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Scent Name: Very Grievous Murraine

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Plagues of Egypt

Scent Description and Notes: Behold, the hand of the Lord is vpon thy cattell which is in the field, vpon the horses, vpon the asses, vpon the camels, vpon the oxen, and vpon the sheepe: there shall be a very grieuous murraine. And the Lord shall seuer betweene the cattell of Israel, and the cattell of Egypt, and there shall nothing die of all that is the childrens of Israel. And the Lord appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the Lord shall doe this thing in the land.

Brown musk, myrrh, and sun-baked leather afflicted by splotches of saffron and red musk.” -http://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/plagues-of-egypt/grievous-murraine/

Oil Color: The color of a slightly older penny.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This was an imp decanted by Strangemodegirl, which features a small partial label with the name of the  scent on top on a stylized font, the name of the collection bellow it in slightly larger font, which is surrounded by ankhs on either side.  The title of the company is in a of the scent below the collection, and the decanting information is at the very bottom of the label.


  • ITI: I was expecting more leather to this scent. Instead, I’m met with comforting saffron set against myrrh and red musk. The leather is almost an after-note, succumbing to the warm tones of the musks and resin.
  • Wet: It’s similar on my skin with a touch more leather, but there’s something that reminds me of a good root beer.  Interesting.
  • Dry: After a number of hours, the scent is dusty, the myrrh largely burned out, the leather certainly sun-baked.  I get it now.  What a brilliant progression!

Other Impressions: None.