7 Hells, algae, ambrette, bergamot, BPAL, cast iron, Cedar, collaborations, hemp, hemp rope, iron, jasmine, jasmine sambac, Musk, oak, pine, red oak, rust, sambac, sea, seaweed, white musk, white pine
Scent Name: Shipwrecked Graveyard
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Collaborations: 7 Hells
Scent Description and Notes: “It is our absolute pleasure to introduce a scent series based on the art of the inimitable Bill Rude!
Bill Rude works professionally as a designer, animator, and effects expert with a penchant for retro horror. Work of his has been created for over 100 movies and TV shows, including True Blood, Ghost Whisperer, King Kong: Skull Island, Conjuring 2, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them I & II, and the Science of Fear (where he even makes a personal appearance). Horror work of his has even been created for the legendary restaurant In-N-Out Burger, as well as for various other clients.
When not drawing monsters or building tiki rooms, Rude is also lecturer on the historical influences of Horror and genre on popular culture. He has lectured at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Art Center College of Art & Design, University of Southern California (USC), Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD), the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Tiki Oasis, and Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival.
More information can be found at his professional website,
The ATOMIC ROCKET
Seaweed-wrapped planks of red oak, white pine, and cedar coated in thick algae, a tangle of hemp rope, cast iron cannons thick with rust, all enveloped in a ghostly gasp of white musk, bergamot, ambrette, and jasmine sambac.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/collaborations/7-hells/shipwreck-graveyard-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: Colorless on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml BPAL brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in large black pirate-like font below a whirlpool. The name of the company is in a smaller version of the font along the bottom of the label. The name of the collection is in a rust Tolkien stylized font with the emblem to the right of the scent name. The image art is as follows:
- ITB: Oh, that’s nice. Bergamot and a sun-warmed jasmine sambac perfume sea-salted skin musk before giving way to the lapping tides of algea, seaweed, and driftwood tinged ever so slightly with sea-rusted iron. I like this way more than I would have anticipated.
- Wet: Oh, this reminds me of that sweet, musky, ocean-salted scent of driftwood, bleached by the sun, yet still green, glistening, and wet with algae in its dark crevices. I’m not normally an aquatic fan, but this is really nice!
- Dry: After three hours of cleaning around the house, the scent is a faded salty, aquatic musk with sweet threads of ambrette and jasmine sambac. I wish this had more staying power, but I like it regardless.
Other Impressions: “It smells like a bar of pine cones.” -Tony
“I don’t smell pine cones. It smells like it does on you as it does, like the salty notes of a shipwreck.” -Kelly