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Scent Name: Undertow

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Bewitching Brews

Scent Description and Notes: “The Dark Side of Water: clean and purifying, yet menacing — lotus and juniper with a hint of mint. A scent dragged up from the depths to the Stygian shore.” -BPAL

Oil Color:  Clear and colorless.

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:  Wow, that’s much spicier than I hand anticipated   The combination of juniper and mint is the kind that is so pungent it burns your eyes.  Under that is the bubble-gum note of lotus.
  • Wet: Much more juniper than before.  That and bubble-gum lotus.  It’s interesting, but I’m still trying to see how it works on my skin and whether or not the pungency declines. 
  • Dry: It gets powdery from the lotus and much of the astringent qualitiy dies down after a few minutes  However, I like the intense mint and juniper, so the perfume ends up being a wash for me in its dry state. 

Other Impressions: “Peppermint and clove.” -Tony