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Scent Name: Humanite

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Devil’s Lovers: Lupercalia 2017

Scent Description and Notes: “Tuberose, white peach, orange blossom, lemon peel, and caramelized vanilla.https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2017/humanite/

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, white letters set against a slightly grey text field centered along the bottom of the label.  Just underneath that is the name of the company in small, bold white font.  The image is a faintly colorized pencil sketch of what looks like a female Greek tragedian wearing a helmet, presenting a skull to the audience.

  • ITB: I’m actually surprised that the first note is a gentle white peach, followed soon thereafter by orange blossom.  As I smell deeper, I get hints of vanilla that warm up the fruity notes. The lemon peel and tuberose aren’t that evident in the bottle.
  • Wet:  The tuberose lunges forward on my skin, powdery and sweet, momentarily blotting out  any of the other notes save orange blossom. I’m really hoping for more citrus from this, honestly. I’m not much of a floral person.
  • Dry: Softly feminine, faintly floral, with just a hint of citrus.  The tuberose has turned pleasantly powdery and overlays nicely across the combination of vanilla, peach and, orange blossom.  To be honest, the last few notes have melded to become slightly reminiscent of a toned-down Orange Julius.  Non-foodies, be assured, this isn’t a cloying scent.  Instead, it’s tastefully floral, powdery, and gently sweet.

Other Impressions: None.