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Scent Name: Awabi Divers
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2014: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements VII
Scent Description and Notes: “Polished ebony, ho wood, apricot peel, patchouli-infused vanilla husk, Lebanese cedar, and vetiver.“ -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 two women experimenting with what looks like a sea cucumber.
- ITI: The wood notes here are gorgeous – rich in body, fragrant, and slightly sweet, while the vanilla note has a creaminess that it adds to scent as a whole. Gorgeous!
- Wet: The vanilla and patchouli are so rich that they are almost buttery but at the same time are sweet, fragrant, and earthy. All of this overlays the wood notes, which are still fragrant and slightly resinous. There is a touch of apricot peel, finishing the scent off with an innocent sweetness.
- Dry: The vanilla is much more pronounced as it dries, steering the scent more toward sweet and cloying than woody, earthy, or resinous. Thankfully, however, the other notes keep it just in check enough to make it a delightful, rich vanilla-infused scent.
Other Impressions: None.