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Scent Name:  The Forbidding Foyer

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Halloweenie 2012

Scent Description and Notes: “Thick shadows hang heavy across fungus-smeared, dilapidated wainscoting, cobwebs hang like fine lace across sagging mouldings, rats scuttle past gaping doorways. The faint scent of brimstone, ghostly breath laced with cognac, neglected mahogany panels, and rot.” -BPAL

Oil Color:  A white wine color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent.  The side features her decanting name while the front has the company acronym, collection, decanted amount, date, and image.  The black and white image is of a grand foyer surrounding the title of the scent on either side.


  • ITI:  Strong cognac and something that reads as marzipan are the most prevalent notes while in the imp.
  • Wet: More marzipan and cognac, but it does remind me of cobwebs and faded, neglected lace. 
  • Dry:  I had to reapply as the scent did not last through some super-chlorinated pool time. After reapplication, the dusty mahogany and cognac are present, although there is a note that I can’t tease out.  It’s an interesting scent.

Other Impressions: None.