Scent Name: Grooming Scene in a Brothel
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2016: Shunga
Scent Description and Notes: “Vanilla saffron, carnation absolute, bois de rose, myrrh, and sandalwood incense.” https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2016/grooming-scene-brothel/
Oil Color: The color of a diluted yellow mailer.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). I obtained this imp from moons_storm, who includes the notes of the scent on the back, a more transparent version of the bottle art (several courtesans washing and grooming themselves in various levels of dress), along with the scent name, the company acronym, and her decanting information on the front.
- ITI: That’s nice! The carnation is bright, but not overtly spicy due to the gentle vanilla saffron, which adds a lovely creaminess to the scent as a whole.The myrrh, sandalwood, and rose are faintly present, but harder to tease out than the top notes. They round out of the scent with a more gentle and deeper floral incense.
- Wet: Carnation blooms on my wrist, yet the vanilla saffron, rose, and sandalwood surge to catch up. It’s less creamy on my skin and
- Dry: After just over an hour, the scent is only a ghost of what it used to be with just a memory of vanilla and a hazy impression of carnation. I wish this had more staying power.
Other Impressions: None.