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Scent Name: Sanctus

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: Vampires Don’t Sleep Alone

Scent Description and Notes: The Sanctus are considered by some pious vampires to be the saints of their kind, and from what we have gleaned, they are very likely the stuff of myth. These vampires are paragons that possess impossible, phenomenal powers that defy known physics, including the ability to shift shape, turn into a gaseous form, and command other vampires through will alone. The mythological Sanctus are venerated by some, but we have no evidence whatsoever that they truly exist.

Diabolically otherworldly: golden osmanthus, lily of the valley, celestial musk, and frankincense. – 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 collection retooled as “Homo Strictus” along top and the name of the company along the bottom in the same, but skinnier and smaller font red block font against black text fields.  Both are in a bright fuchsia-pink text field.  The name of the scent is in lovely white italic and cursive font in white. The image is a male vampire clad in a cloak set against a bat-filled and full-moon laden sky.

Image from www. blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Image from www. blackphoenixalchemylab.com


  • ITB:  It’s sweetly floral.  The osmanthus and musk temper the lily of the valley, for which I’m thankful.
  • Wet:  It reminds me of a designer perfume a little.  If you crossed Burberry Brit with Sugar’s Fresh Lemon, you would have this scent.  It’s a fresh, bright floral with citrus for some reason and just a hint of resin.  It’s rather beautiful, actually.
  • Dry:  It’s now powdery and resinous from the frankincense and osmanthus.  There is a faint floral, but I wish it were stronger.  I like this much better wet, although it isn’t bad now dried.
Other Impressions: “It smells like a combination of perfume and delicious perfume.  It’s like random berry shortcake and a powdery perfume base.” -Tony