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Scent Name: Fuwu Bansaku in Ruined Temple With Black Monster on Umbrella

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Event Exclusive:  Sakura-Con Exclusive, 4/10

Scent Description and Notes: “Black coconut, red sandalwood, black currant, tonka bean, vetiver, and Malasian oude. ” -BPAL

Oil Color:  A rich amber color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is an imp with a taped label with part of the name on the taped portion.  This is a 1/4 imp someone sent me in a trade.

Scent: 

  • ITI: It smells just a little artificial in the bottle, like coconut or tropical air freshener with plenty of vanilla-y tonka and some woodsiness. 
  • Wet: Blackened coconut really is a good name for the initial note. Thankfully, the artificial note I got in the bottle translates into rich, authentic coconut on my skin.  It reminds of roasted coconut with pepper, tempered with vanilla bean and tonka.  There is also a slight astringent quality to the scent as an undertone, which I think is the vetiver and just a little woodiness from the oude.
  • Dry: While coconut is the the dominant quality, I get oude and tonka as the final supporting notes.  It’s a nice, warm scent overall. 

Other Impressions: Meh, just powder for my husband.

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