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Scent Name: Fortuna Obsequens
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Hymn to Fortuna 2018
Scent Description and Notes: “The Fortunes of Love and Beauty
A hymn to romance and glamour, passion and virility, seduction and delight: red roses and blood musk enveloped in a haze of blackcurrant, red patchouli, leather accord, and black oudh.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/in-memoriam/lupercalia/lupercalia-2018/hymn-to-fortuna-2018/fortuna-obsequens/
Oil Color: A thin white tea colored oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Mystery213. Her label features the scent notes on the back along with her decanting information while the front of the label features the image name, collection name, company name, and image art. The image art is as follows:
- ITI: Oh, well, there’s black oudh in here for sure mixed with a deep loamy patchouli and a synthetic blackcurrant with a touch of blood musk. The scent feels discordant and abrasive to me, but then again, black oudh and I are not on great terms. This is what I anticipated Fortuna Belli would be like just based on the name.
- Wet: Whoa, that’s so different on my skin. It has some cool rose tones just over blood musk, red patchouli, and hints of resin, leather, and oudh. Thankfully, the oudh doesn’t smell like excrement on my skin. Instead, I would say this is heavy rose and and dragon’s blood dominant at this stage.
- Dry: At hour two, the black oudh flared, then was quickly pulled back into patchouli earthiness. However, at hour 4, all that’s left on my skin is a vague dark earthiness with a hint of blood musk and oudh. I’m surprised it vanished so quickly, honestly.
Other Impressions: “Overtly sexy pine cones. Like, uncomfortably so.” -Tony