Scent Name: Nude Woman Reclining
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2011: Venusta (1/18/11-3/21/11)
Scent Description and Notes: “Calla lily, honeysuckle, Turkish jasmine, ambrette seed, galbanum, iris, and bourbon vanilla. ” -BPAL
Oil Color: A stunning fiery orange 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, cursive 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 of a nude woman reclining on a chaise with her back toward the viewer.
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- ITI: I get calla lilies very strongly on the first sniff, although the jasmine is not far behind. There is something sweet, like currant, that I can’t place yet. The ambrette seed follows, lending the scent a muskiness that I imagine would be fitting for a knavishly appointed room in which an oil painting would be created.
- Wet: Hmm, there is still something here that reads overtly sweet and a little like cough medicine. I get more musk on my skin and I can finally detect a little vanilla. The flowers have taken center stage to this medicinal, sweet, musky conglomeration that this scent has become.
- Dry: It’s much better when dry, although there is still a bit of that odd sweetness peaking through the muskiness of the ambrette and the vanilla. However, I welcome the presence of the honeysuckle, yum!
Other Impressions: “Jasmine, rosemary, and Ivory soap” – Tony