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Scent Name:  Wood Phoenix

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – BPAL Anniversary 2008

Scent Description and Notes: “Flexibility, cooperation, expansiveness, and altruism: Chinese musk and five woods with newly budding bamboo shoots, hyssop, chamomile, pink clove, magnolia, walnut, and fig.” -BPAL

Oil Color: I cannot tell the oil color through the dark brown apothecary bottle.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml brown apothecary bottle.  The label extends just under halfway around the bottom.  The label features the name of the company and collection in small brown font along the top in a black text box.  The name of the scent is in large white block along the bottom of the label.   The label art features a black phoenix outlined in a light brown set against a dark chocolate-y background.

Image created by ascentaday, 2013.

Image created by ascentaday, 2013.


  • ITB:  It’s sweet and herbal, almost like herbal lozenges, although there is enough musk, fig, and clove to keep it interesting.
  • Wet:  It’s a bit more woody on my skin – clear walnut and some other, warmer wood.  This is followed by a musky fig tone with clove.  The lozenge-like note I believe is the bamboo, which is still pretty prevalent.
  • Dry:  Once it begins to settle, the fig warms up and, together with the clove, becomes a lovely tone paired with the wood and bamboo.

Other Impressions: None.