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Scent Name: Dalliance with an Amorous Bat Demon
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2020: Shunga – Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements
Scent Description and Notes: “Honeyed patchouli, sweet benzoin, smoky labdanum, and white sandalwood.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/novel-ideas-for-secret-amusements-shunga-2020/dalliance-with-an-amorous-bat-demon-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: A faintly amber oil on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in bolded and shadowed golden yellow block font just above the company name, which is in a smaller version of the a shadowed white version of the name’s font. The label is an unedited image of the following:
- ITI: Ooooh, that’s sexy – heady, warm patchouli, earthy and dripping with smooth honey, twines itself around a shadowy labdanum and woody, dark resins. There’s a hint of chocolate cola here, too, which adds to the allure. While Revenant Rhythm is similar in its honeyed patchouli, it’s more sugared whereas Dalliance with an Amorous Bat Demon is much more shadowed, smokey resin with heavy woodiness.
- Wet: Dark and dashing! Smoked labdanum laced with a touch of herbal astringency drapes across the deliciously sexy and earthy honeyed patchouli like a well-worn leather jacket, enhanced with smoldering benzoin and a breath of sandalwood.
- Dry: Six hours after application, smoked labdanum, softer but still singed, pairs wonderfully with earthily sweet honeyed patchouli and faded wood, laced with a thin strand of diaphanous resins. Oooh, this is a wonderfully naughty and I imagine will age brilliantly.
Other Impressions: “All I’m getting a spicy Thai basil, rosemary, and a powdery amber supporting the whole thing, but way forward of the basil, a veritable snoot-full.” -Tony