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Scent Name: Danse Macabre

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Ars Moriendi

Scent Description and Notes: From the Funereal Oils collection: An allegorical expression of the ineffable, indisputable triumph of death, generally expressed in medieval artwork as a violin or flute-wielding skeleton leading a procession of dancers to their graves.

Black cypress with oakmoss, frankincense, oude, and a sliver of toasted hazelnut. -BPAL

Oil Color: An odd, hoppy orange color.

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:  Interesting.  The frankincense, oakmoss, and cypress are evident and nicely green while still being pleasingly resinous.
  • Wet: Oooh, strong cypress franked by swirling oude, oakmoss, and frankincense.  I don’t get the  hazelnut distinctly, but there is a dry, warm quality to the scent which might be from it. 
  • Dry:  It’s a balanced combination of woodsy green and incense from the frankincense and oude.  It’s dry, complex, and could be used as a  unisex scent. 

Other Impressions: “Citrus, woodsiness, and bright spices like cinnamon and cardamom.” -Tony