The Antikythera Mechanism
Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism

4.47 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)

Bronze gears spin inside a polished wooden case, and an entire universe dances within.

Teakwood, oak, black vanilla, and tobacco.

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Vulgar silver and gold are dead,
while those of the Philosophers are full of life.

Illustrations by the phenomenal Mlle. Julie Dillon.

PERFUME OIL BLENDS
$17.50 per 5ml bottle.
Presented in an amber apothecary vial.

15 reviews for The Antikythera Mechanism

  1. 3 out of 5

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    I think this is a scent that likely varies a lot based on a person’s body chemistry. It might also benefit from aging.

    Wet, I found it very sweet – like caramel candy. As it dried, I could find the wood and tobacco notes if I put my nose to my wrist and concentrated. However, mostly I pick up a very strong sweet vanilla (pleasant enough, but I was hoping to smell the other notes more strongly). The throw is quite good, and I bet it will last all day.

  2. 4 out of 5

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    Got this along with a handful of others in imps. I like to get a good 4 samples before deciding and I tried this one the 2nd day. I tried Snake Oil the 1st. Last night after I showered, I put this one on. I wanted to see how it would hold up over night. I had it on maybe 30 minutes, when my boyfriend came home, hugged me hello and nearly dropped everything he was holding while he just intensely sniffed my neck and holding a breath after then sighing…said “wow! You smell like I should eat you! That’s amazing!” then he gave me another follow up smell and just smiled. Then this morning hugging me good bye he said “Is that the same one as last night?!” I said “It is! Do you think it smells too sweet or too edible?” (I’ve heard my boyfriend say he doesn’t like when fragrance smells too much like food or too sweet) but then he replied “Oh no, it’s awesome! It smells like a dirty sexy sweet smell, it’s really my favorite!” He couldn’t keep his hands off me or his nose!

    Today over the hours, I have noticed hints of tones throughout the day. I get a sort of smell of what reminds me of a hint of Egyptian Musk with a followed trail of earthy vanilla and wood. It will be hard to try a different one tomorrow as I am already hooked on this one and plan to buy the bottle! I had originally thought the Snake Oil would be my #1 but, after trying this one, it seems to agree with me chemically and my boyfriend loves it!

  3. 5 out of 5

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    i found this ages ago and it’s become my scent. mabbysmell, a verified term of my coworkers. i get compliments constantly, from males and females.

    it’s a little smoky, it’s woody, hints of sweet, long lasting on my skin. a little powerful at first, it mellows and changes throughout the day.perfection.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Intoxicating, warm, and sophisticated–lots of depth. It bears a resemblance to early-90s Women’s Obsession on me, but I mean this in the best way. I’ll probably get a full-size once my imp runs dry.

  5. 4 out of 5

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    In imp impressions, sweet cherry like wood and tobacco. First on almost like Smokey sweet liquorice, then down into almost like cherry and wood, tobacco wasn’t strong on me at all, provided a little Smokey sweetness. Turns down into vanilla, amber and honey.Probably every Dependant on skin chemistry. Nice dry sent sweet, almost bitter and sometimes Smokey.

  6. 3 out of 5

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    Wet: Warm vanilla with a dark edge, maybe the tobacco? A little bit of a woodsy, herbal note that comes out when it’s on my skin.

    Dry: On me, it fades quickly and is a scent on the periphery of my senses. It begins to take on a more spicy, herbal note after awhile unless I catch the scent at a distance, when I draw my arm back.

    It’s an interesting effect on me – soft and warm from afar, with an herbal bite when close.

  7. 4 out of 5

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    purchased: imp
    in the bottle: golden wood:
    wet: WOOOOOOOD
    dry: WOOOOOD with hints of vanilla and the rest

    Usually, most of these notes would work on me, and I usually don’t have a problem with wood. However, the blend includes a wood note that does not mesh with my chemistry. Even after a few hours, the odd wood note overpowers what my body chemistry does to the rest of this blend. Fortunately, I gifted my imp to a friend tonight and the scent works very well for her, hence the four out of five points.

  8. 3 out of 5

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    This one smells great in the bottle, but on my skin the tobacco took the forefront and I just ended up smelling like an ashtray. With the right body chemistry, you could probably get a good mix of the wood, tobacco, and vanilla, and this oil would smell amazing, but for me, it was just a little too sharp and acidic. I wanted to love this, because had it behaved on the skin as it did in the bottle, it would’ve smelled like a pipe of sweet tobacco being puffed next to a warm fire.

  9. 5 out of 5

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    I tried this as an imp as well, uncertain of what to think of it, but I was sold the moment I opened it. The scent of something golden, warm, and slightly honeyed rolls up to you from the bottle. The sharp edges of over-sweetness that I often get in flowery perfumes isn’t present here as the subtle tobacco and wood notes help ground the smell and keep it soothing instead of overwhelming. Definitely going on my must have list.

  10. 4 out of 5

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    Got this one as an imp as well. Still on the fence about it. I like the heavier sweet notes, not as certain about the high notes, though it does round out the scent nicely to keep it from being too cloying. The latter is subtle and I only catch it now and then.

    Overall, it’s nice, and I’m tempted to get a bottle once the imp is gone. If you like sweet, musky scented incense, this might be perfect for you.

  11. 5 out of 5

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    Love, love, love this one. Got an imp of it a while back, and it’s taken several months of regular use to finish. Warm and comforting, with golden woods in the back, sweet without being cloying. Will be getting a big bottle

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