This sampler is set of five fragrances inspired by Sheila Eggenberger’s novel Quantum Demonology. DEV 1-4 represent a suite of variations on the characteristic labdanum-based scent of the Devil (Dev) throughout the different phases of the narrative, and LIL is the sharp, green fragrance of Lilith, the original Eve and wife of Dev. This is a boxed set from 2012 (when the fragrances were first released) of five 3ml spray vials in parfum concentration. These have not been used although LIL has a lower fill than the others.
Dev 1 - The lightest and happiest of the Devil Scent series, it represents the early phase of the story when the female protagonist is being tempted and seduced into a neo-Faustian deal with the devil. It features notes of three kinds of synthetic oud, woody accord, black vanilla, tolu balsam, clear labdanum absolute, synthetic musk deer accord, Africa stone tincture, ambergris tincture, synthetic civet, beeswax absolute, frankincense, African bluegrass, giant arborvitae wood from the Pacific Northwest, and cinnamon leaf.
Dev 2 - This smoky, dense, and rich composition is a big, insistent fragrance that represents the romantic phase when the tempestuous love affair between the protagonist and Dev is proceeding in all of its ups and downs. Dev. 2 has notes of three different kinds of labdanum, tolu balsam, black agar, woody accord, musks, synthetic castoreum, synthetic civet, cistus oil, incense, rose, clove, cinnamon, cardamom, cinnamon leaf, immortelle absolute, cade, davana, and leather accord.
Dev 3 - This muted, dark, melancholy fragrance is made using 100% natural materials. It represents the stage at which all secrets have been revealed, after the inevitable destruction of people, things, and relationships has occurred, when the two lovers recognize that they have to part ways forever. It features notes of New Caledonian sandalwood absolute, dark labdanum, clear labdanum, red spikenard, ancient fossilized amber, ambergris tincture, black truffle tincture, cistus oil, cassie absolute, frankincense, davana, African bluegrass, myrrh tincture, motia attar, and cinnamon leaf.
Dev 4 - This is the bare-bones version of all the incarnations of Dev, paring them down to their unifying essence and clearing the way for the labdanum to shine through. It’s the scent of coming back full circle to where one started, but with new eyes, as if the world had been tumbled smooth and worn down by events to reveal the clear, shining gemstone at its center. It is the scent of transcendence and triumph after great loss, the calm vision that comes after having weathered a disaster. Dev 4 has notes of clear labdanum absolute, tolu balsam, dark labdanum, woods, frankincense, and giant arborvitae.
Lil - The fragrance of Lilith, the original Eve and wife of the Devil. It is floral and fruity in a green, slightly sinister way, more sharp-edged and intimidating than soft, sweet, or cuddly. It is the enthralling scent of a woman with perfect confidence in her powers, a swirling, almost chameleon-like veil of fragrance that is ethereal and nearly transparent, but still vividly and unquestionably present and compelling. It features notes of woody accord, cashmeran, musk, patchouli; passion-fruit, angel’s trumpet, lily-of-the-valley, geranium, cyclamen, rose, davana, kewda, and kaffir lime leaf.
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