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Scent Name: Black Ice

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Yule 2013

Scent Description and Notes: “Lovely, dangerous, slick, and bitterly cold: chilly white sleet-like notes with a hint of vetiver, a breath of smoky asphalt, and winter wind. -BPAL

Oil Color: – The color of sap against a tree.

Bottle Design and Artwork:  his is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Absinthetics.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent, the title of the scent in orange, the company acronym in bold, and her decanting information in green. The image is exactly the image on the 5ml bottle, which is displayed below.


  • ITB:  It’s smells like a cold vetiver, wet pavement, and a chilled wind.
  • Wet: Once applied, it’s smoky, cold, and herbal for some reason.  The vetiver is strong, but I get the asphalt and sleet notes underneath.  The smokiness lends a bit more warmth to the scent than I would have anticipated.
  • Dry:The vetiver is still present, but there is still a sense of inky blackness from perhaps the sleet and asphalt notes.  In a way, it does seem like there’s an aquatic musk in here that gives the scent a slightly chilly but masculine feel to it.
Other Impressions: None.