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I’ve been wearing this one for the last few days as I prepare for my surgery.  I’ve been getting in some really late hows and despite a 14, 16, or 18 hour day, the scent still remains on my skin, beautifully discernible in its bronzed eucalyptus forest.

Name:   Smokestack

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –Phoenix Steamworks and Research Facility

Scent Description and Notes: “Grey-brown flue gasses belch from colossal steel and concrete monoliths, forming bloated clouds in the dusk-dark sky.

Creosote, coal, and industrial waste.
 – bpal.org

Oil Color: An inky, ruddy 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:  I know that it’s supposed to smell slightly industrial, but I’m getting just a lovely blend of rosemary, eucalyptus, ozone, copper and coal. It reminds me of a smokier, sexier Loup Garou.
  • Wet:  Yes, this really is darkly resinous, with strong swaths of gleaming, oiled copper.  The smoldering base does evoke smoke, it is rich, perfumey, dark, and enchanting, like incense and copper in the middle of a dense, woody, eucalyptus-laden park.
  • Dry: Yummy, incense-y goodness.  There surely is myrrh here with dusky coal, a bit of musk, gilded oil and a touch of fir or eucalyptus green.  This is brilliant and will be a bottle of mine in the near future.
Other Impressions:  “It’s Catholic rite-like, but feminine.  There’s a lot of myrrh going on there.  That’s the smokestack.” -Tony