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Scent Name: Little Metalmark

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Metamorphosis 2014: Butterflies of Louisiana

Scent Description and Notes: “Nagarmotha and sweet musk. -bpal.org

Nagarmotha is known as smelling deep, woody, and smoky, almost like it has hints of leather.  It’s also known as Cyperus or Cypriol.

Oil Color: A light barley wine color.

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 sample label art as the bottle.


  • ITI: Hmm, that’ interesting.  I certainly do get the impression of a light nutty, slightly masculine woody leather (the nagarmotha) on top of a much more unassuming, lighter musk. There is a bit more of a resinous, smoky tone than I had initially anticipated from just those two notes.  It reminds me of smoldering frankincense while burning cedar planks for a tasty meal on a dusky twilight eve.
  • Wet: There we go, it reminds me of vetiver, but more resinous and with a touch of leather and tones of musk. Perhaps with just a smattering of a bright copper oil as well. Either way. I like it, although it does remind me of some of the Phoenix Steamworks type scents than something from the Metamorphosis collection.
  • Dry: Wow, the staying power on this one is impressing.  I’m at nearly 24 hours and I can clearly pick out a really nice smoky resin. It’s like Vetiver SN, Smokestack, and Myrrh SN all combined to have a really gorgeous love-child. 

Other Impressions: None.