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Scent Name: Knee Bolster of Ono
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Shungas
Scent Description and Notes: “Blue lilac, white sage, orris root, sweet pea, a smear of crushed blueberry, and tobacco leaf.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2018/knee-bolster-of-ono/
Oil Color: Clear on my skin.
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 three couples engaged in coitus in various directions.
- ITI: Slushy blueberries, powdered orris and a little something sweet. The lilac, sadly, is a little buggy in the vial. Hopefully, it will temper itself on my skin.
- Wet: Okay, I wasn’t expecting blueberries and…plastic? Now it’s shifting to moth balls. Whatever the note that is reading super strangely for me is, I can’t tell. There’s a little sage and maybe sweet pea, but that mystery note is really making my head spin.
- Dry: Ah, better! Candied blueberries are tangled with sweet pea and orris while the tobacco leaf adds some heady grounding to the other notes. Lilac, thankfully, just adds a vague “purple floral” note to the scent rather than the bugginess that I smelled before.
Other Impressions: “It smells like somebody rubbed fake strawberries on leather.” -Tony