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I bought this because I generally like tea notes.

Scent Name:  Tea

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2011:  Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements IV (1/18/11-3/21/11)

Scent Description and Notes: “Darjeeling tea, lemon verbena, star anise, and honeycomb. -BPAL

Oil Color: Clear with little color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth, who tries to match the bottle art to the art she provides on the imp.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent in large font.  On the side, she has her decanting name, while the front features the name of the collection and the name of the scent framing the image associated with the scent. The image is a shunga woodblock print of a couple engaged in coitus and the courtesan biting her handkerchief while the man is drinking tea.

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  • ITI:  Lemon verbena and tea are clearly the top notes in the bottle.  It’s soothing and refreshing.
  • Wet: The lemon verbena is stronger on my skin while still wet, but I still get tea to balance out the delicious sourness of the verbena.
  • Dry: Verbena with hints of star anise, wich give the lemony aspect a sense of something more exotic.  After about 30 minutes, the honeycomb starts to emerge.  I think this is a great scent to wear if you are feeling stressed out. 

Other Impressions: None.