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Wohoo, I found another imp as I was cleaning up the house.  It’s a tester, but that’s good enough for my purposes.

Scent Name:  Insupportable Misery

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Yule Frankenstein subseries 2011

Scent Description and Notes: “Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge. I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery. “When night came I quitted my retreat and wandered in the wood; and now, no longer restrained by the fear of discovery, I gave vent to my anguish in fearful howlings. I was like a wild beast that had broken the toils, destroying the objects that obstructed me and ranging through the wood with a staglike swiftness. Oh! What a miserable night I passed! The cold stars shone in mockery, and the bare trees waved their branches above me; now and then the sweet voice of a bird burst forth amidst the universal stillness. All, save I, were at rest or in enjoyment; I, like the arch-fiend, bore a hell within me, and finding myself unsympathized with, wished to tear up the trees, spread havoc and destruction around me, and then to have sat down and enjoyed the ruin. “But this was a luxury of sensation that could not endure; I became fatigued with excess of bodily exertion and sank on the damp grass in the sick impotence of despair. There was none among the myriads of men that existed who would pity or assist me; and should I feel kindness towards my enemies? No; from that moment I declared everlasting war against the species, and more than all, against him who had formed me and sent me forth to this insupportable misery.

Insupportable misery: violet leaf, saffron, gunpowder tea, bruised lilac, and despairing lavender.” -BPAL

Oil Color: A yellowed barley color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth.  It features a small label with the scent name in red block font.


  • ITI:  Gunpowder tea (spicy and peppery), lavender, and soapy lilac.
  • Wet: Light lavender, saffron, violet leaf, and faint gunpowder tea.  It’s a reflective blend.
  • Dry: It’s light, airy, and warm now that the lavender and tea have mellowed to let the saffron shine.

Other Impressions: None.