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Scent Name: Resuscitation
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2020: Shunga – Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements
Scent Description and Notes: “Toasted sandalwood, frankincense, hinoki wood, hay absolute, peru balsam, choya ral, and ambergris accord.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/novel-ideas-for-secret-amusements-shunga-2020/resuscitation-perfume-oil/
Choyal Ral is a balsam from the Sal Tree and tends to smell like smoked dry woods with amber undertones
Oil Color: Colorless 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:
- ITB: More resinously woody than expected, the hinoki wood and frankincense are round and aromatic, slightly dry and smoked, while the warm hay absolute. ambergris, sweet and faintly animalistic and waxy, alongside the slightly astringent peru balsam round the scent.
- Wet: Smoked woods on my skin border on mesquite first, before the scent shifts animalistic ambergris and toasted sandalwood atop frankincense and dry smoked woods with waxy undertones.
- Dry: This didn’t past the 12 hour test, so I had to reapply and retest without a shorter time window. After an hour and a half, the scent is ambergris heavy, waxy and warmly animalistic, just above dry baslam, smoked leather-like choya ral and sandalwood, paired with a hint of the lovely wood hinoki astringency.
Other Impressions: “Old leather, cigar, and nutmeg.”-Tony