Scent Name: Nocnitsa
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Diabolus
Scent Description and Notes: “Also known as Krisky, Plaksy and Gorska Makua, she is a nightmare spirit, the Night Hag of the Woods, who haunts Polish, Russian, Bulgarian and Slovak children during the darkest hours. The only protection against her torments is a circle drawn around a child’s cradle with a knife, or an axe or protective poppet hidden under the floorboards beneath where a child sleeps.
Her scent is that of a lightless fir wood, nighttime air, wet forest mosses and upturned earth.” -BPAL
Oil Color: An orangy peach.
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 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): This is rather pretty. It certainly is fir, moss, and night, although I get a little juniper and juniper berries as well.
- Wet: The fir is very present, but I’m still getting a heavy juniper and berry presence with a cool wafting of night.
- Dry: The berry aspect, even though it’s technically not present in the note section, is very clear, underneath which is soft, slightly soapy fir. It is still lovely and makes me feel relaxed when I sniff it.
Other Impressions: Sweet, tart, berry, and jelly oil bath balls according to Tony.