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Scent Name: Lips Full of Lust and Laughter

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Lupercalia 2013: Our Lady of Pain (2/14/13-4/01/13)

Scent Description and Notes: “O lips full of lust and of laughter,
Curled snakes that are fed from my breast,
Bite hard, lest remembrance come after
And press with new lips where you pressed.

Red musk, wildflower honey, elemi, tangerine, and mint.” -BPAL

Oil Color: A nice whiskey color. 

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Absinthetics.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent, the title of the scent in orange, the company acronym in bold, and her decanting information. The image on the front label is a detailed ink drawing of what reminds me of Mary, but multiple swords seem to be driven into her heard while he prays, adorned in gorgeously detailed vestments.  Above her head and crown, a black flame hovers.

Scent: 

  • ITI: It’s a citrusy scent with some slightly exotic complexity from the elemi with a little sweet musk underneath.
  • Wet: The most and wildflower honey are sweet and seem to push even the citrus out of the way.
  • Dry: The wildflower honey and red musk are still dominant  but I get the faintest impression of tangerine.  It’s a bit foody, actually.

Other Impressions: “Nag champa.” -Tony

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