Scent Name: Emma
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The District
Scent Description and Notes: “Better known as the “Parisian Queen of America,” needs little introduction in this country.
Emma’s “House of all Nations,” as it is commonly called, is one place of amusement you can’t very well afford to miss while in the Tenderloin District. Everything goes here. Fun is the watchword.
Business has been on such an increase at the above place of late that Mdme. Johnson had to occupy an “Annex.” Emma has never less than twenty pretty women of all nations, who are clever entertainers.
Remember the name,
331 and 333 Basin Street
Vanilla bourbon, tea rose, jasmine, pink pepper, and patchouli.” -BPAL
Oil Color: A faintly marigold-tinged oil.
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, italic scent font, along with the collection name and the title of the scent itself. The front features her decanting name and an image of a masked, nude woman reclining on a fainting couch, all of which are in black and white.
- ITI: Pink pepper and tea rose all the way. The pink pepper gives it a slightly bubblegum-tang to the scent as a whole.
- Wet: The pink pepper is much more subtle when on the skin, as is the tea rose. I get just a whiff of jasmine, but the patchouli and vanilla bourbon are oddly absent.
- Dry: After 10 hours, I get tea rose and a little jasmine. The throw however, is very weak at this point. When I reapplied it, I as finally able to smell the vanilla bourbon with the tea rose, the pink pepper and jasmine. It’s rather pleasant but not something I’d reach for on a daily basis.
Other Impressions: “It smells like nectarines and cocoa butter. It’s almost like peach, but tarter.” -Tony