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Scent Name:  The Waltz

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

Scent Description and Notes:The Waltz – Not a complicated dance, really – The lady takes her place slightly to the left of the leading gentleman. Six basic steps – that is all.

However – It is said that the true test of a perfect waltz is for it to be so swift, delicate and so smooth, that a candle flame will not be extinguished in the hand of the lead dancer… Now that requires the perfect partner.

So swift, so delicate, so smooth: champagne musk, ambergris accord, white rose, rosewood, and vanilla amber.” -BPAL.org

Oil Color: Colorless 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 aged amber 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 black and smoke Crimson Peak logo. 


Image courtesy of Tiah Schindelheim Rodriguez.


  • ITB: Pale white rose is followed by vanilla amber fluff threaded with a subtle champagne undertone (minus the fizz).  It brings up images of gilded Victorian mirrors framed by a vase full of delicate roses.
  • Wet: Oh, I was not expecting this beauty!  It very much reminds me of swirling rose chiffon gowns swirling atop polished wood, the atmosphere fizzy with champagne and ambered musk.  Wow!
  • Dry:  Yes!  This still has decent silage even after 6 hours! What a delightful combination of rose-tinted vanilla amber musk. A faded undertone of rosewood grounds the scent, keeping it from being too cloyingly sweet. Delicate, feminine, and just delightful, The Waltz shines.

Other Impressions: “Playdough.  It’s definitely playdough.” -Tony