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Scent Name:  Calaveras

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Halloweenie 2010

Scent Description and Notes: “Clever little satirical poems in the style of epitaphs written to tease the living and ease grief over a loved one’s passing.

Xocolatl, tequila, copal incense, smoke-dried jalapeños, vanilla pods, and cajeta.” -BPAL

Oil Color: A light motor oil color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent in large, cursive font.  On the side, she has her decanting name, while the front features the name of the collection and the name of the scent framing the image. The image is  of a a close up sugar skull.


  • ITI:  I remember absolutely hating this one the first time I smelled it.  It was just all jalapeno and chocolate.  I wanted to toss it so badly, but I gave it a chance to age.  Sure enough, I still have the overwhelming urge to gag when I smell it.  There’s just something about the jalapeno, xocolatl, and vanilla pod that turns my stomach sour.
  • Wet: Yep, not liking it.  I think it’s the jalapeno mixed with the xocolatl scent.  I normally don’t like chocolate notes as it stands, and paired with a non-sweet spicy note, it just makes for a bad time for my nose.
  • Dry: After a 17 hour day, all that remains is copal and a hint of vanilla pods with a slightly spicy tinge.  It’s even decent now that it’s had time to settle, but I’m not willing to give it that time on my skin.

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