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Scent Name:  The Old Goblin

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

Scent Description and Notes: ““Well, I suppose I must tell you now,” he replied; “two of my daughters must prepare themselves to be married, for the marriages certainly will take place. The old goblin from Norway, who lives in the ancient Dovre mountains, and who possesses many castles built of rock and freestone, besides a gold mine, which is better than all, so it is thought, is coming with his two sons, who are both seeking a wife. The old goblin is a true-hearted, honest, old Norwegian graybeard; cheerful and straightforward. I knew him formerly, when we used to drink together to our good fellowship: he came here once to fetch his wife, she is dead now. She was the daughter of the king of the chalk-hills at Moen. They say he took his wife from chalk; I shall be delighted to see him again. It is said that the boys are ill-bred, forward lads, but perhaps that is not quite correct, and they will become better as they grow older. Let me see that you know how to teach them good manners.”

A crown of hardened ice and polished fir-cones.” -BPAL

Oil Color: This is a lovely phosphorescent yellow with a tinge of orange.

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):  It smells like men’s cologne to me. I’m hesitant to say the lest. I can smell a hint of the cones, but I can’t seem to get ice, just “cologne”.
    Wet: Still that same cologne scent. I smell a bit of pine cone, but it screams male to me. 
  • Wet: It’s morphed into a male/female cologne/perfume, and I smell a bit of powder and aquatic undertones. Not for me so far – not a hate, but not a like either. 
  • Dry: (+2 hours) a lot softer now, but it’s soapy/perfume-y on me. Oh well, to the swap pile it is. 

Other Impressions: Oranges and lavendar to my husband.