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Scent Name: Dead Dreams of Days Forsaken

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  The Garden of Proserpine: 8/20/13

Scent Description and Notes:15- year aged patchouli, Egyptian cumin, white frankincense, labdanum, and bitter almond. -BPAL

Oil Color:  A very deep mahogany. 

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 the painting below.

Rossetti's Proserpine.

Rossetti’s Proserpine.


  • ITI:  Oh, that’s deeply earthy, rich, and “brown” from the patchouli and bitter almond.  What a striking first impression!
  • Wet: Odd.  I’m getting something that reminds me of cough syrup, but then it gets covered by the patchouli, labdanum, and cumin, which lends a delicious warmth to the scent.
  • Dry: The patchouli clams down a bit to allow the frankincense, which is gorgeous, to come out, which pairs so beautifully with the labdanum and cumin.  This is a winning scent, especially if you enjoy earthy, resinous tones.

Other Impressions: “Mmm, that does smell pretty good.” -Tony