Since Lupercalia scents just dropped on Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, I thought I’d go through my older, un-reviewed Lupercalia scents while I wait for my new order to arrive.
Scent Name: Lenus Mars
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – In Memoriam: Lupercalia 2015: Ode to Mars
Scent Description and Notes: “Mars the Healer
Roman chamomile, white musk, and ambergris.” –bpal.org
Oil Color: Colorless.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard imp from Absinthetics. It features the name of the scent, the notes, and the decanting information on the back, and the image of the bottle on the front. The image of a decently muscular male posing in nude, his hands behind his lower back, thrusting forward his nether-regions.
- ITI: Soft yet forcefully quieting, the Roman chamomile dominates the scent while just a sliver of the sweet ambergris is allowed to beak from beneath chamomile’s folds.
- Wet: The chamomile has taken over, turning the scent on my skin to herbal lozenges. The white musk is sharp and attacks my nostrils – not pleasant, but I have hope that the ambergris will help settle all the hash herbal tones in the dry phase.
- Dry: As expected, the ambergris is this scent’s savior. Now, it’s a soft, almost floral amalgamation of ambergris and white musk (no longer sharp, but gentle and almost powdery). There’s a touch of chamomile underneath, but not overly herbal or overpowering. Much improved!
Other Impressions: None