Scent Name: I
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Pleasures of the Imagination: Lupercalia 2017
Scent Description and Notes: “Black amber, leather, and myrrh.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2017/pleasures-of-the-imagination/i/
Oil Color: The color of liquid cinnamon.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a sample from Jenn Nevaril, which has the bottle image on the front, the name of the scent and date hand written on the back above the typed company acronym and decanting information. The label art that would be on the bottle consists of a photograph of a woman mostly unclothed save for an ill-fitting corset whipping a bound woman underneath her.
- ITI: Mmm, that’s a great leather note. It reminds me of the smell of the riding tack room I had on the farm when growing up – soft brown leather, worn, but oiled to preserve the beauty of the bridles and ornately tooled leather saddles. The amber and myrrh elevate that leather note but their resinous allure into a scent that’s both nostalgic and provocative.
- Wet: On my skin, the black amber vaults forward, followed by hints of myrrh. I’m barley picking up the leather note – just an edge of something that isn’t resinous.
- Dry: After 6 hours, the scent is a sensuous, soft combination of sweet myrrh and resinous amber. Not much of the leather remains, but I’m honestly okay with that since I love a good resinous perfume.
Other Impressions: None.