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Scent Name:  Bien Loin D’ici

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Ars Amatoria

Scent Description and Notes: This is the house, the sacred box,
Where, always draped in languorous frocks,
And always at home if someone knocks,

One elbow into the pillow pressed,
She lies, and lazily fans her breast,
While fountains weep their soulfullest:

This is the chamber of Dorothy.
— Fountain and breeze for her alone
Sob in that soothing undertone.
Was ever so spoiled a harlot known?

With odorous oils and rosemary,
Benzoin and every unguent grown,
Her skin is rubbed most delicately.
— The flowers are faint with ecstasy.

The Scarlet Woman, aglow with sensual indolence: red musk, benzoin, caramel accord, golden honey, and spiced Moroccan unguents.” – BPAL

Oil Color: A peachy orange color that has been infused with a deep resinous brown.

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 name of the company next to the phoenix. 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):  It’s oddly floral with something that reminds me of cucumber.
  • Wet: Benzoin is the strongest note, followed by spices, red musk, and something that reads as a light floral.  
  • Dry:  Red musk is flying its flag.  I get honey after that, as well as caramel, but the musk steals the show.
Other Impressions:  “It smells like roses that that Chinese incense that comes in those littler pyramids or cones.” -Tony