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Scent Name: Picture Book and Pleasure Toys
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2010: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements III: 1/19/10-4/30/10
Scent Description and Notes: “Pink rose, red musk, red sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver, nectarine, black tea, ambrette, jasmine, and blackcurrant bud.” -BPAL
Oil Color: A golden oolong-steeped tea 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 a shunga print of a kimono-clad woman reading shunga.
- ITI: It the imp, I get mainly nectarine, musk, and perhaps ambrette.
- Wet: Black tea, nectarine, something that smells like honeysuckle, voluptuous rose, and jasmine. Deliciously floral.
- Dry: It’s warmly floral with the rose and jasmine, but the black tea and the red musk create a wonderful symphony with paired with the shriller floral notes.
Other Impressions: “It smells like rose and amber.” -Tony