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Scent Name: Moon of Horses

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  A Little Lunacy 2011

Scent Description and Notes: “One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

Grape vines, cinnamon, frankincense, olive leaf, red wine, saffron, stacte, galbanum, costus root, smoke, and brimstone. – 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 thin, white block font.  The name of the collection is in similar but smaller font along the top.  The scent name is a pinked red block font just above the company name.  The image is the Grim Reaper on his horse, which is mostly black, but outlined in red.


  • ITB:  I liked the idea of this one before I realized wine and me were not good matches.  I get red wine and smoke.
  • Wet:  More red wine, olive leaf, a touch of saffron, and brimstone.  It still has a bit too much red wine for my taste.
  • Dry: Once dry, the wine settles down to let the notes emerge: smoke, frankincense, brimstone, grape vines, galbanum, and stacte.  It’s much more appealing in this state.
Other Impressions: None.