tent with a swagger. A sign flashes above the tent flap in letters that seem to be aflame: The Grindhouse, Dead or Live Girls.

The Madam turns towards you and smiles. As she approaches, someone within the tent strikes a few keys on a tuneless piano, and begins to play Jelly Roll Morton’s ‘the Crave’. The light within the tent illuminates the interior, shining behind the silhouettes of naked women gyrating lewdly upon raised stages, writhing in time with the music.

In the distance, behind the tent, you hear a whip crack, and a man’s scream. Tittering laughter follows, and the screams continue.

“Voulez-vous un morceau de la boîte de bonbon?” she asks, gesturing gracefully towards the tent.

The Madam’s perfume envelops you.

Florentine iris, red musk, mimosa, magnolia, Damascus rose, clove, and vanilla bean.

Released: Carnaval Diabolique

1 thought on “The Grindhouse”

  1. I really love this one. It’s one of my most favorite orris/iris blends. The iris makes it powdery and slightly rooty, and yet there’s this beautiful sweet nectar-like body that I think is primarily a vanilla red Musk with the Other notes adding complexity. Anyone who likes iris or orris needs to try this ASAP. the red Musk is also swoon worthy.

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