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Scent Name: Black Forest

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Bewitching Brews

Scent Description and Notes: “This is the captured scent of a cold, moonless night, lost deep within the darkest wood. Haunting and desolate, this scent evokes images of fairy tale tragedy and half-remembered nightmares. Thick, viscous pine with ambergris, black musk, juniper and cypress. – BPAL

Oil Color:A light orangy 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:  I smell pine and heavy juniper. I am not getting ambergris or black must, but I’m perfectly okay with that. 
  • Wet: Very heavy juniper with a bit of the ambergris making it just a little like a dense forest next to the ocean. However, there is a faint hint of sweet pea, giving it a slightly more innocent scent.  The tonka is close to impossible to discern. 
  • Dry: Sweet black musk is slowly creeping through the juniper and pine. The ambergris serves as a wonderfully sweet and musky base for the green top notes. This is lovely. This is on my “to buy” list. 

Other Impressions: It smells like fruit parfait to my husband.