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Scent Name: Sarah, The Mother Bear

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Pretty Deadly

Scent Description and Notes: “Practical scents – warm, nurturing, wise, and strong: tonka bean, soft brown leather, myrrh, white sage, gurjum balsam, Ceylon cinnamon bark, red sandalwood, sweet tobacco, and a touch of gunsmoke. -blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Oil Color: The color of malted barley.

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 name of the scent in orange bold font, and her decanting information in green.  The font of the label features the bottle artwork below:


  • ITI:  It’s mature, tempered, comforting, and inviting – very much a mother bear scent.
  • Wet:  Oh, that’s really nice.  The scent is certainly brown, but it’s a dark, warm, resinous brown swirling with notes of cinnamon, sandalwood, tobacco, sandalwood, and pungent white sage.  I’m noticing a touch of soapiness to it, which seems to dissipate the longer it sits on my skin.
  • Dry: After six hours, the scent is still a fairly comforting blend of tonka, myrrh, brown leather, cinnamon, and tobacco.  It stays very close to the skin, however, which is my only qualm regarding the scent. 

Other Impressions: “It smells like Catholic Mass. Frankincense, myrrh, and some flower smells.” -Tony