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I’m a bit excited to try something a little more pirate-orientated.  However, aquatics and I tend not to play well together, so I’m cautiously optimistic.

Scent Name: Calico Jack

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –Bewitching Brews

Scent Description and Notes: “Sea air, driftwood, waterlogged kelp, and the memory of plundered spices sprayed over worn leathers, rough musk, and the salty wooden floorboards of the Revenge.” – BPAL

Oil Color: A steeped white peachy tea color.

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz).  The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired Phoenix with the the name of the company at the bottle of the image. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black font outlined with red on the front.


  • In the Imp (ITI): Ugh, aquatics.  It smells like the over-chemically ocean scents with the pungent aroma of kelp tossed in for good measure. There is an element that smells like men’s cologne and just a hint of sweetness from the amber.
  • Wet: Nope, not for me.  Men’s cologne with Glade Ocean and kelp.  Help! I can’t smell any of the nice complexity that I did while in the bottle.  It’s a pure aquatic nightmare. As it starts to dry, the musk, leather, and spices peak out, but nothing can save the headache that is coming on from this scent.
  • Dry: Oddly salty, but balanced with the leather, musk, faint spices.  It’s not bad dried, but I’m not willing to work through the wet phase to give this as much love as it deserves.
Other Impressions:  My mother loved it wet, but once dried, it turned to powder according to my husband.  Yep, thar be amber in that scent.