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Name:  Lyonesse

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Wanderlust: The Phantom Islands

Scent Description and Notes:

Then rose the King and moved his host by night
And ever pushed Sir Mordred, league by league,
Back to the sunset bound of Lyonesse —
A land of old upheaven from the abyss
By fire, to sink into the abyss again;
Where fragments of forgotten peoples dwelt,
And the long mountains ended in a coast
Of ever-shifting sand, and far away
The phantom circle of a moaning sea.

Golden vanilla and gilded musk, stargazer lily, white sandalwood, grey amber, elemi, orris root, ambergris and sea moss.”

– https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/wanderlust/lyonesse/

Oil Color: A light barley color.

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: Hmm, interesting.  I pick up a golden vanilla note rather clearly, which is followed almost instantly by the dusky orris root and grey amber with a touch of sweet floral from the lily.
  • Wet: It smells like soft lilies and other florals amongst a landscape of dewy, verdant greens, like a luscious meadow, shrouded in a musk fog and a touch of amber.
  • Dry: Sweetened vanilla musk lingers with darkened amber and hazy sandalwood, surrounding distilled stargazer lily and very faint ambergris.  I like it, but it’s almost too sweet.
Other Impressions: “It’s like buttery and violet-y. Like that hard violet candy” -Tony