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Scent Name: Conical Beast

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Pickman Gallery: Feverish Fancies, 9/27/12-12/30/12

Scent Description and Notes: “Conical Beast, Clark Ashton Smith.
Black cherry pulp, aged patchouli, wild fruit gums, pine sap, night-blooming jasmine, and vetiver.

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 and collection along the bottom in black block font set against a white text field.  The scent name is situated above the image, also in black font and inside a white text box.  The image is a grey-scaled close up of the eyes of Ashton Smith’s sculpture.

Image from Ashton Smith and www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Image from Ashton Smith and http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com


  • ITB:  Hmm, cherry cough syrup, jasmine, and patchouli.  Interesting, but not revolting.
  • Wet:  I get more cherry pulp than artificial medicine, although there is still a slight nod to that quality here.  Next, I pick up the patchouli, the jasmine, and the wild fruit gums.  It’s a bit sweet.
  • Dry: Now that it is dry, the patchouli, jasmine, and vetiver are strongest.  There is just a hint of fruitiness (cherry), but not enough to make this overtly sweet or overtly fruity.
Other Impressions: None.