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Scent Name: Carnaval Diabolique

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Carnaval Diabolique:   Act I: The Prologue

Scent Description and Notes: “Straight from the twisted alleys of Dis, by way of the City of Angels: opium smoke, lemon flower, heliotrope, tuberose, black musk, vanilla, coconut, apricot flower. – 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 the top and the name of the scent along and with the words “limited edition perfume oil blend” on the bottom in teal font against a tanned leather brown text box field.  The image is of a neon-lighted banner displaying the name of the carnaval and the  image of a burning phoenix above it.  All of that is set against a dark blue background with some sort of structure in a darker blue.

Image from gaiaonline and blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Image from gaiaonline and blackphoenixalchemylab.com


  • ITB:  It’s bright and clean – not what I was expecting.  I can pick up the lemon flower, the heliotrope, and the apricot flower.
  • Wet: It’s really pretty, even on my skin.  Lemon and apricot flower, tuberose (faint), and bright heliotrope.  I get the impression of vanilla, but it isn’t strong at all.
  • Dry: The opium and mus now surround the apricot, lemon, and heliotrope, softening and adding some complexity.  The lemon is still the most pronounced, but the vanilla gives everything a creamy tone, which is oddly relaxing.
Other Impressions:  None.