Scent Name: Diversions in the Chashitsu
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2014: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements VI
Scent Description and Notes: “Green tea, yellow sandalwood, apple blossom, and white bamboo.“ -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 a geisha’s back while she is fanned and kissed by her lover, who is also obscured.
- ITB: It reminds me of early spring in the apple orchard when I was a child. The apple blossom note here is lovely, light, and fresh. When paired with the sandalwood and bamboo, it produces something that is subtle, feminine, nostalgic, and just delightful.
- Wet: The bamboo and tea are much stronger on my skin, which is disappointing as it takes more of a clean, hard line that seems at discord with the apple blossom.
- Dry: It’s light and gentle, like a vintage powder room. Pretty.
Other Impressions: None.