i feel tremendously fortunate that i was able to get my claws on this fragrance before its collection was retired. if the vampiric theme wasn't enough to draw me in, the scent itself left me spellbound. it is intoxicating. much like its namesake, this is a fragrance caught in the balance between living and dead. it almost defies description. cold, metallic, and desolate--yet warm, spicy, and earthy. deeply somber, but powerfully alluring. it's damp earth surrounding a coffin, a stake that missed the heart. i never feel more at home in my skin than when i'm wearing this.