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Scent Name:  A Specific Aberration

Manufacturer:  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Crimson Peak: In Memoriam

Scent Description and Notes:These… spectres – may be all around us and only the “developing agent” – those with the specific aberration can see them…

Or perhaps we only notice things when the time comes for us to pay attention to them. When they need us to see them…

The scent of a pierced veil: misty white petals drifting through ambergris and frankincense.” -BPAL.org

Oil Color: A faint yellow oil on my skin.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml brown apothecary bottle.  The label extends just under halfway around the bottom.  The label features the name of the company along the bottom in a thin white block font along the bottom.  The name of the scent takes up the largest portion of the label in tall Crimson-Peak stylized block font.  Just over the scent name is a different font, white, block, and more spaced out that displays the name of the collection.  Above that is a smaller bold bock font featuring the phrase “Indulge Your Dark Side.”  All of this is set against a navy and denim Crimson Peak logo. 


Image courtesy of Tiah Schindelheim Rodriguez.


  • ITB: Pale, soft flowers delicately dance over gentle frankincense  tendrils.  I’m not sure which flower it is, but there’s something that reads as pale purple to me, like wisteria, bell flower, or lunaria annua.
  • Wet: Refreshingly early spring pale flowers and trimmed stems shadowed by the mist mingle with a warm heart of subdued ambergris under trails of white frankincense smoke.
  • Dry:  After an hour and half dry-down, the scent is mostly soft, pale flowers perfumed with a gentle frankincense and ambergris-tinted musk.  The ambergris adds a roundness to the middle notes that is warming rather than animalistic. 4 hours after application, pale, delicately incense-powdered florals still dance delightfully on my skin.  Airy, soft, and gentle.  I like this much more than anticipated!

Other Impressions: Powdery.  There’s something familiar about this one, but I can’t place it.  Familiar, for sure. It’s the smell of a feeling – clean and pleasant. It’s nice!” -Tony