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Scent Name:  Dorian

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Sin & Salvation

Scent Description and Notes: The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself. Inspired by and created for my beloved Tedwin: my eternal, beautiful, wicked Dorian Gray. Refined, elegant, and lovely, with a noble bearing and seemingly gentle air. This blend is an artful deception: a sweet gilded blossom lying over a twisted and corrupted core. A Victorian fougere with three pale musks and dark, sugared vanilla tea. – BPAL

Oil Color: – (Cannot tell in brown apothecary bottles)

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is a standard 5ml brown apothecary bottle.  The label extends just under halfway around the bottom.  The label features the name of the company along with the phrase “hand blended perfume oil” framing the BPAL symbol along the bottom.  The name of the scent takes up the largest portion of the label in tall block fond.  All of this is set against a parchment colored background and framed by an ornate iron-work border.


  • In the Bottle (ITB): Lemon, sugar, musk, and tobacco.  I know there isn’t tobacco in there, but there is something that reads as it to my nose.
  • Wet:  Honestly, I thought Dorian was “O” when I put it on at 5am this morning.In the bottle, it does smell like Fresh’s Lemon Sugar, but as soon as it hit my skin, out came the musky vanilla.
  • Dry:  After nearly 14 hours of wear, I still smell vanilla, some tea, and just a hint of bitter if I concentrate. I am rather impressed at Dorian’s staying power.
Other Impressions: I had to have a bottle of this one!