Scent Name: Le Rideau Cramoisi
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – The Devil’s Lovers: Lupercalia 2017
Scent Description and Notes: “Honeyed leather and tonka with clove, champaca musk, and opium tar.” –https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2017/le-rideau-cramoisi/
Oil Color: Peach juice on a warm summer day.
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 drawing of a woman nude underneath a curtain, which is held back by someone in the foreground. The image itself looks to be ink on colored paper.
- ITI: Part of me wonders if this is even the right scent. It smells like peach musk spread over chapmaca resin and a smattering of opium tar. Oh, sexy.
- Wet: Well, there goes the peach. Now, the scent is warmed over via the clove and champaca musk, while tonka and the sweetened leather, which is very faint, sweeten up the scent as a whole. A few minutes in, the honey kicks into full effect, and on me, it smells like bathroom cleaner. Dang it!
- Dry: The honey has decreased some, so it isn’t quite as cloying. There’s some muskiness from the champaca left and just a hint of leather and tonka. I do wish the clove and the opium tar notes were longer lasting. This would be a rather enjoyable scent if it weren’t for that dreaded honey note.
Other Impressions: “It’s like what if that scented bathroom spray were classy.” -Tony