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Everything sounded good about this scent until I read the aquatic note.  I’m hoping that the woods dry it out.

Scent Name: Ulalume

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Bewitching Brews

Scent Description and Notes: “From the Bewitching Brews collection: The skies they were ashen and sober; The leaves they were crisped and sere – The leaves they were withering and sere; It was night in the lonesome October Of my most immemorial year: It was hard by the dim lake of Auber, In the misty mid region of Weir – It was down by the dank tarn of Auber, In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.

Starry white lilies lend an eerie brightness to the deep black wooded scents of cypress and oak, layered with a touch of crushed dried leaves and the faintest aquatic note.” -BPAL

Oil Color:  A very pale whiteish yellow.

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.


  • ITI:  Damp and drying leaves with the spiciness of cypress, a floral sweetness that is both pungent and soft, and a very clear aquatic tinge.  
  • Wet: The floral aspect, the lilies specifically, smell so nice, but the combination of wood , moldering leaves, and the aquatic note makes it smell like toilet water to me. 
  • Dry: The aquatic has calmed down, but I still get eau de toilet directly following the soft floral that the lily has become. 

Other Impressions: None.