Scent Name: Fire for Thy Stepmother’s Daughters
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Marchen
Scent Description and Notes: “Vasilissa ran to the yard, and behind her she heard the old witch shouting to the locks and the gate. The locks opened, the gate swung wide, and she ran out on to the lawn. The Baba Yaga seized from the wall one of the skulls with burning eyes and flung it after her. “There,” she howled, “is the fire for thy stepmother’s daughters. Take it. That is what they sent thee here for, and may they have joy of it!”
Flaming coals, hellfire, and blackened bone.” -BPAL
Oil Color: A bright satsuma 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: This is much sweeter than I expected. The hellfire note must use dragon’s blood resin, lotus, and something greenly floral. I get the tell-tale bubblegum lotus, but it seems to be nicely balanced with the resin and floral. I don’t get much smokiness, though.
- Wet: Again, bubblegum lotus, resin, green floral, and now a little smoke. It certainly is an interesting scent, but just a little sweet for me.
- Dry: The scent picks up smoldering coals as it dries and something that reads as cat dental chews underneath the lotus bubblegum and resin. That’s a nope for me. Edit: After several hours, it is sweetly powdery and floral – a much more pleasant scent.
Other Impressions: “Strawberries and something else. Blackberries, maybe. It’s definitely berries…and there’s also amber in there.” -Tony