The scent of a pirate’s bumboat, overflowing with stolen wares: tea leaf, cassia, cinnamon bark, clove, allspice, sandalwood, tobacco, peppercorn, and nutmeg.


Bewitching Brews

Presented in an amber apothecary vial.


  1. sjladuca

    This is the first fragrance I’ve purchased from BPAL. It’s very old-timey and spicy. I was hoping for more black peppercorn in it, but as it dries and mellows it smells pretty much how I was hoping. Sweet, spicy, and very warm. It’s definitely gender neutral, but as a man I find it’s quite a lot like what I wanted. This is one I wouldn’t wear year-round, but definitely for autumn and winter it’s perfect. It’s tastefully spicy, you might say. I expected the cinnamon to be overpowering but it’s genuinely not, once it dries the fragrance transforms into more spicy tobacco-tea leaf than cinnamon. My only complain is I was hoping for more peppercorn.

  2. rahekman

    My absolute favorite BPAL scent. Dark with spices but made slightly sweet with the addition of the tea scents – I get compliments on it every time I wear it. My only complaint is that it doesn’t last very long.

  3. September

    Sometimes the aroma is so weak I can’t even smell it on my neck. Other times, it is like the cowardly (and alcoholic) sibling of WRATH, another Black Phoenix Alchemy aroma. Like Wrath, this aroma focuses on hot spices, but unlike Wrath, there is a mild aroma of rum.

    I do like the strong peppers and cinnamon and spices, but the rum turns me off, just like as in Wrath the feminine sweet smell that was unlisted yet added was a turn off.

  4. woodenmango

    Out of the vial it’s abit overwhelming and chaotic. It definitely makes me think of a spice cupboard or a chai tea with Cinnamon and nutmeg as the most prevalent scents. I am pleasantly surprised though as it dries on my skin. The sandalwood, tea leaf and maybe some of the tobacco come out more with the spices settling down. I would say its a gender neutral scent. I like it and will probably wear it again.

Add a review