“I have just received my Atmosphere 1 and 2 oils in. (There is a discount deal on buying both at once offered on the site.)
I'll try to describe what they remind me of:
Atmosphere 1 has the scent of an old earthen cellar full of books and old cloth. Not mildew, but as stated "a sense of antiquity or great age" was what it reminded me of. My grandfather was a farmer in his latter years and after his passing, I assisted my relatives in the clearing of his personal effects out of his old house. There was a closet in his garage that was crammed full of old glass jars, books of various types, cardboard boxes of old chemicals and old, dirt-covered garden implements. When I first opened Atmosphere 1, I was taken to that moment some 10 years ago. Standing in that doorway looking in at the contents of that old closet, the only light filtering in through the wavy, hand made and very dusty window panes.
Atmosphere 2 brought me back to my time (albeit brief) working as a mortician's assistant. The old smell of preservative chemicals like formaldehyde, methanol, and ethanol wafted up from this bottle, stirring old memories as well. There was an old storage closet in the rear of said mortuary which still had old glass containers of some of these and the smell of them was very distinct. Sort of sweet smelling and definitely clinical. I don't think I'll ever forget those old scents.
In my opinion, Mr. Hart has done an amazing job with these scents. If anything, it brought me back to times that I had forgotten. This should show you all the power that scent can have in a performance. There are others out there that can tie these scents to similar memories and thus allow for a more personal connection to the mage's performance. Taking an act further away from just an act and making it more real for them. “
Thank you again, sir for the wonderful products and the trips down the dusty corridors of memory lane. “
Shawn - from the USA
Just wanted to feed back what a splendid additions to my mystical armoury these little essences are. After my brain I think they are the most powerful prop I have ever come across. The effect is dramatic. I run a ‘Spirit Machine’ Haunting event and used No1 to get that lovely aged smell into the old papers and the drawer liners. I then used No2 in the Ectoplasmic Cloud that fills the glass tube and then is released to the room. It is perfect!! Thank you for your trouble to research and compile these two, my prop now has that final touch of authenticity it so needed. Yours, Chris (UK)