notes: black lily, plum, narcissus, opium, oak moss
The first thing I notice is the bright, slightly tart plum that is almost reminiscent of black cherry. It's so cheerful and soothing, The floral notes of black lily and narcissus lurk quietly behind the plum, never asserting themselves too much. Almost from the start, the sweet and dark incense facet of opium melds with a touch of what comes across as tonka-infused musk. Combined with the rich cushion of oak moss, this stage lasts for hours and the plumminess fades. As it dries down, it becomes softly powdery and just feels downright narcotic.
Lady Death has an "It-factor" that I had a lot of trouble placing at first, and then I finally realized what "it" is. It makes me feel younger when I wear it, it reminds me of old times- incense smoke, very late nights, romantic trysts and Siouxie and the Banshees blasting on the stereo. It's a very comforting, easy scent that fits very well with who I once was and still am. For me, Lady Death is quite literally time in a bottle.
[Opus Oils Lady Death is available in several different sizes starting at 1 dram for $30 as well as in bath and body products. Sample was sent to me by the perfumer for consideration]