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Scent Name: Caressing The Wild Rabbit
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Shungas
Scent Description and Notes: “White tea, honeycomb, vanilla orchid, and a drop of soft sandalwood.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2018/caressing-the-wild-rabbit/
Oil Color: It has a very faint yellow tinge on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted by Mystery213. The back of the label has the scent notes and the decanting information. The label features the label art that would have appeared on the bottle on front, which is a Japanese woodblock print of a close up of a woman’s vulva being caressed.
- ITI: The white tea note here is simply lovely, like a sweeter, slightly more floral and resinous version of Whittard’s Chelsea Garden tea. It’s sophisticated, dewy, and vibrantly pristine thanks to the vanilla orchid. Certainly, it’s very evocative of early spring.
- Wet: While it’s less sweet initially, it is similar to the notes in the imp, but there’s something that reminds me of ripe nectarine underneath it all. It actually makes my mouth water! The sandalwood billows out from underneath these notes as the scent settles on my skin, yet careful to highlight the vanilla orchid and the tea without overpowering them or even opposing them. It’s a surprisingly harmonious blend so far.
- Dry: The tea note stays pretty consistent over the last hour of the dry-down. The nectarine impression I was getting has now vanished. What I have left is the lovely, bright tea note, a ghost of sandalwood, and a very subtle, slightly creamy vanilla note blanketed by the white tea.
Other Impressions: This is one of my all-stars for Black Phone ix Alchemy Lab’s Lupercalia release.