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Scent Name: Cock Cage
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2019: Shunga – Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements 2019
Scent Description and Notes: “Golden amber, apple-crushed oudh, blackened apricot, sweet musk, saffron, neroli, and gilded leather.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/winter-collection/lupercalia-2019/novel-ideas-for-secret-amusements-2019/cock-cage-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: The color of old marmalade.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Absinthetics. Her label features the scent notes on the back along with her decanting information and the scent name. The label art is a shunga woodblock print of a kimono-swathed couple engaging in coitus, women arched back with the male using an aptly-names device on his phallus.
- ITI: At first, it smelled like cat pee for roughly half a second before a lovely apple-oudh and apricot amber note quickly makes me re-think my initial impression. There’s an airy, colder quality to this scent, which might be from the gilded leather note, which is very subtle under the apple-oudh.
- Wet: Cold apple-crusted cat excrement atop saffron and gilded leather. Dang.
- Dry: Okay, that’s so much better now that it has dried. The oudh is ashen and fragile under the strong neroli and amber musk. There’s a sliver of apple underneath that makes this’s ever so slightly green. This is worth the dry-down!
Other Impressions: “Ugh! It smells like nasty-a$$ cat turd rubbed with cheap, dollar-store perfume. Did you put on more of that turd perfume [The Black Snowman]? They need to stop using that note. It’s terribad. That’s a tur-oudh.” -Tony
“Oh, god, Tony’s right! It smells like fresh, wet cat shit…and flowers. It smells like Loki ate a lot of flowers and just diarrhea-d all over the place.” -Kelly