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Scent Name: Maidens in Repose
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2016: Shunga – Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements
Scent Description and Notes: “Black amber, Ceylon cinnamon, Somalian myrrh, and pale incense laced with star anise.” -BPAL.org
Oil Color: A cherried bronze.
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 three courtesans in various states of undress, reclining while pleasuring themselves.
- ITI: That’s so strange. I’m certainly getting Ceylon cinnamon, but something reminds me of a strong soap.
- Wet: I don’t know why, but this seems like kitchen-spice cleaning product on my skin. The individual notes usually work with my skin chemistry, but something is just off.
- Dry: Thankfully, a 10 hours dry-down does this scent some good: hints of cinnamon and faded incense with a whisper of star anise. Much better.
Other Impressions: None.