absinthe, aged whiskey, Ambergris, ambergris bouquet, bewitching brews, BPAL, coriander, ebony, ebony wood, floral, fougere, gardenia, Lavender, lavender fougere, melissa, orange, orange blossom, tobacco, tobacco flower, whiskey, white gardenia, wood, ylang ylang
Name: Tavern of Hell
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Bewitching Brews
Scent Description and Notes: “Sometimes I would venture from my sepulchre to the jazz of night Paris, where having gathered the colours, I would think them over in front of the fire. I could be seen walking through a funeral corridor of my house and descending down a black spiral of steep stairs; rushing underground to Montmartre, all impatience to see the fiery rubies of the Moulin Rouge cross. I wondered thereabouts, then bought a ticket to watch frenzied delirium of feathers, vulgar painted lips and eyelashes of black and blue.
White gardenia, ambergris bouquet, lavender fougere, orange blossom, melissa, tobacco flower, coriander, ebony wood, ylang ylang, absinthe and aged whiskey.
“ – bpal.org
Oil Color: A lightly tinged yellow.
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: Wow, that smells good. Much better than I had anticipated. I was thinking I’d get a boozy wine scents with tones of sharp floral and pitched herbs. Instead, I get dewberry, fine whisky, subtle ambergris, and a gentleman’s cologne when I inhale. It reminds me of a tavern that Manet would have visited.
- Wet: It still reminds me of dewberries strongly laced with gardenias, ylang ylang, a gorgeously expensive lavender fougere, a touch of ebony wood, and very nice aged whisky. It reminds me of slipping a refreshing beverage on a cool spring evening, sitting within the confines on a floral be-speckled terraced balcony in New Orleans. Ahhh!
- Dry: It’s still wonderful – clearly floral (gardenia, ylang ylang), dewberry (I’m not sure what is giving me this not, but it’s there), orange blossom, a touch of creaminess, and light splash of whiskey. This is a keeper!