BPAL, green mint, green tea, green tea leaf, king mandarin, limited edition, Lupercalia 2014, Lupercalia 2014: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements VII, mandarin, Mint, Musk, Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements, Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements VII, tea, white musk
Scent Name: Treasure Ship Coming In
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2014: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements VII
Scent Description and Notes: “King mandarin, green mint, green tea leaf, and white musk.“ -BPAL
Oil Color: A crystal light yellow -as it aged but still brilliantly clear.
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 in green. The front of the label has the same image that appeared on the bottle’s label, which is a shunga print of a couple pleasuring on another and a split image of a geisha changing and a ninja looking on from outside.
- ITI: Oh, it’s bright, slightly citrus-y, but tempered well by the mint and the tea. It reminds me of the chocolate mint star mints but without the chocolate.
- Wet: Deliciously juicy and slightly bitter mandarin weaves itself around the mint and tea, forming a delightfully bright scent that is as invigorating as it is uplifting. The musk serves as a nice base note, supporting the other scents while not being overtly obvious.
- Dry: After a shower, the still lingers, smelling of tea, musk, and the impression of a mandarin eaten several hours ago. It’s nice in any iteration.
Other Impressions: None.