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Now that I read the notes, I’m a little worried.  There is a number of water type scents with some rotting notes.  Hmm.

Scent Name:  Worm Moon

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Limited Edition: A Little Lunacy  3/17/11-3/21/11

Scent Description and Notes: “WORM MOON
Do not smirk as a hearse goes by,
For you may be the next to die.
They wrap you up in a big white sheet
And throw you down six feet deep.
They put you in a big black box,
And cover you up with dirt and rocks.

All goes well for a week or two,
Then things start changing; all is new.
The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
The worms play pinochle on your snout.

A big green worm with rolling eyes,
Crawls in your stomach and out your eyes.
Til your blood turns mossy green
And oozes out like Devonshire cream.

Worm Moon marks the season of rains, when the worms scuttle forth, aerating the earth with their movements and enriching the soil by digesting waste in organic material, which creates organic fertilizer.

This is a melding of Victorian Grotesquery and springtime fecundity: mold-crusted dirt, decomposing organic matter, coffin wood, drooping funeral flowers, congealed blood, gloomy lunar oils, and cuckoo flower with something moist lurking underneath. -BPAL

Oil Color: A very nearly clear color but with hints of spun gold.  

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz).  The is a decant I received from burning_brydghtvv.  This simply featured the name of the scent written and the company on the front and the decanter name on the back printed on a wrapped label.

Image from blackphoenixalchemylab.com


  • ITI:  It smells like damp loam with a little bit of perfume.  This isn’t the putrid mess I expected from the notes.
  • Wet: It still smells very similar on my skin, although the moss is more present, as are the lunar oils.  I’m starting to like this, actually. 
  • Dry:  The sense of dirt has disappeared and I’m left with lunar oil, lilies, and other funeral flowers.  I’m impressed with the dry-down, as it is a complete morpher and it changes into something I like. 

Other Impressions: None.