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I’m breaking into my Yule scents for the next few weekends in preparation for the next BPAL update.

Scent Name:  Ded Moroz

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2009

Scent Description and Notes: “Grandfather Frost! Accompanied by his granddaughter, Snegurochka, the Snow Maiden, he bestows gifts to virtuous and hard-working people, rewarding their decency and integrity, and punishes those who are lazy, shiftless, and unkind, killing their fields with frost, cracking the trunks of their trees, and destroying their homes.

The first incarnation of Father Frost was not at all benevolent. He was the personification of the darkest aspects of winter, winter’s destruction incarnate. He kidnapped unruly children, and slew people capriciously by freezing them to death.

Light, darkness, kindness, and malice: golden amber, white amber, redwood, teak, bois du rose, sage, tree moss, and snow.” -BPAL

Oil Color: A slightly aged snow color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth.  She has the name of the scent, collection and company acronym in bold on back.  Underneath, it has the scent notes.   Her decanting name is on the front along with a picture of Grandfather Frost in a blue and white ensemble set against a snowy background.


  • ITI:  It’s an interesting scent.  I get bois du rose, a touch of light, white sage, a cool and sweet note that must be the snow, and subtle hints of amber.
  • Wet: It’s cold, sweet, and powdery on my skin.  The bois du rose is delicately balanced with the white sage, the tree moss, light teak, amber, and snow.  It’s lovely!
  • Dry:  It’s soft and comforting, like freshly laundered clothing.  The ambers lend warmth while the snow and teak add that gentle scent that is indulgent and comforting at the same time.

Other Impressions:”It smells like orange and coriander.” -Tony while scent was wet.