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Scent Name:  Zebra Heliconian

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Metamorphosis: 5/3-9/4/12

Scent Description and Notes: “Opium tar, frankincense, lemongrass, ambergris accord, Himalayan cedarwood, coffee absolute, coconut meat, clary sage, tobacco flower, vetiver, and white plum.” -BPAL

Oil Color: A bright oranged yellow.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth, who tries to match the bottle art to the art she provides on the imp.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent, on the side her decanting name, and the name of the scent and collection on the front.  The front features  an image matching the bottle art, which is the scent’s namesaked butterfly.

Image from www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Image from http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com


  • ITI:  It’s sweet, astringently piney, but slightly soapy at the same time.  My interest is piqued.
  • Wet: It’s somewhat pine-like (cedar note), with musky animal scent (ambergris), opium tar, and tobacco with sage.  It’s an interesting combination and I wouldn’t have normally associated it with a butterfly. 
  • Dry: After 14 hours, it’s sweetly lemongrass centered with hits of wild plum and ambergris accord.

Other Impressions: None.