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Scent Name: King Cobra

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Carnaval Diabolique: Act III: The Snake Pit

Scent Description and Notes: “Snake Oil with orris, frankincense, and copal. – BPAL

Oil Color: – It’s a faint oranged yellow on my skin.

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle.  The label extends just under halfway around the bottom.  The label is a spin-off of Snake Oil’s in that it has the same parchment colored background, black ombre scroll work framing bold, shadowed block font with collection information underneath.  The black font under the bottom ombre scroll/floret reads “The Snake Pit / Black Phoenix Alchemical Lab / Fiaza’s Friends / Carnaval Diabolique.”  The image is of a king cobra superimposed nearly across the entire image.

Snake Pit bottles from Cocoapink.

Snake Pit bottles from Cocoapink.


  • ITB:  Soft and sensuous – the Indonesian oils and frankincense pair beautifully together, while the vanilla and orris seem to layer over everything like an ephemeral veil.
  • Wet: The Snake Oil are much clearer with the scent.  It seems to enhance the oil, sugar, and vanilla notes even more with resinous and slightly sweet tones of frankincense, orris, and a touch of copal.
  • Dry:  It’s gorgeous when dried as well with its Indonesian oils, vanilla, and softy enticing resins.  I’m a little worried I might not have enough of it.
Other Impressions: While my doctor was taking my vitals, she claimed I smelled something like baby powder, but better.  “Whatever it is, you smell nice.” -Lynn