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Name:  Othello

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Illyria

Scent Description and Notes: “Arabian musk with two roses and a bevy of Middle Eastern and Indian spices. – www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Oil Color: The color of melted ice crystals glinting in the sun.

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: Spicy, warm, daunting, darling, and sexy as hell.  I’ll be over here, fanning myself like a Southern bell fully dressed for my debutante ball in the middle of July.
  • Wet: The Arabian musk here is dark, almost inky, carries a bit like cologne, and provides a very masculine and exquisitely smoldering base for the spices, which have some fuzzy brown notes, so I’d assume cinnamon, nutmeg, and perhaps allspice are present here. As it starts to settle a few seconds in, rose rose emerges, the spices shift, and I get sun-dried,f freshly laundered bed-sheets as well. It smells great, but it’s no longer that menacingly delightful scent that I so enjoyed at the start. Drat!
  • Dry: Othello settles down into a lightly spiced musk.  Nice, but that’s it.
Other Impressions: None.