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Scent Name: Vivid Enjoyment Of The Memory Of Rupture (“Rapture” on the label, “Rupture” on the website)
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Shungas
Scent Description and Notes: “Rice milk, white ginger, oakmoss, ti leaf, and cardamom pod..” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2018/vivid-enjoyment-of-the-memory-of-rupture/
Oil Color: Colorless
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted by Mystery213. The back of the label has the scent notes and the decanting information. The label features the label art that would have appeared on the bottle on front, which is a Japanese woodblock print of a woman thinking about a phallus while pleasuring herself.
- ITI: Very interesting. The scent is faintly creamy, but more robustly spicy with just a hint of green sweetness. The white ginger, rice milk, and cardamom pod remind me of a very sexy horchata, although there’s a bit more green in this and a very faint peach undertone.
- Wet: The ginger is a bit spicier on my skin, like freshly grated ginger rather than ginger typically found in mainstream perfumes. I’m still getting something reminiscent of peach just between the cardamom, ti leaf, and faint oakmoss. The rice milk was present upon immediate application, but it settles much further into the background, leaving a pleasingly sharp ginger with invigorating green and woodsy tones.
- Dry: The sharp spiciness dissipates after a few minutes, replaced by a powdered, pleasant ginger, softened by gentle rice milk, which is warmed with a cardamom musk. After 6 hours, I’m left with a delightfully subtle combination of ginger powder and creamy rice milk. Very enjoyable, especially since the scent shifts in so many interesting ways as it settles on the skin.
Other Impressions: “Wow, that smells like tobacco.” -Tony