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I love leather and ambrette notes.  This should be a scent made in olfactory heaven.

Scent Name: Narrow Opening

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements V (1/19/12 – 4/30/12)

Scent Description and Notes: “Rum, frankincense, leather accord, bourbon vanilla, champaca flower, and ambrette seed. -BPAL

Oil Color: I cannot tell from the brown apothecary bottle.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle.  The label extends just under halfway around the bottom.  The label features the name of the company and collection in navy block font bracketing a navy text field with cut-outs of the scent name.  The image is a shunga print of couples fornicating.

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  • ITB:  Bourbon vanilla, ambrette, and champaca flower.  The combination smells like a floral banana smoothie to me.
  • Wet:  Champaca flower…oop, there’s that banana again.  Okay, now that I concentrate, there’s bourbon vanilla, ambrette seed, and the tiniest dab of leather. It’s somewhat spicy if I had to categorize this scent.  
  • Dry: Okay, less banana now and more champaca flower, ambrette seed, bourbon, and light frankincense.  It’s nice, but not awesome. 

Other Impressions: “It smells like what I imagine Barbie perfume would smell like.” -Tony