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Scent Name: Lighting the Lantern
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2020: Shunga – Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements
Scent Description and Notes: “Yuzu fruit, white cedar, bergamot, and shimmery yellow musk.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/novel-ideas-for-secret-amusements-shunga-2020/lighting-the-lantern-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: A creamed honey colored oil.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Yowahoshihime. Her label features the scent notes on the back along with her decanting information and the scent name. The front of the label contains the company acronym and collection name and date. The label art is similar to below, without the editing:
- ITI: Oh yes, that is wonderful. Sharply mouth-watering yuzu is tempered with a sparkling, effervescent yellow musk. There’s a sliver of cedar far below the lovely citrus musk notes, but it’s soft and subdued compared to the bright top notes.
- Wet: It’s a bit muskier on my skin after initial application, but them the delightful yuzu cuts through some of that, making me think of the juice spraying into the air while pealing the citrus. A hint of florid earthiness is shadowed far below, making me think of softly dancing lantern light.
- Dry: After 6 hours, The scent has settled into a lovely yellowed bergamot musk with a hint of sweetness from the yuzu. I’m not picking up much cedar, but I love the musky, soft citrus take of this scent as is.
Other Impressions: “It smells like kiwi and rosemary.” -Tony