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Scent Name: Colder and Colder

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Yule- Little Match Girl subseries 2011

Scent Description and Notes: “In a corner formed by two houses, of which one advanced more than the other, she seated herself down and cowered together. Her little feet she had drawn close up to her, but she grew colder and colder, and to go home she did not venture, for she had not sold any matches and could not bring a farthing of money: from her father she would certainly get blows, and at home it was cold too, for above her she had only the roof, through which the wind whistled, even though the largest cracks were stopped up with straw and rags.

Peppermint, spearmint, white musk, and elemi settling into a deepening darkness. -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 and collection framing the image in burgundy text fields.  The name of the scent is in a white Italic and cursive font right above the collection name along the bottom.  The image is of a little girl looking at a Christmas tree that seems to be from her imagination with something glowing in her hands.

Image by ascentaday.wordpress.com.

Image by ascentaday.wordpress.com.


  • ITB:  I detect a gorgeous white musk mixed with the ephemeral elemi (did I mention that I adore this note?), which is made even more gorgeous but almost masculine spearmint.
  • Wet:  There is a bit of a masculine tone, but I just really love the combination of the notes here.  The spearmint is a bit stronger on my skin, but it’s really gorgeous.
  • Dry:  I get elemi, masculine musk, and a touch of spearmint – still very similar to the wet version.  I wish it was a touch more feminine, but it’s pleasant none the less.
Other Impressions: None.