Alkemia The Yellow Book was created by Sharra Lamoureaux and has notes of dry amber, blonde tobacco, aldehydes, leather bindings, spiced rum, saffron, white coffee, yuzu, peppered benzoin, and a bit of honey.
From the brand:
"They told him about Cronshaw.
"Have you ever read any of his work?"
"No", said Philip.
"It came out in The Yellow Book."
This is the alcohol-free spray. It is also free of parabens, phthalates, PDGs and other unpleasant things. Alkemia is a hand-blended and small batch perfumery using natural essences, ethically rendered accords, and lab-created aroma molecules.
Indie Scent Library - "Coffee! I’m surprised no other reviews mention the coffee, because it’s the star of the show for me. Not sweet coffee, just with a drop of honey, but there’s other spices coming through, nicely dry and toasted. Alkemia describes this scent as “licentious”, which doesn’t exactly feel like the right mood for this. To me it conjures the image of sitting in the office of a Victorian trading merchant, as imagined by Penzeys Spices– very proper, wood-paneling, with the smell of coffee and spices still lingering."
Etsy - "This for me is a ‘Skin but better scent’ I was nervous to try this due to it being too ‘Men’s cologne’ (I tend to prefer more unisex blends) this is just that. I definitely pick up on the saffron, making it clean and wearable. As time wears it’s spicy, and ambery in all the right ways."
Smell All the Scents - "The inner bookworm in me is jumping for joy, this scent brings me back to reading by the fireplace with hot chocolate on a cold day in Massachusetts. This scent might be appealing to those who enjoy the gourmand-type scents, but are looking to dabble in the tobacco, leather, amber waters."
Indie Scent Library - "Within a few minutes it died down to spice, worn leather furniture, and if my nose isn’t right up against my wrist I can smell paper. Old paper, that’s been bathed in a tobacco-lover’s office for a long time. I think I smell like a weathered PI from an old black and white movie/show– Dick Tracy? I like it!"