An elusive, smoky blend of burning wood, Madagascar Vanilla, and Tonka. Elementally simple yet unusually mercurial and highly responsive to different skin chemistries, the vanilla and the smoke dance with each other almost continuously Sometimes the foreground is smoky, then sweet, then returns with sweetly smoky, then smoky. A unisex scent.
Smoke & Mirrors was originally blended as a layering element for an Alkemia customer whose Beloved had spent $275 on a bottle of gorgeous perfume that didn't work with her chemistry. It makes a fabulous layering scent that adds intriguing and mysterious elements to other perfumes and works particularly well for toning down any perfumes that are too sweet, deepening and gloriously complicating resin and incense-based scents, and softening chypres and 'sharp' woody scents.
5 ml. Amber Bottle
What buyers are saying:
This is a must-have scent. It makes every other scent smell so much better. Tones down the too sharp, adds complexity to the too-dull or too-sweet.
Smoke and mirrors is the absolute perfect scent for me. It's warm and smoky and not overbearing at all. I use it daily and on special occasions I like to layer it with other perfumes.
To me, this smells like a smoky, creamy, deliciously dark vanilla. I love this perfume so much! I didn't even think I liked vanilla perfumes that much until I tried this. It's gorgeous!
I have been adding a wee drop of this to my skin and retrying many perfumes I own that I think are too sweet by themselves. It's been amazing! I've already ordered it again!
This will never stop being my favorite perfume of all time. It is universally loved by everyone I encounter.