Scent Name: Frau Holle
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2012
Scent Description and Notes: “Frau Holle, or Holda, is the personification of the changes wrought when winter seizes the land: she rides the chill winds in her chariot, shaking out her featherbeds in order to precipitate snowfall. The rolling fog is the smoke from her hearth fire, and thunder claps when she reels her flax. Holda is a goddess of matrons, who governs spinning, domestic chores, witchcraft and witches, and the Wild Hunt. She presides over the transition of souls, both to and from this world. Though she is childless, she watches over children, and the spirits of newborns spring forth from her sacred pool. Her festival falls during midwinter, when the dead roam free. She holds court in Hörselberg, from which the Wild Hunt is issued, and all the beasts in the land heed her call.
Snow-covered pines, witches herbs, bestial musk, flax, and ethereal flowers that represent both birth and death.” -BPAL
Oil Color: A orangish copper color.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Absinthetics. On the back, she has the notes of the scent, the title of the scent in orange, the company acronym in bold, and her decanting information. The front has a picture of the title of the collection in gradated white-red-black font against a green and black strip background. The name of the company in in white block letters at the bottom of the image.
- ITI: I get cold, crisp snow, followed by pungent pine, and something wonderfully light for the floral aspect of the scent.
- Wet: Yum, I still get the snow and pine, but the witchy herbs are becoming more pronounced as the ethereal flowers step back a little.
- Dry: It really is a lovely scent. It reminds of of Cloth of Gold, but slightly more herby and floral.
Other Impressions: None.