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Scent Name: Nightmare

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  The Land of Dreams: 3/6/12 – 5/8/12

Scent Description and Notes: I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand—
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep—while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

Black currant, black orchid, lavender, black dammar, myrrh, oakmoss, champaca flower, and mandrake root. – BPAL

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

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle.  The label extends just under halfway around the bottom.  The label features the name of the company along with collection in white block font in a black field bordering the image.  The image itself is of a compass point and part of a compass, but one that is sketched rather than a single line.  The name of the scent is in black block font right at the East compass point.

Image from scentbase and www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Image from scentbase and http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com


  • In the Bottle (ITB):  It’s somewhat green while being floral and resinous at the same time.
  • Wet:  Much more earthy now.  I get oakmoss, mandrake, champaca flower, impressions of currant and lavender, and perhaps the softly resinous and uplifting scent of dammar.
  • Dry:  It’s faint and powdery after a few hours, but I can tease out the champaca and the dammar.
Other Impressions: None.