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Name:  Pontarlier

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Wanderlust

Scent Description and Notes: The legendary birthplace of the Green Fairy.  Swiss ferns, lilac, blackcurrant, Gallic rose and lavender with a dollop of sugar and absinthe. – BPAL

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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:  This one is a very bitter green scent, like snapped fresh twigs and bitter herbs.  I wish there was some sweetness here, but not on first sniff.
  • Wet:  It’s largely the same on my skin – the fern is rather dominant, and while he lavender is present, it’s not  soothing when paired with the bitter, green notes and faint lilac.
  • Dry:  After a few hours, the scent is still bitterly green, but the lilac and blackcurrant have softened it some, diving it some dimension; however, it’s still a bit too bitter for me.
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