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Scent Name: Woman Dragging Her Aroused Lover Across a Bridge
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Shungas
Scent Description and Notes: “Sweet amber and rosewood, wet oak beams, smoky vanilla husk, ambrette seed, and hinoki wood.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/in-memoriam/woman-dragging-her-aroused-lover-across-a-bridge/
Oil Color: The color of honeyed mead.
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 ink drawing of a gleeful woman, partially robed, dragging her very aroused lover across a wooden bridge.
- ITI: Husky vanilla breads itself languidly across the delightful tones of rosewood, full bodied hinoki wood, and a touch of oak. The ambrette seed isn’t too apparent at this stage.
- Wet: Ah, there’s the ambrette, dancing merrily with the amber. While the vanilla husk simmers faintly in the background, the hinoki wood and rosewood notes sing against the sweet resins. As it settles, the smoky quality of the vanilla husk peaks out, adding a lovely complexity to the other notes.
- Dry: Oh, those resins are amazing – rich, full bodied, and sweet without being cloying next to the ambrette seed and deliciously smoky vanilla. The woods intensify the resins, reminding me of a sweeter version of the way Japanese wooden temples smell in the late summer afternoon.
Other Impressions: None.