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I just realized that I have 21 more older Lupercalia imps to review (of which I know). Yikes! I’m sure this will keep me occupied until the I get my decants from from the Lab’s current Lupercalia release.
Scent Name: Embracing Komachi
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2016: Shunga – Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements
Scent Description and Notes: “Iris blossom, violet leaf, grey amber, soft white leather, a drop of coconut and a sliver of angelica seed.” -BPAL.org
Oil Color: A lovely snow in the sunlight colored oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Absinthetics. Her label features the scent notes on the back along with her decanting information and the scent name. The label art is a woodblock print of two figures, a woman whose back is toward the viewer and another who is facing toward her. I can’t see much more detail than that, however.
- ITI: Iris and violet florals shrouded in a silvered cool mist. I’m not getting much else beyond that. I am a little worried about that iris on my skin, though.
- Wet: Phew, yep, that iris sure is buggy on my skin. I’m having trouble getting past that note. Part of me is debating washing it off, but I do want to smell how it shifts once it dries. I think there might be a hint of coconut there, but the iris dominates excessively for me.
- Dry: This didn’t last the 8 hours between home and work, so I had to retest. After 1 hour, I’m still getting silvered iris with a hint of violet, although a sliver of leather fades in and out of detection. It isn’t enough to save it for me. In the swap pile it goes.
Other Impressions: “There’s something lightly burnt, but also leathery. Actually, yeah, it’s like leather and Russian tea.”-Tony