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Scent Name: Pediophobia

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – In Memoriam: Yule 2016: Phobias

Scent Description and Notes: “Fear of Dolls (But not ventriloquist dummies. That’s an entire phobia unto itself.)

White porcelain cracked by white tobacco, threads of brittle cognac, and vanilla filigree.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/in-memoriam/pediophobia/

Oil Color: Clear on my skin.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard BPAL brown apothecary bottle.  The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in bold, pale pint prison type-face letters set just above the name of the company along the bottom of the label. Both the name of the company and the name of the collection frame the image in white, thin letters on both the top and the bottom of the label. The label art is of a blank and white photo of a scowling child warped in a cap and a scarf.  Behind the child is a father terrifying Santa smiling forth from his cascading beard.

  • ITI:  The vanilla is soft and gently musky, like on spun cotton or lace while the tobacco and cognac are fresh and delightfully sophisticated.  It reminds me a bit of a more grown up and heady version of Antique Lace.
  • Wet:  The vanilla is a touch ore powdery on my skin and the cognac less intense.  The scent as a whole takes on a more brittle quality, but the tobacco is still wonderfully blended with the other notes.
  • Dry: Once dry, the scent becomes delicately powdered porcelain vanilla laced cognac with the subtle hint of tobacco.  It has a little bit of a throw even now (4 hours after application), which is positive.

Other Impressions: I have worn this a number of times and I keep reaching for it still. Delightful!