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Scent Name:   Vain Sorceress

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Black Phoenix Trading Post’s 2013 Naughty or Nice Inquisition: Fairy Tale Edition

Scent Description and Notes: “Mad with power, madly in love, or just mad: a dark, spellbinding, seductively narcissistic mix of tuberose, blackened vanilla musk, caraway, white gardenia, red amber, black velvet accord, and jasmine sambac. -BPAL

Oil Color: – A diluted copper color.

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This 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 front is an image of a horned, smiling red goblin with a whip and scourge.


  • ITI:  It’s floral, but oddly honeyed at the same time.  Perhaps that’s the vanilla musk among the tuberose, gardenia, and jasmine sambac.
  • Wet:  The floral is strong, predominately white, but skews a little Glade-plug-in to me.  There is a subtle sweetness to this from the vanilla musk, but the florals are just so strong that it makes the scent as a whole somewhat overbearing.
  • Dry:  It’s lightly floral after 12 hours, but there’s something that reminds me of a honey note (I think it’s the amber), that ruins the scent for me.
Other Impressions:  “Mmm, you smell wonderful.  What is it?” – Diane Lacker