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Scent Name: Grandmother of Ghosts

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Excolo

Scent Description and Notes: “Mania, Roman Goddess of the Dead, Matron of Madness, Governess of the Ancestral Spirits, Bestower of Divine Frenzy.

Her scent swirls with a high-pitched tumult of laurel, stargazer lily, splintered woods, peony, mandarin and white musk, and is spiked with pale pepper.” -BPAL

Oil Color:  A creamy brownish orange.

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.


  • ITI: Oh, that was warmer than I excepted.  The wood is rich and scented when paired with the musk and faint mandarin.  Peony adds just a little floral sweetness to make this a gorgeous scent in the bottle.
  • Wet: The peony is more sharp when paired with the now-prominent lily and laurel.  There is a little musk and a hint of pepper, but the wood and mandarin are not present on my skin. 
  • Dry: This one didn’t last my full day, but on reapplication, it gets a little floral and powdery with the white musk and peony. 

Other Impressions:  “Nice.  I don’t really know what it is, but it’s nice.” -Tony