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Scent Name: Mars Ultor
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2015: Ode to Mars 2015
Scent Description and Notes: “MARS ULTOR
Mars the Avenger
Black amber and smoky vanilla with cistus, benzoin, caramelized tobacco, and blackened nutmeg.” -BPAL.org
Oil Color: A fiery cherry brandy colored oil.
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 features a black and white photograph of a rather muscular younger man, completely nude and oiled, holding a whip. The label art is as follows:
- ITI: Oh, that’s lovely! I’m getting deliciously smoked amber vanilla set against lightly caramelized tobacco and benzoin with a sliver of perhaps a cistus cologne. I’m not getting much nutmeg at this point, but I don’t mind one bit.
- Wet: This reads as more clean once applied as the benzoin and cistus push toward the top on my skin, followed by a breathy nutmeg, hints of amber cologne, and a touch of sweetened smoke. Tobacco and vanilla, where are you?
- Dry: Ooh, that’s fantastic! Warm blackened amber and cistus over tobacco and smoked vanilla, edged with light benzoin.
Other Impressions: None.