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Scent Name: II

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Pleasures of the Imagination: Lupercalia 2017

Scent Description and Notes: “White tobacco, leather, and white sandalwood.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2017/pleasures-of-the-imagination/ii/

Oil Color: Clear on my skin.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard BPAL brown apothecary bottle.  The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in bold, red Roman numerals set to the bottom right of the label.  To the right and along the bottom of the label, going over the scent name, is the name of the company in small, bold white font.  Above that is the name of the collection in a lovely white cursive script.   The image is of a vintage topless woman donning a black leather mask and bending a whip in front of her.

  • ITB: Whew, that is some leather there.  The leather note is so overpowering on first sniff, making me think it’s a newer black leather note.  It’s certainly strong, enhanced by the driving power of the  thick tobacco.
  • Wet:  Strong tobacco permeates the air, followed by almost cloying sandalwood and the thick note of leather pulses heavily just underneath.
  • Dry: Wow, this mellows out to a lovely scent on my skin – seductive and sweetly resinous, like a good underground club. The tobacco and sandalwood are almost sugary when  dried, and the tobacco, no longer overbearing, resonates on the same frequency as the other notes.

Other Impressions: “It has a weird honey maple undertone to it.” -Tony