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Scent Name: Tanuki No Senkimochi

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Pon Poko Pon No Pon, 4/04/12 – 6//30/12

Scent Description and Notes: Afflicted with senki.
Anise seed, furry brown musk, cypress sap, myrrh, and smoky woods.

Oil Color: A sun-bleached wheat color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from someone 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. The front featuresthe bottle art, which consist of a tanuki elder trying to heal a tanuki afflicted with senki.


  • ITI:  I get a lemon note, which isn’t listed in the description.  After that, anise seed and cypress come out to play.  At 6:30 in the morning, this is a welcome scent.
  • Wet:  It smells refreshing, like a cilantro mojito.  While I can detect the myrrh briefly, I’m getting heavy berry, like juniper berry, rather than cypress.  
  • Dry: It gets a bit dry and powdery, but a sake-like tone to the powderiness.  The musk is still clear, and so are bits of myrrh and a little something citrusy. 

Other Impressions: “Rose? Definitely some kind of citrus.  Parsley?”  Tony seemed confused by this scent.