Scent Name: Lovers Embrace Under a Cock Kimono
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements: Lupercalia 2017
Scent Description and Notes: “Amber and balsam peru with patchouli, blood orange, and rose geranium.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2017/lovers-embrace-under-a-cock-kimono/
Oil Color: The color of filtered apple juice with a touch more yellow.
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 features two loves, clothed only in open juban, kissing under a kimono with an elaborate rooster design spread across it.
- ITI: Mmm, it reminds me of Pledge polishing oil in the best possible way.The blood orange skews a bit more lemon-like when combined with the earthy patchouli and balsam peru. It’s definitively a soothing and nostalgic scent for me so far.
- Wet: The scent stays close to what it was in the bottle, but the blood orange is just a bit foodier now that the amber has emerged on my skin.
- Dry: Wow, that’s shifted quite noticeably. After about 6 hours, the scent is a lovely, mellow combination of soft amber gently mingling with blood orange blossoms and lovely rose geranium. The balsam is very faint, but it adds more depth to the scent by providing a resinous base, making the scent a creamier nearly vanillad slightly sensuous floral. Yum! This is definitely worth the dry-down.
Other Impressions: “It’s like dusty but spicy. I smell spices in it, but it also smells old. I guess that’s better than dusty. Like antique. Spicy and antique.” -Kelly