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Scent Name: Alternative Facts

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Limited Edition

Scent Description and Notes: “The truth hurts — so why tell it? Muffle the blow with Alternative Facts.

For example:

FACT: Following White House advisor Kellyanne Conway’s January 22 appearance on “Meet The Press,” sales of George Orwell’s 1984 skyrocketed, making it the fifth-best selling book on Amazon.com.

ALTERNATIVE FACT: In under a week, President Trump’s administration has already managed to improve literacy, reflecting the public’s renewed interest in privatized education, as well as its rejection of the mainstream media in favor of more “traditional” forms of information-gathering.

See how easy that is? With the help of Alternative Facts, even the most unpalatable among us can preside over a gallery of glittering, candy-coated delusions — one in which reality itself conforms to our beliefs, sincerely-held or otherwise.

ALTERNATIVE FACTS: If you truly want to obfuscate what you really smell like, this is the scent for you! Sugar-crusted vanilla, a firecracker-blast of cherry and sour lemon, a hint of scuttling spiders, encroaching fog, and trumpets of bombast, bluff, and bluster.” –  https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/alternative-facts/


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  thicker block font just above the name of the company, which is in a much smaller version of the scent.  The image itself looks like a clip-art version of Abbott and Costello reading a newspaper.


  • ITI:  Strong, sticky cherry cough syrup jumps forth, followed upon concentration with a hint of musky vanilla and sugar congealed underneath.  I’m not really picking up lemon, which I think this scent needs to keep it from being entirely too sweet.
  • Wet: The cheery is still mainly cough syrup, but now it shifts back and forth to clear maraschino cherries.  As the scent settles seconds after application the lemon flicks forth like a serpent’s tongue just under the now lighter sugared vanilla note.
  • Dry:  After 12 hours, all that remains is the very subtlest ting of sticky sweet cherry  and a touch of vanilla.  I like it much better dried after several hours than I do wet or in the bottle.  Too sweet!

Other Impressions: None.