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Scent Name:  Les Infortunes de la Vertu

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Sin and Salvation

Scent Description and Notes: A pain-tinged, pleasure-soaked blend of leather, oakmoss, orange blossom, amber, and rose with a breath of virginal French florals and a hint of austere monastic penitential incense. – BPAL

Oil Color: A rich, fiery reddish orange oil.

Bottle Design and Artwork:  This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz).  The label wrapped around the bottle features an Art-Deco inspired phoenix with the name of the company next to the phoenix. On the other side, the title of the scent written in large, clear black font outlined with red on the front.


  • ITI:  Hmm, it’s a balanced blend of purple French florals, leather, incense, and orange blossom to my nose.
  • Wet:  It has an almost caramelized brown sugar quality to it under paper orange blossom, incense, and stronger florals, but I’m not getting leather on my skin. I wasn’t expecting the paper tone, but I do hope the leather note shows up as it dries.
  • Dry: Ah, there’s the leather surrounded by the powdery, resinous tone of amber, flanked by lilac and another purple flower that is not as distinct.  I’ll be keeping this one.
Other Impressions: None.