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Scent Name: Sissy, The Ascendant

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Pretty Deadly

Scent Description and Notes: “Sassafras and smoke for black vulture feathers, and King mandarin and red musk for the deep red-orange of the vulture’s face. Blue lilac and chamomile / opoponax and vetiver for the blue and black of her eyes. Vanilla bean and fig represent her innate goodness and instinctive kindness. -blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Oil Color: The color of fresh motor oil.

Bottle Design and Artwork:   This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant a fellow bpal forumite who assisted me in procuring a few other Pretty Deadly scents.  The imp has a small label  with the name of the scent centered horizontally in large, stylized black font.  Below that is the name of the company, the date, and the collection information in thin, small block font. While the imp label does not have any graphics, the original bottle artwork is below:


  • ITI:  It reminds me of Zebra bubblegum (the one that was tropical flavored but that died out threw chews in) plus blue sage and settled sassafras.  This evokes Route 66 for me for some reason.
  • Wet:  The sassafras jumps out and screams for attention. I’m a bit surprised because I’ve never had it so strong before.  I can pick up a bit of the mandarin, some vetiver, and lilac, but for some reason, the combination reads as a little civit-like (and not in the awesome musky way) on my skin.
  • Dry: Thankfully, the scent dries down into a more palatable combination of musk, vanilla, fig, vetiver, and dusty feathers with a touch of chamomile and opoponax on the horizon.  It just took three hours to get past the urine phase.

Other Impressions: None.