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So far, I’ve found scents for this line interesting, if not a little unusal.  I am worried about the overly floral aspect of this scent, so I do hope that my skin chemistry behaves.

Scent Name: The Night=Raven

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Marchen: The Elfin Hill

Scent Description and Notes: “You are invited to the elf hill for this evening,” said she; “but will you do me a great favor and undertake the invitations? you ought to do something, for you have no housekeeping to attend to as I have. We are going to have some very grand people, conjurors, who have always something to say; and therefore the old elf king wishes to make a great display…”

“Croak,” said the night-raven as he flew away with the invitations.

Indigo musk, wild plum, rose geranium, benzoin, night-blooming jasmine, and patchouli.” – BPAL

Oil Color: A burnished copper penny 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.


  • ITI:  That’s gorgeous.  The musk certainly is indigo in tone.  The jasmine is soft and understated, just like that gentle waft of scent you get as you walk past them after dusk.  There are also hints of the rose geranium and a bit of the bezoin.  
  • Wet: The rose and benzoin come to the forefront and remind me of polished cedar and insence at my mother’s log cabins in the woods.  The indigo musk is still present, softening the two dominent scents into something I’d wear during the evening or sipping tea on a late afternoon Sunday. 
  • Dry: Lovely and resionous.  The benzoin and rose geranium paired with the jasmine and musk are just delightful.  It wears well, has decent throw, and doesn’t morph into something icky.  This will be going on the “to buy” list. 

Other Impressions: Tony claims it’s really nice and pure resin.  He emphatically claimed that he liked it.