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Scent Name: Wolf Moon

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  A Little Lunacy 2011

Scent Description and Notes: “This pale and glittering moon hangs high over the deep snows and freezing winds of midwinter. January’s full moon has been named the Wolf Moon by many cultures, as the nights are filled with the howls of ravenous Wolf packs, and the danger of falling prey to the animal’s desperate hunger is at its peak.

This scent is that of unending, unquenchable hunger and feral madness. This is the dead of winter: a frozen night, chill wind, and the sharp, warm perfume of blood, fur, fang, and claw. Winter air, Terebinth pine, black spruce, long-dead maple leaves, juniper berry, dusty orris, deep amber, white sandalwood, brown musk, blue cedar, ambrette seed, benzoin, and tonka. – BPAL

Oil Color: – I cannot tell the color of the oil by looking into the brown apothecary bottle.

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 bottom in thick, white block font.  The name of the collection is in similar but smaller font along the top.  The scent name is in a yellow Calligraphy-type font just above the company name.  The image is of a werewolf seemingly changing under the full moon.


  • ITB:  It reminds me a little of spice drops, but it has a warmth to it from the amber and the musk.
  • Wet:  Spruce, pine, juniper – all of the dark green scents I adore.  I get impressions of cool winter air, musk, and a bit of amber, but it is gorgeous just the way it is – intensely green and slightly spooky.
  • Dry:  It’s more resinous once dried with the benzoin, ambrette seed, brown musk, which pairs beautifully with the much sedated green of the pine and juniper.
Other Impressions: None.