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Scent Name: Tennis Match

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Liber Amicorum – Joannes Carolus Erlenwein

Scent Description and Notes: “Crushed grass, dandelion sap, green oakmoss, lettuce leaf, and white pepper.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/in-memoriam/tennis-match/

Oil Color: Colorless.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted by TrailerTrashPrincess.  The back of the label has the scent name, while the front has the decanter’s name, symbol, and company acronym.  The label art is as follows:

  • ITI: Waves of delicious, freshly cut grass laps up against freshly plucked dandelion stems while paper wavers between the two notes.  It’s very green, but I do wish the sap were tampered with a bit of sweet to counter-act some of that acridity.
  • Wet: Whoa, that’s a whole mess of dandelion sap on me. Briefly, I get some of that more watery, soft lettuce note and a touch of moss before the dandelion comes back again.  The grass tries to weave its way between the these notes, but it often gets lost by the more dominant dandelion.
  • Dry: Thankfully, the bitterness of the dandelion dissipates, there’s still  a fair share of the sap that drives the rest of the perfume.  I get a little bit of the pepper and a sliver of grass and moss. It’s a harsh, clean green that’s a bit too green for me, shockingly enough.

Other Impressions:  “It smells like shaking a shower with Irish Spring in a florists’s shop that specializes in roses.” -Tony

 

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