Scent Name: Night Scene
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2016: Shungas 2016
Scent Description and Notes: “Blue musk, white frankincense, wisteria blossoms, and lemon peel.”–https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/in-memoriam/lupercalia-2016/night-scene/
Oil Color: A creamy white.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a sample from moons_storm. The label has the imagine of the front, the company acronym in bold block font, the name of the scent in bold font under, and the decanter information in lower case at the bottom. The back features the notes of the scent. The art itself is a black and white imagine of a couple making love under a full moon.
- ITI: My first impression is that this is more on the soapy side than I’d like. It’s certainly clean, but it reminds me of the soap in 5 star hotels. It starts out with a brief introduction of lemon peel, which quickly fades to the clean, soapy, and slightly biting combination of blue musk and wisteria blossoms. The frankincense lurks along the bottom of the notes, which is too bad as it would remove some of that soapy feeling if it was more of a heart note.
- Wet: The lemon peel lingers longer on my skin, but is soon overcome by the wisteria and blue musk while the frankincense softens the sharp, clean floral and musk just a little. It reminds me of an evening bath before bedtime.
- Dry: After 10 hours, the scent that remains is light wisteria, faint, powdery musk, and a touch of frankincense smoke. I like it much more now that it isn’t so strong.