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Scent Name:  The Lilac Wood

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Last Unicorn

Scent Description and Notes: “It was always spring in her forest, because she lived there, and she wandered all day among the great beech trees, keeping watch over the animals that lived in the ground and under bushes, in nests and caves, earths and treetops. Generation after generation, wolves and rabbits alike, they hunted and loved and had children and died, and as the unicorn did none of these things, she never grew tired of watching them.

Ageless trees, everblooming flowers, brilliant grass, and soft shadows.” -BPAL

Oil Color:  A honey color, straight from the hive.

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 right-hand side of the label. The other side is a bit different since this is an imp specifically from a special collection.  It features the words in a grey color that read “Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn” at the very top.  Just below that in a kelly green field box is white text that features the name of the scent.  Along the outermost side, written down the side is the web address of BPAL.  The image is a beautifully rendered pencil drawing in a oval of the woods in which the last unicorn dwelt.

Label art was created by Renae De Liz, the artist on IDW Publishing’s six-issue comic miniseries of The Last Unicorn. Renae worked on The Last Unicorn comic with her husband, colorist Ray Dillon. – BPAL


  • In the Imp (ITI):  Strong lilac, something slightly aquatic, and grass.  It’s interesting, but there is the aquatic bit that keeps me from loving it.
  • Wet:  Strong, aquatic notes swirl around the violets drowning out nearly everything else save the musky undertones.
  • Dry:  I get more grass and some additional flowers, but lilac and the aquatic aspect are still the strongest notes.  It’s not something I wear again, sadly.

Other Impressions: “It smells like one of those flowers soaps people had in their bathrooms that you were never allowed to use.  I’m not sure what that scent is, but it smells like that soap.”  -Tony