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Day 365:  This feels like such an amazing obstacle to have accomplished.  While it has been a struggle on occasion when caught by the sniffles or swamped by finals, I have completed a review each and every day for 365 days.

Scent Name:  Ronin

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Lupercalia 2010: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements III: 1/19/10-4/30/10

Scent Description and Notes: “White sandalwood, rice flower, honey, black pepper, and oakmoss.” -BPAL

Oil Color:  A bright, clear “Yellow Lantern” magnolia 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 ninja watching a couple copulate.

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  • ITI:  It’s warm, exotic  and spicy.  I can get the black pepper clearly paired with the white sandalwood and the greenness of the oakmoss, while just a touch of the sandalwood sweetens the scent ever so slightly.
  • Wet: Honey, sandalwood, oakmoss, and pepper.  
  • Dry:  I get pepper that tickles my nose embedded in soft honey musk and sandalwood.  

Other Impressions: “Mint and apple.” -Tony