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Scent Name: The Pearl in the Volcano
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Shungas
Scent Description and Notes: “Rice milk, warm myrrh, red currant, red amber cream, and a trickle of vetiver.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2018/the-pearl-in-the-volcano/
Oil Color: Colorless.
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 a very detailed vulva.
- ITI: Hmm, not sure if I like this. The red currant reminds me of fruity bathroom air freshener (the soy kind) with hints of cream and something a little sharp underneath, which might be the vetiver.
- Wet: The red currant on my skin is less air freshener and more cough syrup (almost cherry), followed by amber and and a vetiver note that reminds me of moth balls. I’m starting to think that red currant and I just don’t play well together.
- Dry: Much better dried. The currant, now much more mellow, provides a sweet sophistication next to the now more prominently delicious, creamy resins.
Other Impressions: This one is very much worth the dry-down.