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Scent Name:  Black Snowballs

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab  – Black Phoenix Trading Post: Yule 2013

Scent Description and Notes: For a very gothy Yule. Black licorice slurry with blackcurrant, black fig, and mulberries. -BPAL

Oil Color: I cannot tell from 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 in bolded black block font, while the scent name is in slightly spindly black block font.  The image itself is of individuals dressed in long black coats having a snowball fight.


  • ITB: It smells like mulberry and currant slushie with the gentle warmness of ripe fig underneath.
  • Wet: The berry is strong with this one – luscious mulberries, dark and ripe currants followed by earthy fig and the slightly citrus-y snow note.  I’m not getting a whole lot of licorice, but the scent still makes my mouth water.
  • Dry: The berry notes die down considerably into something a bit more subtle, like potpourri tinged with fig. Whereas the scent when wet screams berries and warm jams, the dried version is much more subdued and low-key, like someone sipping berry tea sitting near a fire-place.

Other Impressions: None.