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Scent Name: Geisha in a Green Kimono
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2016: Shunga – Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements
Scent Description and Notes: “Gunpowder tea, yellow bergamot, white thyme, blackcurrant, red mandarin, wormwood, neroli, and green musk.” -BPAL.org
Oil Color: A cheerful slightly limed pollen 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 is a woodblock print of a woman in a muted green kimono rubbing an amorous male’s phallus while he returns the favor. The image is an unedited version of below:
- ITI: Clean and mouth wateringly refreshing – the mandarin, neroli, and blackcurrant muddled with the thyme and tea so far are really rather sublime, smacking of refined mixed drinks or high-end body wash.
- Wet: Similar on my skin after immediate application, the bergamot and wormwood amp seconds after application, however, rivaling the juicy fruits embittered slightly with hints of zest, neroli, tea, and thyme. I really would love a linen spray in this.
- Dry: Faded mandarin, green tea, and darkly spiced neroli still are distinct, while impressions of musk and bergamot are just mere suggestions in the background. Pleasing, for sure.
Other Impressions: None.