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I think that’s officially the last of my tester imps for this collection.

Scent Name:  The Desire of Thy Furious Embraces

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Lupercalia 2013: Our Lady of Pain (2/14/13-4/01/13)

Scent Description and Notes: “The desire of thy furious embraces
Is more than the wisdom of years,
On the blossom though blood lie in traces,
Though the foliage be sodden with tears.
For the lords in whose keeping the door is
That opens on all who draw breath
Gave the cypress to love, my Dolores,
The myrtle to death.

Cypress, honey myrtle, yew, peace lily, ivy, and black rose.” -BPAL

Oil Color: Clear and colorless.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Absinthetics.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent, the title of the scent in orange, the company acronym in bold, and her decanting information. The image on the front label is a detailed ink drawing of what reminds me of Mary, but multiple swords seem to be driven into her heard while he prays, adorned in gorgeously detailed vestments.  Above her head and crown, a black flame hovers.


  • ITI: It smells like recently cut grass and rose petals.  In the imp, it’s a fresh and clean scent.
  • Wet: Ah, the grass scent emerges as the myrtle and ivy – green and slightly bitter. There is just a touch of sweetness from the honey aspect, and some strong floral from the lily, but the rose seems to be drowned out. 
  • Dry: It’s bitterly green with an undertone of honey and rose.  If the green were less bitter, I think I’d like this scent more. 

Other Impressions: “It smells like powder.” -Tony