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Scent Name: Twilight Grooming Scene
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Shungas
Scent Description and Notes: “A vibrant green chypre with orange blossom, pine needles, and violet leaf.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2018/twilight-grooming-scene/
Oil Color: A very faint white wine color.
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 4 courtesans in various states of undress, grooming themselves.
- ITI: What a lovely green chypre supported by gentle violet leaf and a soft, almost musky orange blossom note. I don’t get any of the pine (and honestly, this scent is absolutely gorgeous without it).
- Wet: The orange blossom shines on the skin against the verdant chypre while a softly sweet pine note threads itself between the other evident notes.
- Dry: The green chypre settles down brilliantly to a sleepy, mossy musk nestled amongst the light violet leaf note and mildly sweet orange blossom. I don’t get any pine at this point, and frankly, I’m fine with it. It’s a lovely, gentle scent.
Other Impressions: “Interesting. It’s indistinct, but pleasant.” -Tony