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I missed out on a number of the butterfly and moth-inspired scents.  This will be my 4th test of the butterfly and moth inspired scents.  The last didn’t work out for me, so I hope this one does.

Scent Name: Atlas

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Metamorphosis: The Moths (6/13/11-8/15/11)

Scent Description and Notes: “Mallow, oak bark, coffee bean, hinoki wood, and khus.

Oil Color:A reddened amber.  It’s a lovely oil color.

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz).  I received this from a forumite, so it features a self-created lable.  This one is a 1/2 sized label wrapped around the bottle.  There is no front or back, but the title of the scent is scrolled in near cursive letters in pink font across the front of the label.  This is a tester in terms of amount of oil in the bottle.


  • In the Imp (ITI): Mmmm, it’s warm from the coffee beans, but it smells like marshmallow-infused coffee.  The after note is woodsy, I think hinoki since the wood is a little astringent and a little more exotic smelling.  The scent is mothy and beautiful  I hope it stays just as lovely on my skin.
  • Wet:  The marshmallow is much stronger on me while wet, but the warmth from the coffee bean and the slightly astringent woody quality of the hinoki is just barely present. It’s still pretty, but very sweet on my skin at this phase.
  • Dry: The mallow and coffee have become the dominant notes. There is just the faintest hint of wood, but this reads as more foody than anything else.
Other Impressions:  For a foody scent, it’s pretty.